The wife and i are both up for new phones and are looking to make the break to smartphones. All of our friends have the iphone and all seem pretty happy with them. We are going to do a 3 months tour of ireland, england and europe in may next year and have a few questions. Once you convert the currency they seem to be no cheaper in the UK than in NZ.
1. If we buy here at home unlocked, will it work in UK and europe? Will we have to buy multiple sim cards to avoid high cross network fees?
2. Are we better off buying an unlocked UK phone and then bring it back to nz to fit a NZ SIM or do NZ networks not support unlocked UK phones?
Also are there any other pitfalls in using a NZ iphone in uk/europe or a UK phone in NZ? I assume WIFI is the same, not interested in 3G but it could be usefull when travelling i guess?