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Topic # 55483 5-Jan-2010 18:30
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Do these two go well together or is the lack of data plans counter intuitive to owning an iphone?

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  Reply # 287231 5-Jan-2010 18:37
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Best Option for iphone 3G and 3Gs

#1 Telecom XT - Will have 100% 3g Coverage when in Telecom Coverage running on 850mhz and Data Plans
#2 Vodafone - You will only have 3g Coverage when in Big City's running on 2100mhz and 2g else where with the iphone not supporting vodafones extended 3g 900mhz network. They have realivtly the same Data Plans as XT

#3 2Degrees - 2G Only ATM although if you are on 2degrees network (not roaming on Vodafones) you will get EDGE which is faster than vodafone 2g. Data is EXPENSIVE at $0.50c /mb and no data plans

iPhone 2g (OLD Silver Back one)

Vodafone 2g would provide data plans.

2Degrees would be faster if you use there own network running on Edge but once again expensive at $0.50c /mb

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 287232 5-Jan-2010 18:37

iPhone is designed to be always online. It's possible to block data by loading the custom carrier file from iPhonewzealand ( and changing the APN to be invalid.

Hopefully they'll get their act together soon.


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  Reply # 288126 8-Jan-2010 14:13
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I didn't realise the iPhone was HSDPA 850/1900/2100. If that is true for the NZ iPhones (guess it is...) that makes them *really* a Telecom XT phone outside of most Vodafone's long-range / low-density UMTS frequency is 900.....not 850.

I didn't know that about the iPhone. Still not sure I do know it...despite checking the Apple web site. No wonder they are on AT&T in the US (UMTS 850 and another).

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  Reply # 288795 10-Jan-2010 20:53
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Heaps of people on 2DM using iphones. EDGE isn't bad for a handheld device

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  Reply # 288797 10-Jan-2010 20:54

50c/MB isn't good for handheld devices.

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  Reply # 288835 11-Jan-2010 00:22
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still cheaper than sms for updating statuses etc on twitter and FB.


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