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Thread: Best cell phone company for 3G

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    Default Best cell phone company for 3G

    Who's best for 3G? [already have iPhone]

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    oh yes to clarify, must be a GSM cell service

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    Only 3G and GSM is Vodafone.

    Telecom don't have a GSM network - only 3G.

    2 Degrees only have a GSM network - not 3G.

    Any particular reason you need to have the GSM as well?

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    Will the I phone work with either extended 3G? I though most phones were Either 900/2100 OR 850/2100. With Vodaphone NZ on the 900/2100 and XT on 850/2100.

    Not wishing to perpetuate myths, but everything I've seen about XT didn't inspire confidence if you want to rely on your phone for calls. May be worth checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James 1077 View Post
    Only 3G and GSM is Vodafone.

    Telecom don't have a GSM network - only 3G.

    2 Degrees only have a GSM network - not 3G.

    Any particular reason you need to have the GSM as well?
    2 Degrees are about to launch their 3G service, however they did say early 2010 so I wonder if it is delayed for some reason?

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    We're on Vodafone with our iPhone. It's okay. But with all the horror stories I've heard about Telecom's XT network I wouldn't want to try it for awhile until they get the bugs sorted out.

    Not sure about 2.

    Where are you coming from? Is your iPhone already unlocked (jailbroken?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilanium View Post
    Is your iPhone already unlocked (jailbroken?).
    just to clarify: jailbroken and unlocked are 2 different things

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    good point, but I believe (mind I'm not an expert) that in order to unlock your iPhone you may need to jailbreak it. I think I heard something about that. But I'm really tired today so I could be making things up.

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    Jailbreak means using the hooky software, unlocked means paying the network you bought the phone from. You'd not normally do both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilanium View Post
    good point, but I believe (mind I'm not an expert) that in order to unlock your iPhone you may need to jailbreak it. I think I heard something about that. But I'm really tired today so I could be making things up.
    No not true at all. O2 unlocked my iphone via a web request in about 5 days for no cost as I was on a monthly plan.

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