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Will This Work Down Under?

265 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 30, 2007 10:39 PM by hads182 RSS
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Jun 30, 2007 10:09 PM
Hi All, Any help is much appreciated. I am looking at buying one of these phones through a mate in the states, because I cannot wait until late next year before we in Australia can get them. I want to know a couple of things, first is the Iphone is mult-regional? And will it accept my existing sim card? I realise that our mobile service providers may not be able to activate the internet and things like that. But I need to know if the actual phone (ringing people) will operate here. I really hope it does, I don't want to spend US $700 and find out I can't use it. I thought maybe some of you more tech savvy guys and gals may be able to help me out... Thanks to anyone who responds! Cheers, Craig
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  • Dive-RSQ Calculating status...
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    Jun 30, 2007 10:12 PM (in response to hads182)
    Dude buy it. Its gonna work great down under. No worries.
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  • selfmadewinter Calculating status...
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    Jun 30, 2007 10:18 PM (in response to hads182)
    I have read alot of posts on here so far asking "will the i phone work in *not united states*" and pretty much the universal answer is no. Even if you did have at&t down there, with the activation nightmare that are going on where it is supposed to work, Im almost positive it will not work anywhere else. Also to activate it you have to have a US address and SSN. Not trying to be rude, just trying to save you from wasting $500+ dollars
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  • Dive-RSQ Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 30, 2007 10:22 PM (in response to selfmadewinter)
    Hes right.. I was kidding. IT WONT WORK DOWN UNDER.

    its just that every new persons that logs on never searches for anything and asks the same questions time after time after time.
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  • Andrew J Level 3 Level 3 (790 points)
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    Jun 30, 2007 10:24 PM (in response to hads182)
    Hang on there. iPhone is sim card locked, and will only work with AT&T in the US. You can buy one, set up with AT&T and have it set up for roaming, but as for using it with Telstra Optus or others, you'll have to wait til January. Sorry.
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  • Dive-RSQ Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 30, 2007 10:27 PM (in response to selfmadewinter)
    Maybe at&t has all there antennas down under and thats why were are having such problems with a signal here. Just kidding just kidding.
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • selfmadewinter Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Jun 30, 2007 10:28 PM (in response to Dive-RSQ)
    yeah I have been noticing that most people are not searching before asking questions, especially with the out of country usage
    Macbook, iPhone 8GB, Mac OS X (10.4.10)

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