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iPhones coming to New Zealand?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Mar 2008 18:37 User comments (4)

iPhones coming to New Zealand? TeleGeography, a research firm, has reported that New Zealand will be expanding its cellular networks and that iPhones could be on the way.
Telecom New Zealand's director of mobile operations, Martin Butler added that it is a "good inference that the company will bring over the iPhone." The communications company is currently building a brand new $300 million NZD GSM/EDGE network which should be able to support the 850MHz Frequency of the iPhone. The new expansion of the network is expected by November and will reach 97 percent of New Zealand's residents.

Butler also noted however that the network will support 3G broadband, but for the first few months or so it will only cover NZ's three largest cities, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. "To achieve anything above EDGE -- a "2.5G" technology -- many users will need to fall back to the company's CDMA network, which supports EVDO Revision A," he added.



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4 user comments

130.3.2008 20:03
SamNz
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cool i geuss, they will still be insanely expensive and cost a sh*tload to use, nz sucks (apart from texting 2000txts a month for $10)

230.3.2008 20:48
tripplite
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i wonder if its worth it, im sure those who wanted them there already got them and unlocked them......

330.3.2008 23:28

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i wonder if its worth it, im sure those who wanted them there already got them and unlocked them......
the only problem is thats only for the vodafone network. so it is if you want choice :P lol

431.3.2008 6:00

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i wonder if its worth it, im sure those who wanted them there already got them and unlocked them......
the only problem is thats only for the vodafone network. so it is if you want choice :P lol
Huh ?? can you even read,show me where it states vodophone is deploying it,& if 'm not mistaken iphones have to be hacked to get them to work on a vodophone network
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Telecom New Zealand's director of mobile operations, Martin Butler added that it is a "good inference that the company will bring over the iPhone." The communications company is currently building a brand new $300 million NZD GSM/EDGE

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