2g iPhone in Hong Kong

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  1. heatguts58 macrumors member

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    Does the EDGE network work in Hong Kong? I might be moving there in the fall.
     
  2. Theaser macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure Hong Kong is more advanced than that now, but I think it's still up. They are planning to install a 4G network and completely dismantle the EDGE network.
     
  3. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a

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    they dont even have a edge network there i believe so basically you have a brick if you try to use your first gen phone there. They only use hsdpa over there. sorry though look into a cheap 3g phone that you can buy unlocked or buy a 3g iphone over there, it can be unlocked over there too
     
  4. ttt123 macrumors newbie

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    Edge in HK

    Edge/GPRS is available in HK. Have been using it on Peoples, and other people have used it on other service providers. As far as I know, all the service providers still provide Edge as a fallback. Even on THREE, which is the authorized 3G iPhone seller in HK, when I shut 3G off, I am still able to get connectivity via GPRS. As far as what the long term plans are, I do not know. But I would guess that the operators will not disable Edge/GPRS until there is no longer a requirement for it, which means that all users will no longer be using devices that need GPRS, and they will all have paid for 3G dataplans. And I can assure you that we are not there yet.
     
  5. ttt123 macrumors newbie

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    2G iPhone in HK

    And to be more specific, 2G iPhones are in widespread use in HK.
     
  6. FilipH macrumors regular

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    I was with 3 in Hong Kong and used their 3G networks. When there was bad reception, it went to Edge indeed. Definitly 100% available. But i'd suggest you to buy a 3G there. The price is quite right over there.

    http://www.three.com.hk (select English option). And on the HK apple site you can buy the iphone 3g unlocked ...
     
  7. Minus Human macrumors member

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    They're talkin' 'bout Hong Kong here, not warsaw :cool:

    1. HK has an EDGE network
    2. First Gens are widespread
    3. HK's iPhones are FACTORY UNLOCKED
     
  8. citizenwp macrumors newbie

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    Maybe you will feel it is sold so cheap in Hongkong and purchase several when u r return.:D
     
  9. meowJING macrumors newbie

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  10. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Anyone knows if you can get Edge/GPRS on a prepaid card? If so, which carrier, and what was the rate of prepaid data there?
     
  11. skis macrumors newbie

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    YES, the carrier "3" is bad in 3G reception.
    NO! while carrier "3" no 3G coverage, it went to GPRS , not EDGE!!

    EDGE is different from GPRS. EDGE is way faster than GPRS.

    I knew carrier "People" do provide EDGE. You have to research more.
     

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