1. confrontation, Feb 18, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012

    confrontation macrumors newbie

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    Hello , sorry if this has been posted b4.
    Im from New Zealand and Im wanting to know if a iPhone 4s with a bad ESN from the USA (sprint or verizon networks) can be used on a network here in New Zealand?
    We use WCDMA and GSM here in New Zealand.

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks
    Greg
     
  2. Marlon_JBT macrumors 6502

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    #2
    No. WCDMA is not... CDMA.

    Bad ESN or not, it's not going to work.
     
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    Maybe. Telecom won't connect any more phones to the legacy CDMA network, but if the SIM slot is unlocked then you can use a Telecom WCDMA SIM or Vodafone/2degrees SIM.
     
  4. confrontation thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know WCDMA is not CDMA , I know alot about phones and that , but I know nothing about bad ESN's.

    I see the iPhone 4s is

    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    CDMA 800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

    we are GSM 850 and WCDMA 850/2100 in New Zealand.

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    I know Telecom is shutting down the CDMA Network.
    Im just unsure about phones with a Bad ESN from another country being able to work here with our Networks.

    As the iPhone4s is
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    CDMA 800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

    Im hoping it will work on WCDMA as to my understanding ESN's are more to do with CDMA networks.

    Thanks
     
  5. confrontation, Feb 19, 2012
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  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Is it an iphone 4 or 4S?
    If its a 4S with its GSM side unlocked for global use then you're good.
     
  8. confrontation thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is a 4s.
    Thanks.

    Sorry for my double post.
     

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