Buying an iPhone 5 in NZ for when i return back to the UK

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by OwenMeasures, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. OwenMeasures macrumors 6502

    OwenMeasures

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    Hi,

    I am currently travelling New Zealand, i have just sold my UK 4S in order to buy the 5 when available to pre order, can someone tell me if i buy one from Apple.co.nz website, so from Apple direct... will it be ok to use on O2 when i return to the UK?
     
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    Nermal

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    #2
    NZ iPhones are factory unlocked and will work with O2. The specific model for NZ hasn't been announced so it may not function with European LTE bands, but I'm 95% sure that we'll end up with the same model as Australia (which is the same one as sold in the UK).
     
  3. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

    OwenMeasures

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    So i will have no problems?

    1. I cant wait until next year to get the iPhone 5 when i return.
    2. I can afford to get back to the UK and the phone not work!
     
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    You will definitely be able to get 2G and 3G in the UK with an NZ iPhone. You will probably also get 4G but I'm not 100% sure about that.
     

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