IPhone SE in Australia (1723 vs. 1662)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kevin49093, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. kevin49093 macrumors regular

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    So... let me start with saying that I know that the IPhone SE (model A1723) is the better choice for connectivity in Australia. It supports all the bands that are possibly used there. The model 1662 seems to be missing support for some of those bands.

    I have also see that some people say the A1662 will work there, though possibly with just a bit slower data.

    Any ideas if this is true?
    We are moving there soon and I'd hate to have to buy a new phone when the one I have is working well.
     
  2. raymanster macrumors 6502

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  3. kevin49093 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I've seen a number of networks where the 1662 phone has 3 of the 5 bands that the network uses. Does this mean it will only work in some areas, or it will work slowery, or not at all? (fingers crossed for a wireless network expert to chime in...) :D
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    Assuming that Australia uses the same bands as NZ, then you really want band 28 support. It'll be slow if you're limited to band 3.

    Edit: According to Wikipedia, Vodafone also uses bands 1 and 5.
     

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