Take an iPhone to China?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by peejay3, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. peejay3 macrumors newbie

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    I've read lately – somewhere, can't remember – that that the iPhone5 will have both CDMA and GSM. Is this correct? If so, can it work in China? (unlocked):confused:
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    That information has not been announced yet.
     
  3. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    This is a rumors site. Unless it's announced by Apple, your guess is as good as ours.

    Now, in reference to China carriers, I believe a lot of their networks run on CDMA, of which you'd need a Verizon iPhone.
     
  4. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    I have no idea what spec the iphone5 will have but CDMA phones are not locked.

    For a CDMA phone to work in China it must operate on the correct frequency and the Carrier must be willing to register it on their network.
     
  5. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    China has both CDMA and GSM so either way it should work. Based on past experience my past US based CDMA phones worked in China (roaming).

    I'm taking my GSM iPhone to China in 2 weeks and will be using it while I am there.
     
  6. peejay3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome! :DThen you just insert a SIM?
     
  7. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Yes, but it must be unlocked. I'm on the latest baseband so I purchased a Gevey sim tray to unlock mine.
     
  8. peejay3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool. Thank you so much......
     

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