Travelling to Korea/Japan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kinetik, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. kinetik macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2007
    Dig the new iPhone, it's rad. I'm new to AT&T though, and I *think* it's possible to take the iPhone over to Korea and/or Japan and just turn it on.

    Is that true? Has anyone travelled internationally with their iPhone yet?
  2. pr5owner macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2007
    if you want to pay through the nose for roaming fees, sure....

    it should work however, its *quadband*

    my japanese phone is quadband as well and it works in canada and the US
  3. fchyan macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2007
    No, they use UMTS(SoftBank) and CDMA in Japan, iPhone is GSM. Many UMTS phones also support GSM, but that does not mean GSM phone supports UMTS(3G).
  4. Nall macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2003
    I would check with Cingular/AT&T about coverage there. Last time I went there, I was told there was no coverage (and I did try to use my phone to no avail.)

    Apparently, unlike most everybody else on the planet, Japan does not use GSM.
  5. Akira1980 macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2007
    San Diego
    I am in Japan right now and phone does not work. But you can use wifi if you are near hotspot. So you can use everything except making a phone call.
  6. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Japan has its own cell network. Only phones from Japan will work there.
  7. ruutiveijari macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2005
    UMTS and CDMA phones work in Japan as long as your operator has a roaming contract there. The phone doesn't need to be Japanese.

    I used my brothers Nokia N70 just fine last summer in Tokyo.

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