will an unlocked 4s be EDGE only in taiwan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yrrej, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. yrrej macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    hello, i hope this thread gets answered and not lost in the ios5 clutter.

    i am plannign on buying an off contract iphone 4s once its available and giving it to my cousin in taiwan as a gift. he already has an iphone 4 in taiwan. so my question is he gets the iphone 4s unlocked will it be the same 3G frequency as his current iphone 4? or will it be unlocked but restricted to EDGE only?

    i hope someone would know the answer to this. the att store seems to have no clue.. thanks!
  2. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2008
    As long as Taiwan has the same frequencies that the iPhone supports, you will get full/regular 3G speeds on the 4S.
  3. yrrej thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    if they already have an iphone 4 in taiwan on 3g, can we assume the iphone 4s has the same 3g frequency?
  4. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
  5. Juan007 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    I was able to get 3G on my iPhone 4 w/ 中華, but service was awful, even compared to AT&T here in the states. But it's better than nothing...

    If you're in Taipei, sign up for the city-wide Wifi service. It's everywhere, even in MRT stations. I think it's ~300 NT per month for mobile devices.
  6. benguild macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    I disagree.
    I was able to use a GeveySIM to roam on "FarEasTone" for about $20 (for an entire week) ... Unlimited 3G data, including tethering.

    Service was fantastic. I was even able to work tethered on my MacBook while on the train moving at high speeds through rural areas.
  7. steph280 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Orange County, CA
    Yes I also used Fareast Tone prepaid card. 3G worked perfectly.

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