will an unlocked 4s be EDGE only in taiwan?

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

  1. yrrej macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  5. Juan007 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    Yes I also used Fareast Tone prepaid card. 3G worked perfectly.
     

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