Using iphone 3g on New Zealand Telecom XT

Using iphone 2g or 3g on New Zealand Telecom XT

UPDATE 1- THIS WILL NOT WORK ON THE 2G iPHONE-THANKS TO DARRIN FOR TRYING AND POINTING THIS OUT.

UPDATE 2- TELECOM WILL GIVE YOU A $600 CREDIT IF YOU BRING YOUR IPHONE 3G/3GS OVER TO THEIR NETWORK! CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THAT SUBJECT!

For those of you that are unaware or haven’t seen Richard Hammond, who looks like he just got out of bed is his racing overall pyjamas, hammering the new Telecom XT network on the telly, Telecom is now up and running on the GSM network. Which effectively means they are now providing sim cards for sim card enabled phones.

This is good news for iphone owners who want to use an alternative network to Vodafone.

What is required to do this? I have provided a list below which is based on jailbreaking and unlocking the new 3.0 firmware, but will also work on firmware below 3.0

(1) A Jailbroken iphone, follow the guides here(scroll to bottom of page)

(2) An unlocked iphone, follow the guide here (top of page)

(3) A telecom sim card ( go to a telecom shop for that )

After jailbreaking and unlocking you will be able to recieve and make phone calls and texts.

In order to get the data working on the phone you will need to go to:

Settings > General > Network > Cellular Data Network

In the APN box type : internet.telecom.co.nz

Leave username and password blank.

You are now good to go with iphone on the telecom network!

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9 Responses to Using iphone 3g on New Zealand Telecom XT

  1. Question says:

    Isn’t it 3G iPhones only?

    • iphoneguynz says:

      Good question!

      The 2g phone should work fine to send and recieve calls and texts.

      However, as far a data is concerned, I’m unsure whether the XT network has a GPRS or ‘Edge’ alternative to to 3G like Vodafone for those without a 3g phone whether iPhone or not.

      Hopefully someone will try and let us know!

      Cheers,

      Ants

  2. Darrin Mcleod says:

    We have tested this at my work just out of curiosity and I can tell you there is no way an XT card will allow this will work with a 2G iPhone as the phone requires the necessary 3G hardware.

    • Jae Youn Lee says:

      wait so if i have a usa bought iphone 3g, os3.1.2, unlocked and jailbroken, can i use it on xt?

      • iphoneguynz says:

        Yep, you sure can!

        If it is jailbroken and unlocked and currently works on Vodafone, you can slip a XT sim card in and away you go!

        I have done just this for a friend who came over from the States. He is on preypay with XT and can call, text and use data.

        Hope this helps.

        Cheers,

        Ants

  3. iphoneguynz says:

    Cheers Darrin,

    That’s a bummer!

    I will update the post.

  4. Matthew says:

    I’ve jailbroken and unlocked many AT&T American
    iPhone 3g which I have imported into NZ. I’ve used pwnagetools but
    generally use redsn0w. I’ve done it on a range of iOS from
    3.1.2-4.2.1 and baseband/bootloaders. I’ve put them all on telecom
    XT and every single one the GPS doesn’t work(triangulates but no
    GPS). I started to think it was due to the hacktivation process so
    tried the new SAM activation- but still no luck. I’ve scoured the
    internet for help on this, posted all over forums like modmyi and
    still no luck. Everything else works fine, push notifications and
    all(with push doctor/pushfix/SAM) HELP!

    • Dan says:

      I would also love to know how I can get the gps on my phone
      to work as I have had no luck either. I’ve also got an imported
      American phone so exactly the same problem. If anyone could help it
      would be hugely appreciated 🙂

  5. mac says:

    iphoneapp…

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