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!