Moving my iPhone from India to Sweden
Here in India we buy iPhones outright and then subscribe to a phone connection service. In Sweden the phone is usually included in the phone connection service charge.
I plan to return to Sweden in June 2010 with my "Indian" iPhone, linked to Vodafone India.
Does anyone know what I need to do to get my iphone to work with a Swedish phone company?
To complicate matters Vodafone in Sweden is part of "Telenor", and doesn't have iPhones. The company that has iPhones is "Telia". Neither of these companys has e-mail support, only phone support, so I can't ask them.
Vodafone India doesn't answer my e-mails.
If anyone has a clue, let me know!
- 12-03-2009, 07:37 AM #2
Do they use 3G in sweden ? And what Frequencies does Telenor use ? If Telenor does have the same Frequencies as the iphone then it wont work at all .
A quick google search turned up this article
NSN wins Telenor Sweden 3G network deal
stating that NSN will be upgrading the 3G network in sweden . So it seems the Frequencies are there.
Also there is the website that compares the frequencies from around the world GSM World Coverage Map- GSM Country List by frequency bands
So I think you should be ok for phone calls . Now data is another story .
Last edited by BENGRIMM; 12-03-2009 at 07:47 AM.
- 12-03-2009, 09:36 AM #3
- 12-04-2009, 07:43 AM #5
- 12-04-2009, 09:16 AM #6
- 12-04-2009, 09:33 AM #7
If they have a GSM network in sweden using a SIM card the phone should work but you'll need to unlock it. I got the 1st gen iPhone when it first came out and wasn't offered in Canada. I unlocked put my SIM in and everything worked fine. You will need to get SBSettings and disable the 3G and Edge network because if they don't have iPhones they may not have data plans. So you don't want your phone connecting to 3G if you don't have a data plan because it will cost you big time.
- 12-04-2009, 11:55 AM #8
- 12-04-2009, 12:18 PM #9
Google Voice can be used as VOIP link here : Make Free VoIP Calls from Google Voice - Google Voice - Lifehacker
But flyingember is right its not available in Indai right now .
So you will have to use another VOIP service that will work in you area .
Vodafone India finally answered, saying that they will NOT unlock my iPhone. At least they answered.
As to GSM bands, Sweden and India both use 900 and 1800, and Sweden also uses 2100, and plans to have G4 in 2010.
Skype will not allow me to pay money into my Skype account from India. I guess they have been fooled too many times by fraud from India.
Oh well, I'll be in Sweden for Christmas and will then go by a Telia shop and ask them if it is possible to connect my Indian iPhone to Telia's iPhone system, as Vodafone doesn't have iPhone in Sweden.
As a last resort I will just have to hack the darn thing.
Thanks for all your comments!
- 12-08-2009, 08:40 AM #11
- 12-09-2009, 09:19 AM #12
- 12-09-2009, 09:21 AM #13
See your catch?
Believe me, as you're likely going under contract with Telia you're going to save time and money and hassle to buy a iphone in Sweeden