Published on January 14th,2011 at 4:53 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

CDMA iPhone 4 coming to Japan

According to Digitimes, Apple has begun shipping the CDMA iPhone 4, originally designed for Verizon, to many asian countries, including Japan. KDDI’s AU will soon be the second japanese company carrying the iPhone4, along with Softbank.

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CDMA iPhone 4 coming to Japan
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  • Umjin

    We’ll see – so far no confirmation.

  • Ike

    Doesn’t an unlocked USA model work on any of the JP networks? or do you need a special sim conversion to make it accepted.

    Daimaou,You have an Iphone4, no? Which network are u on?

    • Stan Cox

      O2 locked uk one works. Turned it on when I was on holiday & got NTT Docomo. Switched flight mode back on after I got one email & before the data charges went mad.

    • T.Kimura

      An unlocked GSM iPhone from the US will work on SoftBank or NTT Docomo; the third major carrier here, AU, uses CDMA, which is why this article assumes the CDMA iPhone will be for the AU network. Stan, if your O2 phone worked on the Docomo network, it’s probably on roaming and turning off data was the right move.

  • leandrouti

    Seems NTT Docomo will not have the Iphone ever… :-(

  • Tokugawaのkeitai

    AU runs on CDMAW (the “W” is for Wideband). There are NO phones which actually “work” on the Japanese cellphone network. You can piggyback over their system at an exorbitant fee. There used to be prepaid track phones you could pick up in Japan but those were all done away with post 9-11. The only way around it is to RENT a phone at the airport or through any similar cellphone rental system. Japanese can bring their phones to the U.S. or other countries and use them (like Russian bullet theory) but again it isn’t cheap. Many Japanese rent phones (SoftBank which is AT&T counterpart allows for SIM swap out) prior to travel outside of Japan. A CDMAW iPhone is bound to happen now that the release has happened in the U.S. and the exclusive carrier deals come to an end. Bring on AU iPhone!

  • Chanleelai

    hi, im going 3 month to japan i have a unlocked iphone 4 from switzerland, can i get there a prepaid an will my iphone work there???



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