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Mobile Hot-Spots in China

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I have a Chinese exchange student staying with me in USA.  He wants to get an iPod Touch to take home to China.  The iPod Touch in our house works through our own hot-spot via an Apple Airport 802.11n wireless network.  It also connects to networks at places like Starbucks.

I would hate to have him buy something here that turned into a dud when he goes home.  Will an iPod Touch purchased in USA be compatible with mobile hot-spots in China?  Will he be able to use iTunes to get music and iPod Touch apps when he is back in China?

Thanks and regards to all, ~Ray
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The short answer is that China supports most all WiFi standards, so it might.  The odds of being able to use a US purchased unit with hotspots in China will depend on the technology used for the hotspot. Some of China's deployment is deliberately different from Western systems.  Their version of UMTS uses a different radio interface, they have been working on deploying an advanced version called TD-SCDMA that is unique to China.  However, China has broad deployment of the other standard technologies.  One of my clients traveling to Shanghai said his device worked.
I though I did read where they may not continue to develop GSM based services (which is what AT&T uses in the US) although it is available today in China.
Access to apps and specific services is not guaranteed due to the Chinese restrictions on which Internet sites they allow.
Perhaps another expert has more direct experience than I do.
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Great answers.  Thank you both, ~Ray
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