Solved

Mobile Hot-Spots in China

Posted on 2011-02-13
3
467 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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
0
Comment
Question by:Ray Paseur
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
JRSCGI earned 250 total points
ID: 34883808
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.
0
 
LVL 53

Assisted Solution

by:strung
strung earned 250 total points
ID: 34883828
0
 
LVL 110

Author Closing Comment

by:Ray Paseur
ID: 34884064
Great answers.  Thank you both, ~Ray
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Let’s list some of the technologies that enable smooth teleworking. 
Article by: Justin
In light of the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected millions of Windows machines, you might wonder if your Mac needs protecting. Yes, it does and here is how to do it.
Users will learn how to set proper sequence settings, scale images, paste attributes, add transitions, fades, and music. Open up Final Cut Pro 7 and Create a new Project: Set the Sequence Settings. a) Click File > Easy Setup > Format > Apple ProRe…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question