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Old May 21st 2002, 7:22 am
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Silly question i know but do british phones work in NZ? Is the NZ phone socket the same as here in britan?

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Old May 21st 2002, 5:35 pm
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Yep I'd like to know if they work in OZ too....so Ive replied to this thread to get it back to the top!!
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Old May 21st 2002, 6:52 pm
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Don't know about NZ but Tim Sorrell's web site has good info on using UK phones in OZ. Try here but his site may be moving at the moment.... http://members.dingoblue.net.au/~timsorrell/emigrate

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Cheers Norm. I had read tims page before but forgot about the phones....thanks
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Old May 21st 2002, 8:20 pm
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emmyandphil <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Silly question i know but do british phones work in NZ? Is the NZ phone socket the
    > same as here in britan?
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    > Thanks
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    > Emily xxx

Hello

Funny, your post reminded me of an episode from Minder when Arthur Daley got hold of
a load of dodgey phones but they werent BT approved, so he went into the phone shops
and stole the green BT approval stickers to put on the phones. After he had sold his
phones people kept comming back and complaining they were picking up police
frequencies etc! Still makes me laugh.

Phones have to be approved in NZ like in the UK. I cant help you too much as when I
left the UK, most people had dial phones and not push buttons! Needless to say if it
doesnt work or fit in the socket there are plenty of places you can go and find a
phone quite cheap. If your shipping it in a container with a whole heap of other
things then chuck it in, otherwise if you limited in your luggage. Leave it, give it
away, whatever.

Good luck

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Old May 21st 2002, 11:20 pm
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Tim Sorrell's page explains all about it, check it out:

http://members.dingoblue.net.au/~timsorrell/emigrate

There's a new better url, but this one is still working too and I'm too lazy to find
the new one, hee hee.

I hope it helps.

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Old May 21st 2002, 11:27 pm
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Yes they work. NZ uses what it call the 'BT' socket.

Australia uses a rather cumbersome socket but you can get an adapter for UK phones.
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Old May 22nd 2002, 2:20 am
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Apparently they can.

See Tim Sorrell's very informative web page at

http://emigrate.hotshopping.com.au/

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Old May 22nd 2002, 7:20 am
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Yes they do. Same socket. Faxes also work. I had a BT60 which worked just fine.

"emmyandphil" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Silly question i know but do british phones work in NZ? Is the NZ phone socket the
    > same as here in britan?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Emily xxx
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    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
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Unless regulations have changed very recently then don't try to take a British cordless (DECT or analogue) phone with you because they will be taken off you by customs.

Different countries use different frequency bands for various wireless communications. The phones will work but will be illegal and may interfere with other systems.

You can take your GSM handsets though.

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Old May 22nd 2002, 8:20 am
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Thankyou everyone

Emily

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    > Yes they do. Same socket. Faxes also work. I had a BT60 which worked just fine.
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    > "emmyandphil" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > Silly question i know but do british phones work in NZ? Is the NZ phone socket
    > > the same as here in britan?
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    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > Emily xxx
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    > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old May 25th 2002, 3:20 pm
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Here's a couple of very comprehensive links for anyone who needs more imformation
about taking phones or electrical appliances elsewhere in the world, including
Australia: Phones:

http://kropla.com/phones2.htm

Electrical:

http://kropla.com/electric2.htm
 

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