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Old Aug 21st 2010, 8:20 pm
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Just going through the finer details of what we are taking and whats staying!

Will the UK cordless phones (you know the 'walkabout' ones that plug into a BT landline!) work in NZ?

I'm not particularly worried either way but would save having to buy a set out there

Hey I'm not being tight but frugal
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Old Aug 21st 2010, 8:38 pm
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yes, they work. (Frugal helps!)
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Old Aug 21st 2010, 8:43 pm
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Old Aug 21st 2010, 11:50 pm
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Hi there,

there are several types of cordless phones in the UK, some of which work here and some of which don't. The frequencies used by cordless phones differ from country to country, and depending on the type of your phone, it might not work at all or might not comply with the local standards. If your phone is a DECT one or has the NZ/OZ compliance symbol, it's likely to comply with the local standars.

If your cordless phone doesn't comply with the local standards, it may be using a frequency that is not reserved for telephones and start to disrupt other radio frequency- transmitting or receiving products and systems (baby monitors, mobile phones, radios, tvs, radio stations) -in the worst case it might interfere with emergency management radio frequencies, ambulance radio traffic etc, even airplane radio traffic. The tricky thing is that even if your phone might seem to work ok, but at the same time it might still be interfering with other radio traffic, especially if the phone has been damaged in any way (dropped, bumped etc).

It's best to check with the local radio spectrum management whether you can use your phone here, because even though the thing might seem trivial, the consequences of using an imported phone may be surprisingly severe. If anyone reports any interference, the authorities are able to track the source and can fine you and confiscate the equipment. In most cases the interference is likely to be just annoying like setting off your neighbours' baby monitor or garage door remote controller, but it can be more serious too.

Here's the radio spectrum management website (see their consumer section):
http://www.rsm.govt.nz/cms/consumers

Also an old thread about cordless phones: http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...ordless+phones
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Originally Posted by dave77 View Post
Just going through the finer details of what we are taking and whats staying!

Will the UK cordless phones (you know the 'walkabout' ones that plug into a BT landline!) work in NZ?

I'm not particularly worried either way but would save having to buy a set out there

Hey I'm not being tight but frugal
Our BT ones don't work
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I was told they wouldn,t work got a couple here quite cheap

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We have two UK DECT phones that we brought here and both work perfectly.
The second one was bought last year in Tesco on our UK trip as it was half the price of the shops here (as usual! )
The police haven't been around so I assume it's not interfering with the fire station down the road!!
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Ours UK ones work perfectly well here.
Ours are Dect too!
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