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Old Jun 18th 2008, 10:57 am
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stupid question but do uk phones/answer machines work ok in nz. We are over in uk for holiday and thinking of bringing back a phone (better range) but i suddenly thought....
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stupid question but do uk phones/answer machines work ok in nz. We are over in uk for holiday and thinking of bringing back a phone (better range) but i suddenly thought....
Yes they do
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Old Jun 18th 2008, 12:38 pm
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ours works fine
Cool thanx. Can't believe the choice of stuff here and the amount of Poles ! Only been away few years but so much seems alien now.
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Old Jun 19th 2008, 12:16 am
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No probs with ours either
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Old Jun 19th 2008, 6:36 am
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The only function that won't work with a UK landline phone in NZ is caller ID
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mobiles will need to be unlocked before taking back with you, incase you feel like getting new mobiles as well
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Originally Posted by julesnye View Post
mobiles will need to be unlocked before taking back with you, incase you feel like getting new mobiles as well
Yea getting a new mobile and fortunately my bro in law is a computer freak and can un lock them so he will see me right, to tempting not to get a new one.
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When I was there in January my mobile worked fine. Called NZ landlines and mobiles and received calls no problem. Caller ID worked OK as well.
No need to unlock but I had a UK SIM card that I was using. I don't know if this makes a difference.
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Originally Posted by JasonSouthYorks View Post
When I was there in January my mobile worked fine. Called NZ landlines and mobiles and received calls no problem. Caller ID worked OK as well.
No need to unlock but I had a UK SIM card that I was using. I don't know if this makes a difference.
Yea need to unlock it to put my nz sim in.
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Originally Posted by JasonSouthYorks View Post
When I was there in January my mobile worked fine. Called NZ landlines and mobiles and received calls no problem. Caller ID worked OK as well.
No need to unlock but I had a UK SIM card that I was using. I don't know if this makes a difference.
Careful what you were paying though, a call on a UK mobile to a NZ number, even while in NZ, is counted as calling abroad. Certainly always has on mine.
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Careful what you were paying though, a call on a UK mobile to a NZ number, even while in NZ, is counted as calling abroad. Certainly always has on mine.
Yeah and you could well be paying for the incoming calls on your UK mobile too......yowch!
We did not have to unlock any of our handsets in NZ but they were old old Vodafone and Vodafone unlocked to Orange ones.......
There are plenty of market stalls and little computer/fone shops that will do it for Vodafone if you need to......
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In NZ there are only two mobile phone service suppliers, Telecom and Vodaphone

Telecom use a SIMless system, if you go this route you will have to get a new phone.

Vodaphone use a standard SIM system as used in the UK. But you will have to get your UK mobile unlocked before leaving the UK. There are lots of market stalls and small phone shops who will do this for you.

When you arrive in NZ, go to a Vodaphone shop and buy a SIM, pop it into your phone and away you go.
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