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Old 28-09-2006, 10:12 AM
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Using a mobile phone in New Zealand

I hope I am in the right place for this question, and please excuse a fairly non-techy oldie. Perhaps someone can help me out?
I will be visiting New Zealand for 5 weeks in January. I would like to take a mobile just for very occasional calls and emergencies, and I am not intending to use it to ring back to the UK. My phone is a Nokia 7210 which I am told is triband. It is unlocked to all networks in the UK, and I use it as pay-as-you-go. Does this mean that I can use it in NZ? Is my best bet to take it to a mobile shop and buy a simcard when there? Or should I just buy a cheap phone out there? Very grateful for any help!
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Old 29-09-2006, 2:32 PM
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You will need to call your provider and find out. It's more than just the networks your phone is capable of working on, it's whether or not your carrier has contracts or framework in that country.

For example, my work cell will not work in Canada because my carrier doesn't have a partnership there. However, my personal cell works great in Canada, and all I had to do was call my carrier to make sure my account was set up to allow international use.

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Old 01-10-2006, 10:29 PM
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there should be an info line to ring or some info with your contract about this too.
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:33 AM
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i had a bad experience!
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:53 AM
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It depends on your UK provider. I'd just phone them and ask who they link with in NZ and the costs of calls. For instance, my Orange phone works fine in the US although the provider is Cingular. A little pricey, but it's fine for the odd call and people know how to reach me.
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Old 07-10-2006, 7:01 AM
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Suggest that you really check it out for sure. There are countries that have 'phones for hire' when you use it in another country. I wonder if this true in your case, in using cellphones for use in NZ.
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