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cell phones in NZ

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cell phones in NZ

My husband is wondering about buying an inexpensive cell phone in NZ to use just while we are there to set up hotel/restaurant reservations, check prices/info/weather, etc. Anyone have any suggestions, tip or advice on such a thing?

Saskatoon, Canada
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11. Re: cell phones in NZ

Hi .....A reply to "OLDEY" re: Canadian Cell phones ..... our phone company told us that our cells would not work in NZ due to a difference in bandwidth ......?? I would advise to check this out .The rental was very reasonable ...

christchurch
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12. Re: cell phones in NZ

British phones have the same frequency 900/1800 as NZ Vodafone, if the Canadian phone uses the common North American 850/1900 frequency then it will not work unless it is quad band - triband may not work.

UK charger will work with an adapter, avoid buying this at Heathrow as it can be bought for a pittance outside the airport or in New Zealand.

Wales
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13. Re: cell phones in NZ

Thank you for your time and the great advice