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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 220244 2-Aug-2017 02:06
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Hi all,

So I've been given a new S8 Edge for my new job. But of course I still want a phone for my personal number / contacts. So I was looking at going small as all I need it for really is calls / text. I quite like the old Motorola RAZR.

But I have no idea if these will work in NZ? I was looking at getting a small phone off somewhere like DHgate as they have a good selection.

Anyway to my point: What network types run in NZ? (I hope I've used the right term) What do I need to know about importing a phone from over seas so it will work here?

I'm currently in Telecom but understand that I can change to a different provider and keep my phone number if I have to.

Sorry if I've waffled, I'm not very good with all this technology stuff, I was born in the 60s!

If anyone could advise me of what to do / what not to do it would be greatly appreciated.


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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 1835395 2-Aug-2017 09:04
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My understanding is that it wont work on spark, as they dont offer a 2G/GSM network.


It should work with Vodafone and probably 2degrees.




This is based off: Info from GSMArena for the Motorola razr v3 flip phone


Showing these frequencies : 



Technology GSM
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900


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  Reply # 1835444 2-Aug-2017 09:52
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The above is correct.


I to like nostalgic phones.


Unless they're 3G 850Mhz, you can only use Vodafone and 2Degrees. The "Smart Phone Network" moniker given to Telecom alluded to this.




Edit: grammar.


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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1835519 2-Aug-2017 10:45
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Great thanks. If I don't go for the Razor, what are the other specs I should look for (or not as the case may be)

As I said I'm looking for a small retro(ish) phone that will work in NZ. Based on replies I'm not overly concerned about what network.

I did see Nokia brought out a new old phone but I'm kinda hooked on a flip phone because, well, 80s.
😀 Thanks for all the advice so far!

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