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Topic # 224347 14-Nov-2017 11:34
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Im no geek when it comes to mobile phones really, so hence a probably obvious question :)

 

Im looking at picking up a Huawei P10-Lite today, and found that Vodafone have the 3GB version and Noel Leeming have a "Spark" supplied 4GB version at the same price.  Im on 2Degrees. I know Vodafones mobiles run happily on 2D but do Sparks ? Obviously it'll prob have the branding of whatever "supplier" I go with but apart from that, I shouldnt have any issues ?

 

 





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  Reply # 1900589 14-Nov-2017 12:01
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It might work in some areas, but most likely locked to spark. I think you can pay a fee to unlock the phone...


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  Reply # 1900591 14-Nov-2017 12:03
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Its not SIM locked according to website. 





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  Reply # 1900592 14-Nov-2017 12:07
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xpd:

 

Its not SIM locked according to website. 

 

 

Is it a quadband handset. Vodafone, 2degrees, uses 900- 2100 on 3G.  Spark- Skinny use 850/2100 on 3G not sure on 4G bands.

 

 


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  Reply # 1900597 14-Nov-2017 12:15
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Does not cover all the bands but will "work" unless it's locked (which advertisement implys not)





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  Reply # 1900604 14-Nov-2017 12:26
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hio77:

 

Does not cover all the bands but will "work" unless it's locked (which advertisement implys not)

 

 

 

 

Thanks :)

 

While youre here, you can prob answer another query....

 

If I go "stuff it" and port to Spark anyway, is there any "old school" prepaid plans I can go on ? Or do I have to sign up for one of the roll over plans first, and let that expire and just pay casual rates from there ? Im not a heavy mobile user as such (lots of wifi around and dont make lots of calls)





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xpd:

 

hio77:

 

Does not cover all the bands but will "work" unless it's locked (which advertisement implys not)

 

 

 

 

Thanks :)

 

While youre here, you can prob answer another query....

 

If I go "stuff it" and port to Spark anyway, is there any "old school" prepaid plans I can go on ? Or do I have to sign up for one of the roll over plans first, and let that expire and just pay casual rates from there ? Im not a heavy mobile user as such (lots of wifi around and dont make lots of calls)

 

 

Skinny.co.nz is a perfect fit!


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  Reply # 1900618 14-Nov-2017 12:47
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outdoorsnz:

 

xpd:

 

hio77:

 

Does not cover all the bands but will "work" unless it's locked (which advertisement implys not)

 

 

 

 

Thanks :)

 

While youre here, you can prob answer another query....

 

If I go "stuff it" and port to Spark anyway, is there any "old school" prepaid plans I can go on ? Or do I have to sign up for one of the roll over plans first, and let that expire and just pay casual rates from there ? Im not a heavy mobile user as such (lots of wifi around and dont make lots of calls)

 

 

Skinny.co.nz is a perfect fit!

 

 

 

 

Forgot all about them LOL, good point, ta :)

 

 





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outdoorsnz:

 

xpd:

 

hio77:

 

Does not cover all the bands but will "work" unless it's locked (which advertisement implys not)

 

 

 

 

Thanks :)

 

While youre here, you can prob answer another query....

 

If I go "stuff it" and port to Spark anyway, is there any "old school" prepaid plans I can go on ? Or do I have to sign up for one of the roll over plans first, and let that expire and just pay casual rates from there ? Im not a heavy mobile user as such (lots of wifi around and dont make lots of calls)

 

 

Skinny.co.nz is a perfect fit!

 

 

Yep, i'd say skinny if your not after the features of sparks prepay.

 

 

 

Alot of simplification has gone on, which includes many old plans vanishing - Although they were never allowed to be used on new connections for long time.





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