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#233299 9-Apr-2018 16:01
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Hi, wondering if someone might know the best option for a mobile plan.  I have relations that live in Aus (Brisbane) but also spend 4 to 5 month of the year here in NZ. They want a mobile plan that (preferably) allows them to retain the Aus number, yet make and receive local calls without paying a premium.  they would prefer not to have two numbers and forward one to the other and need data. 


As an aside, Skinny Broadband has been perfect for them, as they can simply stop credit card payments when they leave, and start up again when they get back, works a treat.... Well done skinny!!!




So back to the mobile option, any suggestions welcome.











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  #1992143 9-Apr-2018 16:19
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I suspect your best option will likely involve moving the Australian number to a VOIP service, and then using Zoiper or an equivalent on a mobile over here,  or vice versa


To avoid local callers being penalised for calling numbers that are international you are going to need two numbers, but I'm fairly sure there are ways of getting them to live together on a single device....





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  #1992202 9-Apr-2018 18:21
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There simply will not be any options that will offer this. Even in the days when Vodafone Australia didn't charge a daily fee for roaming in NZ there were restrictions around the time it could be used outside Australia.


If they want the Australian mobile number to work in NZ they'll have to use call forwarding to a NZ mobile.





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