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Topic # 57309 9-Feb-2010 12:39
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Hi,

I've changed from a Samsung CDMA phone to a Nokia XT phone. In the Samsung all the numbers I have saved don't have a country code, they are just 027... etc.

But the ones I have saved using the Nokia so far all have 6427... or 6421... etc. I want to export and import the rest of contracts from my old phone to the new one so I want to know if the country code is required for contacts on XT? If it is I will edit the CSV file and add it before importing it.

Also, will it make a difference having the 64 if I roam to Australia and try to txt an NZ number from there?

Cheers

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  Reply # 297356 9-Feb-2010 12:45
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Country code is not required. But if you enter those as +64... then it will make your life a lot easier if you travel overseas and want to dial directly from your contacts list.

If you don't have +64 in the contacts and you are in Australia (or anywhere) then you will have to manually dial the full number including +64 to make a call back here or send a SMS. Save yourself the trouble and just enter all in the contacts.




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  Reply # 297365 9-Feb-2010 12:54
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Thanks freitasm. I'll add the country code to all my numbers before importing the CSV.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 297395 9-Feb-2010 15:12
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freitasm: If you don't have +64 in the contacts and you are in Australia (or anywhere) then you will have to manually dial the full number including +64 to make a call back here or send a SMS. Save yourself the trouble and just enter all in the contacts.

Actually its not typically required for SMS as they go back to the home SMSC for routing anyway. But still worth doing for the voice dialling part.




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  Reply # 297473 9-Feb-2010 19:30
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This is something that I hate with CDMA, is that the + never worked properly with the phone just saying invalid number when trying to dial if I had a + on it. Sync to the computer and it would ruin all my contacts with the + on it so the offer of a telecom store to fix them all was worthless to me.

Stick with +64 on everything now you are on a network that can do it.




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  Reply # 297491 9-Feb-2010 20:37
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richms: This is something that I hate with CDMA, is that the + never worked properly with the phone just saying invalid number when trying to dial if I had a + on it. Sync to the computer and it would ruin all my contacts with the + on it so the offer of a telecom store to fix them all was worthless to me.

Stick with +64 on everything now you are on a network that can do it.



But be careful with 0800 numbers, I was charged on my 2 degrees cellphone for calling a 0800 number and couldn't work out why. After contacting 2d CSR's they advised that I had +64 0800.... why is why I was charged. No problems they credited back the money used.

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  Reply # 297498 9-Feb-2010 20:51
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ajw:
richms: This is something that I hate with CDMA, is that the + never worked properly with the phone just saying invalid number when trying to dial if I had a + on it. Sync to the computer and it would ruin all my contacts with the + on it so the offer of a telecom store to fix them all was worthless to me.

Stick with +64 on everything now you are on a network that can do it.



But be careful with 0800 numbers, I was charged on my 2 degrees cellphone for calling a 0800 number and couldn't work out why. After contacting 2d CSR's they advised that I had +64 0800.... why is why I was charged. No problems they credited back the money used.


That's just a poorly implimented billing.

With a handful of exceptions 0800 numbers can't be accessed from outside NZ anyway so there is no point in adding the +64 at the front.

There are also UIFN numbers which are in the 00 800 format and do need a + in front of the 800 but can't be dialled from many mobile networks.

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