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Topic # 58052 5-Mar-2010 13:06
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Hi,

My mum is currently on CDMA and she's going to the UK in a few months. She also has an old GSM phone with no SIM. Is it possible to get a "roaming SIM" like the old WorldMode phones had?

I'm aware that a Vodafone or 2D SIM is always an option but that'll result in her number changing and I don't want to confuse her too much if I can help it :)

Thanks.

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  Reply # 304764 5-Mar-2010 13:58
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Well she could always kill two birds with one stone and get a 2degrees SIM *and* port her number over...




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  Reply # 304773 5-Mar-2010 14:24
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She could always use that old GSM phone by purchasing a sim in the UK. Much cheaper to run.




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  Reply # 304776 5-Mar-2010 14:27
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jmosen:  Much cheaper to run.


But not nearly as much of a giggle to post on Geekzone!

Edit:

Actually, now that I think about it, you're right. His mum should buy a local SIM. And he should switch to 2degrees. His mum will pay nothing to receive the calls, and he will pay the least of all three carriers to call her. Problem solved.

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  Reply # 304833 5-Mar-2010 16:03
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Sorry, I'm not switching to 2D; there's no coverage where I live plus the pricing and service doesn't suit my usage. I'd also thought about mum getting a UK SIM but I shudder at trying to talk her through SMS/MMS settings if the automatic setup falls over.

If it's not possible to get a Telecom SIM then I'll need to consider the options, but I'll give this thread a couple more days in case it's doable :)

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  Reply # 304837 5-Mar-2010 16:13
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Best to call the roaming help desk, I have found them most helpful in the past

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roaming@telecom.co.nz

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0800 Good2Go
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I have a roaming sim in my worldmode phone and it works fine, I don't imagine there will be an issue sorting one for you



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  Reply # 304838 5-Mar-2010 16:16
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I've just found https://www.telecomroaming.co.nz/media/content/Telecom_WorldMode_SIM.pdf which states:

Your Telecom WorldMode SIM card can be used exclusively in your WorldMode phone or in other SIM-enabled GSM handsets* as long as you have a Telecom post paid account.
*Telecom WorldMode SIM cards cannot be used in SIM-locked GSM handsets.

So, it looks like I just need to get her one of those :)

Edit: I've emailed roaming support to confirm that this is all correct. 

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