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Topic # 182511 19-Oct-2015 09:13
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Just wondering can you get pre paid sims and phone numbers on Vodafone with out giving your details. As in just walk in and buy a sim and number off the shelf. 

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  Reply # 1409018 19-Oct-2015 09:26
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Yes, New Zealand allows you to buy a sim card form anywhere without ID/Activate it with no issues

Australia requires a photo ID to purchase sim cards IIRC




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  Reply # 1409414 19-Oct-2015 17:57
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You can even buy them off Trademe

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1409442 19-Oct-2015 19:34
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What crimes are you planning lol?




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  Reply # 1409448 19-Oct-2015 19:41
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coffeebaron: What crimes are you planning lol?


Although a comment made in jest, it could be compared to "Are you using encryption? You must be planning something bad"...

The search for privacy does not imply premeditating a crime.






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  Reply # 1409449 19-Oct-2015 19:42
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You can get them in aussie with no id, already activated if you are buying them somewhere other than the airport.




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  Reply # 1409450 19-Oct-2015 19:43
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coffeebaron: What crimes are you planning lol?


Hahaha no crime just need to fix a cheating mate

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  Reply # 1409455 19-Oct-2015 19:46
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why would that matter who the sim is registered to. VF dont just go giving that information out. Unless the mate works at vodafone in which case you should probably opt for another telco like 2degrees who are very free with sim card giving out.




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  Reply # 1409761 20-Oct-2015 12:17
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richms: You can get them in aussie with no id, already activated if you are buying them somewhere other than the airport.


Odd, last time I picked one up at a supermarket over there they required me to present ID. Maybe they were just being over cautious.




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  Reply # 1409762 20-Oct-2015 12:19
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richms: You can get them in aussie with no id, already activated if you are buying them somewhere other than the airport.


Has that changed in the last 2 years?

I had to use ID the last 2 trips in Aussie to get a prepaid SIM.

http://www.amta.org.au/articles/amta/FAQs.on.Prepaid.ID.Checks


 

 

 

 

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What types of prepaid mobile services sales require identification (ID) information to be collected and sighted on the pepaid mobile services form?

 

 

 

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Sales of all types of prepaid mobile services including packages of a handset and USIM (card) as well as USIM (cards) only.  This applies to purchasers for private, business and charity use.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1409887 20-Oct-2015 15:36
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You're going to the wrong shops then. Mine came from a small shop that would be called a dairy here but they called something else.




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