I purchased a Vodafone NZ prepaid sim card off Ebay in preparation for an upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand next month. I was expecting to be able to register at Vodafone.co.nz to get my $10 bonus credit, but to my disappointment, it required that I enter a temporary password that was sent to the phone number. Since I am in Canada, I could not receive this pw so I could not register. I emailed support and they confirmed that this is a security measure so there is no way around this.
My biggest concern right now is that I will be heading to Australia before NZ. I had been expecting to roam in Australia with the prepaid sim, but now there appears to be no way to activate/ensure roaming, nor any way to top-up the phone when I need it in Australia.
Does anyone have any solution to my problem? The only thing I can think of is to see if I can somehow purchase a code for a credit voucher before I leave or while I am in Australia, and hope I can top up while I am in Australia.
Thanks for any help and advice.