Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

4 posts

Wannabe Geek

#26894 6-Oct-2008 20:49
Send private message


I have a NZ Vodafone K800i (I'm on SUPA PREPAY).  Later this year, I will be relocating to Australia. 

I notice that Oz mobile carriers like Telstra, or Virgin are a much better bet for my needs than Vodafone Australia.  I was wondering, can I bring my NZ K800i and get a, say, Virgin SIM?  Will this work? 

I am under the impression that for most phones, this would work, but my issue is that for Sony Ericsson, it seems to have a close tie to Vodafone (the handset has a Vodafone sticker on it). 

Any help would be much appreciated. 


Create new topic
19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #169419 6-Oct-2008 21:22
Send private message

The phone will not be sim locked if purchased from vodafone nz.

4 posts

Wannabe Geek

  #169424 6-Oct-2008 21:35
Send private message

Cheers, that's great news.  Yeah, I purchased my k800i from DSE in Christchurch back in October 2007.  Seems a little odd that I'll be able to run telstra or virgin on my mobile in oz, even though it has Vodafone plastered on the handset - but I'm glad.



4 posts

Wannabe Geek

  #169687 7-Oct-2008 20:50
Send private message

Another question (sorry if it is very newbie-sounding),

My girlfriend (in Oz) has an ozzie phone (vodafone).  If she was in NZ, could she put my spare NZ SIM card in, and would it work as a NZ phone?


19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #169712 7-Oct-2008 22:04
Send private message

paddygeek: Another question (sorry if it is very newbie-sounding),

My girlfriend (in Oz) has an ozzie phone (vodafone).  If she was in NZ, could she put my spare NZ SIM card in, and would it work as a NZ phone?


Off the top of my head I would say the Vodafone OZ handset will be SIM locked

Depending on the age of the handset these can be unlocked for a fee or free


Create new topic

News »

D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01

New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35

Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21

Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11

Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05

Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26

Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07

Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45

Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48

Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50

Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00

Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51

QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40

Vector and AWS join forces to accelerate the future of energy
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:35

JBL launches new mobile earbuds and PC speakers
Posted 22-Jul-2020 16:04

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.