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Topic # 26894 6-Oct-2008 20:49
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Hi,

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. 

Regards,
paddygeek

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  Reply # 169419 6-Oct-2008 21:22
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The phone will not be sim locked if purchased from vodafone nz.



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  Reply # 169424 6-Oct-2008 21:35
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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.

Thanks.




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  Reply # 169687 7-Oct-2008 20:50
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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?


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  Reply # 169712 7-Oct-2008 22:04
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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?


Cheers,


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

www.vodafone.com.au/unlock

John

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