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Overclocker01

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#28167 21-Nov-2008 07:39
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Hey Guys,

I am probly going to purchase one of these http://store.vodafone.com.au/nokia-6500-slide-49-prepay-maxi-cap--offer.aspx
in Australia next week as my old phone has died and I need something to get me through till telecom launches its new net work.

Do you reckon they will sell this phone by itself, i.e. No SIM card. As i will be putting my NZ SIM card into the phone straight away I have no need for the Australian SIM and would prefer to not spend $49 buks if I dont have to.

Cheers Guys

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  #179199 21-Nov-2008 11:35
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The handset is only $399 here (NZ) at the moment unlocked.

 
 
 

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  #179204 21-Nov-2008 12:13
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No device sold by Vodafone NZ in the last 6 years has been SIM locked

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  #179206 21-Nov-2008 12:35
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Jeffthechef: The handset is only $399 here (NZ) at the moment unlocked.


Just for the sake of accuracy, that is for the Nokia 6500s (ie, the slider variant). Not sure if we sell the 6500c anymore.



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  #179208 21-Nov-2008 12:47
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johnr: No device sold by Vodafone NZ in the last 6 years has been SIM locked


Not quite true John - there were some handsets that did enter the supply chain last year after Vodafone announced they were locking all phones.

As for whether this phone is locked to Vodafone Australia isn't something you will have to ask Vodafone Australia. Last time I checked virtually all their handsets were being locked and it costs $50 to get the unlock code or $25 if done online.

If you are buying a phone as part of a maxi deal or the phone is subsidised in any way then you will still have your contract to deal with. From reading that it's hard to tell if the $249 price is the full price of the handset or only available with the $49 cap.

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  #179216 21-Nov-2008 13:15
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brentbart:
Jeffthechef: The handset is only $399 here (NZ) at the moment unlocked.


Just for the sake of accuracy, that is for the Nokia 6500s (ie, the slider variant). Not sure if we sell the 6500c anymore.


Yep thats rights. 6500c has been gone for about a month now.

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