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#61237 12-May-2010 14:46
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Zooming across the ditch (heading to NZ) for the weekend.  I already have roaming activated on my phone but I now have a smartphone which will use 3G data.

What are my options for limiting roaming costs whilst in NZ?

Anyone got a link to the charges I can expect for calls/ data?  I am on vodafone network in OZ - on account.

Cheers, Stevo

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  #329397 12-May-2010 15:05
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Vodafone Australia set the pricing so your best bet is to look on their website.

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  #329399 12-May-2010 15:07
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sbiddle: Vodafone Australia set the pricing so your best bet is to look on their website.


Also, it might be cheaper to go buy a prepay back in NZ.  


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  #329400 12-May-2010 15:09
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Make sure your handset is not SIM locked to Vodafone AU either if you decide to use a NZ SIM

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  #329403 12-May-2010 15:13
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You could just turn data roaming off, no hidden costs there

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  #329410 12-May-2010 15:19
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Calls $1.49 / min
GPRS: 1c/kb

Can I rent a SIM from CHCH airport??

Cheers, Stevo

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  #329420 12-May-2010 15:33
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stevonz: Yeeeeeoooouuuch!

Calls $1.49 / min
GPRS: 1c/kb

Can I rent a SIM from CHCH airport??

I don't know about renting, but VF have a store in the CHCH airport and will be able to sell you a prepay SIM for $30.

Otherwise most service stations and dairies stock 2degrees SIMs for $5.

Which is best will depend on who you are calling and how much data you use

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