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# 261303 20-Nov-2019 13:03
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As a matter of preference I have never used a cell phone and I know nothing about them. Someone did give me one for Christmas several years ago but it stayed in a box until a trip to Thailand, when I thought it might come in handy for keeping in touch with my local host there. However, we could never get it to work with a Thai SIM card and after returning home, it went back in the box. Later I discovered that the original SIM card, from Spark, had gone missing. I'm not sure if I still have the Thai one or not.

 

I know that emergency calls can be made without credit. My question is if this also works without a SIM card, or at least a local one. The phone might be useful to have if it could be used to ring 111. Would this work?

 

 

 

 





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  # 2357926 20-Nov-2019 13:13
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Yes, even without a SIM you can make emergency calls. It does need battery charge and cell reception as well though...


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  # 2357931 20-Nov-2019 13:18
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No sim calls are not a thing on the local networks. Just get a prepay sim to run in it. I think they will still work when expired, but I am not about to go trying that for you.





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  # 2357934 20-Nov-2019 13:20
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Without a SIM card what network would it use?
You usually have to do something to select a network when you set the phone up.
Just interested in how this might work without a SIM.




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  # 2357937 20-Nov-2019 13:22
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try it and tell us





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  # 2357940 20-Nov-2019 13:28
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BlueShift:

 

Yes, even without a SIM you can make emergency calls. It does need battery charge and cell reception as well though...

 

 

@BlueShift Not correct in NZ you need a SIM card in the handset even if the SIM card has not got a number active on it

 

This was changed a number of years ago (about 10)


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  # 2358003 20-Nov-2019 14:58
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Linux:

 

BlueShift:

 

Yes, even without a SIM you can make emergency calls. It does need battery charge and cell reception as well though...

 

 

@BlueShift Not correct in NZ you need a SIM card in the handset even if the SIM card has not got a number active on it

 

This was changed a number of years ago (about 10)

 

 

I stand corrected (and show my age)


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  # 2358004 20-Nov-2019 14:59
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is 105 considered and emergency number now?

 

i do realise the purpose is "The 105 non-emergency number is for reporting situations to Police that don't require immediate police attendance." but thought i would ask


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