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Topic # 102528 16-May-2012 13:18 Send private message

Good afternoon,

I'm thinking about grabbing a mobile phone, primarily for overseas calls (Britian, UK, Australia) and texts whilst in New Zealand.

I've been looking on operators webpages, but it's hard to determine which opco has the best deals for calling and texting overseas. On some webpages I havent been able to find anything on mobile call pricing.

Has anyone looked into this ?

Cheers

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  Reply # 626111 16-May-2012 13:31 Send private message

1) get smartphone
2) use skype (ideally over wifi)
will work out a lot cheaper

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  Reply # 626116 16-May-2012 13:33 Send private message

2degrees does 9c texts to UK and Aus, and calling is 44c a minute, or 22c a minute with the bonus rates after topping up,.

Vodafone do a international text add-on for their prepay, at $8 for $100 texts, and they also have a flat rate of $2 for 60 minutes calling to UK and Aus, which is great value. http://www.vodafone.co.nz/international/

Don't know about Telecom XT..?

 

 



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  Reply # 626121 16-May-2012 13:36 Send private message

If you use 2degrees you'll need to be aware their SMS only works to and from a limited number of networks. These are listed on their website.



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  Reply # 626723 17-May-2012 10:49 Send private message

Thanks for the feedback guys - I will take a look at the VF and 2 Degrees options.

Cheers

Mark.

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  Reply # 626773 17-May-2012 12:50 Send private message

You could also look at Skinny as well..




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Old3eyes


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