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Topic # 199006 31-Jul-2016 18:18
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id like to give one of my old phones to my son as a media player but dont want him to be able to make ANY calls from it especially as they seem to default to "emergency calls only" when no sim is in there....

 

is there any way to prevent the phone from calling out but still operate normally on wifi/updating apps etc?


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  Reply # 1601801 31-Jul-2016 18:24
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I understand that it is the law that any 'phone must be able to complete an emergency call, in any condition, under any situation, so I guess that you won't be able to. But that's just my understanding and I may be corrected.



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  Reply # 1601802 31-Jul-2016 18:27
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bugger...looks like a stanley knife to the aerial might be in order..

 

 

 

are there any parental apps which could lock out all those functions?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1601804 31-Jul-2016 18:37
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I thought you still needed a valid SIM in the phone to make a 111 call on any mobile network in NZ.


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  Reply # 1601805 31-Jul-2016 18:40
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What kind of phone is it?





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  Reply # 1601821 31-Jul-2016 18:57
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ive got a few phones...an xperia active and a samsung galaxy Splus

 

 

 

ive even got an old work phone which is a windows (510????) phone


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  Reply # 1601832 31-Jul-2016 19:38
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andrewcnz:

 

I thought you still needed a valid SIM in the phone to make a 111 call on any mobile network in NZ.

 

 

Nope. This has never been the case on any phone.

 

 


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  Reply # 1601836 31-Jul-2016 19:46
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sbiddle:

 

andrewcnz:

 

I thought you still needed a valid SIM in the phone to make a 111 call on any mobile network in NZ.

 

 

Nope. This has never been the case on any phone. 

 

 

Interesting you say that because from 2010 operators removed this on request of emergency services. Unless they have reversed this, you shouldn't be able to place 111 calls without a SIM card in NZ.





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  Reply # 1601839 31-Jul-2016 19:50
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andrewcnz:

 

I thought you still needed a valid SIM in the phone to make a 111 call on any mobile network in NZ.

 

 

Nope. This has never been the case on any phone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well try calling 111 112 911 without a SIM see how far you get.

 

 


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  Reply # 1601865 31-Jul-2016 19:54
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I thought you still needed a valid SIM in the phone to make a 111 call on any mobile network in NZ.

 

 

You need a SIM. It doesn't need to be activated or have balance (if prepay).







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  Reply # 1601882 31-Jul-2016 20:23
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ok then guys. im not really crazy about this idea but ill charge up the samsung and and what happens...hopefully nothing..lol


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  Reply # 1601886 31-Jul-2016 20:31
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sbiddle:

 

andrewcnz:

 

I thought you still needed a valid SIM in the phone to make a 111 call on any mobile network in NZ.

 

 

Nope. This has never been the case on any phone.

 

 

 

 

I stand corrected on this. You never used to need a SIM card but do now due to the number of malicious calls.


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