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    Default NZ sim cards - buy now or wait??

    A question for those who have recently made the move. Should we buy a NZ sim card here in the UK (approx 30) before we leave or wait until we get to NZ and buy then (approx $35)? The pet shippers and I think the removal company ask for a contact number.
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    We bought ours when we arrived. If you bring your UK sim card with you and give that as a numebr until you get an NZ card- you should be able toe et one within the first coupleof days anyway- just pop into any vodafone shop and away you go- they even come with $5 credit on.
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    If you bring your handset from the UK, check that it has been 'unlocked' if it was bundled with a SIM card or on contract.

    If your UK handset is an older model, it might not work with an NZ SIM card. My old handset worked fine with an off-the-shelf Pay-As-You-Go card in the UK, but wouldn't work with a Kiwi Vodafone card. I ended up buying a new handset to go with my new number.....

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    Well we bought one before we came out at Jons insistence.

    Actually it was quite a fab purchase as I was able to txt Jon back in the UK whilst I was in NZ, for 20c per txt.

    We got ours off ebay - 7ish? It did even had a little bit of credit left on, but that expired before we got here, but not the end of the world.

    Other benefit was that we've had loads of business cards printed up with our NZ mobile number, email address and website to give to friends and family before we depart so they can easily contact us via


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