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nixnax
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Registered: ‎26-02-2013
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Using mobile in New Zealand

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I'm going to NZ in afew weeks, wanting to take my Samsung Galaxy S3 over there, but not too keen on going on global roaming. I'm interested in grabbing a pre-paid micro sim with telecom NZ while I'm over there, does anyone know if there will be any issues using this carriers sim in the mobile? I.e- locking issues etc.
Also I have a Telstra elite pre-paid mobile wi-fi, does anyone know if I can also use another carriers sim in this overseas?
Any help would be much appreciated.
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Drat
Posts: 2,660
Registered: ‎05-07-2011

Re: Using mobile in New Zealand

If you bought your Samsung handset outright, or acquired it by Mobile Repayment Option (MRO) in conjunction with a new post-paid mobile service contract, then the handset is not locked to Telstra's network.

Your pre-paid mobile wi-fi device is locked to Telstra's network, unless you have previously requested for it to be unlock and have paid the applicable unlocking fee.
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