Using Your GSM Cellphone in NZ
In NZ, there are only two cellphone networks -- Vodafone and Telecom. Of these two, Vodafone seems to be more popular because of its wider coverage and international support. Vodafone prepay connection packs at $35 each can be bought from any Vodafone outlet. It includes a SIM2 card for your GSM handset and $5 worth of airtime loaded. In addition you can also get $10 extra airtime by answering a questionnaire.
TXT, PXT and Video PXT cost $0.20 to send locally or anywhere in the world. Vodafone to Vodafone or Vodafone to local landline calls cost $0.49/min. All others including international calls cost $1.39/min.
If you run out of credit and need to use your phone you can get a Prepay IOU $2 top-up by simply texting IOU to 468. In other words utang muna ng $2. Quite convenient especially in case of emergency. The next time you top-up your mobile Vodafone will deduct $2 from the amount of the top-up. Recharge cards are sold at $20 each. Airtime is valid for 365 days.
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Read more of my rant about this at PinoyATBP and why I think SMART has been outSMARTing the public. Click here. Mukhang naiisahan tayo ng SMART!