Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > Ask CruiseMates Staff
Register Forgot Password?

Ask CruiseMates Staff Got a question? Our staff will do its best to help.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 5th, 2011, 02:44 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 44
Default Can I use a disposable cell phone?

I hope this is the right place to ask.

We will be cruising to New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore and I need some information on disposable cellphones. To begin, I have never owned a cellphone (probably the last one on the planet, so I know almost nothing about them.

Can I purchase a disposable cellphone when I get to Auckland that will allow me to make calls while I travel. The calls could be to contact car rental agencies in the various ports, or it could even be to my kids back home if needed.

How do the charges work for these things, and what are the costs of the actual cellphones?

Many thanks for any advice!
__________________
Kenneth Lane Smith
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 5th, 2011, 03:37 PM
Lombard's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NewZealand
Posts: 2,561
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KLSmith View Post
I hope this is the right place to ask.

We will be cruising to New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore and I need some information on disposable cellphones. To begin, I have never owned a cellphone (probably the last one on the planet, so I know almost nothing about them.

Can I purchase a disposable cellphone when I get to Auckland that will allow me to make calls while I travel. The calls could be to contact car rental agencies in the various ports, or it could even be to my kids back home if needed.

How do the charges work for these things, and what are the costs of the actual cellphones?

Many thanks for any advice!

I just had the same problem recently in the states so I went to target and bought a TracPhone cell phone.

But over here in NZ if you have a phone that takes a "GSM network Sim" card you can buy a prepaid sim card that will do you nicely.
My Iphone 3 uses a sim card and there are 2 company's over here that use them, "Vodafone" and "2 degrees" but Telecom has just recently started using them.
Vodafone is more likely to have a presence in ozzy as well.

Here is a sample..

Mobile Prepaid Cards

PS If you are starting your cruise from Auckland and you need to buy a phone I would suggest you go to a Vodafone shop and discuss your needs with them.
Use this link to find a shop just type in auckland.

Store locator. Find a Vodafone store near you - Vodafone NZ
__________________
Liam B
Previous cruises....

Celebrity Constellation November 2010

TALLY HO!!!
Chin Chin and all that!

Last edited by Lombard; January 5th, 2011 at 03:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 6th, 2011, 10:16 AM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 44
Default

Liam:

Many thanks!

After reading your post I talked to a friend who is going to loan me an older Blackberry. So I assume that I can just buy one of the voice SIM cards once I get to Auckland and I'm all set.

Do you know if the same card will function in Australia, Indonesia and Singapore, or do I need cards for those countries too?

Thanks,

Kenneth
__________________
Kenneth Lane Smith
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old January 6th, 2011, 04:04 PM
Lombard's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NewZealand
Posts: 2,561
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KLSmith View Post
Liam:

Many thanks!

After reading your post I talked to a friend who is going to loan me an older Blackberry. So I assume that I can just buy one of the voice SIM cards once I get to Auckland and I'm all set.

Do you know if the same card will function in Australia, Indonesia and Singapore, or do I need cards for those countries too?

Thanks,

Kenneth
You could probably use the NZ one in Ozzy but then you would have additional charges ie international roaming. Not sure about the rest the countries but the vodafone people should be able to find out.
__________________
Liam B
Previous cruises....

Celebrity Constellation November 2010

TALLY HO!!!
Chin Chin and all that!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
australia, australian, cell, cruise, disposabe, disposable, iphone, nz, phone, phones, prepaid, ship, sim, travel, zealand

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cell phone leo1944 Family Cruising 3 June 2nd, 2009 09:55 PM
Cell phone slacjetta Royal Caribbean International 11 March 20th, 2007 03:52 PM
Cell Phone Jo in AZ Princess Cruise Lines 6 August 4th, 2004 01:19 PM
cell phone marybeth Carnival Cruise Lines 0 December 5th, 2003 09:39 AM
CELL PHONE Tom Ask CruiseMates Staff 3 December 17th, 2000 11:01 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:24 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1