unfortunately for me, your cell phone contract length needs to be compliant with your current visa length. this left me with few options, none of which were iphones or blackberrys or really anything with a screen more than 2 square inches large. so i know i'm not the best at keeping in touch, but i mean did new zealand really have to give me such an obstacle? this is what i'm working with for the next year:
(caution: objects may appear more modern than they are)
so until then, if you need to find me you'll either have to text my insanely long phone number or take your chances on whether or not i've put more than $5 on my prepaid phone plan. guess i'll see who my real friends are - the ones who will skype with me at 4 am their time.