Leave a note with Safe TXT

Let someone know where you are in case things go wrong

Whenever you'd like the security of someone knowing where you are, you can leave a Safe TXT message with us in case things go wrong.

It’s a free service and a handy way to leave a note saying where you are. We’ll save your TXT with the time and date. If something does happen and the police ask us if we have any information, we can give it to them straight away. 


How Safe TXT works

To leave a Safe TXT:

  • FreeTXT your message to 7233 (SAFE)
  • Include your location and any other details, such as ‘walking the Mt William track expect to be back by 5pm’, or ‘walking home to Ponsonby up Franklin Rd’
  • We will TXT you back to confirm we received your Safe TXT.

Useful to know

  • Only TXT can be sent, not PXT or video PXT.

  • The SafeTXT service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week

  • Save 7233 in your contacts, just in case

  • If you think you’re in danger, always call 111 (or the local emergency number if you’re overseas) immediately and ask for the police

  • This service should not be considered an alternative to calling 111, as it simply stores the information and may only be used if the authorities request it

  • Who will be able to see the message?
    Vodafone will archive messages sent to the SAFE database for 3 months. The TXT message will not be able to be viewed by anyone other than the Police, who may use it as part of their investigation in the unlikely event that you are reported missing.

  • Can I use it outside New Zealand?
    Yes you can, as long as you are using a Vodafone New Zealand SIM card. Note that normal roaming charges will apply to TXT messages sent to 7233 when you're travelling overseas.

  • What if I'm from overseas travelling in New Zealand?
    You can use the service if you are using a Vodafone NZ SIM card. Pop a Vodafone NZ SIM card into your phone when you arrive, you'll be able to make more economical calls locally, and you will be covered by our SAFE service.