Cordless Telephones GURL

With this licence you can own and operate radio transmitting equipment and telecommunications using Ct1, Ct2 and DECT technologies.

About this General User Radio Licence (GURL)

The licence you operate under is a General User Radio Licence (GURL). This means that you share the spectrum with other people who are using the same frequency and power at the same time as you. If someone else operating within the parameters of the licence causes interference to your service, you have to accept that interference.

We'll give you assigned frequencies that you can use without the need to get a licence in your own name or pay licence fees.

Note: The use of PHS technologies expired on 29 February 2020.


You can view this GURL in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF) under Licence number 256914(external link).

For the terms and conditions and operating frequencies for this GURL, see the Gazette notice(external link).


$0.00 — there's no fee for a General User Radio Licence (GURL). All fees associated with this licence are paid for by Radio Spectrum Management (RSM).

Your responsibilities

You must follow the technical parameters of the licence, which include operating within a specified frequency band and up to the maximum power.

You must not operate in a way that causes interference to other licensed radio services.

Your equipment

Your equipment must comply with the relevant radio standards and relevant technical parameters for this licence.

Compliance labelling

If you bought your equipment in New Zealand, and it's labelled with an RSM-approved RCM mark or R-NZ label, you can start using it immediately. If it's not labelled with an RCM mark or R-NZ label, go back to your supplier and get New Zealand approved equipment.

If you bought your equipment online or overseas, you may not be able to set it up to operate on New Zealand frequencies. Go back to your supplier and ask for equipment with an approved RCM mark or R-NZ label.