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All three offer Prepay accounts that are setup by just visiting a store. None of the providers require photo ID or credit card to purchase prepay cards.
All three offer Prepay accounts that are setup by just visiting a store. None of the providers require photo ID or credit card to purchase prepay cards.
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New Zealand's mobile networks are primarily based on GSM. There is one provider which has both GSM and CDMA networks. Check with your current provider if roaming to New Zealand is supported.
== Where to buy ==
== Where to buy ==

Revision as of 13:20, 20 December 2009

New Zealand offers three primary Mobile phone networks; 2Degrees, Vodafone, and Telecom. All three offer Prepay accounts that are setup by just visiting a store. None of the providers require photo ID or credit card to purchase prepay cards.

New Zealand's mobile networks are primarily based on GSM. There is one provider which has both GSM and CDMA networks. Check with your current provider if roaming to New Zealand is supported.

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Where to buy

There are a number of outlets around, including at the airport that will sell SIM cards for all three networks. A local "tech store" is Smith Electronics, who will sell all three networks, and compatible mobile phones.

2 Degrees

Prepay costs

  • SIM cost: NZD $2.00
  • Calling rate: NZD $0.89 / minute
  • Text (SMS): NZD $0.20 per sms.

Telecom

Prepay costs

  • SIM cost: approx NZD $30.00
  • Calling rate: NZD $0.89 / minute
  • Text (SMS): NZD $0.20 per sms.
  • Additional add-ons such as "My Favourites", etc are available.

Vodafone

Prepay Costs

  • Prepay plan details
  • SIM cost: approx NZD $30.00
  • Calling rate: NZD $0.89 / minute
  • Text (SMS): NZD $0.20 per sms.
  • Data: Currently there is a special on that offers 100MB per month for the first 3 months free. This offer expires 28th Feb.
  • Additional add-ons such as "Bestmate", etc are available.