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{{Trail|About|Delegate Information|Shops and Supplies}}
There are 3 major mobile network operators in New Zealand:<br/>
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*Spark (was Telecom/XT) http://www.spark.co.nz/<br/>
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*Vodafone http://www.vodafone.co.nz/<br/>
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*2 degrees http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/<br/>
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*Virtual network operator Skinny https://www.skinny.co.nz/<br/>
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All offer pre-paid SIM cards which can be easily obtained and require no paperwork or registration (you can pick one up in the airport just after you get through customs).<br/>
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== For Australians ==
All operators now offer 4G in limited areas, which should cover most of Auckland CBD.<br/>
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*gsm 2g 900, 1800 MHz - Vodafone / 2Degrees only<br/>
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*umts/3g
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** 850, 2100 MHz - Spark / Skinny<br/>
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** 900, 2100 MHz - Vodafone / 2Degrees<br/>
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*lte-fd 4g 700, 1800 MHz<br/>
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** Very Limited 700MHz at present<br/><br/>
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'''Note''' 2degrees for data [http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile-data/zone-data-packs NZ$99] for 12GB.
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=== ANZ ===
For a mix of data/calls/texting all operators offer a similar NZ$19/mth pre-paid plan with Unlimited texting, 100 calling minutes, 500MB data.
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'''Note''' Vodafone Travellers SIM for $49 with 2GB Data, and for a lot of our attendees from outside of ANZ it will probably include minutes to call home. Check your countries Vodafone website
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* ATMs are available in the International and Domestic terminals, and all over Auckland
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'''Note''' Spark Travellers SIM for $49 is similar to the Vodafone offering.
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=== Commonwealth Bank ===
  
'''Note''' Skinny also does a competitive package, with $4 for a sim that comes loaded with calling time (within ANZ), texts and mobile data.
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Auckland Savings Bank (ASB) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank. [https://community.commbank.com.au/t5/International-Travel/New-Zealand/td-p/1342?ei=gsa_support_new-zealand Source]
  
'''Note''' Spark (Telecom NZ/XT) does have 1GB data on WiFi per day across NZ starting at $29
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* ATM is only available in the domestic terminal, near door 5.
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** Approximately 10 minutes walk from international.  Exit the International terminal and follow the signs / green line to the Domestic airport.  Follow the signs towards Air New Zealand, and it is near door 5 in a cluster of three ATMs.
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** Domestic Airport is closed between 00:00 and 05:00 NZDT.  However, they may close early, when visiting the security guard was locking the doors at 23:30.
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* ATMs are also available all over Auckland.
  
'''Note''' Spark / Skinny share the same broadcast frequencies and have '''NO''' 2G Network
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* ASB ATMs: Costs 2 AUD per withdrawl.
 
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* Other (Maestro / Cirrus) ATMs: 5 AUD per withdrawl + 3% of the value
== Roaming with an Australian Telco ==
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* Optus post-paid mobiles allegedly have a $10/day travel pack option which can be activated online, giving unlimited talk and SMS plus 50MB data/day.  This is markedly (exponentially?) cheaper than the standard roaming rate.  See http://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobilephones/international-roaming/postpaid#add-roaming for details, or http://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobilephones/international-roaming/data-roaming#add-roaming if you only want data and don't care about talk/SMS.
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* Judging from chatter on IRC, Telstra have something similar.
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* Don't accidentally use roaming data without getting some sort of travel pack active first.  You will almost certainly regret it.
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* Picking up a New Zealand SIM will probably still work out cheaper than roaming travel packs, especially if you only really care about data.
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Revision as of 15:23, 10 January 2015

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For Australians

ANZ

  • ATMs are available in the International and Domestic terminals, and all over Auckland
  • INSERT FEES HERE

Commonwealth Bank

Auckland Savings Bank (ASB) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank. Source

  • ATM is only available in the domestic terminal, near door 5.
    • Approximately 10 minutes walk from international. Exit the International terminal and follow the signs / green line to the Domestic airport. Follow the signs towards Air New Zealand, and it is near door 5 in a cluster of three ATMs.
    • Domestic Airport is closed between 00:00 and 05:00 NZDT. However, they may close early, when visiting the security guard was locking the doors at 23:30.
  • ATMs are also available all over Auckland.
  • ASB ATMs: Costs 2 AUD per withdrawl.
  • Other (Maestro / Cirrus) ATMs: 5 AUD per withdrawl + 3% of the value