Phone and mobile data
There are 3 major mobile network operators in New Zealand:
- Spark (was Telecom/XT) http://www.spark.co.nz/
- Vodafone http://www.vodafone.co.nz/prepay/
- 2 degrees http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/prepay
- Skinny virtual network operator https://www.skinny.co.nz/
All offer pre-paid SIM cards which can be easily obtained and require no paperwork or registration.
All operators now offer 4G in limited areas, which should cover most of Auckland CBD.
gsm 2g 900 1800 *can someone confirm these?* umts 3g 850, 900, 2100 *can someone confirm these?* lte 4g 700 1800mhz *can someone confirm these?*
'italic Best for data-only would be 2degrees. NZ$99 for 12GB. 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.
Note make sure we mention the Vodafone Travellers SIM as for a lot of our attendees from outside of ANZ it will probably include minutes to call home.
Note Skinny also does a competitive package, with $4 for a sim that comes loaded with calling time (within ANZ), texts and mobile data.
Note Make a link (or describe it on this page) to Internet access during the conference.