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All offer pre-paid SIM cards which can be easily obtained and require no paperwork or registration.<br/>
 
All offer pre-paid SIM cards which can be easily obtained and require no paperwork or registration.<br/>
 
All operators now offer 4G in limited areas, which should cover most of Auckland CBD.<br/>
 
All operators now offer 4G in limited areas, which should cover most of Auckland CBD.<br/>
*gsm 2g 900, 1800 MHz<br/>
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*gsm 2g 900, 1800 MHz - Vodafone / 2Degrees only<br/>
*umts/3g 850, 900, 2100 MHz<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/>
 
*lte-fd 4g 700, 1800 MHz<br/><br/>
 
*lte-fd 4g 700, 1800 MHz<br/><br/>
 
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** Very Limited 700MHz at present
 
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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.
 
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''' Vodafone Travellers SIM as 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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'''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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'''Note''' Spark Travellers SIM for $49 is similar to the Vodafone offering.
  
 
'''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''' Skinny also does a competitive package, with $4 for a sim that comes loaded with calling time (within ANZ), texts and mobile data.
  
 
'''Note''' Spark (Telecom NZ/XT) does have 1GB data on WiFi per day across NZ starting at $29
 
'''Note''' Spark (Telecom NZ/XT) does have 1GB data on WiFi per day across NZ starting at $29
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'''Note''' Spark / Skinny share the same broadcast frequencies and have '''NO''' 2G Network

Revision as of 21:39, 23 December 2014

There are 3 major mobile network operators in New Zealand:

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 MHz - Vodafone / 2Degrees only
  • umts/3g
    • 850, 2100 MHz - Spark / Skinny
    • 900, 2100 MHz - Vodafone / 2Degrees
  • lte-fd 4g 700, 1800 MHz

    • Very Limited 700MHz at present

Note 2degrees for data 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 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

Note Spark Travellers SIM for $49 is similar to the Vodafone offering.

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 Spark (Telecom NZ/XT) does have 1GB data on WiFi per day across NZ starting at $29

Note Spark / Skinny share the same broadcast frequencies and have NO 2G Network