Difference between pages "Getting to Auckland" and "Phone and mobile data"

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==Immigration requirements==
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There are 3 major mobile network operators in New Zealand (Spark (was Telecom/XT), Vodafone, 2degrees), as well as virtual network operators (Skinny).
* Australian citizens and permanent residents do not usually need a visa to travel to New Zealand.
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All offer pre-paid SIM cards which can be easily obtained and require no paperwork or registration.
* Are you from a visa-waiver country (inlcuding USA, most of the EU, Japan,), and intending to visit for no more three months then you do not need a VISA
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* Check the [http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/visit/ Immigration New Zealand website] for details
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* [http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/Pages/default.aspx Customs] advice for visiting New Zealand. Note that New Zealand has stronger restrictions on bringing in food and other products that may host agricultural pests than most countries.
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==Flying to Auckland==
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All operators now offer 4G in limited areas, which should cover most of Auckland CBD.
* Auckland is the main airport for flights to New Zealand
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* Direct flights to Auckland are available from major Australian cities and various countries.  
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* The conference is taking place near the summer holiday peak so don't leaving buying tickets till the last minutes
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==Driving to Auckland==
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Best for data-only would be 2degrees. [http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile-data/zone-data-packs NZ$99] for 12GB.
* It takes around 8 hours to drive from Wellington to Auckland
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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.
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'''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.
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'''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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'''Note''' Make a link (or describe it on this page) to Internet access during the conference.

Revision as of 10:32, 11 October 2014

There are 3 major mobile network operators in New Zealand (Spark (was Telecom/XT), Vodafone, 2degrees), as well as virtual network operators (Skinny). 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.

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.