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== Vegetarians and Vegan ==
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{{Trail|About|Auckland}}
* NZ Vegetarian society's lists
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There are 3 major mobile network operators in New Zealand:<br/>
** [http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/home/local-events/auckland-centre/auckland-vegetarian-shops-and-products/ Where to buy vegetarian/vegan products in Auckland]
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*Spark (was Telecom/XT) http://www.spark.co.nz/<br/>
** [http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/ Vegan + vegetarian wines + beer]
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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/>
  
* Shops
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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/>
** [http://www.thecrueltyfreeshop.co.nz/ The Cruelty Free shop] on K'Rd
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All operators now offer 4G in limited areas, which should cover most of Auckland CBD.<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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* 2 more list of vegetarian + vegan wine: [http://www.veggie.co.nz/wine/ vegieconz] and [http://www.barnivore.com/wine/m-r?region=New+Zealand barnivore]
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== 2Degrees ==
* Auckland Vegan blogs about vegan food: cafes/restaurants, what+where she buys. She's a geek too.
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** [https://aucklandvegan.wordpress.com/ blog] and [https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?t=h&ie=UTF8&msa=0&z=12&hl=en&mid=zOJMW_D_CHpM.kqfi7VArQ1iA Google map]
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** [https://www.facebook.com/AKLvegan Facebook page] and [https://twitter.com/aucklandvegan Twitter @aucklandvegan]
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There may be a few other smaller producers who may be vegan/vegan but didn't get themselves certified.
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* No store in Airport -- free SIM cards are available on the Airbus
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* SIM sizes: SIM+MicroSIM, and NanoSIM.
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* GSM (2G) 900 / 1800
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* UMTS (3G) 900 / 2100
  
* [http://www.heritagehotels.co.nz/hotels/heritage-auckland/services/healthy-eating Vegan and Vegan options] for High Tea or Dinner available at [http://www.heritagehotels.co.nz/hotels/heritage-auckland/services/hectors-restaurant Hector's Restaurant], Heritage Auckland Hotel.
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Prepaid:
* Satya South Indian Cafe (K Rd + Gt Nth Rd + Mt Eden Rd) has lovely vegan indian dishes (As well as meat + vegetarian selections)
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* Cold stuff
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* [http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/prepay/pricing/plus/value-packs/carryover-combo 19 NZD: Carryover]
** Most if not all fruit sorbets from [https://www.facebook.com/giapogelato Giapo] are vegan. Ask and they'll tell you. They are delicious. 267 - 287 Queen St., CBD. [https://plus.google.com/108414168906457778261/about?hl=en Google+] and  [http://giapo.com/ web].
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** 100 minutes of calls to phones in NZ and AU
** [http://niceblocks.co.nz/nice-blocks/ Nice blocks] and [http://niceblocks.co.nz/little-island/ Nice cream] are vegan. auckland vegan on [https://aucklandvegan.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/frozen-treats-for-cold-days/ niceblocks] and [https://aucklandvegan.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/the-only-thing-nicer-than-a-nice-block/ nicecream]
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** Unlimited SMS to phones in NZ and AU
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** 500MB data
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** 30 day expiry
  
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* [http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile-data/zone-data-packs NZ$99 for 12GB ]
  
== Gluten Free in NZ ==
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Activating the SIM:
* [http://www.coeliac.org.nz/eating_gluten_free Gluten Free in NZ]
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* [http://www.coeliac.org.nz/crossed_grain The Crossed Grain Logo] + [http://www.coeliac.org.nz/crossed-grain-logo-shopping-guide shopping guide]
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* [http://jimmyboswell.com/foodblog/everyday-gluten-free-products-in-new-zealand/ List of Gluten free products in NZ]
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* [http://coeliacconz.joidesign.com/manufacturer Manufacturers of Gluten Free products]
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* [http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/ Gluten free beer]
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* Insert the SIM in the phone
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* Make sure the correct network is selected
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* Call 200
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* First do a top-up (1).  Minimum amount is 20 NZD, done by credit card
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* You probably don't want to have them save your credit card details, otherwise the combo pack will automatically renew when you leave.
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* You get a text message confirming it.
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* Add a combo pack or data pack
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* You get a text message confirming it.
  
== Some Web Sites ==
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**Note**: Their IVR doesn't update with your current balance while you're still on the line -- the balance is from when you started the call.  So you top up your account, and then you get told that you have "0 Dollars"...
  
HappyCow.net is a healthy / vegetarian dining search engine.
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== Skinny ==
  
http://www.happycow.net/m/australia/new_zealand/auckland/?sort=vegtype
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* UMTS (3G) 850 / 2100
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* GSM NOT AVAILABLE
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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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== Spark (Telecom / XT) ==
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* Store in the international terminal, in the arrivals area.  Marked as "Telecom" in Airport maps.
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* UMTS (3G) 850 / 2100
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* GSM NOT AVAILABLE
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Prepaid:
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'''Note''' Spark Travellers SIM for $49 is similar to the Vodafone offering.
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'''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
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== Vodafone ==
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* Store in the international terminal, in the arrivals area.
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* GSM (2G) 900 / 1800
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* UMTS (3G) 900 / 2100
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Prepaid:
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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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== 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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* Telstra has something similar - see https://www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/international-roaming#intravelpass.
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* So does Vodafone: http://www.vodafone.com.au/personal/international-roaming
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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.

Revision as of 23:36, 7 January 2015

< Main Page < About < Auckland

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 (you can pick one up in the airport just after you get through customs).
All operators now offer 4G in limited areas, which should cover most of Auckland CBD.

  • lte-fd 4g 700, 1800 MHz
    • Very Limited 700MHz at present


2Degrees

  • No store in Airport -- free SIM cards are available on the Airbus
  • SIM sizes: SIM+MicroSIM, and NanoSIM.
  • GSM (2G) 900 / 1800
  • UMTS (3G) 900 / 2100

Prepaid:

  • 19 NZD: Carryover
    • 100 minutes of calls to phones in NZ and AU
    • Unlimited SMS to phones in NZ and AU
    • 500MB data
    • 30 day expiry

Activating the SIM:

  • Insert the SIM in the phone
  • Make sure the correct network is selected
  • Call 200
  • First do a top-up (1). Minimum amount is 20 NZD, done by credit card
  • You probably don't want to have them save your credit card details, otherwise the combo pack will automatically renew when you leave.
  • You get a text message confirming it.
  • Add a combo pack or data pack
  • You get a text message confirming it.
    • Note**: Their IVR doesn't update with your current balance while you're still on the line -- the balance is from when you started the call. So you top up your account, and then you get told that you have "0 Dollars"...

Skinny

  • UMTS (3G) 850 / 2100
  • GSM NOT AVAILABLE

Note Skinny also does a competitive package, with $4 for a sim that comes loaded with calling time (within ANZ), texts and mobile data.

Spark (Telecom / XT)

  • Store in the international terminal, in the arrivals area. Marked as "Telecom" in Airport maps.
  • UMTS (3G) 850 / 2100
  • GSM NOT AVAILABLE

Prepaid:

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

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


Vodafone

  • Store in the international terminal, in the arrivals area.
  • GSM (2G) 900 / 1800
  • UMTS (3G) 900 / 2100

Prepaid:

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


Roaming with an Australian Telco