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Topic # 190658 7-Jan-2016 23:43
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Hey. Just joined as looking for a bit of info.

Wife and I are visiting NZ in March for a couple of weeks and we're wondering which telco would work out best for us. Looking at prepaid with sufficient data for two weeks. A gig each should easily cover it. She has an iphone 5c and an ipad. I use a Galaxy S5. 

The idea is that we will start in Auckland and do a tour of the north island so something with regional coverage would be good as we'll need to be contactable however we're not expecting 4G coverage wherever we go - signal strength here in SA is fairly haphazard and we're used to it. Anyone got any suggestions as to what might work best?

Also are your power outlets the same shape as ours? 

Thanks :)

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  Reply # 1465496 7-Jan-2016 23:43
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  Reply # 1465586 8-Jan-2016 08:45
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Welcome!

Here's the four main telcos - no problem getting a prepay SIM from any of them. Have a look and see what fits you best...

www.spark.co.nz/
http://www.vodafone.co.nz/
https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/
https://www.skinny.co.nz/

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  Reply # 1465587 8-Jan-2016 08:46
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Skexis: Hey. Just joined as looking for a bit of info.

Wife and I are visiting NZ in March for a couple of weeks and we're wondering which telco would work out best for us. Looking at prepaid with sufficient data for two weeks. A gig each should easily cover it. She has an iphone 5c and an ipad. I use a Galaxy S5. 

The idea is that we will start in Auckland and do a tour of the north island so something with regional coverage would be good as we'll need to be contactable however we're not expecting 4G coverage wherever we go - signal strength here in SA is fairly haphazard and we're used to it. Anyone got any suggestions as to what might work best?

Also are your power outlets the same shape as ours? 

Thanks :)


Vodafone or Spark will give you the best nationwide coverage, and our plugs are very different but the same voltage etc, so travel adapters should be fine.





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  Reply # 1465595 8-Jan-2016 08:55
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So many options in NZ with loads of 4G coverage VodafoneNZ does offer travel SIM which includes international calling / SMS and 3GB of data

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  Reply # 1466086 8-Jan-2016 17:31
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Lias:
Skexis: <SNIP> here in SA <snip>

Also are your power outlets the same shape as ours? 

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<SNIP>our plugs are very different but the same voltage etc, so travel adapters should be fine.



SA = South Australia ? if so as you can see its the same

SA= South Africa - very different :-)

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  Reply # 1466109 8-Jan-2016 17:40
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SA = South Australia ? if so as you can see its the same

SA= South Africa - very different :-)


Oz, according to the OP's profile.

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  Reply # 1466115 8-Jan-2016 17:50
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His profile says Australia, so they got the same 3 pin plugs we do.

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  Reply # 1466146 8-Jan-2016 19:02
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If you're from Australia then the best deal for you (mobile, data) would be Skinny's $46 ultimate plan (https://www.skinny.co.nz/pricing/combos/) which includes unlimited calling / texting to NZ and AUS + 2.5GiB data. Assuming your phone is unlocked you should be able to just slide a sim in and it'll work. Sims can be picked up from many places too.

Skinny is delivered by Sparks 3G/4G network which is pretty darn good for coverage / speeds.




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