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Rsmith

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#248536 29-Mar-2019 22:16
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I'm an ex pat kiwi visiting NZ for five weeks starting next month and I would like a prepaid Sim card while I'm in NZ, primarily for data although some minutes would also be useful.

Usually I'm visiting for ~4 weeks so I can just pay for one month. This time since I'm visiting longer I would ideally like to purchase a pack that will rollover any remaining data or minutes to the next month so that I can continue to use the data without having to pay for another month.
Looks like a lot of prepaid plans require a top up to rollover which would defeat the point, but it's not so clear for spark?

Can someone recommend a plan that would fit my requirements?

Thanks in advance

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  #2207394 29-Mar-2019 22:57
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Get a 2degrees Travel SIM when you land in New Zealand

 

https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/termsofuse/mobile/prepay/value-packs-add-ons/jucy-visitor-combo-packs-terms-and-conditions/

 

 

surely there is better value out there than that


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  #2207396 29-Mar-2019 22:59
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They do a 10GB plan with loads of minutes / Data I have seen advertised at AKL Airport for $49 and valid I think for 90 days but it's not listed




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  #2207402 29-Mar-2019 23:40
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Skinny might be the best value. 5GB data bonus on signing up. Take a large plan if you want lots of data and step back to the $16 plan for the last week. Looks like that will probably keep the roll over data (but do confirm with them).

An other option is the 2 degrees plans with their data clock. 1hr of unlimited data free per day. Not terrible rates to extend this not really only suits of you want data for an event eg rugby game.

Finally the spark socalizer pack is good value with 10G for $10 if you use lots of Facebook, Messenger etc while you are away. Rest of the data is crap value but that part is good. It may suit you.

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  #2207405 29-Mar-2019 23:51
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Actually Spark have a pretty good deal too - https://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile-plans/travel-pack/

 

$59 for 10gb / 2 months with a bunch of other things. Also the best coverage over NZ (by experience). The Free WiFi hotspots may come in handy during your travels also as they're scattered all over the place (https://spark.co.nz/coverage).

 

Personally, for travelling over NZ I wouldn't go with 2degrees. I'm with them as a provider (and don't get me wrong - they're great) but especially out in the more rural areas you really want to be on Spark.





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  #2207409 30-Mar-2019 00:20
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Jase2985:

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Get a 2degrees Travel SIM when you land in New Zealand


https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/termsofuse/mobile/prepay/value-packs-add-ons/jucy-visitor-combo-packs-terms-and-conditions/



surely there is better value out there than that


Good grief, yes. I just got back from Australia and I was roaming via Skinny for cheaper than that!

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  #2208069 31-Mar-2019 10:04
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Thanks for the advice, I think the Spark travel sim looks like a good deal, didn't realise such things existed.


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