Mobile

There are now 6 mobile companies in NZ. Spark (formerly Telecom), Vodafone, 2 Degrees, Skinny (runs on the Spark Network), The Warehouse Mobile (On 2 Degrees) & Slingshot (On Spark)
The companies are creating add on packs which makes it more difficult to compare the deals as each has slightly different deals depending on how you use your mobile: calls, TXTs or Data.
Overall Best Value Mobile Prepay deal:
 
Warehouse Mobile NZ offers the best overall package closely followed by Skinny Mobile if you buy larger packs.
 
Since 2 Degrees launched Spark & Vodafone seem to have stepped up its efforts on prices.
Skinny Mobile competes strongly with 2 Degrees Mobile.
Vodafone offers good plans.
Spark (formerly Telecom) offers some of the best mobile coverage in NZ.

 

Calls/min TXT Data/Mb Extras
Skinny Mobile NZ 20c 20c 20c/Mb Runs on Spark Network
2Degrees 44c 9c 50c/Mb  
Spark 49c 20c

30c International

$1/day for 10Mb
above this $1/Mb!
 Vodafone 20c   1c 20c/Mb   
Warehouse Mobile 4c 2c 6c Runs on 2 Degrees Network

 
 
Compare Mobile Packs/Add ons

  Plan Calls TXT Data Extras
           
Skinny Mobile NZ $16 100 mins Unlimited 500 Mb  Unlimited Calls to Skinny Mobiles
2Degrees $19 100 mins to NZ & OZ Unlimited 500 Mb Minutes & Data Carryover if unused. Unlimited calls to 2 Degrees Mobiles
Spark  $19  100 mins NZ Unlimited 500 Mb 4G

Free Wifi – 1Gb/day 

 Vodafone  $19  100 mins Calls to NZ & OZ Unlimited 500 Mb  4G

Free weekend calls to Vodafone Mobiles

Carryover minutes & data

Warehouse Mobile choose from: 120 mins – $4/month Unlimited $4/month 500Mb $8/month

Doubled for limited time to 1Gb

 Runs on 2 Degrees Network
 

 

NZ’s latest mobile operator.
Uses Telecom infrastructure.
Offers some of the cheapest rates around.
Standard Rates:
See above

Add Ons
$16/month renew each week gets you:
100 mins calls
Unlimited NZ & OZ TXTs
500Mb Data
Unlimited Skinny Minutes
$30/month add on offers even better value
 

2 Degrees Mobile


2 Degrees offers some of the cheapest mobile calls in New Zealand.

If you order a SIM online you get a SIM with $20 Credit for $20.


Normal rates:


9c to text and 44c to call mobiles and landlines in 22 countries including Australia, China & the UK
0800 & 0508 numbers FREE
Calls to customer care 222 FREE
 
Combo Packs
All the packs below are valid for 1 month & automatically renew if you don’t cancel them.
 
 
100 mins to any NZ network
Unlimited TXTs to any NZ or OZ Network
500Mb National Data

$8/month
60 Min Talk
250 TXTs

National Data Packs

$6/mth 100Mb

$10/mth 300 Mb

$20/mth 1Gb

$50/mth 3Gb

 

Remember if you don’t want any more you have to cancel this service


Check out the International Roaming Rates for 2 degrees.
They also have special rates for Data Roaming.
However it usually far cheaper to get a local SIM if you can & your phone is unlocked to any network.

Now you can share your Prepay credit with your friends and family on 2degrees with Me2U.

Facebook Zero
You can access Facebook for FREE in NZ using Facebook Zero but you must check out the full terms & conditions here to make sure you’re fully aware how to access this for free as if you don’t use it the correct way you will be charged.
 
 

Spark Mobile

49c/min calls to NZ landline

TXT NZ 20c International 30c
Picture Messaging 20c Telecom mobiles 50c other networks in NZ
Video calling: 89c/min
VIdeo Messaging: $1 each
 
Add ons
$19/mth:
100 min calls
Unlimited NZ TXTs (fair use policy applies)
500Mb Data
Free wifi 1Gb/day
$9/month
30 mins Calls
1000 NZ TXTs
 

Offer a $19/month or $29/month plans as seen in the tables above

 

Prepay Freebees – no longer available for new customers

 

Get Prepay Freebees everytime you top up

Free Bonus lasts 30 days.

Can have Freebee Talk or Data

 

Top up

$20:

Get $20 Credit

30 mins calls or 250Mb Data

Unlimited NZ TXTs

$30

Get $30 Credit

60 Mins or 500Mb Data

Unlimited NZ TXTs

 

$40

Get $40 Credit PLUS 

120 mins or 1Gb Data

Unlimited NZ TXTs

 

Rates:

NZ calls 49c/min

TXTs NZ 12c Overseas 31c

Voicemail 20c/call

Data $1/day for 10Mb above this $1/Mb!

 

Started in 2015
Offers the cheapest rates.
Either add on packs or pay per minute as listed above.

 

Thinking of moving to or visiting Australia? Find the Cheapest Mobile Deals in Australia

 

It is often cheaper to get a local sim card than do mobile roaming in Australia so think about getting a local sim such as suggested below if you are planning a short trip there.

 

If you are moving to Australia then Compare Mobile Plans in Australia. Find the cheapest mobile deals with some offering free calls, texts and data for 1 month free trial!

 

Amaysim Mobile is another mobile company using the Optus network with excellent deals. Check them out.