Updated 1 July 2017
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 packs which makes it more difficult to compare the deals as each has slightly different deals for calls, TXTs or Data.
Overall Best Value Mobile Prepay deal:
Warehouse Mobile NZ offers the best overall package with 120 minutes of calls and/or unlimited texts and/or 500Mb for $4/month for each pack 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.
Cheapest Mobile Plans
|Company||Data (c/Mb)||Calls (c/mins)||Texts (c/text)|
Compare Mobile Plans
|Company||Price $||Data (Mb)||Calls (mins)||Texts||Notes|
|Warehouse Mobile||12||500||120||UNL||NZ Numbers only. Each pack costs $4=$12/31days|
|Skinny||16||1000||150||UNL||NZ & OZ Numbers. Unlimited Skinny to Skinny calls|
|2 Degrees||19||1000||150||UNL||NZ & OZ Numbers. Unlimited 2Degrees to 2Degrees calls|
|Vodafone 750Mb||19||750||150||UNL||NZ & OZ numbers|
|Vodafone 1.5Gb||28||1500||200||UNL||NZ & OZ numbers|
|Skinny Unlimited||30||3000||UNL||UNL||NZ numbers|
|Vodafone 3Gb||45||3000||500||UNL||NZ & OZ numbers|
|Skinny Unlimited||50||6000||UNL||UNL||NZ numbers|
|Skinny Unlimited||120||UNL||UNL||UNL||Data slows after 22Gb! NZ numbers|
NZ’s latest mobile operator .Uses Spark infrastructure.
Offers some of the cheapest rates around.
$16/month renew each week gets you:
150 mins calls
Unlimited NZ & OZ TXTs
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.
20c to text and 44c to call mobiles and landlines in 22 countries including Australia, China & the UK
All the packs below are valid for 1 month & automatically renew if you don’t cancel them.
$19/month Combo Pack
150 mins to any NZ network
Unlimited TXTs to any NZ or OZ Network
1000Mb National Data
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.
49c/min calls to NZ landline
TXT NZ 20c International 30c
100 min calls
Unlimited NZ TXTs (fair use policy applies)
Free wifi 1Gb/day
100 mins calls, 750Mb Data & Unlimited NZ TXTs
200 Mins, 1500Mb Data & Unlimited NZ TXTs
500 Mins, 3000Mb Data & Unlimited NZ TXTs
Prepaid standard rates:
NZ calls 20c/min
TXTs NZ 1c
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.