With limited data allowances and expensive call rates, staying connected in New Zealand and back in India can be really costly. If you’re going to New Zealand for up to two months buying tourist SIM cards in New Zealand is the most affordable option to stay connected with your friends and family back in India.
You need to produce your passport as it’s a legal requirement in the country. Registration is simple and takes only a few minutes.
The good news is you are not going to have a hard time finding a SIM. Vodafone tourist SIM cards are available at Christchurch Airport at a kiosk. Vodafone stores are also available at Auckland airport, also the arrivals area at Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown airports. You can also purchase one from the stores in towns and cities around the country.
Spark has stores at Wellington Auckland airports. You can also purchase one from the stores all over the country. You will also find tourist SIMs being sold in supermarkets. Online ordering to a New Zealand address is also available with both Spark and Vodafone.
Cell Phone Carriers in New Zealand
There are three major cell phone networks in New Zealand:
Together, these three cover 98% of the population with any of 2G, 3G or 4G/LTE. There are a few SIM providers that resell the big three’s services with different packages. There are four MVNOs in New Zealand.
Though these MVNOs offer various combos and low-cost data, they are not best suited for India calling.
Best Packages For Indians Traveling to New Zealand
|Name of the Product||NZ Gold Travel||NZ Travel SIM||Juicy Visitor Combo Packs|
|Outgoing Local||Unlimited||Unlimited||300 minutes to NZ and Aus|
|Outgoing India||200 Minutes||200 minutes||300 minutes|
|SMS India||200 texts||200 texts||–|
|Data||10 GB||10 gb||4 GB|
|Validity||60 days||60 days||90 days|
777 to activate it|
30 Social Pass (Instagram, FB, Snapchat, Twitter, Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, & Pintrest
1 GB Socializer for two months |
1 GB Free WI-Fi
|NZ and Aussie included in the JUCY Visitor Combo Pack|
- Several data and calling add-ons are available if you exhaust your plan before your return dates.
- Don’t expect to get network everywhere regardless of which network you’re on. The country’s lack of population density leaves quite a few blank spots on all networks.
New Zealand Tourist SIM in India
Though the availability of tourist SIM in New Zealand card isn’t a problem, you can still buy a SIM prior so that you know your number before your travel. We have a SIM for you.