New Zealand GSM 900

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New Zealand SIM Highlights
  • NZ 5 (approx. US$3.79) starter airtime credit
  • Local New Zealand cell phone number
  • FREE incoming calls
  • Voicemail and SMS (text messaging)
  • After first minute calls are billed at 1 second intervals
  • International roaming capability
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

If you plan on visiting New Zealand any time soon, don’t take off without a prepaid SIM card. The New Zealand SIM card provides a simple, convenient, and affordable way for any traveler to make and receive those all-important calls while abroad.

The prepaid SIM card for New Zealand is a practical option for using your existing world phone as a prepaid New Zealand cell phone while you’re in the country at a better rate than you’d pay for a New Zealand cell phone rental. It’s also a trouble-free ticket to using the same options that the New Zealanders themselves use—the local New Zealander cell phone system. The SIM chip, combined with an unlocked GSM World cell phone, helps you keep the lines of communication open without being burdened by high international roaming surcharges applicable when you use your “home” SIM card abroad. You’ll likewise enjoy the benefit of SMS text messaging, voicemail, a local cell phone number in New Zealand, international roaming capability, and FREE incoming calls. The prepaid feature gives you complete control over your costs, and with our low domestic and international calling rates billed at just 1 second intervals after the first minute of each call, having a cell phone in New Zealand is affordable for all. Access to customer service from your New Zealand cellular phone is available 24 hour a day, so you’ll always have assistance with any unexpected issues or questions about your calls. No yearly contract, monthly charges, or credit check is involved.

Your New Zealand SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM cell phone that supports the 900 frequency. If you do not have your own international cell phone, we have several models available for your consideration. Please click here for more information.

Airtime Rates

Domestic calls

These are the airtime rates of local outgoing calls, per minute, from your cell phone in New Zealand. Your New Zealand SIM card is defaulted to the Supa Prepay plan, which gives you the great value of Add-Ons like Free Weekends, BestMates and TXT2000. All incoming calls and text messages, regardless of where they originate, are FREE.

  • Just 89 cents a minute to any number in New Zealand or 15 other countries *, anytime.
  • Talk for $2 for up to two hours to any Vodafone mobile, 7pm to 7am weeknights and all weekend.
  • Incredible value Add-Ons like BestMates, Free Weekends and TXT2000

* Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA

BestMates on Supa Prepay gives you unlimited Talking, TXTing and Video Calling up to three nominated mobile numbers on the Vodafone NZ network, from within NZ, any time of day or night, for just $6, $12 or $18 a month. This includes national calls, txts and video calls to one current mobile on the Vodafone network. Your BestMates can be on any Vodafone plan, and they don�t need to have you as their BestMate.

Free Weekends
Get calls and TXTs to Vodafone friends and family FREE all weekend long, by registering. Spend $5 on calls, TXTs or video calls to any network Monday to Friday and get free Vodafone to Vodafone TXTs all Saturday & Sunday. Or spend $10 Monday to Friday and get free Vodafone to Vodafone calls and TXTs all Saturday and Sunday.

Please note free Saturday and Sunday calls and TXTs are only between Vodafone mobiles in New Zealand.

For just $10 a month you can send up to 2000 TXTs to any Vodafone New Zealand mobile. So if you send more than 50 TXTs each month (less than two a day on average) you’ll clean up.

Retrieving voicemail messages is charged at NZD 0.20 (US$0.14) per minute

SMS messages are charged at NZD 0.20 (US$0.14) per message


International calls

International calls from your world cell phone have never been easier with your prepaid New Zealand SIM card. All international calling rates are per minute for international outgoing calls from a New Zealand prepaid SIM card while you’re in New Zealand.

  USA, Canada & UK Europe, Asia Rest of the World
Peak $1.39 NZ
($0.98 USD)
$1.99 NZ
($1.40 USD)
$1.99 NZ
($1.40 USD)
Off-Peak $0.49 NZ
($0.35 USD)
$1.39 NZ
($0.98 USD)
$1.99 NZ
($1.40 USD)


Peak time - 7am-7pm weekdays
Off-Peak times – at all other times on weekdays, weekends, holidays


Adding Airtime

Adding airtime credit to your New Zealand SIM card has never been easier. When your credit runs out, simply buy a recharge card or dial 777 and use your credit card. Look for the Prepay sign in most supermarkets, service stations and selected dairies and appliance stores nationwide. To recharge your New Zealand service, simply follow the instructions below.

  • Scratch off the protective to reveal your 12-digit recharge voucher code
  • Dial 777 and follow the voice prompts
  • Select Option 2
  • Select Option 1
  • Enter the 12-digit recharge voucher code when prompted

To recharge your New Zealand service over the phone with your Visa or Mastercard, simply follow the instructions below.

First you need to call 777 to register. Then each time you want to make a payment; call the same number, press 2 to top up your account, then press 2 again to choose credit card top up.

  • Enter your mobile number
  • Enter your security code (you will be given one once you register)
  • Then simply follow the automated voice prompts

Service Life

Your New Zealand service needs to be topped up with NZD 20 (US$14.54) at least once every 3 months in order for the credit and mobile phone number to remain active.

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