Best travel SIM card for New Zealand

By danwarne, January 19 2011
Best travel SIM card for New Zealand

Wondering which global SIM card is cheapest for use in New Zealand? We recently looked at a range of them, and the clear answer was SimCardGlobal Atlas+44.

It's only US$0.29/min (29c) to receive calls in NZ; US$0.61/min (61c) to make calls within NZ or US$0.62/min (62c) to call back to Australia. This was the cheapest of all the SIM cards we looked at for use in NZ.

SimCardGlobal's Atlas+44 SIM card is sold by a US company, but the SIM cards are from a UK carrier and have a UK +44 phone number, as well as a US mobile number if you need to use the SIM card in the US (for New Zealand, your contacts would call the +44 mobile number assigned to you).

The upfront SIM card cost is US$73 ($74.14) which includes US$25 ($25.39) worth of calling credit. Postage to Australia is another US$17 ($17.27).

A word of warning: the SIM card will expire after 12 months, taking your credit with it, if you don't recharge within the year.

Read our full article: cheapest global travel SIM cards which has other important words of warning and tips, or jump straight to our full review of SimCardGlobal Atlas+44.

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