Visitors who have brought their mobile phone from home can buy a SIM card to access a New Zealand network, or they can buy a new phone and connection plan from one of New Zealand’s mobile network providers. Users can choose to pre-pay (pay in advance for phone calls) or pay on a monthly basis. See phone providers for more information Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees.
Visitors can buy a phone card to make national and international calls at a discounted rate. Providers include Prepaid Cards and Kia Ora. Phone cards are available from most supermarkets, corner store, service stations and transport centres.
Residents can organise a residential telephone connection (landline) for their accommodation. Monthly costs are approximately NZ$45 and include unlimited free local calls. Calling outside of the local area or internationally will cost more. See Spark, Vodafone, Slingshot, 2degrees or MyRepublic for more details. For a list of international calling codes, and information about how to make a call overseas, visit Country Calling Codes.
Dunedin has one gigabit per second (1Gbps) broadband services, placing the city on the map as the most connected in the Southern Hemisphere. There are free Wi-Fi hotspots in Dunedin and the student campus, and a range of internet cafes.
Many internet providers offer services to homes with a landline, and will send a monthly account. Contact providers directly to organise and set up internet connections - see Spark or Vodafone. The Otago Polytechnic and Wireless Internet Connections (WIC) offers a wireless internet service to flats in most Dunedin locations for a fixed fee – see Wicked Networks.
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