Editor's pick: Phone plans for calling New Zealand from Australia


WhistleOut
04 October 2017

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New Zealand is our closest neighbour, so it's no surprise that many Australians have friends or family across the ditch. You could catch a cheap flight and visit them, but one of these phones plans is almost certainly cheaper.

The best plans for calling New Zealand 


Plan Talk Inclusion Text Inclusion Price Purchase
Aldi Mobile XL $35 200 minutes 25c / text $35 View Plan
Amaysim Unlimited 2GB Unlimited Unlimited $25 View Plan
Boost Mobile $40 Prepaid Unlimited Unlimited $40 View Plan
Jeenee Mobile Pennywise $35 300 minutes 50c / text $35 View Plan
Lycamobile Unlimited Plan S Unlimited 15c / text $29.90 View Plan
Optus $40 SIM-Only 300 minutes Unlimited $40 View Plan
Telstra Go Mobile Plus BYO Large Unlimited Unlimited $79 View Plan
Virgin Mobile $60 SIM-Only Unlimited $500 $60 View Plan
Vodafone $50 Red SIM-Only Global 1000 minutes Unlimited $50 View Plan
Woolworths SIM-Only Large 300 minutes 50c / text $50 View Plan

Telcos with unlimited talk & text to the New Zealand


Many telcos now offer unlimited international talk and text to New Zealand on select plans. These include Amaysim, Boost Mobile, Coles Mobile, Lebara, Optus, Telechoice, Telstra, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone, and Woolworths Mobile.

If you're with one of these providers, it's best to double check your plan's inclusions before you make a call or send a text. While some telcos will offer international calls on every plan, some only include it on their higher price offerings. 

WhistleOut's picks 


Vodafone

Vodafone lets you customise its Red SIM-only plans with the addition of a "global" add-on, which gives you 1000 minutes of talk to New Zealand and unlimited text (as well as 11 other countries). You can take up a Red Global plan on a month-to-month basis, but if you'd like a little extra data, you can sign up for a 12-month contract or pick up a new phone to go with the plan. 

Vodafone also offers free international roaming to subscribers visiting New Zealand, which could be a nice bonus if you actually want to fly across the ditch from time to time. 

WhistleOut's Pick
Carrier Inclusions  
Vodafone
Vodafone
  • $60 Red Global Plan
  • 30GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $60
Vodafone
Vodafone
  • $60 Red Global Plan
  • 30GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $60
Vodafone
Vodafone
  • $60 Red Global Plan
  • 30GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $60
Vodafone
Vodafone
  • $60 Red Global SIM Only
  • 18GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $720
Vodafone
Vodafone
  • $60 Red SIM Only
  • 9GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $60
Amaysim

All of Amaysim "Unlimited" plans include unlimited talk and text to New Zealand, regardless of how much you recharge. The Amaysim's $25 Unlimited 2GB plan is one of the cheapest option for calling New Zealand, but if you'd prefer more data, Amaysim's pricier recharges still have the same offer. 

WhistleOut's Pick
Carrier Inclusions  
amaysim
amaysim
  • UNLIMITED 1GB
  • 1GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $10
  • Min. cost $10
amaysim
amaysim
  • UNLIMITED 2.5GB
  • 2.5GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $20
  • Min. cost $20
amaysim
amaysim
  • UNLIMITED 5GB
  • 5GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $25
  • Min. cost $25
amaysim
amaysim
  • UNLIMITED 10GB
  • 10GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $35
  • Min. cost $35
amaysim
amaysim
  • UNLIMITED 14GB
  • 14GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $45
  • Min. cost $45
Boost Mobile

If you want unlimited talk and text to New Zealand on a prepaid SIM, Boost Mobile is another great option. You'll get international calling as inclusion on recharges priced starting at $40 and up.  

WhistleOut's Pick
Carrier Inclusions  
Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile
  • $30 Prepaid Recharge
  • 8GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $30 + $2 Upfront
Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile
  • $40 Prepaid Recharge
  • 16GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $40 + $2 Upfront
Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile
  • $40 Prepaid SIM
  • 8GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $40 + $2 Upfront
Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile
  • $50 Prepaid Recharge
  • 24GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $50 + $2 Upfront

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