In New Zealand, apart from large mobile providers, such as Spark, Vodafone and 2Degrees, there are 3 more providers: Skinny and Slingshot (operating under the Spark’s network), and The Warehouse Mobile (operating under the 2Degrees’ network).
Warehouse Mobile is simple, flexible and overall a great value solution. Prepay shouldn't be complicated. Warehouse Mobile offers the cheapest mobile plans in New Zealand, either add-on packages or pay-per-minute. Top-ups start from just $10 and have a validity of 90 days with roll over.
Skinny Mobile is a division of Spark New Zealand, and happily uses Spark's 4G network. With Skinny, you only pay for stuff you actually want at super low prices. Skinny Mobile is better for larger packs, even though they offer tiny top-ups and combos from just as little as $5.
Skinny Direct offer a new way to do mobile. You can get the latest phones, loads of data and unlimited calls and texts for a super low price. With Skinny Direct you can get more, pay less.
Slingshot Mobile is a prepaid mobile service. You'll have the price certainty of a prepay Mobile service, with the convenience of being billed on your monthly Slingshot invoice. Slingshot mobile is provided via the Spark network. Just top-up your mobile with Cash Allowance dollars or purchase add-ons to get started.
Kogan Mobile. Kogan Mobile plan to launch a new mobile network in NZ in the later part of 2018. Kogan says it will launch as a New Zealand mobile service later this year. It will be a MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) on the Vodafone network. Kogan already runs an MVNO operation with Vodafone in its native Australia. Find out more about Kogan Mobile in NZ here
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