Prepaid eSIM in New Zealand

Are you heading to New Zealand? Perhaps on a road trip from north to south? If so, you’ll need mobile data for navigation. Physical prepaid cards are quite expensive in New Zealand. As you can read at the bottom of the article, 10 GB for a month costs €28.1 (49 NZD).

However, if you choose an eSIM card, you get 10 GB of data for only €12.7 ($13.6). Additionally, you avoid all the hassle of finding a local prepaid card and switching your physical SIM card. The entire process from purchase to installation is exclusively digital.

Easy SIM Card for Travel

With an eSIM card, you can still keep your regular SIM card in your mobile phone. This means you can also continue to use your regular mobile number for services like iMessage and WhatsApp without any disruption. Thus, you save both money and time by opting for an eSIM card over a regular SIM card for your trip to New Zealand.

With an eSIM in New Zealand, you have data for between 7 and 30 days. Perfect for a road trip through this beautiful country. Prices start at just €3.7 ($4).

Note: The prices below are in EUR and USD, not NZD.

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1 GB

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3 GB

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5 GB

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10 GB

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15 GB

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20 GB

Regional eSIM with Mobile Data in Asia

If you’re planning a longer journey around Asia before or after your visit to New Zealand, consider a regional eSIM card. This way, you only need to purchase one eSIM to have affordable mobile data throughout your trip. With the provider Nomad, you can choose a regional package that includes data in New Zealand as well as in 19 other countries in Asia including Australia. It is therefore the perfect choice for a backpacking trip!

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eSIMs Are Cheaper Than Physical Prepaid SIM Cards

If you wish to buy a physical SIM card, you can of course do so at the airport upon arrival. Through this link, you can find prices for the largest local network, Vodafone. In addition to the price of the data package, which you can see below, you will also have to pay a fee for the setup of the physical SIM card. The price varies slightly between shops in the airport and those in the city. For example, a physical SIM card with 10 GB costs 49 NZD €28.1.

If you choose the eSIM card mentioned above instead, you also get 10 GB of data, but you only pay €10.9 (19 USD). The eSIM therefore comes at a significant discount when compared to the physical SIM card in New Zealand. 

Additionally, you naturally get all the benefits of an eSIM, such as not needing to switch your physical SIM card, and being able to continue using your regular SIM card while on your journey.

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