|Cellular Service and Coverage in New Zealand
Cellular phone service in New Zealand was formerly rather limited; now, however, new options are popping up all over the place. While this is especially true for locals, visitors to the country can also enjoy new freedoms that such an extension of coverage allows.
Unlike the USA but like most of the rest of the world, New Zealand has the GSM cellular system. This means that your wisest choice in cell phone coverage while visiting New Zealand is in obtaining a pre-paid SIM card or plan from a service provider.
Some perks of using such a cell phone while traveling New Zealand include avoiding super-high hotel charges, and enjoying extreme freedom to feel safe and secure (helpful in both driving or getting around in other ways), and the fun of calling those back home who will be able to hear you with clear reception, and take a part in your journey when you call them from New Zealand!