WiFi is available in most hotels, cafes, restaurants and a number of local authorities including all of New Zealand’s public libraries and i-SITE Visitors Information Centres. If you are not sure ask, as it is not always advertised.
The speed of the WiFi is also variable ranging from good, particularly in the cities where there is fibre, to less reliable and slower in some of the more remote or rural areas of the country where the technology is older.
So if you are looking for flexibility and speed the cellular data networks provide a better, faster service, so you can stay connected and get all those great photos home to your loved ones.
Consider a calling card
If your mobile phone is locked to a network back home or you don't wish to purchase a local SIM card, you can get a calling card for use within New Zealand's public phone network. Calling cards can be used to ring international countries for a specified amount of time and are generally very cost effective.
Note: Most public phones in New Zealand don’t take cash. A credit card or calling card is generally necessary if you are wanting to make a call from a public phone.
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