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Set up with Spark while visiting NZ

Find out how to connect to the Spark network when you're visiting New Zealand. Find a plan that will work for you, and learn about our network coverage.

Before you head to New Zealand, check these items:

  • Make sure your phone is compatible with the Spark network. Check your phone compatibility
  • Make sure your phone is unlocked by your overseas provider. You can only use your phone in New Zealand if it's unlocked. Check whether it's unlocked by contacting your current mobile provider.

If your phone is incompatible with our network or locked, we offer a wide range of phones. Buy a phone from Spark NZ

Devices like mobile broadband sticks or tablets only need data. See Spark Mobile Broadband plans

You may need to update your device settings before you can use mobile data on the Spark network. Set up your phone on the Spark network

Connection options

SIM card

  • To use your phone in New Zealand, you'll need a $5 prepaid Spark SIM. SIM cards come with a New Zealand mobile number.
  • To get a SIM card, find a store near you. If you're flying into Auckland or Christchurch, there's a kiosk at the airport.

NZ Travel Packs

If you'll be in New Zealand for less than two months, consider a NZ Travel Pack. Each pack includes a SIM card, data and local and international minutes. 

Find out more about NZ Travel Packs

Prepaid plans and packages

Download our app to top up, buy Prepaid plans and packs and view your usage and balance from your phone:

Pay Monthly plans

Staying in New Zealand for more than a month? Our Pay Monthly plans might suit you better.

View Spark Pay Monthly plans

Spark network coverage

We provide coverage across most of the country. You can use 4G nationwide. To use 4G, you'll need a 4G-enabled device. Our 4G coverage map shows if 4G is available where you're travelling.

View the Spark coverage map

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