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Mobile Plan Questions
  • How much data do I need?
    The average person uses about 2GB of data per month, but it varies a lot based on how you use your phone. If you like watching streaming video you should consider 5GB per month.
  • Can I keep my phone number?
    Yes, you can always keep your phone number when moving to a new provider. No exceptions. You will get this option during the sign up process. Read More
  • Can I take my phone to a new provider?
    All New Zealand phone services use the same network setup, so phones bought in New Zealand will work with all providers. You need to check if your phone is network locked, though. The provider you bought it from can help unlock it, but there may be a fee.
  • What is Prepaid / Postpaid?
    Prepaid plans are paid for in advance with a credit recharge. Prepaid is a great way to keep track of your bill and know exactly what you're spending. With Postpaid plans you are billed at the end of the month This bill includes the service fee plus any excess usage charges.
  • Can I use my phone overseas?
    You need to check your handset's compatibility before travelling, as it depends on your destination. As a guide, phones bought in New Zealand will work in the US, UK, most of Europe and parts of Asia.
  • How much does it cost to call an international number?
    Call rates vary by country, so you need to check with your provider. Many plans now include calling minutes to specific country.
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Mobile Deals

NEW Unlimited MAX Plan
NEW Unlimited MAX Plan

For $129/month get unlimited calls, texts and Unlimited Data! (Unlimited data for personal NZ data usage only, excludes tethering or mobile WiFi hotspots).


iPhone 7 - compare plans and prices
iPhone 7 - compare plans and prices

Check out plans and prices for the new iPhone 7 here including any special promotions being offered...


Samsung Galaxy S7 - compare plans and prices
Samsung Galaxy S7 - compare plans and prices

Check out plans and prices for the Samsung Galaxy S7 here including an special promotions being offered...


One month Data Test Drive
One month Data Test Drive

Go data crazy in your first moth with Vodafone. Get the benefits of 25GB NZ data in your first month with Data Test Drive when you sign up to any 24 month Red+ plan.


NEW Skinny Direct Big Data Combos
NEW Skinny Direct Big Data Combos

Bring your phone to a new Skinny Direct Combo. This online only SIM service offers unlimited minutes & texts plus a generous data allowance...


Want the Latest Phone Every Year?
Want the Latest Phone Every Year?

Frustrated with waiting two years for a new phone? Upgrade with Spark on selected devices after 12 months for $149 with a $59.99 or above Open Term plan on 24m interest free



iPhone 7 32GB

iPhone 7 32GB

Apple's new flagship phone features a 4.7" Retina HD display, Touch ID, and 12MP camera


Samsung GALAXY S7 32GB

Samsung GALAXY S7 32GB

Samsung's updated Flagship device with 12MP camera with dual-pixel technology, water-resistant design and 5.1 Quad-HD display


iPhone 7 Plus 128GB

iPhone 7 Plus 128GB

iPhone with huge 5.5" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording


iPhone 6s 32GB

iPhone 6s 32GB

4.7" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording


How to find the best mobile phone plan

Choosing the best new mobile phone plans is a combination of the following factors:

  • setting a budget
  • understanding how many calls you make and much mobile data you need
  • finding a carrier with good coverage where you live, work and travel to regularly

Looking at old phone bills will help you assess your usage. Asking friends and family about their experience with different networks will be the best way to figure out which provider covers your area best.

With this information you are ready to filter down the thousands of mobile phone plans available to a manageable list of real considerations. The WhistleOut comparison engine will help you dig into your shortlist to be sure that the plans you are looking at come with all of the features you need at a price that you think is fair.

We're the only website to dynamically compares single-line and multi-line mobile phone plans from all major mobile carriers across Australia: 


Do you need a new phone?

Smartphones have quickly become an important part of a modern life. Like a computer in your pocket, a smartphone gives you access to the internet, apps, instant messaging and lots more.

Whether you're after a premium new Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, or budget-priced models from Huawei and Alcatel, we can show you how to match this with your usage and data needs on a single line or for your whole family.

To help you choose, we've got comprehensive mobile phone reviews and ratings. We put all new phones through their paces, testing screen quality, camera performance, battery life and more.

We also pull in reviews from other experts from around the world to help find the right phone.

If there's a carrier exclusive phone, our technology also includes phone substitution where it can automatically insert a 'closest match' handset into search results for mobile providers who don't stock the exact model you are searching for.


What is a SIM Only phone plan?

Sim Only phone plans is a mobile phone service sold without a new phone handset, and usually without a long term contract. The provider gives you a SIM card to put into a phone you currently own which gives you access to their network and services.

SIM Only phone plans are becoming increasingly popular because of the flexibility you get from not being locked into a contract. With SIM Only, you are free to move to a different service provider any time you like.

These plans are also extremely affordable. Without an expensive phone to pay for, the monthly cost of a SIM Only service can be half as much as a traditional phone plan, or less.

Why choose a SIM Only phone plan?

The major advantages of SIM Only plans include:

  • No contracts or long-term commitments
  • Save on the monthly cost of a new phone
  • Get many of the same benefits of a phone plan
  • Upgrade to the latest plans when they come out

What is the difference between Prepaid and Postpaid?

There are a few important differences to consider when looking at Prepaid and Postpaid phone plans. With Postpaid plans, you are sent a bill at the end of the month which includes the monthly access fee plus any charges for usage on top of your standard inclusions.

With Prepaid plans, you need to recharge your account at the beginning of the month, and then again if you use up all of the included credit. You are protected from excess usage charges as your access to specific services will stop when you reach your limits.

Why choose Postpaid?

  • Convenience of automatic renewals
  • Same features and extras as with phone plans
  • No contracts
  • Keep your phone number when you switch

Why choose Prepaid?

  • No excess usage charges - only pay for what you use
  • No long term commitments
  • Keep your existing phone number
  • Great for kids and teens

Do you need a cheap phone plan?

You might be surprised to know how much money you can save on your phone bill each month. Phone plans can include numerous extra features, but you will save money by not paying for features you don’t use. Consider the following to see whether you are currently on the right plan.

Our best tip is to give the little guys a shot. There may be comfort in dealing with the major providers, but it is the smaller telcos that have the best deals. These companies share the major networks, so you don't miss out on coverage or speed, and some have local call centres offering great customer support.

Also, choose no contract plans and keep an eye out for a bargain. Phone plans change all the time and you can move your phone number to whichever provider you like. When you spot a great deal, jump on it!

Do you really need these?

  • How much data do you actually use each month?
  • Do you make international phone calls?
  • Is overseas roaming important to you?
  • Will you make use of a data sharing feature?
  • Do you need a new phone or is your old one working fine?

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All plan options on all the major mobile carriers

Whether you need multiple lines combined in a family plan, or a great value no-contract mobile phone plan, you can find what you're looking for at WhistleOut.

Our data is always accurate and up-to-date, so you can be confident that you'll discover the best mobile phone plans in market right now.

Search options include:

  • Search for Monthly, 12-month or 24-month contract plans
  • Focus on prepaid phone plans and save
  • Compare the telcos you know and trust
  • Phone financing handset repayment options
  • Additional devices to share data with

Advanced options

Powerful search filters for targeted results

If you're looking to compare mobile phone plans across only a small selection of mobile phone providers, you can apply search filters in the Advanced Options section on the Search Results page.

There are other important filters, including:

  • Contract length settings
  • Filter by your preferred suppliers only
  • Prepaid expiry period
  • Plans with internationals calls

Tell us which mobile service provider you're currently with and we'll see whether there are any special deals for staying with your carrier, or for switching to a different network.


Shortcut search

Follow our search suggestions for faster plan discovery.

We know you may not want to calculate your usage before searching for a new phone plan, so we've created a number of great search shortcuts to show you the most popular phone and plan products without the work.

Looking just for a plan with an iPhone? Maybe you'd prefer a new Google Android phone with your On Account plan. Whether you're hunting around for cheap prepaid options, or you want to find a plan with the most data, we have you covered.

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