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NZ Mobile Info

New Zealand  mobile network frequencies / bands who uses who's network.

New Zealand Cellular mobile bands

New Zealand mobile Providers who use their own network:

  • Spark Formally Telecom

  • Formally Vodafone

  • 2Degrees(Also phones can roam on Vodafone NZ's GSM and UMTS )

Smaller operators that rent the towers from the main operators :

  • Skinny Mobile (Spark Network)

  • Warehouse Mobile (2Degrees Network)

  • Compass (Spark Network)

  • Blue Sky (Spark Network)

  • Slingshot (Spark Network)

What Phone Technology for the cellular network that you want to use in New Zealand

- 2degrees: GSM, UMTS and LTE
- Spark: UMTS, HSDPA and LTE
- Vodafone: GSM, UMTS, HSDPA and LTE

NZ Network Bands / Frequencies

The Vodafone NZ mobile network operates on the following frequencies:
2G - GSM 900MHz.
2G - GSM 1800MHz.
3G - 900MHz (U900) in rural and marine areas (up to 120 kms offshore)
3G - 2100MHz (U2100) in urban areas.
4G - 700MHz (Band 28)
4G - 1800MHz (Band 3)
4G - 2600MHz (Band 7)

Spark Operating Frequencies

​4G 1800MHz (LTE Band 3)
4G 700MHz (LTE Band 28)
3G 850MHz / 2100MHz
GSM 900MHz / 1800MHz are not supported bands

Teletronics rural broadband.

Which network does 2 degrees use?
2degrees operates a 3G (UMTS 900MHz and 2100MHz) and 4G (LTE 700MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz) network. So if your phone works with  these technologies, you're good to go.

Spacex Starlink Satellite Cellular bands. (One nz )

SpaceX is trialing basic satellite cellular service with United States telco T-Mobile in the 5G 1900 MHz band.

Lynk Global - 2degrees Satellite Cellular bands.

2degrees working with Lynk Global to get a satellite to cell phone service.


Apple has already launched basic satellite connectivity through operator Globalstar, with its iPhone 14 phones.

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