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Mobile 3 G coverage in South Island

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Mobile 3 G coverage in South Island

I am intending to buy the sim card from Telekom new zealand, could i know how is the 3G coverage in South Island? For example at Christchurch, Queenstown, Wanaka area.

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1. Re: Mobile 3 G coverage in South Island

Hi. You can take a look at the coverage map:

telecom.co.nz/mobile/…

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2. Re: Mobile 3 G coverage in South Island

You will find all the main centres as you have mentioned will have good coverage. The west coast is a whole different matter. Again Main towns like Franz Joseph, Fox Glacier, Greymouth will have coverage. Most of the East coast will also have good coverage.

Have a great Holiday

Cheers

Mark Perkins

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3. Re: Mobile 3 G coverage in South Island

it is the areas between towns which don't have coverage. You can't connect while driving Franz to Wanaka on the Haast Pass nor Wanaka to Aoraki/Mt Cook on the Lindis Pass. The Catlins and Abel Tasman also has limited coverage.

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5. Re: Mobile 3 G coverage in South Island

thanks for all the info :D

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6. Re: Mobile 3 G coverage in South Island

Telecom is far and away the best telco we have here in nz. Best coverage by a country mile. I had good coverage in queenstown.

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7. Re: Mobile 3 G coverage in South Island

I don't know what you base you info on Dexternz, I would have thought there was very little between any of them. If you are calling rather than texting 2 degrees is cheaper. Overall the coverage is excelent and the "flat" or "dead" spots are not that big.

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