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An Essential Guide to New Zealand For Anyone Travelling Down Under
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An Essential Guide to New Zealand For Anyone Travelling Down Under

Telephone Services:

Directory Assistance
- National 018
- International 0172
Operator Assistance
- National 010
- International 0170

National and International Calls
You can make a national or international call by simply dialing direct, or using operator assistance. For further information, refer to the local telephone directory in the area you are in.

Public telephones are located throughout the country. They accept coins, credit cards or phonecards, which may be purchased in denominations of $5 to $50 from outlets usually located nearby. Services include multi-payment options, multi-language (instructions in English, Maori, Samoan, Tongan and Japanese), quick-dial keys, last number redial and a follow-on call key to make using them much easier.

Private and Business Telephones
All local calls from private residential telephones are free. Local calls from business telephones cost 4 cents a minute between 7am and 10pm.

Mobile Phones
A number of mobile phone providers offer phones on contract, or on convenient pre-paid terms. The pre-paid option is popular amoung travellers as they can stay in contact with friends and family everywhere they go without being tied down for an extended term.