New Zealand Samsung Galaxy S4 plans compared

Parallel importers will sell you a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone for less than $1000 while outlets like Noel Leeming and the Warehouse will sell it for a shade over a grand.

If you don’t want to pay up-front, New Zealand’s three mobile carriers all offer plans featuring the phone. Here I’ve listed the main offers from each carrier.

Telecom NZ will give you a phone for nothing upfront if you commit to spending $119 a month over two years. For that you’ll get 2GB of data a month – which is enough if you spend most of your time near a Wi-Fi hotspot.

That money also gets 600 call minutes. Spend the same money at 2degrees and you’ll get 700 call minutes.

Vodafone wants an extra dollar each month, for much the same deal – although it’s price includes the 4G data network. This may be a draw card for you: the Galaxy S4 whizzes along on the faster network.

There are nuances between network offerings. In particular 2degrees allows unused data and calls to carry over from one month to the next.

Carrier Contract term months Upfront cost monthly cost total cost included data extra cost /MB call minutes texts
Vodafone 24 0 140 3360 3GB 0.20 700 2500
Vodafone 24 0 120 2880 2GB 0.20 600 2500
Vodafone 24 349 100 2749 1GB 0.20 200 2500
Vodafone 24 499 80 2419 1GB 0.20 200 2500
Vodafone 24 999 45 2079 500MB 0.20 100 5000
Telecom 24 0 169 4056 3GB 0.20 unmetered unmetered
Telecom 24 0 139 3336 2GB 0.20 800 600
Telecom 24 0 119 2856 2GB 0.20 600 600
Telecom 24 299 89 2435 1.5GB 0.20 400 600
Telecom 24 749 39 1685 1GB 0.20 200 600
Telecom 12 749 169 2777 3GB 0.20 unmetered unmetered
Telecom 12 749 139 2417 2GB 0.20 800 600
Telecom 12 899 119 2327 2GB 0.20 600 600
Telecom 12 949 89 2017 1.5GB 0.20 400 600
Telecom 12 1049 59 1757 1GB 0.20 200 600
Telecom 12 1109 39 1577 750MB 0.20 150 600
Telecom 0 1149 139 1149 2GB 0.20 unmetered unmetered
Telecom 0 1149 119 1149 2GB 0.20 1000 unmetered
Telecom 0 1149 89 1149 1.5GB 0.20 700 unmetered
Telecom 0 1149 59 1149 1GB 0.20 500 unmetered
Telecom 0 1149 39 1149 750MB 0.20 250 unmetered
Telecom 0 1149 29 1149 500MB 0.20 150 unmetered
2degrees 24 0 179 4296 3.5GB unmetered unmetered
2degrees 24 0 149 3576 2.5GB unmetered unmetered
2degrees 24 0 119 2856 2GB 700 unmetered
2degrees 24 450 89 2586 1.5GB 600 unmetered
2degrees 24 650 69 2306 1.25GB 450 unmetered
2degrees 24 850 49 2026 1GB 300 unmetered
2degrees 24 900 39 1836 750MB 220 unmetered
2degrees 24 1080 29 1776 500MB 160 unmetered
2degrees 12 749 179 2897 3.5GB unmetered unmetered
2degrees 12 949 149 2737 2.5GB unmetered unmetered
2degrees 12 949 119 2377 2GB 700 unmetered
2degrees 12 999 89 2067 1.5GB 600 unmetered
2degrees 12 1029 69 1857 1.25GB 450 unmetered
2degrees 12 1059 49 1647 1GB 300 unmetered
2degrees 12 1074 39 1542 750MB 220 unmetered
2degrees 12 1104 29 1452 500MB 160 unmetered

4 thoughts on “New Zealand Samsung Galaxy S4 plans compared

  1. Pricespy.co nz has these cheapest GST-included parallel import prices today for the S4: 16Gb $913 (plus a whopping $30 for courier!), 32Gb $1233 and 64Gb $1289. They certainly rock it in for extra RAM.

    These are not particularly attractive prices. Six months ago I bought a 16Gb Galaxy Nexus through an importer listed in PriceSpy, for $500. The newer Nexus 4 (16Gb) is now listed at prices starting at $548. Half the price of an S4, but much better than half as good!

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