Local New Zealand Phone Numbers

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Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington among others - $2.95 per month*

  • We cover about 10 different local New Zealand prefixes
  • Easy setup with your smartphone | Use the New Zealand phone number as the Caller-ID
  • You can use the NZ virtual number with direct forwarding ( to a phone number, SIP, VoIP phone etc.)
  • We have cities/area codes all over the Islands | Phone numbers from Auckland to Wellington
  • Use our business phone system for call menus, voicemail, time- based routing, voicemail etc.
  • Spark New Zealand is the major telecom company for the Kiwis | Population is 5 Million for NZ and steadily climbing
  • Currently we do not support incoming SMS/Text with our New Zealand phone numbers
  • No special registration with our Kiwi (NZ) phone numbers

Use VoIP with a New Zealand virtual phone number among other options

  • You can use any combination of software and/or devices with your local New Zealand phone number
  • 1. Forward the New Zealand FlyNumber to any regular phone number

  • Core FlyNumber feature and can be updated via your panel on the "fly" (pun intended)
  • No PBX or phone system involved when using this option
  • Anytime our system needs to send calls to a regular phone number, there is a low per min rate
  • 2. Use the FlyNumber with our hosted pbx-phone system

  • This is optional. You can always go back to one of the other core options other (1. Regular Phone or 3. Voip/SIP)
  • It's $14.95 a month + the price of the New Zealand phone number (shown top of page)
  • If you forward to a reg. phone number and/or make outgoing calls - a per min rate applies
  • IVR/Voice Menu | Record Calls | On-Hold/Queue | Time-based routing | SIP Accounts | Voicemail and more
  • Within the PBX, core features (1. and 3.) are expanded to a great degree
  • Use the PBX to make outgoing calls with your virtual phone number
  • More info on our cloud phone system

  • 3. Set the New Zealand virtual phone number directly to VoIP

  • Core FlyNumber feature - set the New Zealand phone number to any SIP address (URI/host)
  • PBX not involved | Update settings instantly | Detailed logs (including failed attempts)
  • Using the SIP protocal (VoIP) might be the most effecnent way of answering calls, it would involve the fewset amount of "hops"
  • Your New Zealand FlyNumber can be used with 3CX | Asterisk | FreePBX | FreeSwitch among other VoIP solution
  • There are no additional charges when receiving calls this way - Unlimited incoming minutes
  • Every FlyNumber comes with 2 incoming channels (with the ability to purchase more soon)
  • More info on call forwarding

  • Buy a New Zealand virtual phone number in 3 easy steps

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    1.) Choose a country and city for your phone number

    2.) How would you like to use the FlyNumber? (change this anytime)

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    3.) Configuration Options

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    Technical info on New Zealand phone numbers

    • Country code:
    • New Zealand's country code is +64, which is used as a prefix when dialing a New Zealand phone number from outside the country.
    • Area codes:
    • New Zealand has several area codes based on the region. Area codes are used when dialing a landline number. Here is a list of some common area codes:
    • Auckland: 09
    • Wellington: 04
    • Christchurch: 03
    • Dunedin: 03
    • Hamilton: 07
    • Number format:
    • New Zealand phone numbers typically follow these formats for landlines and mobile phones:
    • Landline: (Area code) xxx xxxx (e.g., 09 123 4567)
    • Mobile: 02x xxx xxxx (e.g., 021 123 4567)
    • Mobile numbers:
    • Mobile phone numbers in New Zealand usually start with '02' followed by an additional digit to indicate the mobile carrier. Some common mobile carrier prefixes are:
    • 021: Vodafone
    • 022: 2degrees
    • 027: Spark
    • 028: TelstraClear
    • Non-geographic numbers:
    • These numbers are not tied to any specific location and are often used for services like toll-free numbers, premium rate numbers, and other special services. Some examples are:
    • 0800, 0508: Toll-free numbers
    • 0900: Premium rate numbers
    • *Contact us directly for emergency service capability on your New Zealand FlyNumber, additional fee's apply.
    • Number length:
    • New Zealand phone numbers typically have a total length of 8 digits for landlines (excluding the area code) and 9 digits for mobile phones (excluding the country code). Including the area code for landlines or the country code for international dialing, the total length of a New Zealand phone number is usually 10 or 11 digits.

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    The history behind New Zealand phone numbers

    • Introduction of the telephone (late 19th century):
    • Telephones were first introduced to New Zealand in the late 19th century. Initially, these devices were connected through manual switchboards operated by human operators.
    • Introduction of area codes (1958):
    • As the telephone network expanded, New Zealand introduced a system of area codes in 1958. These codes were assigned based on geographical regions, with the North Island receiving codes starting with 0, while the South Island had codes starting with 9. This allowed for more efficient routing of calls and made long-distance calling more manageable.
    • Transition to automatic exchanges (1960s):
    • In the 1960s, New Zealand started replacing manual switchboards with automatic exchanges, removing the need for human operators. This also led to the introduction of direct dialing for long-distance calls.
    • Introduction of seven-digit numbering (1988):
    • In response to growing demand, New Zealand increased the length of its local phone numbers from six to seven digits in 1988. This change allowed for a greater number of available phone numbers within each area code.
    • Deregulation and competition (1990s):
    • The telecommunications market in New Zealand was deregulated in the 1990s, leading to increased competition among providers. This period saw the introduction of new services, such as mobile phones and Internet access, which contributed to further growth in phone numbers.
    • Introduction of mobile phone numbers (1990s):
    • Mobile phones emerged in the 1990s, and New Zealand introduced a separate set of prefixes for mobile numbers. These prefixes usually start with 02, followed by a digit indicating the carrier (e.g., 021 for Vodafone).
    • Introduction of non-geographic numbers (2000s):
    • To accommodate the increasing number of services and providers, New Zealand introduced non-geographic numbers in the 2000s. These numbers do not follow the traditional area code structure and are used for services like toll-free numbers (starting with 0800) and premium rate numbers (starting with 0900).
    • Number portability (2007):
    • In 2007, New Zealand introduced number portability, allowing customers to keep their existing phone numbers when switching between landline or mobile service providers. This change made it easier for consumers to switch providers and increased competition in the market.

    The FlyNumber Forum - Topics tagged New-zealand

    Aus-NZ basic questions

    Jan 28, 2017

    Hi, I’m interested in your service but have a couple of simple questions for which I cannot find immediate answers on your site.

    My requirement is to have a NZ-based (Auckland) number directed to an Australian mobile (iPhone) – either direct to the mobile number, or through a VOIP app (possibly Viber).

    The questions I have:

    1. Simply, would a person calling the number in Auckland be required to include the area code when calling my number? That is, if the number were ‘09 1234567’ normally when you call a number from within that area code you can omit the 09 and just call ‘1234567’ – so that it works exactly as a normal number does. However, I note that a colleague who uses a Skype number is required to use the full number – area code included – even when called within the area. What is the requirement here?

    2. If I have the number forward to my Aus mobile, does it come through as a ‘normal’ call would, and if I don’t answer does this go through to voicemail as a normal call would?

    That is all. Thanks.


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    How to use Pbxww panel

    Apr 11, 2017

    I’m trying to temporarily direct calls from my wellington new zealand number to my australia mobile. I created a new person in pbxww but it won’t let me drag the cables to the new ahst mobile person. Help!

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    Is area code always required?

    Jan 30, 2017

    Still waiting for a response to my question, so here I have endeavoured to rephrase and simplify it:

    When dialing a number from within that number’s area code, is the area code still required or can it be omitted?

    Thus, calling the number 09-1234567 within the 09 area code region, am I required to still use the ‘09’ prefix or can I just dial ‘1234567’?


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