Phone, internet & mail

Pay phones

New Zealand has an extensive network of Public Phones throughout the country.

They are easily recognized by the yellow and blue Telecom emblem.

The cost of local call is 50 cents (NZD) with most phones accepting coins and prepared telephone cards.

International calls can be made from pay phones. Charges vary depending on the time of day and distance. Sundays are the best day to make national or international calls as all day discount rates apply.

The rates for Pre-Paid Telephone cards are: $2, $5, $10, $20 and $50. They can be purchased at Taylors College reception, convenience stores or dairies and Post Offices.

How much will it cost to call home?

To get more information about the cost of a call to your home country, phone the phone numbers below. Please note that there will be an extra charge for calling these numbers.

Number to call
Local/National Directory Assistance 018
International Directory Assistance 0172
National Operator 010
International Operator 0170

Email & internet

There are many internet providers in New Zealand offering differing rates for their service and speed.

The best way to find a complete listing of Internet providers is to do a search for ‘Internet Service Providers’ in the New Zealand Yellow pages.

Taylors College also provides all students with email/internet access on campus.


New Zealand Post is the national postal service provider. There are post offices located in most Auckland suburbs and shopping centres.

Services include letter, faxes, parcels, money orders (similar to a cheque) and a bill paying service.

To find the post office nearest you, visit the New Zealand Post website.


These links will take you to external sites. Sites will open in a separate window, and are in English unless otherwise indicated.

  • World clock and area code locator (Telecom New Zealand)
    Calling overseas and not sure of what code to dial before the number? This website will tell you – all you need to do is enter in the country that you are calling from (New Zealand) and the country you are calling.
  • Choosing an Internet Service Provider (Consumer Online)
    What you should consider when choosing an Internet Service Provider.