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New Zealand Virtual Phone number

Have your own phone number in New Zealand for a few dollars per month. Incoming calls can be forwarded anywhere worldwide at the cost of a local call.

In this article we will explain how it works and how you can get a virtual phone number in New Zealand now.


A virtual number is a real phone number

A virtual phone number is actually a normal, real phone number. The only difference is that a virtual number isn’t connected to any physical phone line or to any SIM-card.

You can make and answer calls with free apps for Android and iOS or your laptop.

People calling your New Zealand virtual phone number will have the same experience as if calling a regular local number.

When you make calls from your number – people you call will see your number before answering.

You can get your phone number in New Zealand here.



Different types of numbers

In New Zealand, there are two types of numbers that you can purchase as virtual phone numbers.

  • City numbers
    These phone numbers are related to a city, such as 9 for Auckland or 4 for Wellington. Here are the different area codes in New Zealand.
  • Toll free numbers
    These numbers are free for the caller to call – as long as they are calling from within New Zealand. Toll free numbers start with 800. The owner of the phone number pays an extra per minute fee for all calls received.



Who can buy a New Zealand phone number?

Anyone in the world can buy a New Zealand phone number. You do not need to be a New Zealand citizen or live there to buy one.

We are required by our providers to know who our subscribers are. Due to this, you are required to submit your address – anywhere in the world – and an ID number. In some cases, you may be asked to provide proof of address and ID.


Try free

You can try a number in New Zealand for a couple of days for free by starting a free trial now. If you like the way it works, you can keep it.

If you take no action, the number will be removed automatically and there is no cost for you



What does it cost?

The cost for having a virtual New Zealand number is based on the following components.

  • Monthly cost
    From $3.99.
  • Calls and call forwarding
    Costs as a local call.
  • Optional add on services
    Voice response, call recording requires that you have a paid plan (starts at $9.95 per user and month). This includes free calls, call forwarding and free phone numbers.



Feature of Virtual phone number of New Zealand

Embracing the innovative digital frontier, our service allows you to own a New Zealand virtual phone number. This gives you the freedom to conduct business in New Zealand from anywhere in the world. Below, we will delve into the special features and benefits of our service.


Versatile and Easy Inclusive Communication

Our New Zealand Phone numbers are tailored to handle calls in a way that fits your phone setup. From directing incoming calls to your personal mobile or to a landline to routing them with voice response, the world is your oyster. We’ve got you covered, making sure you never miss a vital business call.


Enjoy Local Rates from Anywhere

One of our objectives, at Sonetel, is to keep things affordable for you. So, when you make a call to New Zealand using your New Zealand number or receive a call, it only costs you local call rates. Yes, despite your location worldwide.


Wide Range of Subscription Options

A key feature you will find useful is our array of subscription options. Customers are not boxed into standard monthly renewals. Salute to flexibility as you can choose between 1-year and 3-year subscriptions, with savings for longer periods. We ensure that you are not tied down in any way.


No SMS? No Problem!

Our New Zealand virtual phone numbers may not support SMS, but definitely break no sweat. We offer a robust, comprehensive communication solution that doesn’t hinge on text messages. Our platform has been designed with a focus on voice calls and not text messages.


Voice Response and Call Recording are at Your Service

For the cherry on the top, you can add voice response to your phone number, and create menu platforms for callers, announcements, or voicemail boxes. Text-to-speech can be used to convert your typed messages into audio. Do remember to ensure your use of call recording aligns with the laws of relevant countries.


Use It, Love It, Keep It!

You wouldn’t buy a car without a test drive, would you? In the same way, we offer a trial period for you to use and understand the working of our New Zealand virtual phone numbers. So give it a whirl and we are confident you’d want to keep it.


Avoid These Pitfalls

  • Ignoring Requirements: We are required by our providers to know who our subscribers are. Therefore, when purchasing the New Zealand phone number, remember to provide your address and an ID number. In some cases, proof of both may be required.
  • Forgetting Location: Be mindful of local laws about call recording. Remember, you are responsible for ensuring that your use of this feature complies with the laws of your location and that of the call recipient.

We hope that you find these features and tips helpful in paving your way towards a successful utilization of your New Zealand virtual phone number. Let the power of global communication be with you!


Answer calls

The easiest way to answer incoming calls to your New Zealand phone number is to forward all calls to your regular mobile phone number or to a landline number.

When you receive a forwarded call, you can see the number of the caller – or the virtual number they called – depending on your settings.

Call forwarding worldwide costs like a regular local call.

There are many other options available for call forwarding, such as answering calls with voice response, sending calls to team members, etc.



Make calls

You can make calls from your New Zealand number by using our free Android , iOS or web app. You can import your regular mobile contacts into the app and call anyone you know with a click.

The person you call can see your number. You can chose if you want to show one of your Sonetel numbers or your regular mobile number.

You will be charged local call rates for the calls you make.





SMS is not supported on any of the virtual numbers from New Zealand.



Voice response

If you want to add voice response to your phone number (“For sales, press one…”.) you need to have a paid plan. This gives you access to the “Voice apps”.

You can easily create menus for callers, announcements or voicemail boxes.

Text-to-speech can be used to create the messages to be played to callers. Simply type in the message you want converted into an audio message. You can also upload audio files or record new messages with your phone.



Call recording

Call recording is available if you have a paid plan.

Only use call recording if you can do it without breaking any laws in the country of the phone number, or in the countries where you – and the person you are talking to – is in.




Subscription options

Here are the options when you subscribe to a phone number from New Zealand.

  • Free with Plans
    Premium and Business are optional “all-inclusive” plans that are charged per user and month. They include free phone numbers for every user in your team.
  • Pay for it
    You can subscribe with monthly renewal, or 1-year or 3-years. The longer the subscription – the lower the monthly cost. You pay in advance for the entire subscription period. You can turn off auto-renewal whenever you want.


Are there any limitations?

Yes, there are different limitations, depending on what type of subscription you have.


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