What is the Phone Carrier in Niue?
There’s an awkward moment in the research of a traveller planning their trip to Niue when they realise that their phone roaming will not work in Niue! That means that the only way you can keep connected with the rest of the world is through a WiFi connection or via Niue’s only phone network, Telecom Niue. While we recommend disconnecting from the world on a Niue getaway, we get that some of you need to be able to use your phone in Niue. This guide to the Niue phone networks should help.
For more information on getting WiFi on the island, see Where to Get Wifi in Niue.
Will Your Phone Work with a Niue SIM Card?
While Telecom Niue does have phones for sale, if you want to use your phone from overseas with a Niue SIM card, it needs to be a Band 28 700Mhz phone. If you’re unsure if this applies to your phone, check out the list of phones compatible with Niue’s 4G VoLTE mobile network on the GSMA website.
Note that while iPhones are compatible with the local network for calls and texts, iPhone users will have to hire a Huawei Mini MIFI Router to connect to the local 4G network (i.e. connect to the internet). Other phones that are not compatible with a Niue SIM card can also make use of the MIFI router for accessing the internet, just note that you will not be able to make calls or texts. MIFIs can connect up to 10 devices. Learn more about accessing the internet with How to Get Internet in Niue.
And, of course, to charge your phone don’t forget your travel adapter if you’re not coming from New Zealand or Australia. See the 5 Best Travel Adapters for Niue for recommendations.
About Telecom Niue
The sole phone network servicing Niue is Telecom Niue. They are owned by the Government of Niue and are the only provider of fixed and mobile telephone services and the main provider for internet services. Network coverage is available across most of Niue, with some dark spots inland and on the east coast.
Where to Get a Telecom Niue SIM Card
Telecom Niue operates a kiosk at Hanan Airport on plane days where visitors can purchase SIM cards and a MIFI device if needed. Alternatively, you can visit the Telecom Niue office in the Alofi Commerical Centre.
Telecom Niue Visitor Phone Plans
Telecom Niue has a number of mobile phone plans designed for visitors to Niue. Phone plans with Telecom Niue are prepaid plans that can be purchased by visiting the Telecom Niue office or the Telecom Niue kiosk at Hanan Airport on plane days. Note that all Visitor Plans start at the time of purchase and that prices can change.
Telecom Niue Visitor Data Plans
- 1-Day Plan, 250Mb for around NZ$6
- 30-Day Plan, 3Gb for around NZ$32
- 30-Day Plan, 7Gb for around NZ$52
- 30-Day Plan, 11Gb for around NZ$78
Visitor MIFI rental is NZ$100 including an NZ$50 refundable bond paid on return of the MIFI device.
Learn about more ways to access the internet with What is the Best Way to Get Internet in Niue?
Telecom Niue Visitor Call and Text Plans
- 30-Day AU/NZ Lite Plan, 60 mins and 20 texts for around NZ$12
- 30 Day AU/NZ Heavy Plan, 60 mins and 60 texts for around NZ$52
- 7-Day Plan, 2Gb, 30 mins local/international calls, 30 texts for around NZ$52
- 14-Day Plan, 4Gb, 40 mins local/international calls, 40 texts for around NZ$73
Note that international calls and texts are only for phone numbers in Australia, New Zealand and Niue.
How to Top-Up Your Phone
Phones can be topped up by either visiting the Telecom Niue office in the Commerical Centre, over the phone at 015, or through the Telecom Niue mobile app.
For more phone talk, see How to Get a Tourist SIM Card in Niue.