Black + White Mobile

Black+White was a New Zealand mobile virtual network operator which used Vodafone New Zealand's GSM (and UMTS networks, where available).

Black + White
IndustryMobile telecommunications
Founded2008 as "Black+White"
HeadquartersAuckland, New Zealand
ProductsMobile phone sales, Telecom services

When the company was operational, their handsets were compatible with the Vodafone network and some may also be compatible with Spark's network. The handsets are similar to Vodafone's handset range but are sold at different prices. Although they operate on Vodafone's network, Black+White use their own mobile numbers with the 028 prefix at the beginning of the mobile number.

Pricing, roaming and plansEdit

Black+White was established in October 2008 by a former Telecom executive.[1][2] It aimed to offer New Zealand mobile consumers cheaper rates and mobile phones at near wholesale prices. They offer number portability like all other phone networks in New Zealand. With Black+White "you can roam on up to 231 networks in over 120 different countries".[3]

Black+White's products are targeted at the small business sector.

Black+White was acquired by M2 (now Vocus), but is no longer operational.


  1. ^ Smith, Jacqueline (28 October 2008). "Black + White enters prepay mobile market". NZ Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Black + White targets small business, prepay customers". The National Business Review. 29 October 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 May 2010. Retrieved 2009-08-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)