If you are moving around alot & need a broadband connection. Termination rates for fixed line broadband make it uneconomic if you move around a lot.
|Vodafone||97% of where Kiwis live Coverage Map|
|Casual rate||$1 for your first 10MB and $1 for each MB thereafter.||If use broadband without pay for data on all plans it costs
$1 for first 10Mb & $1/Mb after that!
|Spark||“97% of the places kiwis live” Coverage Map|
|1.5Gb||$29.99||1 month||Prepaid or Open Term|
|3Gb||$49.99||1 month||Open Term|
|6Gb||$69.99||1 month||Open Term|
Always check with the operator what the reception will be like where you want to use it as sometimes reception can be variable even when it says you are in a 4G zone.
If you don’t want a landline but need broadband Naked Broadband (a Fixed Broadband without needing a landline at home) is again much better value. You can compare Naked Broadband Deals here
Mobile Broadband tends to be much quicker & have better reception in the main centres in New Zealand. Speed outside 3G areas is extremely slow!
Note: Do not use mobile broadband when roaming abroad unless you want a very big bill when you return home.
Far better to get a prepay USB stick from the mobile operator in the country you are visiting if you can. You have been warned!
Vodafone’s 4G Broadband network currently covers areas in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Whangarei, Whangamata, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, New Plymouth, Wanganui, Napier, Palmerston North, Nelson and Queenstown.
They also use 3G extended network that now covers 97% of where Kiwis live (this uses 900Mhz frequency)
2 Degrees has the best mobile broadband deals on the market for smaller download limits.