NZMCA to offer mobile broadband access for motorhomes
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 13:10.
Filed under: News
Takapuna-based Wireless Nation has played a key role in launching a new 4G-enabled broadband service that’s designed specifically to meet the needs of motorhomers.
Wireless Nation has partnered with the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) to offer its 65,000-plus members fast, reliable broadband access and big data (up to 150GB per month) at a very competitive price.
There are two simple plans to choose from 40GB @ $79 per month or 100GB @ $99 per month. Both plans come with free 50GB off peak data to use between midnight and 6am. There’s a one-off investment of $299 for a 4G capable modem which comes on an open term contract. Both plans are 4G capable but will automatically go to 3G if the tower is only 3G capable. Currently all towers are scheduled to be upgraded to 4G.
The new service, NZMCA DATA, is going to transform members’ travel plans and have a positive impact on domestic tourism, says NZMCA CEO Bruce Lochore.
“Quite simply, the convenience of having broadband service that’s as fast and consistent as city broadband while they are on the road will encourage our members to stay away for longer.”
At present, the average NZMCA member spends around 75 days per year on the road.
“However, until now the difficulty of keeping in touch with friends and family via the internet or using technology to stream entertainment on very restrictive mobile phone data plans has been limiting for our members,” says Mr Lochore.
Wireless Nation’s technical director Tom Linn says offering a solution that will enhance peoples’ travel and telco experience is hugely rewarding.
“This new service means motorhomers will be able to enjoy all the benefits of technology that we expect in our homes while they are travelling,” says Mr Lochore.
Wireless Nation has been connecting rural homes and businesses for over the past 10 years using RBI, innovative custom wireless solutions and New Zealand's leading satellite network.
Wireless Nation has strong ties to the rural health sector through sponsoring RHAANZ (The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand) and having a zero-rated agreement with Farmstrong to improve rural and mental health across rural New Zealand.