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Topic # 232243 6-Apr-2018 12:38
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Some wireless broadband customers can now access a massive 240GB of data for their broadband plan. Priced from $89.99 on Spark (available today, includes Spark’s Lightbox and Wifi offers) and from $59 on Skinny (available from mid-April), this new plan will make wireless broadband a great option for customers who want a new generation broadband option but need plentiful supplies of data.

 

Grant McBeath, acting CEO for Spark Home Mobile and Business says, “Launching this new plan is another step in Spark’s Upgrade New Zealand plan, which aims to move most customers off copper onto the newer broadband technologies, fibre and wireless broadband, by 2020.

 

“We originally developed wireless broadband as a great option for low to medium data broadband customers – and our customers have voted with their feet, with over 104,000 customers switching to wireless broadband since we launched 2 years ago.

 

“However, we’ve consistently been asked the question, ‘When will you be in a position to offer higher capped wireless broadband plans for customers who need more data?’. So, we accelerated our investment in our mobile network to provide increased capacity and we’re really pleased to now be in a position to offer a 240GB plan to some customers with higher data requirements. More customers can now choose wireless broadband, confident in the knowledge that their plan will have enough data for their needs.”

 

The 240GB wireless broadband plan won’t be available to all wireless broadband customers at this stage. Customers with higher capped plans tend to use their data for more data intensive activities that need to be supported by greater data capacity. The stronger the mobile signal is on a property, the better Spark can support that kind of usage, so we’re initially just making this an option for customers in urban wireless broadband areas whose homes and businesses have great coverage, where we’re confident we can offer a great experience.

 





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  Reply # 1989453 6-Apr-2018 12:59
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this is cheap as chip! well done spark!





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The new modem is also nice, gbit ethernet. 5ghz 3x3 :)

 

 

 

Not sure if this will be offered as an upgrade so don't ask me at this stage!





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Cheaper than my 50/10 unlimited Spark Fibre and my usage for last 3 months has been under 200GB..


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Would be nice if they made this available to rural customers, those who only have access to wireless broadband. Seems a bit counter intuitive to only make it available in areas where Fibre/VDSL are already available. 


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  Reply # 1989469 6-Apr-2018 13:32
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Cheaper than my 50/10 unlimited Spark Fibre and my usage for last 3 months has been under 200GB..

 

 

i knew it was coming, but the pricepoint for me too was quite surprising.





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gmball:

 

Would be nice if they made this available to rural customers, those who only have access to wireless broadband. Seems a bit counter intuitive to only make it available in areas where Fibre/VDSL are already available. 

 

 

 

 

There is a 240gb plan for Rural already.

 

the gotcha here is it's not network wide, It's within certain ranges. of which many (not all) rural customers do fall outside of.





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hio77:

 

The new modem is also nice, gbit ethernet. 5ghz 3x3 :)

 

 

 

Not sure if this will be offered as an upgrade so don't ask me at this stage!

 

 

Can you post a link to the new router? and does it support 4.5G?


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hio77:

 

The new modem is also nice, gbit ethernet. 5ghz 3x3 :)

 

 

 

Not sure if this will be offered as an upgrade so don't ask me at this stage!

 

 

Can you post a link to the new router? and does it support 4.5G?

 

 

can't see official docs up yet, so i'll include the following snipit from the site.

 

 

 

 

in otherwords, yes it targets the 4.5g network :)





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And how can I learn if the planned deployment includes my address?
Is there a web link to the deployment map yet?

*Edit the Scoop release that mirrors this announcement gives https://www.skinny.co.nz/broadband/ for the address checker, but Skinny has yet to show this capacity plan as available?

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PhantomNVD: And how can I learn if the planned deployment includes my address?
Is there a web link to the deployment map yet?

 

 

 

You can check the site now to see if your currently supported.

 

mapping I'm not sure on at this stage.





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B618 CAT 11 not bad at all :)

 

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Linux:

 

B618 CAT 11 not bad at all :)

 

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also more apple household friendly ;)





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hio77:

PhantomNVD: And how can I learn if the planned deployment includes my address?
Is there a web link to the deployment map yet?


 


You can check the site now to see if your currently supported.


mapping I'm not sure on at this stage.



Yep, I’m currently a SkinnyBB 4G subscriber on the 120Gb plan, just keen to see if I’ll be in the 240Gb ‘limited’ map area too ☺️

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PhantomNVD:
hio77:

 

PhantomNVD: And how can I learn if the planned deployment includes my address?
Is there a web link to the deployment map yet?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can check the site now to see if your currently supported.

 

 

 

mapping I'm not sure on at this stage.

 



Yep, I’m currently a SkinnyBB 4G subscriber on the 120Gb plan, just keen to see if I’ll be in the 240Gb ‘limited’ map area too ☺️

 

Flick me the address, i'll dig :)





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B618 reminds me of an Apple Airport

 

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