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Unlimited Broadband Plans NZ

Unlimited broadband is an internet connection without limits! There’s no data cap, no worrying about bandwidth, and no additional costs – perfect for all your online needs.

When compared to limited internet plans, you can use your unlimited internet plan as much as you want! This means that you don’t have to worry about budgeting your broadband plan to last through the end of the month. An unlimited data plan is perfect for a large flat, a big household, or just about anywhere if you don’t like the limits that come with regular broadband. As it’s unlimited, this means that you can stream, play, download, browse social media, and more, all at the same time!

The majority of Kiwis are switching to unlimited data plans, as their broadband usage is increasing. And, there are more and more providers across New Zealand offering unlimited plans than ever before! If it’s available in your location, it’s highly recommended to switch to an unlimited data plan now!

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Why is the unlimited broadband usage increasing in New Zealand?

  • Competitive unlimited broadband deals - Unlimited internet plans are one of the best offerings from most providers in New Zealand. You can often spot these plans bundled with other benefits such as free credit months, free Netflix subscriptions, and free goodies like PlayStations, Apple TVs, and more.
  • Higher internet usage by New Zealanders - Every year, Kiwis are increasing their average monthly broadband consumption. This is because households have multiple devices that connect to the internet, to do tasks like watching their favourite TV shows online, downloading things, working and playing video games. All of that requires a lot of internet data; hence having unlimited data plans is the way to go.

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is ADSL broadband?

It has been the standard in NZ for a long time and, depending on the quality of your lines, gives download speeds of up to 24Mbps and upload speeds of 1Mbps. The national average is about 10Mbps download and 1Mbps upload, regardless of whether it’s an unlimited internet plan or a data-capped one. This is plenty for the basics like emailing, surfing the net and checking social networks.

How much faster is VDSL broadband?

Heaps faster than ADSL! Depending on your line quality, you could get download speeds of up to 70Mbps and upload speeds of up to 10Mbps. There are several factors involved such as the condition of the copper cables and the distance from the nearest cabinet. The closer you are to the cabinet – the better.

Should I choose VDSL or Ultra Fast Fibre? (Ultra Fast Broadband)

If you can get both at your address, then you should consider fibre. It uses fibre optic cabling instead of copper which means the speeds are more consistent and faster. If you also purchase an unlimited data plan, then it’s double the fun since you can have a vast and never-ending internet consumption, as well as super-fast speeds! Fibre is a little trickier to install than VDSL, but it’s worth it.

How fast are the Ultra Fibre plans?

With Ultra Fibre 30, this service can deliver Fibre speeds of up to 30mbps downstream and 10mbps upstream. Ultra Fibre 100 can deliver Fibre speeds of up to 100mbps downstream and 20mbps upstream. Ultra Fibre 200 can provide 200Mbps downstream and 20Mbps upstream. And finally, Ultra Fibre Gigatown can provide an amazing 1000Mbps downstream and 500Mbps upstream. 

Actual speeds for fibre unlimited data plans are affected by various factors including networks, your modem and computer technology, internal home wiring and other environmental factors.

Standard Fibre Installation

The standard fibre installation should suit most New Zealand homes and requires a technician from your Local Fibre Company to carry out work at your house. They will make sure you understand what's required and won't start any work unless you're happy with what's proposed. 

It includes all the work needed to connect your home to the fibre running down the street: 

  • Installing the fibre cable from the street through to your home (up to 200m of cabling from the roadside curb to house).
  • Installing and connecting the necessary equipment outside (the ETP) and inside (the ONT) your home.
  • Making sure the fibre service is running and disconnecting the copper broadband connection to your home.
  • Your Local Fibre Company staff will do their best to minimise any impact on grassed areas and if hard surfaces are affected, they will be resealed.

Non-standard installation

You'll need this if your house is more than 200m from the Fibre access point on the street. Or if you decide to install your fibre modem in a different place from the ONT and need additional wiring as a result. 

The Local Fibre Company staff will let you know if your place needs a non-standard installation and what that's likely to cost before they start any work.

Getting the installation work done

You'll need this if your house is more than 200m from the Fibre access point on the street. Or if you decide to install your fibre modem in a different place from the ONT and need additional wiring as a result. 

The Local Fibre Company staff will let you know if your place needs a non-standard installation and what that's likely to cost before they start any work.

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Sophie Turnbull , 2020-09-14

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brent Dinnan , 2020-09-18

Used Glimp to compare prices for Broadband and toke thier adivce and signed up with a new plan saving a fair bit each month... I should have first gone to my provider as the yoffered me a better price to stay with them... lesson learnt