Finding the Right Broadband Plan for You

Date Jul 13, 2020
Blog category Broadband
Blog category Power
By Michael Speight


With so many different broadband plans out there, it can be overwhelming and hard to choose the right plan. We take a look at some of the most popular plans available in New Zealand. The glimp broadband comparison tool categorises internet users into four categories: light internet users, moderate users, heavy users and extreme users. 

  • Light internet users are commonly web browsing such as going on Facebook or reading the news. 
  • Moderate users stream music and use video calling services such as Skype.
  • Heavy users watch YouTube, stream Netflix shows or download the occasional movie.
  • Extreme users are often gaming, downloading and streaming a lot of content and have a number of people on their network. 

In terms of prices, most broadband plans offered in New Zealand are fairly similar with only slight differences. We’ll take a look at some of the top providers in New Zealand and what packages they offer. *NB these broadband packages can be subject to change so use our tool to get the most updated information.

Spark Broadband Plans

Spark offers three data plans for 60GB, 120GB and unlimited broadband, and depending on your area you have the option of ADSL or Ultra Fibre speeds. Spark also offers additional addons such as Netflix and Lightbox when you sign up to certain contracts. 

Vodafone Broadband Plans

Vodafone offers broadband deals with and without a landline. For the naked broadband plans (no landline) they have four options available. Basic home, Everyday Home, Ultimate Home and Smart Connect. They are currently running a promotion where you can receive the first three months free if you sign up to one of their Smart Connect or Ultimate Home contracts.

MyRepublic Broadband Plans 

MyRepublic was the first provider of fibre internet in New Zealand. They offer a range of unlimited broadband packages at competitive rates. Their unlimited broadband plans are available at VDSL, Fibre 100 or ultra-fast fibre pro speeds. Their average speed was ranked #1 on the Netflix ISP Speed Index test. 

Slingshot Broadband Plans 

Slingshot also offers three streamlined packages for 100GB, 150GB and unlimited data. The speeds are also standard broadband and ultra-fast fibre. Prices start from $59.95/month and there are many addons available to tailor the plan for your needs. 

Orcon Broadband Plans 

Orcon has similar plans starting from $79.95/month which are available in both standard broadband and ultra-fibre speeds. Depending on the plan you sign up for you can get some free goodies such as an Apple TV or Xbox One. 

Trustpower Broadband Plans 

Trustpower has plans starting from $80/month for both standard broadband and ultra-fast broadband. For long terms signups they offer 6 months free broadband or other free packages such as NEON and Fan Pass. 

Many New Zealand broadband providers offer similar deals in terms of pricing and speed plans. Finding the best deal for your household can depend on a number of factors such as monthly usage and where you live. Use the free glimp online tool to find the best unlimited broadband plans based on your location, usage requirements and speed requirements. 

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Matthew Symmons , 2021-12-14

*edit - turns out the providers are all upgrading and the glimp site is more up to date* Both the highlighted deals i clicked through to get turned out to be inaccurate speeds. Glimp saying 300/100 both providers only offering 100/20 for the price given, despite giving the same address in both sites. still giving 3 stars though as regardless the deals through Glimp are better than the standard advertised deals on the providers site.

Leah Te Rangi , 2021-09-28

Sign up didn't go quite the way it was meant to. But Kate called and she walked through everything so we could work out what went wrong. she was patient, friendly, supportive and kept me calm to finally get plan registration sorted ( still can't log in though - she must be magic )