Reliable Coverage

Our mobile network covers over 97.5% of the population. That's a lot of people. We’ve also built the largest 4G network in New Zealand

Reliable Coverage: Covering 97.5% of New Zealand

Coverage Facts

  • 3G to over 97.5% population
  • Dual Carrier 3G coverage to 82% population
  • 4G coverage to over 78% of NZ
  • Rural coverage to over 40,000SqKM or 4m hectares of land


Over the last 18 months we’ve extended our 3G in-building coverage to provide more reliable coverage to homes or businesses.

We’re also rolling out 4G 700 coverage across rural New Zealand to connect even more Kiwis to our super-fast mobile network.


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Please note: The above map is indicative only and intended to provide general guidance on where our network and outdoor coverage is available. Coverage may vary depending on the type of device used.


What's our coverage?


2G/3G coverage

2G/3G coverage

Our mobile network delivers 3G throughout the country, high speed dual carrier 3G in urban centres and rural areas, plus 2G backup. Our cellsites cover 97.5%* of where Kiwis live, work and play.

view of Riverton port, New Zealand



If you're out on the water, you have access to our fantastic extended 900 MHz 3G network – this means that smartphones have coverage for up to 120kms offshore. We still recommend you have a VHF radio on board for emergencies.

view of Riverton port, New Zealand
Farmer accessing broadband on his laptop

Rural Broadband

Rural Broadband Initiative coverage

We have been busy building and extending a reliable rural network. As part of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) we will build over 150 new cell towers and upgrade over 380 by 2016.

Our rural network currently provides fast and reliable mobile and broadband (RBI) services to over 4m hectares of land. Rural 4G coverage is now being rolled out to deliver super-fast speed and extended coverage.

Woman and man using a tablet in a rural setting
Woman talking on the phone in front of the Eiffel tower



Take your mobile, tablet or laptop travelling and you can talk, TXT or access the internet in over 200 destinations - only on Vodafone. You can also get  4G roaming to over 50 destinations.


*Population coverage