Mobile coverage

We're the only NZ network with the reliability of 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technology to keep you connected to the things that matter the most

One year on, leading the 4G revolution for NZ

In the 12 months that 4G has been live, we have seen a significant growth in 4G devices as we’ve extended coverage to over 1.5m Kiwis, in 37 places across New Zealand.

To find out more download the 4G report

 
Our cellsites cover 97% of where Kiwis live work and play

Check 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% of where Kiwis live, work and play. 

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We have coverage in 97% of the places Kiwis live, work and play. Check out the level of coverage at any New Zealand address.

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 the type of device used.
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Check 4G Coverage

4G is live in parts of New Zealand. First on NZ's leading network. Say hello to things like streaming HD movies, or downloading them in minutes, not hours. Now you can do everything a whole lot better on your 4G capable device.

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Roaming

Out of the country, but still in touch. Take your mobile, tablet or laptop with you when you travel so you can talk, TXT or access the internet from just about anywhere.

It's easy to set up, easy to use and we'll even help you keep track of your usage so you won't return to a big bill you didn't expect.

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Dual Carrier

If you have a mobile that’s DC capable you’ll love the extra capacity and speed of our dual carrier 3G network. Discover where you can get speedy DC 3G mobile service in NZ

 
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Rural Broadband Initiative coverage ›

Find out if you can get Wireless Broadband today or in the future. If you can’t get coverage today register your interest and we’ll contact you when the service is available.

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Coverage around the coastline

If you're out on the water, you have access to our extended 900 MHz 3G network - it means that smartphones have coverage for up to 120kms offshore. While mobile coverage helps many boaties we recommend you have a VHF radio on board for emergencies.Our cellsites cover 97% of where Kiwis live, work and play.

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Network jargon buster

Here’s a quick-reference list of all the important mobile and network terms in case you wanted to know!


2G: Built in the early 1990s the 2G network is also known as 2nd generation. This is our original GSM network. We keep our original 2G network in great shape, and it works seamlessly with 3G and 4G for reliability and quality of service.

3G (standard 3G): Also known as 3rd generation, 3G refers to our fast mobile network that covers 97% of where Kiwis live, work and play. 3G provides mobile calls, mobile internet access, wireless voice telephony, fired wireless internet access, video calls and mobile TV.

Dual Carrier 3G (DC or DC-HSPA), 42 Mbps: Technology that bonds two 3G channels together to provide a faster data session. It works like twin turbos on a car, doubling the speed at which data can be sent and received. Dual carrier 3G is available in many urban centres in New Zealand and works by combining two 3G channels (or "carriers") that operate at 21 Mbps (Megabits per second) download giving a total 42 Mbps. Actual speeds will vary depending on things like signal level, distance from the tower etc. 42Mbps Dual Carrier (DC) requires a "Dual Carrier" device and is great for watching HD video clips and speeding up the mobile internet experience.

4G: Known as 4th generation or LTE, 4G is a high speed mobile data connection for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. It provides almost instantaneous web page loading, faster photo viewing on Facebook and streaming media experiences without the wait. And if you're a business customer it means smooth video conferencing, seamless connection to the cloud, and no delays when using hosted applications. 4G launched in parts of Auckland in February 2013 and is being rolled out across the country.

U900: 3G on the 900MHz frequency band - used where there's a greater distance between cell sites. It also provides better indoor 3G coverage.

U2100: 3G on the 2100MHz frequency band - used for urban areas, where every cell site has more traffic to manage.

Sure Signal: Sure Signal is a device that boosts indoor 3G mobile phone signal. It's great for Vodafone customers who suffer from 'low bars' at home or work.

UFB: Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) is a New Zealand government initiative to deliver fast broadband internet access, using fibre, to 75% of the population over a 10-year period. The aim is a minimum speed of 100 Mbps downloading and 50 Mbps uploading.

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