Life is all about connections. We connect to share experiences and emotions. We connect to explore and discover. We connect to make stuff happen. And this year, we also connected something else, Vodafone and TelstraClear, to make something even better. The SuperNet.
No other network in New Zealand offers you this unique combination. This is the superior network for landline, mobile, TV and broadband.
With 4G in over 36 places across NZ, SuperNet has NZ's widest 4G network and it's only getting better.
Whether you’re hosting a giant or just want to plug in the granny flat, SuperNet has got your broadband options sorted.
From great SKY discounts, to Cable TV on our ultra fast broadband network in Wellington, Christchurch and Kapiti, we’ve got your TV options covered.
With a gigabit fibre backbone that runs up and down the country, SuperNet gives you heaps of landline calling options.
Rural-based New Zealanders need fast, reliable 3G mobile and broadband, so we're putting our networking weight behind the Rural Broadband Initiative. By constantly improving and extending our 3G coverage in country areas, our rural customers get better value from their mobile plans, smartphones and internet connections. And with over 111,000 homes, farms and businesses already covered, we’re enabling rural communities to connect better than ever before.
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, which handles mobile calls only. 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 Meg: 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. 42Meg 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 for rural and marine areas, 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 your mobile phone signal indoors - it's like a mini cell tower in your home or office. 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.