Broadband Speed Summary
|4G Wireless Broadband ||Vodafone||32.5 Mbps||18.7 Mbps|
|5G Wireless Broadband||Vodafone||Refer below||Refer below|
|HFC Broadband ||Vodafone ||769.8 Mbps||94.3 Mbps|
|ADSL Broadband||Chorus||9.1 Mbps||0.7 Mbps|
|VDSL Broadband||Chorus||39.5 Mbps||10.9 Mbps|
|Fibre Max Broadband||Chorus, Tuatahi First Fibre, Enable, Northpower||907.8 Mbps||502.3 Mbps|
|Fibre Broadband||Chorus, Tuatahi First Fibre, Enable||319.1 Mbps ||110.1 Mbps|
|Northpower (Parts of Northland Only)||98 Mbps||22 Mbps |
Where available, speeds shown are national peak time average speeds based on the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand (MBNZ) March 2022. The calculation of average 5G speeds for customers is underway.
You may experience higher or lower speeds than these national averages. Factors such as the performance of your modem, location of the server or exchange you're connected to, the performance and age of the devices you are using and your in-home Wi-Fi setup, can impact the speeds experienced.
For wireless connections, factors such as the distance you are from a cell tower, the network capability, and the overall use of that cell tower by other customers can impact the speed experienced. Wireless Broadband services are available at eligible addresses only, and a Fair Use Policy applies.
ADSL/VDSL only addresses will be provided with the fastest service available at the location.
Terms and conditions
National calling includes landline to landline calls with a 2 hour cap per call.
Vodafone Calling and Naked Broadband may be incompatible with services that require a copper phone line such as some monitored alarms, faxes, interactive features of SKY or PABX.
Fair use applies to unlimited 5G broadband
One-month free 5G Broadband Offer: available until 31 October 2021 for new 5G broadband customers who sign onto an eligible 12-month 5G broadband plan. Credit applies to broadband plan charge only. Standard plan price $89 without an Endless Mobile plan. Applied when your broadband becomes active and will appear on your first or second bill. Will be debited back on early termination. Not available with other offers. Terms apply.
$10 Per Month For life of plan: Offer only available to new and existing customers, when signing onto a 12 month or open term Unlimited or Ultimate Home broadband Fibre 100, VDSL, ADSL, HFC, or who sign onto a 12 month 4G Wireless broadband 300 GB or 600 GB, or unlimited 4G broadband or 5G broadband plan. Only applies to the standard monthly plan charge. Not available with other offers. Offer may be withdrawn at anytime. Terms apply, see Life of plan broadband terms.
SuperWifi Offer: Sign up to Unlimited Broadband, or Wireless Broadband 600GB 12 month term plan, to redeem your SuperWifi units. Wall-to-wall Wifi guaranteed or get $100 broadband credit within 90 days of redemption. Guarantee and $100 credit only available to residential customers. Fees apply if you cancel or transfer your plan or billing account within 24 months. TP-link Deco App required. Coverage can be impacted by factors such as network conditions and environmental factors. Offer may be amended or withdrawn by Vodafone at any time. Terms apply. For details on guarantee and terms, see SuperWifi terms
BYO modem terms: Only available on Vodafone open term Unlimited Fibre, VDSL and ADSL broadband plans. To see what modem compatibility is required, see bring your own modem help. Voice calling over broadband (VOIP) is only available on our Vodafone modems; DN8245, Ultra Hub range, HG659, or newer Vodafone modems. Broadband speeds and connection quality may be affected. Terms apply, see bring your own modem terms.
4G Broadband: Only available in selected areas (rural areas are specifically excluded). Sufficient 4G coverage and capacity is also required. Ask us to check your address. The modem must only be used at the location nominated by the customer. Home phone activation may take up to 7 days. Get your money back for up to 30 days after you join Vodafone as a Wireless Broadband customer. See network guarantee terms. Early termination charge applies to 12 month contracts. Traffic management policy and terms apply, see 4G Broadband terms.
5G Broadband: only available in select parts of Auckland, Tauranga, Whanganui, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Check availability at your address using our Address checker. Modem must be used at the location nominated by the customer. Home phone activation may take up to 7 days. Get your money back for up to 30 days after you join Vodafone as a Wireless Broadband customer. See Network Guarantee terms. Graduated early termination charge applies to a minimum of $125. Traffic management will apply and terms and fair use apply, see Wireless broadband terms.
Vodafone Consumer terms, Home Wireless Broadband terms and Residential Broadband terms apply.
Important things to know
Unlimited broadband is for residential use only.
- No charges apply for standard connections.
- Additional charges may apply for non-standard connections.
- Wireless plans on a 12 month term include a modem. Modem is customer plug and play set up. No modem postage and handling charge applies. Terms apply, see Wireless broadband terms.
- Fibre, VDSL and ADSL plans on a 12 month term include a modem. $14.95 modem postage and handling charge applies. Terms apply, see connection terms for Fibre, ADSL and VDSL.
- Fibre, VDSL and ADSL plans on an open term include bring your existing modem. See Bring your own Modem terms.
- UltraFast HFC plans on a 12 month term include a modem. Modem is delivered and set up by the technician. No modem postage applies. Terms apply, see modem and connection terms for UltraFast HFC.
- Where a technician is sent to install your broadband service, the technician will setup your Vodafone modem and check broadband is working. Non-Vodafone modems will need to be setup by the customer.
We made changes to our early termination charges from 26 February 2020.
- An Early Termination Fee will apply if you choose to disconnect or downgrade to a lower value broadband plan before the fixed term's end date.
- You need to let us know 30 days in advance if you wish to cancel any service.
- If you joined Vodafone from this date, on one of our current in market plans, a graduated early termination fee will apply:
- $199 early termination fee applies to a 12-month term and will reduce by $50 every three months.
- $299 early termination fee applies to a 24-month term and will reduce by $40 every three months.
- If you are an existing customer on one of our older plans and your Vodafone bill references Vodafone B, Vodafone C or REF:TCL, an early termination fee of $199 applies to a 12 month term and $299 early termination applies to a 24 months term.
- Voice calling over broadband (VoIP) is our calling service available on Fibre, UltraFast HFC, VDSL and ADSL broadband plans that is made over your broadband service
- Voice calling on Wireless broadband is our calling service available on Wireless broadband plans that is made over our 3G or 4G mobile network
- If power is not available then broadband, and any services which run over it including voice calling (and all calls, including emergency calls to 111), may stop working unless there is battery backup in the home. We recommend always having a charged mobile phone ready to use as a backup.
- Services that require a fixed line phone line to work, such as monitored alarms, faxes, the interactive features of SKY digital or PABXs may be incompatible with our calling service. Vodafone recommend checking with the provider of any existing fixed line dependent services.
- Once your broadband is connected you’ll now need to plug your home phone directly into your Vodafone supplied modem instead of the wall phone jack. Non-Vodafone modems will not work.
- For more info, terms and FAQs see www.vodafone.co.nz/welcome/
Vulnerable Customer Register
If you or someone you live with is likely to need to contact 111 for health, safety or disability reasons, Vodafone will provide eligible customers with an alternative means of contacting 111 in the event of a power failure, free of charge.
We’ll email you the application form once we’ve processed your broadband order. You can also download and fill out the application form while you wait; you’ll find it at www.vodafone.co.nz/vulnerability/
- UltraFast HFC is Vodafone’s hybrid fibre coaxial cable network.
- It is only available in parts of Wellington, Christchurch and Kapiti.
Pay Monthly Discount
- A "$10" discount on your broadband monthly plan price is available when you link a Vodafone Pay Monthly mobile to your Vodafone home broadband account.
- Each validated Pay Monthly phone number may only be registered against one broadband account.
- The discount will no longer apply if you no longer have an eligible Pay Monthly mobile plan.
- When you reach the end of your plan’s data allowance, you will be charged $2 per 1GB.
- Uploads and downloads count towards your monthly allowance.
- A $52.10 phone connection fee applies if you're connecting a new fixed phone line or one that has previously been working but isn’t active. Installation charges may also apply.
- There is a minimum charge of one minute for all calls. After that, your call will be rounded up and charged by the minute.
- Special numbers: Audio conferencing and calls to destinations not included in your calling plan will also be charged at the per-minute rates of your calling plan. If you dial 059 or 0161 to access Spark’s network before making a call from your Vodafone home phone you'll be charged at Spark’s retail rates. 018 and 0900 and other special numbers are also not included in your calling plan and will be charged in addition to your calling plan.
- If you dial an area code before a local call, those calls will then be charged at national call rates.
- For further detail see the phone calling rates.
What is the 111 Contact Code?
Newer home phone services such as voice calling over broadband, which rely on an active working broadband service, won’t work in the event of a power failure, without an independent power source. The 111 Code requires Telecommunication Service Providers to provide Vulnerable Consumers with an alternative solution to contact 111 in an emergency.
If you are receiving Vodafone household voice calling over broadband services over Fibre, HFC, VDSL, ADSL or Wireless technology and you, or someone you live with, do not have access to a traditional copper phone line, and is likely to need to contact 111 for health, safety or disability reasons and, you do not have the means to do so during a power failure, please read the information below and fill out a Vulnerable Consumers Application form.
If you qualify, Vodafone will provide you with an alternative means of contacting 111 in the event of a power failure, free of charge.
What is the difference between ADSL, VDSL, Fibre, HFC and Wireless broadband?
ADSL stands for 'Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line', and it uses the copper network from Chorus. ADSL is ideal for basic internet activities like web browsing, email and online banking.
VDSL is faster than ADSL, but it is not as fast as Fibre. VDSL lets you enjoy better HD video streaming and sharper online video chats, when compared to ADSL.
HFC is faster than both ADSL and VDSL. HFC is a Vodafone's hybrid fibre coaxial network, that uses world-leading DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver high speed data.
Fibre Broadband is faster than ADSL and faster than VDSL. Fibre broadband delivers your data over fibre optic cables, much faster than other technologies. Fibre is now the most common type of broadband connection.
Wireless Broadband is delivered over our 4G mobile network or our 5G mobile network. The modem comes with a SIM card pre-installed, making it very easy to set up.
What is Naked Broadband?
What's the process for getting Fibre installed?
Once this is complete, our fibre broadband team will set up the fibre connection outside your house, development or apartment complex.
You then need to agree to a date for the line to be connected inside your home. You will need to be at home during this step. The installation steps may all happen in one day, or it may take more than one visit depending on what’s required.
How much data do I need?
Even if you have a small number of devices, but you stream a lot of high definition video or music, it would be better to pick a broadband plan with higher data limits, or an unlimited plan.
If you want to get a more detailed breakup of how much data you’ll need per month, check out this handy data calculator from Chorus - https://www.chorus.co.nz/data-calculator#/
Will broadband affect my monitored alarms?
Some alarm models aren't compatible with fibre broadband. Before you install fibre broadband, please check with your alarm supplier or manufacturer, whether you need to upgrade your alarm model.
Monitored alarms are, unfortunately, not compatible with our Wireless Broadband.