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Rural broadband

A fast and reliable internet connection over 3G and 4G for remote and hard to reach locations.

Which Rural Broadband can I get?

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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.

Our commitment to rural New Zealand

We've been making huge improvements to Rural Broadband & mobile services right across New Zealand

75% of rural New Zealand can access broadband

of rural New Zealand can access broadband

480 RBI cell sites have been built and upgraded

cell sites have been built and upgraded

200 4G rural sites have been built and upgraded

rural cell sites have been built and upgraded

40 MBPS download speeds achievable with 4G

download speeds achievable with 4G

290K addresses with broadband access

addresses with broadband access

270% increase in rural data usage

increase in rural data usage

Rural Broadband plans

The rural broadband and calling service requires mains power. In the event of a power failure, service will not be available, including access to emergency services. You'll need to keep a landline phone connection if you use (or intend to use);

  • A medic alarm link through a phone line
  • Fixed line broadband or dial up
  • Fax
  • A monitored building alarm through a phone line
  • The SKY remote to download SKY "pay per view" movies or games, or SKY betting. You can still order SKY "pay per view" movies or games by calling SKY TV
  • 3 way calling or audio conference features

When combining phone/internet on RBI the connection speed drops from 4G speed to 3G speed when people are on the phone

If you have more than one phone line

Rural Broadband & Calling supports a single phone line. Only one line will be transferred to the wireless connection. The others will remain as landline connections which you pay for separately.

If you have one phone line and multiple phones

Rural Wireless Broadband has a voice port on the modem that allows for either one corded landline phone or multiple phones via a DECT base station

Rural Broadband Terms & Conditions apply

* $10 Discount offer on a new On Account mobile plan

Customers can get a discount of $10 per month off their in market On Account mobile plan if it is linked to their Rural Wireless Broadband plan. Customers must have one bill for their Rural Wireless Broadband and eligible On Account mobile for a $10 monthly discount to apply. The discount will cease to apply if you no longer have a Rural Broadband connection. Applies to $39 On Account mobile plans and above. Maximum monthly On Account discount rules apply.

All plans available on 1 or 24 month terms, all installation costs payable on a 1 month term.  Early termination fee of $350 applies on a 24 month term.

Calling rates, Add-Ons and features

Rural Broadband & Calling comes with local calls and includes unlimited calls to national landlines anytime, with great rates to international landlines and mobiles. National landline calling offer is the Talk 2 calling plan and applies for calls of up to 2 hours each.

Calling rates

  • Free calls to standard NZ landlines
  • Calls to New Zealand mobiles are $0.36 per minute
  • Calls to Directory Assistance (018) are $1.03. Direct Connect is a further $0.49
  • Calls to International Directory Assistance are $1.88

More about international calling rates

Get Add-Ons for more calling


Per month

Gives you

National calls - NZ & Australia


Calls to NZ and Australian (excluding Norfolk Island) landlines anytime

International calls


Calls to landlines in 21 countries* including NZ, Australia (excluding Norfolk Island), USA, China, Japan and the UK.

*Includes NZ, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and USA.

Calling line features

Call Divert


Divert calls to another number of your choice. Diverted calls are charged at standard Wireless Calling rates.

Call Waiting


Lets you know when someone is trying to reach you when you're already on the phone.



Anyone trying to reach you can leave a message without you needing a conventional answer phone.

All prices include GST
Caller ID is free with Wireless Broadband and Calling plans. A compatible phone is necessary to use this feature.


Important things to know 

4G not available everywhere and requires a capable device.  For coverage and what you need go to *Customers must have one bill for their Rural Wireless Broadband and eligible On Account mobile for a $10 monthly discount of their On Account mobile plan to apply. The discount will cease to apply if you no longer have your Rural Broadband connection.


Talk to a Rural Specialist

Give us a call and find out what we can do to help your business reach its potential.

Vodafone stores with Rural Specialists

North Island

South Island

36 Victoria Street


188 Burnett Street


2 Peel Street


96 Market Street


Cnr Hukanui & Comries Roads, Chartwell


209-233 George Street


209 Russell Street


111 Mackay Street


99 Kerikeri Road


11 Weld Street


188 Oxford Street


64 Tay Street


192-200 Queen Street


230 High Street


74 Arawa Street


Richmond Mall, Cnr Croucher & Talbot Streets


134 Dickens Street


150 Thames Street


Shop 9A, Centre City

New Plymouth

42 Beach Street


The Plaza Shopping Centre

Palmerston North

15 Ashley Street


103 King Street


288 Stafford Street


1170 Amohau Street


Shop 10, Spencer House


5 Horomatangi Street


163 Palmerston Street


306 Cameron Road



1/119 Alexandra Street

Te Awamutu


R21 Cnr Te Rapa Straight & Avalon Drive

Te Rapa


61 Victoria Avenue



Queen Street



232 The Strand



4 Port Road




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