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Bigpipe Broadband Review

Bigpipe broadband is a no-frills broadband provider that is owned by Spark NZ. It was one of the first broadband providers to offer UFB with no data caps.

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Bigpipe offers a range of unlimited-data broadband plans:


$79/month – average speeds 9mbps/1mbps


$89/month – average speeds 38mbps/10mbps


$79/month – average speeds 300mbps/100mbps

$109/month – average speeds 900mbps/500mbps

Modems cost $99 on an open-term plan or free modem when you sign on for a 12-month contract.

How does Bigpipe broadband compare?

All plans are for 300mbps/100mbps with no home phone line. Unless indicated as an extra, all include a router, although a delivery fee can apply. It’s worth noting that most deals also include early termination fees, should you break your contract early. And many allow you to bring your own compatible router.

Broadband Provider Unlimited Broadband Deal
$ Per Month
Only offers broadband + power/gas bundles
Bundle deals only:
$47: broadband + power
(Price includes current deal:
6 months free on 12-month contract)
Usual price: $94 per month
Only offers broadband + power/gas bundles
Bundle deals only, no fixed term:
$65: broadband + power + gas
$70: broadband + power
Electric Kiwi
Only offers broadband + power bundles
$2.65/day (equivalent to $80.60/month)
(Current promotion of two months free
averages out to $67/month over 12 months)
Modem shipping: $10
$68.75 (Price includes current deal: 1 month free on 12-month contract)
($58.75 with $26 or above 4-weekly Skinny mobile plan)
2degrees* $75
($65 with 2degrees Pay Monthly mobile plan)
(Deal includes 12-months Prime, $8 p/m.
Total saving over 12 months: $96, not included in above price.)
MyRepublic $82
(Extra: $1 p/m modem rental)
Vodafone* $85
($75 with Vodafone pay monthly mobile plan)
(Extra: $4 p/m modem rental on 12-month plan)
Bigpipe $79
Slingshot* $79.95
(Extra: $5 p/m modem rental)
Sky Broadband $85
($100.99: broadband + Sky Starter Package, $25.99 p/m,
equivalent to $75 p/m.)
Nova Energy* $89 broadband only (no fixed term)
$69: broadband + power
Modem shipping: $14
Orcon* $89
(Extra: $120 router)
Spark $90
(Includes Standard Netflix worth $18.49 p/m,
equivalent to $71.51 p/m.
Plus McAfee Security Standard,
worth $4.95 p/m) (Extra: $106 router)

*$15 one-off modem delivery fee (Prices correct as of 01/11/22)

What’s the deal with Bigpipe broadband?

Bigpipe offers cheap, ultra-fast broadband with a free modem on a 12-month contract. It’s a simple premise and one that cuts through the often confusing packages and deals offered by more expensive providers.

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