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Flip Broadband

Is Flip’s single, no-frills unlimited fibre broadband plan enough to make you want to flip?


Although Flip is a small brand, it’s part of the international telco company Vocus, which in NZ also owns Orcon and Slingshot.

Flip offers customers one, low-cost unlimited fibre plan:

Unlimited Plan

$14/week ($60.66/month) – 50mbps/10mbps

A one-off set-up fee of $25 applies. You can either BYO router or purchase one from Flip for $50 (includes delivery).

How does Flip broadband compare?

The majority of the big broadband providers don’t offer unlimited fibre plans with speeds less than 100mbps/20mbps. Most basic plans offer speeds of 300/100, as below:

All plans are for 300/100Mbps 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, 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 6-months Prime, worth $8/month.
Total saving over 12 months: $96, not included in above price.)
Slingshot* $79.95
(Extra: $5/month modem rental)
MyRepublic* $82
One NZ* $85
($75 with One NZ pay monthly mobile plan)
(Extra: $4/month modem rental on 12-month plan)
Sky Broadband Sky TV subscriber: $75 | Non-subscriber: $85
(Sky Starter Package, $25.99/month)
Current deal: $100 signing-on credit to 12-month contract,
equal to $76.66/month for first 12 months.
Nova Energy* $89 broadband only (no fixed term)
$69: broadband + power
Modem costs extra + shipping
Orcon* $89.95
Spark Modem extra $150,
or BYO on fibre plans
(Includes Standard Netflix worth $18.49/month,
equivalent to $71.51/month.
Plus McAfee Security Standard,
worth $4.95/month) (Extra: $106 router)

*$15 one-off modem delivery fee (Prices correct as of 13/06/23)

What’s the deal with Flip broadband?

Although Flip’s speeds are half those offered by more the more expensive services shown in our above comparison grid, 50mbps is still more than fast enough to watch Netflix, which requires just 5mbps for HD quality and 25mbps for Ultra HD. Add to this:

  • No lock-in contracts or break fees (although a 30-day cancellation period applies)
  • Pay weekly/fortnightly

And Flip broadband is a credible choice for those seeking the cheapest, no-frills broadband with no long lock-in contracts.

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