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Slingshot Broadband Review

Slingshot has been a player in the NZ broadband market since 2001. It’s now owned by Vocus, the same company that owns Orcon.

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Slingshot offers a range of fixed broadband plans:

150GB

$64.95/month – 300mbps/100mbps

Unlimited

$79.95/month – 300mbps/100mbps

Unlimited Gigantic

$94.95/month – 900mbps/500mbps

Extras:

  • All plans, except 150GB plan, available on pay weekly or fortnightly, at slightly different price points
  • All plans feature free standard installation and modem ($15 delivery fee)
  • Choose a pre-used modem and Slingshot donates $25 to Keep NZ Beautiful

How does Slingshot 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

Skinny

Modem shipping: $10

$52

(price includes current deal: 4 months

free on 12-month contract)

Contact*

Bundle deals only, no fixed term:

$59.99: broadband + power + gas

$64.99: broadband + power

Trustpower*

Only offers broadband + power/gas bundles

$70.50: broadband + power

(Price includes current deal:
12 months half-price
on 24-month contract)

2degrees*

$75

(Deal includes 6-months NEON, $15.99 p/m, and 6-months Prime, $8 p/m. Total saving over 6 months: $143.94, not included in above price.)

MyRepublic*

$79

(Extra: $1 p/m modem rental)

Vodafone

$79

($69 with Vodafone pay monthly mobile plan)

(Extra: $4 p/m modem rental on 12-month plan)

Bigpipe

$79

Sky Broadband

$79

(Includes 12 months of Disney+, $12.99 p/m)
($94.99: broadband + Sky Starter Package, $25.99 p/m, equivalent
to $69 p/m.)

Slingshot*

$79.95

Now*

$85 (+$120 router)

Spark*

$85 (+$106 router)

Includes Standard Netflix worth $18.49 p/m,

equivalent to $66.51 p/m.

Nova Energy*

$89 broadband only (no fixed term)

$69.99: broadband + power

Orcon*

$89.95

*$15 one-off modem delivery fee (Prices correct as of 10/05/22)

What’s the deal with Slingshot broadband?

Slingshot also offers home phone lines, a range of call packs and power-phone bundle deals:

  • Add power to your Slingshot broadband and receive 10% off your base broadband plan and 10% off your power plan
  • If you are a Slingshot Broadband customer, you’ll receive $5 off your mobile bill every month (or a proportion of that if you’re billed weekly or fortnightly) – for each mobile account you have with Slingshot.

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