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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 and Stuff Fibre.

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Slingshot offers a range of fixed broadband plans:

150GB

$69.95/month – 100mbps/20mbps

Unlimited

$84.95/month – 100mbps/20mbps

Unlimited Gigantic

$99.95/month – 900mbps/450mbps

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
  • Use your own modem and receive a $25 joining credit

How does Slingshot broadband compare?

The following table is a comparison of standard 12-month broadband plans from NZ providers. All plans are for 100mbps/20mbps plans with no home phone line. Unless indicated as an extra, all include a router, although a $15 one-off delivery fee can apply.

NB: Most deals include early termination fees, should you break your contract early.

Broadband provider

Unlimited Broadband Deal
$ Per Month

2degrees

$75*

Skinny

$78

Bigpipe

$79

MyRepublic

$79

Vodafone

$83*

Stuff Fibre

$84.95*

Slingshot

$84.95*

Now

$85 (+$120 router)

Nova Energy

$89

Orcon

$89.95*

Contact**

$89.99*

Spark

$90*

Trustpower**

$94 (2-year contract)

* $15 one-off modem delivery fee / **Only available as part of a power bundle (Prices correct as of 29/06/21)

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.

To help Kiwi consumers choose the best broadband providers, Canstar surveys thousands of broadband customers and asks them to score their providers across categories including Value for Money, Network Performance and Customer Service. To read the results of our full research and to find out more about NZ’s best broadband providers, just click on the big button below:

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