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Spark Broadband Review

Spark is New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and digital services company. Recognised primarily by Kiwis for its phone plans, Spark also offers home broadband options. We break them down below.

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Spark offers a range of fixed and wireless unlimited broadband plans:

Wireless Plans 4G/5G

  • Basic 4G: Up to 40GB – $45/month
  • Lite 4G: Up to 120GB – $60/month
  • Everyday 4G: Unlimited – $70/month
  • Max 5G: Unlimited – $85/month

Unlimited Fibre Plans

  • Everyday (50/10) – $70/month
  • Essential Fibre w/Netflix (102/22) – $85/month
  • Max Fibre w/Netflix (860/502) – $100/month

Extras:

  • Add Neon to your plan for $11.99 per month
  • Add Spark Sport to your plan for $19.99 per month

How does Spark broadband compare?

Cheapest Broadband Plans

All plans are for 100mbps/20mbps with no home phone line. Unless indicated as an extra, all include a router, although a $15 one-off delivery fee can apply. It’s worth noting that most deals also include early termination fees, should you break your contract early.

Broadband provider

Unlimited Broadband Deal
$ Per Month

Skinny

$39

(special offer: 6 months free
on 12-month contract)

Contact**

$59.99*

Vodafone

$79*

Bigpipe

$79

Stuff Fibre

$79.95*

Slingshot

$84.95*

MyRepublic

$85

Spark

$85*

Now

$85 (+$120 router)

2degrees

$89*

Nova Energy

$89*

Orcon

$89.95*

Trustpower**

$94 (2-year contract)

* $15 one-off modem delivery fee / **Only available as part of a power bundle (Prices correct as of 20/10/21)

What’s the deal with Spark broadband?

Spark sits in the middle of the field of providers in terms of cost. But the fact that you get standard Netflix bundled with its broadband deals, makes it great value. If you factor the cost of Netflix ($18.49 per month) into its Essential Fibre deal ($85), the cost works out at just $66.51 per month. However it’s only a great deal if you would otherwise subscribe to Netflix.

The saving, should you add Neon is an extra $4 per month. And $5 if you add Spark Sport. So it all adds up!


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