spark_logo

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.

sparkbroadband

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

Wireless Plans 4G/5G

  • Basic Wireless: Up to 40GB – $45/month
  • Lite Wireless: Up to 120GB – $55/month
  • Everyday Wireless (4G): Unlimited – $60/month
  • Max Wireless (5G): Unlimited – $85/month

Unlimited Fibre Plans

  • Everyday (50/10) – $70/month
  • Essential Fibre w/Netflix (300/100) – $85/month
  • Max Fibre w/Netflix (900/500) – $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?

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 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!


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:

Compare Internet Providers