Review of Spark broadband plans

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. It’s worth noting that a modem is an extra $150, or you can BYO on fibre plans:

Standard Wireless Plans 4G

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

Wireless Plans 4G with Benefits*

  • Everyday Wireless Plus (4G): Unlimited – $65/month
  • Max Wireless (5G): Unlimited – $85/month

*Both plans come with Netflix Standard ($18.49 p/m) and McAfee Security Standard ($4.95 p/m).

Standard Fibre Plans

  • Everyday Fibre 50/20Mbps: Unlimited – $81/month
  • Essential Fibre 319/108Mbps: Unlimited – $91/month
  • Max Fibre 914/497Mbps: Unlimited – $106/month

Fibre Plans with Benefits*

  • Essential Fibre Plus 319/108Mbps: Unlimited – $97/month
  • Max Fibre Plus 914/497Mbps: Unlimited – $112/month

*Both plans come with Netflix Standard ($18.49 p/m) and McAfee Security Standard ($4.95 p/m).


  • Add Neon to your plan for $11.99/month
  • Add Spotify Premium for $13.49/month

How does Spark broadband compare?

Below is an overview of 300/100Mbps broadband deals on offer from major providers in New Zealand.

Broadband Provider Unlimited Broadband Deal
$ Per Month
Modem shipping: $10
$68.75 (Includes current deal: 1 month free on 12-month contract)
($59.58 with $27 or above 4-weekly Skinny mobile plan)
Save further $5/m for 12 months for BYO modem.
Free modem on 12-month plan. $150 on open term.
Standard price: $75/m
Only offers broadband + power bundles
Bundle deals only, no fixed term:
$49: broadband + power
$70: fibre broadband + power
Slingshot* $77 (Includes deal: $20/m discount on 12-month contract)
(Current deal also includes extra $100 bonus credit, bringing total cost to $68.66/m for first 12 months)
BYO modem or rent one for $5/m
Standard price: $97/m
2degrees* $80 (Includes deal: $17/m discount on 12-month contract)
($70 with 2degrees monthly mobile plan)
BYO modem or rent one for $5/m
Bigpipe $79
$49 connection fee applies
Electric Kiwi
Only offers broadband + power bundles
$2.65/day (equivalent to $80.60/m)
BYO modem or buy/rent-to-buy one for $150.
Sky Broadband Non-Sky TV subscriber: $90 | Subscriber: $80
(Sky Starter Package, $25.99/m)
(Current deal: 50% off for first three months,
equal to $78.75/m | $70/m for first 12 months.)
One NZ* $91/m
($81/m with One NZ pay monthly mobile plan)
BYO modem or rent one for $4/m on 12-month plan
No fixed term with BYO modem
Nova Energy* $95 broadband only (no fixed term)
$75: broadband + power
Now $95
(10% power bundle discount + $5 per added mobile plan)
BYO modem or buy one for $120
Orcon* $97
Spark Modem extra $150,
or BYO on fibre plans*
(Includes Standard Netflix worth $18.49/m,
equivalent to $78.51/m.
Plus McAfee Security Standard,
worth $4.95/m)

*$15 one-off modem delivery fee (Prices correct as of 28/02/24)

What’s the deal with Spark broadband?

While Spark’s standard fibre plans sit at the expensive end of the market, for $6 extra per month its Fibre Plans with benefits offer great value, once you factor in the cost of a monthly subscription to Netflix ($18.49 per month). However, they are only a great deal if you would otherwise subscribe to Netflix.

Added value comes from discounts on subscriptions to NEON ($4 p/m) and Spotify Premium ($1.50p/m).

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