Wireless Broadband Pricing

That allow you to do more from here.

Unlimited off-peak data

Our plans include an on-peak data allowance, and unlimited data during off-peak times. On-peak runs from 8 AM to midnight and off-peak runs from midnight to 8 AM.

Downloads and uploads contribute to your data consumption, so it is a good idea to schedule backups to run after midnight, and the same goes for large software updates. Downloading of large files for future use should, where possible, also be scheduled for after midnight.

Wireless broadband Pricing

All Lightwire Rural Wireless Broadband plans include unlimited data from midnight to 8 AM.

1000GB

You want internet? We have heaps. Unlimited off-peak data.
$ 185 Monthly
  • Free install on 12 month term
  • $0.50 p/GB additional usage
  • Free WiFi modem included
  • Unlimited off-peak data

600GB

Frequently watch movies & work from home. Unlimited off-peak data.
$ 145 Monthly
  • Free install on 12 month term
  • $0.50 p/GB additional usage
  • Free WiFi modem included
  • Unlimited off-peak data
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300GB

Casual browsing and movie or music streaming. Unlimited off-peak data.
$ 139 Monthly
  • Free install on 12 month term
  • $0.50 p/GB additional usage
  • Free WiFi modem included
  • Unlimited off-peak data

150GB

Entry plan to enjoy the best of Lightwire. Unlimited off-peak data.
$ 99 Monthly
  • Free install on 12 month term
  • $0.50 p/GB additional usage
  • Free WiFi modem included
  • Unlimited off-peak data

Don’t know how much data you need? That’s okay, you can change your plan after you sign up without penalty via your customer portal. Move to a higher or lower data plan at any time with the click of a button.

Add unlimited calls

Unlimited calling to New Zealand and Australian landlines and mobiles for $19/month.

No more variable charges for calls to friends and family in Australia and NZ, with Lightwire unlimited calling offer, you can talk as much as

You just need to plug in your analogue phone to the router we provide (add detail on how it actually works)

Add unlimited calls

Unlimited calling to New Zealand and Australian landlines and mobiles for $19/month.

No more variable charges for calls to friends and family in Australia and NZ, with Lightwire unlimited calling offer, you can talk as much as

You just need to plug in your analogue phone to the router we provide (add detail on how it actually works)

join 7500 Rural Households that
already do more from
here.

Half of our customers rate their experience with Lightwire as 10 out of 10. In our most recent rural survey, 2269 respondents gave us an average rating of 8.7.  Every month, 25% of our new customers join us as the result of a friend or relative referring them.

Rural living shouldn’t be about compromises. Enjoy rural living with city internet speeds.

Join over 7,500 rural households across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty that have already chosen to connect smarter with Lightwire.

Garry JohnstonPreviously with Vodafone
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Recommended a rural friend to shift to Lightwire Broadband.Their experience - Installed smoothly and promptly. Great communication.Happy broadband users, streaming without worry for the first time in ages.They have already made a referral to their Neighbour.
Carl Dawson
Carl DawsonPreviously with FullFlavor
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The team at Lightwire provide such a fantastic service. We recently moved to the Western BOP, and needed high speed reliable connectivity to be able to work effectively from home (Zoom, Teams meetings etc). When our existing DSL service was failing, through a neighbours referral we got onto Lightwire, called and had everything underway within a week. We leveraged the express install service which was worth the money for my situation and the experience from the initial call through to the installation team was amazing. The installer even helped move some existing cabling around for me to put additional wireless access points into our house to ensure strong signal. Couldn't be happier and have since referred them to our other neighbours. Thanks very much!
JimPreviously with Vodafone
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Awesome Provider been with these guys before. Although only 1 week into it, so far so good. Safe to say the speeds are faster than what we were on which was 4G. Almost Fibre speeds, and even under peak times, the speed still maintains at a good rate. A rough average of what we get is around 40mbps, with max up to 75mbps and a min of 20mbps. See attached photo for reference. Good pings as well, so if you're a regular gamer like me, then you shouldn't have any trouble. Same with latency as well, which is also good. I noticed a drop in ping since shifting from 4G. Which was a plus, and obviously lets not forget that you have more data to play with compared to the capped and limited GB from 4G. But yea Overall, everything is up to the mark! touch wood. haha
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Frequently Asked Questions

In designing our plans, we have tried to find a balance between ensuring our costs are covered and keeping your costs as low as possible.

When it comes to installation, we need to install a dish on your roof that will point at a tower on a nearby hill and install a WiFi router. All of this is done by a Lightwire engineer.

If you sign a 12-month term, we do all of this for free.

On a 6 month term, we can’t be sure that we will have you with us long enough to earn a return on the cost of the install, so we pass on $490 of the cost as a one-off installation charge.

The first thing to point out is that if you sign up to a plan but the installation is not successful due to no line of sight existing between your house and one of our towers (or some other issue that makes service impossible to provide), no early termination fees or charges of any kind will apply.

On average, our customer stay with us for more than 4.5 years, but if you are wanting to leave to Lightwire for whatever reason, your connection will be disconnected on the last day of the month in which your request is received.

If your service is still in term when you cancel it, an early termination fee (ETC) will apply. ETC calculation is as follows:

Monthly fixed charge multiplied by full months left in term, with a maximum charge of $790 incl.

The early termination fees exist to help us to recover the setup costs we incur from installing a connection at your property.

Lightwire gives you unparalleled flexibility. Regardless of which plan you sign up to, you can upgrade or downgrade that plan at any time without penalty. This is done via your customer portal.

Upgrades take effect immediately, and plan downgrades take effect at the start of the following month.

Your internet speeds and service uptime are our top priority.

What’s more, online sign-up is easy.

You’ve made a great decision to live rurally. Make another.

Let’s connect.

Need help deciding what plan is best for you?

Chat with us

Our friendly experts can answer any of your rural connectivity questions. 

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give us a call

On average you’ll get one of wireless broadband specialist on the phone in less than 2 minutes.

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email us

Not in a rush? Shoot us an email and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

sales@lightwire.co.nz