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Spark removes broadband data caps and boosts daily data allowance for Skinny Jump

September 03, 2021 at 3:11 PM

From Spark NZ

23 August 2021

Spark today confirmed it will be waiving data overage charges for all customers who are on data-capped fixed and wireless broadband plans1 and are at risk of not being able to stay connected if they can’t afford to go over their existing data limits or are not currently able to upgrade to uncapped in their area.

This applies to both consumer and small and medium business customers and will commence from Wednesday, 25 August, and continue until we move out of Alert Level 4. Spark will also increase the daily data allowance for its customers on Skinny Jump, its not-for-profit broadband service aimed at bridging the digital divide.

Spark Customer Director, Grant McBeath, said: “We understand that with the extended lockdown our customers will need more data to continue working, learning, and connecting from home, and we hope that by removing data caps we can help Kiwis to adapt to our latest Covid-19 curveball. We also have a number of support options available for those experiencing financial hardship.”

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Skinny Jump

From Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa

Skinny Jump is a programme designed to help more New Zealanders gain access to affordable broadband at home; providing heavily subsidised connectivity to thousands of households at risk of being digitally excluded due to cost. Jump is a flexible pre-paid service, offering 30GB of data for just $5, a quarter of the price of the cheapest commercial services available.

Because it uses Skinny’s 4G wireless network there’s no fibre or landline connection and no installation cost.  No credit references or credit checks needed.

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