From 15 April, our new Unlimited Broadband plan does not come with Lightbox or Netflix. This is a new plan and different from our older unlimited broadband plans which came with Lightbox.
If you want Lightbox or Netflix, please select Unlimited Entertainment Broadband.
· Unlimited Entertainment Broadband includes Lightbox Standard and Netflix Standard (HD) Streaming Plan. Use your own Netflix compatible device.
· Even if you've had a Netflix offer with Spark or if you have a Netflix account you’ll still need go to MySpark and select activate.
Charging for Spark broadband starts once your service is connected to our network. Please be aware you need to let us know 30 days in advance if you wish to cancel this service (these services). If you change or remove your plan or package within 30 days you will still be charged for the full month.
Stated speeds are based on theoretical maximums, and actual speeds will be affected by various factors including NZ and overseas networks, your modem and computer technology including WiFi capability, internal home wiring and other environmental factors. Find out more about broadband speed
A 12 month contract applies for a free modem for residential customers.
If you choose to sign up with Spark broadband on a 12-month contract, and your service is disconnected before the completion of that minimum contract period, you will be charged an early termination fee of $199.
If you move house no early termination fee applies, provided you connect Spark broadband at your new house. You may also be asked to enter into a new broadband contract for 12 months. A moving house fee may apply.
Note, the early termination fee only applies if you leave Spark broadband or move to an open term plan. If you change to another Spark broadband plan on a 12 month contract you won't be charged an ETF.
Spark has moved to online billing, so we ask that you ensure you are set up for an online bill when you sign up for broadband.
Quite simply, 'naked' is broadband only. You don't get a landline or phone number with naked broadband. If you have a monitored alarm, medical alarm, fax, or order pay per view movies, these services will no longer work without a landline. If you need those services, naked broadband will not be for you.
You can connect as many devices, such as computers, tablets, laptops and smartphones, as you want to your modem. Certain devices may use different technologies which will affect the speed. For instance an older device with a slower processor will be slower than a newer device. What you are actually doing on the device will also affect the speed. The more devices you have using your connection at the same time, the harder the modem works to deliver broadband.
ADSL Broadband has been the standard in New Zealand for a long time and, depending on the quality of your lines, gives download speeds of up to 24Mbps and upload speeds of 1Mbps. The national average is about 10Mbps download and 1Mbps upload. This should be plenty for the basics like emailing, surfing the net and checking social networks.
It's a lot faster than ADSL. Depending on your line quality, you could get download speeds of up to 70Mbps and upload speeds up to 10Mbps. There are a number of factors involved such as the condition of the copper cables and the distance from the nearest cabinet. The closer you are to the cabinet the better.