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Chatham Islands.

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Chatham Islands Broadband Plans

Wireless Nation provides a broadband service to selected homes and businesses on the Chatham Islands, via the Optus Satellite network and wireless technology.  

Wireless over Satellite (WoS) provides broadband using our Wireless Network to homes and businesses within 1.5 – 2 kilometres of one of our wireless antennas in Waitangi, Owenga and Kaingaroa or within 5 kilometres of our antenna on Target Hill on Chatham Island. If you’re within range of one of these towers – then you can likely get our service. 

We use a satellite connection from the Optus D2 network to our wireless antennas on the island, and then it’s a short hop from the wireless antenna to a small receiver which is installed outside on a wall or on the roof. 

Why Wireless over Satellite?  

  • It’s cheaper to install compared to satellite broadband 
  • The wireless connection is a very short distance, and it’s reliable 
  • It uses the Optus satellite network, which is the leading satellite network in New Zealand

I’m out of coverage, what can I do?

We can still connect you using an extension method (WoS Extend), or via Satellite Broadband if an extension is not an option. Both methods come with different costs so if you find yourself out of coverage of one of our towers, please send us a message so we can provide you an individual quote based on your requirements. 

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Product Terms & Setup

Setup, Shipment & Installation
  • $289 standard installation (this includes equipment configuration, provisioning, shipping and installation)
  • Mileage of $1.33 per km from the nearest installers base

Outside of coverage?

Extension: We’ll quote individually for the equipment, configuration, shipment and installation (approx $800-$1,000). The WoS Extend only works as long as the house bridging the gap to you gives consent and has power switched on to the devices. 

Top-up Data Packs

If you run out of data, your account will auto top up with a 1GB data pack, up to 4 times. After this, your connection will stop, and you will need to manually purchase one of the data packs below to get back up and running.

  • 1GB – $8 per month
  • 5GB – $49 per month
  • 10GB – $89 per month

We do this so you don’t incur large over usage bills.

It’s easy to change the frequency of auto top ups within your MyHub account. Here’s a couple scenarios on how you can control your auto top ups:

  • You can set your connection to stop as soon as you have run out of data, and manually add a top up from within your MyHub account.
  • You can set various data pack sizes to auto top up e.g. 5GB data pack to auto top up to 5 times, or 1GB up to 2 times.

You’ve got the control.

Our top-up data packs are flexible and are are valid for the month they are bought in, so only purchase as much as you need for the remainder of the month.

Contract Term
  • 12 months
  • *30 days notice must be given on a 12 month contract.

Early Exit Fee

The early exit fee is 1/12 of $228.85 for every remaining month on a 12 month contract, plus the value of any promotion (if offered) during signup.

E.g. if you cancelled with 5 months remaining on your contract, the early exit fee will be $95.35 (this is 5/12 of $228.85) + the value of any promotion (if offered) during signup.

*30 days notice must be given on a 12 month term.

Can I upgrade or downgrade my plan?

Yes, you can. Please note, your plan change will only take effect in the following calendar month.

Data top ups are available to purchase during the month to bridge the gap until your plan change takes effect in the following month.

  • Factors such as network congestion at peak hours and downloads in progress may affect the actual speed.
  • This is a best efforts residential service and is not to be used for business or re-sale.
  • There will be a charge for subsequent installer visits if you request one.