FAQs

NZMCA DATA

  • 1. What will it cost?

    There are two simple plans to choose from:

    40GB @ $79 per month

    130GB @ $99 per month

    220GB @ $159 per month

    The 40GB plan comes with an additional free 50GB off peak data to use between midnight and 6am. There’s a one-off investment of $299 for a powerful 4G capable modem which comes on an open term contract (30 days notice anytime).

    Both plans are 4G capable but will automatically go to 3G if the tower is only 3G capable (all towers are scheduled to be upgraded to 4G).

    These larger data caps enable you to watch your favourite TV shows online, download more content, stay up to date and keep entertained during those rainy days and nights. Signup is easy using the online portal at www.nzmca.org.nz - just click on the button and sign up online by filling in all the fields.

  • 10. Does the NZMCA DATA modem have integrated Wi-Fi?

    Yes, the modem comes with integrated Wi-Fi and also has 4 Ethernet ports to connect devices such as computers or laptops via an Ethernet cable. 

  • 2. I've signed up. What happens next?

    Setup is painless, Wireless Nation will send you a plug and play modem and in most cases you’re ready to go. If you need a 12v adapter these can be purchased during signup for $59.90. 

  • 3. How does it work? (Incl. Coverage Map)

    Using the Government-funded long range fixed wireless towers, your motorhome or caravan can now connect wirelessly through Wireless Nation to any of the 540 towers located right across the country.

    Whether you’re travelling up through Kaitaia or down by Invercargill, you’ll be able to surf the net, stream video and do all your online banking from your motorhome or caravan as long as you’re within range of an RBI tower*. Coverage map can be found on here >

    The modem comes with integrated Wi-Fi and also has 4 Ethernet ports to connect devices such as computers or laptops via an Ethernet cable.

  • 4. How good and fast is NZMCA DATA?

    A key aspect of the NZMCA ensuring that the proposed service was going to meet members’ needs has been a series of trials involving members throughout the country – from the far north to the deep south.

    Their experience has been overwhelmingly positive with the Broadband trial participants rating the system highly for ease of use, broadband speed, reception capability generally way ahead of what their mobile phones were able to offer – and, of course, the newfound freedom to connect and interact online that the huge data cap offers.

  • 5. Can I use my own modem?

    Unfortunately different modems have different specifications, different IMEI ranges (that work with a certain network) and sim locks. Therefore NZMCA Data is only available with the RBI Modem supplied by Wireless Nation.

  • 6. Can I add a phone line?

    Yes, you can add a phone line for just $23 per month which includes free* calls to landlines nationwide (*free for up to two hours per call).

    Wireless Nation can also port over an existing landline number. Just send an email with your Wireless Nation account number to sales@wnation.net.nz requesting 'RBI Voice'.

  • 7. How to change your Wi-Fi password on the RBI Modem (B315 & B525)

    You can change your WiFi name and Password by logging into the modem using your laptop/PC. Please make sure your PC/Laptop is connected to your RBI modem. 

    1. Open your internet browser and type in the address bar either: 192.168.1.1 (if you have the B315 white modem) or 192.168.8.1 (if you have the B525 black modem). Press enter.
    2. Type 'admin' into both the Username and Password boxes and press enter.
    3. After you have successfully logged in, click Settings in the menu bar.
    4. Select WLAN>WLAN Basic Settings. You can change the default SSID to your desired Wi-Fi name, select the Security mode, and change the WPA pre-shared key (a.k.a Wi-Fi password). Make sure that SSID Broadcast is enabled, then click Save
    5. All done! 
  • 8. How do I sign up?

    Head over to www.nzmca.org.nz, log in, click on 'NZMCA DATA' from the menu options and follow the prompts. 

  • 9. What happens when I have used up my data cap?

    You'll receive email notifications once you've reached 80% and 100% of your monthly data cap.

    Any data used after you have reached 100% of your monthly data cap will be charged at $0.0086 per MB. You can also request add-on bundles to take you through the month within your online customer portal

 

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