New unlimited data plans bring broadband usage model to mobile
Auckland, 1 August 2022: MyRepublic, the award-winning broadband provider, today announced the details of its new ‘choose the speed you need’ mobile plans, designed for New Zealanders.
From today, New Zealanders can choose from three innovative mobile plans based on speed, Rocket Lite, Rocket and Rocket Max, all featuring unlimited data delivered at a pre-set maximum speed. This is much like the broadband market, where unlimited data is the norm – and a key difference is, the price is based on the speed customers need.
$60-per-month and perfect for SD streaming, basic browsing and checking social media at 5Mbps. This plan is designed for data users who just want data to keep going at all times and are less fussed about having the best screen resolution possible or worrying about lag for gaming.
$75-per-month and is designed for HD streaming and serious scrollers and swipers, with 10Mbps. This meets the needs of the majority of New Zealand smartphone users, who’ll be able to watch streaming services like Netflix in HD quality as well as playing most popular mobile games.
$100-per-month and top tier quality for Quad HD streaming, crystal clear video calling and gaming at 20Mbps. This plan is a must for the hardcore gamers, streamers and music aficionados – for example to experience the best ‘lossless’ audio quality on streaming providers like Tidal, or highest quality HD streaming on Netflix.
For a limited time, customers signing up to MyRepublic Mobile will be offered a $20 monthly discount on all plans for their first three months. Plus there is an additional $5 ongoing discount per month for each mobile plan added with an active broadband account.
MyRepublic joins the kiwi mobile market using Vodafone’s Smart Network, which means it launches with over 98 percent population coverage. MyRepublic enters a New Zealand mobile market which is dominated by three Mobile Network Operators, which combined have a 98 percent market share.
Matt Lindsay, MyRepublic, NZ Country Manager, said: “We saw serious flaws in the mobile market, with kiwis stock-piling their data, being needlessly throttled or anxiously waiting for the 28-day turnaround for their plan to come back to life. Data is a necessity of everyday life, we shouldn’t have to treat it as a ‘luxury’ and New Zealanders are lacking choice, MyRepublic is changing that.”
“We’ve developed plans that meet the needs of the vast majority of smartphone users in New Zealand today, bringing some much needed competition and innovation to the market. Our plans are designed to be simple and easy to use. When people understand they’ll never have to worry again about how much data they are using, they’ll switch. With MyRepublic Rocket plans you get a great network, no surprises and you don’t have to worry about extra charges based on how much data you are using.”
All three MyRepublic mobile plans are month-on-month, have unlimited talk and text for New Zealand and Australia, and are open term with no contracts, plus customers have the ability to use their truly unlimited data when roaming in 106 destinations for just $8 a day.
Where to buy?
Customers can buy the MyRepublic mobile plans online via our website, or call our friendly team.
Moving your number to MyRepublic has never been easier
Once you buy a SIM, MyRepublic will dispatch this in 2-3 working days. From there you can activate the SIM in the app. The process to bring your number over is quick and easy and you can continue using your existing provider’s SIM in the background while the transfer is taking place, so there is no interruption to your service. There will be a one off cost of $10 for the SIM and delivery.
Matt Lindsay added: “One thing that often stops people from changing mobile providers is the hassle of changing numbers. No need to worry, you can keep the number you’ve always had. It’s simple and easy to bring it over to MyRepublic.”
MyRepublic Award-Winning broadband
MyRepublic has a short, but monumental history in Aotearoa. Arriving here in 2014, it was the first provider to launch 100Mbps fibre plans to the market. In 2017, it was the first to launch an Unlimited Gigabit per second service nationwide. Underpinning these achievements is the recognition of ‘New Zealand’s fastest Fixed Broadband provider’ by Global Speedtest platform, Ookla – four years running. The new venture into mobile offerings is founded on these same principles of unlimited data, flexibility and coverage.