Vodafone NZ switches on connectivity at 15 new rural cell sites

Additional broadband services are part of Vodafone NZ’s involvement in the Rural Connectivity Group

Kiwis can access phone and internet services at 15 new cell sites that have ‘gone live’ over the past few weeks, enabling more rural New Zealanders to tap into high-quality wireless broadband in the country.

This additional rural mobile phone and internet access is the latest in Vodafone’s commitment as part of the Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) as part of the Rural Broadband Initiative 2 (RBI2) program, delivered in partnership with Farmside.

The 15 new sites are located in:

  • Omanaia in the Far North District
  • Parakao in the Whangarei District
  • Paparata Valley in the Auckland Council District
  • Te Rauamoa in the Otorohanga District
  • Argyll in the Central Hawkes Bay District
  • Wakarara in the Central Hawkes Bay District
  • Tikokino in the Hastings District
  • Mimi in the New Plymouth District
  • Lake Station in the Tasman District
  • Maruia West Bank in the Tasman District
  • Ariki in the Tasman District
  • Creighton in the Tasman District
  • Shenandoah in the Tasman District
  • Wharetoa in the Clutha District
  • Kaka Point in the Clutha District

To be able to make a call in one of the 4G coverage areas, users need a VoLTE-enabled device that has been updated with the latest manufacturer’s software. For more information and a list of VoLTE-enabled devices, please head here.

Vodafone works in partnership with Farmside, award-winning Timaru-based rural internet provider, to offer broadband plans that connect New Zealanders to digital services.

For more information, please visit https://www.vodafone.co.nz/broadband/rural/

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