Vodafone boosts connectivity for rural New Zealanders in Tasman district

Vodafone has switched on additional 4G mobile services in the Tasman district, which means more New Zealanders can stay connected while continuing to work and learn from home.

This new cell site is the latest in Vodafone’s commitment, as part of the Rural Connectivity Group and in partnership with Farmside, to bring forward world class 4G services for more Kiwis across Aotearoa during this unprecedented time of uncertainty.

The new cell site will radically transform access to communication services and will assist rural Kiwis during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Vodafone’s head of Networks and Platforms, Sharina Nisha says, “Connectivity is more important than ever now, and the telecommunications industry is pleased to work together to keep New Zealanders connected. The additional mobile connectivity will provide essential online access for remote working, at-home learning and entertainment.”

Vodafone is working with Farmside, award-winning rural broadband provider, to connect more New Zealanders together.

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Notes to editor:

Connecting to these cell-sites requires a VoLTE-enabled device. VoLTE = Voice over LTE (4G). To be able to make a call in one of the 4G coverage areas, you 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

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Pohara
Tasman district
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