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Free WiFi coming to popular holiday spots this summer

Friday, 23 December 2016, 1:28 pm | Spark

Holiday makers around New Zealand will be able to enjoy free WiFi this summer. Spark is taking WiFi campervans to some of New Zealand’s popular holiday spots, so customers and non-customers alike can post their selfies, share their summer highlights, and ... More >>

Spark adds better 4G service at Hahei and Red Hill

Friday, 23 December 2016, 11:28 am | Spark

Spark has also switched on new mobile sites at Kauaeranga Valley, Manaia, Te Puru, delivering new coverage to the area. More >>

Spark adds better 4G service to three Coromandel areas

Friday, 23 December 2016, 11:27 am | Spark

In anticipation of an increase in data use this summer, Spark has switched on 4G mobile service in sites at Kauaeranga Valley, Manaia, and Te Puru in the Coromandel, making it even easier for Kiwis to share their summer adventures via Facebook, Instagram, ... More >>

Waihi beach and Matangia get better Spark 4G service

Friday, 23 December 2016, 11:25 am | Spark

Spark has upgraded the 4G mobile service in Waihi Beach and Matangia. Last summer Spark saw a 57% year-on-year increase in mobile data use at the Matangia mobile site. More >>

Okarito campground gets coverage for Christmas

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 12:01 pm | Spark

Spark has today switched on a metro cell site at Ōkārito, bringing much needed mobile coverage to the local community campground. A metro cell is a small-scale cell site solution, delivering service to a more localised area. Spark has previously ... More >>

Christchurch city 4G rollout completed

Friday, 16 December 2016, 1:44 pm | Spark

Sunday drivers and summertime ice-cream hunters will find their daytrips around Banks Peninsula better mapped with mobile services through a series of newly enabled cell sites, completing the rollout of Spark 4G services to the city and nearby areas. More >>

Update on Spark mobile network following Gisborne crash

Monday, 12 December 2016, 4:30 pm | Spark

Update on Spark mobile network, following fatal light plane crash and subsequent power outage in Gisborne today More >>

Spark launches Ultra Fast Fibre MAX

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 12:14 pm | Spark

Spark customers can now buy Ultra Fast Fibre MAX, a broadband service delivered over gigabit technology. This new broadband plan option is now the fastest residential broadband service available from Spark. More >>

Spark and Chorus to trial ‘street in a week’ fibre

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 10:54 am | Spark

Spark and Chorus are piloting a process aiming to make it easier for homeowners to install fibre for their broadband service. More >>

Keeping Spark broadband customers connected

Friday, 28 October 2016, 10:23 pm | Spark

Copper lines (which deliver ADSL/VDSL broadband and PSTN voice) are an aging technology managed by Chorus that are prone to faults. Spark saw copper faults become far more common in the winter months due to the wet weather – and spoke to many thousands ... More >>

Spark teams up with The Spinoff

Friday, 28 October 2016, 10:16 am | Spark

Spark announced today that it is partnering with rapidly growing online magazine The Spinoff to produce a new music section on The Spinoff’s website. The new section, which will go live on November 1, will be dedicated to music news, discussion and ... More >>

Taupo Bay gets better access to fast data services

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 4:18 pm | Spark

Beach goers, holiday makers, and residents in the Taupo Bay area will now able to take advantage of better connectivity with their mobile phones thanks to Spark switching on its service on the Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) cell tower. More >>

Spark Note7 customers to receive $100 gift card

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 2:54 pm | Spark

Spark, together with Samsung, has announced it is posting customers a $100 gift card following the return of their Note7 device to a Spark store. The gift card is not restricted to Spark stores and can be spent on whatever the customer decides. More >>

Spark launches subsidised broadband to jump Digital Divide

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 2:56 pm | Spark

Spark announced today a new social programme to bring heavily subsidised broadband to thousands of New Zealand children whose families cannot afford commercial home broadband services. More >>

Spark partners with Kiwi company to bring email home

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 2:45 pm | Spark

Spark partners with Kiwi company to bring email home Spark has announced today it will be moving its Xtra email service to New Zealand-owned email provider, SMX. More >>

Spark to Offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus From September 16

Friday, 9 September 2016, 3:39 pm | Spark

AUCKLAND — September 09, 2016 — Spark today announced it will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the best, most advanced iPhone ever, featuring an all-new advanced camera system, dust and water resistant design, stereo speaker system and the A10 ... More >>

Spark Lab takes to the road

Monday, 5 September 2016, 12:21 pm | Spark

Spark Lab takes to the road, with plans to visit major centres across New Zealand More >>

Spark to stop sales of Samsung Galaxy Note7

Sunday, 4 September 2016, 5:47 pm | Spark

Spark to stop sales of Samsung Galaxy Note7 Spark has announced that, following Samsung's global notice of a recall, it will stop selling the Samsung Galaxy Note7 until further notice. The announcement follows recently reported battery incidents of the Galaxy ... More >>

Spark Lab to explore a future of robots and more

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:23 am | Spark

Today’s newest technology, and that of the future, will be the subject of Spark Lab’s ‘Tools and Tech Month’ throughout July, as industry leaders gather to discuss the implications and opportunities for New Zealand businesses in today’s ... More >>

Spark New Zealand clinches No.1 in mobile market

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 9:26 am | Spark

Spark New Zealand is now the country’s number one mobile company in terms of revenue earned from customers, as more Kiwis choose to join the Spark mobile network. More >>



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