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Woosh launches new Wireless plans

20 October 2006

Woosh launches new Wireless & Wired Broadband plans

Woosh is pleased to announce the October 26 launch of sharp new Broadband plans for both wireless and wired (DSL) broadband.

These new plans mean that Woosh now offers genuine broadband competition across the entire country.

Customers with access to Woosh wireless coverage have the added advantage of choosing a wireless broadband option for portability, with no requirement for a landline.

Nick Clarke, Marketing Manager of Woosh, said “These competitive new plans continue our strategy to provide a real broadband choice for New Zealanders”.

The key details of the new plans are:

- Entry level price point of $24.95 nationwide. Pricing plans for wireless and wired mirror each other up to $39.95 point
- A customer in Woosh wireless coverage can get a complete phone line replacement including broadband from $49 – around the same price as many people currently pay for a Telecom home line. In effect, they will get their broadband for free.
- A flat rate option is available on wired (DSL) broadband
- Wireless plans will have data allowances increased
- Plans have bill security – so there are no shocks at the end of the month

Mr Clarke added, “Some other ISPs require toll calling in order to get broadband pricing, usually with a $10 penalty if no tolls are bundled, and a minimum spend of $10 if you do. At Woosh, all customers get the best pricing, and no customer will be forced to change their toll call providers.

However, Woosh already offers broadband and phone packages for around the same price as an ordinary phone line, and wireless customers get toll call rates of only 10c a minute to anywhere in New Zealand or to 47 other countries.

Woosh will be upgrading existing customers on 1st November

New Woosh Broadband Plans:
Wireless Plan Data included Monthly Price Bundled with Phone Excess data
Entry 200 MB $ 24.95 n/a 6c / MB
Capped at $59.95
Elevate 1 GB $ 29.95 $ 49.00 Speed limited
Express 5 5 GB $ 39.95 $ 59.95 Speed limited
Express 10 10 GB $ 49.95 $ 69.95 Speed limited
Express 20 20 GB $ 59.95 $ 79.95 Speed limited

Wired (ADSL) Plan Speed
down/up Data included Monthly Price Excess data
Launch 256k/128k 200 MB $ 24.95 6c per MB.
Capped at $59.95
Orbit 1 2M/128k 1 GB $ 29.95 Speed limited
Orbit 5 2M/128k 5 GB $ 39.95 Speed limited
Orbit Flatrate LS/128k Unlimited $ 49.95 Reasonable Use Policy*
Orbit Pro 20 LS/LS 20 GB $ 79.95 Speed limited
Orbit Pro 50 LS/LS 50 GB $ 124.95 Speed limited
Orbit Pro 100 LS/LS 100 GB $ 174.95 Speed limited

Key: LS – Line speed, or as fast as the line can go. Theoretical maxmimum download speed of 7.6M and upstream maximum 768k.

NB: A Reasonable use policy allows unlimited use during offpeak hours of 12 midnight through to 5pm. During peak hours, users exceeding 700MB per day (around a CD of data or around 7 hours watching video streaming) will be speed restricted until midnight. Woosh expects very few customers to be affected by the reasonable use restrictions.

About Woosh

Woosh is providing a real broadband choice for New Zealanders.

Woosh is backed by some of New Zealand’s leading investors including Todd Capital, Stephen Tindall and leading overseas Private Equity investors.

Woosh recently won the TUANZ prize for innovation in recognition of its broadband and voice bundle.


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