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Slingshot’s new broadband plans offer more data than ever

Media Release 5 September, 2011

Slingshot’s new broadband plans offer more data than ever

In a New Zealand first, Slingshot is offering a new range of broadband deals that are moving the telecommunications industry towards international standards, with huge new data caps for record-low prices.

Slingshot’s new broadband plans, which offer data allowances of up to 250GB per month for the record low price of $70, are a response to the changing way we use the internet, the company. Slingshot general manager Scott Page says the internet is no longer seen as a commodity, but an essential part of people’s lives and the massive new data caps are a reflection of this.

“Over the past year we have seen the average broadband usage of our customers literally double”.

“Consumer appetite for rich online media such as watching TV online, YouTube, Streaming, Videoconferencing and downloading movies and music has soared. “By increasing our data caps to huge amounts like 250GB, we’re taking the stress away from customers who may worry about exceeding their monthly data allowance.”

The new range of plans, which range from the “Broadband 10” 10GB plan for $30 per month right up to 150GB or 250GB per month for $60 and $70 per month or unlimited data for just $80 per month, significantly better value than other major competitors.

Other major telcos offer between 45GB to 60GB on their largest plans, and those that do offer more than 200GB are expensive, priced at more than $200.

Mr Page says Kiwis’ increased consumption and Slingshots investment in international connectivity, mean Slingshot can pass on more savings than ever before to its customers.

He says Slingshot is focused on the future and providing broadband pricing with data allowances that our friends across the ditch already enjoy.

Slingshot has been preparing for the impending ultra fast broadband (fibre optics) rollout with ongoing investment in its infrastructure that will enable the company to provide the biggest plans and best value broadband in New Zealand.

“These are very exciting times ahead and we want to lead the charge.”

“With our biggest sporting event ever just around the corner, we’re anticipating a huge surge in consumption with Kiwis wanting to be in contact with their families overseas, visitors wanting to stay in touch with home, and fans watching matches online.” says Mr Page.

“With these plans they can video call, conference call and watch rugby to their hearts content without having to worry about their data usage.” Slingshot’s new range of Broadband plans is available now at www.slingshot.co.nz.

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