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Mobile Coverage


We’re powered by Spark’s network! Which means we offer 3G, 4G, and now in some very select areas, 5G. The 5G network coverage will expand as Spark rolls 5G out nationwide. Plus, Spark’s mobile network covers 98% of where kiwis work & live, so you can count on our network to stay connected.

Please note we’re making way for 5G and plan to close our 3G network towards the end of 2025. Find out more here skinny/4g.​

For more information on 5G and what you will need, click here.

If you're after Skinny Broadband coverage click here.

Frequency bands

3G​ - Band 5

4G​ - Band 1

4G​ - Band 3

4G - Band 7

4G​ - Band 28

4G​ - Band 40

5G​ - n78

5G​ - n40

Check out the below to see our coverage map of each network.

Check if you are covered

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, signal strength shown is indicative of the Spark network (Skinny is powered by the Spark network) and outdoor coverage. Actual coverage will vary based on device and other environmental factors. Factors that may affect your signal include your device capabilities, your location, whether you are moving and even the weather. If you are indoors then the building construction and your location within the building may affect performance.

What 3G, 4G and 5G means for you

Our network reaches 97.5% of New Zealanders.

  • 5G is faster and carries more data than previous generations (4G, 3G, 2G and so on). 5G has the potential to reach download speeds of up to 100 times faster than 4G. It has the potential to bring super-fast downloads, minimal latency, massive connectivity and outstanding reliability.
  • 4G: Super fast speeds for data browsing. To maximise coverage, we recommend a phone that supports 4G 700MHz.
  • 3G: World class 3G speeds covering 97.5% of New Zealanders

The map indicates where we estimate our network coverage is available. Your experience may vary from the coverage shown depending on mobile capability, how it's used, and the local environment.

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