RURAL WIRELESS
Rural broadband, city speeds

Rural Wireless plans

If you can get the binoculars out and see our tower, you might be in the service area!


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With coverage being expanded every month

Rural Broadband Initiative 2 (RBI2) is underway and involves Government funding a new entity called The Rural Connectivity Group (The RCG) to build over 400 new broadband towers across New Zealand.

In the local areas where Full Flavour operates we are working with The RCG to install new Rural Wireless services. We connect Rural Wireless straight into the local rural fibre network and is super fast.

Because it's operated exclusively by Full Flavour, we've been able to customise plans to suit a broader range of households.

Rural Wireless does rely on line-of-sight between home and tower. If a tree or even worse a hill is in the way, then that home will not be able to get service and will instead need to connect to 4G Rural Broadband.

 

  • Brent Nelson

    Brent Nelson

    We totally recommend "Full Flavour" to provide your broadband, we are more than happy with the product, service, help and found all the staff just fantastic.

  • Maja Wright

    Maja Wright

    Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

  • Brad Chittenden

    Brad Chittenden

    Have been with Full Flavour for many years. The help desk is very responsive and helped me gain maximum speeds by recommending and then setting up a new router.

  • Susan Hay

    Susan Hay

    Awesome personalised service. No issues for 8 years with the organisation. Great team to do business with.

  • Harald Ahorner

    Harald Ahorner

    Great Internet Provider - very happy with the VSDL speed out here in Shelly Beach, excellent service and support and very easy to deal with.

  • Brian Felton

    Brian Felton

    Very good company to deal with. If you get a problem you have someone to talk to. If they have a problem they let us know!

  • Lisa R.

    Lisa R.

    Great service and communication either online or with a real person! Awesome speed in a rural setting. Definitely recommend Full Flavour.

  • Markus Schonberger

    Markus Schonberger

    Professional and helpful with great quality internet service.

  • Tony Price

    Tony Price

    We have been with Full Flavour since moving into our rural property last year.  They were quick to come out and test the location when we requested, and we have been very happy with their service.

  • Shaun Fisher

    Shaun Fisher

    Used these guys to assist us in supporting a client with an internet deployment. The team went above and beyond in installing many additional pieces of hardware to accommodate a customer with very specific requirements. End result was a happy customer and a stable service. Thanks team!

FAQs

What areas do you cover?

Our repeaters are located throughout the following districts: Rotorua Lakes, South Waikato, Taupō and Western Bay Of Plenty. Lodge a free signal test request from us to check.

Is there a minimum term?

Yes - we require 30 days notice to cancel a service and a 6 month minimum term applies if you have received a free installation.

How do you supply the service?

Our technician will install a 47cm dish (smaller than a Sky TV dish) on your roof and a broadband outlet inside your home for your home Wi-Fi router to plug into.

Will I have Wi-Fi around my home?

Yes, you'll either BYO your own Wi-Fi router or purchase one from us for use with the service.

Who owns the equipment?

As the installation of equipment is included in our monthly plan charge, all equipment supplied (except home wi-fi router) remains the property of Full Flavour and must be returned to Full Flavour at the conclusion of service.

How far from the tower can I be?

The maximum distance is 15km. We have strict technical parameters to meet in order to provide this service reliably so upon reviewing your address we'll use our tools to estimate your signal levels. If you're beyond 15km, you may talk to us about establishing a solar repeater on your property.

What if my house can't see the local tower?

In this case we do offer a Local Network Extension product, assuming another building on your property can see the tower. Otherwise you can talk to us about a Solar Repeater or we might recommend you look at our Rural 4G service that doesn't rely on line-of-sight.

How fast is Rural Wireless

We have three speed options:

  • 5Mbps which is entry level
  • 30Mbps which is identical to entry level fibre in town
  • 100Mbps which is the most popular fibre plan in town

Can I get even faster speeds?

Yes, up to 1Gbps! Be aware the install cost for faster plans is $10,000+ due to the extra equipment we need to install to accommodate higher speed services.

What about phone service?

We can activate a phone service that acts similar to a regular 07 landline for $5 / month. For service to continue to work during a powercut, you'll need to purchase a small UPS.