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OUR RURAL WIRELESS BROADBAND INSTALLS ARE NOW FROM $899 $249! ON A 24 MONTH TERM

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Reliable & Fast Rural 4G Broadband

Rural broadband is our bread and butter, Keeping rural Kiwis connected is why we started.

  • Unlimited data options
  • Great for rural and urban fringe areas
  • Friendly Christchurch team
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Wireless 4G broadband for rural NZ, delivered by an award winning team!

Do you know what the best part is about 4G rural broadband? It’s available mostly everywhere in New Zealand! With most places being as simple as plugging in the modem and away you go. But never mind if you require an installation, as UBB can do that as well!

 

Rural 4G Broadband is ideal for:

 

👍 Households or farms that are out of UBB’s wireless broadband coverage

👍 Farm workers that are only at the address for the season or renters

👍 New home builds with no fibre or copper connection available

👍 Homes on the outskirts of town

 

So what are you waiting for? Our friendly Christchurch-based team can help you get up and going easy as! So get in touch with us below about our broadband plans.

Rural 4G 200GB
Ideal for 2 people households who regularly stream TV shows, YouTube, and make video calls etc.
200GB Full Speed DataOnce your monthly limit of 200GB is reached its followed by endless data at reduced speed with a maximum of 1.2 Mbps. To get back to full speed you can purchase a data pack to get back to full speed again!
Free modem on contractThe free modem only applies to plug and play coverage. If your in plug and play coverage zones there is no requirement for and installation.
Shipping fees apply of $20 one off. You can also purchase the wireless broadband modem at a one off cost of $325 + shipping of $20 if you wish to stay out on a contract term with UBB. Minimum contract term is 24 months.
50 Mbps average peak time download speed*Average peak time download/upload speeds are 50/17 Mbps at busiest times. You may experience a higher or lower speed than these averages.
* Factors such as the performance of your modem, location of the server you’re connected to, the performance of your device and your in-home Wi-fi setup can impact the speeds experienced.
17 Mbps average peak time upload speed*Average peak time download/upload speeds are 50/17 Mbps at busiest times. You may experience a higher or lower speed than these averages.
* Factors such as the performance of your modem, location of the server you’re connected to, the performance of your device and your in-home Wi-fi setup can impact the speeds experienced.
Additional data packsIf you run out of full speed data for the month you can contact UBB to purchase an additional data pack to get you back to full speed data again. Here are the data packs: 1GB - $4, 10GB - $20, 50GB - $65.
$95
/ month
$
/ month

Followed by unlimited data at reduced speed with a maximum of 1.2 Mbps.
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Rural 4G 400GB
Great for families 3+ whom love to stream, game, or work-from-home.
400GB Full Speed DataOnce your monthly limit of 400GB is reached its followed by endless data at reduced speed with a maximum of 1.2 Mbps. To get back to full speed you can purchase a data pack to get back to full speed again!
Free modem on contractThe free modem only applies to plug and play coverage. If your in plug and play coverage zones there is no requirement for and installation.
Shipping fees apply of $20 one off. You can also purchase the wireless broadband modem at a one off cost of $325 + shipping of $20 if you wish to stay out on a contract term with UBB. Minimum contract term is 24 months.
50Mbps average peak time download speed*Average peak time download/upload speeds are 50/17 Mbps at busiest times. You may experience a higher or lower speed than these averages.
* Factors such as the performance of your modem, location of the server you’re connected to, the performance of your device and your in-home Wi-fi setup can impact the speeds experienced.
17Mbps average peak time upload speed*Average peak time download/upload speeds are 50/17 Mbps at busiest times. You may experience a higher or lower speed than these averages.
* Factors such as the performance of your modem, location of the server you’re connected to, the performance of your device and your in-home Wi-fi setup can impact the speeds experienced.
Additional data packsIf you run out of full speed data for the month you can contact UBB to purchase an additional data pack to get you back to full speed data again. Here are the data packs: 1GB - $4, 10GB - $20, 50GB - $65.
$115
/ month
$
/ month

Followed by unlimited data at reduced speed with a maximum of 1.2 Mbps.
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Rural 4G Unlimited
Our unlimited plan with no data restrictions.
Unlimited Data*Fair use policy applies. * Availability of the Unlimited plan may depend on network capability at your address. For Unlimited data Fair Use Policy applies.
Free modem on contractThe free modem only applies to plug and play coverage. If your in plug and play coverage zones there is no requirement for and installation.
Shipping fees apply of $20 one off. You can also purchase the wireless broadband modem at a one off cost of $325 + shipping of $20 if you wish to stay out on a contract term with UBB. Minimum contract term is 24 months.
50Mbps average peak time download speed*Average peak time download/upload speeds are 50/17 Mbps at busiest times. You may experience a higher or lower speed than these averages.
* Factors such as the performance of your modem, location of the server you’re connected to, the performance of your device and your in-home Wi-fi setup can impact the speeds experienced.
17Mbps average peak time upload speed*Average peak time download/upload speeds are 37/15 Mbps at busiest times. You may experience a higher or lower speed than these averages.
* Factors such as the performance of your modem, location of the server you’re connected to, the performance of your device and your in-home Wi-fi setup can impact the speeds experienced.
Inquire for availabilityUnlimited plans are available in specific parts of rural New Zealand due to capacity and capability of the mobile tower the signal comes from. Inquire with out team now!
$135
/ month
$
/ month

Unlimited Data
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Router Only or Antenna Coverage

Depending on your location, your UBB Wireless 4G Broadband service could only require a router for the connection to work, or require an installation. To find out what’s available at your location please contact our friendly team on

 

0800 000 945 || SUPPORT@UBB.NZ

 

Router only Coverage

If you are located in “router only” coverage, then it is nice and straightforward. All you need is a modem and sim! Once you receive your modem, you simply insert the SIM card supplied, power up the modem, and you’re set.

Prices and Contract Options:

Open Term – $325 + $20 shipping
24 Month Term – Free + $20 shipping

 

Antenna Coverage

Antenna coverage is where an installation is required by a technician to install an aerial and setup your modem for it to obtain a signal for the connection to work. There are two types of managed installations depending on your house and location: a standard installation and a non-standard installation. 

Prices and Contract Options:

Open Term Standard Install – $750 + travel costs
24 Month Term Standard Install – $449 + travel costs
Non Standard install (Open and Contract terms) – Price on Quote

 

Contract Terms
Open Term – 5 working days’ notice when you wish to cancel (after one-month minimum activation).
24 Month Term – Please see our T&Cs for more information

 

More Information

Peak time national average speed of 50Mbps download, 17Mbps upload is based on the latest Commerce Commission Measure Broadband New Zealand (MBNZ) Spring report – January 2024. Factors such as the distance you are from a cell tower, the network capability and the overall use of that cell tower by the other consumers can impact the speed experienced.

Please note, our Rural Wireless 4G plans are for a fixed location only and cannot be moved around unless requested. As with all of our contract periods terms and conditions apply, The UBB router is owned by UBB, and disconnection fees and shipping fees apply with a 30 day notice period. Read more about our terms here.

But why go with UBB’s 4G wireless broadband?

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Plug and play.

The broadband modem comes pre setup. All you need to do is plug it into the power and connect your devices to the WIFI, then your all set!

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Fair for the whole family.

UBB’s 4G plan’s offers internet equality for the whole family, allowing everyone in the household to stream, game, video call, work, and chat all at the same time!

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Local NZ support.

Our award-winning support and sales teams are based in Christchurch New Zealand. Meaning you deal with locals with no long waits in phone queues.

Standard / Non Standard Installs Information:

Standard Install:

  • The premises is a single story home or building made of wood or Brick and has easy access to the roof using a ladder (not scaffolding)
  • The roof pitch is less than 15 degrees
  • 20 meters of cabling or less is required
  • The modem is located against an exterior wall

 

Non-standard managed install applies where:

  • The premises is a 2 story or architecturally designed (1 or 2 story) home or building
  • The roof pitch is more than 15 degrees
  • Scaffolding or an elevated work platform is required
  • The house is difficult to access (e.g on the side of a cliff)
  • Internal cabling is required
  • Additional cable in excess of 20 meters is required
  • Modem needs to be located in a difficult area to access (e.g in the roof space of an internal office)

 

Non-standard Install:

  • A non-standard managed installation will incur additional labour and parts charges.
  • Travel charges may apply

 

We would love for you to join our fast growing family, get in touch with us below.

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Ultimate Broadband aims to be the best rural broadband provider in NZ, we offer great service, excellent value, and leading broadband packages to the rural community.

We like to think that we are the heart of connectivity! Both your connectivity at your home, farm, or business. We pride ourselves on coming up with out-of-the-box solutions and never putting things into the too-hard pile. We are not just about selling a service; we are about providing a result.

So, what are you waiting for? Come become our newest family member and join our ever-growing broadband customer base! We guarantee you will not look back!






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FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about our 4G broadband.

Our rural 4G broadband plans are for rural areas only. Our plans are perfect for small townships and remote areas. They are suitable for farms or addresses in rural New Zealand, where copper is only available. Addresses that are located in cities or towns are required to get our Urban 4G broadband. If you're in doubt about what your address can get, call our team on 0800 000 945, they can give confirm for you.

Your data will run at full speed until you hit your data cap, after which your connection will continue to run at a maximum of up to 1.2 Mbps until the end of the month at no extra charge. If you require more data, then call UBB; we can add additional data packs for a fee. You can also upgrade your plan (if a higher plan is available at your address), which will take effect in the following month.

Data-capped plans will warn you when you are approaching your data cap. The unlimited data plans cannot have additional data packs permanently added; if you need more full-speed data, please contact us to discuss a different plan.

This is a best-efforts residential service and is not to be used for business or re-sale. Factors such as the performance of your modem, the distance you are from a cell tower, the network capability, the overall use of that cell tower by other customers, the performance and age of the devices you are using, and your in-home WiFi setup can impact the speeds experienced.

The modem is not to be moved from your physical address.

It can take up to 3 hours for your data to renew from midnight on the 1st of every month. This is due to our system processing having to process a large amount of connections.

If you opt to go with UBB's contract terms and get a free wireless modem or discounted install, then UBB's minimum contract length is 24 months. If you need to close the account within the contract period, then there is an early termination fee of $30 for every month remaining in your contract. The modem is required to be returned at your cost, along with any radio that may be installed. If this is not returned in a reasonable amount of time, then you will be charged $325 for the cost of the modem and the cost of the radio and cable. Finally, if you have a radio installed to get a 4G signal, a $100 removal fee plus travel applies. You can opt to uninstall the antenna yourself, but be aware that gear must be returned at your cost and be in working order. More information can be found here. T&C's

Fast enough to stream Netflix, Sky TV, and the cricket on TVNZ on demand! Usually, speeds are around 27 Mbps, with some connections being able to reach much faster speeds. So, in short much faster the adsl connections with the old phone line copper. Please note that broadband speed can be affected by your device's capabilities and connection type. We cannot guarantee speeds over Wi-Fi. Where possible, plug an Ethernet cable into the 4G modem for a fast and reliable 4G broadband connection. If you’re wanting a super-fast connection, both download and upload, then take a look at our fibre broadband plans here.

Plug-and-play coverage refers to only requiring a modem and SIM card for the broadband connection to work. If this is the case, UBB would send the modem out preconfigured and ready for you to "plug in" and then "play" on the internet! If you are outside of the plug-in-play coverage, then you will need to get a radio installed to obtain a 4G signal and deliver your broadband services. This is because you may be a little too far away from the mobile tower for the operation to work well. We don't want to send you a modem and then suffer with slow broadband, do we?

4G broadband uses the existing mobile cell towers to deliver a broadband connection. It can be used in two different ways.

1. The modem and SIM card get a signal from the mobile tower. This is known as plug-and-play; it's the easiest way to get up and running with this service.

2. Antenna installation: this is where a UBB technician installs a special radio that helps obtain a signal from the mobile tower. They run a cable from the radio to the modem, and you are online! They work very similar to our award winningrural broadband service in Canterbury.

Most streaming services require between 5 and 15 Mbps to stream in 4K and 1080p. Our 4G broadband plans can easily enable you to stream your heart's content online!

Wireless broadband and WiFi are similar but not the same. Wireless broadband is how broadband is delivered to your property. Which is wirelessly via radio signals. Instead of the traditional way of bringing fibre to the house or the old copper phone lines. WiFi signals are sent directly from your router at home. It requires the wireless broadband to be delivered to the router for the wifi to work. Read more about our wireless broadband here.

Unfortunetley No, connections are fixed to one address. You can unplug the modem and move it around your address, but using a connection that is not listed with us is breaking the terms and conditions of this service. If you require the connection elsewhere, for example, by going to the holiday home or moving addresses, then let us know! Our team can help and update our system to ensure it works. Please note that sometimes services will not work the same due to network congestion on the mobile towers, coverage, and other factors.

When you get a UBB install, a technician will install a radio on top of your house or shed. They will definitely discuss where your common place is that requires broadband. Once they find the perfect spot to get a signal, they install the antenna, then run an Ethernet cable externally down the side of your building where the modem will be installed. afterward they configure the modem and connect it to the radio. Before leaving, they walk you through setting up an account on the internet, then walk around the building with you to confirm your satisfaction with the coverage. There are limits with the modem; it can only get a wifi signal so far before you will require a wifi extender to boost the signal further if the building is large. Have a look at our wifi extenders here!

The place to position the UBB 4G modem is in a central location in the building where it can see most of the house. It's also helpful to ensure the modem is facing or near the mobile signal tower it gets the broadband from. Please be aware that WiFi is like sound. It doesn't travel through walls that well, especially concrete or metal walls. If you have a larger house, then please have a look at our WiFi-extending options. here. The team will help you plan the perfect wifi-extending solution!

If you're on a data-capped plan (300GB or 600GB) and you go over your monthly data, then not to worry! Your broadband connection doesn't stop working. All that happens is that your speed slows down to 1.2 Mbps. If you require to get back up to full speed data asap, Call in to UBB, and we can add additional data packs at a cost. Our prices for the data packs are:

  1. 1GB - $4
  2. 10GB - $20
  3. 50GB - $65

Data packs that have been purchased do not carry over to the next month.

Home broadband services use 4G signals around metro areas. Because there are multiple towers around, different plans can be offered that allow for higher data usage. Rural broadband services offer different plans due to the fact that there are fewer towers around and more people using a single tower. The more people who connect to a signal tower, the slower it goes for all due to everyone using the internet at once (similar to how it works at home). Read more about that. here). Simply 4G rural plans are designated for rural homes and businesses, and home 4G services are designated for urban areas to ensure the cell towers in both locations are not overloaded and slow for all.

Call our helpdesk on 0800 000 945

Available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with weekend support.