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[News] Spark Updates Mobile Phone Plans

Spark Plans February 2015
Example of a Spark plan combo.


Spark is upgrading most of its pay-monthly mobile plans starting today.  The new plan line-up includes substantially bigger mobile data allowances and unlimited calling on the $59 open-term plan and above, however, one plan will be downgrading.

Spark Home, Mobile and Business Chief Executive Chris Quin says that when combined with free Spotify Premium, free WiFi and the option of adding Spark Socialiser, Spark’s new mobile plans are in a league of their own.

“Many customers tell us their smartphones are now the most important thing they own. The average smartphone user checks their phone 150 times a day, more than two thirds of us check our phone before we get out of bed in the morning, and we all know that sick feeling when you arrive at work and realise you’ve left your phone at home,” says Quin.

“The question is no longer whether you want or need a smartphone.  The question is what sort of experience you want to have when you’re using it.  Our customers tell us great coverage and 4G data speeds are becoming minimum requirements, and the new frontier is digital services – music, video, social media. More than half of us listen to music on our phones, and that’s why we offer free Spotify Premium.  Almost 2 million of us use Facebook every day, and that’s why we launched Spark Socialiser.”

Spark’s $59 open-term plan now includes 2.5GB and unlimited person-to-person calling to New Zealand and Australian standard numbers.  Spark is also substantially increasing data allowances for the $79 plan and above (details in the table below).

The entry-level $39 plan will remain the same for existing customers, but will see a slight reduction in data and minutes for new customers.  This is in recognition that Spark is investing more into the mid-size plans, which are becoming increasingly popular as customers rely on their mobiles for more and more.

Below is a table summarising the new pay monthly plans by Spark:

Spark Pay Monthly Mobile Plans February 2015

For more information on the new plans, please visit www.spark.co.nz/mobileplans