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Spark listens to customers and upgrades unlimited data deal
It's certainly good news for any New Zealander who’s life revolves around infinite data – and any parasites who rely on data hotspotting!
Vodafone and Spark announce availability dates for latest iPhones
The iPhone X will be available for pre-order from both providers on October 27, and available from November 3.
8 businesses that launched te reo Maori initiatives for Maori Language Week
“It may be as simple as saying ‘Morena’ every morning or saying ‘kia ora’ instead of ‘thank you’. Be brave and give something a go.”
Spark launches rollover data & minutes for all customers
Spark mobile customers now have the choice of rolling over the unused data and minutes.
Using robotics, IoT & data analytics to clean up NZ’s waterways
“There is now a push to make all New Zealand’s waters and rivers swimmable again."
Spark's chairman to retire later this year, new chair named
"At some point, it will be appropriate for each of the long-serving Directors to transition off the Board.”
Four telcos warned about breaching Fair Trading Act by Commerce Commission
“The complexity and range of goods and services offered by the industry means consumers can be easily confused about product offerings."
Spark gets rainbow tick of approval for workplace diversity & inclusion
Spark’s managing director Simon Moutter and chairman Mark Verbiest hold leading roles in Champions for Change initiatives.
Snapchat your way through the streets of Paris: Spark overhauls roaming plans
“Customers need to know they can roam without worrying about a huge bill.”
4.5G the fastest network you can’t use: Can your phone handle the nationwide upgrade?
4.5G is the next generation of mobile internet technology, yet many consumers with older smartphones will need to upgrade to use the network...
Auckland Council, Spark open their final community basketball court in Glen Innes
Auckland Council hopes that the free Wi-Fi at this basketball court will encourage the community to increase their physical activity.
Kiwi IoT future heats up as Spark joins Vodafone in IoT network prep
Vodafone and Spark are gearing up for the promised IoT windfall, with both announcing work on IoT networks.
City of sensors: Spark NZ rolls out nationwide IoT network
“Being connected to this extent will change the way we look at everything -- rubbish bins could schedule themselves to be emptied at the right time."
Qrious unveils Kiwi big data platform-as-a-service offering
Spark's Qrious has launched its Qonnect big data platform designed to provide NZ companies with a cloud-based platform-as-a-service big data solution.
Queenstown broadband upgrades to 4.5G, the fastest in New Zealand
Queenstown is the first New Zealand town to receive the 4.5G broadband upgrade.
Spark drops dealer partner model for consumer market; buys back stores
Spark is dumping its dealer partner model for the consumer market, taking on direct management of stores currently managed by Leading Edge and Orb.
Carpool Coaching: Business mentoring inspired by Carpool Karaoke
The first video of the campaign has reached over 70,000 people, getting 42,000 views, 11 shares and counting.
ISPs build backdoors into customer modems, creating security breach
Vodafone and Spark are among the ISPs. Their policy is to use the access for troubleshooting, but it still raises red flags.
Spark’s Xtra email completes transition from Yahoo to NZ-based provider
Spark and SMX now have over 800,000 Xtra email accounts up and running on the new email platform.
Spark releases ‘Data Lovers’ package for the modern smartphone
Spark has launched two new prepay ‘Data Lovers’ packs to cater for the growing need where users are consuming data rather than minutes and texts.
Christchurch: Spark & Ministry of Justice team up to deploy cloud tech
The Ministry of Justice and Spark have teamed up for a project exclusively for Christchurch.
Spark to implement huge WiFi boost to Westpac Stadium
The obvious benefit is the improved ability for visitors to share their stadium experiences with friends and family, primarily on social media.
Spark reveals new cloud-based customer experience system for Kiwis
“We wanted to help New Zealand businesses keep ahead of this growing demand from their customers with a system that would be easy to adopt."
Spark stays firm on TeamTalk deal – 80c or nothing and forget Vodafone
Spark New Zealand today released a statement to affirm their position in their attempted acquisition of TeamTalk.