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Vetta Online Broadband Review

Whether you live rurally, remotely or in a city, Vetta Online can connect you with DSL, fibre or wireless broadband.

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Is Vetta Online right for me?

  • What does Vetta Online offer?: Fibre, copper, RBI and wireless broadband.
  • The highlights: Multiple connection options, open term plans, free static IP, concierge service.
  • Watch out for: No free modem for DSL and fibre, you may need to pay for an antenna for RBI and wireless.

Compare Vetta Online plans

Priding itself on being the best “big little ISP” in New Zealand, Vetta Online offers fibre broadband, copper, RBI wireless, plus its own wireless service in South Canterbury.

Name Product Prices from (per month) Max Download Speed (Mbps) Minimum Contract (Months) Unlimited Data Option?
Vetta Online Standard Home Plan
$85
100
No contract
No
250GB monthly data. BYO modem/router. Boost your plan and get speeds of up to 950Mbps for an additional $44 per month.
Vetta Online Rural Capped Wireless Plan
$95
50
12
No
100GB data. Includes free router and static IP with download and upload speeds of up to 50 Mbps. Coverage within South Canterbury.
Vetta Online Rural Uncapped Wireless Plan
$115
50
12
Yes
Uncapped rural internet, includes free router and static IP with download and upload speeds of up to 50Mbps. Coverage within South Canterbury.
Vetta Online RBI 120GB Plan
$105
30
12
No
120GB data. Includes free router and static IP with download and upload speeds of up to 30Mbps. Nationwide coverage.
Vetta Online RBI 200GB Plan
$155
30
12
No
200GB data. Includes free router and static IP with download and upload speeds of up to 30Mbps. Nationwide coverage.
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NOW Unlimited - No contract
$74.95
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FINDER OFFER: Save $10 a month on a no-contract plan. Use your own router or buy one for $120.
Wireless Nation Fibre Broadband
$79
900
No contract
Yes
Unlimited fibre, ADSL and VDSL broadband plans with no connection fee and local Kiwi support.
Voyager Fibre 100
$79
100
No contract
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Discount offer: Get FREE SETUP right now! Save $49 on a no-contract plan.
NOW Ultra Unlimited
$99
900
12
Yes
Special offer: $14.05 off each month ($84.95 per month) with no connection fee and a free router.
Wireless Nation Home Wireless
$59
36
No contract
No
Plug and play wireless broadband plans with no installation needed. Data plans ranging from 60GB to 600GB.
Voyager Fibre Max
$99
950
No contract
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Discount offer: Get FREE SETUP right now! Save $49 on a no-contract plan.
NOW Unlimited
$85
100
12
Yes
Special offer: Get 6 months half price ($42.50 per month). No connection fee.
MyRepublic Fibre 100
$79
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Types of plans offered by Vetta Online

Home internet

Vetta Online offers ADSL, VDSL and fibre connections to residential customers.

Standard plans are open term and come with 250GB of data, or you can pay an extra $20 a month for uncapped data.

Looking at speeds, you can expect:

  • ADSL: 2-20Mbps download, 0.4-1.2Mbps upload
  • VDSL: 10-50Mbps download, 4-10Mbps upload
  • Fibre: 100Mbps download, 20Mbps upload

If you want a faster fibre connection, you have the following options:

  • 100Mbps download, 50Mbps upload for an extra $10 a month
  • 200Mbps download, 100Mbps upload for an extra $40 a month
  • 950Mbps download, 500Mbps upload for an extra $44 a month

You can use your own modem or purchase one of three models from Vetta Online when you sign up.

Rural internet

If you live in a rural area or on the outskirts of town and need broadband access, Vetta Online’s RBI wireless plans may be suitable for you.

You can choose between 120GB or 200GB per month with download and upload speeds of up to 30Mbps. A free router and a static IP is included.

Anyone living in South Canterbury can access Vetta Online’s standard wireless network. Plans come with either 100GB or uncapped data and have download and upload speeds of 50Mbps. Plans include a Static IP and free router.

With either option, you may be able to self install the hardware to get up and running. Customers that are far away from the network towers may need an antenna installed on the roof to pick up a stronger signal.

Vetta Online also provides broadband for businesses over ADSL, VDSL, fibre and wireless.

Additional services for business customers include:

  • Regular security audits
  • 3G/4G backup
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Multi-site WAN
  • Direct cloud connectivity
  • Web hosting

Are there any bundled extras with Vetta Online?

  • Vetta Online Concierge. If you live in Auckland, Christchurch or Timaru, you can get a quarterly visit to your home by a skilled engineer. The engineer can check all your systems, set up any IT equipment or internet enabled devices and see where improvements can be made.
  • Phone line. You can add a VoIP phone line for $15 a month to your plan.

Product highlights

  • From Ultrafast fibre to wireless.There are multiple ways to get connected with Vetta Onliine depending on where you live in New Zealand and what connections are available at your place.
  • Open term. You can sign up for an open term plan and leave whenever you need to.
  • Static IP. While other ISPs charge for a Static IP, you are given one automatically by default free of charge.
  • Extra data. If you reach your cap, you won’t be disconnected. You can pay for additional GB until your plan renews.
  • Online backup. Home internet plans come with 500GB free online backup.
  • Local help. Vetta Online’s helpdesk is based in New Zealand and Vetta promises that you won’t be on hold for more than 20 seconds when you call.
  • Free cost comparison. Send one of your current broadband bills to Vetta Online and they will see if they can give you a better deal.

What to be aware of

  • Modems are not free for DSL and fibre. You either need to buy one upfront or pay one off over the course of your plan term.
  • Customers that are not on an unmetered plan will be charged $1 per GB used over the set data limit on wireless, fibre and DSL. If you are using rural broadband, you will be charged $2.50 for additional gigabytes. Notifications are sent when you reach 90% and 100% of your data limit.
  • If you live far away from network towers and are opting for RBI or wireless broadband, you may need to pay for an antenna to be installed on your roof.
  • Data caps or rate limits may be imposed if your data use is affecting others on the network, you are using your connection for public access or you consistently go 20% over your maximum bandwidth.

Our verdict

Vetta Online is worth considering if you want a no fuss broadband plan. There are a range of connection options, so it’s likely that wherever you are in the country, this provider will have an option to suit.

Open term plans mean that you are not locked into a contract if you decide to leave, and you can choose the right amount of data to suit your household. Static IPs are included with plans free of charge, which most other providers add a monthly fee for the service.

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