Skinny Jump Internet
A cost-effective and cheaper alternative for struggling families in need of access to the internet is the mobile and internet provider Skinny and their Skinny Jump Service. https://www.skinny.co.nz/jump/home.html
Skinny Jump is flexible prepaid broadband: Only $5 for 30GB of data, no contracts or credit checks, and the modem comes free of charge. Just top up as you go.
The flexible prepaid top-up system means you can get a 30GB plan for only $5; you can then renew the plan five times every month. You can get up to a maximum of 150GB every month (and it will only cost you $25).
Skinny Jump is for those who don't have a broadband connection at home because cost is a barrier.
Eligibility criteria includes: Families with children, job seekers, seniors, people with disabilities, refugees and migrant communities, those in social housing. There may be other circumstances that make you eligible. The best way to find out whether you're eligible for Skinny Jump is to talk to one of their local partners.
You will also need to live in an area that is covered by the Skinny network. Check online via the above link.
Due to the recent COVID-19 situation, many local Jump partners have closed temporarily. Some partners can help you sign up over the phone. You can find out by selecting a partner on the map (Type in your address on the map via the above link) and giving them a ring. Skinny is updating the partner map with these details every day.