What is Naked Broadband?

what is naked broadband

Naked Broadband in New Zealand

Ooooer missus! Naked Broadband?!

Sounds a little bit risque... but in reality, it is nothing of the sort. it's just a descriptive term for a type of broadband plan in New Zealand. Naked broadband means just that, it is naked, it comes with nothing.... it really is just broadband.

Getting technical, naked broadband should really be called naked DSL (also known as standalone DSL or dry loop DSL). It is a digital subscriber line (DSL) which does not have an associated telephone line. So that means that the line has no PSTN (analogue telephony) service which basically means you don't have a dialling tone.

What is Naked Broadband? 

Naked broadband is a standalone DSL internet service which is solely provided on the local loop.

With regular DSL there is a cable which runs from the telephone switch to a piece of equipment called a POTS - this is brilliantly named as a Plain Old Telephone Service splitter. This splitter in the telephone switch is used to separate out the DSL and the voice bands into two separate 'lines'. This means that when a customer at home can go ahead and pick up the phone they will have a dial tone - it is this dialling tone that confirms that they are able to use their telephone line as a regular landline whilst they are also "online" using the same line to access the internet on their computer or wireless device through a relevant router. The cable carrying both services runs from the POTS splitter to the cable head and this then heads on outside to the customer...

However, with naked broadband or naked DSL there is no cable from the telephone switch to the POTS splitter and because there is no split taking place there is no ability to make aa traditional call because there is no dial tone on the line. With modern technology, this, of course, is not a huge problem as a customer looking to make a traditional 'landline' telephone call can still use their naked broadband line for telephone conversations by utilising technology such as Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to make and receive phone calls through their naked broadband connection.

Naked broadband providers in New Zealand are becoming more common as more and more consumers are permanently ditching the concept of a landline and becoming reliant instead on their mobile phones or smartphones and other means of communication through data such as messaging platforms or VoIP services.

We have a large number of different naked broadband providers in New Zealand, the biggest and best of these are listed below in no particular order. Our only real word of warning is that if you are going to go naked be sure it suits your needs.

MyRepublic - No limits, No Boundaries Truly unlimited Naked Fibre broadband

4 months HALF PRICE
90

Unlimited Fibre 4 months HALF PRICE plus GIGABIT RO...

from $39.98 /mo
First 4 months then 79.95/month
100Mbps 20Mbps
Unlimited data
4 months HALF PRICE
90

Unlimited Fibre 4 months HALF PRICE plus GIGABIT RO...

Get 4 months HALF PRICE broadband on 12mth contract plus a GIGABIT ROUTER. This offer is only available in Fibre Broadband areas. Terms and Conditions apply
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Contract options

12 months

Included features

Family filter / Rental router

Terms and Conditions apply

  • This promotion can’t be used in conjunction with any other Stuff Fibre promotion.
  • This offer is only available to new customers to Stuff Fibre who sign up from 06 January 2020 on a 12 month contract term.
  • If you sign up for a 12 month contract term you will receive your first 4 months of Fibre base services for $39.98 per month, then 79.95 per month
  • Additional fees for other services such as Voice and shipping are excluded from the offer, and you will be charged in full for these services.
  • If your Fibre base service is cancelled prior to the expiry of the contract term then our standard exit fees apply. For a “12 Month Term” an Exit Fee of $99 applies.
  • Router delivery fee of $14.95 applies.
  • You will be eligible to receive the Loyalty Discount available at the date you sign up.
  • Otherwise, the Stuff Fibre terms and policies will continue to apply as normal.

 

4 months HALF PRICE plus GIGABIT ROUTER

4 months HALF PRICE plus GIGABIT ROUTER

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Extra Bonus
88

Unlimited Fibre 100 3 Months FREE plus great discounts...

from $0.00 /mo
First 3 months then 89.95/month
100Mbps 20Mbps
Unlimited data
Extra Bonus
88

Unlimited Fibre 100 3 Months FREE plus great discounts...

Get THREE MONTHS FREE, free modem while you're with Orcon (one-off $14.95 delivery charge applies). Also, bundle your broadband and power and get 10% bundle discount on both services. Get $5/mth off f...
Terms and Conditions apply

Full plan details

Contract options

12 months

Included features

Family filter / BYO Router

Terms and Conditions apply

  • Offer is available to new customers only.
  • A minimum 12-month contract applies. Early Termination fee of $250 applies.
  • This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer.
  • The promotion is valid for a limited time only and is subject to change by Orcon without notice.
  • Free Modem Rental with a one-off $14.95 delivery charge or Bring your own device (BYOD) and get a one-off $25 credit
  • An extra 10% discount applies for Power and Broadband Bundles. The 10% discount is applied after all other offers. 

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Offer expires 31/10/2020

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3 Months FREE plus great discounts - Exclusive Offer

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