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 land line 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 smart phones 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

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Unlimited Fibre 3 months FREE broadband on 12mth co...

from $0.00 /mo
First 3 months then 84.95/month
100Mbps 20Mbps
Unlimited data
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Unlimited Fibre 3 months FREE broadband on 12mth co...

3 months FREE broadband on 12mth contract. This offer is only available in Fibre Broadband areas and exclusively through Broadband Compare.
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12 months

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Family filter / Rental router

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Claiming free months

(applies to customer who signed up from 21 January 2019 on a 12 month or 24 month contract term)

 

  1.  This promotion can't be used in conjunction with any other Stuff Fibre promotion.
  2.  This offer is only available to new customers to Stuff Fibre who sign up from 21 January 2019 on a 12 month or 24 month contract term.
  3.  If you sign up for a 12 month contract term you will receive your first month of Fibre base services for free, which will be applied as a credit for your Fibre Base services on your invoice. If you sign up for a 24 month contract term you will receive your first three months of of Fibre base services for free, which will be for your Fibre Base services on your invoice.
  4.  Additional fees for other services such as boost, Voice and shipping are excluded from the offer, and you will be charged in full for these services.
  5.  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. For a “24 Month Term” an Exit Fee of $255 applies
  6.  You will be eligible to receive the Loyalty Discount available at the date you sign up.
  7.  Otherwise, the Stuff Fibre terms and policies will continue to apply as normal.

3 months FREE broadband on 12mth contract

3 months FREE broadband on 12mth contract

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Unlimited Fibre 100 6 MONTH HALF PRICE

from $42.48 /mo
First 6 months then 84.95/month
100Mbps 20Mbps
Unlimited data
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Unlimited Fibre 100 6 MONTH HALF PRICE

SIX MONTHS HALF PRICE, FREE MODEM RENTAL, FREE STANDARD INSTALLATION*, IT'S A WIN-WIN. 12 MONTH CONTRACT APPLIES. Free modem while you're with Slingshot. Free standard install. Offer for new residenti...
Terms and Conditions apply

Full plan details

Contract options

12 months

Included features

Rental router

Terms and Conditions apply

SIX MONTHS HALF PRICE, FREE MODEM RENTAL, FREE STANDARD INSTALLATION*, IT'S A WIN-WIN. 12 MONTH CONTRACT APPLIES. Free modem while you're with Slingshot. Free standard install. Offer for new residential customers only. Service not available everywhere. 12 month contract and $250 early termination fee applies. Not valid with any other offers. *If you are installing a new broadband connection or moving into a new address (move house) at the time of sign-up, a $52 installation fee will apply.

Offer expires 31/05/2019.

6 MONTH HALF PRICE

6 MONTH HALF PRICE

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Unlimited Fibre 3 MONTHS FREE - Exclusive to Broadb...

from $0.00 /mo
First 3 months then 84.95/month
100Mbps 20Mbps
Unlimited data
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Unlimited Fibre 3 MONTHS FREE - Exclusive to Broadb...

THREE MONTHS FREE, FREE MODEM RENTAL, FREE STANDARD INSTALLATION, IT'S A WIN-WIN. 12 MONTH CONTRACT APPLIES. Free modem while you're with Orcon. Free standard fibre install. Offer for new residential
Terms and Conditions apply

Full plan details

Contract options

12 months

Included features

Rental router

Terms and Conditions apply

THREE MONTHS FREE, FREE MODEM RENTAL, FREE STANDARD INSTALLATION, IT'S A WIN-WIN. 12 MONTH CONTRACT APPLIES. Free modem while you're with Orcon. Free standard fibre install. Offer for new residential fibre customers only. Service not available everywhere. 12-month contract and $250 early termination fee applies. Not valid with any other offers. Landline at additional $5/mth. 
 
Offer expires 31/05/2019

3 MONTHS FREE - Exclusive to Broadband Compare

3 MONTHS FREE - Exclusive to Broadband Compare

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