Internet provider wireless Nation signs deal with ASB
Wireless Nation has signed a contract with ASB to provide the Bank’s rural customers and staff with additional free data on its Rural Broadband solutions, discounts on Voice over IP ( VoIP) phone lines, and Zero-rated Data on its Satellite Broadband network.
The New Zealand-owned internet provider says rural businesses and residents stand to benefit significantly from partnerships like this, which began 01 May, with Wireless Nation’s technical director Tom Linn stating he is pleased to partner with a bank as determined to provide value for its rural customers as he is.
“We understand that satellite data is precious. We also understand that rural communities’ access to internet connectivity has the potential to transform their businesses, so we are pleased to offer this special arrangement to ASB’s rural customers,” says Linn.
Qualifying customers will receive additional free data on their Satellite Broadband and RBI (Rural Broadband Initiative) Fixed Wireless connections. Zero-rated data is also applied to all Satellite Broadband connections when using VoIP phone lines and accessing ASB’s website and applications.
The arrangement enables qualifying customers to embrace Wireless Nation’s phone, rural cloud and agri business solutions without incurring any data usage or overage costs.
Wireless Nation operates New Zealand’s leading Satellite network, which has speeds of up to 10Mbps. It uses smart data acceleration and caching technology providing users with a smooth and fast browsing experience. The network uses powerful Optus Satellite, which has “hot” signal strength over New Zealand, is not prone to rain fade and is available “pretty much” everywhere in the country.
Linn adds that VoIP is fast becoming the phone of choice for rural businesses.
“VoIP works like a regular phone except it is delivered over the internet. It is cheaper, available anywhere you have internet, and isn’t affected by interference from electric fences. You can keep your existing phone number and local and national calls are free.”