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Skinny Jump

Information about Skinny Jump a programme that helps New Zealand families gain access to affordable broadband at home.
Updated: 23/02/2021 10:26 a.m.

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​Skinny Jump helps New Zealand families get affordable broadband at home

Skinny Jump (formerly Spark Jump) is a low-cost, flexible pre-pay internet service for people with no current broadband connection who live in the 4G coverage area. No landline, contract or credit is required.

Skinny Jump costs $5 for 30GB of data which can be renewed as you go with a maximum of 5 plan renewals per month. The modem and the first 30GB are free.

How to get Skinny Jump

1 Are you eligible?

Your household is eligible for Skinny Jump if you identify with one or more of the following groups:

  • Families with children in low socio-economic communities
  • People with disabilities
  • Migrants and refugees with English as a second language
  • Māori & Pasifika youth
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Seniors
  • People living in social housing 

2 Can you get Skinny Jump at your house?

Check if Skinny Jump is available at your home address

3 Register for a free set-up workshop at Whangarei Central Library

At your JUMP session, you will register your brand new modem*, create your top-up account, sign a Kawa of Care and get tips on what you can do with 30GB. 

Once completed you’ll walk out with a ready-to-go wireless modem that is preloaded with your free first 30GB data. At home, you just plug into power and use it with a tablet, laptop, computer or smartphone.

If you already have an email address, please bring it with password to the workshop, as it will be required for registering for the Skinny Jump service. If you do not have an email address you will have the opportunity to set one up at the workshop.

Also bring a digital device (smartphone, tablet, Chromebook or laptop computer) to test that the connection is working.

*Free modem – the modem is loaned to you, for as long as you use the Skinny Jump prepay service. If you sign up with another provider later on, you’ll need to give the modem back.

To sign up

More information

Skinny Jump - Stepping Up

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Jump is subsidised by the Spark Foundation and available through Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa (DIAA). In Whangarei Skinny Jump is available through Taitokerau Education Trust at Whangarei Central Library.

An exclusive partnership of:

Logos: Stepping Up, Skinny Jump and Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa.



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