Press Release – Vodafone
28 November, 2013
Vodafone brings 4G to Piha
Vodafone has continued the rollout of its 4G network, with the launch of 4G in parts of Piha today.
Piha joins other coastal destinations enjoying life at the speed of 4G – including parts of the Coromandel, Matakana, Warkworth and Gisborne – before Christmas.
Sandra Pickering, Vodafone’s Technology Director, says the rollout of a commercial 4G network is great news for locals and visitors to the area.
“We’re proud to be the first and only provider bringing 4G to Piha.
“Vodafone pioneered 4G in New Zealand, giving Kiwis access to the world’s best technology – technology that allows them to do whatever they need to do, whenever they need to do it. Now customers can surf the web – and the waves – faster than ever. 4G coverage extends to the main beach, Marine Parade, Piha Domain, the surf shop and Waitakere Ranges Regional Park.
“Our customers in New Zealand’s major centres are already enjoying the speed of 4G, and now they can enjoy 4G in Piha – whether that’s using their device as a WiFi hotspot, streaming content, accessing the cloud or web browsing.”
Vodafone offers the largest range of 4G-capable devices at a range of price points – 26 now, including the recently launched Samsung GALAXY Express 2, Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPad Air.
Kiwis wanting to experience the speed of 4G will need a 4G-capable device with the latest software, a qualifying plan and be in a 4G coverage area. The device seamlessly switches to Vodafone’s next fastest 3G speeds when customers leave the 4G coverage area.
Vodafone’s 4G network is now well-established, with broad national coverage available to over 1.3 million Kiwis across more than 23 locations, including: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wanaka, Lake Brunner, Taupo, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Arrowtown, Gisborne, Tauranga and parts of the Coromandel and Rodney.
For more information and 4G coverage maps, visit: www.vodafone.co.nz/network/coverage/