Jump customers expecting free service

Some families with school-aged children have discovered that the Ministry of Education is offering 150GB free internet each month for six months.  The Spark Foundation is also offering a free 6GB data boost each school day between 9am and 3.30pm.

So the question has been raised about whether or not families who have signed up for Jump before the Ministry tabled their offer get access to the free 150GB offer as well.  These families do get the free 6GB daily boost.

This is a fair enough question and one that is currently being discussed between the Ministry of Education and the Spark Foundation.  The current position is that families who have signed up through us do not get the free 150GB, but this might change, as early as next week.

We have to be clear though, we did advise schools who were scrambling to get internet connections for their students over the last five weeks to consider waiting until the Ministry made its offer, but those who preferred not to wait were welcome to connect through our service.

Author: Laurence Zwimpfer

I am committed to supporting the development of New Zealand as a digitally included nation, where everyone has equitable opportunities to benefit from the digital world.

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