Greater connectivity for Canvastown and Pelorus Bridge

Alerts

Council COVID-19 information

Blenheim's customer service centre is now open, with reduced hours of 10.00 am to 4.00 pm and some reduced services during COVID-19 Alert Level 2. Find out more

Share this page

Sharing...

Greater connectivity for Canvastown and Pelorus Bridge

  • Date 1:42 PM Thursday 2 April 2020
  • Type COVID-19

Canvastown is one of the latest communities to benefit from new wireless rural broadband and mobile services.

Last week the Rural Connectivity Group, a joint venture between Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees, announced 11 new cell tower sites to assist 834 rural kiwi families get connected during the COVID-19 Lockdown.

Canvastown and neighbouring Pelorus Bridge are two of the 11 new sites that have been kitted out with the latest 4G services allowing greater connectivity.

Because mobile voice calling is usually done over the 3G network, some of those using the new towers will need a software update to their phone. Spark, 2degrees and Vodafone have some simple instructions on how to activate 4G voice calling on your handset.

For more information please visit your provider’s website or give them a call.

Spark’s customers can contact customer services on 123

Visit Spark's website for more information about 4G HD Calling

2degrees customers can contact customer services on 0800 022 022

Visit the 2degrees website for more information about rural broadband

Vodafone’s customers can contact customer services on 0800 800 021

Visit the Vodafone website for more information about Voice over LTE (4G)

Please note that Skinny phones are not yet capable of 4G voice calling and are not expected to be enabled for another few months.

Go to more information on the Rural Connectivity Group