Rural wireless

Keeping rural Kiwis connected is why we’re here. Farmside rural wireless broadband keeps you online and in communication wherever you are.

RBI Wireless Broadband Plans

RBI Wireless Broadband 200GB

$95.99 / month

  • 200GB anytime data
    delivered over the 4G Wireless network

  • 24 Months term with free 4G capable modem included
    ($20 postage fee applies)

  • Anytime & Off-Peak Data Boosters available

  • $10 discount when bundled with a Farmside Endless Mobile plan

  • Multi-Site saving available - more info here

  • Average Peak time speeds
    37Mbps download
    15Mbps upload

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RBI Wireless Broadband 400GB

$125.99 / month

  • 400GB anytime data
    delivered over the 4G Wireless network

  • 24 Months term with free 4G capable modem included
    ($20 postage fee applies)

  • Anytime & Off-Peak Data Boosters available

  • $10 discount when bundled with a Farmside Endless Mobile plan*

  • Multi-Site saving available - more info here

  • Average Peak time speeds
    37Mbps download
    15Mbps upload

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RBI Wireless Broadband & Phone 200GB

$105.99 / month

  • 200GB anytime data with phone line included
    delivered over the 4G Wireless network

  • 24 Months term with free 4G capable modem included
    ($20 postage fee applies)

  • Free national & local calling, capped calling and talkpacks available

  • Anytime & Off-Peak Data Boosters available

  • $10 discount when bundled with a Farmside Endless Mobile plan*

  • Average Peak time speeds
    37Mbps download
    15Mbps upload

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RBI Wireless Broadband & Phone 400GB

$135.99 / month

  • 400GB anytime data with phone line included
    delivered over the 4G Wireless network

  • 24 Months term with free 4G capable modem included
    ($20 postage fee applies)

  • Free national & local calling, capped calling and talkpacks available

  • Anytime & Off-Peak Data Boosters available

  • $10 discount when bundled with a Farmside Endless Mobile plan*

  • Average Peak time speeds
    37Mbps download
    15Mbps upload

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Data boosters

From $15.00 / month

Off-peak boosters are available to use from midnight to 5pm

  • 15GB Anytime - $15

  • 50GB Anytime - $40

  • 100GB Anytime - $60

  • 150GB Off-peak - $15

  • Big Unlimited Daily (available to use from midnight to 5pm) - $29

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*Where available speeds shown are peak time national average based on the latest Commerce Commission Measuring Broadband New Zealand (MBNZ) Spring January 2024 report. For wireless connections, factors such as the distance you are from a cell tower, the network capability and the overall use of that cell tower by the other consumers can impact the speed experienced.

These plans can also be used in a motorhome or caravan due to the modem being portable, you can view more details on our motorhome service.

Important Things to Know

Data Boosters

You can build your own plan by simply adding on data boosters. Data boosters can be purchased easily via MyFarmside 24/7.

RBI Wireless Broadband data boosters

Midnight to 5pm RBI wireless data boosters

Boosting your plan is easy with our RBI wireless off-peak data boosters**

Just head to MyFarmside, choose how much extra data you want, and for how long. You can add a booster as a one-off purchase or add one to your account permanently if you simply need more data.

150GB for $15​ Unlimited* for $29

*Farmside standard terms and conditions and fair use policy applies for more information visit broadband terms

**Click here to view RBI Booster terms and conditions.

Calling Rates

Only applicable with a Wireless Broadband and Phone plan.

  • National calling – FREE
  • Local calling – FREE
  • Any NZ mobiles – $0.36
  • Any AUS/Ireland/Canada landlines – $0.26
  • Any USA/UK landlines – $0.21
  • Any USA mobiles – $0.21
  • Any Canada mobiles – $0.26
  • Any Ireland/UK Mobiles – $0.61
  • AUS Mobiles – $0.36 (excludes calls to Australian Mobile Optus Satellite)

Click here to view all other international calling locations and rates

Talk Packs

Only applicable with a Wireless Broadband and Phone plan.

  • NZ mobiles 1 hour – $10.00
  • NZ mobiles 2 hours – $15.00
  • NZ mobiles 4 hours – $25.00
  • NZ mobiles 6 hours – $30.00
  • NZ mobiles 8 hours – $35.00
  • NZ mobiles 10 hours – $40.00

Only one mobile talk pack can be added per month.

Capped Calling

Benefit from our capped calling (up to 2 hours).

Any AUS homelines – $3.00

Any Canada, Ireland, USA& UK homelines – $4.50

Smart Calling Features

Only applicable with a Wireless Broadband and Phone plan.

Voicemail $7.15

An answering service for when your phone line is busy or not answered

Call Waiting $4.09

Will notify you when someone is trying to call you while you're on another call

Call Divert $4.09

Let's you divert calls to a phone number of your choice wherever you are, and always stay in touch

Caller Display Free

Makes it possible for you to see who is calling before you answer. Your phone must have caller-id capability.

Click here to view the Smart Calling Features user guide.

Self-install/Managed Install

Depending on your location, your Farmside Wireless Broadband service could be a self-install or a managed install. To find out what’s available at your location please contact our friendly team on
0800 32 76 74.

Self-install:

Self-installs are easy and straightforward. Once you receive your modem you simply insert the SIM card supplied and power up the modem and you’re set.

  • $20 freight charge applies for the self-install equipment
  • 30 day connection guarantee

Managed Install:

A managed install requires a technician to install an aerial and setup your modem. There are two types of managed installs depending on your house and location.

Standard Managed Install:

  • Standard installation $99
  • Travel charges may apply

Standard managed install applies where:

  • The premises is a single story home or building made of wood or Brick and has easy access to the roof using a ladder (not scaffolding)
  • The roof pitch is less than 15 degrees
  • 10 metres of cabling or less is required
  • The modem is located against an exterior wall
  • Connecting the service up to a single computer

Non-standard Managed Install:

  • A non-standard managed installation will incure additional labour and parts charges.
  • Travel charges may apply

Non-standard managed install applies where:

  • The premises is a 2 story or architecturally designed (1 or 2 story) home or building
  • The roof pitch is more than 15 degrees
  • Scaffolding or an elevated work platform is required
  • The house is difficult to access (e.g on the side of a cliff)
  • Internal cabling is required
  • Additional cable in excess of 10 metres is required
  • Modem needs to be located in a difficult area to access (e.g in the roof space of an internal office)

Sign-up to a rural wireless broadband plan.

Enter your details below and one of our Timaru-based team members will be in touch to complete the process.

Terms and Conditions

  • Factors such as the performance of your modem, location of the server you’re connected to, the performance of your device and your in-home Wi-Fi setup can impact the speeds experienced.
  • Average peak time download/upload speeds are 30/15 Mbps at the busiest times. You may experience a higher or lower speed than these averages.
  • For wireless connections, factors such as the distance you are from a cell tower, the network capability and the overall use of that cell tower by the other consumers can impact the speed experienced.
  • Plan prices exclude data cap overages of $5.00 per GB.
  • A 24 month service term applies. Early Disconnections apply. If you require an open term please contact our sales team on 0800 32 76 74 to discuss open term options.
  • Modem must be returned if the plan is terminated in the first 12 months.
  • *Customers must have one bill for their Rural Wireless Broadband and eligible Endless Mobile plan for a $10 monthly discount to apply. The discount will cease to apply if you no longer have a Rural Broadband connection.
  • The $20 Multi-Site discount – there must be two ore more active broadband plans charged and billed to the same account, the discount is only applied to any subsequent broadband plans only with a  monthly rental of $56 per month or higher. If the first or primary broadband plan is removed, one of the additional or subsequent plans can be appointed as the primary and will therefore then pay full price for the plan. A 24 month term applies. Early Disconnection Fees apply.
  • Farmside Broadband Terms and Conditions apply
  • Farmside Standard Terms and Conditions and Fair Usage Policy applies.
  • Phone is delivered using our Digital Voice (VoIP) service where calls are delivered over the RBI Wireless Broadband connection. See our Broadband Terms and Conditions for more details.
  • Fair usage applies to Free National and Local calling.
  • If power is not available then broadband, and any services which run over it including voice calling (and all calls, including emergency calls to 111), may stop working unless there is battery backup in the home. We recommend always having a charged mobile phone ready to use as a backup.
  • Sufficient 4G coverage and capacity is also required. Traffic management and fair usage apply.
  • Services such as monitored alarms, faxes, medical alerts and Sky may not work over the Broadband and phone (VoIP) service. You will need to check with your supplier.

RBI Broadband 150GB and Unlimited off-peak booster terms and conditions

  1. The 150GB off-peak booster provides 150GB of data between the hours of midnight (12.00 am) to 5:00pm over and above the broadband plan.
  2. The unlimited off-peak booster provides unlimited data between the hours of midnight (12.00 am) to 5:00pm over and above the broadband plan. Fair usage applies as outlined in Farmside’s Broadband Terms and Conditions, section 2.12.
  3. Customers can purchase boosters either on an as required basis or elect to buy a data booster for future usage periods.
  4. Customers can purchase boosters by either calling the Farmside Customer Services team 0800 32 76 74 or via the MyFarmside portal
  5. The booster usage billing period is from the 21st of the month to the 20th of the following month.
  6. Boosters take effect from the date of purchase to the next 20th of the month.
  7. Where boosters are purchased for future usage periods, they are billed one month in advance.
  8. Off-peak data boosters purchased partway through the month are retrospective and will take effect from the start of the usage billing period, any previous off-peak data consumed will be deducted from the off-peak data booster data allowance.
  9. Once the 150GB off-peak booster has been consumed, any further usage between midnight (12.00 am) – 5:00pm will use the broadband plan data allowance. If this has been fully consumed then overage up to 6GB will apply charged at the overage rate, the connection will then be throttled. Throttling can be removed by adding further data boosters.
  10. The overage charge is $5.00 per GB.
  11. Any unused off-peak booster data will not be carried forward to the following month.
  12. Farmside’s Standard and Broadband Terms also apply.