Skinny Jump is a programme designed to help more New Zealanders gain access to affordable broadband at home; providing heavily subsidised connectivity to thousands of households at risk of being digitally excluded due to cost. Jump is a flexible pre-paid service, offering 35GB of data for just $5, a quarter of the price of the cheapest commercial services available.
Because it uses Skinny’s 4G wireless network there’s no fibre or landline connection and no installation cost. No credit references or credit checks needed.
3 quick and easy steps to JUMP
1. Are you eligible?
Your household is eligible for 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
- People living in social housing
2. Can you get Jump at your house?
Jump is a wireless internet service and is widely available in rural and urban areas. But unfortunately, it’s not available everywhere.
Check the coverage at your house by clicking on the Coverage Checker and entering your address. The input field will predict your address, click on it if it pops up. If your address doesn’t show, or, it returns a no coverage result, then Jump will not be available to you. If it’s not available we suggest you look at other options here: broadbandcompare
3. OK, you’ve got coverage, so where’s your nearest Skinny Jump provider?
The Coverage Checker will show a map of local partners, click on the locator icon that is closest to your address. Phone them on the number listed or call in to make an appointment and sign-up for Skinny Jump.
We strongly recommend that you visit a local partner to sign-up as an internet connection and knowledge of the sign-up process is required. If, however, you are unable to travel to a partner you can apply online for Skinny Jump by clicking the icon to the left. More details are available on the form.
Skinny Jump is subsidised by the Spark Foundation and only available through the Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa (DIAA) network of partners.