MyRepublic partners with Vodafone NZ to launch mobile service

Matt Lindsay (My Republic NZ)

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Internet service provider MyRepublic enters the mobile market to become Vodafone NZ’s second mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).

The Singapore-owned internet service provider said it would disrupt competition by offering “truly unlimited” mobile data for the first time, with speed-based plans.

The company said its new mobile service would address customer concerns about data usage by giving them the freedom to choose how and when they use the internet on their phones and their preferred speed with no data caps.

From August, MyRepublic will offer three packages distinguished by a speed measured in megabits per second (Mbit/s). Plans start from $60 per month with an introductory discount of $20 for the first three months. All three plans include unlimited calls and texts to New Zealand and Australia.

Matt Lindsay, national director of MyRepublic, said data is an essential necessity for everyday life.

“For too long Kiwis have had to deal with unnecessarily complicated mobile plans and prices,” he said. “The future of mobile is clear: customers shouldn’t have to worry about how much data they use.

“Instead, they should only think about how they use their mobile device and pay for the service that meets their needs.”

MyRepublic, which launched broadband services in New Zealand in 2014, had revenue of $25.9 million for the year to the end of June 2021, compared with $22.5 million in 2020. He made a profit of $1.6 million for the year, helped by more than $2 million from strangers. foreign exchange gains, up from a loss of $2.5 million in 2020.

MyRepublic is Vodafone NZ’s second MVNO after Kogan, which launched mobile services in 2019. It registered a new local company, MyRepublic Mobile, in April.

“We are proud to be MyRepublic’s partner of choice, powering their offering with our world-class MVNO solution and enabling a more connected and impressive Aotearoa for years to come,” said Tony Baird, Director of Sales in Vodafone NZ wholesale and infrastructure.

The launch complements the company’s business strategy of bringing next-generation technologies to Asia-Pacific markets, said Yap Yong Teck, president of MyRepublic.

“Our new service will be the foundation of our business as we grow and invest in the MyRepublic business in New Zealand.”

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