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Coastguard have teamed up with Wireless Nation to bring members a great discount on home broadband you can use on your boat, bach or vehicle.

Every month, a portion of the profits from members on a Coastguard Lifestyle Broadband plan go back to Coastguard to support our work saving lives at sea.

Lifestyle Broadband is like having a home broadband connection that you can take with you. Simply unplug it from the power outlet at home and plug it into your boat, bach or vehicle! Use it year-round or just over the summer. Coastguard Members have exclusive access to the special pricing on the plans below. 


Testimonial from Coastguard New Zealand CEO, Callum Gillespie: “Wireless Nation’s lifestyle broadband package was quick and easy to set up, just plug it in and away you go. It was great to be connected wherever we were out on the boat, especially in areas with little cellphone coverage. It kept my teenagers happy so I’m happy!”


Explaining Anytime and AM Hours

You can use your AM data from midnight to midday, and your Anytime data from midday to midnight, or if you run out of AM data.

Signup is easy

  1. Choose the plan above that suits your needs (you can upgrade or downgrade your plan in the following month)
  2. Click on the sign up button for your plan to go through to the sign up page
  3. Fill in your membership number and details and make payment
  4. Your modem will be shipped within a couple of working days
  5. Follow the simple instructions and you’re all connected!


There's a one-off investment of $299 for a powerful 4G enabled RBI Modem to run Lifestyle Broadband.

Put it on hold

While many members use the connection in their home as well, you can put the connection on hold and only pay for the months you require. Just give 30 days’ notice when you wish to put it on hold.

12-24V Adapter (optional)

$59.90 for a 12-24V adapter. This is also a 12-24V regulator, allowing you to run the modem off 12-24V.

Home Phone (optional)

You can take your home phone with you too. You’ll keep your existing number and it’s the same as if someone is calling you at home!

It’s only $23 per month and you get free local and national calls to other landlines in NZ (up to 2 hours per call. Calls to mobile is 30c per minute).

I want to know more

If you'd like to find out more about this offer or the Lifestyle Broadband package, please call Wireless Nation on 0800 101 143 or email them on [email protected]

Product terms and setup

Coastguard members pay $299 instead of $329 for a powerful 4G enabled RBI Modem.

This comes with an open term meaning you can put your connection on hold or cancel anytime with 30 days’ notice. 

  • 5GB – $15.50 per month
  • 10GB – $27.50 per month
  • 20GB – $48.50 per month
  • 50GB – $99.50 per month
  • 100GB – $189.50 per month

Our add-on data bundles are flexible and are are valid for the month they are bought in, so only purchase as much as you need for the remainder of the month.

You will receive a notification at 80% and 100% of your data used and you can look up on Wireless Nation’s online portal how much data has been used or how much you have left.

If you run out of data, you can either set up auto top-ups to your desire, stop your connection and manually add a data pack, or upgrade to the next bigger plan, all within your portal. You have the control!

There’s 500+ cell towers located around the country to connect to. You must be in RBI Wireless coverage to get Lifestyle Broadband. You can check coverage by going to:, and selecting the appropriate tabs.

It also works in most holiday spots, towns and cities.

You can use your AM data from midnight to midday, and your Anytime data from midday to midnight, or if you run out of AM data.

Factors such as network congestion at peak hours and downloads in progress may affect the actual speed.

This is a best efforts residential service and is not to be used for business or re-sale.

Wireless Nation is an innovative internet service provider who provides fast urban, rural and business broadband access anywhere in New Zealand. Wireless Nation are recent winners of the ‘Best Rural Broadband Provider’ category at the Broadband Compare Awards 2017 and the ‘Dick Waters Memorial Trophy’ for Excellence in the Motorhome Industry 2018.

These discounted Wireless Nation Lifestyle broadband plans are only available to Coastguard members - join now and you'll get this and a range of other great benefits and discounts.

Standard pricing for non-members is as follows:

  • $79 per month: non members receive the 30GB plan, members get 40GB
  • $99 per month: non members receive the 120GB plan, members get 130GB
  • $159 per month: non members receive the 200GB plan, members get 220GB

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