Slingshot offers free broadband for frontline workers

To give back to those who give so much, Slingshot is offering no-obligation, unlimited free broadband to eligible frontline workers for six months. 

Slingshot Chief Executive Taryn Hamilton says the initiative acknowledges the efforts made by police, nurses, teachers, the defence force, midwives and others to help New Zealand navigate extraordinary times.

“We want to show thanks the best way we know, by keeping our frontline connected with friends and family, with a quality fibre connection and unlimited data which means they can make the most of the internet – for free.”

This represents a saving of over $500 for each frontline worker’s household over six months. 

Hamilton adds: “There’s not a family in New Zealand which hasn’t been helped by a frontline worker, so we are stoked to recognise their work and give something valuable back. We’ve all heard stories of the individuals who go above and beyond, like the teacher who buys extras for their classroom, the nurse bringing their own equipment to work, or the proud lifeguard buying their own wetsuit.

“When we say ‘no contract, no hooks’ we genuinely mean it. You won’t be locked into a fixed-term contract, and there’s nothing special you need to do to take advantage of the offer (other than being an eligible frontline worker).”

Hamilton says the offer applies to Slingshot’s most popular plan – 100Mbps download, with unlimited data.

“This is a bold campaign for us, and we expect people will snap it up; after all, you don’t get cheaper than free!”

After six months, people can leave with no questions asked.

A full list of eligible vocations can be found here. The offer is available to new customers only, but existing customers on the frontline can get a special discount.

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