22 Oct 2014
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More gigs for social media users with new Spark offer

By Shannon Williams

Ardent social media users can celebrate today after Spark announced a partnership with Facebook and Twitter to launch Socialiser – a new package giving Spark customers 1GB of free data to access both mobile apps every month, for the life of their plan.

Jason Paris, Spark Home, Mobile and Business general manager says “over 1.8 million New Zealanders use Facebook every single day. 78% of those or 1.4 million access Facebook on their mobile devices and that’s why we’re launching Socialiser”.

He says that refreshing newsfeeds and checking Twitter timelines has become a part of people’s day-to-day lives, so it makes sense to give customers more data to do so.

“This partnership between Spark and various social media companies is the way of the future as customers continue to connect more and more over these channels on their mobiles. That's why Socialiser isn't just a short-term offer.”

Paris says if customers activate Socialiser online begfore 3 February 2015, they can take advantage of it for the full life of their pack or plan for free. “Our customers continue to use more and more data to connect over social media so this isn’t a deal just available to customers over summer.”

Socialiser can be switched on for free here before 3 February, 2015. Spark customers on $19 or $29 prepaid packs and consumer Pay Monthly plans are eligible. After 3 February, Spark customers who opt in to Socialiser online can pay $9 per month to get the deal by purchasing it as an Extra online by going to My Mobile or the Spark app.

Spark has also launched the new $19 Prepaid Music Pack today. The Music Pack includes Spotify Premium, 500MB of mobile data, 50 calling minutes, 500 texts, free social data on Socialiser, and access to up to 1GB of free WiFi data every day at 1000+ Spark WiFi Zones nationwide.

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