In Tonga, dial-up connections cost from T20 – T40 [$NZ13-27] a month for a very slow and unreliable service. Broadband operating at a similar speed to Internet Niue’s WiFi network costs from T230 ($NZ156) a month.
In Samoa, dial-up plans start at S19.95 [$NZ10] a month with regular users paying S89.95 [$NZ45] for 70 hours use. WiFi broadband access, similar to Niue’s, costs from S99 to S899 [$NZ49-445] a month.
In the Cook Islands, dial-up services start at $20 a month, plus a $25 registration fee. Regular users pay $120 a month for 50 hours use. WiFi broadband, similar to Niue, costs from $119 a month, plus an installation fee of $75.
In New Zealand, subscribers to Telecom’s dialup service pay $10 a month for 30 hours use, $16 for 150 hours use and $27 a month for unlimited use. A $27.95 connection fee also applies.
Niue is the only country in the world that provides internet services free to all users once they have paid a $25 connection fee.