Volunteer Here

Thank you for considering to volunteer. The process is simple and quick, if you have questions pop over here. Our probes avoid testing when your traffic is busy, we never monitor your use, but need to look for the presence of traffic only when testing.   You have control over the amount of data we use if necessary.

You may simply register here and we will send you our monthly report when it is published using the Mailchimp tool (so you can control your subscription simply if you wish), if you do not proceed as a volunteer we keep in touch.

We need Volunteer Panelists here at present (Note we now need lots of copper based Rural volunteers, we are not too concerned about the ISP):

ISP Technology Region(s)
Vodafone

Fibre, VDSL

ADSL

Anywhere but Auckland

Anywhere

Cable Only Christchurch
Spark ADSL or Standard speed copper Anywhere
2Degrees ADSL or Standard speed copper Anywhere
VDSL or High speed copper Anywhere
Orcon ADSL or Standard speed copper Anywhere
VDSL or High speed copper Anywhere
Slingshot ADSL, VDSL and Fibre Anywhere - this is a new addition
Trustpower Fibre, Esp 100Mb/s Anywhere
MyRepublic Fibre, Esp 100Mb/s Anywhere
Voyager Fibre Anywhere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The process of volunteering is relatively painless, but avoiding scammers adds a little complexity.  The process is:

  1. Click below to create your account
  2. Once your account has been created (and we have confirmed you are not a bot) your login is confirmed by email and you can request to be a Volunteer.
  3. You will need to let us know where you are, who your ISP is and the plan you are on.
  4. If we need your connection for testing, we will then send you an Address Verification letter to ensure we are sending our valuable router to the correct address.  This may take a while because it may depend on current volunteer numbers
  5. You verify and we post you a probe (bridged router with double strength wifi)
  6. On receipt you plug it into your network following the instructions included and we start testing immediately.

Once your account has been accepted as a Volunteer you will also see new sections on the website;

The My Reports section will give you a view into the data that you are contributing.

The Forum is available for you to chat about TrueNet, the data, the tech, request non-urgent support and general discussion.

You can also update your details in your profile. Importantly, you can change the amount of data we use, instantly, as many times a day if you wish.  We offer several options, 10 or 30 GB/month or Unlimited testing.  

For Rural broadband, especially Wireless and Satelite, we have two very low use options, 500MB and 1GB per month, using smaller tests less often that are reliable at lower speeds, this usage reduces to under 150MBytes for specific ISPs where we have a zero-rate agreement for our file servers.

 

 

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