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  Reply # 564817 5-Jan-2012 14:38 Send private message

Where are all the heavily subsidised in price handsets?.

http://www.livingskinny.co.nz/shop.php

Not here.

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  Reply # 564819 5-Jan-2012 14:45 Send private message



Here they are - http://www.livingskinny.co.nz/contact.php

looking very happy 'cos I just sent them your post.  They say thanks :-)

 


Hi LivingSkinny.. You might want your web guys to fix up the results on Google for Skinny.. (search for "site:skinny.co.nz" on google and your'll see the problems)

Thanks :-)

 

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  Reply # 564820 5-Jan-2012 14:48 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Its good but im not exactly blown away

Wheres the induced benefit for handset costs of the handset locking?
SE Xperia Active @XT: $399, @Skinny: $389



the faq implies that only some hand sets are locked. 

"If you want to leave Skinny (boo), you might need to unlock your phone. "

can't find info that says which handsets arelocked and which aren't, but maybe only the really cheap ones are, like the Huawei one that is only $59. I could be wrong, but that is the cheapest 3G phone I have seen in NZ

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  Reply # 564822 5-Jan-2012 14:52 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Its good but im not exactly blown away

Wheres the induced benefit for handset costs of the handset locking?
SE Xperia Active @XT: $399, @Skinny: $389



the faq implies that only some hand sets are locked. 

"If you want to leave Skinny (boo), you might need to unlock your phone. "

can't find info that says which handsets arelocked and which aren't, but maybe only the really cheap ones are, like the Huawei one that is only $59. I could be wrong, but that is the cheapest 3G phone I have seen in NZ


It could be meaning that if you brought your phone from another network, you wouldn't need to unlock it if you were leaving. But if you were leaving and you brought your phone from Skinny, you would. So the generalisation is that you might have to, depending on where you got it from.





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  Reply # 564823 5-Jan-2012 14:52 Send private message

sbiddle: Those who have issues with their perceived pricing value need to take a look at the target market of the product. Skinny isn't aimed at everybody, it's a niche product aimed at a young target market.

So much this. The commentary on Twitter today about Skinny is hilarious. 




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  Reply # 564824 5-Jan-2012 14:54 Send private message

ajw: Where are all the heavily subsidised in price handsets?.

http://www.livingskinny.co.nz/shop.php

Not here.

Nokia C2-01.  on Vodafone (unlocked), $119
On Skinny,locked (maybe), $109.

xperia play looks to be about $10 cheaper than Telecom sell it for too

Of course, we don't know which handsets are actually locked yet. Might only be some, like the mega cheapo Huawei.  That is the cheapest 3G phone I have seen from a NZ carrier.

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  Reply # 564827 5-Jan-2012 14:56 Send private message

ajw: Where are all the heavily subsidised in price handsets?.

http://www.livingskinny.co.nz/shop.php

Not here.


I just5 compared some prices to both XT and 2degrees and they're all cheaper.


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  Reply # 564828 5-Jan-2012 14:57 Send private message

Anyone have a sim from them yet? Mind posting a pic? ;D





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  Reply # 564829 5-Jan-2012 14:58 Send private message

ahmad:
sbiddle: Those who have issues with their perceived pricing value need to take a look at the target market of the product. Skinny isn't aimed at everybody, it's a niche product aimed at a young target market.

So much this. The commentary on Twitter today about Skinny is hilarious. 


I do think Skinny will have to have a good hard look at their casual per minute voice rate if their masters (Telecom) wish to claw back customers from 2 degrees.

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  Reply # 564831 5-Jan-2012 15:00 Send private message

ajw:
ahmad:
sbiddle: Those who have issues with their perceived pricing value need to take a look at the target market of the product. Skinny isn't aimed at everybody, it's a niche product aimed at a young target market.

So much this. The commentary on Twitter today about Skinny is hilarious. 


I do think Skinny will have to have a good hard look at their casual per minute voice rate if their masters (Telecom) wish to claw back customers from 2 degrees.


How come?  It's cheaper than 2Degrees.  But I suspect they are more interested in wining back customers from Vodafone than from 2Degrees.

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  Reply # 564832 5-Jan-2012 15:01 Send private message

ajw:
ahmad:
sbiddle: Those who have issues with their perceived pricing value need to take a look at the target market of the product. Skinny isn't aimed at everybody, it's a niche product aimed at a young target market.

So much this. The commentary on Twitter today about Skinny is hilarious. 


I do think Skinny will have to have a good hard look at their casual per minute voice rate if their masters (Telecom) wish to claw back customers from 2 degrees.

You mean the 39c/min casual rate that is cheaper than 2 degrees by 5c/min? 




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  Reply # 564833 5-Jan-2012 15:02 Send private message

ajw:
ahmad:
sbiddle: Those who have issues with their perceived pricing value need to take a look at the target market of the product. Skinny isn't aimed at everybody, it's a niche product aimed at a young target market.

So much this. The commentary on Twitter today about Skinny is hilarious. 


I do think Skinny will have to have a good hard look at their casual per minute voice rate if their masters (Telecom) wish to claw back customers from 2 degrees.


Why would anybody pay the 39c per minute casual rate when you (in effect) get 10c per minute calling on a $4 bundle? That's NZ's cheapest publically available mobile calling rate.








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  Reply # 564834 5-Jan-2012 15:03 Send private message

sbiddle:
ajw: Where are all the heavily subsidised in price handsets?.

http://www.livingskinny.co.nz/shop.php

Not here.


I just5 compared some prices to both XT and 2degrees and they're all cheaper.



Perhaps you should also check out the warehouse website and compare.

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  Reply # 564835 5-Jan-2012 15:03 Send private message

5c is really not much
but the fact is that they set txt cost to 9c
so it looks like they are trying to win customers back from 2degrees despite the different target market




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  Reply # 564836 5-Jan-2012 15:04 Send private message

tardtasticx: Anyone have a sim from them yet? Mind posting a pic? ;D


I've asked for one already. Have to wait and see when it gets here.

Then I can let people know how easy to get the Skinny Details (2 ways I know of without jailbreaking) into the iPhone and if their "short codes" work properly on the iPhones.

 

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