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  Reply # 564837 5-Jan-2012 15:06 Send private message

I am still sticking with XT till Skinny lets users buy the 120MB addon on it's own without buying the combo pack or they introduce a similar combo pack but with data mostly and few minutes or texts.

How about 120MB data, 10 minutes and 50 texts for $4/week Skinny? 




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  Reply # 564838 5-Jan-2012 15:07 Send private message

Do they limit you to one $4 bindle per week?




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  Reply # 564839 5-Jan-2012 15:09 Send private message

ahmad:
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? 


Yes and drops to 22cpm when calling another 2d mobile or a landline after a $20 top up for a month.

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  Reply # 564842 5-Jan-2012 15:13 Send private message

freitasm: Asking too much information for a free SIM. Address? Yes. Contact number? Yes. But IMEI, maker and model of devices? Who cares? 

I'd say this is to stop people from getting too many free sims and it also ensures that the phone is compatible.

LennonNZ:
billgates: APN is wapaccess.co.nz


Yes its on their website under the FAQ but they give no MMS or WAP Settings! only data...

They do not support MMS, at least initially.

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

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

Not here.

Exactly! Here we can find them for AUD $49, so nothing special really. Its discounted by about $10 once you factor in the exchange rate.

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  Reply # 564843 5-Jan-2012 15:15 Send private message

ajw:
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.


There are only 3 handsets I can see that are sold by both Skinny and The Warehouse.

Nokia C2-01 $109 on Skinny, $199 at The Warehouse on VF, $149 (on special save $50) on 2degrees.

SE Xperia Ray $529 on Skinny, $599 at The Warehouse on VF.

SE Xperia Active $389 on Skinny, $399 at The Warehouse on XT.


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  Reply # 564844 5-Jan-2012 15:16 Send private message

Interesting:"Call Me Back is a service where Skinny customers (who do not have enough credit to make a call) are able to use the Skinny Mobile Menu to send a text message to other mobile users on any New Zealand network with a request to call you back."

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  Reply # 564845 5-Jan-2012 15:16 Send private message

codyc1515: Interesting:"Call Me Back is a service where Skinny customers (who do not have enough credit to make a call) are able to use the Skinny Mobile Menu to send a text message to other mobile users on any New Zealand network with a request to call you back."


Vodafone have had this for at last the last couple of years.


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  Reply # 564846 5-Jan-2012 15:17 Send private message

sbiddle:
codyc1515: Interesting:"Call Me Back is a service where Skinny customers (who do not have enough credit to make a call) are able to use the Skinny Mobile Menu to send a text message to other mobile users on any New Zealand network with a request to call you back."


Vodafone have had this for at last the last couple of years.


I know but I don't think XT offers it.

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  Reply # 564847 5-Jan-2012 15:18 Send private message

LennonNZ:


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 :-)

 


Google's servers just havent cached the website yet, they will in a few days. 













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  Reply # 564848 5-Jan-2012 15:19 Send private message

richms: Doesnt for me as much of auckland is outside the broadband zone. I will wait and see what skinny offers for thr ipad etc before considering them for data


"Much of Auckland"? You have to go north of Silverdale or south of the Bombays... I wouldn't say that left "much of Auckland" without broadband zone coverage, myself.




iPad Air + iPhone 5S + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.

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  Reply # 564849 5-Jan-2012 15:19 Send private message

I don't think there is any data roaming available as the data per mb is n/a.

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  Reply # 564850 5-Jan-2012 15:20 Send private message

ajw:
ahmad:
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? 


Yes and drops to 22cpm when calling another 2d mobile or a landline after a $20 top up for a month.

Make that $30 not $20, and who cares really - we want flat rates not complicated on/off-net pricing which 2degrees said they would combat...




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  Reply # 564851 5-Jan-2012 15:21 Send private message

sbiddle:
codyc1515: Interesting:"Call Me Back is a service where Skinny customers (who do not have enough credit to make a call) are able to use the Skinny Mobile Menu to send a text message to other mobile users on any New Zealand network with a request to call you back."

Vodafone have had this for at last the last couple of years.

Really? I never knew that. I did see that 2D had introduced it in the aftermath of the Chch earthquakes though.

Can anyone link me to the information about the Vodafone service and how it works? 




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  Reply # 564853 5-Jan-2012 15:22 Send private message

codyc1515: I don't think there is any data roaming available as the data per mb is n/a.

Yup, it says this on the roaming page. 




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  Reply # 564854 5-Jan-2012 15:23 Send private message

ahmad:
codyc1515: I don't think there is any data roaming available as the data per mb is n/a.

Yup, it says this on the roaming page. 

Thats the page I linked to... anyway, it seems like calling from Aus back to NZ is about 5c/min cheaper (apart from that I think its dearer, for Aus roaming that is).

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