ajw:LivingSkinny:johnr:Zeon:hamish225: yes, i realise that. but i figure that since it goes through telecoms network that it wouldn't cost them anything to include telecom too.
it was more of a suggestion really.
Many of 2degrees calls go through the Vodafone network but it costs them. Remember skinny is a seperate company to Telecom and they are buying wholesale from Telecom's network just like Telstra or Digital Island?
As I understand Skinny is 100% owned by Telecom NZ
Telecom - owned by not ruled by. We're on our own in a tiny office above a pub.
The offer is Skinny to Skinny only.
I note the on-net Skinny to Skinny offer ends 30 April 2012. Perhaps to differentiate yourself from your competitors this on-net offer could be extended or perhaps a certain amount of free on-net minutes given to each customer per month.
It would seem very clear from a marketing point of view that this offer only exists so end users will convince their friends to also move to Skinny.
As for other who want this entended to other networks - why would any telco in their right mind offer 1000 minutes of free calling to customers on another network? They may as well just offer a website handing out free $50 notes to anybody who wants one.