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Topic # 98537 1-Mar-2012 10:34 Send private message

After some good old fashioned customer feedback here on Geekzone (yes we do listen), we have some new Skinny things. 

We've got a mint new plan called Love Bytes - Now there's a data only plan on Skinny!

Love Bytes gives you 120MB of national NZ data a week, for just $4.

Its part of the 'more of what you want, less of what you don’t’ thing we like so much. Because if you can’t make calls or send texts on your device, you don’t want to pay for them in your plan really, do you?' 

Then, because some people said our 120MB data Add-on wasn't enough, we’ve added a new bigger data Add-on too. So now we have 2 Add-ons that any Skinny customer with any active Weekly Plan (Love Bytes, Loose Lips or Busy Finger) can choose from:
  • Data 120 -  an additional 120MB of national NZ data for $4 a week.
  • Data 600 – an additional 600MB of national NZ data for $8 a week.
That means that we can offer basically 720MB of national NZ mobile data a week to a user on our Love Bytes plan with the Data 600 Add-on, for only $12.  And that, my friends, is a bargain.

For full details on Skinny services, go to www.livingskinny.co.nz/terms

To change to Love Bytes or add Data 600 to an existing plan, please call our Skinny Reps on 0800 4Skinny  (0800 475 4669)

New Website:-

Coming in a few weeks – honest. And yes it will be transactional, you will be able to manage all account functions such as selecting and changing Weekly Plans & Add-ons, viewing charges and usage, and a whole lot more.




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  Reply # 588813 1-Mar-2012 13:06 Send private message

I was hoping skinny would create a longer term data plan for casual users not wanting a casual rate - theres plenty of people who own an ipad, t-stick etc who don't use it all the time to warrant a weekly/monthly plan, but would love to have say, 500mb sitting around that they could use at any time in a 3 to 6+ month period.
The rate would be higher per MB than weekly/monthly plans but lower than casual.

Basically like 2degrees big data packs valid for 2/6 months, but less data for the casual user.
http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobilebroadband/prepay-pricing

Other that that, these are shaping up to be good value plans.

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  Reply # 588830 1-Mar-2012 13:32

eXDee: I was hoping skinny would create a longer term data plan for casual users not wanting a casual rate - theres plenty of people who own an ipad, t-stick etc who don't use it all the time to warrant a weekly/monthly plan, but would love to have say, 500mb sitting around that they could use at any time in a 3 to 6+ month period.
The rate would be higher per MB than weekly/monthly plans but lower than casual.

Basically like 2degrees big data packs valid for 2/6 months, but less data for the casual user.
http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobilebroadband/prepay-pricing

Other that that, these are shaping up to be good value plans.


If you want long term then skinny isn't for you. 




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  Reply # 588845 1-Mar-2012 13:52 Send private message

SteveON:
eXDee: I was hoping skinny would create a longer term data plan for casual users not wanting a casual rate - theres plenty of people who own an ipad, t-stick etc who don't use it all the time to warrant a weekly/monthly plan, but would love to have say, 500mb sitting around that they could use at any time in a 3 to 6+ month period.
The rate would be higher per MB than weekly/monthly plans but lower than casual.

Basically like 2degrees big data packs valid for 2/6 months, but less data for the casual user.
http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobilebroadband/prepay-pricing

Other that that, these are shaping up to be good value plans.


If you want long term then skinny isn't for you. 

This isn't for me. I use about 300-500mb of data per month. This is for people i see on a regular basis who for example want to own a 3G ipad but only use it occasionally.

I'm talking about how skinny could tap into a market thats currently not fuffilled by anyone and it still fits in with their idea of giving you more of what you want for less.

Something similar available in aussie, a totally seperate market, but its still an example of what i mean. They have plans which last up to a year for users like these.



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  Reply # 588866 1-Mar-2012 14:13 Send private message

eXDee:
SteveON:
eXDee: I was hoping skinny would create a longer term data plan for casual users not wanting a casual rate - theres plenty of people who own an ipad, t-stick etc who don't use it all the time to warrant a weekly/monthly plan, but would love to have say, 500mb sitting around that they could use at any time in a 3 to 6+ month period.
The rate would be higher per MB than weekly/monthly plans but lower than casual.

Basically like 2degrees big data packs valid for 2/6 months, but less data for the casual user.
http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobilebroadband/prepay-pricing

Other that that, these are shaping up to be good value plans.


If you want long term then skinny isn't for you. 

This isn't for me. I use about 300-500mb of data per month. This is for people i see on a regular basis who for example want to own a 3G ipad but only use it occasionally.

I'm talking about how skinny could tap into a market thats currently not fuffilled by anyone and it still fits in with their idea of giving you more of what you want for less.

Something similar available in aussie, a totally seperate market, but its still an example of what i mean. They have plans which last up to a year for users like these.


We are trying to make our plans both simple and great value based around a weekly cycle.  Unfortunately if we design them to meet every scenario then we lose the simplicity and it becomes a confusing array of options.  If people only want occasional data then our standard rates apply @ 39c per mb.  If they have a period where they know they will use some more (e.g. going on holiday) then they can buy a plan for one week and then cancel it.

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  Reply # 588876 1-Mar-2012 14:22 Send private message

Good one Skinny, that's an awesome plan for data users. Glad you guys are listening!

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  Reply # 588943 1-Mar-2012 16:02 Send private message

That's a great deal! Pity I have ~20 months left on my Telecom contract :(

Edit: Hmm, termination fee is only $200 and I'd probably save more than that over 20 months on Skinny... *ponder*

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  Reply # 588946 1-Mar-2012 16:12 Send private message

eXDee:
SteveON:
eXDee: I was hoping skinny would create a longer term data plan for casual users not wanting a casual rate - theres plenty of people who own an ipad, t-stick etc who don't use it all the time to warrant a weekly/monthly plan, but would love to have say, 500mb sitting around that they could use at any time in a 3 to 6+ month period.
The rate would be higher per MB than weekly/monthly plans but lower than casual.

Basically like 2degrees big data packs valid for 2/6 months, but less data for the casual user.
http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobilebroadband/prepay-pricing

Other that that, these are shaping up to be good value plans.


If you want long term then skinny isn't for you. 

This isn't for me. I use about 300-500mb of data per month. This is for people i see on a regular basis who for example want to own a 3G ipad but only use it occasionally.

I'm talking about how skinny could tap into a market thats currently not fuffilled by anyone and it still fits in with their idea of giving you more of what you want for less.

Something similar available in aussie, a totally seperate market, but its still an example of what i mean. They have plans which last up to a year for users like these.


how is this not for you?

"Love Bytes gives you 120MB of national NZ data a week, for just $4. "


if you use 300-500MB per month, then this wil cost you only $16 for 480MB, with the benefit thatif you don;t want to use it one week or more, you can cancel for those weeks and save the money.



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  Reply # 589024 1-Mar-2012 18:55 Send private message

I take it you still can't get data on its own?
otherwise it would be pretty good for an iPad

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  Reply # 589042 1-Mar-2012 19:41 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
eXDee:
SteveON:
eXDee: I was hoping skinny would create a longer term data plan for casual users not wanting a casual rate - theres plenty of people who own an ipad, t-stick etc who don't use it all the time to warrant a weekly/monthly plan, but would love to have say, 500mb sitting around that they could use at any time in a 3 to 6+ month period.
The rate would be higher per MB than weekly/monthly plans but lower than casual.

Basically like 2degrees big data packs valid for 2/6 months, but less data for the casual user.
http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobilebroadband/prepay-pricing

Other that that, these are shaping up to be good value plans.


If you want long term then skinny isn't for you. 

This isn't for me. I use about 300-500mb of data per month. This is for people i see on a regular basis who for example want to own a 3G ipad but only use it occasionally.

I'm talking about how skinny could tap into a market thats currently not fuffilled by anyone and it still fits in with their idea of giving you more of what you want for less.

Something similar available in aussie, a totally seperate market, but its still an example of what i mean. They have plans which last up to a year for users like these.


how is this not for you?

"Love Bytes gives you 120MB of national NZ data a week, for just $4. "


if you use 300-500MB per month, then this wil cost you only $16 for 480MB, with the benefit thatif you don;t want to use it one week or more, you can cancel for those weeks and save the money.



I was saying the scenario of occasional use over a long is not for me. 

Carry on! 

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  Reply # 589066 1-Mar-2012 20:48 Send private message

DjShadow: I take it you still can't get data on its own?
otherwise it would be pretty good for an iPad

Uh, that's exactly what this is...



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  Reply # 589115 1-Mar-2012 22:45 Send private message

Behodar:
DjShadow: I take it you still can't get data on its own?
otherwise it would be pretty good for an iPad

Uh, that's exactly what this is...


Correct - Love Bytes is data only and you can mix the optional add ons with any plan.   So:

------------------------------------------------------------------
Loose Lips $4 plus Data 120 $4 = $8 per week
40 Minutes voice
100 texts
130MB Data (10MB from plan and 120MB from add on)
------------------------------------------------------------------
Loose Lips $4 plus Data 600 $8 = $12 per week
40 Minutes voice
100 texts
610MB Data (10MB from plan and 600MB from add on)
------------------------------------------------------------------
Busy Fingers $4 plus Data 120 $4 = $8 per week
10 Minutes voice
750 texts
130MB Data (10MB from plan and 120MB from add on)
------------------------------------------------------------------
Busy Fingers $4 plus Data 600 $8 = $12 per week
10 Minutes voice
750 texts
610MB Data (10MB from plan and 600MB from add on)
------------------------------------------------------------------
Love Bytes $4 plus Data 120 $4 = $8 per week
0 Minutes voice
0 texts
240MB Data (120MB from plan and 120MB from add on)
------------------------------------------------------------------
Love Bytes $4 plus Data 600 $8 = $12 per week
0 Minutes voice
0 texts
720MB Data (120MB from plan and 600MB from add on)
------------------------------------------------------------------

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  Reply # 589411 2-Mar-2012 14:21 Send private message

Great! I'm signing up! 2degrees coverage in Charteris Bay (Lyttelton Harbour) is spotty at best and for some reason it doesn't roll over to Vodafone so I often end up with "no signal".

What is the Skinny prefix? I couldn't find it on the website.... 02?

Also, I'm on Banks Peninsula and no Warehouse Stationeries nearby. It doesn't look like you can buy a SIM on the website. Have I missed something (else)?



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  Reply # 589418 2-Mar-2012 14:31 Send private message

TeWharau: Great! I'm signing up! 2degrees coverage in Charteris Bay (Lyttelton Harbour) is spotty at best and for some reason it doesn't roll over to Vodafone so I often end up with "no signal".

What is the Skinny prefix? I couldn't find it on the website.... 02?

Also, I'm on Banks Peninsula and no Warehouse Stationeries nearby. It doesn't look like you can buy a SIM on the website. Have I missed something (else)?


Great to hear.  The prefix is 0204.  We will have sales on our next version of the website in a few weeks, but you can get a SIM from Warehouse Stationary or Dick Smith.   They both sell SIMS on their websites if there is no store nearby.

http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WSL-B2C-Site/en_NZ/-/NZD/ViewStandardCatalog-Browse?CatalogCategoryID=sl8KBTFxNkkAAAE0LeBJWK44

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/EC6008/skinny-prepaid-sim 

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  Reply # 589421 2-Mar-2012 14:38 Send private message

TeWharau: Great! I'm signing up! 2degrees coverage in Charteris Bay (Lyttelton Harbour) is spotty at best and for some reason it doesn't roll over to Vodafone so I often end up with "no signal".

What is the Skinny prefix? I couldn't find it on the website.... 02? 


You can always port your existing mobile number over as well to Skinny for free. 




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  Reply # 589705 3-Mar-2012 09:45 Send private message

Thanks for that.

A couple more questions unless people think I am hijacking the thread...

Can I change the number once I get the SIM. Like to 0204 if it hasn't been used already?

Is there a timeline when I would be able to top up online (without buying a topup card)?

Cheers.

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