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  Reply # 589756 3-Mar-2012 10:53 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".



Be aware skinny runs on XT's network, so you'll need a phone that does 850MHz 3G/UMTS.

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  Reply # 589758 3-Mar-2012 10:55 Send private message

kyhwana2: Be aware skinny ruins on XT's network

Freudian slip? :D

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  Reply # 589786 3-Mar-2012 11:44 Send private message

Behodar:
kyhwana2: Be aware skinny ruins on XT's network

Freudian slip? :D


WHoops! Was just drinking my first coffee of the day as I posted that ;)




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  Reply # 589804 3-Mar-2012 12:14 Send private message

TeWharau: 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.


Hi we have a new website coming in a few weeks that will enable credit card top ups.  This will let you make one-off top-ups with any card or register your card.  With a registered card you can use it with the Skinny Mobile Menu (*888#) or set it to auto topup at thresholds (e.g top up automatically when my balance goes below $5).  We will send texts to let you know when this will happen.  SIMS come with a pre-set 0204 number.  You can then change this now by porting your current number over (free of charge) or when the website is live by choosing your preferred 0204 number for a small fee.

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  Reply # 589806 3-Mar-2012 12:16 Send private message

LivingSkinny: set it to auto topup at thresholds (e.g top up automatically when my balance goes below $5).

Great to hear! One of the reasons I went away from prepaid was the hassle of having to top up, so that's good news. This new data plan looks great and I'll probably jump over to Skinny soon :)

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  Reply # 589896 3-Mar-2012 16:32 Send private message

Great stuff ! You guys should add the option of changing/buying addons/plans through text :)

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  Reply # 617494 30-Apr-2012 16:11 Send private message

After being a long term VF mobile customer (10 ++ yrs)I have been looking at the Skinny plans over the past few days. In the context of reviewing a lot of my various accounts-insurance and the likes.
I was on a grandfathered Iphone plan so needed something that gave me a fair bit of data as I use my Galaxy Note to tether to my Assus Transformer prime. I was getting 3 Gb data per month, 2500 txt and 60 mins talk, Most of the txt,data,I wasnt using to its fullest extent.

This morning I went to Dick Smith and purchased a Skinny Sim Card.
Activated it- chose the Loose Lips plan and have added the 600 Data add on.
In total this will give me more talk time and slightly less data over all in the month.
May well change the base plan next week to the Texter plan as I think 100 wont be quite enough.

Now this is the beuty of Skinny I can adjust my plans as I go.
I found the website helpful and the "My account" easy to follow.
Another option I thought of was going completely data centric and use Skype for all calls but txtx may be a problem.
Im not looking at porting just yet. As I like my new number.
Just my thoughts and experience so far.





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Reply # 617549 30-Apr-2012 18:12 Send private message

Mmmmm
Just logged into my Skinny account and noticed I have 10,000 free skinny minutes in call??




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  Reply # 617586 30-Apr-2012 19:21 Send private message

psychrn: Mmmmm
Just logged into my Skinny account and noticed I have 10,000 free skinny minutes in call??


I think that's Skinny to Skinny calls not to the rest of the world.  Also be aware that Skinny at this point in time has no MMS it's coming  but their plans are good value for money..




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  Reply # 617587 30-Apr-2012 19:26 Send private message

old3eyes:
psychrn: Mmmmm
Just logged into my Skinny account and noticed I have 10,000 free skinny minutes in call??


I think that's Skinny to Skinny calls not to the rest of the world. ?Also be aware that Skinny at this point in time has no MMS it's coming ?but their plans are good value for money..

Yes thats what I figured as well.
I realised that this afternoon re mms. I dont do many anyway so not to woried.
At least e know they are comming




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