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  #1713664 1-Feb-2017 08:30
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dickytim:

 

@SkinnyBB is there any sort of change over option for those on the current prepaid 4G based broadband with Skinny?

 

 

@SkinnyBB ?


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  #1713667 1-Feb-2017 08:38
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I would definitely get the non contract version if I didn't have to buy the router


 
 
 
 


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  #1713829 1-Feb-2017 11:24
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dickytim:

 

@SkinnyBB is there any sort of change over option for those on the current prepaid 4G based broadband with Skinny?

 

 

@SkinnyBB ?

 

 

Sorry, missed this one. In answer to your question, not really. You just sign up for Unlimited - it's pretty painless. You can of course keep your wireless connection until your wired connection is set up, which makes for a fairly seamless transition.


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  #1744592 20-Mar-2017 15:53
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Really happy with my new connection so far, great latency and higher download than expected.

 

can't wait for fibre in my area now!


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  #1761933 12-Apr-2017 00:49
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@SkinnyBB is there any sort of change over option for those on the current prepaid 4G based broadband with Skinny? 

 

Sorry, missed this one. In answer to your question, not really. You just sign up for Unlimited - it's pretty painless. You can of course keep your wireless connection until your wired connection is set up, which makes for a fairly seamless transition.

 

 

 

Hi SkinnyBB:

 

It would be nice if people on the 4G network (using the original wireless Huawai B315s supplied modem) who can not have any sort of landline, being offered an Unlimited option – say maybe the $68/mth over the current $52.  This would make things simpler and offer a little piece of mind to the process.  Do you think Skinny might address this in the future?


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  #1764634 15-Apr-2017 10:07
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Is the modem also a router or do would I need to purchase a router?

 

Also 2 year contract does mean that there will be no price increases for that term.


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  #1764637 15-Apr-2017 10:19
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@SkinnyBB is there any sort of change over option for those on the current prepaid 4G based broadband with Skinny? 


Sorry, missed this one. In answer to your question, not really. You just sign up for Unlimited - it's pretty painless. You can of course keep your wireless connection until your wired connection is set up, which makes for a fairly seamless transition.


 


Hi SkinnyBB:


It would be nice if people on the 4G network (using the original wireless Huawai B315s supplied modem) who can not have any sort of landline, being offered an Unlimited option – say maybe the $68/mth over the current $52.  This would make things simpler and offer a little piece of mind to the process.  Do you think Skinny might address this in the future?



That might be a bit of an ask, how about $70/250gb sonetflix can be used for the WHOLE month (on SD)

 
 
 
 


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  #1764642 15-Apr-2017 10:35
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Pumpedd:

 

Is the modem also a router or do would I need to purchase a router?

 

Also 2 year contract does mean that there will be no price increases for that term.

 

 

It's a modem/router.

 

The 2 year contract is $58 for year 1 and $88 for year 2.


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  #1765270 17-Apr-2017 12:15
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 Hi PhantomNVD,

 

Yes, even $70 for 250GB would be a good option as this just takes the guesswork out of where your level is and sort of stops you from having to think about the cap.  It's not that I use 70 or 140GB, it just the simplicity in using the system when you feel like it and not feel as if maybe I need to hold back this week in case i do more next week.


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  #1765311 17-Apr-2017 14:03
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I would have thought 95% of people would use less than 250gb on an unlimited plan making this essentially unlimited 4G based plan for less than the wired unlimited. Can't see it floating somehow.



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  #1766871 18-Apr-2017 16:41
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Hi SkinnyBB:

 

It would be nice if people on the 4G network (using the original wireless Huawai B315s supplied modem) who can not have any sort of landline, being offered an Unlimited option – say maybe the $68/mth over the current $52.  This would make things simpler and offer a little piece of mind to the process.  Do you think Skinny might address this in the future?

 

 

We’d love to make it all unlimited, but at this point in time, the 4G network isn’t up to the task of offering a truly unlimited data plan at scale. Skinny Direct (and Spark) have addressed this issue with the introduction of non-stop data Freedom plans on mobile, which will be available after Easter (check out skinnydirect.co.nz for the full story). If you’re after an unlimited broadband plan, we do offer a fixed broadband service for $68 per month (no contract) or $58 per month on a 12 month contract. For unlimited broadband, we think that’s a pretty good deal.


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  #1767270 19-Apr-2017 12:25
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Hi LivingSkinny:

 

Yes the plan you mention, which includes a modem, does seem good.  However it does nothing for the customers who do not have the ability to put in a landline and rely on the fully wireless 4G option which they are currently on.


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  #1771609 27-Apr-2017 22:48
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Hello Skinny, I would consider switching from my current fibre provider if I didn't have to buy the modem on the No contract option...please reconsider making this available.


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  #1772552 29-Apr-2017 19:07
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ettexor:

 

Hello Skinny, I would consider switching from my current fibre provider if I didn't have to buy the modem on the No contract option...please reconsider making this available.

 

 

 

 

@Livingskinny, me too I would also change over to you guys if I didn't have to pay for the $99 modem that I don't need.


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  #1772555 29-Apr-2017 19:27
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ettexor:

 

Hello Skinny, I would consider switching from my current fibre provider if I didn't have to buy the modem on the No contract option...please reconsider making this available.

 

 

 

 

@Livingskinny, me too I would also change over to you guys if I didn't have to pay for the $99 modem that I don't need.

 

 

You're not buying the modem because you need a modem. You're buying the modem because this way that they can easily train their support staff. If you want the cheapest unlimited broadband in the country you'll have to deal with some tradeoff.


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