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#213963 21-Apr-2017 08:44
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Hi everyone,

 

We’ve launched our $120 Freedom Combo today. This has:

 

  • Non-stop NZ data (After 22GB of data usage, data speeds will slow)
  • Unlimited NZ calling
  • Unlimited NZ texting
  • Free voicemail
  • $120 per month – with no pesky contract!

Things you should know: 

 

  • Limited time available.
  • No hotspotting or tethering or T sticks.
  • Only personal use allowed, and only on a mobile device.

Get it at skinnydirect.co.nz

 

Go nuts!


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  #1768291 21-Apr-2017 09:25
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Will, or may slow? I thought it wasn't guaranteed to slow, only if the network is congested


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  #1768293 21-Apr-2017 09:30
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when you say "Free voicemail", do you charge to check your voice mail?   so many telcos do this, its so annoying.


 
 
 
 




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  #1768361 21-Apr-2017 10:45
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reven:

 

when you say "Free voicemail", do you charge to check your voice mail?   so many telcos do this, its so annoying.

 

 

Voicemail is free to check on the Freedom Combo.  There is a charge on some of our other Combos.




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  #1768368 21-Apr-2017 10:54
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Yabanize:

 

Will, or may slow? I thought it wasn't guaranteed to slow, only if the network is congested

 

 

Customers can access uncapped mobile data for their personal use. To ensure that the network is well balanced for all our customers, there are just a couple of things that they need to be aware of. The first 22GB of usage per month will run as normal on the super fast Spark 4G network. After a customer has used 22GB of mobile data, Spark will slow the speed of their connection to manage the overall network. What this means in practice is while the customer will still be able to browse, they will experience some degradation when watching video or streaming. As part of the trial, we'll be trialling a range of approaches, so customers may have different experiences if they exceed 22GB in a month.


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  #1772558 29-Apr-2017 19:37
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I note your website suggests that customers who require tethering look into Skinny Wireless Broadband. My use case for tethering is that I take the train to work every day and it's an hour in each direction. So I often watch Netflix (which I set to 'Low' in Playback settings to reduce my data usage to "up to 0.3 GB per hour"), catch up on Geekzone/Reddit/HN/etc, do some work, etc. I can use up to 1 GB a day each day I take the train to/from work. I am sure you can appreciate that Skinny Wireless Broadband is not really an option for this use case.

 

I would pay $120 for, say, 20GB of data I can use any way I want. Unlimited data that has lots of strings attached doesn't really have any value for me. If I wasn't tethering my data usage would be so low I would be better off on a cheapo plan. But if I was allowed to tether I would pay $120 for a plan with a decent amount of data.

 

Now I think about it, if you're going to reduce the speed after 22GB in any case why not offer tethering anyway. Whether or not your customers do tethering or not, they would know that their speed will reduce after 22GB therefore they will naturally be conservative about their tethering usage anyway to try and keep their overall usage below 22GB. If 22GB (regardless of whether or not that data is being used for tethering purposes) is putting an undue strain on your network then logically it would make more sense to reduce that amount rather than ban tethering outright. The bits that go over the airwaves is always just a bit whether or not it orginates from a tethered connection or not...

 

The above comment also applies to 2degrees as well.

 

- James


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  #1772564 29-Apr-2017 20:20
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Question, is the MAC or IMEI of the tethered device transperant? I call their bluff.

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  #1784985 20-May-2017 01:50
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LivingSkinny:

 

Yabanize:

 

Will, or may slow? I thought it wasn't guaranteed to slow, only if the network is congested

 

 

Customers can access uncapped mobile data for their personal use. To ensure that the network is well balanced for all our customers, there are just a couple of things that they need to be aware of. The first 22GB of usage per month will run as normal on the super fast Spark 4G network. After a customer has used 22GB of mobile data, Spark will slow the speed of their connection to manage the overall network. What this means in practice is while the customer will still be able to browse, they will experience some degradation when watching video or streaming. As part of the trial, we'll be trialling a range of approaches, so customers may have different experiences if they exceed 22GB in a month.

 

I have just use 22GB and seen to be capped around 1.02Mbps down/up


 
 
 
 


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  #1785184 20-May-2017 16:07
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haysking:

 

LivingSkinny:

 

Yabanize:

 

Will, or may slow? I thought it wasn't guaranteed to slow, only if the network is congested

 

 

Customers can access uncapped mobile data for their personal use. To ensure that the network is well balanced for all our customers, there are just a couple of things that they need to be aware of. The first 22GB of usage per month will run as normal on the super fast Spark 4G network. After a customer has used 22GB of mobile data, Spark will slow the speed of their connection to manage the overall network. What this means in practice is while the customer will still be able to browse, they will experience some degradation when watching video or streaming. As part of the trial, we'll be trialling a range of approaches, so customers may have different experiences if they exceed 22GB in a month.

 

I have just use 22GB and seen to be capped around 1.02Mbps down/up

 

 

Good to know. Does it prevent you from tethering?


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