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# 217790 12-Jul-2017 12:16
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Hi folks


I’m excited to say that we've just launched our latest and greatest, Data Binge.


Skinny Data Binge allows our Skinny prepay customers to buy unlimited Prepay Data by the hour all from our wonderful Skinny App. 


We offer four options: 50c for ten minutes, $1 for one hour, $2 for two hours and $4 for twelve hours.


It’s really easy to start a Data Binge, just make sure you have enough credit on your account.


Skinny Mobile customers can use the latest version of our Skinny Mobile app or text DATABINGE to 2424. (You will need to be on one of our new 4-weekly combos.)


Once in the Skinny Mobile app, tap on Data Binge and choose how long you want to Data Binge! 


Super simple stuff.


For more info you can head to








Here to help with all Skinny Mobile, Skinny Direct and Skinny Broadband related questions and issues.



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Master Geek

  # 1821469 12-Jul-2017 19:17
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Seems a rather familiar product...


Not available to Skinny Direct I'm guessing?

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  # 1821474 12-Jul-2017 19:25
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does it use the binge data before using any other data like data from skinny collect?


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  # 1821491 12-Jul-2017 19:52
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I got the text today and I must say I was delighted that Skinny is following in the footsteps of the 2degrees "Data clock".

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  # 1821519 12-Jul-2017 20:43
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Quite exciting to see the segment move!

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  # 1822720 15-Jul-2017 04:38
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lol @ Skinny copying 2degrees with an inferior product. How is it inferior you ask?


Our ability to send you the notifications depends on network conditions and your device setup. Because we tell you upfront what the duration of the session is that you're buying, it's your responsibility you don't run over. You need to be especially careful if you're on Standard Rates, but have a threshold auto-topup set up. This would mean that once your Data Binge session runs out, if you keep on using data on Standard Rates, your account will repeatedly top up every time you reach the threshold.


2degrees Data Clock disables your ability to use data on the casual rates as long as your number is registered with their Data Clock app, so even if their notification doesn't come through or you miss it - your remaining credit is safe. Skinny/Spark is going for the cash grab here.





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  # 1822736 15-Jul-2017 09:10
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So the Skinny site says not for tablets, tethering or hot spotting yet I have the option to buy it on my tablet? I'm tempted to try it to see if it works, could be useful for those quiet night shifts and a bit of Netflix.

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