Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1818 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 99

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 96750 3-Feb-2012 14:28 Send private message

Due to reception issues my wife needs to move to Telecom or Skinny and I was wondering what peoples experience with Skinny so far has been. I don't want her getting even more frustrated than she already is due to poor reception.

How reliable are things?

How long did your number swap take?

Any major issues recently?




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

Create new topic
1184 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 54


  Reply # 576877 3-Feb-2012 15:26

openmedia: Due to reception issues my wife needs to move to Telecom or Skinny and I was wondering what peoples experience with Skinny so far has been. I don't want her getting even more frustrated than she already is due to poor reception.

How reliable are things?

How long did your number swap take?

Any major issues recently?


Great experience so far.

Porting by phone took 2 hours. Texting did not work at that stage but calls were, so I emailed Skinny about it, and it was fixed by 1 hour later.

I live in the centre of Timaru, I was on 2 Degrees which uses Vodafone's towers, so pretty much poor coverage wherever I go apart from near coast. Just for examples of 3 places I frequently spend my time:

At home - Vodafone = no 3G, 1-2 bars 2G; Skinny 4/4 full bars 3G
At Scenic Reserve - Vodafone = no coverage; Skinny 3 from 4 bars 3G
At South End - Vodafone = 1 bar 3G; Skinny 4/4 full bars 3G.

I have had no issues and would recommend Skinny to anyone - have already convinced a friend to sign up!

I have made many calls, texts and used data absolutely no issue, top up by USSD code is easy, and I get confirmation text. I get a text the day before weekly renewal to remind me to top up if required. If I miss a call, I get a text to say I missed a call from 02....

ajw

1306 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 99


  Reply # 576910 3-Feb-2012 16:56 Send private message

I have a skinny mobile and so far am happy. I did have a problem sending texts to my wife but after advising Skinny CSR's this was fixed promptly. Apparently they are soon launching new data plans and will soon be launching a new website.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

National AI group launching next month
Posted 25-May-2017 09:54


New Zealand Digital Future, according to tech companies
Posted 25-May-2017 09:51


New Microsoft Surface Pro delivers outstanding battery life, performance
Posted 25-May-2017 09:34


Garmin VIRB 360 brings immersive 360-degree 5.7K camera experience
Posted 25-May-2017 09:30


Telecommunications monitoring report: Are you being served?
Posted 24-May-2017 11:54


NetValue partners with CRM Provider SugarCRM
Posted 23-May-2017 20:04


Terabyte looms as Vocus users download 430GB a month
Posted 19-May-2017 14:51


2degrees tips into profit after seven lean years
Posted 19-May-2017 09:47


2degrees growth story continues
Posted 17-May-2017 15:25


Symantec Blocks 22 Million Attempted WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Globally
Posted 17-May-2017 12:41


HPE Unveils Computer Built for the Era of Big Data
Posted 17-May-2017 12:39


Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review: Beautiful, feature-packed
Posted 16-May-2017 20:14


After ten years of mail pain Spark is done with Yahoo
Posted 15-May-2017 13:12


Warnings from security firms: do not click that link or risk your computer being infected
Posted 15-May-2017 10:11


Pushpay named NZ Hi-Tech Company of the Year 2017
Posted 15-May-2017 09:59



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.