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#270325 4-May-2020 14:47
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Just received this SMS. My current plan is the $46 plan.





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  #2476361 4-May-2020 15:07
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Yay! I didn't get this marketing message... yet.


 
 
 

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  #2476411 4-May-2020 15:26
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

Yay! I didn't get this marketing message... yet.


I'd class this one as a service message.

Someone will decide they don't like the new plans when they let the old one lapse and go to renew. There'll be no end of moaning that they didn't notify the change.

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  #2476418 4-May-2020 15:39
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andrewNZ:
I'd class this one as a service message.

Someone will decide they don't like the new plans when they let the old one lapse and go to renew. There'll be no end of moaning that they didn't notify the change.

 

Skinny has told me I won't be receiving those either (except via e-mail, as per my preferences and which never happens). I'm taking not receiving this as a win. It's taken 15 months to get off their spam list.




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  #2476537 4-May-2020 17:58
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I'm on the $16 plan and didn't get it, assume its the higher up plans.


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  #2476580 4-May-2020 19:04
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Wish they would drop the 28 day plans and go back to 30 day or calendar months like parent company.




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  #2476586 4-May-2020 19:20
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Unpopular opinion but I kinda like 28 day periods - as all my other bills are weekly so this tees up nicely. That said my pay cycle is monthly so monthly would be even better. 30 days is the worst compromise IMO. Not that it’s relevant seeing as I’m not a Skinny customer.

Hope to see something quite exciting on Wednesday. New plans from Voda, Spark and now Skinny can only be good for consumers.

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  #2476588 4-May-2020 19:25
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Disagree and there's a few others do here as well especially if you're on a salary when you get paid on say the 15th of the month. 28 days makes no sense. If I got paid every 28 days then I would get 13 pay days a month rather than 12.




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  #2476609 4-May-2020 20:14
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I’ll refer back to my point that 30 days is the worst compromise. Surely that suits absolutely no one - doesn’t align to a weekly, fortnightly or monthly period. Just it’s own little oddball amount of days that’s totally inconsistent. It’s not like it’s even going to occur on the same date or day every month.

At least on Skinny (correct me if I’m wrong) you can renew your combo earlier than your standard renewal date eg if you run out of data.

I also suspect Skinny’s target market is more likely to be on weekly or fortnightly pay periods than they are to be on monthly pay periods. Especially with the origin of Skinny as a youth focussed brand. Just a hunch.

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  #2476636 4-May-2020 21:03
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old3eyes: Disagree and there's a few others do here as well especially if you're on a salary when you get paid on say the 15th of the month. 28 days makes no sense. If I got paid every 28 days then I would get 13 pay days a month rather than 12.

 

@old3eyes agree the 28 day plans are a rip and only designed so customers have to buy 13 packs per year instead of 12

 

2degrees is the only carrier that does calendar month across it's postpaid and Prepaid plans (I think)


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  #2476639 4-May-2020 21:15
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old3eyes: Wish they would drop the 28 day plans and go back to 30 day or calendar months like parent company.

 

That is one of their biggest selling points for most people, meaning that it always ties in with pay week/fortnight payday once started. Otherwise might have no money for the topup and it doesnt go thru.

 

 





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  #2476649 4-May-2020 21:49
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Linux:

 

old3eyes: Disagree and there's a few others do here as well especially if you're on a salary when you get paid on say the 15th of the month. 28 days makes no sense. If I got paid every 28 days then I would get 13 pay days a month rather than 12.

 

@old3eyes agree the 28 day plans are a rip and only designed so customers have to buy 13 packs per year instead of 12

 

2degrees is the only carrier that does calendar month across it's postpaid and Prepaid plans (I think)

 

 

It's only a ripoff if they charge the same as monthly plans do. Comparing 2degrees $19 plan to skinny $16 plan you pay $20 less per year on skinny, get 1.25gb a year more data and get the best mobile network in NZ instead of the worst.


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  #2476659 4-May-2020 22:12
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richms:

 

old3eyes: Wish they would drop the 28 day plans and go back to 30 day or calendar months like parent company.

 

That is one of their biggest selling points for most people, meaning that it always ties in with pay week/fortnight payday once started. Otherwise might have no money for the topup and it doesnt go thru.

 

 

 

 

Skinny wasn't always 28 days however, It was a couple of years back when more data got added I think they changed from 30 to 28

 

In fact, here's the thread about it


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  #2476672 4-May-2020 23:37
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Yabanize:

 

Skinny wasn't always 28 days however, It was a couple of years back when more data got added I think they changed from 30 to 28

 

In fact, here's the thread about it

 

 

Yeah, they must have spent a fortune on focus groups, consultants and mining their statistics to realize that there is a need for a plan that renews when people have money, rather than at arbitary times during the week when they do not have money.

 

Probably the same reason that afterpay etc do things weekly/fortnightly, its when people have money.





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  #2476674 4-May-2020 23:42
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It’s also the same reason Slingshot and aircon offer weekly/fortnightly/monthly billing, as do Contact and Electric Kiwi and a bunch of other utility companies. Insurance can be direct debited weekly or fortnightly.

I think a lot of people may not realise how many people either literally live week to week or simply break their budget down weekly or fortnightly. I’d also wager fortnightly is the most common pay cycle in NZ - particularly if you are waged and not salary.

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  #2476698 5-May-2020 07:53
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old3eyes: Wish they would drop the 28 day plans and go back to 30 day or calendar months like parent company.

 

Not sure what you mean by "like parent company" - Spark's current prepaid plans still renew every 28 days.


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