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# 138302 29-Dec-2013 17:03
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Hey everyone,

I'm just about to buy a Galaxy S4 and am currently on Vodafone's Smart $19 plan (500MB, 100 mins, unlimited texts) but have been considering switching to Skinny's $16 plan. My only reason for switching is the price difference, I'm not really having any problems with my current plan.

Is there some catch with the cheaper offering? It seems too good to be true, although $3 isn't a huge saving the extras currently on offer are nice, so I was just wondering if there is a sacrifice in terms of data speed or anything else?

Cheers

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  # 958711 29-Dec-2013 17:55
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Well vodafone has 4g and they skinny doesnt yet so data wont be as fast.

Skinny also doesnt have call waiting or HD voice (which is a vodafone exclusive)

Catches are double data and double minutes and aussie calling and texting ends on the 31st of January but hopefully it will be extended

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  # 958727 29-Dec-2013 18:15
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I can't see any catch, I switched from 2degrees, and don't have any problems 

 
 
 
 


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  # 958728 29-Dec-2013 18:20
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Other thing by the looks is they don't offer Data Roaming if travelling overseas

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  # 958732 29-Dec-2013 18:25
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If you use all your data and want a top up, you won't pay the full price, or get the full amount. Very annoying. They just pro-rate until the end of the month.
It meant I had to keep topping up smaller and smaller amounts when I was on holiday. Next time, I'm going 2d or VF.

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  # 958777 29-Dec-2013 19:51
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blakamin: If you use all your data and want a top up, you won't pay the full price, or get the full amount. Very annoying. They just pro-rate until the end of the month.
It meant I had to keep topping up smaller and smaller amounts when I was on holiday. Next time, I'm going 2d or VF.


There is a $2 for 48mb that lasts 48 hours but yeah I agree,

 

 

 

Buying a $4 love bytes combo can be good though

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO once youve used all your data it stops so you wont be charged standard rates for overage which is quite nice to be honest

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  # 958779 29-Dec-2013 19:53
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Yabanize:
blakamin: If you use all your data and want a top up, you won't pay the full price, or get the full amount. Very annoying. They just pro-rate until the end of the month.
It meant I had to keep topping up smaller and smaller amounts when I was on holiday. Next time, I'm going 2d or VF.


There is a $2 for 48mb that lasts 48 hours but yeah I agree,
 
Buying a $4 love bytes combo can be good though
 
 
ALSO once youve used all your data it stops so you wont be charged standard rates for overage which is quite nice to be honest


Yeah, I used the 48 at the airport.. and ran out. Couldn't get more data and was unimpressed. Lost my download.

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  # 958805 29-Dec-2013 21:24
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DjShadow: Other thing by the looks is they don't offer Data Roaming if travelling overseas

Who actually uses data roaming unless its on something like Telecom's pay monthly only $6/day plan?
All prepaid roaming data is outrageously expensive. I opt for putting my NZ sim in a basic featurephone and then get a local prepaid sim. Far far better, especially when 90% of what i do is data.

 
 
 
 


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  # 958822 29-Dec-2013 21:41
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eXDee:
DjShadow: Other thing by the looks is they don't offer Data Roaming if travelling overseas

Who actually uses data roaming unless its on something like Telecom's pay monthly only $6/day plan?
All prepaid roaming data is outrageously expensive. I opt for putting my NZ sim in a basic featurephone and then get a local prepaid sim. Far far better, especially when 90% of what i do is data.


Lots use data roaming you would be quite surprised, You can't use a corporate APN on the other SIM card for a start

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  # 958879 30-Dec-2013 07:12
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donthaveacow: Hey everyone,

I'm just about to buy a Galaxy S4 and am currently on Vodafone's Smart $19 plan (500MB, 100 mins, unlimited texts) but have been considering switching to Skinny's $16 plan. My only reason for switching is the price difference, I'm not really having any problems with my current plan.

Is there some catch with the cheaper offering? It seems too good to be true, although $3 isn't a huge saving the extras currently on offer are nice, so I was just wondering if there is a sacrifice in terms of data speed or anything else?

Cheers


ok so you are buying a top end Smartphone and quibbling about $3, I don't get it in 1 year you would save $36 if you changed am I missing something here




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  # 958926 30-Dec-2013 10:00
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johnr:
eXDee:
DjShadow: Other thing by the looks is they don't offer Data Roaming if travelling overseas

Who actually uses data roaming unless its on something like Telecom's pay monthly only $6/day plan?
All prepaid roaming data is outrageously expensive. I opt for putting my NZ sim in a basic featurephone and then get a local prepaid sim. Far far better, especially when 90% of what i do is data.


Lots use data roaming you would be quite surprised, You can't use a corporate APN on the other SIM card for a start


"when someone else is paying the bill" its easier to leave your normal SIM in the phone and roam overseas :)

I now also have a Telecom SIM and will be using that for $6/day in AU and $10/day in US deal rather than mucking around picking up an Optus SIM in AU or ATT in the US

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  # 960490 3-Jan-2014 00:37
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nathan:
johnr:
eXDee:
DjShadow: Other thing by the looks is they don't offer Data Roaming if travelling overseas

Who actually uses data roaming unless its on something like Telecom's pay monthly only $6/day plan?
All prepaid roaming data is outrageously expensive. I opt for putting my NZ sim in a basic featurephone and then get a local prepaid sim. Far far better, especially when 90% of what i do is data.


Lots use data roaming you would be quite surprised, You can't use a corporate APN on the other SIM card for a start


"when someone else is paying the bill" its easier to leave your normal SIM in the phone and roam overseas :)

I now also have a Telecom SIM and will be using that for $6/day in AU and $10/day in US deal rather than mucking around picking up an Optus SIM in AU or ATT in the US

Those who can have their business pick up the tab obviously need not apply, thats a bit of a given 

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