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Topic # 142708 21-Mar-2014 12:26
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Hey all, I am looking at moving a family member to a new plan (currently on Supa Prepay with Voda) and they need voice minutes more than data or text.  I have looked at the Skinny weekly combos, and the way I read it, I can get 560 minutes every 4 weeks for $48 as follows:

$4 Loose Lips - 60 minutes per week
$8 Talk 80 - 80 minutes per week

Total of 140 minutes per week, times 4 (ignoring the 4.2 weeks per month, this is more about the minutes than the exact calculations) gives 560 minutes.

Is this correct?  I cannot find anything more detailed on their site.

Also, does "standard NZ landlines" include VOIP lines?

EDIT - fixed title of thread and prices.

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  Reply # 1010547 21-Mar-2014 12:38
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Another option is 2degrees,
$19 per pack for 200 minutes that carry over if unused


Also I would imagine it includes VOIP phones as long as they are using a NZ number


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  Reply # 1010550 21-Mar-2014 12:42
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Correct, You pay $4 Loose lips + $4 Talk80 addon = $8 per week

4 weeks in a month X $8 = $32? Where did you get $48 from? or was that a mistake you made

And yeah it does include voip lines, NZ land lines and NZ mobiles


The only thing is it only has 100 texts a week = 400 a month
Also has 60mb data (240 mb a month)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1010559 21-Mar-2014 13:07
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skewt: Another option is 2degrees,
$19 per pack for 200 minutes that carry over if unused


Also I would imagine it includes VOIP phones as long as they are using a NZ number



Yes, it does. We also have Share Everything: if you are currently on one of the unlimited calling plans, then for an extra $20/mth (till beginning of April) you can give unlimited calling and texting to another 2degrees subscriber, even a prepay one. For two people, that works out to about $44.50 per month per person for both to have unlimited calls & texts plus some data (1GB, I think) to share.

EDIT: 1.5GB to share.




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These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.




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  Reply # 1010596 21-Mar-2014 14:07
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Yabanize: Correct, You pay $4 Loose lips + $4 Talk80 addon = $8 per week

4 weeks in a month X $8 = $32? Where did you get $48 from? or was that a mistake you made


Duh me!  That 's another mistake! Thanks for pointing it out.  So yes you are right, I had put the Talk 80 at $8 when its $4.

I am looking at 2 degrees as well, although this will be pure prepay so no option for the shared plans.

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  Reply # 1010598 21-Mar-2014 14:11
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The thing you will have to take into account is that on Skinny the weekly combos minutes don't roll over, so if you don't use them, you lose them. 

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timbosan: Hey all, I am looking at moving a family member to a new plan (currently on Supa Prepay with Voda) and they need voice minutes more than data or text.  I have looked at the Skinny weekly combos, and the way I read it, I can get 560 minutes every 4 weeks for $48 as follows:

$4 Loose Lips - 60 minutes per week
$8 Talk 80 - 80 minutes per week

Total of 140 minutes per week, times 4 (ignoring the 4.2 weeks per month, this is more about the minutes than the exact calculations) gives 560 minutes.

Is this correct?  I cannot find anything more detailed on their site.

Also, does "standard NZ landlines" include VOIP lines?

EDIT - fixed title of thread and prices.


Hi

If you are wanting to call other Skinny customers then we have a good deal on our website until 27th March (https://www.skinny.co.nz/2860_EN.htm) - buy a SIM online for $2 and take the stretch Combo at $16 per month and until October you get the Skinny to Skinny Add-on for free.  This means: -

- 90 Rollover minutes (NZ and Aus)
- Unlimited Text (NZ and Aus)
- 500MB Data

Plus 1,000 Skinny to Skinny minutes.

If you port your number over as well we give you the first month $16 Stretch for free.

Cheers

Paul




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  Reply # 1010614 21-Mar-2014 14:33
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And if you buy a handset as well you get 1.5Gig / month




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  Reply # 1010615 21-Mar-2014 14:33
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wongtop: The thing you will have to take into account is that on Skinny the weekly combos minutes don't roll over, so if you don't use them, you lose them. 


That's one detail I couldn't explicitly find on their website.  The monthly combos do state they rollover but there is nothing on the weekly ones about it.

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  Reply # 1010733 21-Mar-2014 17:20
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timbosan:
wongtop: The thing you will have to take into account is that on Skinny the weekly combos minutes don't roll over, so if you don't use them, you lose them. 


That's one detail I couldn't explicitly find on their website.  The monthly combos do state they rollover but there is nothing on the weekly ones about it.


The $16 monthly combo can also call and text Aussie, The Weekly cant. 

Do they call mostly landlines or mobiles? If its just landlines there may be another option...



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  Reply # 1010990 22-Mar-2014 11:49
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Yabanize:
timbosan:
wongtop: The thing you will have to take into account is that on Skinny the weekly combos minutes don't roll over, so if you don't use them, you lose them. 


That's one detail I couldn't explicitly find on their website.  The monthly combos do state they rollover but there is nothing on the weekly ones about it.


The $16 monthly combo can also call and text Aussie, The Weekly cant. 

Do they call mostly landlines or mobiles? If its just landlines there may be another option...


A bit of both, but I am interested in other options. What do you suggest?

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  Reply # 1011026 22-Mar-2014 12:42
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The problem I had when I was on skinny, is that because the minutes are divided up weekly, you could only use a few one week...you'd lose any you didn't use, and be short the next if you were making a lot of calls.

I've moved to an on account 2 degees plan because the minutes and data roll over, and you don't need to mess about toping up every week

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  Reply # 1011230 23-Mar-2014 08:51
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macuser: The problem I had when I was on skinny, is that because the minutes are divided up weekly, you could only use a few one week...you'd lose any you didn't use, and be short the next if you were making a lot of calls.

I've moved to an on account 2 degees plan because the minutes and data roll over, and you don't need to mess about toping up every week


You topped up each week??  Why not each month or so??




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  Reply # 1011298 23-Mar-2014 12:01
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old3eyes:
macuser: The problem I had when I was on skinny, is that because the minutes are divided up weekly, you could only use a few one week...you'd lose any you didn't use, and be short the next if you were making a lot of calls.

I've moved to an on account 2 degees plan because the minutes and data roll over, and you don't need to mess about toping up every week


You topped up each week??  Why not each month or so??


Too easy to over spend

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  Reply # 1011370 23-Mar-2014 14:22
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macuser: The problem I had when I was on skinny, is that because the minutes are divided up weekly, you could only use a few one week...you'd lose any you didn't use, and be short the next if you were making a lot of calls.

I've moved to an on account 2 degees plan because the minutes and data roll over, and you don't need to mess about toping up every week


Yeah, But the same could be said about monthly ;) You could use your whole allowance of mobile data in a week and you have to wait for the rest of the month to get more. At least with the skinny weekly you only had to wait until the end of the week

Also as you probably know Skinny does monthly now too. With rollover minutes

macuser: Too easy to over spend


It used to be but not anymore, When you go over on your data it simply stops until you buy an addon or until your plan renews, Theres no data overage cost. 

 

Although if you go over your minutes it will charge you

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I think the weekly minutes expire every week though, right? It's not carry-over minutes?
So you can't compare it to monthly plans from other providers if I am correct.
So if I am correct, if you don't use all your weekly minutes within seven days, they expire.

 


Skinny: Correct me if I am wrong.

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