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Topic # 145346 15-May-2014 16:22
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I'm on Telecom and my wife is on Vodafone prepay.

The Skinny $16 looks very attractive, namely
- roll over minutes
- included calls and txts to Australia
- free Skinny calls

1) With no Skinny shops/CSR, what is the most reliable way to port a number?

2) Are the 3 things going to stay, or are they one month gimmicks that go away?

Thanks

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  Reply # 1045645 15-May-2014 16:29
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1. Porting via the website worked flawlessly for me.
2. I believe that they're permanent; the previous special deal (1 GB data) was clearly marketed as such.



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  Reply # 1045654 15-May-2014 16:41
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IE is DUMB or is it web designers?

I completed everything on the website and .... it shows a blank screen ... so did I purchase the sim or not?

*sigh a call to the bank .... AGAIN

Maybe I'm dumb ... should delete IE and use chrome

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1045655 15-May-2014 16:43
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ooo .... got a confirmation email at last ... woo hoo

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  Reply # 1045672 15-May-2014 17:01
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joker97: ooo .... got a confirmation email at last ... woo hoo


Once you get the sim you just dial 456 to activate it and then go to http://skinny.co.nz And click sign up.

 

Once you're done and in the my account section of the skinny website, Just click Keep My Number down the side and follow the steps.

Make sure you tick the "Yes I want my first $16 Stretch Monthly Combo to be added to my account for free" box down the bottom of the form

 

It may then take a few days for the port to happen, you'll be able to use your old sim until then

 

The Rollover Minutes, Aus calling and texting, and Unlimited skinny calling are all permanent at this stage

 





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  Reply # 1045694 15-May-2014 17:54
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Hmm I might apply to port 3 days before my prepay ends then?

Anyone has experience of how long it took them to port?

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  Reply # 1045705 15-May-2014 18:21
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joker97: Hmm I might apply to port 3 days before my prepay ends then?

Anyone has experience of how long it took them to port?


My experience was it took one business day if they are not busy.  However, when they are busy, three business days or a bit more.

I would suggest you port your number approximately five business days before your current plan expires, just in case.



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  Reply # 1045706 15-May-2014 18:26
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good advice ... let me wait for the sim cards to arrive first ... mmm free texting to Oz!



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  Reply # 1045707 15-May-2014 18:27
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can i ask - is the 3G coverage and frequencies of every tower the same as Telecom (ie if telecom has decent coverage for my phone i should expect the same for skinny minus 4G?)

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  Reply # 1045710 15-May-2014 18:35
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joker97: can i ask - is the 3G coverage and frequencies of every tower the same as Telecom (ie if telecom has decent coverage for my phone i should expect the same for skinny minus 4G?)


Yup... I use them every time I visit from Oz. Excellent coverage. One place I stayed had borderline VF/2d on the maps (and proven by a mate) so I was happy.

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  Reply # 1045731 15-May-2014 19:01
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Yes :) any where there is telecom coverage you can get skinny



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  Reply # 1047233 17-May-2014 21:13
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can you confirm it is free to receive sms when roaming on prepay?

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  Reply # 1047237 17-May-2014 21:16
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Yes, receiving SMS is always free.



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  Reply # 1047239 17-May-2014 21:18
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sweet ... waiting for the sim cards to arrive in ... courier???! the courier costs more than the sim!

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  Reply # 1047256 17-May-2014 21:20
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Probably would've been easier to pop down to the supermarket...

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  Reply # 1047257 17-May-2014 21:20
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joker97: sweet ... waiting for the sim cards to arrive in ... courier???! the courier costs more than the sim!


Yeah! haha, its signature required, Overnight courier

I usually get my sims the next day

 

 

 

As for roaming, it costs to recieve calls but it doesnt cost to recieve texts

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