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.


Mad Scientist
18461 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2340

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 145346 15-May-2014 16:22
Send private message

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

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
6191 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1016

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1045645 15-May-2014 16:29
Send private message

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.



Mad Scientist
18461 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2340

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1045654 15-May-2014 16:41
Send private message

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



Mad Scientist
18461 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2340

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1045655 15-May-2014 16:43
Send private message

ooo .... got a confirmation email at last ... woo hoo

2103 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 525


  Reply # 1045672 15-May-2014 17:01
Send private message

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

 





Mad Scientist
18461 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2340

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1045694 15-May-2014 17:54
Send private message

Hmm I might apply to port 3 days before my prepay ends then?

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

571 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 74

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1045705 15-May-2014 18:21
Send private message

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.



Mad Scientist
18461 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2340

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1045706 15-May-2014 18:26
Send private message

good advice ... let me wait for the sim cards to arrive first ... mmm free texting to Oz!



Mad Scientist
18461 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2340

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1045707 15-May-2014 18:27
Send private message

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?)

Aussie
4187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1179

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1045710 15-May-2014 18:35
Send private message

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.

2103 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 525


  Reply # 1045731 15-May-2014 19:01
Send private message

Yes :) any where there is telecom coverage you can get skinny



Mad Scientist
18461 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2340

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1047233 17-May-2014 21:13
Send private message

can you confirm it is free to receive sms when roaming on prepay?

6191 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1016

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1047237 17-May-2014 21:16
Send private message

Yes, receiving SMS is always free.



Mad Scientist
18461 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2340

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1047239 17-May-2014 21:18
Send private message

sweet ... waiting for the sim cards to arrive in ... courier???! the courier costs more than the sim!

6191 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1016

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1047256 17-May-2014 21:20
Send private message

Probably would've been easier to pop down to the supermarket...

2103 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 525


  Reply # 1047257 17-May-2014 21:20
Send private message

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

 1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page 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 »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



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.