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.




507 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Trusted
Skinny

Topic # 146583 22-May-2014 12:59
One person supports this post
Send private message

Harvey Norman are now offering an exclusive Skinny SIM for data only customers - details below


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
20563 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3958

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1051066 22-May-2014 14:00
One person supports this post
Send private message

Nice!

Any plans for sharing it between devices?




Richard rich.ms



507 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Trusted
Skinny

  Reply # 1051070 22-May-2014 14:05
Send private message

richms: Nice!

Any plans for sharing it between devices?


Nothing I can 'share' at the moment but we're always looking at how to innovate laughing

 
 
 
 


534 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 71

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1051238 22-May-2014 17:55
One person supports this post
Send private message

While I am happy to see Skinny releasing new products, I see some short comings on this data SIM product.

 

  • Why I cannot get these data packs on my normal skinny SIM / monthly combo?  I don't want to bring another mobile hot spot with me!
  • Exclusive to Harvey Norman?!  Why?  I don't want to deal with them, their service is terrible!
  • Also, being exclusive to HN, that means I cannot buy it from Skinny online, that means I cannot buy one using my soon to be expired / useless Skinny dollars.
  • Last but not least, these data packs are still more expensive than 2degrees.

423 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1051263 22-May-2014 18:41
Send private message

Anything stopping me from using one of these in a cellphone? I understand that calls and text messages won't work, but I have a phone with a dead microphone that this could be quite useful for.



507 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Trusted
Skinny

  Reply # 1051409 22-May-2014 21:55
Send private message

AKLWestie: 

 

  • Last but not least, these data packs are still more expensive than 2degrees.


Can you let me know which data packs you think are better value at 2degrees?  

Don't forget that ours also give you 60 days or 180 days to use the data - not just a month.



507 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Trusted
Skinny

  Reply # 1051410 22-May-2014 21:56
Send private message

michaelt: Anything stopping me from using one of these in a cellphone? I understand that calls and text messages won't work, but I have a phone with a dead microphone that this could be quite useful for.


No you could put one into that phone and just use it for data or as a hotspot.

1917 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 110


  Reply # 1051420 22-May-2014 22:21

LivingSkinny:
AKLWestie: 


  • Last but not least, these data packs are still more expensive than 2degrees.




Can you let me know which data packs you think are better value at 2degrees?  

Don't forget that ours also give you 60 days or 180 days to use the data - not just a month.


928 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 218

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1051424 22-May-2014 22:31
Send private message

Not really a fair comparison unless you only use data within a 2Degrees zone. Other than that, great prices. I'll be buying one at the weekend. Are the data only SIM cards the same price?




Procrastination eventually pays off.



507 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Trusted
Skinny

  Reply # 1051428 22-May-2014 22:41
Send private message

StarBlazer: Not really a fair comparison unless you only use data within a 2Degrees zone. Other than that, great prices. I'll be buying one at the weekend. Are the data only SIM cards the same price?


You buy the SIMS pre-loaded with the initial 2GB, 5GB or 10GB plan on them

2671 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 636


  Reply # 1051442 22-May-2014 23:08
Send private message

LivingSkinny:
StarBlazer: Not really a fair comparison unless you only use data within a 2Degrees zone. Other than that, great prices. I'll be buying one at the weekend. Are the data only SIM cards the same price?


You buy the SIMS pre-loaded with the initial 2GB, 5GB or 10GB plan on them


And when that data is used or the time is up, can one elect to purchase one of the other data amounts for the same SIM?

1349 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 261


  Reply # 1051444 22-May-2014 23:12
Send private message

The idea is good, but pricing needs to be a bit sharper for me to switch. I'm using the 2degrees $99 for 12GB in my mifi now, and it is serviced in a lot more places than you'd shake a stick at now. Lots of smaller centres are now mbb zones.

25819 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5550

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1051504 23-May-2014 07:26
Send private message

The 2degrees plans mentioned above are only usable within a 2degrees coverage zone, not when you're roaming on Vodafone.

If you want to compare them you really need to be comparing them with the Vodafone 3 and 6 month plans.





507 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Trusted
Skinny

  Reply # 1051595 23-May-2014 10:49
One person supports this post
Send private message

Just to reinforce the comments people have made above on package comparisons, these are the relevant coverage maps.

http://www.skinny.co.nz/2485_EN-Help-Coverage.htm



http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile-data/zones






507 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Trusted
Skinny

  Reply # 1051613 23-May-2014 10:56
Send private message

jonathan18:
LivingSkinny:
StarBlazer: Not really a fair comparison unless you only use data within a 2Degrees zone. Other than that, great prices. I'll be buying one at the weekend. Are the data only SIM cards the same price?


You buy the SIMS pre-loaded with the initial 2GB, 5GB or 10GB plan on them


And when that data is used or the time is up, can one elect to purchase one of the other data amounts for the same SIM?


Yes it just comes pre-loaded with a Combo but after that you can manage the account through the website as per normal.  So you can change Combo whenever you like.  There is no data overage (our experience is people prefer not to get the bill shock) so if you use all the data up before its expiry date just purchase a new Combo (if you want the same one again then just cancel it and re-purchase). 

Don't forget to top the SIM up in the normal way to ensure the Combo renews!

928 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 218

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1051624 23-May-2014 11:33
Send private message

LivingSkinny: Don't forget to top the SIM up in the normal way to ensure the Combo renews!

If the combo expires are you able to purchase a data only combo again when required or would I have to buy a new SIM.  There are no links on the account or combo pages for buying a data only combo (or are we just a little ahead?).

Thanks




Procrastination eventually pays off.

 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 »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



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.