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# 170956 31-Mar-2015 15:54
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I'm thinking to go with skinny at the moment  i'm with spark but i like to know how good is skinny compare  to spark? like i know they got good cheap deals what other things can skinny can give me than spark cant?  and are people still going to skinny and then changing back to vodafone or spark? 

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# 1274572 31-Mar-2015 16:01
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I am biased so don't take my word for it, but have a look here

http://www.canstarblue.co.nz/telecommunications/mobile-phone-providers/prepaid/


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  # 1274590 31-Mar-2015 16:40
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I just switched from Spark to Skinny.

Loving it thus far.

Was paying $19 on Spark. Now paying $16 on Skinny for the same place (500MB data, 60mins calling to NZ and unlimited txt)

What skinny gives me that Spark did not.

Months plan for free, Bonus 1GB data when signed up
100mins vs 60 at Spark
Free txt's to AUS
Free Skinny to Skinny calling
All your data and minutes rollover to the next month if you do not use them all.





 
 
 
 




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  # 1274597 31-Mar-2015 16:51
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Cheers for both you guys :) I'm thinking to go on the $46 deal i'm all ways running out of minutes on my $19 plan  and i thought for the network coverage that spark would get 5 stars as well

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  # 1274613 31-Mar-2015 16:54
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mishyman: Cheers for both you guys :) I'm thinking to go on the $46 deal i'm all ways running out of minutes on my $19 plan  and i thought for the network coverage i thought that spark would get 5 stars as well


The Canstar Blue award comes direct from customer feedback so all I can say is that our customers view our coverage as excellent. 



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  # 1274644 31-Mar-2015 17:20
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LivingSkinny:
mishyman: Cheers for both you guys :) I'm thinking to go on the $46 deal i'm all ways running out of minutes on my $19 plan  and i thought for the network coverage i thought that spark would get 5 stars as well


The Canstar Blue award comes direct from customer feedback so all I can say is that our customers view our coverage as excellent. 


Oh i see :) And if i get a  skinny sim card today how can I get my contacts from my spark sim card to my skinny sim card? 

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  # 1274648 31-Mar-2015 17:26
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mishyman:
LivingSkinny:
mishyman: Cheers for both you guys :) I'm thinking to go on the $46 deal i'm all ways running out of minutes on my $19 plan  and i thought for the network coverage i thought that spark would get 5 stars as well


The Canstar Blue award comes direct from customer feedback so all I can say is that our customers view our coverage as excellent. 


Oh i see :) And if i get a  skinny sim card today how can I get my contacts from my spark sim card to my skinny sim card? 


I am going to assume you have a smartphone. In that case, what I would do is to sync my contacts on Google. Therefore, whichever phone I use (Android) my contacts are already there waiting for me. Cloud is the future! :-)




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  # 1274656 31-Mar-2015 17:36
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I just changed my spare phone from Spark to Skinny. It doesn't get much use so the $9:00 combo was perfect. The thing that impressed me was the greater flexibility to purchase add-ons to suit changes in usage. There is for me a lot more flexibility there

 
 
 
 


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  # 1275837 2-Apr-2015 07:51
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I've been with Skinny a couple years now, haven't seen any downsides.

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  # 1275866 2-Apr-2015 09:01
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I'm with Skinny ($16 combo), so is my wife ($9 combo) and one of my daughters ($16 combo). Have had no problems at all, and have no intentions of changing to any other provider.

Only thing missing is that there is no data available when I travel to Australia - but voice and SMS in Australia work fine (Automatically connects to Telstra when you land).

The only other thing missing is there is no HD quality voice service - but with the other advantages, I'll put up with that!

Tony

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  # 1275873 2-Apr-2015 09:08
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Hiamie: I'm with Skinny ($16 combo), so is my wife ($9 combo) and one of my daughters ($16 combo). Have had no problems at all, and have no intentions of changing to any other provider.

Only thing missing is that there is no data available when I travel to Australia - but voice and SMS in Australia work fine (Automatically connects to Telstra when you land).

The only other thing missing is there is no HD quality voice service - but with the other advantages, I'll put up with that!

Tony


Hi Tony

We have a project already underway to add data roaming, so that will be coming later in the year.

cheers

Paul


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  # 1275878 2-Apr-2015 09:13
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Fantastic :)

Thank you.

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  # 1275879 2-Apr-2015 09:18
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Im thinking of switching too, anyone know if I start on the $46 plan then eventually change to the $16 does my data carry over remain the same?

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  # 1275945 2-Apr-2015 10:40
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Check conditions on this page - https://www.skinny.co.nz/rolloverdata/

Rollover Your Data - Keep what’s yours this year with Rollover Data on any active $16, $26 and $46 Monthly Combo, just make sure your Combo auto-renews! Unused Rollover Data will rollover each month for up to a year so long as you keep your Combo active. You’ve got 12 months to use any Rollover Data you’ve saved up. To keep your data make sure your Rollover Data Combo auto-renews and isn’t cancelled, otherwise your data will expire. Keep things simple, set an Auto Top-Up so you’ll never have to worry about running out of credit again. Our Combos with Rollover Data are also packed full of Rollover Minutes and Unlimited Text! If you’re already on our $16, $26 or $46 Combo you’ll get Rollover Data when your Combo next renews, too easy.

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  # 1275978 2-Apr-2015 11:23
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LivingSkinny:
Hiamie: I'm with Skinny ($16 combo), so is my wife ($9 combo) and one of my daughters ($16 combo). Have had no problems at all, and have no intentions of changing to any other provider.

Only thing missing is that there is no data available when I travel to Australia - but voice and SMS in Australia work fine (Automatically connects to Telstra when you land).

The only other thing missing is there is no HD quality voice service - but with the other advantages, I'll put up with that!

Tony


Hi Tony

We have a project already underway to add data roaming, so that will be coming later in the year.

cheers

Paul



Great.  Before August ??  I don't want to have to carry two phones with me again..




Regards,

Old3eyes


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  # 1275987 2-Apr-2015 11:29
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old3eyes:
LivingSkinny:
Hiamie: I'm with Skinny ($16 combo), so is my wife ($9 combo) and one of my daughters ($16 combo). Have had no problems at all, and have no intentions of changing to any other provider.

Only thing missing is that there is no data available when I travel to Australia - but voice and SMS in Australia work fine (Automatically connects to Telstra when you land).

The only other thing missing is there is no HD quality voice service - but with the other advantages, I'll put up with that!

Tony


Hi Tony

We have a project already underway to add data roaming, so that will be coming later in the year.

cheers

Paul



Great.  Before August ??  I don't want to have to carry two phones with me again..


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