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  Reply # 1467668 11-Jan-2016 15:09
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dan: is there a SIM card in the unit? if yes can i pop out the broadband sim card and put in a standard skinny sim card with standard data on it so it could be used in other locations? ie travelling

Yes you can put any non locked SIM in there - void warranty bla bla warning of course. You then need to add an APN for the SIM card you use e.g. I've tested with a Vodafone SIM and this works fine using APN: vodafone. However, inserting another provider RBI SIM = fail due to SIM lock. I will test this with a Spark Rural Broadband SIM soon too.
Also router is locked to acquire 4G networks only, so if no 4G available you are out of luck.





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  Reply # 1467677 11-Jan-2016 15:16
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coffeebaron:
dan: is there a SIM card in the unit? if yes can i pop out the broadband sim card and put in a standard skinny sim card with standard data on it so it could be used in other locations? ie travelling

Yes you can put any non locked SIM in there - void warranty bla bla warning of course. You then need to add an APN for the SIM card you use e.g. I've tested with a Vodafone SIM and this works fine using APN: vodafone. However, inserting another provider RBI SIM = fail due to SIM lock. I will test this with a Spark Rural Broadband SIM soon too.
Also router is locked to acquire 4G networks only, so if no 4G available you are out of luck.



bugger,  the 4G lock kills that idea for me

PS customer i emailed you about aint heard back from you yet!





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  Reply # 1467697 11-Jan-2016 15:43
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The address checker has been updated (11/01). My current address is now a valid candidate (it wasn't yesterday) but the address I'm moving too still isn't available 😢

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  Reply # 1467719 11-Jan-2016 15:53
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LivingSkinny:
SiliconAudio: I am hanging out for this service.  I hope they roll it out nation-wide sooner rather than later.  I would much prefer to go with this than the 4G Spark or Vodafone options, but can't wait forever...


It is nationwide but not at every address.  You can check if your address is available here https://www.skinny.co.nz/broadband/



My current address is not serviced yet.  Is there any way to find out if it's on the "soon" list?  In other words, is there anyone at Skinny who can put me out of my misery?  I'm at a rural (15 mins from CBD) Whangarei address.

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  Reply # 1467731 11-Jan-2016 15:56
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I'd also like to know if it's possible to sign up with a non valid address.

Our new address is a new build and it shows up in the address checker but says it's not available - however the address literallly across the road from us is available according to the address checker.

So how accurate is the address checker Skinny?

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  Reply # 1468418 12-Jan-2016 13:28
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tchart: The address checker has been updated (11/01). My current address is now a valid candidate (it wasn't yesterday) but the address I'm moving too still isn't available 😢


Thanks for letting me know.

Awww yiss, the place I am moving to in 3 weeks is finally showing up as available!!

SO HAPPY :)

I've been on mobile broadband since 2006 and its been costing so much for so little, now I finally get some value.

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  Reply # 1468807 12-Jan-2016 22:59
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Oh, so not fair. I live in a block of flats & it seems that houses all around my block can get it, yet none of flats in my block can. So I wonder like others how accurate the address checker really is.

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  Reply # 1470170 13-Jan-2016 16:52
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SadAngelman: Oh, so not fair. I live in a block of flats & it seems that houses all around my block can get it, yet none of flats in my block can. So I wonder like others how accurate the address checker really is.


Our Skinny Broadband address checker is based on address info that we source from NZPost which we then cross check with our eligibility map, so it's pretty accurate. However sometimes NZPost has certain addresses noted as ineligible for various reasons (eg: no letter box/can't receive mail/new build/property title doesn't exist yet etc) so this might be what's happened in your case. If your neighbour's address is coming up eligible and yours isn't, then please give us a call and we can look into it for you. Call us on 0800 475 4669 (0800 4 SKINNY). Each month our address checker gets updated with any changes from NZPost and any updates to the Spark 4G network.

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  Reply # 1470371 13-Jan-2016 21:11
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Thinking about getting this broadband tomorrow. But I came across this forum here. Currently I'm with slingshot iTalk plus broadband. Thinking about moving to 2talk and skinny broadband. And I saw in this forum here that VoIP doesn't work on skinny broadband. Too bad. I need my VoIP line to work.

The other thing is online gaming on skinny broadband 4G, as I play street fighter online. Anybody tried online gaming on 4G Spark yet? The latency stability might not be as good as fixed line.

Too bad. I don't know what to do now. I just want cheap internet that works for me.

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  Reply # 1470423 13-Jan-2016 22:02
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What do you constitute as "cheap"? ie, what's your budget?

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  Reply # 1470459 13-Jan-2016 22:47
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harrylin: Thinking about getting this broadband tomorrow. But I came across this forum here. Currently I'm with slingshot iTalk plus broadband. Thinking about moving to 2talk and skinny broadband. And I saw in this forum here that VoIP doesn't work on skinny broadband. Too bad. I need my VoIP line to work.



The other thing is online gaming on skinny broadband 4G, as I play street fighter online. Anybody tried online gaming on 4G Spark yet? The latency stability might not be as good as fixed line.



Too bad. I don't know what to do now. I just want cheap internet that works for me.


coffeebaron has got 2talk working but in saying that I wouldn't bother using it for gaming imo



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  Reply # 1470463 13-Jan-2016 22:50
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haysking:
harrylin: Thinking about getting this broadband tomorrow. But I came across this forum here. Currently I'm with slingshot iTalk plus broadband. Thinking about moving to 2talk and skinny broadband. And I saw in this forum here that VoIP doesn't work on skinny broadband. Too bad. I need my VoIP line to work.



The other thing is online gaming on skinny broadband 4G, as I play street fighter online. Anybody tried online gaming on 4G Spark yet? The latency stability might not be as good as fixed line.



Too bad. I don't know what to do now. I just want cheap internet that works for me.


coffeebaron has got 2talk working but in saying that I wouldn't bother using it for gaming imo


Someone I know who works at Skinny said it works good for his Xbox

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  Reply # 1470477 13-Jan-2016 23:25
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Yabanize:
haysking:
harrylin: Thinking about getting this broadband tomorrow. But I came across this forum here. Currently I'm with slingshot iTalk plus broadband. Thinking about moving to 2talk and skinny broadband. And I saw in this forum here that VoIP doesn't work on skinny broadband. Too bad. I need my VoIP line to work.



The other thing is online gaming on skinny broadband 4G, as I play street fighter online. Anybody tried online gaming on 4G Spark yet? The latency stability might not be as good as fixed line.



Too bad. I don't know what to do now. I just want cheap internet that works for me.


coffeebaron has got 2talk working but in saying that I wouldn't bother using it for gaming imo


Someone I know who works at Skinny said it works good for his Xbox

My thinking was not about whether or not would work more about the data that you go though but you could always just repurchase the month pack but then you need to think about the costs compared to a unlimited plan

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  Reply # 1470510 14-Jan-2016 07:48
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I only get 3 bars signal at home on a small huawei mobile WiFi router. Don't know if this huawei b315 can receive signal better or not. My huawei mobile WiFi couldn't handle online gaming on 4G. Low latency yes, but no consistency. Anyone know if this skinny modem will be any better?

I only know about the basic VoIP sip configuration, anything more than that is beyond my knowledge. I have had a 2talk number for quite a while now. So how is 2talk set up on skinny? A normal set up or a special setup?

I only consume about 60 to 70 GB per month. So this skinny plan is the cheapest I can find, apart from 2degrees broadband VDSL which is 70 dollar, cheapest VDSL I can find.

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  Reply # 1471331 14-Jan-2016 20:55
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I am getting one of these tomorrow, to test around here (Johnsonville, Wellington) and parents-in-law (Whitby, Porirua). Let's see how it goes.






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