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Topic # 190795 12-Jan-2016 15:45
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Ok, I see Skinny has a good deal on their combo but but a question; when it comes to using the Spark network, it isn't hobbled in any way? anyone noticed any differences when compared to being a Spark customer?




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  Reply # 1468549 12-Jan-2016 15:48
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we did not noticed anything when switched over an yeah ago from spark to skinny.




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  Reply # 1468571 12-Jan-2016 15:56
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I'm on Skinny and my wife's (currently) on Spark and we notice no difference.

I wasn't aware of any differences in service (ie, 'hobbling') other than those due to the specific plan.

TBH, in the world of pre-paid, I can't see why anyone would remain on one of the equivalent Spark plans (unless it's for the purpose of having Spotify included), given Skinny is cheaper, has carry-over minutes and data, and includes Austraia in its texts and minutes.



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  Reply # 1468579 12-Jan-2016 16:20
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jonathan18: I'm on Skinny and my wife's (currently) on Spark and we notice no difference.

I wasn't aware of any differences in service (ie, 'hobbling') other than those due to the specific plan.

 

All good, I thought that they might divvy off a certain amount of capacity for Skinny and leave the bulk for for Spark customers aka 'premium experience'. Good to know that all customers get equal treatment.

TBH, in the world of pre-paid, I can't see why anyone would remain on one of the equivalent Spark plans (unless it's for the purpose of having Spotify included), given Skinny is cheaper, has carry-over minutes and data, and includes Austraia in its texts and minutes.


For me I've been on pay monthly but when I had a look at what Skinny had to offer, apart from 'interest free' deals that open plans give you I am better off just saving the $13 per month and going with skinny instead with the $46 plan being the most appealing of them all.




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  Reply # 1468584 12-Jan-2016 16:26
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Going by how damn fast 4G is on my phone (once I realised it was available in PN now, and how to enable it on my phone!), there certainly doesn't seem to be any speed restriction!

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  Reply # 1468616 12-Jan-2016 17:21
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theres no call waiting on skinny, so you might notice that.

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  Reply # 1468626 12-Jan-2016 18:03
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You're missing a few features like Call Waiting, call divert and call redirection on Skinny however for the price it is a damn good deal. I switched across from Spark around a year ago and have not looked back. My phone picks up the same service, gets the same speeds on Speedtests and voice quality is the same also.




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  Reply # 1468667 12-Jan-2016 20:09
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I seem to recall that Skinny had no global roaming available when they first started. Is that still the case?

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  Reply # 1468755 12-Jan-2016 21:38
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nope its all on their webpage as being avaliable

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  Reply # 1468766 12-Jan-2016 21:54
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alasta: I seem to recall that Skinny had no global roaming available when they first started. Is that still the case?

They have it although in many instances (depending on Country) it is not as attractive as Spark or Vodafone.




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  Reply # 1469046 13-Jan-2016 13:03
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kawaii: Ok, I see Skinny has a good deal on their combo but but a question; when it comes to using the Spark network, it isn't hobbled in any way? anyone noticed any differences when compared to being a Spark customer?


Only hobbling I'm aware of in mobile world is Vodafone lock customers on certain plans out of 4G network. For example if one was still on prepay freebees (sims are available or at least advertised online at many major chains) you would not be able to access 4G even in coverage area.



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  Reply # 1470206 13-Jan-2016 18:07
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Good to hear that everything is kosher and above board - I moved across to them last night and the coverage, speed etc are great.




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  Reply # 1470212 13-Jan-2016 18:19
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Skinny has worked fine for me, but I find I get better value from vodafone with the friday deals with at least 2 of them during the month being a decent amount of data, letting the included gig roll over for when I dont have those deals on.




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  Reply # 1470217 13-Jan-2016 18:27
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richms: Skinny has worked fine for me, but I find I get better value from vodafone with the friday deals with at least 2 of them during the month being a decent amount of data, letting the included gig roll over for when I dont have those deals on.


What are the typical kind of deals they give on a Friday, and are they offered on prepaid plans?

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  Reply # 1470226 13-Jan-2016 18:36
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jonathan18:

What are the typical kind of deals they give on a Friday, and are they offered on prepaid plans?


Thats what I am on for everything.

This weeks were 2000 offpeak megs for $4, which will take a way a decent chunk of my streaming usage.

There is also 300 international mins for 7 days for $2 and 200 nz mins for 7 days for $1, but I dont use that feature of my phone so are worthless to me.

Other sim has been offered

2000 off peak megs for $0.49, the 300 intl for $1 and the nz mins for $0.95, so I guess I am spotifying on the other phone this week ;)




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