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Topic # 198333 5-Jul-2016 08:18
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Just wondering if and when Skinny is planning on matching the new 1GB limit 2 Degrees now offers with its $19 pre-paid plan? https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile/prepay/

 

I find the 500MB a bit too low now, and miss the additional data Skinny was handing out at the beginning of the year!

 

@LivingSkinny or any other Skinny rep - are you able to advise on this?

 

Thanks.


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  Reply # 1586078 5-Jul-2016 08:32
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Have to admit, I am tempted to port SWMBO's phone to 2Degrees for this deal - she is using most of her data every month, and if we go away (ie outside of WiFi), she powers through it (don't ask me how - Facebook videos I suspect). Makes the $3 saving per month for being on Skinny not worth it if I have to top up her phone with more data.




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  Reply # 1586104 5-Jul-2016 09:01
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trig42:

 

Have to admit, I am tempted to port SWMBO's phone to 2Degrees for this deal - she is using most of her data every month, and if we go away (ie outside of WiFi), she powers through it (don't ask me how - Facebook videos I suspect). Makes the $3 saving per month for being on Skinny not worth it if I have to top up her phone with more data.

 

 

Yeah, I'd be tempted to move back to 2Degrees, but for the poor 2Degrees reception at work and in other places I want/need data. But I'd also happily pay a little more to Skinny for an on-going increase in data, rather than fork out the significant sums for additional one-off data that can't even be carried over.


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  Reply # 1586158 5-Jul-2016 09:40
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It's not permanent, it ends on 4/09/2016, and you have to keep your combo active otherwise you lose it..

I do hope others follow though, and someone has to make the step to make it permanent eventually


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  Reply # 1586210 5-Jul-2016 11:13
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hopefully they will follow on , and also add using carryover minutes to call voicemail!


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  Reply # 1586306 5-Jul-2016 11:52
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jonathan18:

 

Just wondering if and when Skinny is planning on matching the new 1GB limit 2 Degrees now offers with its $19 pre-paid plan? https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile/prepay/

 

I find the 500MB a bit too low now, and miss the additional data Skinny was handing out at the beginning of the year!

 

@LivingSkinny or any other Skinny rep - are you able to advise on this?

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

One thing though, the telcos never answer questions like this, although would be nice if they did :)

 

However it is just a question of when not if.   

 

I've noticed the plan upgrades in both mobile and fixed line services have dropped considerably in frequency. 

 

The next big revolution in mobile would be unlimited data. Couldn't really see that happening for many years though. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1589432 11-Jul-2016 09:59
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Nice one skinny. 

 

My son will be very happy. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1589435 11-Jul-2016 10:01
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Great news. Thanks for the relatively quick matching of this offer, @LivingSkinny - though bad timing for me this month as my plan only renewed 2-3 days ago!


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  Reply # 1589515 11-Jul-2016 10:37
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Awesome, and mine renews tomorrow, thanks Skinny.


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  Reply # 1589523 11-Jul-2016 10:51
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but does that mean the 1GB drops down to 500MB after 4th September or does it mean if you get this combo after the 4th it will only be 500MB?  I believe that is what 2degrees is doing.  




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  Reply # 1589525 11-Jul-2016 10:54
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The devil's in the detail!

 

Skinny reports it's only a temporary increase until 4 September - that's very disappointing, given 2 Degrees have stated "Customers who get the 1GB during the promotion will continue getting 1GB after 4th September if they keep the Combo active. :)".

 

@LivingSkinny or @SkinnyDeviceM - are there any plans for Skinny to provide a similar on-going benefit to its customers?


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  Reply # 1589555 11-Jul-2016 11:32
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It's a bit rubbish compared to 2degrees - 1GB for a few months vs 1GB for as long as you renew your $19 combo.

 

(edit -- er, which others have said too.  Marketing vs actual value?)


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  Reply # 1589569 11-Jul-2016 12:23
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Great! I hope they do end up letting people who got it keep it as long as their combo renews.

Shame mine renewed a couple of days ago haha


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  Reply # 1592654 14-Jul-2016 16:15
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More than a bit rubbish I think. Looking at my desk calendar tells me that on a 30 day combo renewal, it can only happen twice between 10 July and 4 September (the promotion period). And if your renewal date was 7, 8 or 9 July, it will only happen once.


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  Reply # 1592657 14-Jul-2016 16:19
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If it is so bad then move to 2degrees!!

 

 


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