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.

ajw



1414 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 127


Topic # 201512 22-Aug-2016 09:24
2 people support this post
Send private message

Skinny fixed mobile broadband 100GIG plan now $52 per month.

 

 

 

https://www.skinny.co.nz/broadband/


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
536 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 154


Reply # 1615490 22-Aug-2016 09:28
2 people support this post
Send private message

WOW! 40 GB more for $3 less than the old $55/60 GB plan!

 

 

 

Being just out of UFB and VDSL coverage starts to hurt a little less now....

 

 

 

NICE ONE SKINNY!  smilelaughingsmilelaughing


Banana?
4429 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1054

Subscriber

  Reply # 1615507 22-Aug-2016 09:46
Send private message

Actually a really good deal - even if you are in a DSL/UFB area. $52 being your only monthly cost for broadband. I don't actually know what my monthly usage is, but I could probably get by on 100GB if I was a bit more aware (at the moment I don't care - left FanPass running all day on the Friday $5 deal for example).

 

 

 

Nice one (again) Skinny!


512 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 129

Trusted
Skinny

  Reply # 1615535 22-Aug-2016 10:32
2 people support this post
Send private message

Just a heads up that we've made some changes to our Broadband plan today. We've dropped to one plan for 100GB, and also have shaved off $13. So our latest offering is

 

100GB for only $52 (was $65).

 

And nope, this is not a promo price. It'll be kicking around for a while.

 

Why the change? We are renowned for having super low prices, and when changes were made in the market recently, we felt we needed to make adjustments our end too. Over the last 7 months since launch we've been tweaking our strategy, and have landed on a single plan for now - and 100GB seems to be the amount of data our lower-data users want.


257 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 1615563 22-Aug-2016 10:36
Send private message

LivingSkinny:

 

Just a heads up that we've made some changes to our Broadband plan today. We've dropped to one plan for 100GB, and also have shaved off $13. So our latest offering is

 

100GB for only $52 (was $65).

 

And nope, this is not a promo price. It'll be kicking around for a while.

 

Why the change? We are renowned for having super low prices, and when changes were made in the market recently, we felt we needed to make adjustments our end too. Over the last 7 months since launch we've been tweaking our strategy, and have landed on a single plan for now - and 100GB seems to be the amount of data our lower-data users want.

 

 

Will there be a higher data plan option later? I would love a 500GB option so maybe 100GB base, 200GB the middle option then 500GB highest end offering?

 

 

 

But still, I'm very impressed.

 

Skinny, the gift that keeps on giving!






1040 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 243


  Reply # 1615590 22-Aug-2016 11:00
One person supports this post
Send private message

This is a great deal, thanks Skinny!    While fiber would be faster what Skinny is providing is plenty fast enough for me.     Skinny is giving me speeds about six or seven times faster than what I was getting over bad copper wire ADSL.    And if I think of what dial-up meant in a rural area infested with electric fence noise, Skinny is insanely fast in comparison.     In that area most people had to enter some settings that would slow their dial-up modem to connect at 9.6, 14.4, or 28.8 instead of 56k.   Left to connect at 56k the modem could not cope with all the electric fence noise.    With Skinny  I can download in three seconds what would have taken an hour or even more using that bad dial-up connection.


257 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 1615597 22-Aug-2016 11:06
Send private message

amiga500:

 

This is a great deal, thanks Skinny!    While fiber would be faster what Skinny is providing is plenty fast enough for me.     Skinny is giving me speeds about six or seven times faster than what I was getting over bad copper wire ADSL.    And if I think of what dial-up meant in a rural area infested with electric fence noise, Skinny is insanely fast in comparison.     In that area most people had to enter some settings that would slow their dial-up modem to connect at 9.6, 14.4, or 28.8 instead of 56k.   Left to connect at 56k the modem could not cope with all the electric fence noise.    With Skinny  I can download in three seconds what would have taken an hour or even more using that bad dial-up connection.

 

 

Definitely. Same here. I'm also rural and the difference in speed is incredible. 






399 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Subscriber

  Reply # 1615629 22-Aug-2016 11:35
One person supports this post
Send private message

So why can't I get 100GB on my phone for $52?


257 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 1615632 22-Aug-2016 11:39
Send private message

ripdog:

 

So why can't I get 100GB on my phone for $52?

 

 

Tongue in cheek or serious?






3365 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 650

Trusted

  Reply # 1615635 22-Aug-2016 11:41
Send private message

"This video is private" on that page.... wtf


399 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Subscriber

  Reply # 1615640 22-Aug-2016 11:47
One person supports this post
Send private message

Firebreaker:

 

ripdog:

 

So why can't I get 100GB on my phone for $52?

 

 

Tongue in cheek or serious?

 

 

 

 

Serious. 4g is 4g, is it not?


713 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 196


  Reply # 1615673 22-Aug-2016 11:53
Send private message

@livingskinny

 

Looking at your website you are using CGNAT

 

I use VoIP at home, is there any chance we can change the APN to get an IP address or pay a little more for an IP address.

 

This is very attractive as we are still years away from UFB in our area and we have realy slow DSL as we are so far ffrom the exchange.

 

Cheers

 

John





I know enough to be dangerous


876 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 773

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 1615674 22-Aug-2016 11:54
5 people support this post
Send private message

ripdog:

 

So why can't I get 100GB on my phone for $52?

 

 

I believe it's because fixed mobile is a different product proposition. With fixed mobile, the provider is able to estimate reasonably accurately how much bandwidth they will require to provide service to you and other fixed users on the cell tower you're connecting to. The only variable they then have to deal with is the actual mobile phone customers, whose data usage is arguably not as intensive.

 

If the fixed mobile service were to go fully mobile, it is impossible for providers to know which cell tower you (and other customers) will be connecting on and therefore how much bandwidth to allow at any given time. They'd be forever having to shuffle huge amounts of bandwidth across different towers.

 

By restricting you to a set geographical location, they can better manage bandwidth requirements, and thus provide a better overall service to all usage types.

 

By the way, I don't work in the mobile space, so the above is just what I have heard. Somebody more closely aligned to the mobile space may be able to confirm what I have said (or shoot it down in flames)....





The views expressed by me are not necessarily those of my employer Spark NZ Ltd


522 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 25


  Reply # 1615676 22-Aug-2016 11:55
Send private message

ripdog:

 

Firebreaker:

 

ripdog:

 

So why can't I get 100GB on my phone for $52?

 

 

Tongue in cheek or serious?

 

 

 

 

Serious. 4g is 4g, is it not?

 

 

When it's considered fixed line broadband, you're essentially only connecting to 1 cell site (or a known number of cell sites by your house).  Where on your phone, you're free to go wherever and use whatever cell site you're connected to at the time.  So, planning network infrastructure/data/routing all becomes a bit more easy.  Yes 4g is 4g, but being 'locked' to 1 area vs having data everywhere... 


758 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 224


  Reply # 1615677 22-Aug-2016 11:57
Send private message

All about capacity planning.  You (and all others on a 4g mobile plan) could potentially turn up at ANY cell-tower.  With 'fixed' mobile broadband, you have a known tower that you will connect to, allowing for careful provisioning of the available bandwidth

 

 

 

edit - tanivula and wb beat me to it :)


399 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Subscriber

  Reply # 1615687 22-Aug-2016 12:03
Send private message

 A reasonable argument, but does that mean Spark is selectively upgrading towers or Skinny rejecting customers based on nearest tower? "Managing bandwidth" sounds nice but at the end of the day, surely your only tools are slowing some people down or increasing capacity...?


 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
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:



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.