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  Reply # 1615736 22-Aug-2016 12:56
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Nice

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  Reply # 1615780 22-Aug-2016 13:43
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ripdog:

 

 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...?

 

 

As others have said, we need to carefully manage capacity on the network to ensure a good service for all users.  When you register for Skinny Broadband you enter your address and we validate that this is in an area with sufficient 4G capacity.  Knowing the number of customers in each area allows us to manage the future capacity of the network.


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  Reply # 1615783 22-Aug-2016 13:48
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Ah, so it's more on the "rejecting customers" side. Thanks, TIL.

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  Reply # 1615784 22-Aug-2016 13:49
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I don't think @PhantomNVD is ever going to pay to get connected to the Chorus network now.




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  Reply # 1615822 22-Aug-2016 14:43
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Fantastic to see a even more competitive offer, will be interesting to see Sparks reply as they are now $30+ more for 80GB.


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  Reply # 1615845 22-Aug-2016 15:11
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Great offer, Skinny, especially for the rurals. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1615860 22-Aug-2016 15:31
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SATTV:

 

@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

 

 

Unfortunately a static IP Address isn't possible at the moment, although that may change in future.

 

 

 

If it is an option for you then using SIP over TCP should resolve any CGNAT issues. 

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loceff13:

 

Fantastic to see a even more competitive offer, will be interesting to see Sparks reply as they are now $30+ more for 80GB.

 

 

Skinny is owned by Spark. I would think Skinny primarily exists for the purpose of price discrimination.  So I don't see them trying to compete with Skinny. They'll be quite happy to sell the same product for to one demographic for more, and the same product to a different demographic for less.

I agree this an amazing offer. Nice one Skinny.


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  Reply # 1615874 22-Aug-2016 15:44
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loceff13:

 

Fantastic to see a even more competitive offer, will be interesting to see Sparks reply as they are now $30+ more for 80GB.

 

 

Technically this is Sparks offer seeing Skinny is a sister company.





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  Reply # 1615974 22-Aug-2016 18:49
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I don't see why Skinny crashed the market. It's going to make things a lot harder for Spark to launch their mass market offering.

 

IMHO the price is too cheap.

 

 


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  Reply # 1615976 22-Aug-2016 18:54
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sbiddle:

I don't see why Skinny crashed the market. It's going to make things a lot harder for Spark to launch their mass market offering.


IMHO the price is too cheap.


 


Of course you'd say that, you have great Internet.





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  Reply # 1615990 22-Aug-2016 19:29
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sbiddle:

I don't see why Skinny crashed the market. It's going to make things a lot harder for Spark to launch their mass market offering.


IMHO the price is too cheap.


 




Flip launched 100GB ADSL last week for $55. This seems like a competitive response.
(Spark can't respond at that price using adsl since they would just make a loss)


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  Reply # 1616006 22-Aug-2016 19:59
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This just makes me more sad that I can't get this service in my location. frown


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  Reply # 1616024 22-Aug-2016 20:31
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Firebreaker:
sbiddle:

 

I don't see why Skinny crashed the market. It's going to make things a lot harder for Spark to launch their mass market offering.

 

 

 

IMHO the price is too cheap.

 

 

 

 

 


Of course you'd say that, you have great Internet.

 

That has nothing to do with it.

 

I'm saying that because it's basically undercut copper which leaves no room for movement. It also means Spark are going to face an uphill battle when they try and position

 

I know all about Spark's strategy with this offering and their reasons for targeting low end customers with fixed wireless because they get to keep 100% of the revenue rather than having to pay Chorus. I also understand the economics of what they're trying to do and the real world reality that if they price something too low there is no going back. If suddenly capacity becomes an issue you can't just decide to go and put prices up to solve the issue.

 

My real pick is that it's to pre-empt at least 2 other players looking to enter the fixed LTE market with 2600MHz spectrum. The market dynamics have fundamentally changed when the product is already being given away.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1616028 22-Aug-2016 20:39
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sbiddle:

 

I don't see why Skinny crashed the market. It's going to make things a lot harder for Spark to launch their mass market offering.

 

IMHO the price is too cheap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spark always had the best value high end offering(80GB/$85 +cheaper overage $20 for 15GB vs $20 for 10GB at Skinny) and this new offer is just under half the cost of 95GB($105) at Spark. It's nuts. 


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