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Topic # 201702 30-Aug-2016 14:07
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I have a skinny 4g mobile, and would like to get the 4g wifi deal $52 / 100g from skinny,but Im stymied because they apparently only provide it to urban customers.I can get it from Spark for $105 with free extras on a 12 month contract.Skinny use Spark 4g network, with coverage good at my location,so I am puzzled at their reluctance to provide wifi broadband to a person who is a mobile customer.

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  Reply # 1619691 30-Aug-2016 14:34
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The product is a fixed wireless solution tied to their modem and only in certain locations to ensure adequate network capacity.

 

 




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  Reply # 1619699 30-Aug-2016 14:59
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There may be limited capacity and areas with poor reception ,but the charts on the skinny and spark indicate it is good in my location, and most retailers and service providers , have a first come first served policy.They don't have the same policy with mobile 4g

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1619701 30-Aug-2016 15:03
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oldbazfeetup: They don't have the same policy with mobile 4g

 

Hence the price difference between mobile and fixed 4G.


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  Reply # 1619704 30-Aug-2016 15:10
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oldbazfeetup: There may be limited capacity and areas with poor reception ,but the charts on the skinny and spark indicate it is good in my location, and most retailers and service providers , have a first come first served policy.They don't have the same policy with mobile 4g

 

The product has limited availability in areas that have sufficient capacity. FWA and mobile offerings are very different.

 

 


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  Reply # 1619712 30-Aug-2016 15:30
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Yup, basically found a way to monitise 'spare' capacity in underused towers. Mine is a (forced) connected to a tower 24kms away rather than the one 3 kms away that a skinny/spark phone might use...

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