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# 214209 2-May-2017 11:03
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Hey Everyone,

 

We’ve launched a set of brand new, exciting mobile 4 weekly (28 day) combos, starting from only $9.

 

$9 Mini Combo - 100MB Data, 50 NZ Minutes, Unlimited NZ Texts.

 

$16 Core Combo - 750MB Rollover Data, 150 Rollover Minutes to NZ & Aussie numbers, Unlimited Texts to NZ & Aus, free Skinny to Skinny calling.

 

$26 Loaded Combo - 1.5GB Rollover Data, 300 Rollover Minutes to NZ & Aussie numbers, Unlimited Texts to NZ & Aus, free Skinny to Skinny calling.

 

$46 Ultra Combo - 3.5GB Rollover Data, Unlimited Calling to NZ & Aussie phones, Unlimited Texts to NZ & Aus, free voicemail.

 

These Combos renew every four weeks, check them out here: https://www.skinny.co.nz/pricing/combos/

 

Things you should know:

 

     

  • All existing 30 day combos are being grandfathered. Customers who’re currently on these combos can keep on
  • renewing them, but once they fall off, they can only buy the new 28 day combos. New customers and Standard Rates customers can only buy the new combos.
  • The new 28 day combos come with 28 day add-ons. On a 28 day combo you can get 28 day add-ons. On a grandfathered
  • 30 day combo you can get 30 day add-ons
  • To get on one of these combos, you can use the dashboard, the IVR, USSD Menu and 2424 text service.
  • New plans are available in the app, however we encourage an app update to ensure everything runs smoothly.
  • The android app update will be released 2/5/17 afternoon, and iOS a day later.
  • When customers switch to the 28 day we recommend they change their auto-topup to 28 day as well.

NOTE: the weekly combos have not been changed.

 

Keen to hear everyone's feedback on these.





Here to help with all Skinny Mobile, Skinny Direct and Skinny Broadband related questions and issues.

 

 

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  # 1774115 2-May-2017 11:14
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This is a small 8% price increase, as instead of 12.2 periods a month there's now 13.0. Data and call allowances have gone up by around 50%, so on balance the value is good, if you can use those increases.

 

If the $9 combo was roughly proportional to the $16 combo I'd probably go for that, as I don't need the $16 plan. The $9 combo however is really poor value in comparison, and doesn't do rollover data / calls. I guess that's deliberate.


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  # 1774141 2-May-2017 11:32
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Cant say I'm keen monthly works better for me.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1774148 2-May-2017 11:40
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These are quite attractive compared to the $19 "Music" plan I currently use with Spark because minutes and data are rollover.  The Spotify on Spark is nice, but as this is not upgradeable to a family subscription, I've recently paid to subscribe to Google Play music anyway.  The 4 weeks vs 1 month things seems a slightly sneaky way to squeeze an extra payment per year

 

Strange that Spark don't do rollover when other providers do


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  # 1774161 2-May-2017 11:45
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Looks good. My $16 plan will increase from $195 to $209/year, but I could do with the extra 250 MB.


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  # 1774173 2-May-2017 12:00
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Looks like Skinny is following the example of the Ozzie carriers where a month is now 28 days.   It is a price increase  and I don't know why you don't do a real calender month like your parent company does..





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  # 1774175 2-May-2017 12:03
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old3eyes:

 

Looks like Skinny is following the example of the Ozzie carriers where a month is now 28 days.   It is a price increase  and I don't know why you don't do a real calender month like your parent company does..

 

 

They are calling it "4 weekly"


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  # 1774177 2-May-2017 12:05
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Yabanize:

 

old3eyes:

 

Looks like Skinny is following the example of the Ozzie carriers where a month is now 28 days.   It is a price increase  and I don't know why you don't do a real calender month like your parent company does..

 

 

They are calling it "4 weekly"

 

 

That's real sneaky.  The old one could have been considered "4 weekly " as well.





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  # 1774219 2-May-2017 12:37
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With a good chunk of their target market paid weekly/fortnightly it makes more sense to make payment cycles align with pay days doesn't it?

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  # 1774220 2-May-2017 12:38
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old3eyes:

 

Looks like Skinny is following the example of the Ozzie carriers where a month is now 28 days.   It is a price increase  and I don't know why you don't do a real calender month like your parent company does..

 

 

Because most people are paid weekly or biweekly so this fits in with that better.





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  # 1774221 2-May-2017 12:38
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scottjpalmer: With a good chunk of their target market paid weekly/fortnightly it makes more sense to make payment cycles align with pay days doesn't it?

 

What he said. Lol.





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  # 1774222 2-May-2017 12:39
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richms:

 

old3eyes:

 

Looks like Skinny is following the example of the Ozzie carriers where a month is now 28 days.   It is a price increase  and I don't know why you don't do a real calender month like your parent company does..

 

 

Because most people are paid weekly or biweekly so this fits in with that better.

 

 

Not for me it isn't..  Calender month is way better as I get paid on the same day every month..





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old3eyes:

 

Yabanize:

 

old3eyes:

 

Looks like Skinny is following the example of the Ozzie carriers where a month is now 28 days.   It is a price increase  and I don't know why you don't do a real calender month like your parent company does..

 

 

They are calling it "4 weekly"

 

 

That's real sneaky.  The old one could have been considered "4 weekly " as well.

 

 

The old was called '30 day'

 

where as 4 x 7 days in a week is 28


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  # 1774236 2-May-2017 12:55
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The comments about people getting paid weekly / fortnightly are somewhat interesting. I guess the key there would be people who live paycheck to paycheck, rather than any particular pay cycle.

 

I don't use Skinny because I can't afford another carrier, I use it because it's a good service and good value. Not spending money you don't have to is one way to avoid becoming poor.


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  # 1774237 2-May-2017 12:57
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timmmay: I don't use Skinny because I can't afford another carrier, I use it because it's a good service and good value. Not spending money you don't have to is one way to avoid becoming poor.

 

Indeed. It's fast, reliable and cheap. Usually when given those options you can only pick two!


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Spark have also bumped their $19 and $29 plans to 750 and 1.5gb respectively.

 

The reason Spark won't do rollover is because it costs more to do, and they offer extra services like Spotify and Wi-Fi in it's place.

 

I am however disappointed that since Spark/Telecom launched the $19 combo back in 2012, the best they can do 5 years later is an extra 250mb. 1GB should have been the minimum by now.


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