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Topic # 216624 5-Jul-2017 13:47
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Ok, just paying my Spark bill for last month and $125 is just too much given we never use the landline and our mobiles are maxed out with rollover minutes.

 

A quick search suggest Bigpipe and Voyager are the ones to go with, but Skinny is VDSL is $20 a month cheaper.

 

Who's using Skinny and are there any gotchas I haven't thought about ?


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  Reply # 1813218 5-Jul-2017 14:04
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Huh? Voyager are $79 / month, Bigpipe are $89 / month.

 

Skinny are $73/month if you sign up for a 24 month contract. That's not $20/month cheaper.




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  Reply # 1813224 5-Jul-2017 14:12
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Maybe I've misread something but Voyager is another $10 for VDSL, so they are both $89 versus Skinny at $68 with no contract.

 

[e] I get it now with Voyager. Base is $69 and its +$10 for both ADSL and VDSL at my place, so yes $79 a month.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1813259 5-Jul-2017 14:58
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Remember to factor in that both Voyager and Bigpipe are also open term contract, whereas Skinny is 24 months to get that pricing.

 

Do you need a public IPv4 - another thing to consider...


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  Reply # 1813269 5-Jul-2017 15:30
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RunningMan:

 

Remember to factor in that both Voyager and Bigpipe are also open term contract, whereas Skinny is 24 months to get that pricing.

 

Do you need a public IPv4 - another thing to consider...

 

 

 

 

I'm doing a similar comparison.

 

I'm on 2 degrees VDSL which is costing me $110 a month unlimited with VOIP phone. I can get the same thing with Voyager for $89/mo but have to buy their modem if I want to keep VOIP or $79 with a $49 setup fee without VOIP and use our cell phones. Given how rarely we call anyone I'm leaning that way.

 

 

 

Voyager: $79/mo no contract VDSL unlimited, $49 setup fee, bring your own modem (or buy or rent theirs if you want).

 

Skinny: $68/mo no contract VDSL modem $99 + $49 connection fee.

 

Bigpipe: $89/mo no contract VDSL bring your own modem + $49 connection fee.

 

2 Degrees $99/mo VDSL, I'm already with them but Voyager is $20 a month cheaper, that's $240/ year more. (not subtracting the $49 setup)

 

 

 

Of these only Voyager allows the option for VOIP later if we want to go back to it. Skinny doesn't have static IPs (I don't need one)

 

I'm leaning heavily toward Voyage, I'm just trying to decide if I want to buy outright one of their modems. My Fritzbox 7390, which I like a lot, is getting a bit old and from experience when they fail, they fail quickly. Or I could wait until my current Fritz dies (it is compatible with Voyager) and then get one of theirs or another Fritzbox.

 

I usually stick with an ISP I like and I like 2 Degrees (was with SNAP before they bought them) but the price difference is  not insignificant.

 

 




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  Reply # 1813322 5-Jul-2017 16:14
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RunningMan:

 

Remember to factor in that both Voyager and Bigpipe are also open term contract, whereas Skinny is 24 months to get that pricing.

 

 

That is Skinny's open term pricing.


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  Reply # 1813387 5-Jul-2017 18:40
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Skinny is the same thing as Bigpipe, just with a different label on it. The three main differences are that on Skinny you get phone support, CGNAT, and you have to buy the modem.


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  Reply # 1813417 5-Jul-2017 19:15
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martyyn:

 

That is Skinny's open term pricing.

 

 

Quite right!




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  Reply # 1813726 6-Jul-2017 11:58
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To end this discussion, I asked Spark what they could do and they've given me $89.99 a month with 3 months free. Comes in $330 less than their standard naked rates and cheaper than both Bigpipe and Skinny.

 

Don't ask, don't get !


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  Reply # 1814025 6-Jul-2017 17:30
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I asked 2 Degrees what we could do to bring my bill down and got nothing except asked if I wanted to cancel VOIP. Guess I'm on my own to find a way.
Edit: friend of mine I ran into today is moving to Voyager so we're going to see if there is some kind of referral that might benefit one of us.

Maybe I should check Spark... kind of forgot about them.

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