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  Reply # 1958637 15-Feb-2018 14:58
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I believe the Skinny address checker takes congestion of the network into account, and I guess that less network capacity is allocated for use by Skinny customers than by Spark customers. For example I checked my bach in Otematata for Skinny 4G service over the holidays and it showed as not available, however it is available now. Spark 4G was available to order on both these occasions.

 

The population of Otematata can swell to 5000 people over December/January, but there are less than 100 permanent residents. If I order Skinny wireless now when demand is low (which I plan to) then I can be sure of having access to the service next summer when I want it.





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  Reply # 1958730 15-Feb-2018 18:31
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But if you’re only there in the Summer, surely the Spark plan for 1-2months is cheaper than the Skinny plan all year?

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  Reply # 1971524 9-Mar-2018 09:02
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So just an update - moved house and wireless modem still working. In fact stronger connection and better download speeds than my old address. This despite my new address not being supported 🤔
Now let's see how long it takes Skinny to catch on...

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  Reply # 1971759 9-Mar-2018 12:24
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Having told them in this Skinny thread 🤦🏼‍♂️

Hope it works, but.... probably better if you don’t post this type of thing where they are watching too?

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  Reply # 1971836 9-Mar-2018 13:34
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PhantomNVD: Having told them in this Skinny thread 🤦🏼‍♂️

Hope it works, but.... probably better if you don’t post this type of thing where they are watching too?

 

I've signed up for Orcon fibre. This is just to call Skinny out for their shonky "Unfortunately, coverage is not at your place at the moment" business practice.


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  Reply # 1971898 9-Mar-2018 14:39
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Interesting to see how long it takes them to rein in your modems elicit wandering.

 

'Shonky' is a little harsh - availability to simply to balance the network loads. They don't offer it everywhere because they only have spare capacity in some locations.


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  Reply # 1981795 23-Mar-2018 07:27
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Thank You Skinny for the $49/120GB plan.  For those of us stuck with no land connection I envy others with the Unlimited plans.  Wonder is Skinny will ever offer us a 400GB plan so I don't have to constantly monitor my usage.  It would be nice to see a larger data offering.


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  Reply # 1982022 23-Mar-2018 12:16
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AFAIK it just stops working when you run out, and you can then just ‘restart’ your next 30 day pack... so you actually can happily do 400Gb/month already?

Only problem is it might interrupt a large/overnight update or ‘run out’ mid movie... but still only 3 times a month if your aim is 400gb?

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  Reply # 1982905 25-Mar-2018 16:55
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TY and yes I realize that, however I was hoping for sub-$100 option as opposed to the landline unlimited alternative for those fortunate enough to have a fixed connection.


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  Reply # 1983025 25-Mar-2018 20:35
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Yeah but fixed cellular is still a little more constrained than fixed line... I’m personally ecstatic to get 120Gb for half the price VF cost for 100Gb on my ADSL only 5-7 years ago... AND at a faster up/down speed too 👍

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  Reply # 1983033 25-Mar-2018 20:53
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unfortunately, it simply isn't feasible.

 

 

 

When you look at a single tower may have a maximum capable throughput of 1gbit, but that shared between the 100 users on the tower... leaves 10mbit on average for all the userbase.

 

When you get a few users all pushing 50mbit constantly, it nolonger becomes feasible at all.

 

 

 

With 5G, the airwaves bandwidth is used more effectively, however even then unlimited can be risky.

 

 

 

 

 

i forsee larger plans possible as networks grow.





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  Reply # 1984824 28-Mar-2018 11:22
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Thanks guys for the info..

 

 


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  Reply # 1998595 18-Apr-2018 14:16
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skinny offering there 240gb for $59, as usual, its not for rural people since you just not worth the money basically 





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  Reply # 1998604 18-Apr-2018 14:31
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cokeman2:

 

skinny offering there 240gb for $59, as usual, its not for rural people since you just not worth the money basically 

 

 

The skinny branding isn't as clear as the Spark branding for this 240GB UWBB product.

 

part of this is Skinny do not sell Rural products at all.

 

 

 

As discussed in the other Thread, there are many factors that come into this.

 

 





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  Reply # 1998635 18-Apr-2018 14:49
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So my mate in town orders in town ,I bring the modem to rural address it will not work or kind of work?




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