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Topic # 238285 10-Jul-2018 13:45
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Based on another thread, I took a look at Skinnys Roaming offer via an add on, $10 for 3 days access with minutes, text messages and more importantly data.

 

I am passing through Dubai on my way to, and then from, Europe and need to access the internet to play Pokemon Go while at the airport.
I am slightly concerned that WiFi may not be reliable enough for my requirements and want to have a backup plan, and the Skinny Roaming Add-on looks perfect.

 

As far as I can tell, I need to grab a Skinny SIM, assign myself a data plan ($9 will do) and then purchase a roaming add-on either at the Airport in Dubai or in NZ when I leave (loosing 17 hours of the 72 hours). On the way back, purchase another roaming add-on via the Skinny App ..

 

Am I missing anything


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  Reply # 2052821 10-Jul-2018 17:08
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In theory that should work, but roaming data speeds can be worse than local Wifi at times.

 

 

 

Is there a reason you wouldn't also use the Skinny SIM to roam whilst in Europe?





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  Reply # 2054872 12-Jul-2018 10:58
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You don't need a plan. You can buy a roaming add-on even when you're on standard rates.





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  Reply # 2054897 12-Jul-2018 11:23
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@livingskinny might like to chime in on this thread

 

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  Reply # 2054898 12-Jul-2018 11:24
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openmedia:

 

In theory that should work, but roaming data speeds can be worse than local Wifi at times.

 

 

@openmedia cause the data is routing from the home network so adds latency

 

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  Reply # 2055287 12-Jul-2018 19:16
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Linux:

 

@livingskinny might like to chime in on this thread

 

John

 

 

Living Skinny has left the building.  Handed over now to @skinnysupport.

 

 


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  Reply # 2055309 12-Jul-2018 20:08
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Ok a question for @skinnysupport

 

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