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Topic # 240508 11-Sep-2018 15:03
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Currently over in Taiwan for work and activated my Skinny Roaming whilst en-route in Hong Kong.

 

I must admit I really like the fact that the roaming works across multiple countries which is great when you're transiting via Airports en-route etc.

 

In Hong Kong I had no issues connecting to a network and confirmed that the data roaming was working.

 

 

 

In Taiwan it took ages to get a stable connection as most of the local networks rejected a connection attempt, in the end I connected to "T Star"

 

 

 

Data roaming took a lot longer to work and I had to re-connect to the network multiple times before it kicked in. I also tried re-booting the phone and selecting one of the other 6 networks here in Taiwan.

 

 

 

Had anyone else tried Roaming in Taiwan recently and had a better experience? Personally when travelling I Iike to have active mobile data when I leave the airport rather than over an hour later.





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  Reply # 2087576 11-Sep-2018 15:06
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Has Skinny got a prefured roaming partner in Taiwan? Check out the Skinny website for this

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  Reply # 2087629 11-Sep-2018 15:44
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Linux: Has Skinny got a prefured roaming partner in Taiwan? Check out the Skinny website for this

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They don't provide any guidance on preferred partner for any of their roaming countries.




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  Reply # 2087655 11-Sep-2018 16:21
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Try selecting another network and if access denied then try selecting the same network about 5 times

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  Reply # 2087692 11-Sep-2018 17:23
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If you travel frequently and require roaming Skinny is the wrong supplier for you.





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  Reply # 2087694 11-Sep-2018 17:26
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i'd log through a fault if you are having issues with roaming.

 

 

 

csrs will step you through the normal tricks to get it going, but if there is an actual issue raising the case is the main thing.

 

the folks who look after roaming watch these pretty closely.





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  Reply # 2087708 11-Sep-2018 18:14
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Dulouz:

If you travel frequently and require roaming Skinny is the wrong supplier for you.



Because??

I've had no issues over the years roaming in OZ with Skinny or the UK.

Also their new Roaming Add Ons are perfect for the way I travel.

Which carrier would you suggest for pre-paid roaming?




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  Reply # 2089417 12-Sep-2018 16:43
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Taiwan Star is currently the only carrier for Skinny customers in Taiwan. You won't be able to connect to the others.

 

 

 

If you are having trouble connecting give their helpdesk a call.


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  Reply # 2092691 18-Sep-2018 17:31
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I been to Taiwan before, we just picked up a local SIM from Chungwha there which is the largest telco.  

 

Skinny website doesn't list which network it roams with overseas.  Taiwan Star according to a google search is Taiwan's smallest network.  

 

 

 

Spark website list the roaming networks as Chungwha and Taiwan Star.  


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  Reply # 2092711 18-Sep-2018 17:52
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0 point of getting a local SIM if you are expecting a call on your home mobile number

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  Reply # 2092717 18-Sep-2018 18:11
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Or consider one of the other NZ sim providers who have better roaming.  Port the number across so you keep the same phone number.


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Vodafone is the best choice by far for roaming

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  Reply # 2092722 18-Sep-2018 18:20
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Linux: Vodafone is the best choice by far for roaming

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I find Vodafones $5 a day roaming to be absolutely fantastic while traveling 


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  Reply # 2092763 18-Sep-2018 19:25
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Skinny roaming looks cheaper to me. $20 per week for 200/200/1GB vs $35 per week to use something you already paid for.




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  Reply # 2092798 18-Sep-2018 19:30
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Unless one needs more data. That 5GB data carried over.

Away from business, personal travel for the majority. Maybe less people interested since these days many hotels have WiFi. Longer stay on vacation people prob consider local sims.

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  Reply # 2092799 18-Sep-2018 19:30
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andrewNZ: Skinny roaming looks cheaper to me. $20 per week for 200/200/1GB vs $35 per week to use something you already paid for.


$5 roaming still offers more more flexibility by far and can be used in far more countries and far better 4G roaming

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