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#185667 1-Dec-2015 10:47
Send private message Basically it's 60gb for $55 a month using their modem

Really interesting thing is it's using 4g instead of DSL/Fibre

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  #1439628 3-Dec-2015 00:19
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coffeebaron: Can you run VoIP? CG-NAT or public IP?

Sorry you can't do 'Voice over IP' with Skinny Broadband. But of course you can use apps like Skype or Viber to make and receive calls if you want to.

It is behind CG-NAT.

and if you want to make cheap calls then you could always join Skinny Mobile...

I did mean primarily VoIP through another provider, but with CG-NAT, then I guess the answer is no.

I believe an IAX trunk works behind a general NAT connection- probably CG-NAT too
And you can get no-name brand ATA's that do IAX in addition to SIP

Ray Taylor
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  #1501743 29-Feb-2016 19:20
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Check Skinny's coverage map




Skinny's address checker will only give a "Success" result for a property with postal delivery - check the status of your property with NZPost's tool.


If your property doesn't have postal delivery, try to find a nearby address that does, then check that in Skinny's tool.




I had to resort to buying a Skinny sim to prove that I had 4G coverage (the map says zero coverage) and then getting help from LivingSkinny



My address shows the best signal possible on Skinny's own map.  But I have phoned them and they tell me regardless of the map, they will not help me.  My address is also showing the best signal on the Spark map.  Skinny are telling me, despite a "best" rating on all the maps that I am not in their coverage area.


I have tried various addresses that show good coverage on the map in various rural addresses in Whangarei - none are serviced.  Therefore, the only conclusion I can come to is that Skinny are not interested in rural customers.  I am less than 15 minutes from the CBD for goodness sake.  I feel pretty marginalised as a rural customer.  We truly are second class digital citizens.


I have to say, I feel pretty pissed off by their attitude.



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