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surfisup1000

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#238065 2-Jul-2018 01:11
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My $46 10gb rollover plan has just increased to 12gb. 

 

And, there seems to be a new plan, $36 for 4.5gb rollover data. Didn't really see it advertised before, maybe it has been there a while?

 

The $16 plan has had the data increased a bit too , i think. 

 

 

 

I wonder if mobile will ever go truly unlimited. For how long will voice even be sold??? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2047118 2-Jul-2018 02:24
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Good to see data allowances increasing again.

 

 

 

It's unlikely that mobile will ever go fully unlimited, as wireless is a shared medium - unlike home broadband where everyone has their own cable (well, shared with up to 24 people), mobile has only one 'cable' - the air. As such, there is a physical limit to the amount of data a single tower can transfer during any time period, and a surprisingly small number of mobiles can saturate that, when downloading at full speed. This leads to a degradation in service quality for anyone else who wishes to use that tower.

 

 

 

Mobile providers use data caps not only to make extra money from heavy data users, but also to regulate how much data an average user is going to feel comfortable using. A bit like how water-strapped councils institute water charges to make people think twice about watering the garden twice a day. Water supplies are shared mediums too, in a different way.


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  #2047125 2-Jul-2018 07:01
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Sure this is Skinny Direct and great value

 

https://www.skinnydirect.co.nz/plans/

 

John


 
 
 
 


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  #2047138 2-Jul-2018 07:32
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@linux Skinny is currently cheaper than Skinny Direct...

I wonder if Spark will do something about their plans soon? They're so behind at the moment.




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  #2047142 2-Jul-2018 07:37
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michaelmurfy: @linux Skinny is currently cheaper than Skinny Direct...

I wonder if Spark will do something about their plans soon? They're so behind at the moment.

 

@michaelmurfy I did not see the other 3 plans offered first time I looked I only saw the $9 $16 $26 (typical male look)

 

They are 28 day plans which I don't like just out of principle @skinny

 

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  #2047189 2-Jul-2018 08:23
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Linux:

 

Sure this is Skinny Direct and great value

 

https://www.skinnydirect.co.nz/plans/

 

John

 

 

The skinny plan might be slightly better...can't be bothered working it out, someone can :)  This hits a sweet spot for me though. The $46 plan sees me at 52gb data just now so I am oversubscribed.

 

 

 


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  #2047222 2-Jul-2018 09:33
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These new plans were introduced yesterday 1st July. The names of the 'combos' have been dropped and called 'plans' with $ values.

The new plans are $36 and $66. The other combo/plans are same as were since about the new year.

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  #2047224 2-Jul-2018 09:34
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The $46 plan sees me at 52gb data just now so I am oversubscribed.

 

 

 

 

A comment from a related post on ChoiceCheapies website might be of interest to you "with skinny u just use 1 month on a high gig plan, then go to a small plan and that giant plans data is still rolled over to use all year"


 
 
 
 


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  #2047228 2-Jul-2018 09:39
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I am quite pleased to see they have improved their overseas roaming. Previously they didnt have great coverage in Europe - There were a couple of countries thay had a pack for - but many countries werent covered at all - just horribly expensive casual rates - so I just left my phone at home.

 

Now $20 a week for most of the places I want to go gives me 200mins/200txt and 1GB data.

 

Phone can come on holiday now!

 

Thanks Skinny :-)





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  #2047310 2-Jul-2018 11:03
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Is it easy enough to jump from skinny direct to skinny without changing SIM?

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  #2047311 2-Jul-2018 11:04
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Batwing: Is it easy enough to jump from skinny direct to skinny without changing SIM?

 

I am sure you need a new SIM but that should not be an issue

 

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  #2047317 2-Jul-2018 11:12
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@Batwing From what I've seen it requires a new sim ($2). Open up a live chat with Skinny / call to ask as I don't see why they would require one.





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  #2047318 2-Jul-2018 11:12
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Linux:

 

Batwing: Is it easy enough to jump from skinny direct to skinny without changing SIM?

 

I am sure you need a new SIM but that should not be an issue

 

John

 

 

Has there been a change in the situation described in this thread: Heads up when switching from Skinny Direct to Skinny mobile? Is there still a fee to change from Skinny Direct to Skinny?

 

 


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  #2047319 2-Jul-2018 11:13
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michaelmurfy:

 

@Batwing From what I've seen it requires a new sim ($2). Open up a live chat with Skinny / call to ask as I don't see why they would require one.

 

 

I am sure they have there own IMSI range

 

John

 

Edit: Maybe not then


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  #2047320 2-Jul-2018 11:14
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Batwing: Is it easy enough to jump from skinny direct to skinny without changing SIM?

 

 

 

Skinny to Skinny Direct does not need a SIM change, I assume it would be the same in reverse.


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  #2047354 2-Jul-2018 11:42
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I recall when I originally went to skinny direct I had to wait for a posted SIM and was instructed not to attempt to go pick up a skinny one over the counter.

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