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  #2567875 18-Sep-2020 23:06
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I encourage you to read the calculations in the first post.
Skinny has more data for less money vs Vodafone....



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  #2567881 19-Sep-2020 00:42
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28 day plans are a SCAM! 2d have some very good plans on offer that are true month to month prepaid and postpay

What a nonsense comment. You've made this repeatedly despite it being stupid.

In many cases 2degrees plans work out more expensive over a year despite them being monthly plans.

For example on the $19 2degrees plan you spend $228 over a year compared to $208 on the skinny $16 plan. You get more data on the skinny plan. It's not a scam from 2degrees, they are different products with different features.


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  #2567894 19-Sep-2020 06:31
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I do agree that ‘scam’ is somewhat of an exaggeration, and a 28 day plan doesn’t per se mean it’s not good value or even the best value amongst similar plans. But equally there’s also something off with these types of marketing techniques as, in the end, they’re still designed to appear something they’re not - at least at the first glance.


It requires the awareness in the first place that one may not be comparing apples with apples, and then the mathematical knowledge to know how to extrapolate the costs over an equivalent timeframe to work out a direct comparison. Many people would not have the ability let alone go through the effort of doing this. Of course, if they do they may still find Skinny offers the best value! (I was with them for years, and only shifted as the cost of the next plan up, to get more data, was a rip compared to the discounted prepay annual plan with Kogan.)


All that said, I imagine there’s an appeal to some for a 28 day plan, in that it fits into a typical pay cycle given a high number of people get paid fortnightly. 

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  #2567895 19-Sep-2020 06:32
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28 day plans are a SCAM!


I firmly disagree.
Although i am now in a position where it doesn't matter to me, there was a time when monthly charges were a real PITA.
I got paid on a Wednesday, having a bill be due on a random day of the week was a bloody nightmare.

I know you think it just a scheme to make it look cheeper, but weekly / 4 weekly plans are beneficial for the vast majority of people.

They are not beneficial to the consumer only to the carrier! The carrier gets 13 payments for a 12 month period


Bean counters came up with this idea!

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  #2567920 19-Sep-2020 09:18
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Three only issue with 28 day plans is when they say monthly and mean 28 days, which they don't do anymore. If they are upfront with the pay period it's not a scam.

As others have said, skinny have shorter periods but charge less for them to compensate, so o don't see how that is a scam when it saves you money. Spark do charge you more, but they always do, they also throw in the free WiFi and Spotify discounts asking with days stack. It's all songs and roundabouts, but as long as the advertise exactly what you are getting if you fool for the scam thinking it's 12 pay periods not 13 it's all on you.

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