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Shindig
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  #2655570 13-Feb-2021 10:58
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I do need to address the issue!





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  #2655727 13-Feb-2021 15:59
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What's Skinny like? I've been on the $39.95 plan with Spark for years, with free Spotify, but crappy data limit. Thinking of saving money and switching to Skinny and then just get Spotify Duo separately. I can't find anything on top ups (i.e. if you run out of minutes).


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  #2655743 13-Feb-2021 17:41
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$36 on Skinny endless minutes and 4.5 GB data unthrottled.
Same network as Spark, so coverage the same.
Call someone on Skinny and it doesn’t use up minutes if on a lower plan.

I have $16 plan and currently have around 2000 minutes and almost 15 GB of rolled over data, not the silly low limits Spark has for roll over.

Cons: 28 day charging and can’t use minutes for retrieving voice messages, costs 20 cents each time.
Other then that I have found the service very reliable.
Also if going to use lot of data in short burst there is data binge, $1 buys from memory an hour of unlimited data.



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@Rugrat - that sounds really reasonable and Spark are appearing expensive. 

 

How about tethering?

 

Am I being too precious with Spotify!?





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Alright! I looked at the skinny endless data... i'm moving! 

 

 

 

 





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  #2655761 13-Feb-2021 18:31
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Re Spotify, a number of the "cheaper" Spark plans will offer Spotify for half price so only a $7.50 saving so factor that in when looking at plan costs. There is also a Spotify Family plan which gives you 6 accounts for $22.50/month. Given you can add shares to some of their plans for $30/month I think the Family plan is a cheaper way of doing Spotify


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  #2655905 14-Feb-2021 09:13
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Shindig:

 

@Rugrat - that sounds really reasonable and Spark are appearing expensive. 

 

How about tethering?

 

Am I being too precious with Spotify!?

 

 

Tethering is  OK on Skinny. 





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  #2655909 14-Feb-2021 09:20
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michaelmurfy:

 

Data caps are fine. The fact Spark also only allow you to roll over 3.5gb still on their plans is rather annoying - and on their unlimited plans there is a block on tethering unless if you pay them extra.

 

I'm really happy with 2degrees - decent data caps, unlimited rollover (with no restriction on tethering - even with data clock enabled!), good coverage and better pricing than the other 2 providers.

 

 

Roll over data caps are not a fair Go, 2degrees know how to do roll over data the correct way


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  #2655927 14-Feb-2021 09:54
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grolschie:

What's Skinny like? I've been on the $39.95 plan with Spark for years, with free Spotify, but crappy data limit. Thinking of saving money and switching to Skinny and then just get Spotify Duo separately. I can't find anything on top ups (i.e. if you run out of minutes).



I was with skinny and they are very good. $36 for unlimited data (4.5Gb high speed) as well as unlimited calls and texts to nz/Aussie. For $10 more you can get the $46 plan with 12 gig hi speed data. Reliable as well. Only thing 5G is only for Samsung

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  #2655928 14-Feb-2021 09:55
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old3eyes:

Shindig:


@Rugrat - that sounds really reasonable and Spark are appearing expensive. 


How about tethering?


Am I being too precious with Spotify!?



Tethering is  OK on Skinny. 



Every other provider lets you hotspot expect Spark. As usual Spark are tightwads

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Linux:

michaelmurfy:


Data caps are fine. The fact Spark also only allow you to roll over 3.5gb still on their plans is rather annoying - and on their unlimited plans there is a block on tethering unless if you pay them extra.


I'm really happy with 2degrees - decent data caps, unlimited rollover (with no restriction on tethering - even with data clock enabled!), good coverage and better pricing than the other 2 providers.



Roll over data caps are not a fair Go, 2degrees know how to do roll over data the correct way



Yes 2degress would be my first choice if I wanted to spend less than $30/month.
2degress $19 plan is a full month and offers calls and texts to NZ/Aussie, free hour of data and 1.25Gig data. Skinny would be 2nd choice.
Spark would be last as there are a measly 100 NZ Mins

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techwizard:
grolschie:

What's Skinny like? I've been on the $39.95 plan with Spark for years, with free Spotify, but crappy data limit. Thinking of saving money and switching to Skinny and then just get Spotify Duo separately. I can't find anything on top ups (i.e. if you run out of minutes).



I was with skinny and they are very good. $36 for unlimited data (4.5Gb high speed) as well as unlimited calls and texts to nz/Aussie. For $10 more you can get the $46 plan with 12 gig hi speed data. Reliable as well. Only thing 5G is only for Samsung


Thank you.

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Slightly OT but also check out Kogan mobile and warehouse mobile pricing.


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  #2655939 14-Feb-2021 10:15
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ajw:

 

Slightly OT but also check out Kogan mobile and warehouse mobile pricing.

 

 

Kogan mobile updated their plans about a week ago. Streamlined to three plans instead of the previous four or five.
Decreased in price and increased in data, definitely worth a look. 


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@grolschie

 

10yr Skinny prepay customer here. 

 

My phone is used for both personal & business purposes, other than voicemail charges which are somewhat annoying I can't complain. 

 

 

 

I'm on the $26 Core plan that just rolled over this morning.  This is my balance after a $30 top up (clearly I'm not a high data user :P)

 

 

 

Tethering allowed however on unlimited plans after 4.5GB speed is reduced to 1 Mbps making tethering a bit pointless imho.

 

 

 

 

 






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