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Topic # 240948 3-Oct-2018 19:20
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I was just looking at the Skinny's plans esp their Skinny direct plans or those $36+ plans.  Why would anyone go with another company other than those who have marginal reception, but generally speaking of a typical resident in NZ . Call waiting and the like .. yeah.  

 

 

 

Edit.  Also what is the difference between Skinny and Skinny Direct?  Skinny $36 plan vs Skinny Direct's $35 plan.  Seems to be the difference with 28 and 30 day plan.  Anything else?  Oh the direct is 4GB but the normal Skinny is 4.5GB.  Why direct ... 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2101026 3-Oct-2018 20:34
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Skinny was prepay and skinny direct was direct billed to a card when I last looked at it.

 

With skinny costing that and giving you unlimited calls, the better question is why do people still have landlines?





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  Reply # 2101039 3-Oct-2018 21:01
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I prefer Skinny to direct for prepay,

 

On Skinny Direct,

 

To sign up for Skinny Direct, you'll need a debit or credit card and agree to have your monthly fee recurring. But don't worry, if you aren't paying off a phone with Skinny Direct, you can cancel at any time.

 

 

 

Skinny direct feels more like a contract, where with Skinny just top up when suits, plus the Skinny one looks like better value then Skinny Direct. $1 more for 1/2 gig extra, 2 days less between top ups, but it's roll over so even though more top ups per year, it also means more data added per year.

 

Is the $36 one a new one, maybe others will fill in that gap on theirs to.

 

 

 

Edit: Skinny direct the $35 looks like lowest plan as well.


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  Reply # 2101043 3-Oct-2018 21:06
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Skinny is good.
It uses the Spark network, I believe it's a Spark owned company. I've never had an issue in the few years I've been using it.

Moved to Skinny broadband recently too.
Was with bigpipe, but found I could pay less and get VDSL. WIN.




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  Reply # 2101057 3-Oct-2018 21:16
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richms:

 

Skinny was prepay and skinny direct was direct billed to a card when I last looked at it.

 

With skinny costing that and giving you unlimited calls, the better question is why do people still have landlines?

 

 

Can have multiple phones with same number on them, one number serves many people. Not everyone in house has cell phone plan for cheap calls.

 

If know a lot of people on landline, they can ring with no charge local calls and some cases national.

 

The cell phone plan is $35, land line $10 to $15 extra on top of net costs.

 

I'd say the day will come when landline history, but not here yet.


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  Reply # 2103221 8-Oct-2018 10:49
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rugrat:

richms:


Skinny was prepay and skinny direct was direct billed to a card when I last looked at it.


With skinny costing that and giving you unlimited calls, the better question is why do people still have landlines?



Can have multiple phones with same number on them, one number serves many people. Not everyone in house has cell phone plan for cheap calls.


If know a lot of people on landline, they can ring with no charge local calls and some cases national.


The cell phone plan is $35, land line $10 to $15 extra on top of net costs.


I'd say the day will come when landline history, but not here yet.



2degrees offer a landline on your mobile service for $20 per month. Which means that your cellphone then has a landline number also with unlimited incoming calls. Pair that with the $30 per month plan, and you get 300 carryover minutes per month. And it is still cheaper than landline rental fees.

The only remaining use cases where a landline is still cheaper, are extremely narrow. Pretty much just someone who both receives and makes lots of landline calls to and from other landlines.






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  Reply # 2103240 8-Oct-2018 11:13
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That some people have land lines - and will continue to have them for years to come - is not going to be changed overnight by some rational fiscally-based rational argument. It'll change slowly over time, as older generations who are fixed (pun intended) on having a land line move on to meet their maker.

 

What is convenient for a younger person, whose mobile probably never leaves their side, doesn't necessarily work for others. My mother's a classic example - 83 and with mild dementia. She can't even answer a call on a mobile, let alone make a call. And what's the chances of her keeping that mobile phone charged? Or of finding it when she needs it?

 

Nah, in her case a land line is the best option - she can have multiple handsets around the house, so can hear it easily and it's not an issue is one is misplaced. I guess there's an option of fixing a mobile so it's always charging and then using cordless home phones with a link-to-cell feature, but what an unnecessary palaver. Even the move to VOIP as a result of fibre brings more issues for such people!

 

I'm not saying my mother is typical, but simply using her as an example - there'll be many more out there for which landlines are the best option, and for many different reasons.


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  Reply # 2103318 8-Oct-2018 13:15
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Ive just changed from Skinny direct back to Skinny as for some odd reason Skinny has introduced a decent roaming package (some time back) and there is no sign of Skinny Direct doing the same. Its a bit annoying actually, I got sick of swapping to a Vodafone sim to roam, then I noticed Skinny now had a good $20 roaming (7day/1G/200min/200text) deal. Skinny Direct (USA $5/100meg/1day for example) is of little practical use.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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