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Skinny
6.8

total

  • Reliability 6.7

  • Speed 6.8

  • Support 6.8

  • Features 6.0

  • Value 7.6

Average from 25 reviews

Skinny’s whole reason for being is to strip everything back, so you only pay for stuff you actually want at super low prices. It’s based on a model called common sense. Skinny only does award winning mobile and broadband, and it’s all prepay.

Skinny Mobile is a division of Spark New Zealand Trading Limited, and Skinny happily uses Spark's 4G network.

 

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Skinny
6.8

total

  • Reliability 6.7

  • Speed 6.8

  • Support 6.8

  • Features 6.0

  • Value 7.6

Average from 25 reviews

Iwei27th March 2018

9.6
Reliability
10
Speed
10
Support
9
Features
9
Value
10

The 4G connection was easy and fast. The 30 days guaranteed refunded very quickly.
Price is reasonable and competitive.

Pros:

Price, Easy to connect, Service.

Cons:

None

Regan22nd February 2018

8.8
Reliability
8
Speed
8
Support
10
Features
8
Value
10

was super easy to set up. modem arrived the next day, chorus connected the day after and we had email and text updates the whole time. even got an email saying that they couldn't see any data usage and asked if we had had issues setting up. it's all going and I'm super happy. currently the vdsl speed is fine for music and movies but too early to comment on reliability. Happy customer

Pros:

delivery of modem super quick
connection set up was awesome
text and email support was great
good price too!
thanks broadbandcompare and skinny

Cons:

nothing yet

Maggot18th January 2018

1.0
Reliability
1
Speed
1
Support
1
Features
1
Value
1

Couldn't sort out a new connection in 2 months. Kept getting BS excuses and no drive to sort it. Seemed happy to lose my business as it was in the 'difficult pile'

Pros:

erm.... their phone number is easy to remember (although difficult to navigate). Their people seem nice.

Cons:

absolutely unable to arrange a new connection (i.e. a connection to a new build). Not that anything was required apart from a chorus tech to turn up and join 2 wires together. Excuses for no connection were quite entertaining. Not able to drive Chorus. For new connections - AVOID SKINNY ...read more

Graeme29th December 2017

7.8
Reliability
7
Speed
7
Support
9
Features
7
Value
9

Glad to be back with them.

Pros:

This is my 2nd Skinny period. Their broadband is easy to set up, great value and the support's been good too. Speeds are if anything faster than Spark which I used for a few months. Spark didn't send me all the cables I needed, and the speeds were hopeless. ...read more

Cons:

There are a few glitches on their website, involving their login and card verification procedures. Fortunately their call centre was much better.

Leo Lenders11th December 2017

4.8
Reliability
3
Speed
3
Support
6
Features
6
Value
6

Served us at the time, going into a rental without knowing how long we were going to be.

Pros:

Flexible, no contract, not fixed to one location in your home

Cons:

Quite intermittent, slow to sometimes teerrrrriiiibbblllly slooooooooooooow...
Location of the wireless modem is very important to have good reception.
It feels as if they're wanting to convince you to sign up for a wired connection.

Andrew29th November 2017

8.2
Reliability
7
Speed
9
Support
8
Features
7
Value
10

Skinny 4G pay as you go $40 per month.
Router sits on the window sill and gives much better speeds than ADSL 2+
Huwai B315s-607 router is basic but has 4 ethernet ports and wireless n (not AC)
Upload speed is crazy faster than download speed.

Pros:

Can move the router to different places - ie not tethered to phone jacks
Less messy cables and filters if running just wifi - just the power cord
Speed and consistancy of speed can stream 720p without buffering

Cons:

-Need good reception - however most urban areas will be ok
-CG NAT which means you have no static IP address and DDNS will not work. Ie you cant host anything like a web page etc without a VPN to an internet server.
-Speed variable - however never drops too low ...read more

Cammy11th November 2017

8.4
Reliability
9
Speed
9
Support
7
Features
7
Value
10

Reliable and cheap service

Pros:

Insanely competitive with their pricing

Cons:

-If your not technically minded and you have an issue, ringing them can only be achieved between working hours. Generally easy to understand when talking to them though
-Their Huawei modem they supply is rubbish

Joseph Williams1st November 2017

8.4
Reliability
10
Speed
10
Support
6
Features
6
Value
10

On their unlimited fibre plan

Pros:

Cheaper than every other provider and the service is impeccable on fibre

Cons:

Terrible to deal with their support via email
ADSL service cut out all the time while we were waiting for fibre to be installed and they were basically no help. Worth it if your connection is reliable but don't expect them to help at all otherwise

Grant price24th October 2017

5.0
Reliability
5
Speed
7
Support
2
Features
4
Value
7

Not very helpful when you finally get hold of somebody

Pros:

Good prices

Cons:

No good for gaming I found, they suggested I change provider

Glenn Holmes17th October 2017

3.0
Reliability
1
Speed
1
Support
1
Features
6
Value
6

We recently signed up to skinny unlimited broadband.

We were told we would be connected within 5 days which was great.

We have today cancelled our contract after 12 days of bad service, terrible communication and broadband speeds which makes dial up look like fibre.

Details below:

Pros:

Cheap.

Cons:

Lack of communication with customers, irrelevant automated emails which did not update us on our connection, rather tell us something we wanted to hear which would generally be the opposite of the actual situation. Once we responded to these emails, we would receive an email saying to"please disregard the automated emails from our system"

Did not receive 1 phone call after almost 2 weeks of bad service to help the situation, instead automated, impersonal emails.

No logging of faults case in the skinny system, which meant every time we called to discuss the connection issues, we had to repeat the entire situation to a new operator each time we called.

Multiple hangups while on hold, then no call backs to continue the conversation.

Told they were "too busy to make a call back" when we asked to not be put on hold and be called back once progress had been made.

2-3 day periods of no update information, only when we called could we find out what the progress was. Often previous conversations were not logged in the system so a chorus technician would have to be re-booked.

Absolutely terrible service, no apologies or consideration after 12 days of conversation with badly trained employees.

Would welcome a phone call from skinny management to discuss how bad their service is and what they could do to provide a better service.

Come on skinny! Make the call! Oh wait... You don't do out bound calls because you are too busy right....

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