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    New customers only. Broadband not available everywhere. Check to see if it’s available at your address. Modem and Connection fees may apply. Expires 12/12/2018 or whilst stocks last. Limited to 1 per customer. Colour will be sent at r ...

    New customers only. Broadband not available everywhere. Check to see if it’s available at your address. Modem and Connection fees may apply. Expires 12/12/2018 or whilst stocks last. Limited to 1 per customer. Colour will be sent at random and is non-exchangeable. Skinny T&C’s apply.

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    Promotional offers available to Skinny Mobile customers in New Zealand will not apply when using the roaming service unless they are specifically related to roaming.

    Sony Extra Bass™ Speaker – Christmas 2018 Offer 

    The Gift with Purchase offer is a Sony Extra Bass™ Portable BLUETOOTH® Speaker XB01 speaker. Promotion is only available to customers who do not currently get broadband from Skinny and have not had broadband with Skinny for the last 90 days, who sign up to any Skinny 4G Wireless Broadband or Skinny Unlimited plan from 08/11/2018. There are limited stocks of this speaker available, and this offer is for a limited time, until 12/12/2018 or while stocks last. It may be subject to change or expiry without prior notice. 

    The Sony Extra Bass speaker is available in four colours which will be sent at random. No colour exchanges. Offer is not exchangeable for cash, or account credit. One gift per customer.  

    The speaker will be sent to you with the Skinny modem that you will have ordered when you signed up to Skinny Broadband. If you choose to return your Skinny modem under our 30 Day Network Guarantee policy, the speaker must be returned as well. 

    The Sony Extra Bass speaker requires Bluetooth connection or Stereo Mini Jack. Click here for technical specifications and compatibility details.  

    Skinny will fulfil its obligation to help manage returns/repairs in the event the Speaker is faulty or damaged. 

    Broadband not available everywhere. Skinny Terms and Conditions apply https://www.skinny.co.nz/skinny-terms/

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Skinny
6.4

total

  • Reliability 6.3

  • Speed 6.4

  • Support 6.2

  • Features 5.8

  • Value 7.5

Average from 34 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 broadband 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
6.4

total

  • Reliability 6.3

  • Speed 6.4

  • Support 6.2

  • Features 5.8

  • Value 7.5

Average from 34 reviews

Lisa Arona3rd November 2018

8.6
Reliability
9
Speed
9
Support
9
Features
7
Value
9

Skinny are realiable with minimal glitches compared with other providers

Pros:

Plug n go
Value for money
Start plan affordable

Cons:

Cant get bigger data on pre pay

Richard Travers31st October 2018

7.0
Reliability
7
Speed
7
Support
7
Features
7
Value
7

I was after a provider that had copper landline plus broadband and no contract.
Skinny was one of the providers that fitted my criteria and of those that I approached they were the first one to get back to me so I signed up with them.

Deirdre Kent5th September 2018

8.2
Reliability
8
Speed
7
Support
9
Features
7
Value
10

Delighted with this company but since they depend on 4G mobile network and this isn't available where I am going to move, I have to stop using them. Sad.

Pros:

Price and service superb

Cons:

We ran out often two days before the end of the month and it got tricky learning to renew online.

Greg14th July 2018

4.4
Reliability
7
Speed
3
Support
1
Features
1
Value
10

Sure not fast for 2018,

Pros:

cheap

Cons:

slow,

David Nairn5th July 2018

6.0
Reliability
5
Speed
6
Support
3
Features
7
Value
9

I have a SkinnyDirect $35 4Gb rollover data with unlimited voice and texts.
If I run out of data the easiest and cheapest option is to cancel current plan and start a new one. Occasionally use the $50 12Gb plan.
Industry wide data pricing is a racket. eg. Common plan costs $55 for 6Gb and $65 for 35Gb plan. Just $10 for 29Gb.

Pros:

Pros: Cheapest plan around. Reasonable signal strength most places in NZ.
1 month contract.
Their web site = my dashboard is easy to use. The Help team do know how their site works.

Cons:

Cons: Support is bad. Any problems are always said to be at my end. Only under pressure will they do anything to assist with ph/network setup.
Recently bought a new Ph. Old Skinny SIM not fit. Purchased new one at Countdown (Spark retail not sell). Turns out Skinny Mobile SIM and SkinnyDirect SIM are different and Skinny Direct Help sent me a new one. After 4 days snail mail it did not work out of the box. They had to do settings at their end. IF I had walked into a 2Degree shop as a 2Degree customer with my new ph they would have sorted it on the spot.
Will move to another provider when the competition sort data pricing.
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Sharon14th June 2018

1.0
Reliability
1
Speed
1
Support
1
Features
1
Value
1

Since moving to Skinny from Vodafone, the service has been really poor, disconnecting many times an hour, and we can't use Chromecast. Support took weeks to get back to us, and there were 40 minute waits to speak with someone on the phone. We were eventually sent a replacement modem, but this was worse, not better in terms of Internet speed and reliability. When we attempted live chat, they gave us the wrong information and asked us to do a test that was not applicable to our fibre service and it brought down the Internet completely. After weeks of this, and insisting on speaking with a supervisor, we were referred to a properly trained technician who advised us after much investigation that we'd been given the wrong information previously during our dealings with support staff. Ultimately, we were advised that the Skinny network could not provide us with stable Internet service at the speeds advertised as part of their package. We are in the process of trying to find another provider. My advice would be to avoid them at all cost. You get (or in this case, don't even get) what you pay for. ...read more

Pros:

Cheap

Cons:

Slow, unreliable Internet, poor support, poorly trained staff with each staff member telling you something different. Can't use Chromecast with Skinny.

Ness 12th June 2018

4.6
Reliability
1
Speed
7
Support
1
Features
7
Value
7

Awful! Support terrible!

brendan31st May 2018

1.0
Reliability
1
Speed
1
Support
1
Features
1
Value
1

Tried to get a new connection for my new build property. Skinny refused to pay the chorus fees for establishing the connection because they are "a low-cost company that doesn't do that". These pricks wasted half a day of my time making me their middle man between themselves and chorus.
I don't leave reviews, but this experience was so terrible that I feel I should.

The best part is they've now sent me a return bag for their modem... The bag is too small hahahaha. They can't even get that right. ...read more

Pros:

Absolutely nothing. Unless when you say an "internet connection" what you are actually after is nothing

Cons:

everything from customer service to the actual ability to provide basic internet connection

Rob24th May 2018

8.4
Reliability
7
Speed
7
Support
10
Features
9
Value
9

All good. Great app.

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

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