Average from 21 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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Internet providers in New Zealand offer different connection options to broadband subscribers. These different broadband options are ADSL, VDSL, Cable, Fibre, and now Fixed Wireless.
Average from 21 reviews
Chris10th July 2017
Everything has been seamless
Fast broadband, excellent service
none so far
Dr. Waldemar Michael Babylon 30th June 2017
All broadband plans and providers in NZ offer extremely expensive products and to be honest quite arrogant personal approach (like elsewhere in NZ anyway). The prices compare to those from so called 3-th world countries. Anyway nothing like what we would like to be seen as - developed world.
The advice and approach from broadbandcompare.co.nz was surprisingly nice and polite - thank you.
I have not started using it yet. I went for 40GB, 40NZD a months plan and purchsed that over expensive modem for 99NZD. God help that it at least does the job satisfactory!
Over expensive, pure rip-off, like all the other offers. Obviously NZ needs open market, free and healthy (no "mafia") competitors.
William21st June 2017
Was fast with connection date and change over. Was mislead to what you could do. Their network is NATed. so you will get a internal IPv4 address from their network not a actual external address. So forwarding rules or a dmz on your router are redundant. i had my own vpn and plex server which i cannot access externally now. So if you host your own development web server or anything avoid them.
Fast and affordable
No External Address
3-4 internal hops till it gets out to external addresses.
Rachael27th May 2017
Been a month we've been signed up with Skinny still haven't got a connection. Communication has been ridiculously poor. Just been informed that instead of an install date next week it's in July. 2 months from now. Skinny has done nothing to offer us compensation while we wait be it reimbursement of mobile data costs or waiving of fees. Disgusted with service and looking for other providers. Basically do not want to give them any money anymore.
stan23rd May 2017
Have just set up my broadband modem that operates on 4G cellular. Compared to my old ADSL it is incredibly faster and easy to use. Early days, but I reckon its the way to go for residential subscribers having adequate coverage/signal
As we are low users, approx 15GB per month, having 40GB for $40 compares very favourably with the $75 of our previous ISP.
One big plus of the modem is that the WAN wireless coverage is EXTREMELY good, so connectivity o ...read more
Instead of making a cuppa to fill in time whilst websites loaded, the speed of this modem means less fill in time, as a consequence less cuppas!
Glyn 16th March 2017
I have been most impressed with speeds and consistency. I stream about 90 gigs from UK and USA and quality has been great. My NZ sports from internet have been a joy.
None. It's better than I expected. Nu
Neil6th March 2017
Excellent speed and flexibility of contract
Caps are a thing of the past on wired connections, but wireless still cap data consumption so your NFlix binge needs to be on SD or you'll soon run out
Andrew13th February 2017
Uses mobile signal and rebroadcasts as wifi
Cheap for low end user, 40Gb for $40, even 100Gb is $52, no contract
Have to pay for their modem
Sam24th January 2017
Best value for money
Good speed, moving houses is such an ease
Nothing - Slower than fiber but much better than VDSL with expensive contracts
Konstantin Kovalev18th November 2016
Well, Skinny is, probably, the cheapest wireless provider in New Zealand. If your place is situated in an area with good 4G coverage, you can, definitely, give it a try.
Speed is better than ADSL.
Good Huawei modem.
Big amount of traffic (100GB).
It is wireless, therefore, not really stable.
Speed is good only in the areas with strong 4G signal.
Fibre is still better.