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Reliability
7
Speed
7
Support
7
Features
7
Value
7

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.

Do I need to use the Skinny router (modem)?

Yes, you do but if you sign up on their 12-month term contract plan, you will get HG659 modem for free. If you prefer to keep things simple and stay out of contracts then you will need to buy it for $99. This router has been configured and works right out of the box with a very simple setup to make things super easy. You cannot bring your own modem to connect to them.

Is it really unlimited?

Correct, their Unlimited Broadband is a fixed-line connection (as opposed to the 4G wireless broadband), which means you can stream all the movies you want and not worry about your data. There is no data limits or caps!

Is Skinny Unlimited Broadband available everywhere?

Anyone who can get a fixed-line internet connection in New Zealand can get ADSL or VDSL plans. You can also get fibre connections in the main centres, including Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Whanganui, Christchurch, Dunedin and many others.

How fast is the connection?

After you enter your address in the address checker, we will show you the best connection type available at your property. Their base plans are the same price, no matter what type of connection you can get, and your speed will totally depend on the connection type. With standard (VDSL or ADSL) connection your maximum speed will be around 10 to 50Mbps (average throughout New Zealand). If fibre is already installed in your house or your address is fibre ready, you will be able to get speed up to 900Mbps. As soon as fibre becomes available at your street, just get in touch with them and they will look at upgrading your connection to fibre.

What about contract?

It is up to you. If you do not want a contract then just pay upfront for the router ($99) and connection fee ($49). They have introduced their first ever 12-month plan as a way to offer an option to cover the initial costs. They have kept it smooth and easy. It is very simple, if you decide to terminate your contract before 12 amonth expired then you would need to pay an exit fee of $199. 

** NOTE: The above information has been provided by the ISP or reproduced from their website **

Total: 5.9
Reliability 5.8
Speed 5.9
Support 5.8
Features 5.3
Value 6.9
Average from 52 reviews
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2017-05-23 10:33:00
stan 8.6
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
Pros
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 on WAN greatly improved.

The modem operates on 12VDC, so in the event of a power failure one can always power up using a 12V car battery with suitable jack.
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Cons
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!
2017-03-16 06:14:57
Glyn 9.0
Wireless broadband.
Pros
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.
Cons
None. It's better than I expected. Nu
2017-03-06 04:37:39
Neil 8.4
Excellent speed and flexibility of contract
Pros
no
Cons
no
2017-02-13 09:36:33
Andrew 9.2
Uses mobile signal and rebroadcasts as wifi
Pros
Cheap for low end user, 40Gb for $40, even 100Gb is $52, no contract
Cons
Have to pay for their modem
2017-01-24 01:23:33
Sam 8.4
Best value for money
Pros
Good speed, moving houses is such an ease
Cons
Nothing - Slower than fiber but much better than VDSL with expensive contracts
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