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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.

 

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Total: 6.0
Reliability 5.8
Speed 6.1
Support 5.9
Features 5.3
Value 7.0
Average from 43 reviews
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2018-01-18 10:28:59
Maggot 1.0
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
2017-12-29 09:43:45
Graeme 7.8
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.
2017-12-11 05:43:33
Leo Lenders 4.8
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.
2017-11-29 03:00:40
Andrew 8.2
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
2017-11-10 23:12:50
Cammy 8.4
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
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