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Skinny
7.1

total

  • Realiability 7.4

  • Speed 6.8

  • Support 7.3

  • Features 5.9

  • Value 8.0

Average from 9 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.

Skinny
7.1

total

  • Realiability 7.4

  • Speed 6.8

  • Support 7.3

  • Features 5.9

  • Value 8.0

Average from 9 reviews

William21st June 2017

5.2
Realiability
7
Speed
7
Support
7
Features
2
Value
3

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.

Pros:

Fast and affordable

Cons:

Internal NAT.
No External Address
3-4 internal hops till it gets out to external addresses.

Rachael27th May 2017

1.0
Realiability
1
Speed
1
Support
1
Features
1
Value
1

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.

Pros:

Cheap plan

Cons:

Disgusting serivce

stan23rd May 2017

8.6
Realiability
7
Speed
9
Support
10
Features
7
Value
10

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!

Glyn 16th March 2017

9.0
Realiability
9
Speed
8
Support
9
Features
9
Value
10

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

Neil6th March 2017

8.4
Realiability
9
Speed
10
Support
9
Features
4
Value
10

Excellent speed and flexibility of contract

Pros:

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

9.2
Realiability
9
Speed
9
Support
9
Features
9
Value
10

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

Sam24th January 2017

8.4
Realiability
10
Speed
8
Support
7
Features
7
Value
10

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

Konstantin Kovalev18th November 2016

7.6
Realiability
9
Speed
5
Support
7
Features
7
Value
10

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.

Pros:

Speed is better than ADSL.
Place independent.
No contact.
Good Huawei modem.
Excellent price.
Big amount of traffic (100GB).

Cons:

It is wireless, therefore, not really stable.
Speed is good only in the areas with strong 4G signal.
Fibre is still better.

Alex15th November 2016

6.4
Realiability
6
Speed
4
Support
7
Features
7
Value
8

average speed...

Pros:

cheap

Cons:

not always reliable

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