A Spotlight on Skinny Broadband
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Skinny is the latest broadband provider in our Spotlight series, which highlights the best internet providers in New Zealand so you can compare the options and get the best deal on your broadband. 

Skinny offer a stripped-back broadband service that connects through a 4G network., They offer cheap prepay packages so you don’t need to commit to a contract and you only pay for what you plan to use. They say that their top priority is to keep prices low and keep their customers happy - they aim to provide “Honest Broadband without the frills”.

Skinny is a division of Spark New Zealand Trading Limited, so you have the reliability of Spark’s 4G network behind the scenes. 

Skinny keep it super simple with 4 plans to pick from.  They are a great option if you are looking for low prices and a simple pay-as-you-go plan, with the flexibility to change your plan at any time. 

Read on to learn more about Skinny’s features, benefits and broadband packages. 


Why choose Skinny Broadband?

They keep it simple

Choose between four wireless broadband plans offering 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, or unlimited internet per month. When you sign up with Skinny you’ll receive a Skinny modem, which will plug in and go in under 5 minutes.

Skinny offer a 30 day money back network guarantee

Skinny are so confident you’ll be impressed with the quality of their service that they offer a 30 day money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the signal strength simply complete an online returns form within the first 30 days and return their modem in as-new condition and they’ll refund the purchase price of the modem. This makes it super easy to try out their service for yourself!

Skinny offer Pay As You Go flexibility – no need to commit to a contract

You simply pay as you go every month on your debit or credit card. You don’t need to commit to a long-term contract, and you can change plans anytime if you decide you need more or less data. You can also repurchase your plan at any time to get another 6GB, 120GB, or 240GB or buy a 10GB Data Add-on pack.

Easily track your data use online

You can easily track how much data have left by logging into your Skinny account. It’s updated in real time so you’ll know exactly how much data is left. 

How fast is Skinny Broadband?

It’s broadband, but not as you know it. Skinny connects your broadband through Spark’s 4G network. You can expect a connection speed that is similar to a 4G connection. Typically this will be faster than ADSL broadband but slower than Fibre.  

As you may have experienced with a mobile phone, a 4G connection speed can vary depending on the area you are in, so you’ll need to use Skinny’s Address Checker to see what’s available in your area. Their 30 day guarantee makes it easy to try the service for yourself to see what it’s like in your home. If you live in an area where a traditional internet connection isn’t great (eg: a rural area), Skinny is definitely worth trying. 

Who can get Skinny Broadband?

Lots of people can get Skinny Broadband through their local 4G network.  You’ll just need to use Skinny’s address checker to find out what’s available in your area. 

Can I move house with Skinny Broadband?

Moving house is easy with Skinny Broadband. You’ll just need to check your new property on their address checker and let them know that you will be using your Skinny modem at your new address. 


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