Average from 29 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.
Average from 29 reviews
Sharon14th June 2018
Since moving to Skinny from Vodafone, the service has been really poor, disconnecting many times an hour, and we can't use Chromecast. Support took weeks to get back to us, and there were 40 minute waits to speak with someone on the phone. We were eventually sent a replacement modem, but this was worse, not better in terms of Internet speed and reliability. When we attempted live chat, they gave us the wrong information and asked us to do a test that was not applicable to ou ...read more
Slow, unreliable Internet, poor support, poorly trained staff with each staff member telling you something different. Can't use Chromecast with Skinny.
Ness 12th June 2018
Awful! Support terrible!
brendan31st May 2018
Tried to get a new connection for my new build property. Skinny refused to pay the chorus fees for establishing the connection because they are "a low-cost company that doesn't do that". These pricks wasted half a day of my time making me their middle man between themselves and chorus.
I don't leave reviews, but this experience was so terrible that I feel I should.
The best part is they've now sent me a return bag for their modem... The bag is too small hahahaha. They can ...read more
Absolutely nothing. Unless when you say an "internet connection" what you are actually after is nothing
everything from customer service to the actual ability to provide basic internet connection
Rob24th May 2018
All good. Great app.
Iwei27th March 2018
The 4G connection was easy and fast. The 30 days guaranteed refunded very quickly.
Price is reasonable and competitive.
Price, Easy to connect, Service.
Regan22nd February 2018
was super easy to set up. modem arrived the next day, chorus connected the day after and we had email and text updates the whole time. even got an email saying that they couldn't see any data usage and asked if we had had issues setting up. it's all going and I'm super happy. currently the vdsl speed is fine for music and movies but too early to comment on reliability. Happy customer
delivery of modem super quick
connection set up was awesome
text and email support was great
good price too!
thanks broadbandcompare and skinny
Maggot18th January 2018
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'
erm.... their phone number is easy to remember (although difficult to navigate). Their people seem nice.
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 enterta ...read more
Graeme29th December 2017
Glad to be back with them.
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 ...read more
There are a few glitches on their website, involving their login and card verification procedures. Fortunately their call centre was much better.
Leo Lenders11th December 2017
Served us at the time, going into a rental without knowing how long we were going to be.
Flexible, no contract, not fixed to one location in your home
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.
Andrew29th November 2017
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.
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
-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.
-S ...read more