Prepaid Talk & Text?

kew, Mar 17, 2:42pm
Do any of the mobile data providers have a prepaid plan (not pay monthly) for just text and data? I thought Skinny had this but having trouble finding it. Thanks

nice_lady, Mar 17, 3:17pm


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kew, Mar 17, 3:22pm
Thanks for those, but they are still tied to weekly/monthly renewals. I am after the original prepay, say $10.00 and you don't have to top again until you have used the credit up, or after 12 months, whichever comes first.

suicidemonkey, Mar 17, 3:27pm
No. you can't go on a $10 "plan" that lasts 12 months.

You can go on oldschool prepay, but the rates are high. 20c per text, 20c per MB of data on Skinny.

Edit: Worth noting the 2Degrees monthly prepay plans (starting at $9) have carryover data/mins that last for a year.

kew, Mar 17, 3:37pm
That look like what I am after, but I have only managed to locate the $9.00 per month prepay. Any chance of a link for this? Thanks

vtecintegra, Mar 17, 3:39pm
https://www.vodafone.co.nz/prepay/pay-and-go/

Anyway the title says you want talk and text but your message says text and data. Which one is it?

E. On Skinny choose sign up then 'continue without a combo'

kew, Mar 17, 3:44pm
Whoops, sorry about that. I am after Talk and Text, no data.

suicidemonkey, Mar 17, 3:52pm
You could try Warehouse Mobile, credit lasts 90 days and the rates are 2c per text and 4c per minute. Much cheaper than Skinny.
https://www.warehousemobile.co.nz/pricing/ Otherwise Skinny is 20c for texts and 20c per minute, but credit lasts 1 year. https://www.skinny.co.nz/pricing/rates/

lilyfield, Mar 17, 4:18pm
Vodaphone 20 $ per year, text one cent. Does me nicely, data turned off.

suicidemonkey, Mar 17, 4:21pm
Might be an old plan that's no longer offered to new customers, no mention of it on their website from what I can see.

kew, Mar 17, 4:26pm
Thanks suicidemonkey, the Skinny one was exactly what I was after.

lilyfield, Mar 17, 6:26pm
still available, just renewed in DEC

suicidemonkey, Mar 17, 6:29pm
As an existing customer yes. But as I said, not on their website. At least I can't see it.

lilyfield, Mar 17, 8:34pm
Ask in shop, new customer friend also bought it recently

gag5, Mar 17, 8:41pm
they don't always advertise those plans, but is available - just have to ask.

trad, Mar 18, 1:12pm
Do you have talk as well? If so, how much per minute please?

lilyfield, Mar 18, 4:44pm
20 cents a minute so I never talk, just text

rayonline_tm, Mar 18, 9:03pm
Yea . but OP wants something you don't need to pay every month. When you stop paying your carried over units are suspended.

rayonline_tm, Mar 18, 9:04pm
Yup, my mum is with Skinny $5/yr she uses Wechat whatsapp etc at home.

suicidemonkey, Jan 7, 9:42pm
Ahh yep good point. I think OP found what they're after anyway.

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