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Skinny Mobile announces a remedy to get people talking

19th June 2014

For Immediate Release

New Zealanders are giving each other the silent treatment.

Recent research shows Kiwis have one of the lowest voice calling rates in the world; Skinny Mobile announces a remedy

People just aren’t talking anymore.

According to a recent study undertaken by the New Zealand Telecommunications Forum, voice traffic subscriber rates in New Zealand are amongst the lowest in the world*, with Kiwis making an average of just 76 minutes of voice calls per month each.

Internationally, while data traffic on mobile phones nearly doubled to 1.468 trillion megabytes between December 2011 and December 2012, the number of minutes spent talking during that period increased by less than 1 per cent, from 2.296 trillion to 2.30 trillion, according to CTIA, a wireless communications trade group.

Skinny Mobile knows how important it is for New Zealanders to keep in touch – and not just via txt or social media – and have reacted to the statistics.

Deciding that it’s high time someone fixed the situation, Skinny has crafted three plans to get people talking… and talking.

Skinny Mobile’s newest offers include: The $40 Monthly Prepay Combo offers unlimited calls and texts to landlines and mobiles in New Zealand and Australia for $40 a month.

It’s Skinny Mobile’s first unlimited, call any network prepay Combo, and it’s designed to get kiwis talking (…and talking) in NZ and to friends across the ditch.

Plus, for just $20 more, customers can purchase a 1GB Monthly data Add--On to increase the 250MB already included with the plan.

The $30 Monthly Prepay Combo gives Kiwis 1GB data, 300 rollover minutes and unlimited texting to both New Zealand and Australia, as well as unlimited calling to all Skinny Mobiles for just $30 a month.

The $16 Monthly Prepay Combo gives customers even more value with unlimited calling between Skinny mates any day of the week for $16.

For Skinny Mobile it’s simple, they want people to get talking again.

For more information about deals, prices and combos, please visit www.skinny.co.nz.

ENDS

Legal Stuff

$16 Combo and $30 Combo

Person to person standard calls & texts only.

Unused Rollover Minutes remain for 12 months and can only be used on any active Rollover Minute Combo.

Combo renews every 30 days (unless cancelled).

Texts and Rollover Mins are to NZ & Australian mobiles & standard landlines.

Premium rate numbers excl.

Use in NZ only.

For terms & extra charges see skinny.co.nz.

$40 + 1GB $ 20 Add--On

Person to person standard calls & texts only.

Combo renews every 30 days (unless cancelled).

Texts and Mins are to NZ & Australian mobiles & standard landlines.

Premium rate numbers excl.

Add--On renews every 30 days if this Combo is active and you've enough credit.

Use in NZ only.

For terms & extra charges see skinny.co.nz

References

*New Zealand Telecommunications Forum industry overview statistics at the year ending 30 June 2011, including some data up to 31 December 2011 where available.


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