Skinny's Linked Account feature allows you to control up to 9 other "Child" accounts via your online Dashboard. As the "Parent" account holder, you have pretty much full control and responsibility for the Child accounts. Additionally, the Child account holders do not have any rights to manage their accounts online. This feature could be used to manage family accounts or to manage all your devices (phone, iPad, tablet) in one spot online so there's no need for multiple logins to get things done. Skinny Terms apply.
For the full explanation of how this all works, read on.
MSISDN - A phone number
Account - A website account
Parent - Customer's primary MSISDN
Child - Another MSISDN owned by a customer
Parent Account - An online Account used to manage the customers Parent and Child MSISDN's
Child Account - An online Account with reduced functionality used to manage only the customer's Child MSISDN
Linked Account Group - A Parent can link up to 9 Children that are managed through a Parent Account
1) Parent logs into Dashboard
2) Parent clicks the Link Another Account button at the bottom of the Dashboard (or the top if an account is already linked)
a) Parent types Child MSISDN in provided field
b) Skinny sends SMS notification with a verification code to Child device (___ has requested full access and management rights to your Skinny Account. If you agree your verification code is xxxx. For Skinny Terms please see <link to terms>)
c) Parent obtains verification code from Child device and enters it into website where requested
d) Parent chooses a name for the Child account
e) Website then validates code entry. If accurate See (f). If the code is not accurate Parent can keep trying until they get it right.
f) Pending no other errors, the accounts are now linked.
g) Skinny sends an SMS confirmation notification ("Your Skinny account is now managed by ____ . If you did not agree contact us on 0800 475 4669") to the Child device. Parent will see a confirmation displayed onscreen and receive an email (Hello ______! Success! Your account is currently linked to ______ . For terms and conditions please see Skinny Terms)
a) Parent must temporarily insert the Child SIM into a device that can receive and display SMS messages so that he/she can view the verification code that will be sent
b) Parent follows steps above starting at (c)
c) Parent then places SIM into data-only device after linking.
In the case that the above process does not complete properly, a Parent may get a Skinny CSR to verify an account link. The CSR will see that there is a pending request for the accounts to be linked and can finalize this process if the customer has the verification code.
Please see the cancellation section of the terms and conditions.