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Topic # 72115 20-Nov-2010 23:09 Send private message

Had an email account for many years with Telecom, just recently out of the blue they started charging $10 a month (which is alot for an email address) for it So we said we would disconnect it.

Received our current bill $5.60 to disconnect it, cheers Telecom.

This month we also ran out of data so did the usual switch plan, usually at no cost. This time we get charged $9.99 for the change. What happened to one free change per billing cycle?

Add the above to the lies that was fed to us by a Telecom door to door salesmen a couple of months back the ongoing battle to have that issue resolved over the phone and the GST increase letter it's time for a change.

Just recently I was helping out a friend who is stuck in an area where they can't get "broadband" for another 5 years so have been dealing with dialup. I asked who they were with and the cost, 1) Telecom 2) $30 a month + $10 a month for email. Insane pricing.

Anyway after sorting them out they'll be moving to a wireless provider where they will be paying $69 a month for phone line and internet with 5GB of data.

Will be giving them a free email address through my domain name which is costing me $19.95 a year vs Telecoms $39.95 a month plus I get more features.

Just on a side note.. $2.55 a month for callerid? Bring on VOIP....



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  Reply # 407202 20-Nov-2010 23:34 Send private message

im a little confused at this... you've been charged for your email address from telecom ? and your a broadband customer... ?





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  Reply # 407223 21-Nov-2010 03:10 Send private message

c71931f: Slingshot = free dialup....


Slingshot = Dialup 




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  Reply # 407246 21-Nov-2010 09:50 Send private message

michaelmurfy:
c71931f: Slingshot = free dialup....


Slingshot = Dialup 



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  Reply # 407300 21-Nov-2010 14:22 Send private message

Dialup = LMFAO

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  Reply # 407321 21-Nov-2010 15:56 Send private message

LMFAO = NZ Broadband

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