Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



7532 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 236

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 59837 13-Apr-2010 12:12 Send private message

Seems like an odd decision to close the Vodafone Maps site.  They appear to have closed and replaced with ajax overlay address checker that is a few clicks deep into the site under: fixed line internet plan details.

(Old) Vodafone Maps site:
http://www.vodafonemaps.co.nz/

So here's what I think...

1: The maps site was quicker and easier to check if an address was in the Red Zone.
2: The map was more visual and interesting and you could navigate to an area when a specific addresses wasn't found via search.
3: They are throwing away good good google juice
4: There is no link on the (old) maps site to what has replaced it which is quite unhelpful
5: Many FAQ pages on the Vodafone site actually still link to the maps site, which was annoying
6: The check your address button is small, doesn't stand out and is easy to miss
7: I just want to check and address/area at the time, I didn't want to start the "sign up online" wizard because who know how many steps or what info I'll need to enter.

A waste



Unhelpful


"Check your address" button doesn't stand out




Backwards in a few ways imo.



Create new topic
972 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Vodafone

  Reply # 317724 13-Apr-2010 12:18

It was proving difficult to update fast enough to keep up with telecom cabinetising.

Cheers

Paul




Paul Brislen
Head of Corporate Communications
Vodafone

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz


Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Telecom introduces unlimited broadband data plan
Created by freitasm, last reply by KiwiNZ on 24-Apr-2014 07:28 (94 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Stonedine
Created by Lizard1977, last reply by surfisup1000 on 23-Apr-2014 21:27 (58 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by KiwiNZ on 23-Apr-2014 20:57 (169 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


Telecom has started metering their TiVo customers' broadband usage (WITHOUT PRENOTIFICATION)
Created by Peteriv, last reply by kre8uv on 24-Apr-2014 08:03 (70 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Parallel imported product
Created by Wills1, last reply by joker97 on 23-Apr-2014 21:01 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by joker97 on 23-Apr-2014 22:37 (737 replies)
Pages... 48 49 50


Labour MP Shane Jones to step down
Created by jeffnz, last reply by jeffnz on 23-Apr-2014 20:41 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Upcoming Freeview Restack AUCKLAND
Created by Brunzy, last reply by richms on 23-Apr-2014 21:05 (13 replies)


Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.