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  Reply # 433478 31-Jan-2011 23:45 Send private message

sbiddle:
jbard: Yeah i was abusing it, but i thought it was worth it for a free phone.


Nothing is free in this world. Telecom are paying for that phone, which in turn you're paying for using other Telecom products in services to recover the money they're losing with people abusing the TXT plan.


Which might make them more keen on BAK :P 

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  Reply # 433483 1-Feb-2011 00:18 Send private message

jords12:
sbiddle:
jbard: Yeah i was abusing it, but i thought it was worth it for a free phone.


Nothing is free in this world. Telecom are paying for that phone, which in turn you're paying for using other Telecom products in services to recover the money they're losing with people abusing the TXT plan.


Which might make them more keen on BAK :P 


so i should thank everyone who buys services off telecom for my new phone then, thanks. ^_^ lol! 













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  Reply # 433499 1-Feb-2011 06:22 Send private message

jords12:
sbiddle:
jbard: Yeah i was abusing it, but i thought it was worth it for a free phone.


Nothing is free in this world. Telecom are paying for that phone, which in turn you're paying for using other Telecom products in services to recover the money they're losing with people abusing the TXT plan.


Which might make them more keen on BAK :P 


Or even more opposed to it. BAK is fine in a world where traffic flows are even, if there are uneven traffic flows it's no longer a fair system.

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  Reply # 439126 14-Feb-2011 10:06 Send private message

So anyone here got their phones from 2degrees?

I want to know, which company is delivering them (CourierPost, NZC, etc), and whether its signature required?

Couriers often do not leave stuff at the door, sometimes even just pull up, fill out CTC, put in mailbox and drive off.

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  Reply # 439128 14-Feb-2011 10:08 Send private message

IlDuce: So anyone here got their phones from 2degrees?

I want to know, which company is delivering them (CourierPost, NZC, etc), and whether its signature required?

Couriers often do not leave stuff at the door, sometimes even just pull up, fill out CTC, put in mailbox and drive off.


Yeah i haven't got mine yet either although on their twitter i think they said most had been sent out and the rest would leave early this week.

Would also like to know who is delivering and if it is signature required? 

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  Reply # 439190 14-Feb-2011 11:48 Send private message

For every previous race:
NZCouriers.
Signature is required.

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  Reply # 439681 15-Feb-2011 11:10 Send private message

Sigh.

I know, let's design a competition to screw over the majority of the country who have to pay for their rates.

Let's especially screw those people who are on fixed term contracts with reasonably large termination costs.

Guh. A few ruining it for the rest of us.

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  Reply # 439757 15-Feb-2011 12:46 Send private message

High MTR's are a barrier to entry for new entrants and thus reduce competition.

Some regulation is needed in natural duopoly/oligopoly style markets like mobile to avoid the incumbents running wild with protectionism.

MTR's should reflect real costs of termination.

BAK is not a magic bullet there are significant pro's AND cons of that system.


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  Reply # 441981 21-Feb-2011 16:16 Send private message

Just had a txt from 2d, looks like they are doing another race from 22nd feb - 7th march.

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  Reply # 442320 22-Feb-2011 11:44 Send private message

One of these days, Telecom is just going to declare that no text messages will be delivered to 2degrees customers during a txt me race.

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  Reply # 442325 22-Feb-2011 11:47 Send private message

And then people will get all stabby...




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  Reply # 442328 22-Feb-2011 11:49 Send private message

And they will get sued for false advertising.

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  Reply # 442329 22-Feb-2011 11:50 Send private message

I am sure they can deploy a proper AUP for txting to 2 degrees like no more than a certain number of non replied texts in a certain timeframe etc.

If you are losing money on someone because they are abusing 5000 texts to freeload phones, then is it really a loss if they move somewhere else? The sort of person who is going to dick around with textme races is not the sort of person that is likely to become a big spender.




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  Reply # 443114 24-Feb-2011 16:39 Send private message

Hopefully people are sensible enough to have realised this already, but for anyone who hasn?t made the connection please do not participate in the textmerace at this time. Due to the earthquake the networks are fragile enough right now without tens of thousands of unnecessary txts being sent.

(note that 2D have sensibly suspended the textmerace, so it won?t count anyway)

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