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Topic # 75517 19-Jan-2011 17:09 Send private message

I just heard from a friend that Mobilefone Repair has gone into Receivership. Saw that coming.





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  Reply # 428899 19-Jan-2011 17:21 Send private message

Sorry and this is related to Vodafone NZ in which way?




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  Reply # 428901 19-Jan-2011 17:28 Send private message

johnr: Sorry and this is related to Vodafone NZ in which way?


+1, They are just a company Vodafone NZ contract for warranty repairs. 

Now if Telegistics were in receivership then you could post that in the Telecom forum because they are owned by them but IIRC Mobilefone Repair are a Independent company.

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  Reply # 428906 19-Jan-2011 17:41 Send private message

I don't think too many people get their phones repaired these days anyway, as many people now prefer to just upgrade if it is out of warranty due to the new features you get with advances in smart phones.

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  Reply # 428909 19-Jan-2011 17:51 Send private message

Also if what I've heard is true that Vodafone stopped using Mobilefone Repair and moved to Brightpoint. I wouldn't imagine much business for them as both Telecom and Vodafone would send their customers phones to their respective companies?


Don't hold me on that tho as I can't remember where I heard that from now and it may only be with the iPhone.

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  Reply # 428916 19-Jan-2011 18:15 Send private message

mattwnz: I don't think too many people get their phones repaired these days anyway, as many people now prefer to just upgrade if it is out of warranty due to the new features you get with advances in smart phones.

Telegistics, Brightpoint, and a multitude of other solvent trading phone repair firms might disagree with your first statement.




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  Reply # 428960 19-Jan-2011 21:01 Send private message

I believe the entire Next Group (inc. MobilephoneRepair & Next Electronics) have gone into receivership.

I haven't seen it make the news anywhere but there is no one picking up their phones and companies like Samsung who contract Next to conduct repairs on their products have an unknown wait time on when they will be completed.

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  Reply # 429004 19-Jan-2011 22:18 Send private message

Neither Next Electronic Servicing Ltd or Mobilefone Repair.Com Ltd are listed as being in receivership/liquidation as of a minute ago with the Companies Office.

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  Reply # 429013 19-Jan-2011 22:43 Send private message

The Next Electronics group of companies is definitely in receivership as of the 18th of this month.

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  Reply # 429034 19-Jan-2011 23:35 Send private message

I recall Next in hamilton 'fixing' my car radio in the 90's, but, not actually fixing it.

Never bothered with them again.

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  Reply # 429074 20-Jan-2011 08:58 Send private message

Next in Christchurch has an 'In receivership' sign on the door, and is all locked up. I guess that just leaves Tisco in NZ for "large chain doing general electronic repairs". Bummer.



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  Reply # 429108 20-Jan-2011 10:15 Send private message

Mobilefone Repair were the repair agent responsible for all Motorola, HTC, LG and Sonim warranty repairs.

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  Reply # 429118 20-Jan-2011 10:51 Send private message

firstandten: I just heard from a friend that Mobilefone Repair has gone into Receivership. Saw that coming.


The handful of times I had to deal with them, I'm not surprised either.




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  Reply # 429144 20-Jan-2011 11:54 Send private message

so what happens to any extended warranty?s you brought directly through the Next extended warranty website?



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  Reply # 429152 20-Jan-2011 12:12 Send private message

Null and void I guess.

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  Reply # 429160 20-Jan-2011 12:37 Send private message

Beavis: The Next Electronics group of companies is definitely in receivership as of the 18th of this month.


Indeed; http://www.business.govt.nz/companies/app/ui/pages/companies/1930942 

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