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Topic # 93040 11-Nov-2011 18:15 Send private message

Has anyone heard anything about this?

They used me for XT, but still no calls?


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  Reply # 544357 11-Nov-2011 19:19 Send private message

I know you are new here (welcome) but please create topics in correct forums.

Moved this.






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  Reply # 544474 12-Nov-2011 07:50 Send private message

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/5953313/Telecoms-Skinny-set-to-target-youth

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  Reply # 544483 12-Nov-2011 08:44 Send private message

They tried this before and pulled it (Boost mobile). Telecom is terrible at this kind of "innovative" new services - look at ferrit





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  Reply # 544496 12-Nov-2011 09:17 Send private message

Zeon: They tried this before and pulled it (Boost mobile). Telecom is terrible at this kind of "innovative" new services - look at ferrit


It's nothing about "innovation", it's about delivering a brand that can offer cheaper pricing without cannibalising the existing Telecom pricing model. Large number of carriers do this, and Aussie is a classic example with a number of MVNO's, and those such as Virgin that are fully owned by Optus.

Whether you agree with this idea or not comes down to your views on marketing. Many marketing people will tell you pitching a brand to cover every possible consumer type, while maintaining significant pricing differentials is very hard.

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  Reply # 544500 12-Nov-2011 09:28 Send private message

Yes, there is no question that its owned by Telecom.

Looking at the whois data its owned by some "Wellington Harbour Holdings Limited" and "ajpark.co.nz" but it has ish5.telecom.co.nz and ish4.telecom.co.nz set as the DNS servers. Visiting https://www.skinny.co.nz/ we can look at the certificate details and see that its a Class 3 certificate issued by VeriSign (meaning that the owner was most likely validated in some way) on 6th November 2011 to "Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited".

A quick trademark search for Skinny* turns up a bunch of trademarks that have either been issued to or are pending issue to TELECOM IP LIMITED. Here is some information on NZ Trademark #839566 which is still under examination:
Telephones; mobile phones; apparatus for recording, transmitting and reproducing sound and images; telecommunications hardware and software; facsimile, telex, telephone, telegram, modem, network and internet hardware and software; hardware and software for transmission, transfer or receipt of audible, visual and audiovisual content; apparatus and instruments for the processing, transmission, storage, logging, reception and retrieval of data being in the form of encoded data, text, audio, graphic images or video or a combination of these formats; personal digital assistants; computers; electronic navigational and positional apparatus and instruments including global positioning systems; satellite navigational and positional apparatus and instruments; computer software for games; computer software for retrieval of data; computer software for systems management; computer software for database management; computer software for e-mail and instant messaging; computer software for scanning email, software and digital communications for viruses; computer software for isolating and destroying viruses; computer software for filtering spam (unsolicited digital communications); computer software for word processing; computer software for computer aided design; computer software for locating people and items including vehicles, chattels and locations; downloadable publications; downloadable digital media content including video, music and images; downloadable wallpapers and screensavers for computer screens or mobile phone displays; downloadable animated active wallpapers or screensavers for computer screens or mobile phone displays; downloadable musical sound recordings; downloadable alerts, alert tones, ringtones, and wallpapers; DVDs and CD-ROMs, including pre-recorded DVDs and CD-ROMs; recorded media containing telecommunications related information and data; digital and magnetic devices able to store and/or process information, including those containing integrated circuit cards and/or memory chips, including smart cards, telephone cards, and SIM cards; batteries and battery chargers; parts and fitting for the aforesaid goods; manuals for all the aforesaid goods, bundled and sold as a unit therewith.
 

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  Reply # 544625 12-Nov-2011 16:47 Send private message

'DickHammond'

LOL

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  Reply # 544660 12-Nov-2011 18:17 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: 'DickHammond'

LOL

Yep, only just got that one... :D

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  Reply # 544697 12-Nov-2011 21:36 Send private message

sbiddle:
Zeon: They tried this before and pulled it (Boost mobile). Telecom is terrible at this kind of "innovative" new services - look at ferrit


It's nothing about "innovation", it's about delivering a brand that can offer cheaper pricing without cannibalising the existing Telecom pricing model. Large number of carriers do this, and Aussie is a classic example with a number of MVNO's, and those such as Virgin that are fully owned by Optus.

Whether you agree with this idea or not comes down to your views on marketing. Many marketing people will tell you pitching a brand to cover every possible consumer type, while maintaining significant pricing differentials is very hard.


Many companies do this. Look at domain registrars, many have different brands, and very different pricing, to compete in the different markets, all operated under the single company.

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  Reply # 545166 14-Nov-2011 14:13 Send private message

If theres something that can replace my current smartphone double plan (5000 texts, 480mb data for $28) then i'll happily change to it.
Tis annoying that no one wants to cater to the $30 price point for smartphones, i want roughly 500mb of data, and perhaps a good few hundred texts (ideally 500+).

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  Reply # 545167 14-Nov-2011 14:21 Send private message

eXDee: If theres something that can replace my current smartphone double plan (5000 texts, 480mb data for $28) then i'll happily change to it.
Tis annoying that no one wants to cater to the $30 price point for smartphones, i want roughly 500mb of data, and perhaps a good few hundred texts (ideally 500+).


Well, you could spend $30 on 2degrees and get 1GB and 2500 SMS. That's been available now for, oh, since August last year give or take.




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  Reply # 545168 14-Nov-2011 14:29 Send private message

SaltyNZ: 
Well, you could spend $30 on 2degrees and get 1GB and 2500 SMS. That's been available now for, oh, since August last year give or take.


Am I missing something, how can you do this for $30 on prepay?

Edit

I see, $10 2500 txt pack and $20 1GB data. The only trouble with that is you've got to be in a 2degrees broadband zone which is patchy to say the least 

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  Reply # 545170 14-Nov-2011 14:31 Send private message

langers1972:
SaltyNZ: 
Well, you could spend $30 on 2degrees and get 1GB and 2500 SMS. That's been available now for, oh, since August last year give or take.


Am I missing something, how can you do this for $30 on prepay? 


1GB data - $20
2500 SMS - $10

=$30




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  Reply # 545172 14-Nov-2011 14:32 Send private message

Beat me to it, was furiously editing as you replied

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  Reply # 545173 14-Nov-2011 14:33 Send private message

langers1972: Beat me to it, was furiously editing as you replied


:-)




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  Reply # 545175 14-Nov-2011 14:36 Send private message

langers1972:
SaltyNZ: 
Well, you could spend $30 on 2degrees and get 1GB and 2500 SMS. That's been available now for, oh, since August last year give or take.


Am I missing something, how can you do this for $30 on prepay?

Edit

I see, $10 2500 txt pack and $20 1GB data. The only trouble with that is you've got to be in a 2degrees broadband zone which is patchy to say the least 


Well, it's getting less patchy by the day. This year we've added Hamilton, Tauranga, Hastings, Wanganui, Whangarei, and Palmerston North, with more to come both this year and next. Some of them aren't "officially" broadband zones yet, but as long as you are within the 2degrees coverage, it works.




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