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  Reply # 991770 21-Feb-2014 12:49 3 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Doesn't a spark imply a poor electrical connection as well

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  Reply # 991777 21-Feb-2014 12:58 2 people support this post Send private message quote this post

I think "explosion!" sounds more exciting.

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  Reply # 991778 21-Feb-2014 12:58 Send private message quote this post

Sounds like a real winner.... for their marketing company :)

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  Reply # 991780 21-Feb-2014 13:01 Send private message quote this post

Kirdog: Why not to spend $20 million on increasing capacity of mobile network? NO we must spend it on re-branding!

pff managers...


Because cheaper data plans means less text/call income

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  Reply # 991784 21-Feb-2014 13:07 Send private message quote this post

loceff13:
Kirdog: Why not to spend $20 million on increasing capacity of mobile network? NO we must spend it on re-branding!

pff managers...


Because cheaper data plans means less text/call income


Cheaper data would mean more customers. Wouldn't that work out better in the long run?






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  Reply # 991791 21-Feb-2014 13:16 Send private message quote this post

Kirdog: Why not to spend $20 million on increasing capacity of mobile network? NO we must spend it on re-branding!

pff managers...


Give them time it's early days, I am sure there will be new products to compliment the rebranding.




Mike

 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

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  Reply # 991793 21-Feb-2014 13:17 Send private message quote this post

tardtasticx:
loceff13:
Kirdog: Why not to spend $20 million on increasing capacity of mobile network? NO we must spend it on re-branding!

pff managers...


Because cheaper data plans means less text/call income


Cheaper data would mean more customers. Wouldn't that work out better in the long run?



cheaper does not equate to better




Mike

 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

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  Reply # 991795 21-Feb-2014 13:21 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

No i'm talking about current data caps. Because for last 3 weeks i have issues: like full reception of signal but no connection sometimes, like waiting 1-4 minutes while i get connection, also speeds getting lower and lower.

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  Reply # 991804 21-Feb-2014 13:39 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

chiefie:
steve98: Good opportunity for Telecom -- sorry, Spark -- to bring email hosting back in-house with the domain @spark.net.nz for all new customers with the option for existing Xtra customers on the yahoo platform to migrate over with a redirection in place. Erase the taste of email disaster.


Only thing is. @spark.net.nz is taken.


And spark.com is a dating site - ferret memories, anybody?

Surely the first thing a marketing gradute would do, upon dreaming up a company name for $20mill would be to hit Google or at least see what .com lies at the end?

It's a total waste of money and somthing I can honeslty expect form the 7 figure earners at the top.

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  Reply # 991814 21-Feb-2014 13:54 Send private message quote this post

They will just buy the domains and pay off any trademarks.




Artificial intelligence is no match, for natural stupidity



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  Reply # 991828 21-Feb-2014 14:23 Send private message quote this post


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  Reply # 991843 21-Feb-2014 14:45 Send private message quote this post

gundar:
chiefie:
steve98: Good opportunity for Telecom -- sorry, Spark -- to bring email hosting back in-house with the domain @spark.net.nz for all new customers with the option for existing Xtra customers on the yahoo platform to migrate over with a redirection in place. Erase the taste of email disaster.


Only thing is. @spark.net.nz is taken.


And spark.com is a dating site - ferret memories, anybody?

Surely the first thing a marketing gradute would do, upon dreaming up a company name for $20mill would be to hit Google or at least see what .com lies at the end?

It's a total waste of money and somthing I can honeslty expect form the 7 figure earners at the top.


why would they want a .com web address, they use .co.nz now so I don't really see an issue




Mike

 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

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  Reply # 991850 21-Feb-2014 14:58 Send private message quote this post

why would they want a .com web address, they use .co.nz now so I don't really see an issue


The trouble with Ferrit.co.nz was that Joe Bloggs kept typing in Ferrit.com and getting some amazing hardcore p0rn, then complaining to Telecom that their shopping site had been compromised. Trust me, half of Telecom/Spark/Asterisk's clients are going to go to spark.com expecting to see their email/account details.... it won't be long before it's a feature article in the 6pm news that somebody, somewhere in NZ has inadvertently signed up for online dating while trying to secure a land-line - it's the kind of drivel that makes news.

ALWAYS secure the .com whenever you have an idea, no matter how small your intentions are, you should ALWAYS be dreaming global or you will live in another shadow and in this case, it's an unrelated product.

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  Reply # 991853 21-Feb-2014 15:01 2 people support this post Send private message quote this post

gundar:
why would they want a .com web address, they use .co.nz now so I don't really see an issue


The trouble with Ferrit.co.nz was that Joe Bloggs kept typing in Ferrit.com and getting some amazing hardcore p0rn, then complaining to Telecom that their shopping site had been compromised. Trust me, half of Telecom/Spark/Asterisk's clients are going to go to spark.com expecting to see their email/account details.... it won't be long before it's a feature article in the 6pm news that somebody, somewhere in NZ has inadvertently signed up for online dating while trying to secure a land-line - it's the kind of drivel that makes news.

ALWAYS secure the .com whenever you have an idea, no matter how small your intentions are, you should ALWAYS be dreaming global or you will live in another shadow and in this case, it's an unrelated product.


Well telecom.com redirects to Telekom.com, which is a German telco, and I've never seen a news article with someone complaining about how telecom Nz has everything in German on their site.....




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  Reply # 991865 21-Feb-2014 15:32 4 people support this post Send private message quote this post

I think rebranding to Spark is a bit crap, but I think ShowmeTV is worse. TVNZ's marketing for TV2 for all of last year was celebrities saying "Show me drama... Show me comedy... Show me TV2".
Also, ShowTV might be a bit upset.

Really should have called it SparkTV.

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