I used to live in NZ many years ago ....live in Australia now. Some things I noticed.
Why is it that most phone NZ companies (I am talking about calling landlines to landlines at all times in this post ) seem to have a 2hr cap on international calls and national calls I think you guys refer to them as tolls (which we in Australia call a toll when you pay to go over a bridge lol (I think before the standard per minute rate then applies. In other words you would have to call back again and make sure if on a long chat that the time is being watched .
I asked once via email to a NZ company and they said it was legislation another told me that had nothing to do with it. I am guessing the networks in NZ are smaller and couldn't handle it if there were people on for longer ?
Here in Australia we don't seem to have these 2 hr caps on national calls or international calls it is unlimited time for a certain price eg $3 for national or $15 for unlimited overseas landline calls to any landline for most new home phone plans especially when bundled with internet ADSL ,cable broadband etc . Why is that ? International calls landline to landline and mobile here - unlimited no restriction on time, same with national calls one city to another.
Do people in NZ have issues when moving house like in Australia of finding that you can't get ADSL or cable in an area due to lack of ports or not being close to exchange or RIM not supporting ADSL ?. I know if that is the case in Australia we can use mobile broadband which is expensive for less data compared to ADSL and cable .
NZ satellite broadband seems drastically cheaper