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  Reply # 1559506 25-May-2016 17:50
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ill be more interested to see who snaps up the remaining radio space.

 

 

 

it was pretty clear it was going to happen even well before Spark bought their chunk off them.





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  Reply # 1559511 25-May-2016 18:05
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When Woosh first started, I recommended it to at least a dozen of friends. It's a good product for student. Mobile broadband back then are prohibitively expensive.

I moved up to wellington and i got one myself. The performance degraded over time. I remember Dick Smith was their agent.

They have the money when they started. What really went wrong?





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  Reply # 1559515 25-May-2016 18:10
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Surpassed by superior products (including better pricing for mobile broadband than back in 2004).

 

Interestingly, there's 0 on Woosh's own website about it.


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  Reply # 1559542 25-May-2016 18:58
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nakedmolerat: 
They have the money when they started. What really went wrong?

 

I'd say ADSL (and ADSL2 and VDSL) killed them. 

 

It was fast enough and easy enough to get. The footprint for coverage was eventually better than Woosh and the price lower and the service generally more reliable. 

 

That's all it takes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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hio77:

 

ill be more interested to see who snaps up the remaining radio space.

 

 

 

it was pretty clear it was going to happen even well before Spark bought their chunk off them.

 

 

 

 

The two remaining 29MHz blocks have expiry dates of 31/3/2021 so, unlike the 70 MHz sold to Spark, they perhaps have more value!?!

 

 

 

Will be interested to see where they end up as well...


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tangerz:

 

hio77:

 

ill be more interested to see who snaps up the remaining radio space.

 

 

 

it was pretty clear it was going to happen even well before Spark bought their chunk off them.

 

 

 

 

The two remaining 29MHz blocks have expiry dates of 31/3/2021 so, unlike the 70 MHz sold to Spark, they perhaps have more value!?!

 

 

 

Will be interested to see where they end up as well...

 

 

 

 

cant say i have actually looked it up on RSM, i just assumed the reports of "Spark have bought 70mhz" to be true. Interesting you point that out though, might be time for some digging about RSM.





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A lot of farms in Southland still use Woosh, there are a few WISPS down there popping up sites


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  Reply # 1559665 25-May-2016 20:43
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This is the beginning of a few changes. Two major Telcos may well change hands soon. May not be bright future for NZ consumers




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MikeB4: This is the beginning of a few changes. Two major Telcos may well change hands soon.

 

Here we go!

 





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It will be interesting if TPG buy Vodafone NZ and Vocus buys 2D. Will it be good hmmmm not sure.




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MikeB4: It will be interesting if TPG buy Vodafone NZ and Vocus buys 2D. Will it be good hmmmm not sure.

 

if TPG make an effort to merge systems and simplfy things for management, Vodafone really do need to be bought out. their mess of systems seems to just cause issues everywhere.

 

 

 

Im not so keen on the 2D buyout, i would expect over time to see massive peering changes if that happens...





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hio77:

 

tangerz:

 

hio77:

 

ill be more interested to see who snaps up the remaining radio space.

 

 

 

it was pretty clear it was going to happen even well before Spark bought their chunk off them.

 

 

 

 

The two remaining 29MHz blocks have expiry dates of 31/3/2021 so, unlike the 70 MHz sold to Spark, they perhaps have more value!?!

 

 

 

Will be interested to see where they end up as well...

 

 

 

 

cant say i have actually looked it up on RSM, i just assumed the reports of "Spark have bought 70mhz" to be true. Interesting you point that out though, might be time for some digging about RSM.

 

 

Yeah Spark managed to buy the two 35MHz blocks from Woosh/Craig Wireless for a paltry $9 Million because they had to be put to use by 31/12/2016 or would be lost back to the Government.


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nakedmolerat: When Woosh first started, I recommended it to at least a dozen of friends. It's a good product for student. Mobile broadband back then are prohibitively expensive.

 

 

 

Same, I remember using them a few years back when mobile internet was waaaaaaaaay too expensive, and the apartment building I lived in charged outrageous rip off prices! So we used Woosh instead. 





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  Reply # 1561346 28-May-2016 18:02
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I used it as a second connection to download on, was on the cheapest plan and then let it just cap to the limited speed and left it going. Back then it was getting 350 meg TV episodes in SD so the low speed still meant I had something to watch at the end of the day. I think that was back when DSL was all capped so I kept my cap on that for things I needed to do.





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Would TPG have the money to buy someone the size of VF? All I see resulting in that, is another 5 years waiting for things to improve when they realize the scope (and cost) of the work that will be needed to take the vast resources they bought and make them into something useful and profitable.  I would expect another period of customer dissatisfaction as all the resources are used to merge.

 

I am not certain of this, but my gut feeling is, that whomever suggested buying Telstra, and whomever decided that suggestion had merit, at VF, are now on unemployment.


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