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Topic # 14167 19-Jun-2007 13:20
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One has to wonder, do employees at the New Zealand Herald ready any of nations other papers, online or not?

If one was to read the Stuff article, as posted by a member yesterday, and then the NZ Herald article today, they may just be a little confused.

On that note, Ernie needs to get of all people should be knowing that goes on in the
New Zealand media. 


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  Reply # 75164 19-Jun-2007 13:53
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A few people are confused in these stories..

Ernie seems a bit confused - while nobody wants to see locks people don't want to pay fully unsubsidised prices for their phones either. You have to accept that if you get a cheap phone you can't expect to move it to a competitors network. Subsidies exist on Telecom at present because they can be recovered over the life of the phone even if it is onsold to another person due to it being locked to that network.

People have compared it in the past to buying a car and being told you can only use one type of petrol and that being an unreasonable demand. As I see it it's the same as Holden selling you a new Club Sport and telling you that you could have it for $20000 less than normal but you could only use Shell petrol for 3 years. What's the big deal?

Kursten Shalfoon from Vodafone is also confused saying that "Vodafone would not need to lock its handsets as 95 per cent would not work on Telecom's planned mobile network" . He's obviously unaware Telecom are not rolling out WCDMA 850 but only GSM 850 and that probably 95% of the GSM only handsets Vodafone sell all support GSM850.

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