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#190928 16-Jan-2016 18:18
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As per above.

Thinking about switching over on one of my handsets.

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  #1472766 16-Jan-2016 18:21
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No one from Spark is going to speak about future plans or changes until official comms is released from the business, I worked on the upgrade that let VodafoneNZ launch Carryover and it was something just not spoken about outside of the staff working on the project

 
 
 

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  #1472784 16-Jan-2016 18:50
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No, Telecom definitely wont.

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  #1472785 16-Jan-2016 18:50
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MikeB4: No, Telecom definitely wont.


Is this official comms? I am guessing not as you don't even know the correct name of the business



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  #1472788 16-Jan-2016 18:56
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johnr:
MikeB4: No, Telecom definitely wont.


Is this official comms? I am guessing not as you don't even know the correct name of the business


I was quoting the title with sarcasm :(

 

That is why I said Telecom definitely wont be matching 

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  #1472789 16-Jan-2016 18:58
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MikeB4:
johnr:
MikeB4: No, Telecom definitely wont.


Is this official comms? I am guessing not as you don't even know the correct name of the business


I was quoting the title with sarcasm :(
That is why I said Telecom definitely wont be matching 


A ha I see you are correct, ' Telecom ' won't

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  #1472791 16-Jan-2016 19:03
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johnr:
MikeB4:
johnr:
MikeB4: No, Telecom definitely wont.


Is this official comms? I am guessing not as you don't even know the correct name of the business


I was quoting the title with sarcasm :(
That is why I said Telecom definitely wont be matching 


A ha I see you are correct, ' Telecom ' won't


Who is "Telecom"? Their sub-brand Skinny has carry-over minutes.




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  #1472797 16-Jan-2016 19:31
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michaelmurfy:
johnr:
MikeB4:
johnr:
MikeB4: No, Telecom definitely wont.


Is this official comms? I am guessing not as you don't even know the correct name of the business


I was quoting the title with sarcasm :(
That is why I said Telecom definitely wont be matching 


A ha I see you are correct, ' Telecom ' won't


Who is "Telecom"? Their sub-brand Skinny has carry-over minutes.


...and carry over data, frequent give-aways of bonus minutes and data, really good coverage and cheaper than spark.




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  #1472798 16-Jan-2016 19:31
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TeaLeaf: As per above.

Thinking about switching over on one of my handsets.


I'd say that they leave that sort of thing up to Skinny and keep the Spark mobile as their 'premium brand' which includes Spotify, free Wi-Fi hotspots etc. if you want the roll over data and minutes then you're best to look at Skinny.




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  #1472845 16-Jan-2016 21:06
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yeah it was premium until the changed the name to spark, what does spark do, electricity? what does telecom do? (telecommunications). great branding work whoever came up with that one.

having been with all the big telcos and energy corps in aus and nz i found that name the funniest change in the industry.

i agree spotify vs carry over is a far better offering and when (i hate saying this name) spark want to squash something, like with 2 degrees value packs they just do. perhaps they dont see it as a threat. wifi hotspots, sigh, too funny. yeah maybe in metro but try finding wifi when you need it in even inner city burbs without having to walk a km. isnt that what mobile data is for. i know they wont lead the market with products but double the mobile data and thats a useful product feature imo.

havnt worked in product management in mobile for a long time so ill leave it to the market to figure out, but carry over from a moral perspective is a good one.

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  #1472851 16-Jan-2016 21:15
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Where are you located? I see wifi hotspots at Spark payphones all over the place.

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  #1472852 16-Jan-2016 21:17
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so do i, that wasnt my point. having to find a wifi spot to use wifi, is so 1999.

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  #1472861 16-Jan-2016 21:30
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TeaLeaf: yeah it was premium until the changed the name to spark, what does spark do, electricity? what does telecom do? (telecommunications). great branding work whoever came up with that one.

having been with all the big telcos and energy corps in aus and nz i found that name the funniest change in the industry.

i agree spotify vs carry over is a far better offering and when (i hate saying this name) spark want to squash something, like with 2 degrees value packs they just do. perhaps they dont see it as a threat. wifi hotspots, sigh, too funny. yeah maybe in metro but try finding wifi when you need it in even inner city burbs without having to walk a km. isnt that what mobile data is for. i know they wont lead the market with products but double the mobile data and thats a useful product feature imo.

havnt worked in product management in mobile for a long time so ill leave it to the market to figure out, but carry over from a moral perspective is a good one.


Their name is Spark - end of story. Been like that now for a couple of years and personally I find it insulting to refer to somebody (including, a company) by a previous defunct name so if you're going to refer to them on here then their name is Spark - it is just respect.

Spark have an app to show the hotspots around you on Android and iOS (as well as a pinnable mobile website for Windows Phone). I personally find the hotspots pretty handy and they're currently sitting at 2gb per day. For me, Skinny is great since they're cheap and still offer the same level of service quality as Spark however - no free WiFi or Spotify.

Personally, rollover is pretty pointless. It is best to be on the plan that suits you the best since even with me my data is piling up and I am never using it - just end up wasting it instead on stupid things. If you're never going to use it months in a row then what makes you think you're going to use it "one day"? It is marketing. That's if you're rolling over as much data as myself.




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  #1472865 16-Jan-2016 21:37
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defunct name? it describes what they do. spark doesnt. i just use it like that because it makes sense to the majority of people in this world.

since i dont work at said spark i cant write an app but can you get someone there to make one for windows phone like when it was called telecom. the stupid web link is pretty hack for its clients.

i think roll over makes sense. i think lightbox is pretty light weight, spotify luckily was chosen as the giveaway. having roll over and music would be a goody. but id expect that from an aus telco.

yep rolling over data doesnt make much sense, personally i consume next to no mobile data. but years gone by it would have been handy. mins though is good.

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  #1472875 16-Jan-2016 21:46
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TeaLeaf: defunct name? it describes what they do. spark doesnt. i just use it like that because it makes sense to the majority of people in this world.

since i dont work at said spark i cant write an app but can you get someone there to make one for windows phone like when it was called telecom. the stupid web link is pretty hack for its clients.

i think roll over makes sense. i think lightbox is pretty light weight, spotify luckily was chosen as the giveaway. having roll over and music would be a goody. but id expect that from an aus telco.

yep rolling over data doesnt make much sense, personally i consume next to no mobile data. but years gone by it would have been handy. mins though is good.


The majority of the people wouldn't know who Spark, Telecom or Madbutcher were.

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  #1472879 16-Jan-2016 21:52
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really comes down to mins vs spotify in our house.

id prefer rollover mins as i dont listen to music. but the mrs definitely likes the spotify.

currently we are both we spark for all devices.

well it sounds as if they wont be going down that path from this conversation. either way both packs are reasonably priced so its not a biggy. i just thought spark might go with roll over on one pack. that would have to be the non spotify packs clearly.

thanks all.

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