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# 32731 22-Apr-2009 16:18
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Looks like telecom is going to launch a new network T-day. Wonder if its going to be competitive and affordable.

Its not mentioned if we can keep vodafone number.



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  # 208605 22-Apr-2009 17:25
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Unofficial tidbit from a person I know in the biz... The T-day date is being brought forward to May, will be announced in about 35 minutes on the 6pm news.




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# 208607 22-Apr-2009 17:33
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mjb: Unofficial tidbit from a person I know in the biz... The T-day date is being brought forward to May, will be announced in about 35 minutes on the 6pm news.


That would explain some stuff happening...





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  # 208617 22-Apr-2009 18:14
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mjb: Unofficial tidbit from a person I know in the biz... The T-day date is being brought forward to May, will be announced in about 35 minutes on the 6pm news.


No sign of it on either channel yet . . .

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  # 208618 22-Apr-2009 18:19
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scottjpalmer:
mjb: Unofficial tidbit from a person I know in the biz... The T-day date is being brought forward to May, will be announced in about 35 minutes on the 6pm news.




No sign of it on either channel yet . . .


I may have been given dud info... and of course it could be an ad in that timeslot... :) Apparently the network is all go, and that certain customers are already on it. Just not open to the masses yet.




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  # 208623 22-Apr-2009 18:36
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http://testdrive.co.nz/ is apparently it...




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  # 208624 22-Apr-2009 18:37
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I have it on good authority that May 25 the special day for Telecom.. (if not announced already)

Sorry just got home from work and havent checked the news yet..




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  # 208626 22-Apr-2009 18:40
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Ad featuring Richard Hammond just aired on TV3 for testdrive.co.nz - site is hammered though.




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  # 208627 22-Apr-2009 18:41
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NB: interestingly the ad said nothing about Telecom.




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  # 208628 22-Apr-2009 18:43
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fyi watch TV now.

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  # 208629 22-Apr-2009 18:45
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sleemanj: NB: interestingly the ad said nothing about Telecom.


Yeah, I called one of my old workmates who mentioned that it's "not Telecom though", and "they've removed all the branding", but he confirmed that's it. he also confirmed that it's coming in May, not June.




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  # 208631 22-Apr-2009 18:48
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I just saw the ad on TV1, got excited thinking maybe NZ Communications was launching. Then I changed my mind when I realised they probably couldn't afford Hammond.

Looked at the HTML source for the testdrive.co.nz page and saw this:


var attributes = {
id:"TelecomXT"
};
if (contentType == "flash") {
swfobject.embedSWF("bin/TelecomXT.swf?cacheBuster="+(Math.random()*1000), "altContent", "100%", "530", "9.0.115", "expressInstall.swf", flashvars, params, attributes);

Interesting the lack of Telecom branding.

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  # 208632 22-Apr-2009 18:48
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mjb:
sleemanj: NB: interestingly the ad said nothing about Telecom.


Yeah, I called one of my old workmates who mentioned that it's "not Telecom though", and "they've removed all the branding", but he confirmed that's it. he also confirmed that it's coming in May, not June.


Just look at the source for that page and it has Telecom in some places.




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  # 208634 22-Apr-2009 18:50
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Do a whois xtnetwork.co.nz shows Telecom's name servers and the contact details might be a bit of a give away

registrant_contact_name: Telecom IP Limited
registrant_contact_address1: P O Box 949
registrant_contact_city: WELLINGTON
registrant_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrant_contact_phone: +64 4 4738278
registrant_contact_fax: +64 4 4723358
registrant_contact_email: dns@ajpark.com




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