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  # 208743 23-Apr-2009 09:38
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kaiwai: You know, this is a TECHNOLOGY website and I commented about the TECHNOLOGY behind the new MOBILE phone network. Why is it remotely off topic? When you talk about a new network then ALL discussions, from pricing, technology and so forth are ontopic.

I apologise if you expect people to be gushing over the superficial aspects of the network and the parent company - like whether Vodafone is this way or that way etc.


I think the main reason is because this specific discussion seems to be about the branding and the time of the services - not the technology.





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  # 208744 23-Apr-2009 09:40
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kaiwai: Looks great; I had a look at the technology specifications - looks like we'll be on the bleeding edge of technology for such a small nation. The only thing that is depressing is how expensive it is and how most will never be able to afford to use it.


How do you know "how expensive it is"? Based on what are you commenting this? Plan costs? These were not unveiled yet. It would make no sense at all for Telecom charge more for XT Network connections, now that Vodafone is releasing their 900MHz extended coverage.





 
 
 
 


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  # 208760 23-Apr-2009 10:52
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nate: To me, the font styling and overall look and design made me think it was a TelstraClear initiative.? Not the best comparison, but a quick and dirty example:


The owner of the testdrive.co.nz domain works for Saatchi and Saatchi . . . :-)

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  # 208763 23-Apr-2009 10:53
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sbiddle: As somebody just pointed out I wonder if it's a coincidence they came up with a name that rhymes with "Next G".

Wonder if the network will be as good? Smile


The other comparison was that of the good old IBM XT

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  # 208769 23-Apr-2009 11:17
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I thought it might have something to do with Xtra and Telecom XT, as they are saying you'll get great broadband services on this new network.

But who knows, look forwrd to more teaser ads, hahahaha.

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  # 208787 23-Apr-2009 13:02
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aperfectcircle:
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krizzle: does anyone know what the laptop/netbook thing is at the end of the ad?


I believe its and Asus Eee 9' or 10" laptop



I'm pretty sure it's a 15" MacBook Pro


Yup it's definitely a Macbook Pro:





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freitasm:
wellygary: The other comparison was that of the good old IBM XT


Actually for me the first thing I thought was "neXT"...


That was what I was thinking too:


(Telecom New Network page)




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  # 208805 23-Apr-2009 15:12
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this is such a good news. I have been waiting for this for so long. Now I have no hope in Vodafone. I have waited for 3 years for Voda 3g in rangiora, but nothing has been done until today. I will be the first to sign up a telecom 3g broadband plan when the store open on the launch day. I try every means for my iPhone to lose signal. And after losing the signal, I searched for available signal, I always got telecom nz there,because iPhone couldn't get Voda signal, so what I need is a sim card of tnz.

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chiefie: Interestingly, we were having dinner when the ad is on. I saw Richard then there I was didn't pay anymore attention to it, thinking it is just another Top Gear thingy.



So as the ad ended, I didn't even catch the attention to know what ad it is for.



I think this is a fail in commercial marketing, as it isn't something that can take attention of whatever doing and get the viewers curious and wondering.



Are you serious? I Think its a good idea, most people watch topgear. But even if they didnt watch TG, it's still a good ad, Builds up and kept me interested..


Telecoms finally picking up

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  # 208821 23-Apr-2009 16:11
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looks like the XT is from "XTreme"

see http://www.vetspace.org.nz/content/keep-your-eye-out-new-xt-mobile-network ... ??

another article: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/telecom-breaks-cover-with-3g-network-101499

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  # 208830 23-Apr-2009 17:07
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slightly OT, would it be possible once the new network is open for business, telecom would launch a new look website at the same time?

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  # 208831 23-Apr-2009 17:11
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Wait what. They're making a network of these?



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  # 208833 23-Apr-2009 17:17
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bugger that apple FTW :P

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  # 208849 23-Apr-2009 18:32
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As long as they keep the 'Mates Rates' $10 texting thing, I'll be happy :P

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