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  #294039 28-Jan-2010 17:57
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old3eyes: All you guys south of the Bombays. That will teach you for laughing at Auckland when ever we have a power outage..


Careful there, not a good idea to start slinging off with the old North vs South arguments. :) Oh what the hell, we have the Ranfurly Shield. :)

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  #294040 28-Jan-2010 17:58
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kiwiscoota:
Dionin: I'd have a sporting bet that TehONE is not a 'so called hero' working on this problem and is just trying to twist the knife. If he is then I'd recommend going to sleep before getting emotional.


I agree,  I never trust any post originating from a "new user' whose first post seems to be somekind of peverted attempted to stir up emotions.

I've no doubt there are some Telecom techs working long hours to solve the problems, HOWEVER it probably is the same techs that installed or worked on the "new XT network",   what ever happened to taking responsiblity for your or your companies actions....


nah im only new here because someone from the office told me to come here and have a read and a bit of a laugh but got a bit more annoyed, and its only a new netwokr ofc its going to have some teething problem,

 
 
 
 


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  #294053 28-Jan-2010 18:43
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Hmm, im just getting "A connection to the remote computer could not be established, so the port used for this connection was closed." on my MF626 T-Stick in Feilding, rather irratating I must say.

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  #294060 28-Jan-2010 18:54
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A 2 degrees phone and sim is $50 today. No excuse for not having one if you are that reliant on communications for business.




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  #294071 28-Jan-2010 19:11
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richms: A 2 degrees phone and sim is $50 today. No excuse for not having one if you are that reliant on communications for business.


Maybe we should all have prepaid connections for each network and just swap when the other doesnt work.....

There are some expectations when you pay for a connection with one carrier or the other, you do expect some service for that!

If anything this situation shows that having localized infrastructure is incredibly important, 2 RNC or centres of control for our entire country of 3 major islands no matter how few connections is just too risky. 5 -6 like Vodafone or more is probably going to reduce the risk of large black out, rather Southland out or hamilton for example only rather than 2/3 of the country.







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Master Geek


  #294073 28-Jan-2010 19:17
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richms: A 2 degrees phone and sim is $50 today. No excuse for not having one if you are that reliant on communications for business.


While having a second phone on another network does help some circumstances,  it relies on your clients or office being prepared to try you on another alternative number,  IF they have that number.  

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  #294074 28-Jan-2010 19:18
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TehONE: nah im only new here because someone from the office told me to come here and have a read and a bit of a laugh but got a bit more annoyed, and its only a new netwokr ofc its going to have some teething problem,

How can you honestly expect people to swallow the line that severe outages such as have happened during December (7 months after commissioning) and January (8 months after commissioning) are "Teething Problems"?

Excuses like that are pretty lame this far down the track...





 
 
 
 


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  #294076 28-Jan-2010 19:20
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Wee point I want to raise..

After 36 hours why has Telecom not gone to Vodafone and asked them to allow roaming on there network until resolved???

Would this not allow people to at least have communication, albiet limited services!!





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Master Geek


  #294078 28-Jan-2010 19:26
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bbman: Wee point I want to raise..

After 36 hours why has Telecom not gone to Vodafone and asked them to allow roaming on there network until resolved???

Would this not allow people to at least have communication, albiet limited services!!


I was thinking the same....  if the two companies do not have such an agreement, it's about time they woke up to themselves and remembered their business should be based on customer service.  

I do realise there are some issues relating to compatibility and any such service might be limited but surely some service is better than nothing !

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Ultimate Geek


  #294081 28-Jan-2010 19:29
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kiwiscoota:
bbman: Wee point I want to raise..

After 36 hours why has Telecom not gone to Vodafone and asked them to allow roaming on there network until resolved???

Would this not allow people to at least have communication, albiet limited services!!


I was thinking the same....  if the two companies do not have such an agreement, it's about time they woke up to themselves and remembered their business should be based on customer service.  

I do realise there are some issues relating to compatibility and any such service might be limited but surely some service is better than nothing !


Its just so logical, easy temporary fix and any BS excuse as to why this is not on the table is not good enough.

All XT phones operate on 900mhz GSM and even 2100mhz WCDMA or 1800mhz GSM so compatibility is not going to be a problem. Some service is better than none.

WHAT ARE THEY PROTECTING.... the name is in shame, this might help!







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  #294093 28-Jan-2010 20:04
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if your biggest competitor came to you and asked to use your service because theirs was broken, would you let them..
I would think not. have a think about it ...

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  #294095 28-Jan-2010 20:07
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For a price I am sure they would ;) - VF let 2 degrees use their network where 2d has no infrastructure. So now that telecom have none in those places, why couldnt they do a similar deal?

Mind you, since it would take laywers involved we would probably all have 4g handsets before they got the terms of it sorted out?




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Master Geek


  #294100 28-Jan-2010 20:15
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cafeg: if your biggest competitor came to you and asked to use your service because theirs was broken, would you let them..
I would think not. have a think about it ...




I know at the very minimum in Australia you can use a competitors network for emergency calls to 000 (equivalent of our 111), I speak from personal experience having had to do that in country NSW, where Optus did not have coverage, but Telstra did have coverage.

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Master Geek


  #294101 28-Jan-2010 20:15
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Aside from the fact that the logistics of setting up such a system would deff not be an over-night implementation?

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  #294103 28-Jan-2010 20:26
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kiwiscoota:

I know at the very minimum in Australia you can use a competitors network for emergency calls to 000 (equivalent of our 111), I speak from personal experience having had to do that in country NSW, where Optus did not have coverage, but Telstra did have coverage.


That happens here too, when I had a GSM phone on vodafone it was always going to "SOS calls only" when walking around the mall or the shops around highbury and it could only see 2 degrees.

Why vodafone couldnt sort out getting coverage into those places till recently (apparantly) I dont know.




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