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Topic # 57415 12-Feb-2010 16:25
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There's an article behind the NBR paywall called Telecom gets iPhone. I haven't seen this reported anywhere else and I don't have a subscription. Does anyone know what this article is about? Has Telecom negotiated iPhone rights, or is it more of a piece about how OS 3.1.3 now allows all features (ie. tethering) on Telecom?

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  Reply # 298436 12-Feb-2010 16:36

Also quite interested.

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  Reply # 298442 12-Feb-2010 17:02
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Maybe NBR have got the iPhone and Android mixed up..




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  Reply # 298453 12-Feb-2010 17:45
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maybe it means 'gets' as in 'understands' as in 'Telecom really understands the iPhone'

That's my bet. Why would Telecom bother getting the iPhone now. The next version has not been announced, and the buzz has faded from the 3Gs

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  Reply # 298461 12-Feb-2010 18:24
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Would they have an exclamation mark after the title if that was the case, Nonprayingmantis?




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  Reply # 298463 12-Feb-2010 18:43
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I think it would be fairly safe to assume it's certainly not an announcement of Telecom selling the iPhone. That would be been big enough news to have made a mention at their Q2 results.

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  Reply # 298470 12-Feb-2010 19:35
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It's about Telecom execs using iPhones, nothing exciting.





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  Reply # 298475 12-Feb-2010 20:09
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mike: It's about Telecom execs using iPhones, nothing exciting.

So typical of NBR to put a story like that behind the paywall... Money mouth





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  Reply # 298476 12-Feb-2010 20:13
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It's "exclusive" "high quality" content. Obviously worth it... And the exclamation marks!






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  Reply # 298574 13-Feb-2010 09:37
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The article is now public, and is like mike says above. That's NBR for you!

And of course, thanks for posting that, mike :)

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  Reply # 298595 13-Feb-2010 11:23
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The article was only meant as light-hearted Friday afternoon joke, complete with the cheesy exclamation mark. Being put behind the paywall gave it unintended portent. It's free now, if anybody wants to read it (http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/telecom-gets-iphone-118463) but I'll likely have to slip it back behind the paywall when the boss returns Monday.


BTW, some discussion of Telecom's RNC upgrade, and its cost and who bears it, here: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/telecom-toyota-and-two-others-signed-outage-118443




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  Reply # 298596 13-Feb-2010 11:25
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Telecom iPhone

I mean, c'mon - who really cares!



Posted by tattoo at 09:32 am on February 13, 2010


Says it all I think!








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Seems to be every 2nd story on NBR now appears behind the "paywall", regardless of what it is. Ive stopped visitng the site every day now and maybe visit 2x a week.




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chriskeall: BTW, some discussion of Telecom's RNC upgrade, and its cost and who bears it, here: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/telecom-toyota-and-two-others-signed-outage-118443

This is a much more interesting story Chris; thanks for posting the link.

However, I noticed these grammatical errors which seem to have escaped your attention:

Fonterra - has halted its transition to XT. Gen-i boss Chris Quin said he expected that the giant diary cooperative would continue its upgrade after the two sides had accessed the situation.
Dr Reynolds said Telecom had doubled the processing power of its XT’s two radio network controllers since the outage, and that two additional RNCs would be installed in March.






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chriskeall: ...It's free now, if anybody wants to read it (http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/telecom-gets-iphone-118463) but I'll likely have to slip it back behind the paywall when the boss returns Monday.

The boss's floating gin palace was spotted on Thursday in the Bay of Islands:



I doubt that thoughts of the paywall will be on his mind right now.  However, when the fuel bill comes in, he will probably put everything behind the paywall Tongue out





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  Reply # 298609 13-Feb-2010 12:13
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However, I noticed these grammatical errors which seem to have escaped your attention:

 Dr Reynolds said Telecom had doubled the processing power of its XT’s two radio network controllers since the outage, and that two additional RNCs would be installed in March.




I don't see an error here. The apostrophe in XT's represents possession between XT and the radio network controllers, while the use of the word its represents possession between Telecom and XT. Remember that an apostrophe is used to indicate possession in the case of a proper or common noun, but the apostrophe is omitted in the case of a pronoun. 


There are plenty of clumsy grammar and punctuation errors out there in the mainstream media but this isn't one of them.

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