Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 
6433 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571

  Reply # 306200 11-Mar-2010 11:11
Send private message

las2003:  As we were ablready with telecom and had NO contract with our existing mobile we were a bit reluctant to go onto a contract.  However to purchase the phone we wanted (builders one which is supposedly unbreakable) we had to go onto a 12mth contract. 

you were either misinformed by the salesperson or misunderstood the salesperson. 

All the XT phones are available on an open term contract (i.e. no minimum period)

Of coruse you would have to pay full price if you go for that option,  instead of having it subsidised by XT, but that is the way it has always worked all over the world.

is the phone you have I presume?  On an open term contract it would be $399

165 posts

Master Geek

  Reply # 307939 16-Mar-2010 18:52
Send private message

Yes XT's name has been insanely tarnished.

To remedy it,

-Avoid the Net filtering thing. You already lost the Cellphone market don't lose your Broadband customers next.


BDFL - Memuneh
59591 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10765

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 310294 23-Mar-2010 16:47
Send private message

It seems Telecom is running a "customer summit" today - didn't know about it until 15 minutes before it started. One of the questions on said summit is exactly what I asked for the first time here on the 21st February - "what would you think Telecom should do?"

So it seems the question is pretty much still current. Any other takes on this topic?

2559 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 339


  Reply # 312463 29-Mar-2010 16:27
Send private message

I don't know if this has been discussed already, but I noticed when looking at mailers from the likes of DSE, Noel Leeming, etc that the Telecom phones are just being advertised as "telecom" i.e no mention of XT anywhere, so wondering if Telecom is actually dropping the XT brand?

3417 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 664

  Reply # 312611 29-Mar-2010 21:40
Send private message

Doubt it, they've invested a fair amount of money into it.

20693 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4010


  Reply # 312613 29-Mar-2010 21:42
Send private message

Their only investment really has been to pay a brit crash test dummy to blab about it. Well needs a re-launch with a different brand that wont get laughed at.


1213 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 148

  Reply # 313116 30-Mar-2010 21:15
Send private message

I think it's been mentioned before on this thread but cap based pricing like they do in Australia seems like a smart move to me.

These days people want flexability so it's hard for telco's to design plans that are right for everyone, that's where caps are excellent because you buy in at a cap which allows you to use your credit in any way you like eg. international calls, data etc.

It would be a smart way to go in my opinion.

84 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3

  Reply # 314316 2-Apr-2010 23:48
Send private message

I agree with the cap based pricing idea. Telecom was on the right track with their extra credit top up e.g. the extra $5/$12/$20 from their top up could be used for voice/text etc, which is quite appealing. Maybe if they continued along the same lines, but combine it with some On Account plans.

I think changing some of their pricing/account plans would help, especially if they have good voice+text+data plans.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21

Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18

Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30

Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54

New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12

D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01

Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26

OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28

Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16

SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15

Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51

Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44

New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50

Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45

Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.