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Topic # 6538 2-Feb-2006 09:56
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Telecom 135,000 net mobile new connects. Compared to Voda's 68,000

I guess that is a 66% vs 34% split. Anyway regardless of that isn't amazing that there were a total of 203,000 total new connects across both networks.

I estimate that is 3.8m cell phones.




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Reply # 27662 2-Feb-2006 10:29
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It certainly is a great result but I'm sure Telecom must be a bit concerned by the 8% drop in ARPU. Their average is now $47 per month whereas Vodafone got $51 and have stabilised their ARPU over the past few quarters.



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Reply # 27665 2-Feb-2006 10:47
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I guess that is the next thing. Acquire like crazy at a cost and then stabilise revenue.




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Reply # 27667 2-Feb-2006 11:10
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That is very good I must say so myself

but %40 rise in obtaining and keeping customers (not cheap)

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Reply # 27693 2-Feb-2006 13:31
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Jama: Telecom 135,000 net mobile new connects. Compared to Voda's 68,000

I guess that is a 66% vs 34% split. Anyway regardless of that isn't amazing that there were a total of 203,000 total new connects across both networks.

I estimate that is 3.8m cell phones.


First and foremost, congratulations to Telecom for the stirling effort.

Now, with that out of the way, I can't help but wonder about the accuracy of the figures quoted by Vodafone and Telecom. Whilst there are probably some people out there with a connection on each network, and there is no denying that prepaid phone owners are getting younger and younger, I still find it inconceivable that there could be anywhere near 3.8m active mobile connections in New Zealand.

So, the next logical question is how many inactive connections exist on each network. I know that this question has been raised in a previous discussion, but I am becoming more and more convinced that this is a huge distorting factor.

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Reply # 27695 2-Feb-2006 14:11
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Now I just hope they don't find an excuse to can $10 Text! Realisticly I feel they should be able to relax the caps (i.e 1000 texts to all networks or say 2-3000 texts between 027 and 027/025)



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I have an Apache, a Sanyo 7400, an AirCard and a CDMA car phone - that is 4 connections.

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Reply # 27708 2-Feb-2006 17:47
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alasta you have a good point about the figures but hey I am going by the media release

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Reply # 27713 2-Feb-2006 18:16
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I have never been one to believe statistical numbers - or the media for that matter but even if there was a differential of +/- 50% then both Voda and Telecom numbers are impressive.

I contribute with 2 x Motorola profiles ( I just like them), Sanyo 7400, Harrier and Sony Ericsson T206 as spare PLUS Hyunda TX115c (technically mine but wife's phone).

For the other team I have a prepaid simcard (no handset) although not used for 2 years so not sure if connected but they can count it if they want ;)





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Reply # 27714 2-Feb-2006 18:21
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riahon 2 year old SIM not used would be long dead and not counted.

I would say that MSISDN is back out there been used

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Reply # 27723 2-Feb-2006 21:41
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Jama: Telecom 135,000 net mobile new connects.


That's a fantastic effort on behalf of Telecom, well done.

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Reply # 27727 2-Feb-2006 23:30
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riahon: I have never been one to believe statistical numbers

47% of statistics are made up anyway.




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And the other 53% no one believes.

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Reply # 27740 3-Feb-2006 04:38
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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics" - Twain?

Good to see Telecom pulling ahead. Perhaps we'll see (or maybe not given the 'you lose' plans) some increased competition as both carriers try and pull ahead.




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Reply # 28617 16-Feb-2006 10:48

Hi ! just wondering after reading coments placed, ummmmm would it be wise for me to buy a telecom fone or an vodophone, because I dont wanna just buy the thing and they can the $10. txts on me aye!! choices....... any answers would be nice

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