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Topic # 9968 27-Oct-2006 15:02
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Bye Bye watching the news and sports highlights when I've missed them on the news....It had to happen sometime

"Welcome to Video Clips! From 06/12/06 you will be charged betwenn 50c and $1.50 per clip. You will be notified of each charge prior to purchase. For more info see telecom.co.nz/videoclips from a PC."

I will miss you R.I.P




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  Reply # 50043 28-Oct-2006 11:11
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It was good while it lasted though... and it had lasted a long time being free, I always thought that just couldn't work out a way of charging you for it Tongue out







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  Reply # 50062 28-Oct-2006 14:17
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It sure did have to happen. It was free for a long time!

As far as I am aware, lots of the new services (e.g. P2T) went to market as soon as they could be delivered, regardless of whether the billing system was set up for it or not.

They should really have a subscription service...




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  Reply # 50064 28-Oct-2006 14:40
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tonyhughes: Regardless of whether the billing system was set up for it or not....


I always took a more cynical view that they were trying to get people "hooked" and would then keep using it after it started to get billed....

As for a subscription service, your right - I would never pay 50c to watch 3 highlight from the news a movie trailer etc, especially as they arent donwloadable, but I would consider a subscription for the right price...




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  Reply # 50084 28-Oct-2006 17:56
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Yes, that's still very disappointing... I didn't get the free video's for long enough! Sniff... tear.

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  Reply # 50633 1-Nov-2006 13:29
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I think charging for these is a bad idea. I know Telecom need to make revenue from it somehow, but how about forcing the viewer to watch a short advert before the clip starts? Surely that would be a better way to make clips profitable. Even if the ad was for one of their own products, it would generate a few sales surely... I can't imagine there will be much of an audience for these clips once you have to pay for them.

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  Reply # 50648 1-Nov-2006 14:59
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steve98: I think charging for these is a bad idea. I know Telecom need to make revenue from it somehow, but how about forcing the viewer to watch a short advert before the clip starts? Surely that would be a better way to make clips profitable. Even if the ad was for one of their own products, it would generate a few sales surely... I can't imagine there will be much of an audience for these clips once you have to pay for them.

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You might think that, but you would be surprised what people will pay for!

Caller tunes has made a huge amount of revenue, and the purchaser is not even the one to get the benefit!




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Reply # 50649 1-Nov-2006 15:07

Thanks to them for giving us the chance to view clips for free, now you can decide if it is something you wish to pay for before using then finding out they are not what you wanted.
Lets face it we were all expecting to have to pay at some stage!



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  Reply # 50684 1-Nov-2006 19:41
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Mayhem: Thanks to them for giving us the chance to view clips for free, now you can decide if it is something you wish to pay for before using then finding out they are not what you wanted.
Lets face it we were all expecting to have to pay at some stage!


Well said




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  Reply # 50712 1-Nov-2006 21:57
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pebbles: It was good while it lasted though... and it had lasted a long time being free, I always thought that just couldn't work out a way of charging you for it Tongue out



You are bang on Pebs, Telecom did not have a way to charge for the service


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