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Topic # 5717 20-Nov-2005 23:08
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I have seen several references to the Sunday programme on the forums both pre and past tense. Having missed the show - I was wondering what it was about (no doubt mobiles as described in the tv guide).

(I'm hoping this won't turn into a flamefest)

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Reply # 23588 20-Nov-2005 23:18
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I missed the program - wife wanted to see another program at the same time, but I have it recorded. I am planning to watch this Monday so I can discuss more here.. But any opinions are welcome!

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Reply # 23593 21-Nov-2005 06:42
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It was typical TVNZ journalism - pointed out a few good things but missed the boat on others.

While they wanted to compare NZ mobile costs with another country trying to say that NZ should be the same price as Australia is just crap. We don't have the customer base so will never get pricing the same. They really should have tried to compare apples with apples and compared us to somewhere like Ireland. They then called in Paul Budde as their expert analysis who while he has some good points gets the whole story wrong on many issues including some of the points he made in this program.

Kevin Kenrick looked uncomfortable and Vodafone's no show just backed up the story that we're being shafted, particularly the quote they did give the show. It's no secret that Vodafone NZ is one of the most profitable Vodafone networks but at the end of the day is the Vodafone/Telecom scenario any different to what we experience in other sectors such as power & pretol? The goal of any company is to make a profit, is regulatory requirements allow them to maximise this it's hardly fair to blame the companies.

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