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Topic # 13839 31-May-2007 12:22
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Vodafone released its quarterly results a couple of days ago which lets us calculate this:

Vodafone's customers on 31/3/07: 2,244,000

Telecom's mobile customers on 31/3/07: 1,936,000

Total mobile customers: 4,180,000

NZ population on 31 March: 4,177,000

Therefore total penetration = 100.07%...

Way to go!




 

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  Reply # 73006 31-May-2007 12:46
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Don't forget there are bound to be a few thousands that carry 2 or more phones, either both are TNZ or Vodafone. So the gross addition of both networks customer base doesn't really dictate each person carry only 1 phone/cellular device.

Also, a few thousands of these numbers may be for ATM or telemetric system/device.




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  Reply # 73009 31-May-2007 13:16
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woohoo!







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  Reply # 73015 31-May-2007 13:59
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chiefie: Don't forget there are bound to be a few thousands that carry 2 or more phones, either both are TNZ or Vodafone. So the gross addition of both networks customer base doesn't really dictate each person carry only 1 phone/cellular device.

Also, a few thousands of these numbers may be for ATM or telemetric system/device.


Absolutely, and you should probably remove phones that are no longer in use but haven't been written off yet, and remove kids under 8 or 10 or whatever (who are too young to have phones) from the population, and so in those respects it's a meaningless statistic. But it's still a cool milestone!




 

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  Reply # 73027 31-May-2007 14:21
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From what I hear, the 100% figure actually means 80% of the population. Italy has hit 120% for instance.




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  Reply # 73029 31-May-2007 14:24
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I own both a telecom and vodafone mobile.

And as chiefie said, companies use cellphones as back-ups for their fire and alarm monitoring, so that if someone cuts the power, or there is a power cut, the alarms will still work.



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  Reply # 73050 31-May-2007 14:59
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rscole86: I own both a telecom and vodafone mobile.


You'd have to take some of the credit then. Even my luddite wife has two - one personal, one for work.




 

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Reply # 73053 31-May-2007 15:02
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"Customers"... Ahem. Count those vodem, PC cards, Express cards then, for people with data connection only.
 
I for example have one Treo 750v, one Treo 700wx, one vodem and one AirCard. All connected. Count four connections here them, but only one customer (would that be 1/2 customer for each, or 1 customer for each?)...










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  Reply # 73057 31-May-2007 15:30
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Ah yes. Looking at the original media releases again, Vodafone appear to have used 'connections' and 'customers' interchangeably. Telecom refers only to 'connections'. Original post should probably therefore refer to connections, not customers.

My father used to have that Telecom service with two phones on one number, and they'd both ring with an incoming call. One customer and one or two connections? Who knows...





 

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Reply # 73059 31-May-2007 15:32
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TinyTim: Ah yes. Looking at the original media releases again, Vodafone appear to have used 'connections' and 'customers' interchangeably. Telecom refers only to 'connections'.


Whatever is more convenient for the OECD numbers and other stats...








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  Reply # 73066 31-May-2007 16:46
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There are also those people that have car alarms that dial out on the GSM network, not sure about CDMA based systems?:D

Also there are people in Australia how will own vodafone or telecom mobiles, as I have a Australian simcard

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  Reply # 73070 31-May-2007 17:39
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A bit off-topic but those figures reminded me of these photos I've seen by Chris Jordan in his "Running the Numbers" series.  These photos depict 426,000 cellphones (roughly the number retired in the US each day).

Links:  Close, Partial Zoom, Distance




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  Reply # 73075 31-May-2007 18:29
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cool figures.

In our house (two adults and a baby) we have:

2 cdma data cards
2 cdma pdas
2 cdma cellphones

plus probably lying around somewhere will be another 2 connected cdma phones, and about 3 connected sim cards.

Thats about 11 mobile connections!!!

Im sure lots of teenagers have multiple sim cards as well as multiple phones.

Im sure NZ will easily manage 120% penetration....







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Reply # 73081 31-May-2007 19:23
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Wheres the meta moderation marking vista trolls as insightful, apple fanboys and relgious apologists as informative.




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  Reply # 73516 5-Jun-2007 20:28
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can anyone help to clearify what is meant by a customer?
does it include nubmers help by people but have not been used for a long time?
if so, what are the basis of inc/exc them from the population?

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