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  # 1322264 10-Jun-2015 15:59
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mmmhm tasty! more customers, what to consume next!

guess vodafone felt like playing some agar.io too?




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  # 1322268 10-Jun-2015 16:04
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Some consolidation in a small market can be good as it strengthens continuity of services and enhance development.




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  # 1322270 10-Jun-2015 16:07
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MikeB4: Some consolidation in a small market can be good as it strengthens continuity of services and enhance development.


Excepting when Vodafone shows it fails at these.

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  # 1322271 10-Jun-2015 16:07
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Vodaclearhugwavesaturndise-xchange!

It'll be fun to be on their ops team, jumping from one legacy system to the next. A few years ago i heard theres still saturn branding on some parts of the core VF Cable network.

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  # 1322272 10-Jun-2015 16:09
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timbosan:
MikeB4: Some consolidation in a small market can be good as it strengthens continuity of services and enhance development.


Excepting when Vodafone shows it fails at these.


That's a matter of opinion, I have had no issue with the VF/TelstraClear merger




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  # 1322273 10-Jun-2015 16:12
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So...  waiting time on helpdesk will increase further... ? ;)





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  # 1322276 10-Jun-2015 16:14
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This is such sad news that they bought WXC.
I used to be with them during my uni years a few years back and they were excellent to deal with.

It's so sad for the company and it's employees to be bought by Vodafone.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1322278 10-Jun-2015 16:15
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mattwnz: The consolidation of the market is interesting, and probably not that great for consumers longer term.


This stuff goes in cycles.

Now means we have one less place for you to get a job in the market...  oh well, you'll just have to set up shop on your own....  That's how we end up with all these small operators to vacuum up.

The beauty of an unregulated market like we have is that new guys can rise up all the time.  Fortunes are made.

In this case consumers may well win.  WxC is known to have some very good product and people, but clearly their general lack of significant size means that many consumers just don't hear about them.  I doubt that VF have purchased them just to shut it down but rather to gain value from the VoIP skill as we're moving in to a UFB world where more and more VoIP skill is going to be sort after.





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  # 1322282 10-Jun-2015 16:20
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eXDee: Vodaclearhugwavesaturndise-xchange!

So I'm not the only person that remembers Wave :)

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  # 1322332 10-Jun-2015 17:28
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I am smack in the middle of a 2 year contract with them for my parents.

Honestly, seeing what has happened with Telstraclear doesn't leave me with much faith with what is about to happen to WXC. I just really hope the support doesn't move overseas and things just continue just how they are...

I'm dreaming.




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  # 1322370 10-Jun-2015 18:15
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I recall they did keep the ihug brand iniitally, but 2-3 years later it got merged. There are pros and cons with keeping separate brands, but there is probably more efficiency by merging brands.

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  # 1322372 10-Jun-2015 18:17
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Good excuse to move my parents off their Orcon ADSL, and WxC Voip, to Ubergroup fibre and VoIP. :)

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  # 1322378 10-Jun-2015 18:35
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Voda would rather spend their money buying up other businesses than fixing the fundamental problems like their crappy call centresyell




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  # 1322398 10-Jun-2015 19:25
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^ my thoughts exactly.

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