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  Reply # 1376619 30-Aug-2015 21:16
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kawaii: I assume that most of the loss is attributed to paper losses rather than physical cash disappearing out of Vodafone's bank account. That being said, given the amount of dicking around Spark has given me regarding fibre install I'm going to investigate moving to Vodafone so they'll gain another customer.


Isn't your install is a complex one involving a shared driveway? Moving ISP won't speed that up.


No, it appears that Spark is now claiming that they don't have the permissions even though I've given the signed consent for all four properties - I tried sorting that out this week over the chatting service but alas they wanted some 'expert' to ring me back but unfortunately I had to head off to work (I'll ring them up on Tuesday, my day off, and see whether it can be resovled or otherwise I'm looking elsewhere). If Spark cannot put together a basic order without losing half the details then going with Vodafone would be relatively easy given that their HFC service is already installed in the house and just needs to be connected back up again.




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  Reply # 1376626 30-Aug-2015 21:24
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Consent would be passed to Chorus not the retail ISP

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1376627 30-Aug-2015 21:27
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MikeB4: I don't think it's anywhere near time to panic as the losses are easily covered by assets etc but at some point Vodafone are going to want a return on investment from its NZ subsidiary.


VF has been a strong performer for them bar 3 years in total. I don't think they will be (too) worried. 

I agree Stanners days are numbered. He was the right CEO for the past 10 years, but I don't think he is a good "takeover" CEO. You need a LOT of knowledge to make that work, and I don't think he has the "right" type of knowledge. 

Under Stanners VF had a complete culture turn around and that has been excellent for business for quite a while.

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  Reply # 1376638 30-Aug-2015 21:38
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johnr: Consent would be passed to Chorus not the retail ISP


The consent was sent to Wilson Hurst - the person I was speaking to at Spark claimed that they're still waiting on consents (I'm assuming she was speaking on behalf of Spark and those organisations they deal with). I'll need to find out what is happening but at this stage things aren't looking so good.




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  Reply # 1376644 30-Aug-2015 21:43
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Once consent is provided it still can take many many weeks and sometimes months, Don't think the job the will done the following week

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johnr: Once consent is provided it still can take many many weeks and sometimes months, Don't think the job the will done the following week


Well it appears that the person I was talking to at Spark wasn't entirely clued up. Woke up this afternoon (did the over night shift at work) and went for a walk about - the cabling is all installed and actually the UFB folks did a damn good job at installing it too - even did the next door neighbours as well (I know the two guys behind me were looking at getting UFB but always umm'ed and arr'ed believing it would be too much of a hassle). I was expecting them to run a pipe along the wall and make a right mess of it but they've been able to bring the cable under the various properties from the main road so they must have reused some cabling there. Anyway, it is all good.




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