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# 183774 29-Oct-2015 18:38
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Just had an email from VF advising that they will be adding 85c +GST per mobile and per fixed line or broadband connection as a "contribution" to money they have to pay the government.

Not overly impressed by that if I'm honest.





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  # 1416303 29-Oct-2015 18:45
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Im glad they are doing that. So that when the whiners in the whops complain it is clear to everyone how much they are propping their non viable services up by.




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  # 1416311 29-Oct-2015 18:53
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Source? I can't see what the government have to do with mobile connections? Sounds like one of those stupid fees that FairGo had on last night, which awarded the prize to Spark for it's $1.50 per month paper bill fee.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1416322 29-Oct-2015 19:01
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Here is sparks one. vodafone search found nothing but its the same.

http://www.sparknz.co.nz/news/tdl-announcement/





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  # 1416329 29-Oct-2015 19:06
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Any one with spark that doesn't have a Spark Internet connection is not charged the $1.50 paper invoice fee, as if they did have a Spark Internet connection they have an @xtra email address the invoice can be emailed to..... Therefore avoiding the paper invoice fee, I didn't watch the fair go story but would bet they didn't mention this fact.

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  # 1416340 29-Oct-2015 19:13
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johny99: Any one with spark that doesn't have a Spark Internet connection is not charged the $1.50 paper invoice fee, as if they did have a Spark Internet connection they have an @xtra email address the invoice can be emailed to..... Therefore avoiding the paper invoice fee, I didn't watch the fair go story but would bet they didn't mention this fact.


They did mention that.

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  # 1416345 29-Oct-2015 19:22
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That is good they did, still wonder how that story got to air must have been a slow week for fair go.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1416348 29-Oct-2015 19:24
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Nothing stupid about a $1.50 paper invoice fee, I'd whop it up to $5 if I was running Spark. Think of all the infrastructure required for posting stuff.

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  # 1416431 29-Oct-2015 20:24
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At Westpac its $3.50 for the mailed statements

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  # 1416476 29-Oct-2015 21:11
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$1.50 for a paper statement would probably not cover the costs.



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  # 1416485 29-Oct-2015 21:19
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sbiddle: $1.50 for a paper statement would probably not cover the costs.


Especially with how Telecom used to package other goods they don't charge postage for. 

2013: Got a SIM to send the customer? Better put it in a a5 size cardboard box then bag it, or in a a3 plastic courier bag.

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  # 1416489 29-Oct-2015 21:25
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loceff13:

2013: Got a SIM to send the customer? Better put it in a a5 size cardboard box then bag it, or in a a3 plastic courier bag.


I recall something about sim cards not being allowed to be mailed. Not sure if it was just their policy or actual postal regulations. Technically youre not supposed to mail anything that is worth money or something daft.




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  # 1416545 29-Oct-2015 23:14
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It is interesting that it applies to on account mobile customers and not prepaid. I also thought the amount would be the same per cusomter, no matter which ISP you were with. But maybe Spark makes more revenue that vodafone, if they are charging more (There fee is 2.25 cents more), assuming that they are not making any profit from this levy.

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  # 1416548 29-Oct-2015 23:26
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sbiddle: $1.50 for a paper statement would probably not cover the costs.




They could probably halve the costs by not printing a full colour A4 advertisement on the back of the first page of every bill.




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  # 1416552 29-Oct-2015 23:55
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tardtasticx:
sbiddle: $1.50 for a paper statement would probably not cover the costs.




They could probably halve the costs by not printing a full colour A4 advertisement on the back of the first page of every bill.


I guess advertising will offset the costs of it, if they can use it to upsell other services, or other companies use the advertising space on it..

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