Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3
Banana?
4457 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1061

Subscriber

  Reply # 1488154 9-Feb-2016 15:50
Send private message

Not really discrimination, just weird. Seems strange to block out a whole bunch of people because they were born before 1991 (now, that makes me feel old - that was my first year of Uni...)


4452 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 843

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1488173 9-Feb-2016 16:21
Send private message

trig42:

 

Not really discrimination, just weird. Seems strange to block out a whole bunch of people because they were born before 1991 (now, that makes me feel old - that was my first year of Uni...)

 

 

@trig42 jeepest are you *that* old! Now that you put it this way - I do feel old too.

 

@johnr born in 1991.






1878 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 368

Subscriber

  Reply # 1488174 9-Feb-2016 16:25
Send private message

nakedmolerat:

 

trig42:

 

Not really discrimination, just weird. Seems strange to block out a whole bunch of people because they were born before 1991 (now, that makes me feel old - that was my first year of Uni...)

 

 

@trig42 jeepest are you *that* old! Now that you put it this way - I do feel old too.

 

@johnr born in 1991.

 

 

1991...a great year for 21sts and the Grunge movement...doesn't seem that long ago





Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

3963 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 836


  Reply # 1488189 9-Feb-2016 16:49
Send private message

I was in Form 5! ??

UHD

656 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 303
Inactive user


  Reply # 1488192 9-Feb-2016 16:52
Send private message

And another reason I won't be a Vodafone customer. :)


sxz



645 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 148


  Reply # 1488199 9-Feb-2016 17:02
Send private message

Was one of the reasons I left Vodafone.  Seems like they valued everyone except normal pay monthly customers.  Pre-pay plans get roll over, vodafone x get cheap data - nothing special for run of the mill $40 - $50 plans.


11900 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3858

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1488216 9-Feb-2016 17:18
Send private message

As long as they all get to pay their fair share of Vodafone's Telco levy....






Meow
7900 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3926

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1488233 9-Feb-2016 17:49
4 people support this post
Send private message

I just had to pay for my train ride and yet the person beside me pulled out her supergold card and got a free ride.




Glurp
8238 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3791

Subscriber

  Reply # 1489865 10-Feb-2016 17:11
Send private message

Ha! All you young Vodafone whippersnappers have to pay for the bus, too. We get it for free!

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


14353 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1866


  Reply # 1489866 10-Feb-2016 17:25
Send private message

sxz:

 

Was one of the reasons I left Vodafone.  Seems like they valued everyone except normal pay monthly customers.  Pre-pay plans get roll over, vodafone x get cheap data - nothing special for run of the mill $40 - $50 plans.

 

 

 

 

I don't really know the advantage of monthly plans these days, they are maybe more suited for businesses. Prepay to me has always been the way to go, even though traditionally the rates have been higher. But if someone does feel they are being discriminated, they can make an inquiry to the Higher Rights Commission (think that is the organisation that deals with this sort of thing) to see what they say. Age discrimination is tricky, as there are things in the welfare system that benefit people of certain ages. but these tend to be written into legislation, and some haven't been tested in court. Quite a bit of interesting info on the Human rights website. If I was a business I think I would not do special offers excluding people of certain ages. I do think NZ is a bit ageist as it is, as soon as people hit 60 they are seen as old. Funnily enough , in the US, many of the president hopefuls are in their 70's or close to it. But in NZ, we have hardly anyone of that sort of age in politics. Also look at the NZ media, the older people don't tend to front things like the news, and the oldest person that does is probably only 60, yet in the US there are many elderly players. Older people do have a lot of experience and hardworking, and is why companies such as Bunnings seem to prefer to hire them instore, certainly from my experience they provide a better customer service and go out of their way to help more.


3963 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 836


  Reply # 1489869 10-Feb-2016 17:31
Send private message

Prepay wouldn't work for me, I like having the minutes/texts/data on my plan (which isn't available on Prepay).

182 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18

Subscriber

  Reply # 1490113 11-Feb-2016 08:36
Send private message

From the Human Rights Commission page on the subject:

 

  • It is unlawful to refuse to supply goods, services or facilities, or to provide them on less favourable terms or conditions, because of someone’s age. The definition of facilities includes banking, insurance, grants, loans and credit or finance.
  • Note: It is not unlawful to provide goods, services or facilities at a reduced rate to people of a particular age.

1439 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 316

Subscriber

  Reply # 1490206 11-Feb-2016 10:04
Send private message

sbowness:

 

From the Human Rights Commission page on the subject:

 

  • It is unlawful to refuse to supply goods, services or facilities, or to provide them on less favourable terms or conditions, because of someone’s age. The definition of facilities includes banking, insurance, grants, loans and credit or finance.
  • Note: It is not unlawful to provide goods, services or facilities at a reduced rate to people of a particular age.

 

That first point is interesting. My elderly neighbour just got turned away from Ryman because she is 65 and not 70.





Life is too short to remove USB safely.


3780 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1227


  Reply # 1490210 11-Feb-2016 10:11
Send private message

TimA:

 

Jaxar:

 

The under 25's can have the cheaper data I'll take the cheaper car insurance thanks.

 

 

 

 

This... 

 

Check your privilege old folks..

 

 

Insurance premiums are based on crash statistics and actual data.  Just as driving a certain model of car, or making modifications to a car can affect premiums. 

 

This is quite different to pricing of mobile plans which are usually set by marketing teams as opposed to mathematicians. 

 

 


182 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18

Subscriber

  Reply # 1490213 11-Feb-2016 10:13
Send private message

kiwifidget:

 

sbowness:

 

From the Human Rights Commission page on the subject:

 

  • It is unlawful to refuse to supply goods, services or facilities, or to provide them on less favourable terms or conditions, because of someone’s age. The definition of facilities includes banking, insurance, grants, loans and credit or finance.
  • Note: It is not unlawful to provide goods, services or facilities at a reduced rate to people of a particular age.

 

That first point is interesting. My elderly neighbour just got turned away from Ryman because she is 65 and not 70.

 

 

It's another exception:

 

  • The provision of institutional accommodation, for example, a retirement village.

1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.