Satch:krysiszone: What I can't understand is how the head honcho of Marketing at Vodafone said he new nothing about other carriers dataplans.
Marketing manager susually do research to see what the competition is doing .
Apart from coming across as a complete plonker he has completely embarrassed himself.
He must think that NZ are so backward that we cannot look up the internet to see what other carriers are charging.
In my opinion a complete marketing disaster.
They could have used this to really give us decent realistic plans with realistic datacaps.
I've been keeping an eye on this thread all day and have kept out of it until now. But that interview tonight riled me up slightly...
If Vodafone's Marketing Manager can go on national TV and lie, then that puts the credibility of his company severly at jeopardy.
The point I am trying to make is that it is HIS JOB to know where the world wide market is heading. To research this and be competently familiar with it (at a minimum). It was clear that he was totally over his head and all he could really say is that he did not have knowledge of overseas prices. Anything else said would have been even more damaging to VF, and make him look like a complete arse.
He'll get a nice big bonus from his bosses though. They've got to spend the obscene amounts of money they are making on something...
Don't stress people, Mark Rushworth was on the verge of dropping big hints to explain the pricing before he was interrupted by JC. At midnight NZ will be first place in the world that the iphone will be available in. This is global launch pricing for people who are desperate to be able to tell their mates that they got their hands on one of the first 3g iphones in the world - yes we're talking Russian oligarchs and software tycoons who crave some techno novelty in between space shuttle rides and Formula 1 parties on 300 metre long "yachts".
I think it's a matter of weeks before the pricing drops dramatically - maybe even a matter of days.