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Topic # 24419 23-Jul-2008 17:14
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Anybody have any ideas why Vodafone seem to be ignoring the most basic of bundle options allowing a home phone, broadband and mobile phone(s)?

It would seem to me that offering a package that offered all three would be at the very top of the list for a carrier who can provide all three services? A family package that included broadband, home phone, up to 4 mobile phones with unlimited calling and sms between them and with a bundle of shared minutes for calling other numbers would be the ultimate pack for many households.

Surely there must be a very good reason why Vodafone are ignoring such a huge hole in the market for such a product?

 


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Anybody have any ideas why Vodafone seem to be ignoring the most basic of bundle options allowing a home phone, broadband and mobile phone(s)?

It would seem to me that offering a package that offered all three would be at the very top of the list for a carrier who can provide all three services? A family package that included broadband, home phone, up to 4 mobile phones with unlimited calling and sms between them and with a bundle of shared minutes for calling other numbers would be the ultimate pack for many households.

Surely there must be a very good reason why Vodafone are ignoring such a huge hole in the market for such a product?

 


I've actually noted this a few times - and apparently they're offering a Naked DSL service with mobile services near the end of the year (though then home phone wouldn't be part of it).

I was thinking that the iPhone could have some special deal with Vodafone fixed line customers - that would have been a good way to pull more customers...

ihug were previously promoting what they called "the ultimate connection" - which had home phone + calling + internet, why doesn't Vodafone take up this idea?




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I suppose one factor might be that the call quality on a lot of mobile handsets is pretty average at best. 

My wife has an awful Samsung so-called 'world phone' from Telecom (I say so-called because she bought it having asked for one to use in Canada and was enraged to find out on arrival that Telecom cannot roam in Canada - something they forgot to mention in the shop....!) and whenever anyone speaks with her on it they complain about not being able to hear her properly.

At least 99% of in-home phones work well!

BT in the UK have a system called Home Hub that has a cordless phone incorporated into a wireless router and can be bought with an HTC s710 and unlimited 8Mb speed connection on the broadband for NZ$78 a month equivalent. I think it would work very well here at that price! 





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