Does anyone who was in the playground in 1986 even know who Dick Tracy was?!
Anyone who has spent much time in the UK/EU or the USA will easily appreciate just how far behind VF (and Telecom) in fact are here - and just how much they charge for it.
Chompchomp: Are you guys paranoid? Thanks for correcting the typo, and obviously thanks for correcting me on my horrendous grammatical errors. So 'ya'll' isn't a word anymore? Crap. Maybe I hang out with Americans too much. Appologies also, I agree with the moderator, I should be way more nicerer in my first post. Friends? Cool.
Anyways, on another note, how come a lot of people on this website are grumpy with Vodafone? I'm guessing a good majority of geekzone users understand tech systems and maintenance coding etc and surely if said users know all this then VF should be given a fair amount of slack.
I understand that all we (myself included) want is for our texts to get through without delay and for 3G to be up and running in every part of this awesome country and for VF to be focusing more on mobile data systems blah blah blah. But do you guys remember what it was like playing in the schoolground pretending we had Batman/Dick Tracey style wrist communicators on? Well I did anyway and I have to say that since those crazy, heady days of '86 we've come a long way. We should be congratulating VF and Telecom for their achievements. Round of applause please!!!!
Geektastic: At least Slingshot stopped using that patronising woman in the adverts! Telecom clearly think that their mobile customers are all children under 14 or adults with learning difficulties - those ads with the stuffed toys are an insult to the intelligence.
Geektastic:I can never work out why it is necessary for anyone to work out how to build (for example) a decent network. Look around - steal the design from the USA or UK or Australia. Why re-invent the wheel all the time?!
I don't think it's that we don't have access to the technology, know how or resources to build reliable, modern networks in New Zealand, but more of a value propersition, i.e. We have no real competition, it's more Value to the shareholders to spend less and charge more :-)