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Topic # 25834 3-Sep-2008 00:24
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Is TelstraClear cellphone network on telecom cellphone network.
i think it is what you guys think?




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  Reply # 161730 3-Sep-2008 05:57
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Yep thats what I read somewhere, YAWN

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  Reply # 161731 3-Sep-2008 06:16
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Yes. Old news move along nothing to see here.. :-)

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Reply # 161735 3-Sep-2008 07:43
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It is not a new "mobile network", it's a "mobile service".

Someone here at Tech Ed came to me to say Telstraclear was deploying their own HSDPA network, and I said "I think you are thinking of the Tauranga project, closed down last year". The guy walked away saying I was wrong.

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  Reply # 161737 3-Sep-2008 07:51
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TelstraClear are also a true MVNO, unlike their deal with Vodafone when they were just a reseller.

I am really surprised TelstraClear seem to have attracted so much media attention over the past few days. TelsraClear launched their mobile offering around in April for business customers and this residential plan has been available now for close to a month.

I guess a PR person somewhere is doing their job well! Smile

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Reply # 161740 3-Sep-2008 08:12
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freitasm:

It is not a new "mobile network", it's a "mobile service".

Someone here at Tech Ed came to me to say Telstraclear was deploying their own HSDPA network, and I said "I think you are thinking of the Tauranga project, closed down last year". The guy walked away saying I was wrong.

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  Reply # 161741 3-Sep-2008 08:12
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They need nicer phones... As much as I like Nokia... but the residential offering of their free phone doesn't do what I want and hence no moving to them for full single bill solution... plus the plan isn't quite matching my desire/current plan with Vodafone.

I will wait for more plans.




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  Reply # 161749 3-Sep-2008 08:59
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can't beat that deal tho, good deal for someone who text and call a lot, 29c a min to NZ mobile and land line from a mobile on a personal plan is unheard of unless you're on a corporate plan.



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  Reply # 161977 3-Sep-2008 21:45
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freitasm:

It is not a new "mobile network", it's a "mobile service".

Someone here at Tech Ed came to me to say Telstraclear was deploying their own HSDPA network, and I said "I think you are thinking of the Tauranga project, closed down last year". The guy walked away saying I was wrong.

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then why in the hell tv3 says this

Telstra Clear is poised to enter New Zealand's highly competitive cellphone market with the launch of their new network scheduled for tomorrow.

The service will become the third available to New Zealanders after Vodafone and Telecom and could be the catalyst for a cell phone price war, as consumers reap the benefits of new competition.

It is expected to lower calling costs

Telstra Clear said the service would be a simple one, available everywhere in New Zealand irrespective of network and would cost 29 cents per call no matter what time of day.

The catch is, Telstra's entry into the market will only be available to customers who also have their home phone and broadband plan.

The Consumers' Institute warns that if a free phone sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

David Naulls, from the Institute, said: "They factor that into the price of the plan so as they structure their plans. They would look at how they got the capital cost of the phone over a certain time period".

That time period is 24 months which is reasonably standard among plans.

The big difference now is that there's new competition and that could force savings for existing cell phone users.

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Why did tv3 say its a new network ???
more info is on http://3news.co.nz/Business/Story/tabid/421/articleID/69348/Default.aspx
odd huh





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  Reply # 162009 4-Sep-2008 06:40
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freitasm:

Just because it's on the papers or on TV it's is not true - or correct.



Amen to that, TV3 also launched the story on the Mosquito ring tones as new when my kids were playing with them 2 years ago, sigh.

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