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# 37810 18-Jul-2009 20:15
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This story today on Stuff

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/2606218/New-clash-in-the-cellphone-wars

The year is 1998 . . .

Back then, Vodafone's Daytime 40 plan cost $39.95 for 40 minutes. The peak rate per minute was 89 cents, with the offpeak rate at 49c.

Telecom spokeswoman Rebecca Earl says the mobile landscape has changed hugely in the past 20 years. . .

Actually, looking at this story, we can see that very little has changed in the mobile landscape  - at least in relation to call plans and costs!!

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  # 236758 18-Jul-2009 21:33
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Reminds me of that song from Oliver twist, - tommorrow tomorrow, is only a day away. Or was it mary pickens. God I'm getting old.




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  # 236795 19-Jul-2009 00:14
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"The Kiwi love affair with the cellphone is so great that there are now more of them in New Zealand than people"

I read this article this morning as well and it made me laugh right from the first paragraph.

Sure more mobiles than people could mean we love them. Or it could mean we are fleeced with cross network charges and have to have a mobile for each network.

 
 
 
 


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  # 236851 19-Jul-2009 12:34
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Or people simply have work and home mobiles so they can turn one off and not the other since neither telco supports multiple numbers despite being available on handsets since the nokia 5110 era...




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  # 236868 19-Jul-2009 13:25
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imadog: "The Kiwi love affair with the cellphone is so great that there are now more of them in New Zealand than people"



I read this article this morning as well and it made me laugh right from the first paragraph.



Sure more mobiles than people could mean we love them. Or it could mean we are fleeced with cross network charges and have to have a mobile for each network.

Definately the latter




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