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# 38506 30-Jul-2009 16:16
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it seems Voda is resorting the the kind of nasty threats that telecom used to bandy about when it was the incumbent.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/2701639/Vodafone-plays-hardball-over-call-prices


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  # 240642 30-Jul-2009 16:46
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farcus: it seems Voda is resorting the the kind of nasty threats that telecom used to bandy about when it was the incumbent.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/2701639/Vodafone-plays-hardball-over-call-prices



Typical corporate arrogance. 2 Degrees will gladly take all their prepay and post paid customers. Looking forward to giving Vodafone the fingers next week once my 2 degrees SIM card arrives in the mail. Good riddance.

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  # 240654 30-Jul-2009 17:06
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Some people are expecting a little too much from 2 degrees...


 
 
 
 


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  # 240659 30-Jul-2009 17:09
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sbiddle: Some people are expecting a little too much from 2 degrees...



Time will tell. Not long to wait now.

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  # 240664 30-Jul-2009 17:18
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Vodafone are stuck in the dark ages focussed on profit margins and have no concept at all of price optimisation.

No wonder they still have some of the lowest total airtime figures across the whole group. They are scared to drop prices even though there is every probability that those reduced call prices will result in increased airtime usage and increased profits.


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  # 240669 30-Jul-2009 17:24
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sbiddle: Vodafone are stuck in the dark ages focussed on profit margins and have no concept at all of price optimisation.

No wonder they still have some of the lowest total airtime figures across the whole group. They are scared to drop prices even though there is every probability that those reduced call prices will result in increased airtime usage and increased profits.



I believe that Vodafone NZ is the best performing subsidiary in the Vodafone empire. No wonder copious amounts of corporate spin are being released at corporate headquarters in Auckland to maintain the status quo for as long as possible. After all mobile alone in New Zealand is worth over $2.3 Billion per year.

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  # 240681 30-Jul-2009 17:49
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ajw: I believe that Vodafone NZ is the best performing subsidiary in the Vodafone empire. No wonder copious amounts of corporate spin are being released at corporate headquarters in Auckland to maintain the status quo for as long as possible. After all mobile alone in New Zealand is worth over $2.3 Billion per year.


http://www.vodafone.com/start/media_relations/news/group_press_releases/2009/ims_q1_09.html 




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  # 240688 30-Jul-2009 18:01
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Hmm, best performing + lowest total airtime = highest margins




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  # 240693 30-Jul-2009 18:26
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To me it seems like breadth takes precedence over depth which is a not a good model to follow...

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  # 240727 30-Jul-2009 19:49
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I don't know why people are surprised by these kind of stances, I mean yeah sure, it's not a positive to the consumer no doubt, but these people do have bottom lines and shareholders to pander to, in their case Vodafone UK I assume.


I use TelstraClear's consumer mobile plan, which I'm pretty happy with on my current budget, I get great calling rates ($0.29 national and cellphones), pay as I go, and 500 texts per month for $20 access.


The only flipside of it is that they lock you in with landline and broadband (which I'm happy with either way).


When TelstraClear moves to Voda's 3G network in a few months from CDMA, we will possibly be offered the chance to migrate our residential plans to 3G, and I pray to god they let me keep this plan but throw in some data pack options so I can finally upgrade to a smart phone and not have to pay the world.

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  # 240798 31-Jul-2009 01:06
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Hmmm. Posturing and gesturing isn't the same thing as actually doing it - is it?

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  # 241440 2-Aug-2009 14:47
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Hang on a minute..

''Common sense would dictate that if you slash in half, or possibly further, one major source of revenue for a firm, it is going to have an impact on its business. It might mean we invest less or we have to find some other ways to raise the lost revenue.''


A major source of their revenue is penalising people who want to use a different service on their own network, or people leaving their network for something better?

Is this why they choose stupidly long contracts for iPhones etc.. so they can piss off their customers to extract break fees??

If this is too inflammatory, mods please edit my post.. :/

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  # 241441 2-Aug-2009 14:51
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Long Term contracts signal to me that the company is insecure about being able to keep you as a customer without one.

I've been looking at Gym memberships recently. Les Mills and Exodus both have 36 month standard contracts now and I am guessing the same concept applies.




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