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  Reply # 49079 19-Oct-2006 15:34
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simon_nz90: What new "deal" exactly are you referring to?

You know, the new one that seems to be making you complain a lot...
simon_nz90: I'm entitled to have an opinion without comments like "having a cry".

Thats true but when people seem to have a 'poor me' moment then we get to hassle you about it.

If you are unhappy with Vodafone then switch to Telecom

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  Reply # 49080 19-Oct-2006 15:46
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bradstewart: If you are unhappy with Vodafone then switch to Telecom


so if we're unhappy with bradstewart, can we switch you to bradpitt?

*just kidding*




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Reply # 49081 19-Oct-2006 15:54
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Geez, why switch to a second rate imitation?

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  Reply # 49085 19-Oct-2006 16:05
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hehe well... just in case the first one broke.




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  Reply # 49090 19-Oct-2006 16:25
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Switching is not an option.

NZ really needs a third mobile network, not enough competition.

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  Reply # 49091 19-Oct-2006 16:26
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Switching is always an option. Whats wrong with Telecom Mobile?

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simon_nz90: Switching is not an option.

NZ really needs a third mobile network, not enough competition.


Or 2 more MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network operators), which I personally think provides quick and effective competition...

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Reply # 49101 19-Oct-2006 17:33
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MVNOs are actually one of those things that don't work well. Experience in the USA where there were big ones show this. See ESPN Mobile for example, folding after less than one year.

What can a MVNO offer? They are only branding and reselling something another company offer. They can't offer for much less than the original one. How do they differentiate? They have to propose something others don't have.

ESPN Mobile had the sports buffs on sight - and it didn't work. Even with all the air time on TV it failed.

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  Reply # 49102 19-Oct-2006 17:40
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Virgin Mobile UK being the exception to the rule.

And when the MVNO's become too big the carriers just buy them out (Virgin Mobile Australia) - saves them the cost of acquiring the customers in the first place.


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  Reply # 49146 19-Oct-2006 22:31
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Actually, no, that's not quite true...  Besides Virgin Mobile, EasyMobile is another successful story, esp in the Netherlands where I was for sometime....

Of course, if you have a MVNO such as TelstraClear which basically resells Vodafone's service, you're not going to have any advanatage or much competition at all.  Nor iHug (speculating btw) if it just lumps Vodafone with its services later on with its 023 (correct???) prefix...

BUT, if you have have MVNOs setup that run different business models compared to Vodafone, then it's different.  Vodafone and Telecom are big corporate companies with traditional business models.  If you bring in a MVNO such as EasyMobile (which runs a no frills; no retail shops, just SIM-by-mail & slot-into-phone topup-by-credit card), as an example, then that might provide much needed competition in NZ. 

OR, how about a MVNO that provides services JUST in auckland or wellington?  So, it can possibly negotiate and setup a deal that offers cheaper calling rates for customers within the same MVNO work, ie, within the same city. 

All I'm saying is, if a MVNO simply "re-sells" another companies' services, you're right, there's not much point.  But if we can allow MVNOs to enter the market based on renting the network as part of a wholesale deal, then using that ability to create new services, then it might just work quite well, for NZ and for consumers eventually...

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  Reply # 49153 20-Oct-2006 07:50
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I think the free month TXT is an offer to those who are on You Choose. As my sister is not on You Choose but she get the "373" txt, however my partner and I are on You Choose and we both received the TXT "yes" for 1000 free txts for a month.

So this drew me to another view about this... maybe this free 1000 txts is a 021/029 only TXT. However as the replied txt do not actually specify what/how do you use this free 1000 txts.




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I tried texting it in and got the denied message. I am on You Choose 60




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cokemaster: I tried texting it in and got the denied message. I am on You Choose 60


I think you need to be "invited" too. Not too sure...




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  Reply # 49166 20-Oct-2006 10:46

Yes you need to be invited to apply for the txt add ons. Certain You Choose customers were offered 1000 021/029 txts, and Motormouth was offered 500 021/029 txts.
Bestmate is a teaser promotion for prepay - paving the way for 'supa prepay'
On account customers will be offered more - shortly.




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  Reply # 49180 20-Oct-2006 12:40
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cranz: Yes you need to be invited to apply for the txt add ons. Certain You Choose customers were offered 1000 021/029 txts, and Motormouth was offered 500 021/029 txts.
Bestmate is a teaser promotion for prepay - paving the way for 'supa prepay'
On account customers will be offered more - shortly.



Will on account get there new offerings at the same time as supa prepay is launched?

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