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  Reply # 325387 30-Apr-2010 18:05
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Telecom NZ





Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!

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  Reply # 325388 30-Apr-2010 18:05
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+1000 for Sky TV.

The culprits:
- bringing in lawyers on poor EPG hosters.
- Low bitrate broadcasts result in poor picture quality (youtube quality) on screens larger than 32".
- Using cheap decoders with composite output only (MySkyHDi is an exception)
- Making widescreen rugby available only on Rugby channel. This is no longer the case but it was bad business practice
- Charging for HD contents (similar to widescreen rort).  They should invest in new technology to enhance viewing experience.
 

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  Reply # 325455 30-Apr-2010 23:05
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Pizza Hut, since when is a large pizza only 9.5 inches in diameter.  The space around it in the box gets larger and larger. Next time will go to Hell.

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  Reply # 325463 30-Apr-2010 23:34
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Satch:
Bainn: Is the poll going to end soon?

My vote is for Fonterra.

We hear a lot about the poor farmers and their milk prices, but they don't mind charging NZer's a small fortune for cheese and other milk products. They're not going to earn my loyalty and respect paying top dollar for their product.


And farmers should subsidise NZ consumers?

My vote is for Sky TV


no, but they sure as hell shouldnt get handouts when the weather gets a bit rough, or a bit dry.




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  Reply # 325467 1-May-2010 00:06
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Another vote for Telecom...

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Vodafone. Their 3G coverage is nowhere near where it needs to be. I lose calls every day. In Auckland.
And to top it off, when my wife tried to use a credit she already had with them (because they'd overcharged her in the past), the wouldn't let her use it to buy an iPhone. I understand that the resellers aren't necessarily directly linked with Vodafone, but you'd think the company would have something in place to help long-term customers transition to their highest value packages (iPhone data). To top it off, it took several calls to actually reach a customer service agent who could help and he tried to tell me off for asking to use the credit in that fashion. I say he tried, because I gave him a long piece of my mind and refused to get off the phone until I spoke to a manager.

The only thing keeping me with them is that Telecom may actually be worse.



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  Reply # 325620 1-May-2010 19:01
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And the results are in! After some counting (and discarding second votes and all comments and people who discussed instead of voting) our non-scientific poll results are:

Telecom 24
Sky 17
Vodafone 10
Telstraclear 7
Wilson parking 7
Cadbury 4
Pizza hutt 4
Nbus 3
Fonterra 3
Hostingdirect 3
Dick Smith Electronic 3
Recruitment companies 2
Hell pizza 2
Biddle corp 2
Burger Fuel 2
Geekzone 2
Genesis Energy 2
Yellow Pages 2
Auckland City Council 1
Alz Litta Binz 1
Finance companies 1
Brendan Foot Motors 1
Contact Energy 1
DIA 1
Commerce Commission 1
Orcon 1
Plus SMS 1
The Cheese 1
Tournament Car Park 1
Tranzmetro 1
Westpac 1
Hanover Finance 1


Thanks for all your votes, the voting is closed, but comments are welcome now...










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  Reply # 325623 1-May-2010 19:13
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Biddle Corp only got two votes! sadface.

Mostly 'cause biddlecorps mobile plans suck arse and havent been updated in AGES! ;)

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I missed the bus.

+1 vote for Navman

Several logged phone calls and 2 months to wait for replacement DVD media is just ridiculous!! Yell







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  Reply # 325642 1-May-2010 20:24
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Good luck next year Biddlecorp!

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  Reply # 325643 1-May-2010 20:36
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Satch:
And farmers should subsidise NZ consumers?


No, but we shouldn't be subsidising them either.  For that matter, we shouldn't be paying more for Fonterra products than Americans or Aussies do, especially when every time we complain about prices being higher for import goods here, the old tired "well they have to factor in shipping and import costs" gets trotted out. 
How come it's OK for imported goods to be more expensive than overseas because of import costs and shipping, and it's also OK for locally produced goods to be more expensive than overseas because "why should they subsidise NZ consumers"?




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


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  Reply # 325757 2-May-2010 11:48
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Kyanar:
Satch:
And farmers should subsidise NZ consumers?


No, but we shouldn't be subsidising them either.  For that matter, we shouldn't be paying more for Fonterra products than Americans or Aussies do, especially when every time we complain about prices being higher for import goods here, the old tired "well they have to factor in shipping and import costs" gets trotted out. 
How come it's OK for imported goods to be more expensive than overseas because of import costs and shipping, and it's also OK for locally produced goods to be more expensive than overseas because "why should they subsidise NZ consumers"?


And how on earth do they still continue to get away with it!!! How much good will and tax breaks, etc, etc, etc did Fontera and its predecessors get from the Governments of the day (ie - you and me... or our parents) to get up and going and to protect them from all those nasty countries with tariffs? There was a lot of propping up done at the tax payers expense for many, many years. When do we see the payback for that!? Instead, Fontera seems hell bent on shafting the New Zealand consumer.  "Oh woe-is me - it's not us, it's those nasty supermarkets!" BullSh!t it's the supermarkets. They see an opportunity in a captive market and they are milking it!

(Edit to correct spelling)

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  Reply # 325785 2-May-2010 14:00
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And don't get me started on even allowing that monopoly to form in the first place.

People go at Telecom for being a monopoly, but Fonterra makes Telecom look like fluffy kittens in comparison.




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  Reply # 325817 2-May-2010 16:54
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Kyanar:
Satch:
And farmers should subsidise NZ consumers?


No, but we shouldn't be subsidising them either.  For that matter, we shouldn't be paying more for Fonterra products than Americans or Aussies do, especially when every time we complain about prices being higher for import goods here, the old tired "well they have to factor in shipping and import costs" gets trotted out. 

How come it's OK for imported goods to be more expensive than overseas because of import costs and shipping, and it's also OK for locally produced goods to be more expensive than overseas because "why should they subsidise NZ consumers"?


NZ lamb cheaper in the UK than it is here; now how the hell does that work?

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manta:
Kyanar:
Satch:
And farmers should subsidise NZ consumers?


No, but we shouldn't be subsidising them either.  For that matter, we shouldn't be paying more for Fonterra products than Americans or Aussies do, especially when every time we complain about prices being higher for import goods here, the old tired "well they have to factor in shipping and import costs" gets trotted out. 

How come it's OK for imported goods to be more expensive than overseas because of import costs and shipping, and it's also OK for locally produced goods to be more expensive than overseas because "why should they subsidise NZ consumers"?


NZ lamb cheaper in the UK than it is here; now how the hell does that work?


Must be the carbon credits. We need to send the lamb destined for the domestic market via Outer Mongolia - then it'd be close to free!!

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