Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
1221 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 217


  Reply # 695232 2-Oct-2012 23:14
Send private message

I don't want to sound as though I'm supporting the status quo but when ever I hear someone claim that they can provide x service or y product for 30-40% cheaper than the competition the first thing that comes to mind is the compromises the made to get to said price and yet still make a profit. There is something not quite kosher when someone offers something that seems too good to be true.




Laptop: Surface Book 2 (Intel i7, 8GB RAM, 265GB SSD)

 

Desktop: 

 

Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

 

Additional devices: Xbox One S 'Minecraft Special Edition', Ubiquiti USG, Ubiquiti UniFI AP AC HD

 


42 posts

Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 695292 3-Oct-2012 08:09
Send private message

Team - just for the record, this Spirit Telecom is not associated with NZ's Telecom Wholesale in any way, as others in the thread have picked up and pointed out.

Good to see a heathly level of scepticism around this call though, which I'd expect from an educated and knowlegable group such as this. If you do start getting regular calls from suspected scammers, there's a bit of information on our site.




@richirvine
@telecomnz


 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
59406 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10615

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 695297 3-Oct-2012 08:31
Send private message

Please note that Spirit Communications is most likely not the company the cold caller mentioned.

The link in the first page was a question, not a conclusion. It seems they are not related to the call, which probably comes from other company.







2612 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 315

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 695310 3-Oct-2012 08:44
Send private message

@richirvine I knew as soon as I picked up the phone that it wasn't a division of Telecom calling. It was far shiftier than a Telecom call! ;-)

The mystery does remain however. I agree that Spirit Communications are not involved here. The fact that there is no web presence for the mystery company strikes me as a bit suspicious.

Cheers, Matt.




My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

2485 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 446


  Reply # 695337 3-Oct-2012 09:21
Send private message

You can actually confuse people pretty easily - and using the word 'Telecom' is enough to make many people think they are dealing with "Telecom NZ". Usually the telco says (when/if challenged) that the phone marketers (whatever you want to call them) were not their staff. They usually claim that its a marketing company that is to blame for confusing the potential customer.


In any event you might well have cause to complain to the Commerce Commission - but it could take years before anyone got wrapped over the knuckles.

I will take the OPs posting as a warning that there is a new (probably) dodgy marketing campaign from some business in progress at the moment..




Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

1923 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 139


  Reply # 695356 3-Oct-2012 10:05
Send private message

freitasm: Please note that Spirit Communications is most likely not the company the cold caller mentioned.
The link in the first page was a question, not a conclusion. It seems they are not related to the call, which probably comes from other company.


hairy1:...snip.... I agree that Spirit Communications are not involved here.


I believe you both mean Spirit Networks is not the company involved..... focus people...focus



2612 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 315

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 695378 3-Oct-2012 10:40
Send private message

Argh! I am so confused with all these Spirits! Maybe it was these guys: http://www.spirit.org.nz/

Laughing




My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

1 post

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 696738 5-Oct-2012 12:43
Send private message

HI There

I just had the same call, it was a person from Nz with a real kiwi voice. 

Yesterday they called and said they were from a company and I missed the name, they went on so much that I said call back tomorrow. 
They called back today, I got them to spell out the name, It was Spirit Telco, I then said I am interested but could they send an email with all the details....she hung up on me. My advise, get rid of them. 

Cheers

Jimmy

BDFL - Memuneh
59406 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10615

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

BDFL - Memuneh
59406 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10615

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 696742 5-Oct-2012 12:52
Send private message

The only "Spirit Telecom" in the Offices has an Israel-based director.

I wonder if it's the same company.




2615 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 204

Trusted

  Reply # 696745 5-Oct-2012 13:03
Send private message

Only a PO box, no street address?




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool

 

 

 

Use this link to sign up to Bigpipe broadband and you'll get $20 off your first bill: Referral Link


3886 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 161


  Reply # 696746 5-Oct-2012 13:11
Send private message

ZollyMonsta: Only a PO box, no street address?


Same on their whois data, these guys don't want you knowing who they are.






Promote New Zealand - Get yourself a .kiwi.nz domain name!!!

Check out mine - i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz - don@i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz


2615 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 204

Trusted

  Reply # 696751 5-Oct-2012 13:16
Send private message

DonGould:
ZollyMonsta: Only a PO box, no street address?


Same on their whois data, these guys don't want you knowing who they are.




Hmm sounds a bit dodge...




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool

 

 

 

Use this link to sign up to Bigpipe broadband and you'll get $20 off your first bill: Referral Link


637 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Trusted

  Reply # 696752 5-Oct-2012 13:19
Send private message

The direct debit form on the spirittelco.co.nz site gives a hint to who they are.

6433 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1570


  Reply # 696753 5-Oct-2012 13:20
Send private message

www.spirittelco.co.nz  (mentioned above) is a division of NXT Telecom (whoever they are)

http://spirittelco.co.nz/download/Privacy%20Policy.pdf

"NXT Telecom Limited (NXT Telecom) trading as Spirit Telco"


http://www.business.govt.nz/companies/app/ui/pages/companies/3851677


ETA: Dang, Ninjad by Penultimatehop



1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.