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#11472 25-Jan-2007 15:41
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First sbiddle reported the NZ Herald story of Telecom being unable to supply broadband to a woman in a very wealthy neighbourhood.

Now Vodafone and Woosh have gotten into the act by sending out vans to the area to proove they can supply broadband services.

TVNZ has the story. To quote Paul Brislen on the episode "the challenge was irresistible"

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  #58833 25-Jan-2007 15:46
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Telecom said that they couldn't run fibre to my house ;)
/me waits for the vans to turn up

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#58834 25-Jan-2007 15:49
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#58835 25-Jan-2007 15:51
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Brislen says the episode is a public relations disaster for Telecom.

Hardly.

It doesnt matter what the houses are worth, nor how much their owners are worth. The woman probably wants to spend $70 a month on fixed broadband.

I bet she would have a spat if her family downloaded 80GB of music to fill their iPods over a cellular connection, and im sure many ADSL customers in New Zealand cant get VFNZ cellular signal in their homes (half of Bluff Hill in Napier for a start, theres a few expensive houses up there with CEOs CFOs and Directors who cant get their preferred suppliers phone to ring in their lounge).

'Red faced' - I doubt anyone actually cares all that much. The time/wages/petrol/depreciation etc invested by these companies to send staff out there for testing has probably now exceed what that woman would want to spend on a years service.







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  #58836 25-Jan-2007 15:55
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tonyhughes:
Brislen says the episode is a public relations disaster for Telecom.

Hardly.


Oh yes it is, and I hear that Telecom's now upgrading the Remuera exchange so that Gibbs and the rest of Paratai Drive can get DSL.




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  #58837 25-Jan-2007 15:57
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Wow thats progress. The power of the 'media'...

Now how can I force TCL to lay cable in Dunedin? Hmm

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  #58838 25-Jan-2007 16:00
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bradstewart: Wow thats progress. The power of the 'media'...


Probably had nothing to do with Gibbs and the rest of the very wealthy people there [/Tui Moment]




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#58839 25-Jan-2007 16:03
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Of course it didn't. We can also be sure that if it was a suburb at the other end of the scale it would have gotten the same attention!

 
 
 
 


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  #58852 25-Jan-2007 19:03
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bradstewart: Wow thats progress. The power of the 'media'...

Now how can I force TCL to lay cable in Dunedin? Hmm


How good is your DSL in Dunedin?




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  #58853 25-Jan-2007 19:06
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To be honest mine is actually quite good. 6Mbps+ down and around 400Kbps up but thats not the average here. If TCL starting laying cable especially in the CBD the customers would come in large numbers.

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I think it's more embarassing by the fact that they could actually film a Telecom ad praising its services, but can't actually cover the residence with basic services....

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  #58879 26-Jan-2007 07:37
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tonyhughes: 'Red faced' - I doubt anyone actually cares all that much. The time/wages/petrol/depreciation etcinvested by these companies to send staff out there for testing has probably now exceed what that woman would want to spend on a years service.


Except that now the whole country knows there are alternatives to Telecom. The whole exercise would be booked as (national) marketing.




 

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  #58882 26-Jan-2007 08:45
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There you go, Telecom has sorted out more capacity in the exchange. Fast, huh?

Vodafone, Woosh, Compass all rushed in... and Orcon too:

Orcon also sent a truck to Paritai Drive to see if she could be connected by satellite via a Skype phone.


Umm.... Laughing




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  #58883 26-Jan-2007 08:48
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juha:
Orcon also sent a truck to Paritai Drive to see if she could be connected by satellite via a Skype phone.


Umm.... Laughing


Pretty much sums up her Telecoms knowledge doesn't it?


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  #58884 26-Jan-2007 08:50
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There are two names on that story, and for all you know, it may have been the sub editors... or even what Orcon said.




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  #58885 26-Jan-2007 09:13
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That quote was featured in her updated story last night that only featured her name.

If it was a sub editor you really wonder what else is wrong in the paper..


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