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# 177227 27-Jul-2015 10:20
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Slingshot purchases Woosh customer base

Slingshot has purchased 9,000 Woosh customer contracts today. Mark Callander, chief executive of M2 NZ, which owns Slingshot, says the acquisition of the fixed line and transitional capable wireless customers is a natural addition to the existing Slingshot business.

The customers – all of Woosh’s fixed line, and fixed line capable wireless customers – will become Slingshot customers.

“Slingshot has worked hard to become the leading ISP for service, and I’m confident that the Woosh customers will like their new home,” Callander said.

The migration of all of Woosh’s DSL and DSL capable customers will take around 90 days. Customers will be contacted directly by Woosh and Slingshot in regards to their transition.




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  # 1352370 27-Jul-2015 10:29
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Can't say I'm surprised nor saddened by this news. Woosh's hayday was in the early 2000's, everything since has just been embarrassing.

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  # 1352392 27-Jul-2015 10:47
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lol

Given how much wireless spectrum Woosh/Craig Wireless owned it's almost a shame; they had so much potential.




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  # 1352393 27-Jul-2015 10:48
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freitasm: Just received:


Slingshot purchases Woosh customer base

Slingshot has purchased 9,000 Woosh customer contracts today. Mark Callander, chief executive of M2 NZ, which owns Slingshot, says the acquisition of the fixed line and transitional capable wireless customers is a natural addition to the existing Slingshot business.

The customers – all of Woosh’s fixed line, and fixed line capable wireless customers – will become Slingshot customers.

“Slingshot has worked hard to become the leading ISP for service, and I’m confident that the Woosh customers will like their new home,” Callander said.

The migration of all of Woosh’s DSL and DSL capable customers will take around 90 days. Customers will be contacted directly by Woosh and Slingshot in regards to their transition.


Consolidation continues. Only going to be teamtalk and seeby left at this rate




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  # 1352406 27-Jul-2015 10:55
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Flickky: lol

Given how much wireless spectrum Woosh/Craig Wireless owned it's almost a shame; they had so much potential.

Question is, will craig wireless squat this spectrum, sell it to another squatter (eg M2/Callplus who has done barely anything with theirs), or sell/lease it to one of the three telcos to add more capacity/bands?

It would be nice for NZ to have a data only LTE network with big or no data caps, targetted at portable hotspots etc.

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  # 1352416 27-Jul-2015 11:11
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eXDee: It would be nice for NZ to have a data only LTE network with big or no data caps, targetted at portable hotspots etc.

 

 

Please no, you only need to go to the US to see what "uncapped" mobile broadband results in...

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  # 1352778 27-Jul-2015 18:39
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Do they still push the wireless service, or not really? I used to have it. It was okay at first, but DSL services gradually overtook. I recall the download speed was a lot faster than what was offered with JetStart at the time (early 2004). I think JetStart was 128k up/down, and Woosh was 256k down (which was quite noticeable back then!)

Edit: I see in the other thread you can only get it in Southland now. What happened if you had it in the other regions (I had it in Auckland)? Did they switch off the transmitters or something?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1352809 27-Jul-2015 19:16
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quickymart: Do they still push the wireless service, or not really? I used to have it. It was okay at first, but DSL services gradually overtook. I recall the download speed was a lot faster than what was offer with JetStart at the time (early 2004).

Edit: I see in the other thread you can only get it in Southland now. What happened if you had it in the other regions (I had it in Auckland)? Did they switch off the transmitters or something?


They tried to push the wireless service but gave up after a while; it's difficult to compete against even ADSL speeds when your wireless service is more or less capped at 2Mbps.




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  # 1352853 27-Jul-2015 19:52
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Hi all,
If any Woosh customers have any questions - please feel free to PM me.
We (Slingshot) will be sending out some details soon, and also calling quite a few customers.
Or ask the question here and we'll be more than happy to answer too.
Cheers, Quentin




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  # 1352864 27-Jul-2015 20:08
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eXDee:

It would be nice for NZ to have a data only LTE network with big or no data caps, targetted at portable hotspots etc.


Thats my theory on what they are doing with it.
Its widely known they have no money, yet they announced late last year they are building a fancy new wireless network.
So my theory is they will sell off the unprofitable fixed line capable customers, and use the money to build a data-only LTE network in auckland.

I dont think its been confirmed where that email about the tower being switched off is from, but i have a feeling it would have been in southland. I am told they are haemorrhaging customers on that network too but its difficult to switch it off because the wireless competition doesnt quite have as much coverage and so they would be leaving their customers in the dark. Where as auckland and wellington has slingshot's fixed line products pretty much everywhere woosh had wireless coverage.




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  # 1352866 27-Jul-2015 20:12
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eXDee:
Flickky: lol

Given how much wireless spectrum Woosh/Craig Wireless owned it's almost a shame; they had so much potential.

Question is, will craig wireless squat this spectrum, sell it to another squatter (eg M2/Callplus who has done barely anything with theirs), or sell/lease it to one of the three telcos to add more capacity/bands?

It would be nice for NZ to have a data only LTE network with big or no data caps, targetted at portable hotspots etc.


They could build a killer LTE network with their spectrum. The problem is they don't have the money, and the business case for such a network to deliver any form of ROI simply doesn't stack up.



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  # 1352880 27-Jul-2015 20:23
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antoniosk: Only going to be teamtalk and seeby left at this rate


Teamtalk could implode - earnings are not doing very well and the share price has dropped in the last few years like a lead balloon.

I therefore propose we add seeby to the endangered species list




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  # 1352884 27-Jul-2015 20:32
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In the other thread, I saw someone mention that milking sheds etc used Woosh for internet access as it was easier than getting a copper line installed. Surely mobile broadband could fill that function today? The pricing nowadays is lot better than what was on offer in 2004.

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  # 1352887 27-Jul-2015 20:37
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The southland network was initially funded by a project probe grant.
So I would assume there is no cellular coverage to many of these dairy sheds, where as there would have been woosh coverage under the design of the project probe goals.

But in saying that, cell coverage has expanded quite alot since 2004 so i think your right - many of them could switch. Though the frugal dairy farmer wont want to spend $120+ for a 10gb cellular connection when $40 is all that woosh charged.
Cellular would be cheaper on an 80gb RBI plan or sparks new semi-rural offering.




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  # 1352891 27-Jul-2015 20:43
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quickymart: In the other thread, I saw someone mention that milking sheds etc used Woosh for internet access as it was easier than getting a copper line installed. Surely mobile broadband could fill that function today? The pricing nowadays is lot better than what was on offer in 2004.


Many of these areas don't have mobile coverage IIRC. The Woosh towers in Southland are massive and cover a massive footprint.




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