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  #1924429 24-Dec-2017 09:56
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I wish they would act on FibreX, as most (non-GZ) average consumers would assume from the name and the marketing that they were getting fibre. Whatever convoluted sophistry VF uses to justify the "X", this will be lost on typical consumers, and the reality is that whole branding seems deliberately intended to deceive consumers.

 

Maybe I should start marketing "VeganX tasty veggie sausage rolls", without disclosing that the X means that they also contain angus beef? It would pretty much be the same thing.

 

Back on thread topic, I think I have lost what little vestigial trust in Stuff that I may have had. In the last few weeks they have been publicly spanked by the Commerce Commission over making false claims about their products, publicly spanked by the Press Council for fake headlines and stories that directed people to bitcoin adverts, and have has a series of howling errors and mistakes in their reporting. They are more like the National Enquirer than a serious and trustworthy news outlet now. Some of their recent behaviour is starting to look seriously sleazy.


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  #1924588 24-Dec-2017 13:45
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sbiddle:

 

Jase2985:

 

sbiddle:

 

hio77:

 

so if stuff can't use the world 'probably' as due to the implications of what it could mean to the customer;

 

Why haven't they acted on "fibreX"...... That's implying there is fibre, not coax after-all...

 

 

The problem with FibreX is that there is fibre - and a X is often used as a mark of hybrid or crossover technology.

 

When I see FibreX I automatically think fibre hybrid - which is exactly what it is with fibre to the node and coax to the premises.

 

 

 

 

but then so is xDSL

 

 

Except the x in xDSL is a placeholder used to define the collective DSL technology and cover the different types of DSL technologies in one term - ADSL, VDSL and SDSL and HDSL.

 

 

 

 

Completely missed the point there Steve


 
 
 
 


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  #1924682 24-Dec-2017 18:22
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Overlooking the misleading advertising for a second, is Stuff Fibre actually any good?

 

Re FibreX, if I had to choose between that and ADSL, I'd choose ADSL. Rather have a slower, reliable speed than maybe faster (but more unreliable) speed.


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  #1924703 24-Dec-2017 19:25
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quickymart:

 

Overlooking the misleading advertising for a second, is Stuff Fibre actually any good?

 

Re FibreX, if I had to choose between that and ADSL, I'd choose ADSL. Rather have a slower, reliable speed than maybe faster (but more unreliable) speed.

 

 

No idea. There are probably no Stuff users here. I wouldn't get Sanitarium or Briscoes fibre either. Fibre is light speed, no issues there. Do they buy enough bandwidth? Unsure. 


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tdgeek:[snip]. I wouldn't get Sanitarium or Briscoes fibre either.

 

 

I've always been happy with Sanitarium fibre - and according to their website they're NZ's number one.


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tdgeek:[snip]. I wouldn't get Sanitarium or Briscoes fibre either.

 

 

I've always been happy with Sanitarium fibre - and according to their website they're NZ's number one.

 

 

I'm happy with my Spark fibre, its consistently good. I'm sure if I got Sanitarium fibre it would be even more regular...


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  #1924755 24-Dec-2017 21:55
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tdgeek:[snip]. I wouldn't get Sanitarium or Briscoes fibre either.

 

 

I've always been happy with Sanitarium fibre - and according to their website they're NZ's number one.

 

 

I thought after the article they are now number two's...


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