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  Reply # 204697 1-Apr-2009 14:45
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richgamer: scottjpalmer, why did you ask me a question (Do you think there would be any demand? No.) and answer it for me? lol.


It's a rhetorical question, Google it, they have only just been invented.

richgamer: My answer would be yes i do think there will be demand. woosh is wireless and has thousands of subscribers so if vodafone offer 20GB i think people would go to vodafone for the better country wide coverage and portability of the usb modem.
 and so what if there is no demand? it doesn't cost anything to have a 20GB plan does it? all vodafone have to do is make a new 20GB plan price and put the info on their website and let people signup and i'm sure that's what they pay their website admin for.


It's not that easy.  Provisioning processes have to be adjusted, staff have to be trainined, it has to be allowed for in their billing platform.  They can't just add it to their website and that's it.

Also, what would be the point? At their 3Gb plan ($69.95/month) a 20Gb plan would be $466/month.  Who would pay that for a 20Gb cap? ($23/Mb?!?)

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  Reply # 204788 1-Apr-2009 21:02
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there is no way to prove if it was a rhetorical question or not. it may be or not be.

if 20GB on vodafone would cost $466 a month then why is vodafone's price so high when woosh has 20GB for $59.95. both woosh and vodafone have wireless networks which cost money to maintain but vodafone has at least one million subscribers and their revenue is far greater than woosh, yet vodafone have smaller data caps.

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richgamer: scottjpalmer, why did you ask me a question (Do you think there would be any demand? No.) and answer it for me? lol.


It's a rhetorical question, Google it, they have only just been invented.

richgamer: My answer would be yes i do think there will be demand. woosh is wireless and has thousands of subscribers so if vodafone offer 20GB i think people would go to vodafone for the better country wide coverage and portability of the usb modem.
 and so what if there is no demand? it doesn't cost anything to have a 20GB plan does it? all vodafone have to do is make a new 20GB plan price and put the info on their website and let people signup and i'm sure that's what they pay their website admin for.


It's not that easy.  Provisioning processes have to be adjusted, staff have to be trainined, it has to be allowed for in their billing platform.  They can't just add it to their website and that's it.

Also, what would be the point? At their 3Gb plan ($69.95/month) a 20Gb plan would be $466/month.  Who would pay that for a 20Gb cap? ($23/Mb?!?)

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  Reply # 204791 1-Apr-2009 21:06
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richgamer: there is no way to prove if it was a rhetorical question or not. it may be or not be


it was

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  Reply # 204910 2-Apr-2009 15:13
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how do we know your not lying?

scottjpalmer:
richgamer: there is no way to prove if it was a rhetorical question or not. it may be or not be




it was

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  Reply # 204918 2-Apr-2009 15:36
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richgamer vodafone has about 2.4 million Sub

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Reply # 204995 2-Apr-2009 20:38
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richgamer: how do we know your not lying?


Because he said it.

I'm not sure if you are deliberately being difficult but we'd appreciate it if you would be more constructive in your discussions.  As I've said this exact point to you before, consider this a warning for a ban.

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  Reply # 205000 2-Apr-2009 21:12
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Can I ask how old you are richgamer?

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  Reply # 206248 9-Apr-2009 21:01
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johnr: richgamer vodafone has about 2.4 million Sub

And I would love to know the breakdown from Postpaid vs Prepaid... 25%/75%....

Comparing Vodafone to Woosh is idiotic.  Vodafone (as you know being your employer) is a worldwide mobile company who "dabbles" in mobile data, has invested heavily in cell sites nationwide.
Woosh on the other hand is a Internet provider with ~120 Sites nationwide limited to Akl/Wlg/Chc/Inv.

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johnr: richgamer vodafone has about 2.4 million Sub

And I would love to know the breakdown from Postpaid vs Prepaid... 25%/75%....

Comparing Vodafone to Woosh is idiotic.  Vodafone (as you know being your employer) is a worldwide mobile company who "dabbles" in mobile data, has invested heavily in cell sites nationwide.
Woosh on the other hand is a Internet provider with ~120 Sites nationwide limited to Akl/Wlg/Chc/Inv.


Where did I compare Vodafone NZ to Woosh?

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plambrechtsen:
johnr: richgamer vodafone has about 2.4 million Sub

And I would love to know the breakdown from Postpaid vs Prepaid... 25%/75%....

Comparing Vodafone to Woosh is idiotic.  Vodafone (as you know being your employer) is a worldwide mobile company who "dabbles" in mobile data, has invested heavily in cell sites nationwide.
Woosh on the other hand is a Internet provider with ~120 Sites nationwide limited to Akl/Wlg/Chc/Inv.


johnr was replying to richgamer's idea that Vodafone had 1 million subscribers.  johnr never compared Vodafone to Woosh.

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Woosh is a good service if you need mobile broadband in the city ... It is cheaper than any other wireless provider but the down side is their network is really small.

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  Reply # 213174 7-May-2009 13:56
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I don't mean to be rude but I think that maybe you are all missing the big picture? I believe that Woosh has large investors in Asia and they are testing out the technology in New Zealand to see if it will work before they go ahead and cover the whole of Asia in the same tech, so I don't think investors are too worried about losing the initial cash as they have a bigger plan in the long run. I could be wrong but this is what I think could be happening.

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  Reply # 213176 7-May-2009 14:06
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gza: I don't mean to be rude but I think that maybe you are all missing the big picture? I believe that Woosh has large investors in Asia and they are testing out the technology in New Zealand to see if it will work before they go ahead and cover the whole of Asia in the same tech, so I don't think investors are too worried about losing the initial cash as they have a bigger plan in the long run. I could be wrong but this is what I think could be happening.


We are talking over a hundred million dollars here. Nobody is 'not worried' about loosing that much cash.

If they were in fact 'experimenting' they would know long ago that it is destined to loose money and pull out, not leave it up and running to loose more money.

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  Reply # 214270 12-May-2009 06:46
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gza: I don't mean to be rude but I think that maybe you are all missing the big picture? I believe that Woosh has large investors in Asia and they are testing out the technology in New Zealand to see if it will work before they go ahead and cover the whole of Asia in the same tech, so I don't think investors are too worried about losing the initial cash as they have a bigger plan in the long run. I could be wrong but this is what I think could be happening.


No, there are no large investors in Asia. The large investors are NZ based.

IPMobile Japan had an interest in the deployment of IPWireless (Now NextWave) equipment but it appears that not long after a visit, they filed for bankruptcy.




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The large investors are from Kuwait Finance House. Currently they are looking for companies to invest with KFH and then give that out to Woosh. Its not gonna happen though.

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