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Topic # 89033 25-Aug-2011 14:15
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Consumer NZ and ComCom have jointly released their free telecommunications comparison website today.

www.telme.org.nz

I have not tried it out yet but might yeild some interesting results 

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  Reply # 511875 25-Aug-2011 14:29
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Heh, entered my wife's mobile calling habits and got... drum roll...

No Results.

Clearly, YMMV.




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  Reply # 511879 25-Aug-2011 14:38
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had a go on it. totally broken.

tbh, if they think this is going to do for them what the power switch site did they are havin a laugh.  this one is just waaaay to complicated.

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  Reply # 511880 25-Aug-2011 14:39

Was total crap, I entered that I used mobile Data a lot, called a lot and it gave me some BS plans. Whats interesting is that they gave me a 2degrees plan ($39) added on the 1GB and $10 text packs. I know that the $59 plan gives me 1GB 2500 texts and 310 minutes. Why would I need another 2500 texts?

For some reason is gave me Telecom's plans with 3x My Favorites and data boost, the plan gave me 20 minutes anytime... Yay. Which is total BS because I want to call many people off network.

It did not include Vodafone either, which I know provide a much better deal than what they displayed for telecom.

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  Reply # 511882 25-Aug-2011 14:47
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Wow, awful site. I was confused by some terminology they were attempting to use, and why is one of the first questions asking me how many dialup hours a day I need (with no option to say 'none').

Fail.

Hope it gets better.




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  Reply # 511884 25-Aug-2011 14:48
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yup, I put for my landline that I make a a few calls per month to the UK, and it reccomended Telecom Talk It Up NZ & Overseas which is $45.

I actually spend 8cpm using 0161, so my international calls cost me less than $2 per month, not the 'reccomended' $45.

(mostly my call goes: "hello. free to skype? ok, see you shortly. bye.")

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  Reply # 511888 25-Aug-2011 14:54
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This is not good. I entered the requirements that I am currently on, and it came back with the cheapest plan of $140. I am not paying anywhere near that.

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  Reply # 511895 25-Aug-2011 15:09
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scuwp: Consumer NZ and ComCom have jointly released their free telecommunications comparison website today.

www.telme.org.nz

I have not tried it out yet but might yeild some interesting results 

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I entered my current Telecom details and it came up with a Vodafone deal that was dearer and with less data that I am on now.  Not as good as the power site methinks. 




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  Reply # 511899 25-Aug-2011 15:18

Problem in NZ is; there are way to many mobile plans. Just look at vodafone, seriously, how many plans do they have? I believe you need only 2 types of plans; Smartphone and Talk.

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  Reply # 511902 25-Aug-2011 15:24
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ummm, hope my taxes did not pay for this.

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  Reply # 511905 25-Aug-2011 15:26
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SteveON: Problem in NZ is; there are way to many mobile plans. Just look at vodafone, seriously, how many plans do they have? I believe you need only 2 types of plans; Smartphone and Talk.


PLus they are always updating their plans. They would need someone on staff full time updating the database. This sort of thing really has to provide correct inforomation, otherwise they are going to get compliants from the ISPs too. They would actually be better to have tables comparing prices, as this dumbed down selection system isn't working. I wonder if they actually tested it.

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  Reply # 511908 25-Aug-2011 15:39
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Didnt give me results for any options I selected, and theyre missing Orcon from a lot of the landline queries (that I saw anyway).




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  Reply # 511910 25-Aug-2011 15:40
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scuwp:

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Sorry, we dont have a "its broken" section. Tongue out




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  Reply # 511912 25-Aug-2011 15:41
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put in all me details - location - internet  calling patterns etc.Recommended Orcon Genius.
Contact Orcon - I'm sorry - Genius is not available in your area.
WTF!
What's the point of entering your location if it recommends plans that are not available at your location?



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  Reply # 511917 25-Aug-2011 15:46
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scuwp:

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Sorry, we dont have a "its broken" section. Tongue out



ROFL!  Good one.  

I guess I won't bother checking it out tonight then.    Sadly I think Wreck90 might have it right...if ComCom were involved then invariably were have all paid for this lemon. 




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  Reply # 511919 25-Aug-2011 15:52
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mxpress:
scuwp: Consumer NZ and ComCom have jointly released their free telecommunications comparison website today.

www.telme.org.nz

I have not tried it out yet but might yeild some interesting results 

(Mods: Please move if this should be in a better place) 


I entered my current Telecom details and it came up with a Vodafone deal that was dearer and with less data that I am on now.  Not as good as the power site methinks. 


The exact same thing happened here, Consumer recommending Vodafone Broadband + Mobile.  Not enough signal penetration in the area for normal handsets for the Vodafone mobile component, and all up quoting $153.

The Telecom setup we have is Total Home Broadband 60GB ($105) + Telecom Prepaid + Up to $6 50MB data pack, which costs, max per month $125.

I get the feeling that Consumer has the great idea that with the success of Power Switch + What's My Number campaign, that it can be done sanely for other services.

Just be thankful that mobile plans in NZ are far less complicated than the "$999 value for $30" type plans in Australia :)

Edit:  There were NO Telecom results, and the only Orcon result (which for us was nearly as cheap as Telecom) was for Tolls

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