Talkiet:hotkiwi:DonGould: Cheap - In New Zealand, it is my view that the word has two meanings.
1. Reflection of quality.
2. Reflection of price.
Thanks for this Don, excellent and to the point overview.
There were some NZNet bashers here who at the same time ridiculed the people that had them as a provider. they called themselves 'IT professionals'. Good to hear now from a professional with a professional look on things.
Cheaper is not necessarily bad, and 'you get what you pay for' is a stupid adagium. Look for example at @degrees. A cheaper telco company with excellent customer service, a great product and according to the self-crowned IT professionals on this forum stupid customers as they go for the best deal.
You're making some pretty grand and offensive insinuations there. You just said the IT professionals in this forum think 2 degrees customers are stupid. That's laughably wrong.
As it happens, I have a 2 degrees sim in one of my phones, and I have 2 ADSL connections here at home - one of which is from a budget provider.
You've moved on from NZnet, following one of the best plans which is to vote with your wallet - great. How about not worrying too much about the opinions of people with vast amounts more experience and inside knowledge of the industry and this particular incident.
Cheers - N
You should read what I write.
As customers of NZNet we were compared to being silly to go for the cheapest deal and expect some kind of of service. I countered that by saying that NZNet is not ridiculously cheap. They stated cheap=bad.
In the post that you quote I draw a parallel to 2degrees, which in my opinion is a cheap telco with excellent service and a great product. I did that to make the point that cheap is not necessarily bad. The old boys on this forum had made it clear that cheap is bad (what you pay is what you get). I have never said that they used 2degrees in their arguments.
The people with experience on this forum ridiculed those that are with NZNet for being a customer with them in the first place. It is like laughing about someone who picked a low standard doctor without knowing it.
The moderator called it sarcasm, lets agree with that.