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Topic # 162097 28-Jan-2015 23:51
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As per title. smile




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  Reply # 1224457 29-Jan-2015 00:08
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Have a look at the original thread.







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  Reply # 1224460 29-Jan-2015 00:15
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I forgot what it was called lol.




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  Reply # 1224483 29-Jan-2015 01:02
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Whatifthespacekeyhadneverbeeninvented?


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  Reply # 1224513 29-Jan-2015 07:33
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Well I mean you didn't seriously believe that Telecom/Spark is actually interested in adhering to features desired for a "niche" market.

Nothing more than a minor publicity stunt.



Reality:
- Cheaper to import some cheap brand router in bulk.
- Features on the cheap brands are enough for most people.
- Most customers probably have less than four Fast Ethernet or Gigabit devices.







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  Reply # 1224525 29-Jan-2015 08:00
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It wasn't a stunt.

I bagging the idea from day 1 as an incredibly dumb idea and reckoned it would never happen, but the people inside Telecom involved on this certainly didn't agree with me at the time. They certainly were keen to see such a product hit the market.



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  Reply # 1224637 29-Jan-2015 12:08
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It died because they would end up producing a $500 router that know one in NZ would buy because we don't value our internet.



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  Reply # 1224711 29-Jan-2015 13:54
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They pulled the plug




Procrastination eventually pays off.


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  Reply # 1224964 29-Jan-2015 21:47
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some of us got free phones out of it though :)





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  Reply # 1225583 30-Jan-2015 19:13
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Target market for that type of router is already using DD-WRT, TomatoUSB, etc on commodity hardware or a mikrotik

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