It's still a relatively new technology - not sure if I have an answer for that problem, apart from time and education.
richms: And not everyone buys from places that are soley competing on price. So just because the cheap ones can run a duopoly or triopoly at whatever price they choose there will still be plenty of people that want proper service and a different offering from the smaller ISPs, just like loads of people shop at new world, faro and nosh, and everyone doesnt go to pak n save for a cheap aweful shopping experiance.
networkn:NonprayingMantis:networkn:NonprayingMantis:old3eyes: Can we kiss our Orcon email addresses for life goodbye now??
Nope. They can never ever take it away from you. That's what 'for life' means. If they take it away they open themselves up to a pretty serious comcom investigation. Think how many people may have signed up when they started promoting email for life. They would have to compensate everyone of them for misleading advertising.
(This is why offering something 'for life' or promising you will 'never' do something is very short sighted)
They could easily take it away from you if the new owners so wished. The promise was made by an entity who no longer exists. Having said that, it will not be removed. They will have a hard enough time selling this idea, without annoying people even more by taking away their free thing. Personally though, I can't
imagine why anyone would want an @orcon address for life! :)
Doesn't matter. The promise was made and would be something the new owners would have to have taken into account when making the purchases. It's a liability that they would acquire as part of acquiring orcon.
Legally this simply isn't true. Legally the new owners are not obliged to take the liabilities of a company. They will do so, because it would be stunningly bad PR to do otherwise.