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Topic # 24460 24-Jul-2008 16:40
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??
Been some months now since  the  last news item..




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Reply # 151028 24-Jul-2008 17:10
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Last news item I recall was a dispute between Orcon and Vodafone on number portability issues.  Orcon said that VF was dragging its heals, VF said that it used a standard system for NP and it was Orcons fault (or words to that effect).  I've searched Google news but I can't find any reference to these but I think the issue happened 3-5 months ago.  Orcon are running about a year behind the original schedule, they extended it when they decided to add additional features that were a "world first" (I assume that opportunity has been lost).

Unless they have changed it, VF planned to charge Orcon 30c per minute for each side of a phone call (ie Orcon to Orcon would cost 60c/min). 

I think Vodafone have lost a real opportunity here.  If there are 10 cellular companies in NZ, 9 using Vodafones network and 1 using Telecoms, then there would tend to be 90% of the market using VF's network and 10% using Telecom (although this really depended on advertising budgets).  Alas, it looks like it'll never happen Frown.

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  Reply # 155665 10-Aug-2008 19:22
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Think about one thing though, Orcon is now owned by Kordia, and from what I heard Kordia was experimenting with installing their own GSM network too.




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


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