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Topic # 31210 9-Mar-2009 06:56
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Have a couple of first hand reports from contracting friends that have been laid off a long way ahead of their contract end dates. They indicated that NZ Comms source of cash has dried up or they simply have spent it all. They are said to be quickly shedding contracting staff hirerd specifically to get them ready for launch. They've indicated the remaining staff are not equipped to get the job done correctly or on time. While this likely won't delay the NZ Com launch, it will no doubt mean that they are ill prepared for it. Is this the end for a vibrant competitor to VF and TC?

Can anyone confirm this or add to it?


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  Reply # 199999 9-Mar-2009 07:39
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We have all heard this before search the forums

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  Reply # 200013 9-Mar-2009 09:23
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This kind of rumours shows up every three or four months. Until there's an official announcement it's rumours - and since this company has been the target of so many of the same stories in the last two years, best wait and see.




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  Reply # 201340 15-Mar-2009 22:09
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Do you think they will EVER launch?!





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  Reply # 201402 16-Mar-2009 13:20
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Zeon: Do you think they will EVER launch?!


Yes. They've indicated within the next few months. Sure, they've said things like that many times before but I'm sure they're feeling the pressure to be finished in urban areas before telecom.




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  Reply # 201525 16-Mar-2009 23:22
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It's been a long rollout.. around 12 months... Not a $ earnt yet, They better open soon, I'm about to resign with Voda...

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  Reply # 201549 17-Mar-2009 08:49
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steveonz: ... Not a $ earnt yet, ...

I don't believe that is quit true, as they have had inbound roaming active for nearly a year now:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=85&TopicId=21051
Tho, obviously not rolling in huge streams of income.




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  Reply # 201586 17-Mar-2009 11:06
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I was thinking that, but I hear its pretty bad, dropped calls and text messages not comming through.

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  Reply # 201741 17-Mar-2009 21:13
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steveonz: I was thinking that, but I hear its pretty bad, dropped calls and text messages not comming through.

That's why the let the roamers try it out first :) Tho, I wouldn't hold that up as benchmark, as they are of course still rolling out their sites etc, so coverage would be patchy.




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  Reply # 202139 19-Mar-2009 11:43
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Another cell tower going up on colombo street ....

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