NZ's newest telco rolls into town!

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 22-Apr-2008 15:28

BP (Biddle Petroleum), a well established petroleum company has today unveiled plans to enter the New Zealand mobile phone market with the launch of it's subsidary BT (Biddle Telecommunications).

"New Zealanders have been paying far too much for their mobile services" says CEOCFOCTO Steve Biddle. Biddle's aim is to revolutionise the mobile market with innovative products and services never seen before, and aims to deliver 100% nationwide coverage. "We have developed technology that allows us to use every tv aerial and clotheslines in New Zealand as as cellsite, this will give us virtually 100% coverage at launch"

BT has chosen to go with it's 5G technology which is based upon the UMTS 3GPP ELTE (extremely long term evolution) technology that will deliver unparalled speeds for end users who want to download their favourite TV shows and pr0n direct to their mobile handset.

It has also announced plans to give it's service away for free. "IBM (interplanetary business machines) approached us and told us that it would cost $300 million to build a billing system" says Biddle. "We figured without this unnecessary expendature we could pass significant savings to our customers"

A full range of handsets will be available at launch which is expected within the week.

Don't call us. We'll call you.

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Comment by freitasm, on 22-Apr-2008 15:46

This should have been the 1srt April joke on Geekzone!

Comment by lugh, on 22-Apr-2008 15:47

And in The Herald tomorrow...

Comment by ZollyMonsta, on 22-Apr-2008 16:01

Where do I sign up? LOL  Biddle for President! ;)

Author's note by sbiddle, on 22-Apr-2008 16:37

@MF : Why April 1st? If we had launched then people would have dismissed us as a joke. We're fully aware that there have been other networks promise the earth and deliver very little. We're differnet - look out your window now and you'll see our infrastructure is in place! If you don't have a TV aerial or clothesline your neighbour will! Our network is ready to roll!

@ZM : Don't call us - we'll call you!

Comment by Dratsab, on 22-Apr-2008 22:52

Awesome.  Can't wait for you already have all my details and have me signed up to all of your services by the time you call.  Unparalleled customer service too...

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Steve Biddle
New Zealand

I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems.

I also love sharing my views and analysis of the tech world on this blog, along with the odd story about aviation and the travel industry.

My interests and skillset include:

*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
  -Asterisk (incl PiaF, FreePBX, Elastix)

  -xDSL deployments

*Structured cabling
  -Home/office cabling
  -Phone & Data

*Computer networking
  -Mikrotik hardware
  -WAN/LAN solutions

*Wireless solutions
  -Motel/Hotel hotspot deployments
  -Outdoor wireless deployments, both small and large scale
  -Temporary wireless deployments
*CCTV solutions
  -Analogue and IP

I'm an #avgeek who loves to travel the world (preferably in seat 1A) and stay in nice hotels.

+My views do no represent my employer. I'm sure they'll be happy to give their own if you ask them.

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