Telecom launches 3G… 6 years too late
I see Telecom are apparently going to launch their 3G service “early”… in May.
I don’t know how this can be described as early when Vodafone rolled out theirs way back in 2004.
That’s 6 years ago.
6 Years too late Telecom… well done… again!
I see they are also hyping their “exclusive” Samsung 3G handset with… wait for it…. drum roll…. a touch screen.
Whoopdeedoo! I can hear the cries of admiration at Telecoms stunning marketing victory!
So, they have a 3G service 6 years after Vodafone did, and they now have a touch screen phone almost 2 years after Vodafone launched the iphone, and I guess they will now be able to finally offer global roaming too.
In what seems to be a dig at Vodafone, Telecom CEO Paul Reynolds said they would provide “best genuine coverage across New Zealand”. Oh I see, yes, right. This is in contrast to the imaginary 3G network that Vodafone launched years ago, along with the imaginary touch screen phones?
You have to admire the cheek of Telecom’s CEO to stand up and spout marketing PR such as this with a straight face.
So folks, you now have a choice, you can join Telecom and get the same service Vodafone’s offered for years. I guess you’d probably pause for thought though and consider that you may get stuck with a lemon considering Telecom are likely to be light years behind Vodafone when the next change comes along, and that’s just around the corner.
Telecom New Zealand, ‘Connecting New Zealanders with yesterday’s technology’.