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Telecom And Sky To Launch National Offers


Telecom and SKY Television have agreed to launch soon a range of innovative offers for residential customers throughout New Zealand.

Based on a successful trial of telephone, Internet and home entertainment packages among some customers since last June, Telecom and SKY have agreed to extend their initial one-year agreement by a further two years and to introduce packages nationally within the next few months.

“We are driving integration between the telephone, the Internet and television with major benefits for our customers,” Telecom Chief Executive Theresa Gattung said today.

Details of new packages will be announced soon, Ms Gattung said.

“Telecom and SKY look forward to providing a range of exciting services for New Zealanders to be entertained and informed, and to communicate and transact business,” she said. “Our customers like packages because of their simplicity, and the choice and value they offer.”

Around 6,500 residential customers, mostly in Wellington and Christchurch, are on the current trial. Alternative packages have included: - Monthly telephone access and SKY digital basic; or - Monthly telephone access, SKY digital basic and 10 hours Xtra Internet; or - Monthly telephone access, SKY digital basic and unlimited Xtra Internet.

SKY Chief Executive John Fellet noted that Telecom could reach around 1.4 million residential customers while SKY provided an unparalleled choice of home television entertainment to about 400,000 homes.

“SKY is one of the fastest growing pay television companies in the world and through its digital satellite service reaches every New Zealand household,” Mr Fellet said.


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