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Gold Mobile Base To Transfer To Telecom

Gold Mobile Base To Transfer To Telecom

The Warehouse has reached agreement with Telecom Mobile Limited to transfer its Gold prepaid mobile base to Telecom Mobile. The sale takes effect on 1 July 2003.

About 260,000 customers have Gold phones, bought from The Warehouse. Gold customers use Telecom’s 025 network.

The Warehouse Chief Executive Greg Muir said the agreement benefits everyone.

“It allows The Warehouse to focus on what we do best – being a retailer offering our customers the best possible value. As the business is now mature, Telecom is a more natural owner as an efficient network operator.

“Customers get to enjoy the best of both worlds. They can continue to buy Gold mobile phones and top up cards from The Warehouse (including bonus airtime with higher value cards)."

Telecom Mobile General Manager Kevin Kenrick said Gold customers would also be able to enjoy all of the benefits of being a Telecom mobile customer.

“We can offer them a range of calling specials, access to Telecom text promotions and greater voice mail storage capability.”

Mr Kenrick and Mr Muir said there would be no changes to the way customers made or received calls, pricing remains as before, customer phone numbers would remain the same and their airtime honoured. The only significant change for customers will be a different voice mail system.

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