Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Mobiles Soon to Be Used as Home Phones

VODAFONE MEDIA RELEASE

Mobiles Soon to Be Used as Home Phones After Commission Gives Green Light to Local Service

28 September, 2006

Vodafone customers are one step closer to being able to use their mobile as a home phone after the Commerce Commission today released its final local service determination.

The determination means Vodafone can now seek a local interconnection agreement with Telecom.

Vodafone General Manager Commercial Development Tom Chignell says
today’s announcement is the first step in Vodafone offering customers a new local service.

“This is great news for customers as it will allow local numbers (eg. 04 123 xxxx) to be used on mobile handsets. Customers will then be able to make or take calls on this number using their mobile within a defined home or office zone.

“Customers will only need one phone whether they are at home or out and about,” he says.

Mr Chignell says today’s determination is another step along the path to greater competition in telecommunications and, specifically, in the local calling market.

“Vodafone will now be able to compete with fixed line operators, increasing competition and giving New Zealanders more choice and flexibility.”

Mr Chignell says Vodafone’s strategy is to meet the total telecommunications needs of its customers.

“This determination on local service, along with our new 3G broadband service, will allow us to do that. Right now, we are the leaders in mobile, but we only have 20% share of the total telecommunications market.”


Vodafone expects to launch its local service offering in 2007.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Results:

Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news