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Trends
Kiwis seek unlimited data plans and video streaming sites
According to Kiwi statistics from the CallPlus network streaming video is up, peer-to-peer sharing is down, and online shoppers are turning to China.
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Snap
Consumer NZ poll slams Vodafone and Spark
Vodafone and Spark have a long way to go before their customers feel satisfied with their service.
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Messenger
Slingshot launches data only plans for online messaging
Slingshot says many mobile phone users only use the call function when they need to get hold of people urgently, and that a growing number of their users prefer to communicate via messaging apps such as Facebook, email and Whatsapp.
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Slingshot
Slingshot's website better than the rest
The IMA says the Slingshot website represented the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism.
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Flip
CallPlus Group brings on board Alcatel-Lucent executive
"His experience and insights will prove invaluable to the CallPlus Group as we enter a new growth phase with our four business units; CallPlus Business, Slingshot, Flip and Orcon."
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Cloud
Chorus outlines UBA and Boost proposals...
"Perhaps the biggest change is the explosion in the number of end-user devices, and the seemingly ever increasing demand for HD streamed online video."
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Gaming
Orcon unlocks the internet with launch of Global Mode
"Broadcast TV is dying so we want to give customers access to even more online content, matched with cheaper high-spec ultra-fast broadband plans."
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Orcon
CallPlus takes on the "big boys" with new Orcon and Flip hires
"What we have is a varied portfolio of brands, each with strong leadership, and a vision to really challenge the big boys."
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Commerce Commission
Slingshot contracted telemarketing firm fined $170K for “slamming” customers
"This was very poor behaviour on the part of this marketing company. The telemarketers were desperate to make sales by whatever means possible."
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Internet
TV giants question Slingshot's interpretation of the law...
"The reference to parallel importing is a red herring..." And yet it's still legal.
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Internet
Opinion: Broadcasters, it’s over to you…
Do we want to lose our New Zealand content and get fed on a diet of overseas tripe, or do we want to challenge the world with the amazing content we create here?
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Netflix
TV3 joins Banned of Brothers... Blocks Slingshot adverts
"This collusion is just the latest example of big business trying to quash competition."
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Sky TV
TVNZ joins the party... Bans Slingshot adverts
TVNZ has joined Sky TV in banning Slingshot’s latest TV ads, leading to the Internet Service Provider labelling the move as "anti-competitive, undue censorship, and an example of old-school thinking."
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Gaming
Let the Sky Fall… TV giant bans Slingshot adverts
Sky TV has banned Slingshot’s Global Mode related advertisements, a move which the Internet Service Provider brands "unjustified and petty."
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Internet
Nice move, Slingshot...
Earlier this month Slingshot unblocked access to certain movie websites, much to the delight of their customers.
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Internet
NZ first as ISP offers Bitcoin for broadband deals...
"We’re a web company, so it seems fitting to accept the world’s premier web currency..."
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Amazon
Slingshot opens up global content to restricted Kiwi users...
"We know Kiwis want to watch movies and TV series online – but are blocked from using the world’s best and most popular streaming services."
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Orcon
Done deal as Kiwi Internet Provider buys Orcon...
"Orcon fits well in our business and appeals to a different market segment than our existing internet brands. We now have something for all New Zealanders."
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Gaming
Google releases NZ video quality report
Google has released its first Video Quality Report for New Zealand, enabling Kiwis to check out the level of video quality their Internet service provider can play YouTube videos.
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Malware
Slingshot urges Kiwis to update security software as virus sweeps globe
"GameOver Zeus is a large, sophisticated and potentially very damaging virus."
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Chorus
Voyager bags big broadband download speed win
Voyager was the standout performer in the latest TrueNet Broadband Report, with the growing Internet Service Provider’s VDSL measuring at 2.5 seconds download speed.
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Internet
When is unlimited broadband actually unlimited?
"I’d encourage Telecom to have a closer look at what it’s telling its customers. It’s nearly there, just needs a nudge in the right direction."
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Internet
One summary says it all - broadband plan comparison is now even easier
A standard format has been developed to help consumers compare different fixed line, residential broadband offers from New Zealand’s leading operators.
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Internet
Adams backs better broadband info for consumers...
"These changes will make it easier for people to compare what different providers are offering, and to know if they are signing up for a package that meets their needs."