I received an email from Telstraclear on 19 Feb
advising that the
paradise.net.nz email and dial up service was to be retired on 30th March.
Somewhat OT but It's Friday here (April Fool's, no less), and I'm
going to go drink beer later today.
Sorry to hear you're frustrated, Dave .. odd to think back to the late
90's when customer service really was hugely important to those of us
at Paradise and if you called the helpdesk you'd get your question
answered by a real person on 1st or 2nd ring (unless we had an
outage). As an ex-Paradise employee from the early days, it's sad to
see the brand finally get the axe. Hopefully she goes to a better
place, and doesn't have to deal with that crazy-ass yellow palm-tree
madness any more.
Funnily enough, as I see this announcement, I'm an employee at
T-Mobile USA eagerly awaiting the regulatory approval for AT&T to move
in and swallow us whole. I don't think Shane quite managed to get
$39b out of the Paradise acquisition? It's a funny world... the more
it changes, the more it stays the same.