Wired Country's equipment is completely seperate to
Golive's. Stop mixing
the two together, they are owned by the same company - that's it.
No, I never at any stage mixed Wired Country's equipment together with
Go Live's equipment. It's not about the equipment, it is firstly about
the customer's (and potential customer's) perception of Wired Country,
and more importantly about the level of service that the customer has
I did bring up my fundamental views towards wireless, I really wish it
was different and was as easy as pointing a TV aerial towards TeAroha,
but it's not. I'm really glad the WC is using a licensed spectrum, but
why are there so many problems here. Lack of planning if you ask me.
service that Auckland is getting from Wired Country is
just great. Why is Hamilton, being the 5th largest city in New Zealand
getting such a crappy service ? Surely Hamilton doesn't fit into the
It's because their service people are based in Pukekohe, that means they
have to jump in a car/van/train/space-plane and come to Hamilton where
there is a serious problem.
But at the end of the day, that is not the customers problem. The way I
would see it if I was a customer, is that someone would have come around
to install an antenna, tested the link, etc, etc and therefore one would
presume there would be some sort of local presence, even a contractor
with a set of keys to get onto site and at least get one of their
engineers on the cellphone while being his/her eyes and ears and doing
what is required.
Why aren't they using you James ?
If you don't like it don't use it. I like it,
I use it, I don't have
that many problems with it.
The truth of the matter is that I would dearly love a provider to be
able to offer carrier class service in competition with Telecom to me.
My parents are in Wellington where they are lucky enough to have
TelstraSaturn running right past their door step, and have cable TV,
phone line, and soon with have broadband internet. I wish the same
thing was running past my doorstep right on the edge of Hamilton.
I've had lots of feedback from my customers, the LLU site, and other
people I know who use Telecom and TelstraClear (where they can) simply
because of their level of service. Some people believe or not would
rather stay with Telecom, and do everything with Telecom because they
get service, and good service, and get one bill - I have fallen over
backwards myself hearing all this, but this is what I'm hearing from a
lot of people. I do remember the days of the 123 calls centre where you
waited an hour to talk to a human voice, but it's been a while since
that has happened.
I'm not trying to promote Telecom here, I'm just illustrating to you what a lot of
If Wired Country gave a good level of service that I can rely on with VoIP and that I can
get it, I would seriously consider it.