Paul Brislen, PR man for Vodafone New Zealand is a really nice guy – I sympathised with him earlier in the year when Voda released the iPhone in New Zealand – the public outcry over the pricing plans was massive – it was interesting that Paul took a weeks annual leave over the launch – smart planning on his part maybe?

Now there is another controversy – one that is possible less visible in the public eye but one that is even more contentious.

Miki gives his usual excellent analysis over here but the gist of it is that Voda are essentially rewriting the truth in an advertising campaign – using somewhat underhanded techniques to claim that their mobile data coverage is better than Telecom New Zealand’s.

Given the heated exchanges taking place over on Geekzone, it might just be time for Paul to take some more annual leave. Or maybe go work in a role that doesn’t result in him being part of the collateral damage. It’s not worth the stress Paul!

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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