News that Vodafone is releasing a service which will bypass Telecom’s copper network. Vodafone at home will route calls from a normal phone via the Vodafone cellular network. At $40 a month for unlimited national calls it’s reasonably good value but I kind of figure that those who would churn from Telecom are more likely to make the move directly to VoIP rather than an interim step to a service such as this.

One thing’s for sure – the next year or so will see carnage in the telecommunications industry – my advice; don’t commit to a medium or long term telecommunications contract.

Disclosure – Diversity Limited is a consultant to Telecom New Zealand and its subsidiaries

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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  • How to dial 111 if there’s no power? Solar? Nighttime?

    These moves also involve a debate over what happens to the 111 system.

  • granted Robin but what happens to the 111 system when our overhead phone lines blow down (actually I’m almost OK – I’m a firefighter and a paramedic in my spare time so 2 of the 3 emergency services we have covered in house!)

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