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