Skinny Mobile's attempt to draw attention to the supposedly profligate ways of Vodafone has backfired slightly after it was forced to modify its campaign and remove pointed references to Vodafone's sponsorship of the Warriors.
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Vodafone and Telecom pull out all the stops for iPhone launch, grease up FOMO-suffering Apple acolytes
Sometimes you just can't escape lining up. The portaloo at the festival, the cashier at the supermarket, the coolest new bar. But no-one really likes doing it, so it is fairly hard to fathom why anyone would do it for a new phone. Plenty do, of course (even though they don't actually know why). And the companies selling them go to great lengths to butter these strange tech fiends up and ensure they don't get queue fatigue, as evidenced by Vodafone and Telecom's launch festivities for the new iPhones.
Telecom will launch its 4G network in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on 12 November for prepaid and plan customers. The telco is offering free 4G SIMs until the end of January next year and asking customers to visit its website to pre-register for the upgrade and check whether their phone is compatible.
With a new chief executive, a new joint venture with Sky, the highest rating show of the past ten years for New Zealand's Got Talent, plenty of interest in branded content, and the march of mobile seeing new Ondemand apps on the horizon, it's been a big year for TVNZ—and, after knocking newspapers off the top ASA spot and charting ten year highs for viewership, TV in general. Head of sales Jeremy O'Brien talks.