Saturday, 3 March 2012

Mr Telephone Man

Yabba are some form of brand owned by Telecom. I've been puzzling over their advertising for some time. The advertisement is for a pre-paid international calling card, and what strikes me is that the most expensive place to place a call to is New Zealand.
The differences are significant, depending on the country it's three to five times more expensive to place a call within New Zealand. How can that be right? I am compelled to believe that Telecom are taking advantage of their yabba card customers.
We are told that private business is better because it is more competitive and efficient, due to the profit motive. In this instance the profit motive is abundantly clear. It's the efficiency that is noticeably absent.

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