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Post by ionet » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:34 am

digidog wrote:Aha... the old "It's not a bug, it's a feature" excuse.


Perhaps the Head Cherang needs another Trout Fishing holiday to find a new excuse ? ;-)


the missing chorus might be down among the reeds with the trouts ;-)


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Post by Foggyone » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:16 pm

Telecom database breached

It appears one of Telecoms rivals has been viewing their database for some time. If the rivals could, I wonder who else may have had a wander through this excellent source of ID theft info?

I feel we haven't heard the last of this, by any means!
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Post by digidog » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:18 pm

This has serious implications for people using unlisted numbers for whatever reason, people
on witness protection programmes, etc. Surely Telecom must have noticed an extraordinary
number of "enquiries" coming from a single dealer?

The Commerce Commission need to whack Slingshot with a very big stick.

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Post by digidog » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:12 pm

The scale of a Telecom security breach is becoming apparent with hundreds of thousands
of customers at risk of having had their personal details searched.

Sales staff working for commercial rival Slingshot have told the Herald on Sunday they
would use Telecom's Wireline database more than a thousand times on some days.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=10701426" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Foggyone » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:39 pm

Telecom is days away from making an announcement after the massive breach of security was exposed.
I only have my mobile phone with this crowd. Will be interested to see if I get contacted.
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Post by digidog » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:49 am

I have nothing with Telecom any more and haven't had for a few years now. And
here's yet another story about Telecom's poor security practices with the revelation
that former staff can still login to the system and view customer information.

Telecom's attitude to privacy is summed up by one of their former National Sales
Managers. "We signed up so many organisations and we never vetted them in any
way. It was all about hitting our sales numbers," he said.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=10701805" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Foggyone » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:22 pm

Another hiccup!

Looks to have been extensive.
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Post by digidog » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:59 pm

Telecom may have breached spam laws
Internal Affairs is looking into whether Telecom may have breached spam laws by
sending text messages to customers that did not include instructions on how
customers could unsubscribe from receiving such messages.

Telecom said its approach was "common practice", meaning Internal Affairs' ruling
could have an impact on text and email marketing promotions run by other firms.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/46519 ... -spam-laws" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Foggyone » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:17 pm

I've long cursed (and so has Mrs Foggyone) these text messages that keep appearing on my mobile phone from time to time. I hope something comes of this.
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Post by Foggyone » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:08 am

Telecom says S Auckland internet problems fixed
Telecom says just under 4000 residential and business customers in the area have had intermittent service since Sunday morning because of a technical fault.
At one point Orcon sent out a message to its customers saying Telecom's network issues were affecting service for many of its customers. Some Slingshot users were also affected.

Telecom says it's investigating the cause.
How can they consider it fixed if they don't yet have a grasp of what caused it?
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Post by seabird3 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:08 am

Well the official cause of the crap reception for XT wireless broadband in the Waikato all of last week, and for its being completely down from Friday night until 3pm today (Monday) was apparently the motorbike street racing in Paeroa over the weekend!

Why that has taken out the tower in Eureka that I receive reception from wasn't explained.

Customer service fail, fail, fail as well. Telecom's representative couldn't hang up fast enough when I pointed out that you receive a month’s free rental if your landline is down for more than 48 hours, and that surely the same should apply to their XT broadband customers.

Meanwhile Telecom’s brochure received today, assures me that they are "changing the way the way we do broadband"..... I live in hope...... not a lot of hope though.

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Two Telecom Stories Overnight.

Post by Foggyone » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:12 pm

1. Airways seeking answers on system failure

The link between pilots and the control tower is dependent on Telecom. It broke. Duh!

2. Telecom sells stake in Yahoo!Xtra

Now they may have some dosh to make their services run properly.
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Post by Foggyone » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:33 pm

2degrees' growth makes waves
Vodafone now has 47 per cent of market share of connections, Telecom 42 per cent and 2degrees 11 per cent. That equals New Zealand mobile penetration of 119 per cent based on the 4.4 million population.

2degrees says it has 580,112 customers.
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It's Been A Little While

Post by Foggyone » Thu May 19, 2011 2:04 am

We haven't seen any problems with the Telecom network,..... until today.

Telecom's XT network hits new snag

Telecom stated early on it was only North Island victims who were affected, but the malaise appears to have spread rapidly south.
Businessman Peter Gale said he was in Dunedin and calls had been dropping off without warning, since the beginning of the day.

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Vodafone customer Michael Bailey said a friend in Bluff had called him from a Telecom mobile saying he was unable to call other Telecom phones.
Telecom issued the following service status alert on their website:

"We are currently experiencing some issues with our mobile network which may impact your ability to make voice calls. Our technicians are currently working on this problem. At this stage our representatives are unable to provide any additional information. We apologise for any inconvenience."
I guess working for Telecom makes you good at apologising!
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Post by digidog » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:48 pm

The Herald reports that Telecom has been hit by some offshore scammers.
* Scammers call mobiles and pretend to be from Telecom.
* They promise $50 credit and take personal details.
* The details are used to dupe Telecom staff into setting up additional numbers.
* New numbers are transferred to handsets held by scammers.
* The phones can then be used to charge large bills to victims' accounts.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=10739542" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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