Or-Con still being slippery over passing on windfall profits to consumers

Or-con are slippery as hell

Or-con are slippery as hell

Or-Con is bombarding us with the unpleasant view of Krim Dot-Con talking about uncapped data plans. They claim anything is “not cool”.

They are also part of corporate whore Matthew Hooton’s band of corporate wreckers.

The Coalition of Corporate Wreckers claim that businesses and householders will now save $150.00 per annum…But will they.

The whole attack on Chorus was about wholesale prices. Now those are set to drop will they do as promised and lower retail prices as a result or will this bad of corporate robbers simply pocket the windfall profits?

I’m picking they will trouser the lot.

Chris Keall at NBR reports:

Ms Adams, says, in effect, Get real suckers, ISPs will simply pocket the savings. She said in Parliament yesterday:

I can tell you who it is not benefiting. It is not the consumers; it is the retailers. So if we insist on a lower price for the wholesalers, as Labour wants to happen—follow the money. Follow the money. I will tell you who benefits: the large corporates like Vodafone, which benefits from the extra money. That is what Labour is supporting.

That is what it wants to see happen. I will tell you what will happen now. The consumers will not see anything at all, I predict. If they do, it will be a tiny fraction of any drop

Ms Adams theory is quite easily tested. 

And test it they did. Asking the retailers what they will pass on to consumers in terms of savings.

Telecom and Vodafone the big gorillas in the market are talking around the issue. Telecom with 50% of the market will be careful after having been bashed mercilessly by the same bunch of corporate wreckers, including David Farrar over separation. Vodafone will trouser it for sure, the big foreign owned corporate is not known for its customer service…ask anyone having to use their rubbish network on the southern motorway.

Both Callplus and Or-Con have pledged to pass on the discount…but will they. We already know they tell lies with their uncapped data plans and Or-Coin’s CEO is being slippery on pricing.

… Orcon pledged to pass on the copper price cuts – or most of the amount – although Orcon CEO has noted that an internet account is made up of a lot of different pricing components.

So basically they are saying that they will pass on to the consumer ‘some of the dollar value’ of the proposed Chorus wholesale cut as opposed to the entire percentage value, which is what David Cunliffe and the compliant media misleadingly talk about as ‘the broadband savings windfall’, and basically they trouser the rest.

There is smoke and mirrors. Because at the same time as they are destroying the share value of Chorus they rely on Chorus to provide their services. They are basically trying to not only lower the wholesale price but also put Chorus into a perilous position on servicing in order to renegotiate those prices too…all so they can again trouser the difference while consumers won;t get any benefit.

What many people don;t know is that Chorus digs up the road, lays fibre or copper, manages exchanges and I think some cellphone towers, installs the lines in your house, and it is only Chorus who visit you on behalf of the retailers. So after you have spoken to some pidgin english speaking minimum wage fool at an offshore call centre at your chosen retailer it is Chorus who is dispatched to actually fix the problem.

So, just what do the telcos actually do apart from mark up your bill 200%.

Why are we even questioning the wholesale price, when it’s the retail price that is outrageous?

Matthew Hooton, Paul Brislen and their band of corporate wreckers have committed a economic sabotage on behalf of their backers to trouser windfall profits and some of you are cheering like gullible loons while they walk off laughing.


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