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Scammers using duplicated bank call centre numbers to trick customers
Scammers are using duplicated bank call-centre phone numbers and text messages with links to fake bank websites to trick Kiwis into handing over their account details.Children's book author Malcolm Clarke this week posted a viral... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Thu, 16 Jun 3:58pm 

Jamie Mackay: Invercargill's Tony Laker saw a silver lining in everything
OPINION: It was one of those phone calls you dread getting."Hey Mate, would you MC my funeral?"The caller was Tony Laker. The son of a humble Bluff fisherman who made it all the way to being New Zealand's top travel agent. And... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Tue, 31 May 4:51pm 

Vodafone, Commerce Commission both appeal record $2.24m fine
Vodafone NZ and the Commerce Commission both say they'll appeal a $2.24 million fine over the telco's historic "FibreX" marketing.The regulator says the fine, which was handed down in the Auckland District Court on April 14, is... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Wed, 18 May 11:22am 

SKO - FY22 Full Year Results Announcement
Serko Limited (NZX/ASX: SKO) will announce its results for the year ended 31 March 2022 on Wednesday, 18 May 2022. We invite you to participate in a phone briefing at 11:30am (NZT) on 18 May 2022 for approximately 45 minutes. Please join the event confere 
© 2022 Fri, 29 Apr 2:19pm 

Mobile blackspots: Parts of Transmission Gully will have to be dug up, telco group says
If you break down on the Transmission Gully highway, or have a prang, you might not be able to use your cellphone to call for help.For there's an immediate problem with the new $1.2 billion, 27km stretch of motorway out of Wellington,... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Wed, 30 Mar 2:29pm 

Refunds detailed for Vodafone TV customers as switch-off looms
Vodafone NZ is offering its customers refunds on a three-tiered system as it prepares to switch off its Vodafone TV service in September.The telco says around 100,000 customers use Vodafone TV. Read More Orcon-2degrees $1.7b... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Wed, 16 Mar 11:13am 

Vodafone NZ buys majority stake in cybersecurity firm Defend
Vodafone NZ has moved to bolster its cybersecurity capability by taking a 60 per cent stake in one of its service partners, Auckland-based Defend.The telco would not put a value on the deal, but a spokeswoman said Defend has around... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Fri, 25 Feb 12:36am 

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Spark reports surge in free or subsidised 'Jump' broadband as cost-of-living bites
Spark says the number of households on its Skinny Jump programme, which offers free or subsidised internet, has surged - which the telco puts down to "Kiwis feeling the pinch from the cost-of-living crisis".Jump provided wireless... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Wed, 1 Jun 10:11am 

Spark hangs up on phone booths - but some could see new life as 'wayfinders'
Just 48 hours after an RNZ correspondent posed a payphone paradox: "Why do thousands of them exist when nobody uses them?", Spark has revealed plans to phase out its phone booth calling and free Wi-Fi services.The cull will start... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Tue, 24 May 12:54am 

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Trustpower to become Manawa on Thursday
Tauranga-based power generator Trustpower is to become Manawa Energy from Thursday, the company said.The company's NZX ticker code will change from TPW to MNW.In a separate statement, Trustpower said the sale of its gas, telecommunications... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Mon, 2 May 11:52am 

FluBot: Nasty phone virus sends spam messages that can cost you thousands
If you've noticed an increase in the amount of spam going to your mobile phone you're not alone. Hundreds of thousands of spam text messages are pouring into inboxes all around the country every day and it's largely due to FluBot... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Fri, 22 Apr 10:30am 

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'I owe how much?' Sir Ian Taylor chased by debt collector for an MIQ bill
The Government might yet regret setting a debt collector onto Sir Ian Taylor. Last month the Dunedin businessman got an email, then a text and a phone call from a debt agency saying he owed $821.44 for his self-organised home isolation... 
© 2022 NZ Herald Thu, 3 Mar 6:33am 

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