The great Roy & HG often referred to opening partnerships like Law firms.
Their most famous one was Mott & Elliott, which before Matthew Mott started getting courted by the Kiwis was the only time he had ever been mentioned outside of a score card.
Now we have Prior & Bell, the phone company.
Unfortunately this is not a company you want for your country.
The wiring is all wrong.
Let’s start with Bell, like the late great Shane Watson, he is technically almost perfect.
The problem with the perfect system is when it needs to be flexible and adaptable, it cannot, and it is so fixed into the correct position, that any different position cannot be formed.
The owners of the technique know it cannot be adapted, but believe it’s absolute class will win the day, so far that has failed, and now people are even doubting this system ever had absolute class.
Prior is a being sold as a dynamic new player on the mobile front.
The record does not suggest that, his connection rate is infrequent, and when he does connect quickly, it drops out soon after.
The marketing men have done a good job of the selling, but the customer feedback is horrible. There is a chance that this product is just being aimed at the wrong market.
If it were rebranded, and moved into a niche, it may survive, but it does not have the reliability, or true dynamics to be a mobile carrier at the top of the market.
When you combine the two, you end up with 2 services that simply do not match each other, do not cover each others shortfall, and a terrible communications bundle.
Instead of highlighting each others strengths, they exacerbate the problem of the other system.
We are not saying they would not work well separately, we just think that you deserve better for your cash.
Why pay for fibre optics cables, and take two tin cans and a ratty piece of string.
It’s the users who get the raw end, the big company has so many failures in this market, they are afraid to ditch these new products, even though this is clearly another failure.
Interestingly there is another product the companya re working on that people are very excitred about, it’s a new internet system that the users could get excited about, its still experimental, but Steven Davies (in beta mode) has the techies purring.