• [NEWS] Vodafone New Zealand to rebrand as "One"

    From Your Name@21:1/5 to All on Wed Sep 28 16:43:53 2022
    Having been bought up by another company, the company "Vodafone New
    Zealand" will cease to exist in New Zealand next year. The new name
    will be "One" (not to be confused with TVNZ One and about another
    bazillion companies using the "one" name). The website is already up in
    an early form at <https://one.nz>

    Vodafone NZ to rebrand as One New Zealand in early 2023
    Vodafone NZ has announced a significant rebrand, with the
    company announcing it is changing its name to One New Zealand
    in early 2023.

    This follows the recent change of ownership from Vodafone
    Group to new owners Infratil and Brookfield in 2019.

    In the last few years, the company has been shown to overhaul
    the way it sells and serves, bringing most of its call centres
    back home to New Zealand while also forming local teams of
    experts and bringing all its retail stores under full

    It has also been upgrading its legacy technology to make it
    easier for teams to help customers. 

    Jason Paris, Vodafone New Zealand CEO, says that One New
    Zealand will strive to become world-famous for its service,
    dedicated to providing more locals helping locals, and great
    service where and when needed, in stores, via call centres, or

    "We are going from eight letters to three, and we are keeping
    our strong partner market relationship with Vodafone, so our
    customers will continue to benefit from that via access to
    global roaming, IoT (Internet of Things) platform, security
    and network technology solutions for the business and consumer
    market," he says.

    "This is much more than just a name change; it is the icing on
    the cake. Three years ago, we moved from global to local to
    focus 100% on New Zealand, and since then we have been laying
    the foundations to serve Aotearoa long into the future. Now, it
    is time to take the next step. To become One New Zealand. One
    team of over 3,000 employees, with one focus on one country and
    on one goal, to unlock the magic of technology to create an
    awesome Aotearoa."

    The company says it has spent close to a billion dollars on
    improving the Smart Network. Part of this process has included
    being the first to launch a 5G mobile network in New Zealand
    (after being the first to deliver 3G and 4G) and rolling this
    latest technology out to dozens of cities and towns around

    They have also upgraded wireless broadband and HFC (Hybrid Fibre
    Coaxial) services and delivered advanced fibre broadband options
    across the country.

    To coincide with the announcement of One New Zealand, the
    company is also announcing some new initiatives, including
    One Good Kiwi, a digital charity platform through which One New
    Zealand will donate $1.2 million a year to worthy causes that are
    making positive change for rangatahi. 

    There was also the announcement of One Plan, which will give
    customers the freedom to use data however and whenever they want. 

    Also, from today, Vodafone New Zealand is offering its business
    customers an upgrade to an enhanced security package with Microsoft
    with no added cost.

    Paris says that current Vodafone NZ customers will not have to do
    anything, but the positive effects of the change will slowly start
    to emerge leading up to the 2023 launch.

    "We cannot wait to help more New Zealanders do amazing things in
    the future, and we have a lot more plans up our sleeve to share in
    coming months," he says

    "For now, customers will not need to do anything different at all,
    we will continue to operate as Vodafone New Zealand until the
    change happens, but in the meantime, expect to see a lot more proof
    of the changes that One New Zealand will bring."


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