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Welcome to Yahoo!Xtra Australian edition

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 19-Oct-2008 12:37

When I moved to New Zealand in 1997 my first ISP was Xtra. I bought a PC, collected a CD with the dial-up configuration and I was up and running in no time. I still have that @xtra.co.nz e-mail address, but only to login to the Xtra services offered to users, such as a Flickr Pro account.

Then Telecom decided to ditch the Xtra branding and go totally "Telecom" in its ISP offering. As part of all this a partnership with Yahoo!7 was put in place and the Xtra homepage was replaced with something provided by Yahoo!7, an Australian company.

Telecom handed a lot of power to Yahoo!7. If you read our Geekzone forums there are lots of reports of e-mail problems (domain blacklisting for example) and how hard it is to get someone at Yahoo!7 to actually look on these.

Now come a redesigned Yahoo!Xtra front page - and look at this beauty:


Telecom, why you decided to devalue your Xtra brand even more is beyond understanding...

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