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Master Geek


  Reply # 695933 4-Oct-2012 08:48 Send private message

BTR: Has anyones order with apple.co.nz changed status yet, mine still shows processing. I am checking my order daily in the hope it changes to "preparing for shipment".

Estimated date is still 29/10 - 2/11

Even trying to find a nice iPhone case thats in stock is difficult. I do have my nano sim though.


Mine changed to 2-3 weeks last week. still processing though.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 695934 4-Oct-2012 08:51 Send private message

Yogi02: Usually free with a plan and $5 for prepay?

A nano SIM is no different from a normal SIM or a micro SIM and the teleco should not be making you switch plans just to get a different type of SIM card. They are exactly the same "chip" with varying amounts of plastic.

It seems easy enough to modify a normal or micro SIM into a nano SIM and that way you should be able to continue on with the iphone and no change to your plan etc.


Vodafone advised me that I could continue on my old plan with iPhone 5 so that carries the assumption they won't be making me change to get a nano sim.

I have read of people cutting the micro sim down with success - a guy from a local blog flew to Aussie on launch day and brought a few 5s back which he and his friends cut their sims down to fit. Conversely, someone else I know had a mate who tried it and he wrecked the sim.

When my phone (eventually) arrives, do I need to go into the store and get VF to transfer my number onto a new sim, or can I pre-buy one now and get that done over the phone? I'd hate to not be able to play with my new toy for days because I can't make it to a store. The drawbacks of working in an office park. :0(

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 695935 4-Oct-2012 08:52 Send private message

BTR: Has anyones order with apple.co.nz changed status yet, mine still shows processing. I am checking my order daily in the hope it changes to "preparing for shipment".

Estimated date is still 29/10 - 2/11

Even trying to find a nice iPhone case thats in stock is difficult. I do have my nano sim though.


Noel Leeming has quite a few in store, I got the following one for my iphone 5, its very thin and fits the phone very well without adding much bulk to the phone.

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/communications/phone-accessories/belkin-f8w095qec03-iphone-5-micra-sheer-luxe-indigo/prod118779.html

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Geek


  Reply # 695945 4-Oct-2012 09:12 Send private message

littleheaven:
Yogi02: Usually free with a plan and $5 for prepay?

A nano SIM is no different from a normal SIM or a micro SIM and the teleco should not be making you switch plans just to get a different type of SIM card. They are exactly the same "chip" with varying amounts of plastic.

It seems easy enough to modify a normal or micro SIM into a nano SIM and that way you should be able to continue on with the iphone and no change to your plan etc.


Vodafone advised me that I could continue on my old plan with iPhone 5 so that carries the assumption they won't be making me change to get a nano sim.

I have read of people cutting the micro sim down with success - a guy from a local blog flew to Aussie on launch day and brought a few 5s back which he and his friends cut their sims down to fit. Conversely, someone else I know had a mate who tried it and he wrecked the sim.

When my phone (eventually) arrives, do I need to go into the store and get VF to transfer my number onto a new sim, or can I pre-buy one now and get that done over the phone? I'd hate to not be able to play with my new toy for days because I can't make it to a store. The drawbacks of working in an office park.
:0(


Just so everyone knows, 2Degrees allows purchasing of the nano sim and then transfer of your number when you're ready. You can purchase it through their online store or in store then call the number provided when you want to transfer the number. The $5 you pay for it gets credited to your account.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 695946 4-Oct-2012 09:12 Send private message

Glad I don't bother with cases, I do use an invisible shield though 

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 695954 4-Oct-2012 09:27 Send private message

khull: Glad I don't bother with cases, I do use an invisible shield though 


Invisible shield is awesome but going in and out of the pocket got my invisible shield start to peel from one of the corners and dust started getting it and then I had peel it out and had to go back to a case.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 695960 4-Oct-2012 10:20 Send private message

Guys check your emails

I've also been upgraded to 2-3 weeks

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Master Geek


  Reply # 695962 4-Oct-2012 10:22 Send private message

IsThisOneGood: Guys check your emails

I've also been upgraded to 2-3 weeks


This is a good sign... Apple finally sorting out there stock! who every else gets this... post asap!

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Geek


Reply # 695963 4-Oct-2012 10:25 Send private message

OwenMeasures:
IsThisOneGood: Guys check your emails

I've also been upgraded to 2-3 weeks


This is a good sign... Apple finally sorting out there stock! who every else gets this... post asap!


Just checked mine it still says 3-4weeks bummer i wish i had this befor i go to Aus later next week

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Master Geek


  Reply # 695964 4-Oct-2012 10:26 Send private message

dsa56:
OwenMeasures:
IsThisOneGood: Guys check your emails

I've also been upgraded to 2-3 weeks


This is a good sign... Apple finally sorting out there stock! who every else gets this... post asap!


Just checked mine it still says 3-4weeks bummer i wish i had this befor i go to Aus later next week


Just keep checking, i want mine to go Bay of Islands the Aus later next month.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 695969 4-Oct-2012 10:37 Send private message

dsa56:
OwenMeasures:
IsThisOneGood: Guys check your emails

I've also been upgraded to 2-3 weeks


This is a good sign... Apple finally sorting out there stock! who every else gets this... post asap!


Just checked mine it still says 3-4weeks bummer i wish i had this befor i go to Aus later next week
That sucks

But why not just pick your 5 in aus

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Master Geek


  Reply # 695970 4-Oct-2012 10:38 Send private message

IsThisOneGood:
dsa56:
OwenMeasures:
IsThisOneGood: Guys check your emails

I've also been upgraded to 2-3 weeks


This is a good sign... Apple finally sorting out there stock! who every else gets this... post asap!


Just checked mine it still says 3-4weeks bummer i wish i had this befor i go to Aus later next week
That sucks

But why not just pick your 5 in aus


Good point!

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 695982 4-Oct-2012 11:05 Send private message

IsThisOneGood: Guys check your emails

I've also been upgraded to 2-3 weeks


What time did you order on the Friday morning?

I ordered at around 7:20am so I'm probably not in the "first of the first" batch.

Surely somewhere like JB Hi-fi or DSE would start selling these outright before 3-4 weeks?

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Master Geek


  Reply # 696001 4-Oct-2012 11:19 Send private message

Benjip:
IsThisOneGood: Guys check your emails

I've also been upgraded to 2-3 weeks


What time did you order on the Friday morning?

I ordered at around 7:20am so I'm probably not in the "first of the first" batch.

Surely somewhere like JB Hi-fi or DSE would start selling these outright before 3-4 weeks?


I ordered 5am

But it was the 64GB black so I guess it's not that popular

93 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 696003 4-Oct-2012 11:20 Send private message

IsThisOneGood:
Benjip:
IsThisOneGood: Guys check your emails

I've also been upgraded to 2-3 weeks


What time did you order on the Friday morning?

I ordered at around 7:20am so I'm probably not in the "first of the first" batch.

Surely somewhere like JB Hi-fi or DSE would start selling these outright before 3-4 weeks?


I ordered 5am

But it was the 64GB black so I guess it's not that popular


I ordered 02:06am 32GB Black hoping for it to ship the end of next week.

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