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  Reply # 709085 30-Oct-2012 12:29 Send private message

freitasm: iPhone 5 now available outright and prepaid on Telecom NZ:


The iPhone 5 will be available to buy outright in selected Telecom stores and online at www.telecom.co.nz/iphone for a suggested retail price of $1029 for the 16GB model, $1199 for the 32GB model and $1349 for the 64GB model.

Customers who buy the iPhone outright can make the most of Telecom’s $19 prepaid pack – New Zealand’s best prepaid offer with 500MB of data, 60 anytime minutes and 5000 texts for only $19 per month. Telecom announced yesterday it’s extending the $19 pack through until March and offering free calls and texts between Telecom customers for those on the pack.  





Question is whether this is excess stock from the first batch, or a later batch? 



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  Reply # 709089 30-Oct-2012 12:31 Send private message

Does it many any difference?





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  Reply # 709093 30-Oct-2012 12:41 Send private message

I think it makes a difference - I think that the earlier batches are more likely to have cosmetic issues. There seem to be a significant number of cases (see MacRumors for instance), and it would be logical that Apple/Foxconn have been/will be working on reducing these occurrences.

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  Reply # 709121 30-Oct-2012 13:15 Send private message

OwenMeasures:Had 1 from Sydney and 1 from China, both damaged right out the box, going to give it one more chance, if not i will get a refund and buy when i return to the UK.


What about the one you got from Telecom?

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  Reply # 709161 30-Oct-2012 13:56 Send private message

rainet: I think it makes a difference - I think that the earlier batches are more likely to have cosmetic issues. There seem to be a significant number of cases (see MacRumors for instance), and it would be logical that Apple/Foxconn have been/will be working on reducing these occurrences.


Just check it instore when you buy it.



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  Reply # 709163 30-Oct-2012 13:57 Send private message

wilt64: FYI

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/7882344/Telecom-offers-iPhone-5-on-prepay/


That's what my last post in the previous page is about... It's even quoted at the top of this page. You seem to have missed it.







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  Reply # 709282 30-Oct-2012 16:56 Send private message

Well I had an epic fail with the cutting of my micro sim. So now got no phone till nano sim arrives (FYI just called up vodafone helpdesk and they are sending me one for free). Don't know what I did wrong with the cutting, it is too small now. Cut a little too much off. Tried taping it to the sim tray so it stays in position but won't register on 5.

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  Reply # 709415 30-Oct-2012 20:09 Send private message

Any updates on stock levels? Telecom Twitter didn't help me. Otherwise will just call stores in the morning.




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  Reply # 709445 30-Oct-2012 20:36 Send private message

Just found out that it actually has one stuck pixel. just emailed them

How do they deal with returns? I heard they send you a new one while you still have your current one and they put a hold on your cc?

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  Reply # 709471 30-Oct-2012 21:05 Send private message

Actually it's dead pixels. 2 dead pixels at that.

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  Reply # 709472 30-Oct-2012 21:05 Send private message

Actually it's dead pixels. 2 dead pixels at that.

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  Reply # 709518 30-Oct-2012 22:17 Send private message

littleheaven:
OwenMeasures:Had 1 from Sydney and 1 from China, both damaged right out the box, going to give it one more chance, if not i will get a refund and buy when i return to the UK.


What about the one you got from Telecom?


Did you use a microscope looking for issues?

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  Reply # 709527 30-Oct-2012 22:34 Send private message

IsThisOneGood: Actually it's dead pixels. 2 dead pixels at that.


HOw did you see those on a retina display? Or are they really obvious black dots?

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  Reply # 709573 31-Oct-2012 00:14 Send private message

My iPhone finally turned up about 3:30 pm on Tuesday, along with some more adapters I'd ordered later, which arrived in Wellington about noon. The iPhone looks to be a good one: no significant blemishes around the edges or back, and no sign of dead pixels. Vodafone transferred my account to the nano-SIM via a phone call to customer support, all up and running once setup complete and backup restored.

My two friends got their iPhones on Monday afternoon, and my brother's one arrived on Tuesday morning. At least one of them came via NZ Couriers, so TNT must have farmed some out to deal with the workload. Mine and my brother's had been out for delivery on Monday but they ran out of time and ended up back in the warehouse.

My TNT courier said he had delivered about 150 iPhones on Monday (on top of other deliveries), plus another 50 or so on Tuesday. I don't know how many drivers in total for Wellington, but the same guy has visited me four times in the last few weeks for each part of this order, so they appear to be allocated certain areas within a larger region.

I'd rung TNT on Monday to try to get an ETA but they didn't know. I was hoping to get my iPhone in time to demo it at a meeting on Monday night, but that didn't eventuate. Luckily my friend's one had arrived, so we had at least one to show.

An interesting tidbit from that call to TNT: the woman I spoke to was in their Christchurch call centre, and she said that there were about 300 iPhones TNT had farmed off to other companies for Christchurch delivery, plus they had about another 300 they were delivering themselves. Earlier, TNT had been warned to expect a batch of about 2500 iPhones for nationwide delivery (not sure if it was this batch, but it seems likely).

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