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  Reply # 241600 2-Aug-2009 21:48 Send private message

nzbnw:
DarkShadow: I'm guessing "interesting" means "cheap". I mean, you can't sell a $1099 phone at a supermarket, can you?



Worse still, imagine taking your handset to New World for repair

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Still wondering what people would say at the checkout:

"Yeah, I'll have a pack of cigarettes, and a 2degrees SIM... oh and a mobile, thanks."

Not that I'm legally able to smoke... but no one would say they want a pack of gum at the checkout Laughing



Just seems supermarkets got that much "super"... slightly hypermarket? At least there isn't much to say if 2degrees products ended up that those new-ish The Warehouse extra stores.




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  Reply # 241636 2-Aug-2009 22:54 Send private message

manhinli:
nzbnw:
DarkShadow: I'm guessing "interesting" means "cheap". I mean, you can't sell a $1099 phone at a supermarket, can you?


Worse still, imagine taking your handset to New World for repair


Why not sell $1000 phones, they sell $1000 bottles of wine, which are security radio clamped and locked in a cupboard.

But I don't think 2 Degrees will be selling many of those, the ones are the supermarket will be basic phone phones, you can already buy small appliances at the supermarket, the Foodtown in Quay Street here in Auckland sells microwaves, and heaters and other small electrical appliances. Why not phones?

It's not like they are such a new technology nowdays, and if your buying one for $79, who really cares. Use it for a year or two until it breaks then buy another one. It's the convenience of getting it at your supermarket.

I imagine returns will be handled by the store after a call to the 2 Degrees to confirm it's faulty.

I remember 2 Degree's saying something like a normal person goes to the supermarket 1-3 times a week or so, unlike a mobile phone shop that is a special trip. I think a lot of people will buy a new phone cause it's there, and it's easy and they can get one with the milk :)




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  Reply # 241639 2-Aug-2009 22:58 Send private message

Not sure why there is all this excited chatter about cellphones being sold in supermarkets as if it is new/novel.

I remember an old Vodafone Ericsson that was sold at Countdown for about $120 from memory, that came preloaded with $100 credit if my memory serves me correctly.




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  Reply # 241641 2-Aug-2009 23:02 Send private message

They only sell bottom of the barrel appliances at supermarkets - the likes that even briscoes etc dont sell.

I havent seen anything from them at the supermarket yet - thats a pak n save and a new world on the shore.. when do the displays go up?




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  Reply # 241647 2-Aug-2009 23:40 Send private message

You can buy pre paid mobiles in Oz at certain supermarkets .... been like that for years.

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  Reply # 241657 3-Aug-2009 00:50 Send private message

Lol. Next weeks shopping list: Milk, bread, mobile .

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  Reply # 241737 3-Aug-2009 11:57 Send private message

2degrees: Chinwag SIMS will be sent out from the 4 August and should have all arrived with their new owners by the 14 August - at the very latest. They will be sent using our good 'ole New Zealand postal service.

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oh man! i thought the point of the chinwag thing was to get the sims nice an early so they can be used on day 1? I guess the people who want custom numbers have to buy a sim so that they dont miss out on the number they want.


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  Reply # 241835 3-Aug-2009 15:48 Send private message

Those who I told last week about getting the T-Mobile SIM cards... 3 arrived in my mailbox today, ordered under
Sam M*****
Samuel M*****
and a checky name, John Thomas. :D

so 6 working days for a free SIM from the UK, Looks like 2Degree's has something else to perhaps go by?
jk. lol

maybe instead of people using a pay phone, they go by a cheap disposible phone like they have in the US, why dont we have those over here?





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  Reply # 241844 3-Aug-2009 16:02 Send private message

Will Anyone be updating the 2 degrees press release tomorrow via Twitter?
Would love to get the Mobile Updates as I won't be near a Computer...




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  Reply # 241852 3-Aug-2009 16:17 Send private message

ahmad: Not sure why there is all this excited chatter about cellphones being sold in supermarkets as if it is new/novel.

I remember an old Vodafone Ericsson that was sold at Countdown for about $120 from memory, that came preloaded with $100 credit if my memory serves me correctly.



The good old days.  I had a (horrible) prepaid Ericsson A1228d on Telecoms 025 network that cost me $100 with $90 credit.

Of course calls cost $0.89 a minute to Telecom and $1.39 to Vodafone.  You paid by the minute to check your voicemail.  Texting (when in digital coverage) cost $0.20 each and calling was per minute not per second (Damn you Vodafone for changing to this).

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  Reply # 241859 3-Aug-2009 16:28 Send private message

Mauricio any word on whether you or anyone else will be live blogging this on Geekzone tomorrow morning?

God the anticipation is killing me!




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  Reply # 241871 3-Aug-2009 16:52 Send private message

Me too, I just received an email from 2Degrees telling me to get ready because they will txt me when my sim gets posted tomorrow. :D. I think the only thing I've been this excited about was when I was waiting for the 2.0 iPhone update. fun fun fun. not. Got realeased the day after and I was sad. :'(
Cant wait!





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  Reply # 241916 3-Aug-2009 18:11 Send private message

Great way to send a promotional email about your new product with a Typo in it.





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  Reply # 241921 3-Aug-2009 18:16 Send private message

Noticed it before you did there :)




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  Reply # 241922 3-Aug-2009 18:18 Send private message

Aaah By 10 Minutes!!
Good Job =P




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