Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | ... | 376
403 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 36


  Reply # 626770 17-May-2012 12:45 Send private message

networkn: Good lord man. Warehouse Stationary don't have to worry about plans, billing changes, massive marketing campaigns. To them it's just a product like any other product. To Telco's it's so so so much more complicated.

People need to get a reality check here. It's a phone, not oxygen!


well it is the same phone to every other mobile operator in the world who were pro active to bring out plan and handset cost details soon after the launch and Vodafone overseas was one of them. Dont know how it can be so tough for operators here. Yes I agree there is sometime for the release but giving an idea on the pricing cant be that tough.




Sid

2260 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 626782 17-May-2012 13:09 Send private message

Have just got off the phone with Warehouse Stationery at Wellingotn, they said the $949 is only available if you pay before the release date. So might pop in tomorrow and pay for a blue one.

Anyone know if the Flip cases will be released in NZ? Otherwise might have to follow the rest and get one from Clove




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 



6725 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 619

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 626783 17-May-2012 13:14 Send private message

sidders80:
networkn: Good lord man. Warehouse Stationary don't have to worry about plans, billing changes, massive marketing campaigns. To them it's just a product like any other product. To Telco's it's so so so much more complicated.

People need to get a reality check here. It's a phone, not oxygen!


well it is the same phone to every other mobile operator in the world who were pro active to bring out plan and handset cost details soon after the launch and Vodafone overseas was one of them. Dont know how it can be so tough for operators here. Yes I agree there is sometime for the release but giving an idea on the pricing cant be that tough.


Perhaps there are factors that you can't see at play here. Perhaps they are all waiting for someone to make the first move, still at the end of the day the rabid bitching about non release of prices will not make them get here any quicker. 

And believe me when I tell you I can barely hold my excitement, I have been waiting on this phone a LONG time, it's just, well we know when it will be released, for those of you who aren't going on contract to get it, it would be surprising if TNZ/VF were going to beat the handset only price.. They aren't usually the cheapest source of a device ever, so I am not sure what you are waiting for. 

I must say this thread is getting to be like a similar thread directly before the release of the iDevices! Surely we can do better than that? :) 

2373 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Trusted

  Reply # 626786 17-May-2012 13:19 Send private message

vinnieg: Have just got off the phone with Warehouse Stationery at Wellingotn, they said the $949 is only available if you pay before the release date. So might pop in tomorrow and pay for a blue one.

Anyone know if the Flip cases will be released in NZ? Otherwise might have to follow the rest and get one from Clove


When i went in they were clueless and wouldn't let me pay




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

Consultant @ProvokeZoo

All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

1740 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 49


  Reply # 626788 17-May-2012 13:23 Send private message

sidders80:
networkn: Good lord man. Warehouse Stationary don't have to worry about plans, billing changes, massive marketing campaigns. To them it's just a product like any other product. To Telco's it's so so so much more complicated.
People need to get a reality check here. It's a phone, not oxygen!


well it is the same phone to every other mobile operator in the world who were pro active to bring out plan and handset cost details soon after the launch and Vodafone overseas was one of them. Dont know how it can be so tough for operators here. Yes I agree there is sometime for the release but giving an idea on the pricing cant be that tough.

The Telcos have to be happy with the pricing that retailers like WS release their branded products at. For them their Brand is very much who they are, and they'll protect that with guns blazing.

The Telecom Branded One X thru Warehouse Stationary comes with an XT sim. If that process gets one more customer signed to XT over it's competitors it's a win... Expect their S-III units to be supplied the same way

73 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 626796 17-May-2012 13:35 Send private message

lokhor:
vinnieg: Have just got off the phone with Warehouse Stationery at Wellingotn, they said the $949 is only available if you pay before the release date. So might pop in tomorrow and pay for a blue one.

Anyone know if the Flip cases will be released in NZ? Otherwise might have to follow the rest and get one from Clove


When i went in they were clueless and wouldn't let me pay


Yes - same :( But they found the communication from their head office and processed the pre-order. I pre-ordered a white version : )

795 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 626804 17-May-2012 13:47 Send private message

networkn: Good lord man. Warehouse Stationary don't have to worry about plans, billing changes, massive marketing campaigns. To them it's just a product like any other product. To Telco's it's so so so much more complicated.

People need to get a reality check here. It's a phone, not oxygen!


networkn: You don't need to be so stressed out there mate...we are actually enjoying this release and it is fun to rant and rave about our telco's. It is not without merit that they receive a scolding, even with all of their marketing, billing, campaign plans etc that they have to do.

Typically they're (NZ telco's VF & XT) always way behind the eight ball, and it is totally fine for people to expect better from them. In this case 2Deg are thinking ahead of the game and it is totally fine to laud that behavior as opposed to the other slower ones.

No harm, no foul


2067 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166

Subscriber

  Reply # 626816 17-May-2012 13:56 Send private message

...snip...
And believe me when I tell you I can barely hold my excitement, I have been waiting on this phone a LONG time, it's just, well we know when it will be released, for those of you who aren't going on contract to get it, it would be surprising if TNZ/VF were going to beat the handset only price.. They aren't usually the cheapest source of a device ever, so I am not sure what you are waiting for.   


Aren't Telecom the cheapest place to buy an iPhone 4S? $1029



6725 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 619

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 626818 17-May-2012 13:58 Send private message

trig42:
...snip...
And believe me when I tell you I can barely hold my excitement, I have been waiting on this phone a LONG time, it's just, well we know when it will be released, for those of you who aren't going on contract to get it, it would be surprising if TNZ/VF were going to beat the handset only price.. They aren't usually the cheapest source of a device ever, so I am not sure what you are waiting for.   


Aren't Telecom the cheapest place to buy an iPhone 4S? $1029


Were they on release day?


675 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 12

Trusted
Telecom NZ

  Reply # 626825 17-May-2012 13:59 Send private message

networkn:
trig42:
...snip...
And believe me when I tell you I can barely hold my excitement, I have been waiting on this phone a LONG time, it's just, well we know when it will be released, for those of you who aren't going on contract to get it, it would be surprising if TNZ/VF were going to beat the handset only price.. They aren't usually the cheapest source of a device ever, so I am not sure what you are waiting for.   


Aren't Telecom the cheapest place to buy an iPhone 4S? $1029


Were they on release day?



Still $1029 for the 16GB 4S




All opinions are mine and mine alone, and do not represent the opinion of Telecom.

26 posts

Geek


  Reply # 626833 17-May-2012 14:04

Following the rant is just building my anticipation about the phone. Plus its not an insignificant amount of $, so it would be good to finalize the amount I will need to fork out.
I am about to a bunch of marking of R code written by 3rd yr zoology students who (mostly) had never encountered any code before. Now instead of thinking "Why did I agree to doing this" I can motivate myself by thinking "You are earning your new S3" lol

67 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 626836 17-May-2012 14:14 Send private message

$1049 from Telecom



6725 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 619

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 626837 17-May-2012 14:16 Send private message

own3d where are you getting that information from?

795 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 626838 17-May-2012 14:17 Send private message

kirip: Following the rant is just building my anticipation about the phone. Plus its not an insignificant amount of $, so it would be good to finalize the amount I will need to fork out.
I am about to a bunch of marking of R code written by 3rd yr zoology students who (mostly) had never encountered any code before. Now instead of thinking "Why did I agree to doing this" I can motivate myself by thinking "You are earning your new S3" lol


Haha, me too!

I just cancelled and order at Clove UK for a couple of accessories for the One X which valued $144 pounds. So I'm thinking "I'm saving money on the NEW ONE"

Weird

67 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 626843 17-May-2012 14:22 Send private message

networkn: own3d where are you getting that information from?


Gen-i

1 | ... | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | ... | 376
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by Flickky on 31-Jul-2014 23:06 (85 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


New Mobile plans coming?
Created by nunasdream, last reply by tardtasticx on 31-Jul-2014 23:42 (75 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Does acupuncture work?
Created by timmmay, last reply by darkasdes2 on 31-Jul-2014 22:30 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Checking UHF aerial is working
Created by OnceBitten, last reply by B1GGLZ on 28-Jul-2014 21:49 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


No PIN No Pay
Created by old3eyes, last reply by MaxLV on 31-Jul-2014 23:42 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


2010 Honda Jazz, Suzuki Swift - which has higher maintenance cost?
Created by joker97, last reply by jonathan18 on 31-Jul-2014 10:47 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


2 x PS4s to give away. Geekzone members only.
Created by BigPipeNZ, last reply by bjorn on 31-Jul-2014 15:43 (72 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Hierarchy of a mistake: Gerry Brownlee
Created by joker97, last reply by DonGould on 29-Jul-2014 21:57 (93 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.