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Topic # 102749 21-May-2012 23:34 Send private message

Hi all. Are there any differences when buying an iPhone 4S - from Apple Online, Telecom or Vodafone? Are there any other options? I'm not considering second hand or trademe.
I'm thinking in particular of warranty, ease of replacement, warranty options etc. I'm planning on buying simfree, but could be tempted if there was a great contract deal.
Thanks in advance for the advice.

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  Reply # 628671 21-May-2012 23:56 Send private message

Telecom and Vodafone sell the iPhone 4S so check their sites for their respective plans and prices.

Otherwise you're unlikely to find much variation from the RRP, Telecom do sell it outright for $20 less than Apple.

Warranty and ease of replacement are all much of a muchness.

My wife had to replace her iPhone 4 recently, which was purchased from Apple, and a quick call to them and they sent out all the required packaging and so on to courier it back, she had a new one about a week later.




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  Reply # 628726 22-May-2012 09:13 Send private message

If you're buying it outright I'd personally go for Apple directly, just because it can be easier dealing with them for warranty issues rather than dealing with a Telco.

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  Reply # 628744 22-May-2012 09:29 Send private message

I've always had mine from VF - never had an issue as all warranty claims have been with apple directly anyway...




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  Reply # 629133 22-May-2012 19:34 Send private message

Thanks for the input. I've seen you can buy Applecare direct from Apple, but not much else to differentiate. As I understand it, Telecom and Vodafone both use Apple direct for warranty.

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  Reply # 629171 22-May-2012 20:52 Send private message

phrozenpenguin: Thanks for the input. I've seen you can buy Applecare direct from Apple, but not much else to differentiate. As I understand it, Telecom and Vodafone both use Apple direct for warranty.


I was able to get AppleCare when I bought my iPad from JB Hifi, so I would've thought that you would be able to get it from any authorised reseller.



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  Reply # 629183 22-May-2012 21:31 Send private message

I didn't realise that, thanks.

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