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.

sxz



268 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 32


Topic # 109519 21-Sep-2012 06:50 Send private message

What a rip off.

Vodafone:  $80 per month for 200 minutes, 1gb data, too many texts, and the iPhone 4 is still...  $499.  A $100 discount for an $80 per month plan.



Telecom is charging $60 per month for the same thing, but is offering the phone at the (*bargain*) price of $619.  A discount of -$20 dollars!



2degrees - you have a serious opportunity to get something happening here for those of us that do not think the iphone 5 is $500 better than the iPhone 4


Don't get me started on the iphone 5 plans either!

Create new topic
19871 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1567

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 689186 21-Sep-2012 07:52 Send private message

Isn't the iPhone4 now end of line and only the 4S remaining? If so it seems a little unfair to be comparing a recent Apple price drop with the price from Vodafone and Telecom.

3946 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 175

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 689188 21-Sep-2012 08:05 Send private message

The 3GS has just been discontinued but Apple still sells the 4.

BTR

489 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 102


  Reply # 689364 21-Sep-2012 12:48 Send private message

sxz: What a rip off.


2degrees - you have a serious opportunity to get something happening here for those of us that do not think the iphone 5 is $500 better than the iPhone 4


Don't get me started on the iphone 5 plans either!



By this I am assuming you would like 2 Degrees to sell the iPhone. To do this they would need to jump through Apples hoops to become a iPhone reseller, this is much easier said than done and with their already being two resellers in NZ I would say they are unlikely to grant this to them. 


Re the high prices for the iPhone 4 at Voda and Telecom is probably due to their supplier having old stock bought at the old prices which they don't want to reduce. 

7373 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 408


  Reply # 689388 21-Sep-2012 13:15 Send private message

BTR:Re the high prices for the iPhone 4 at Voda and Telecom is probably due to their supplier having old stock bought at the old prices which they don't want to reduce.?


People shouldn't be buying from them then, and they will be forced to drop the price. Also often with retailers when the manufacturer has a price drop, the retailer will get a rebate back on the wholesaler. Or they may do it be sale or return.. If these retailers are also going to get a rebate back, then they will be making a handsome profit.
I did notice that one of these daily deal website was selling a refurbished iphone 4 for more than apple are now selling them for new...and they sold out. So many people probably aren't aware that apple have dropped their price on their NZ online store. For $599 it is actually pretty good value, and it probably better value than buying the newer most expensive ipod touch which is the same price.

sxz



268 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 32


  Reply # 689414 21-Sep-2012 13:44 Send private message

  For $599 it is actually pretty good value, and it probably better value than buying the newer most expensive ipod touch which is the same price.


Totally agreed - I was hoping to have my wife sign up to a new plan and get a free iphone 4 on a $40 per month plan.  Alas...

2622 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 90

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 690073 23-Sep-2012 08:10 Send private message

sxz: What a rip off.

Vodafone:  $80 per month for 200 minutes, 1gb data, too many texts, and the iPhone 4 is still...  $499.  A $100 discount for an $80 per month plan.



Telecom is charging $60 per month for the same thing, but is offering the phone at the (*bargain*) price of $619.  A discount of -$20 dollars!



2degrees - you have a serious opportunity to get something happening here for those of us that do not think the iphone 5 is $500 better than the iPhone 4


Don't get me started on the iphone 5 plans either!


Its not a rip off. There are no iPhone 5's, there is on 28 Sept. Also on 28 Sept, 4 and 4S will reduce. Apple should not have posted the 4/4S prices now, but on 28th you should find they will all be the same or similar elsewhere

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:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Government Limos
Created by networkn, last reply by Bung on 31-Oct-2014 12:39 (94 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Snap refuses to replace faulty gear
Created by Brendan, last reply by MadEngineer on 28-Oct-2014 19:07 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Shutup and take my money (via NFC on my mobile phone)
Created by sxz, last reply by sonyxperiageek on 31-Oct-2014 22:34 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


How good is your general Science Knowledge?
Created by Aredwood, last reply by Fred99 on 1-Nov-2014 11:28 (44 replies)
Pages... 2 3


OneDrive code giveaway - go!
Created by freitasm, last reply by PhantomNVD on 1-Nov-2014 10:31 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Uber: a cheaper taxi ride?
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by livisun on 31-Oct-2014 14:47 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


DDos Protection from ISP
Created by charsleysa, last reply by freitasm on 31-Oct-2014 12:11 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Sky will be 'upgrading software' of My Sky to connect to internet. What does that mean?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by Jase2985 on 1-Nov-2014 07:06 (28 replies)
Pages... 2



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.