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.

ajw



981 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


Topic # 111153 25-Oct-2012 17:44 Send private message

NZ consumers pay more for iphone 5 contracts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1210/S00985/nz-consumers-pay-more-for-iphone-5-contracts.htm




aw

Create new topic
BDFL
49515 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4372

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 706431 25-Oct-2012 17:58 Send private message

Press release for new website launching in New Zealand... Click grabbing headline.




7679 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 265

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 706446 25-Oct-2012 18:05 Send private message

Would consumers and more importantly the Commerce Commission allow carrier locking in exchange for lower prices?

Carrier locking seems to be a major factor in why phone subsidies are better overseas.

135 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 9


Reply # 706455 25-Oct-2012 18:30 Send private message

I see on the Aussie version of the site they have insurance, will be interesting to see once they have comparisons between car insurance in NZ, Australia and the UK how many of the people who complain about the cost of NZ mobile phone plans ask the NZ insurance companies to put up their prices as we are paying less for car insurance than the UK

19392 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1225

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 706463 25-Oct-2012 18:46 Send private message

It's not just locking oh phones overseas, things such as portability also make a big difference. Don't like your network here in NZ? In less than 60 minutes you can (on a good day) be on a new network.

Try that in the UK and it's a miracle if you get a port done within weeks, that's after you've had the losing carrier continually approach you offering fanastic deals to stay.

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:

Judith Collins: I am resigning
Created by Presso, last reply by networkn on 30-Aug-2014 22:52 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by gehenna on 30-Aug-2014 23:11 (121 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Suddenly limited to 1mbps download speed on spark VDSL
Created by Jase2985, last reply by hio77 on 30-Aug-2014 17:39 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by kenkeniff on 27-Aug-2014 10:32 (182 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


Sluggish Macbook
Created by SATTV, last reply by SATTV on 30-Aug-2014 22:21 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


2Degrees Fraud Prevention "Text TALK to 233 now to keep talking"
Created by ArcticSilver, last reply by sonyxperiageek on 30-Aug-2014 22:03 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by IcI on 30-Aug-2014 17:54 (562 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38


Recommendations for soundbar or similar for <$1k?
Created by jonathan18, last reply by michaelmurfy on 29-Aug-2014 21:11 (17 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.