Vodafone Australia are now offering a Dell Mini 9 with built in HSDPA data card and 5GB of data per month for A$69.95 over 24 months. There is $0 upfront cost for the mini note.
If you're after a new phone for Xmas how about a new Nokia N96? They are free if you're committing to a $99 cap for 24 months.
Want to compare what $99 per month on Vodafone Australia buys you? How about 10 x 4 minute phone calls every day for a month. That is around 1200 minutes of airtime to any network.
How much will you get in NZ? Not much - 250 minutes on Vodafone Talker will set you back $109.95 per month and Vodafone will give you $300 off a mobile.
That would mean you'll be paying close to NZ$1399 for the same phone with a total cost over 24 months of just over NZ$4000 vs just under A$2400 in Australia and receiving around 4 x the number of airtime minutes per month.
We're not being ripped off in NZ? Yeah Right...
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United Airlines pulls out of New Zealand for Southern Hemisphere Winter – AKL/SFO becomes seasonal.
Air New Zealand launches Flexitime Membership (and how it can save you $$$)
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Comment by portege, on 30-Nov-2008 17:31
$100 converts roughly to £35.68 which is what I pay in London
I am currently on the iPhone plan which gives me 600 anytime minutes to any network, 500 text msgs and unlimited WiFi. At £35 for 18 months, the iPhone will cost £99 ($277) for the 8gb or £159 for the 16gb ($445).
O2 has a history of allowing pre-existing iPhone customers to upgrade early; hence breaking the 18 months if you upgrade early to a new 18 months
Also £35 or $100 is not very much in London terms; a dinner out would cost easily £25-30 so a night out is easily £40-50
Comment by Joe Bloggs, on 1-Dec-2008 20:08
Welcome to the bandwagon :) We're a growing mob from all over NZ... oh and there's plenty of pizza and beer to go around!
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