Unfortunately I can't participate much.
edit: and no, you won't find details here until 10.00am tomorrow.
What DO people actually want to see? Be good to hear a few ideas before they're coloured by the actual plans themselves.
SightUnseen: Go for it.Unfortunately I can't participate much.
nickindeedy: Not long now :D
SightUnseen:No one has even stood up and said - "I need BestMates', or I need 2000 txts, or anything remotely approaching that. Surprising.
SightUnseen: So you have.Who thinks Steve Simms is on the money with a $40 plan?
asbb1:SightUnseen: So you have.Who thinks Steve Simms is on the money with a $40 plan?
If vodafone has any brains they will create a standard (Iphone Plan) 3G Plan that allows for addons, my guess is that it will be $40 for 500MB a month with each additional MB $1 and anything else can be an addon eg 600 TXT and Best mates Added on. Most likely would be a minimum amount of free minutes. probley about 20 - 60
Would get you
20 - 60 Minutes airtime
Iphone Cost $550 -$600
With addons being extra making the monthly phone bill about $60 - $70
sbiddle: My feeling is that $40 is a bit on the low side, particularly with the $199 pricepoint. This represents a subsidy somewhere along the lines of ~$500 per device which is very high for New Zealand.
In Australia it's fairly typical to expect a free handset worth ~$600 - $700 with a A$49 24 month contract but we have never had anything like that here due to the lack of competition in the NZ markerplace. When I was in Aussie last month on Vodafone AU you received a free N95 for signing up on a 24month A$49 capped plan/prepay. If Vodafone are willing to offer such generous discounts for the 3G iPhone and a pricepoint somewhere around the $40 - $60 per month there should be a lot of people asking Vodafone why they have been ripped off for so long and why they are offering such poor value for money across the rest of the range.
Whatever Vodafone announce today will potentially represent be quite a fundamental change in their business model - no matter whether you love or hate Apple and the iPhone Steve Jobs certainly deserves credit for creating a fundamental shift in the mobile marketplace.