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Master Geek

  # 144365 8-Jul-2008 10:21
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Feck. $250/month? Sure, they're technically good value. But they're not going to attract many people with those sort of charges. That's just heinous. It really is. And I still can't get to the Vodafone website...

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Master Geek

  # 144366 8-Jul-2008 10:21
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exactly what i expected.

would love to see a comparison of NZ prices to the rest of the world.


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Wannabe Geek

  # 144367 8-Jul-2008 10:21
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I've been watching the other thread since page 6.... This is absolutely ridiculous! $80 a month for 250mb? PLUS $549?! WHAT?! I wouldn't pay that if the phone was free! Who has $80 disposable income anymore? Petrol going up, food going up, and they offer this?! They can cram it up their ass!

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Wannabe Geek

  # 144369 8-Jul-2008 10:22
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iPhone ETC

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Master Geek

  # 144370 8-Jul-2008 10:22
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This is absolute crap! Those plans are just a laugh.

$199 for the iPhone! What a joke! I just can't believe I was fooled again! I should have known.

As G W Bush would say!

"I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee that says Fool me once. ... Fool me...Can't get fooled again."

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Master Geek

  # 144372 8-Jul-2008 10:23
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So $80 a month AND practically a full price phone! What a joke.
Is ANYONE seriously gonna buy one now?
Sure it's um great value all those mins etc but for those of us who send 50-100 texts & maybe 1 call a month, it doesn't help!
Maybe I'll get a 1st gen iphone.... seems no point in the 3g one really for that price

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Master Geek

  # 144373 8-Jul-2008 10:23
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Yep, those plans are bollocks.... oh well, at least I don't have to wait up till midnight on Thursday and spend a couple of hours looking at:

Network Timeout

The operation timed out when attempting to contact

I bet the highest bidder of that TradeMe queue trader is spitting tacks now Laughing



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Ultimate Geek


  # 144374 8-Jul-2008 10:23
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Wow that really is some serious cr*p by Vodafone.  Did someone mention sexual violence in the other thread?  Maybe I'd prefer to expose my buttocks than pay those plans?

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Master Geek

  # 144375 8-Jul-2008 10:24

reefshipping: That is definately a pathetic offering...

250mb is jack all, and they ANYONE will pay $250 a month for 1gb data?

Would you really use more than 250mb a month?? I mean most of the time wouldn't you be using wifi at home/work/uni?
250 is fine for checking yr emails and browsing some pages when not near wifi

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Ultimate Geek

  # 144376 8-Jul-2008 10:24
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reefshipping: That is definately a pathetic offering...

250mb is jack all, and they ANYONE will pay $250 a month for 1gb data?

250MB is jack all if you're downloading torrents and stuff, 250MB is quite a bit on mobile. Unless you're planning on streaming video/music on your iphone the 250MB should be ok for mail, some web browsing and google maps.

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Master Geek

  # 144377 8-Jul-2008 10:25
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HTTP Server Error 503

No available server to handle this request


Oh dear, Vodafone.


Geekzone is holding up slightly better.  Maurice, I hope you're paying by the pipe, and not the GB ;-)


I did try and dampen people's expectations, but as everyone now knows, this would be pretty difficult considering what we're looking at.

As for the reasons why, I wrote my thoughts here:

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Uber Geek

  # 144378 8-Jul-2008 10:26
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What I don't understand is that you can buy a 3GB 3G plan for $79-95 plus $10 for an EXTRA 3GB, then have You Choose for $39-95, and so have 6GB of data plus free minutes for only $130.  If you buy a iPhone 3G outright I think you would be better getting these plans.

$250/month = $6,000 over two years!!!

Or am I missing something?

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Uber Geek


  # 144379 8-Jul-2008 10:27
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What a surprise. Maybe we should all jst not even turn up for the event.

and log a claim that they are just sh*tting themselves if they think people are willing to pay that much for nothing.

I wasnt expecting anything good from vodafone, but i didnt expect them to pull a deadly stunt like this.
I tell you what, im actually waiting for telecom to come out now.

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Master Geek

  # 144381 8-Jul-2008 10:28
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but would you pay $80 a month and $550 start cost to get it?

Come to the party telecom

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Uber Geek

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  # 144382 8-Jul-2008 10:28
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garvani: I wonder if vodafones website is going to be able to handle the ammount of traffic its about to get, i for one have already started hitting the refresh button.. Laughing


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