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  #840956 21-Jun-2013 11:53
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Gcaley: I did check with the apple site, I won't get anything for mine because its 8gb apparently


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  #841138 21-Jun-2013 15:39
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Have you thought about looking at parallel imported iPhones?

Get from a reputable importer and you could save over $11.00 on a 16gb iPhone 5.

But seriously...have a look at a parallel imported one - could be considerably cheaper and if they are a decent, reputable company, you'll have a warranty just like you would from anyone else.




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  #841432 22-Jun-2013 11:27
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jarledb: 1049 NZD looks like the going price. See: http://store.apple.com/nz/buy/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone5?product=IPHONE5



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  #841434 22-Jun-2013 11:31
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People always tend to forget that handsets from Vodafone have a 2 year warranty as opposed to 1 with telecom. So that's a great benefit for $20 dollars if something happens to your phone after 12 months.




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  #841457 22-Jun-2013 12:35
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if $20 is the maker or breaker I would suggest a cheaper phone as it isn't much when the phone is over $1000.




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  #841462 22-Jun-2013 13:02
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sidders80: People always tend to forget that handsets from Vodafone have a 2 year warranty as opposed to 1 with telecom. So that's a great benefit for $20 dollars if something happens to your phone after 12 months.


they do?  I've never seen that referred to or mentioned anywhere before.

especially when articles like this contradict it

http://www.consumer.org.nz/news/view/out-of-warranty-phone-troubles

"Frei Lefebre bought a $650 iPhone on a 24-month plan from a Vodafone store in Auckland. 15 months down the track, the 16GB phone suddenly "died", says Frei. "I couldn't receive or make calls or use the 'home' button."

Frei contacted Vodafone, only to be told the 12-month warranty had expired and repairs were no longer covered."

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  #841463 22-Jun-2013 13:05
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Its entirely up to you, they're the same model, run the exact same OS and both have the same carrier files pre-loaded. I done that with my 4S. Purchased through telecom because it was $20 cheaper just like the iPhone 5 is now, but went to Vodafone a short time after. Ended up going back due to reception issues at home (Brick walls and trees etc). Now I'm on contract with telecom for my iPhone 5 and I have put my boyfriends Voda sim in here (His bat died) and we had no issues at all.

If you're worried about support, ignore the carriers and go straight to apple if its a handset fault. The carriers send it to a 3rd party who assess' it and gets a replacement from apple anyway. They dont actually fix it.
Where as if you went through apple, youd get the same process, but it'd be done a lot faster with less hassle.

Good luck making your decision.




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  #841464 22-Jun-2013 13:07
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BTW - just to answer the original question (should it still be of interest) - there is no physical or connectivity difference between an iP 5 from Voda or Telecom.
I'd be very surprised if the 5 drops much when the next gen iPhone is released...




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NonprayingMantis:
sidders80: People always tend to forget that handsets from Vodafone have a 2 year warranty as opposed to 1 with telecom. So that's a great benefit for $20 dollars if something happens to your phone after 12 months.


they do?  I've never seen that referred to or mentioned anywhere before.

especially when articles like this contradict it

http://www.consumer.org.nz/news/view/out-of-warranty-phone-troubles

"Frei Lefebre bought a $650 iPhone on a 24-month plan from a Vodafone store in Auckland. 15 months down the track, the 16GB phone suddenly "died", says Frei. "I couldn't receive or make calls or use the 'home' button."

Frei contacted Vodafone, only to be told the 12-month warranty had expired and repairs were no longer covered."

It used to be 12 months and then it changed in 2010 roughly. I had an iphone 4 8gb bought in Oct 2011 replaced last month through warranty and that was a vodafone handset. The galaxy s4 I got now is a vodafone handset and when I got it from vodafone store I was told it has a 2 year warranty.




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NonprayingMantis:
sidders80: People always tend to forget that handsets from Vodafone have a 2 year warranty as opposed to 1 with telecom. So that's a great benefit for $20 dollars if something happens to your phone after 12 months.


they do?  I've never seen that referred to or mentioned anywhere before.

especially when articles like this contradict it

http://www.consumer.org.nz/news/view/out-of-warranty-phone-troubles

"Frei Lefebre bought a $650 iPhone on a 24-month plan from a Vodafone store in Auckland. 15 months down the track, the 16GB phone suddenly "died", says Frei. "I couldn't receive or make calls or use the 'home' button."

Frei contacted Vodafone, only to be told the 12-month warranty had expired and repairs were no longer covered."


http://help.vodafone.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/15217/~/manufacturer-warranty-and-obf-periods---devices-distributed-by-vodafone-new





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  #841557 22-Jun-2013 15:43
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There isn't really any beneift, as you are covered by the CGA after 12 months anyway. I see business customers only get a 12 month one anyway.

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mattwnz: There isn't really any beneift, as you are covered by the CGA after 12 months anyway. I see business customers only get a 12 month one anyway.


Not everyone is aware of that though. For a lot of people once the warranty is over they are not covered and even if they are it is not as straight forward like making a claim under warranty.




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  #841587 22-Jun-2013 16:49
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clicknz: BTW - just to answer the original question (should it still be of interest) - there is no physical or connectivity difference between an iP 5 from Voda or Telecom.
I'd be very surprised if the 5 drops much when the next gen iPhone is released...


I'd guess they will do the same thing with previous releases and put it down to $900 or what ever the 4S currently is.

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  #841740 22-Jun-2013 21:42
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lxsw20: I'd guess they will do the same thing with previous releases and put it down to $900 or what ever the 4S currently is.


I think that is a pretty safe bet. They have been doing that for a few iPhone releases now.

But it will be a version with less storage than the 5S models. The current 4S model that was released as iPhone 5 was released only have 8 GB of storage.

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  #851889 9-Jul-2013 19:42
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Gcaley: Thanks, maths is not my thing. All I want to know is if I can buy the telecom phone and put a Vodafone sim in it.



Yes you can . I promise :-p

Get one with telecom on an open term plan.

That way you can pay it off over 12 months and cancel the plan straight away

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