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Topic # 65204 30-Jul-2010 23:49
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Have put together a quick total cost of ownership comparison over 24 months for the iPhone 4, including:
 - Purchasing on a Vodafone iPhone contract
 - Purchasing on a Vodafone Plan but terminating your contract early
 - Purchasing outright in NZ
 - Purchasing outright from Aussie if you are heading over there at some stage (including GST rebate)

Non-editable Google Spreadsheet:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Ao7HJcpqmmVhdEZjcHptSVZMWm91RHB5cWw2SGZoVGc&hl=en&authkey=CNTH3vUC


Downloadable excel sheet to play with:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Ao7HJcpqmmVhdEZjcHptSVZMWm91RHB5cWw2SGZoVGc&output=xls

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  Reply # 360526 31-Jul-2010 08:31
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Thanks for making this. Confirmed my maths is correct.

The difference for me if I end up terminating comes to about $5 plus one months service. Not bad especially given the 3GB deal atm. I'm going to be waiting to see what 2 degrees offer in the 3g space before terminating

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  Reply # 360535 31-Jul-2010 09:12
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Great work Sparky and many thanks!

What's the latest on iPhone warranties (particularly ones from AUS) - are they valid here in NZ?
Seriously considering a Aus iPhone - can get it in my hands tomorrow! 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 360545 31-Jul-2010 09:50
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Kanz: Great work Sparky and many thanks!

What's the latest on iPhone warranties (particularly ones from AUS) - are they valid here in NZ?
Seriously considering a Aus iPhone - can get it in my hands tomorrow! 


You do realise that virtually every retailer in Aussie has sold out as well since they also had extremely limited quantities?


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  Reply # 360592 31-Jul-2010 11:55
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How do you make the $24 monthly ongoing charge? I'm finding it pretty hard to get a decent plan assembled for that low.

(Decent for me would be modest to zero calls, but plenty of data - at least 500Mb) 

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  Reply # 360622 31-Jul-2010 13:44
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Kanz: Great work Sparky and many thanks!

What's the latest on iPhone warranties (particularly ones from AUS) - are they valid here in NZ?
Seriously considering a Aus iPhone - can get it in my hands tomorrow! 


If you manage to get one, you won't get warranty cover in NZ but I think if you buy applecare you do get covered.



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  Reply # 360628 31-Jul-2010 13:59
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dubh: How do you make the $24 monthly ongoing charge? I'm finding it pretty hard to get a decent plan assembled for that low.

(Decent for me would be modest to zero calls, but plenty of data - at least 500Mb) 


$24 is equal to 4 $6 'extras' on Telelcom XT, which is about what I use. E.g. 240mb + TXT150 (excluding the impact of top-up discounts etc.)

If you would spend more or less each month you can download the spreadsheet and update the grey cell to see which way works best. 

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