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#112377 6-Dec-2012 14:04
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Well, having reading the press release:

http://www.telecom-media.co.nz/releases_detail.asp?id=3862&page=index

Wow the HTC 8S is released today, I'll check the website - nope not there, I'll chat to the sales person and the sales person knew nothing about it. I then rang up the local Upper Hutt Store and they have nothing in stock at all.

I don't want to sound like a whiner but why announce a release date of 6 December when you don't even have any in stock and none of the staff know what is going on?




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  #728103 6-Dec-2012 15:07
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Seems like the launch of the phone has been pushed out by a few days as these things happen.

I had a chat with the PR folks and they are looking to update the Press Release online to reflect the updated date but it should be coming out around mid next week.

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  #728242 6-Dec-2012 20:07
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Just received press release from HTC and created a HTC 8S Owner's thread.

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Availability
The Windows Phone 8S by HTC is available starting from December across multiple carriers.

The Windows Phone 8S by HTC is available in Domino Black with Telecom New Zealand.

The Windows Phone 8S by HTC is available in Atlantic Blue with Vodafone New Zealand.

Pricing
The Windows Phone 8S is available for $449 or $0 upfront with 1GB data per month on a Business Smart Data plan for $78.26 per month (excl. GST) on a 24-month term with Vodafone.  Customers who purchase the Windows Phone 8S by HTC from Vodafone will also enjoy the benefits of Data Angel, a service exclusive to Vodafone which enables smartphone users to control their data allowance

The Windows Phone 8S by HTC will be available on the Telecom New Zealand Smartphone Network through Telecom’s partner retailers from Friday 7 December, at an RRP of $449.00.  It will be available in Telecom stores from Tuesday 11 December. 




 
 
 
 




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  #728314 6-Dec-2012 23:07
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freitasm: Just received press release from HTC and created a HTC 8S Owner's thread.

Relevant to this discussion:


Availability
The Windows Phone 8S by HTC is available starting from December across multiple carriers.

The Windows Phone 8S by HTC is available in Domino Black with Telecom New Zealand.

The Windows Phone 8S by HTC is available in Atlantic Blue with Vodafone New Zealand.

Pricing
The Windows Phone 8S is available for $449 or $0 upfront with 1GB data per month on a Business Smart Data plan for $78.26 per month (excl. GST) on a 24-month term with Vodafone.  Customers who purchase the Windows Phone 8S by HTC from Vodafone will also enjoy the benefits of Data Angel, a service exclusive to Vodafone which enables smartphone users to control their data allowance

The Windows Phone 8S by HTC will be available on the Telecom New Zealand Smartphone Network through Telecom’s partner retailers from Friday 7 December, at an RRP of $449.00.  It will be available in Telecom stores from Tuesday 11 December. 


All good - I went into Harvey Norman today in Lower Hutt and they had one left in stock. Kind of annoying that Telecom seem to be keen to win over customers but can't be bothered moving heaven and earth to ensure that they have phones in stock so punters coming off the street can leave with it in their hand on the same day.




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