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  Reply # 1136529 24-Sep-2014 14:03
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tardtasticx:
matt188: Just got a call from Spark because I was in the emoji queue.

They were confirming they are only selling it on 24 month contract on Friday, and wanted to know if I was still interested.


How far are you up the queue and what did you order?
Did you request one of the less-available options maybe and thats why they want you on a contract?


I was #20 in Christchurch. Silver 64 GB iPhone 6.

I said I wanted to buy outright, and they said that there are no outright sales yet because of limited stock.  Also they said they don't know when they will be able to offer outright sales yet, but will give me a call to let me know.

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  Reply # 1136539 24-Sep-2014 14:11
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matt188:
tardtasticx:
matt188: Just got a call from Spark because I was in the emoji queue.

They were confirming they are only selling it on 24 month contract on Friday, and wanted to know if I was still interested.


How far are you up the queue and what did you order?
Did you request one of the less-available options maybe and thats why they want you on a contract?


I was #20 in Christchurch. Silver 64 GB iPhone 6.

I said I wanted to buy outright, and they said that there are no outright sales yet because of limited stock.  Also they said they don't know when they will be able to offer outright sales yet, but will give me a call to let me know.


Did you ask about open term on deferred payment rather than outright purchase?




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  Reply # 1136545 24-Sep-2014 14:18
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tardtasticx:
matt188:
tardtasticx:
matt188: Just got a call from Spark because I was in the emoji queue.

They were confirming they are only selling it on 24 month contract on Friday, and wanted to know if I was still interested.


How far are you up the queue and what did you order?
Did you request one of the less-available options maybe and thats why they want you on a contract?


I was #20 in Christchurch. Silver 64 GB iPhone 6.

I said I wanted to buy outright, and they said that there are no outright sales yet because of limited stock.  Also they said they don't know when they will be able to offer outright sales yet, but will give me a call to let me know.


Did you ask about open term on deferred payment rather than outright purchase?


Nope didn't ask about those options, because she had said that they were only selling on 24 month contract.  I guess that could include 24 month interest free/deferred?

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  Reply # 1136560 24-Sep-2014 14:38
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matt188:
tardtasticx:
matt188:
tardtasticx:
matt188: Just got a call from Spark because I was in the emoji queue.

They were confirming they are only selling it on 24 month contract on Friday, and wanted to know if I was still interested.


How far are you up the queue and what did you order?
Did you request one of the less-available options maybe and thats why they want you on a contract?


I was #20 in Christchurch. Silver 64 GB iPhone 6.

I said I wanted to buy outright, and they said that there are no outright sales yet because of limited stock.  Also they said they don't know when they will be able to offer outright sales yet, but will give me a call to let me know.


Did you ask about open term on deferred payment rather than outright purchase?


Nope didn't ask about those options, because she had said that they were only selling on 24 month contract.  I guess that could include 24 month interest free/deferred?


I just spoke to someone on chat who confirmed if you made it during a certain window when they were offering interest free on open term plans, they would honour it. And I confirmed mine over the phone with the store who arranged the details over the phone and just have to collect phone with ID on the day.

Id suggest you do some ringing around




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  Reply # 1137511 25-Sep-2014 14:16
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We're high in the queue in Wellington, and hoped to do open term on deferred payments as we did on launch day last year.
I was considering just not turning up, but actually, Spark's early termination fees are the most reasonable of the three carriers. It's not too much more expensive to get the $49 plan on a 24 month contract and then terminate it right away. For me it's preferable to risking a long delay with 6 Plus stock being so limited.




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  Reply # 1137539 25-Sep-2014 14:36
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jmosen: We're high in the queue in Wellington, and hoped to do open term on deferred payments as we did on launch day last year.
I was considering just not turning up, but actually, Spark's early termination fees are the most reasonable of the three carriers. It's not too much more expensive to get the $49 plan on a 24 month contract and then terminate it right away. For me it's preferable to risking a long delay with 6 Plus stock being so limited.


If you don't mind me asking, where about did you find the termination fees? I tried looking for those a few weeks ago and couldn't find them 




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  Reply # 1137554 25-Sep-2014 14:59
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kiwipeter: http://www.spark.co.nz/content/dam/telecomcms/other/mobile-disconnection-fees-postpaid-agreement-between-17april2012-and-21sept2012.pdf



Wow those are really cheap. Much better than I was expecting. Cheers for that :) Good to know the options there. 




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  Reply # 1137570 25-Sep-2014 15:05
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  Reply # 1137575 25-Sep-2014 15:13
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kiwipeter: Have you seen this page also:

https://www.facebook.com/spark4nz?v=app_770527486339863&app_data=gaReferrerOverride%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.facebook.com%252Fl.php%253Fu%253Dhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fa.pgtb.me%25252F7wmstv%2526h%253D5AQGbg-rP

Seems it mentions in there iPhone 6 will be available on Ultra 24 plan (not Open by the looks).


I got a phone call where the store confirmed the order as well as a chat log online that said they would honour it. 

Theres too much ambiguous information from Spark and its getting really annoying 




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