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Ultimate Geek

# 34867 30-May-2009 21:36
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Its out in the open that Telecom is trying furiously to get the rights to sell the next generation iPhone that is due to be announced.
On you can find this that shows that Telecom is interested.

"On Tuesday evening a strange message was posted on the official Twitter stream for Telecom New Zealand. The “tweet” which was in response to a customers enquiry about the upcoming iPhone launch read: “We are in negotiations with Apple… we are very focused on the 3rd gen iPhone.. we will keep u updated.”

The message initially created some doubt but a report in New Zealand’s National Business Review added further credence with a quote from Telecom NZ’s chief of retail Alan Gourdie saying that the carrier was in “discussions - deep discussions - with Apple”. "

BTW, by saying this they accidently said a new iPhone is coming, before it is even announced by Apple. could narrow thier chances a little bit.. who knows.


Anyway what do you think the chances of Telecom getting the iPhone will be? I'm lookinf to get one on XT but think tis better to wait for a 32GB model with upgraded hardware etc (which is heavily rumoured to come out July 17th in USA [and worldwide??]).


If Telecom gets the iPhone do you tihnk that they will offer unlimited 3G usage? i think this is unlikey, but other carriers around the world have it. I'm not sure why NZ doesn't. They claim costs but why is it so expensive?

I'd be happy to pay $40-50 for a plan consisting of 20-30min, 1000 texts, 500mb usage with 20c megabyte overusage charge. Is this hope unreasonable?


Anyway, lets use this thread for talk about the ongoing negoations between Telecom and Apple. As they have been negoatiating for a while I think we will have news soon (Maybe the same day the 3rd gen is announced on 9th June NZ time?).

C'mon telecom..

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  # 219974 30-May-2009 22:38
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arnies: I'd be happy to pay $40-50 for a plan consisting of 20-30min, 1000 texts, 500mb usage with 20c megabyte overusage charge. Is this hope unreasonable?

No, it's not reasonable. First because so far Apple has a final word on pricing - all points to Apple also getting a cut of anything going through the APN assigned to the iPhone users. Plus if you look at current XT plans what you asking for is a very very heavy discount over the standard plans...

Sorry, but it's not gonna happen like that. If you keep your hopes high like this you will be disappointed - remember what happened when Vodafone's Paul Brislen announced here on Geekzone we would be seeing "very good plans" and then when the final pricing came out it was a very bad reaction.

My advice? Keep your expectations low.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 219977 30-May-2009 22:44
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Why can other countries offer great plans, but NZ seems to have this monopoly by Vodafone and Telecom?


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Master Geek

  # 219978 30-May-2009 22:48
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Simply because New Zealand is a small country with not enough people, and not worth enough money to be worth paying attention to.

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