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#115423 25-Mar-2013 17:58
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It looks like Vodafone are doing a Trade-In deal with mobile phones. You can trade your old phones in for a voucher to purchase a new phone (only) at a Vodafone store. If the condition is good, you may get a better deal!
I plan to trade in my Galaxy Note and two other phones for a voucher, and hopefully I can purchase a Galaxy Note 2! Oh and only three phones can be traded in with a maximum combined value of the vouchers: $1500.

You could probably get trading and maybe you will have enough to buy yourself a Galaxy S4! (when it is released!)

More info here.




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  #786835 25-Mar-2013 18:30
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Vodafone Trade-In is a trial that we're running with selected stores and it might expand to more in future. The stores are:

Vodafone Downtown Auckland
Vodafone Westfield Mall , Glenfield
Vodafone Supa Centa, Manukau
Vodafone Westfield Mall Westcity
Vodafone 160 Broadway New Market

Mobile phones (sorry - not tablets etc) can be traded in for a voucher. There's a maximum of three phones and up to a combined value of $1,500. The voucher can be redeemed for a new phone in store and lasts for a year.

Phones don't have to be in working condition, but the better quality and condition of course affects the voucher value.

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  #786838 25-Mar-2013 18:41
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Hi Dylan, Thanks for your clear-up post. Does the Galaxy Note (original) count as a mobile phone?? That's what I have..




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  #786839 25-Mar-2013 18:43
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Hi VodafoneDylan:

What is actually going to be done with the Phones? Sent to China for them to recycle?

What defines how much you'll get for them? The Amount of Gold/Copper and other metals in them?

What kind of Phone do I have to trade in to get $500 for it?

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  #786841 25-Mar-2013 18:48
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sonyxperiageek: Does the Galaxy Note (original) count as a mobile phone??


Opinions have been split about that one! I think strictly yes, we count it as a phone.

My personal measure of the phone/tablet argument is if I would feel silly putting it against my head, or if it might catch the wind when I hold it with one hand, it's probably a tablet. Even if it is a tablet that I can call people on. :)

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  #786843 25-Mar-2013 18:53
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LennonNZ:
What is actually going to be done with the Phones?...
What defines how much you'll get for them?...


I gather they're reconditioned, recycled or disposed of safely depending on the phone. We've been following similar processes for some time as part of our Starship Foundation mobile recycling appeal

The voucher value will depend on the make and model of phone and the condition. I don't have specific info about that sorry.

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  #786845 25-Mar-2013 18:55
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Well Vodafone think its a "phone"  :-)

See: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/help/device-support/samsung/galaxy-note/

See the wording...

"The Datasheet document contains a list of specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Note, while the User guide is exactly that: it will explain different aspects of using this phone."

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  #786847 25-Mar-2013 18:57
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sonyxperiageek: Hi Dylan, Thanks for your clear-up post. Does the Galaxy Note (original) count as a mobile phone?? That's what I have..


Yes it's a phone

 
 
 
 




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  #786848 25-Mar-2013 18:58
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I guess I will have to pop in on Thursday at Westcity to see about my Note! :) It looks in great condition, except with a small dent on the corner of the phone, which you now can't see because of the case!

And how do you calculate the voucher value? Is it based on a set of terms? Or is it computer generated? etc..
For example, if I go to the Westcity Vodafone and they give me a value, then I go to the Glenfield store... Will there be a more or less of a difference?




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  #786850 25-Mar-2013 19:05
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Will be very interesting to see the offered values of handsets, I'm not holding my breath for anything more than half of average tm sell price.

Hopefully I am totally wrong :P



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  #786860 25-Mar-2013 19:13
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Will keep you guys posted on the price on Thursday!

By the way, what time does Vodafone Westcity close on Thursday? Do they have "late-night" on Thursday?




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  #786861 25-Mar-2013 19:19
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Hopefully it'll go well and you'll expand it into Wellington. I'd like to trade in my SII to help towards a purchase of a Note II :-)

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  #786878 25-Mar-2013 20:05
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Cool. If got a few phones I'd like to trade in. Can i Assume there is no restriction on where the phone was originally purchased I.e. could be telecom, 2d, skinny, or even overseas purchased phones?

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NonprayingMantis: Cool. If got a few phones I'd like to trade in. Can i Assume there is no restriction on where the phone was originally purchased I.e. could be telecom, 2d, skinny, or even overseas purchased phones?


That's right, no restriction so long as they're mobile phones. (No, a phonebox on a forklift doesn't count as a "mobile" phone, that's probably a bad idea.) Remember you can trade-in up to three phones and there's more details in store.

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  #786904 25-Mar-2013 20:39
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I would like more info on how the value of the voucher is calculated. If it's subjective to the instore rep then it could work to people's advantage or disadvantage.

Are other factors taken into consideration too, such as tenure of customer, On Account vs Prepay etc.

Can vouchers be combined with standard On Account sign on credits?

So many questions haha





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  #786908 25-Mar-2013 20:46
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I remember a tradein deal from 2000/2001ish where you could trade in any phone and get $50 off a new prepaid phone. I traded in an old analogue phone with the physical dial!

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