Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


21300 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4299

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 11720 8-Feb-2007 01:24
Send private message

Has anyone tried asking them to swap the v3x out for the non-3g v3 on this? I would really like to get the v3 instead of the bloated plastic toy like v3x.  




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic
675 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 60086 8-Feb-2007 07:21

I believe its to clear stock of v3x as v3xx has been launched. My friend tried to get them to swap the v3x freebie with a larger handset discount instead as he also doesn't like the the v3x but they declined.. So I'm not sure how far you would get. In saying that the dealers (First/Digital mobile) might be more likely than the Vodafone retail stores



21300 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4299

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 60160 8-Feb-2007 18:39
Send private message

asked at both the glenfield voda shop and the first mobile in the mall... answer was no, they wont.

but its better if I do get the 3g one because then I get the 1/4 more minuites on the youchoose plan, its ony $160 to buy out of the contract and I can sell the v3x on tardme for $300 or so, and then go to parallel imported and get the phone that I want.

Just waiting for confirmation from vodafone that the 1/4 extra airtime will still be there if I am no longer using a 3g handset.

With the first 3 months being paid for, and the text deal being free for 3 months too its like they are paying you to get a phone if you do go and cancel for $160 after 3 months.  




Richard rich.ms

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 60163 8-Feb-2007 19:38
Send private message

Yes the airtime will still be there

What device you choose to use your SIM in is your call 2G or 3G



21300 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4299

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 60169 8-Feb-2007 20:22
Send private message

well assuming that I get the 320 that the v3x goes for on trademe then they are in effect paying me $160 and giving me free monthly for 3 months. Great deal and will take me thru to when portability will let me migrate my prepay number to a plan :)




Richard rich.ms

3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 60184 8-Feb-2007 23:14
Send private message

We love these "deals" Great for free stuff!



21300 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4299

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 60190 9-Feb-2007 00:26
Send private message

Fingers crossed that the crap has gone from baycorp for tomorrow. Will be gutted if its decined for some old thing on there.  




Richard rich.ms

1848 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 22

Trusted

  Reply # 60230 9-Feb-2007 11:17
Send private message

richms: well assuming that I get the 320 that the v3x goes for on trademe then they are in effect paying me $160 and giving me free monthly for 3 months. Great deal and will take me thru to when portability will let me migrate my prepay number to a plan :)


You wont get $320 for the phone on TradeMe, not now anyway.

You can buy this phone brand new for $350 and now a lot of customers will be given it for free. I'm sure there are other people out there wanting to sell them on TradeMe too, you'd be lucky to get $250 in my opinion, then take awya trademe fees.

3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 60235 9-Feb-2007 11:59
Send private message


and as per usual, Trademe is DOWN again

And again up,,, Looks like $300 is easy to get. there is a flood of these on there at present though!


You should still get a reasonable price if you don't open the pack. Maybe $270, still a $50 razr is very nice, im tempted to do this myself and hack out the vodafone firmware. (too easy) maybe I should do the same to the v3x before I sell that too hmmm.



21300 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4299

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 60300 9-Feb-2007 23:07
Send private message

Well if I can get 300 for it then I can go to PI and get the v3 for $250 or so so actually come out ahead, and that also means that it has proper firmware in it already. Credit check failed and the people at the credit department leave at 4, so I guess thats why they wait till just after 4 to send back the decline announcement. Probarbly some $20 debt that noone at baycorp could be bothered telling me about.




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.