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  # 137138 10-Jun-2008 19:49
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mckenndk: How would it work on Telecoms up and coming network
The word is up and coming.... until we see evidence of the rollout will hold any judgement.

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  # 137150 10-Jun-2008 20:39
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Interesting tidbit on a NZ Herald blog post (yes, it is the Herald so grain of salt required)...
The NZ iPhone 3G will be carried by Vodafone NZ as both prepay and on contract price plans which will include, says Vodafone NZ, "great value data bundles".
If the data bundles are going to be affordable enough for prepay, does that mean there's a chance the contracts won't be outrageous?  Where's Paul when we really want to drill him? Laughing

(btw, isn't it a bit confusing having three separate discussion threads talking about the same thing?)




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  # 137160 10-Jun-2008 21:00
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And here's how O2 in the UK are playing it:

Monthly Charge£30£35£45£75 
Cost of 8GB iPhone£99 £99 Free Free 
Cost of 16GB iPhone £159 £159 £59 Free 
Minutes 7560012003000
Texts 125500500500
Unlimited Data & Wi-FiYes Yes Yes Yes 
Visual Voicemail Yes Yes Yes Yes 
Reduced Roaming Rates Yes Yes Yes Yes 
Minimum contract length18mths18mths18mths18mths 




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  # 137169 10-Jun-2008 21:17
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lugh: Interesting tidbit on a NZ Herald blog post (yes, it is the Herald so grain of salt required)...
The NZ iPhone 3G will be carried by Vodafone NZ as both prepay and on contract price plans which will include, says Vodafone NZ, "great value data bundles".
If the data bundles are going to be affordable enough for prepay, does that mean there's a chance the contracts won't be outrageous?  Where's Paul when we really want to drill him? Laughing

(btw, isn't it a bit confusing having three separate discussion threads talking about the same thing?)


That quote from the Herald came straight out of Vodafone's press release this morning. The first version that came out this morning said that there would be prepay and contract options. BUT - later in the day it was edited and the prepay part of it disappeared...

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  # 137171 10-Jun-2008 21:21
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If America is contract only then you can bet NZ won't be anything other than contract only.

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  # 137173 10-Jun-2008 21:30
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Back with the telecom comment...

I doubt they could legally entice people to come over to there network with the iphone. VF will have NZ exclusive rights only and no doubt it will be locked down(or at least for the first few days) so it will require a hack to run on Telecom.

Having said that I wouldnt be surprised if they cut there data plans back which are still over priced and try make it at least attractive.

Where is that 3rd Telco startup? Good time to enter I recon!




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  # 137175 10-Jun-2008 21:36
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djpaubes: Back with the telecom comment...

I doubt they could legally entice people to come over to there network with the iphone. VF will have NZ exclusive rights only and no doubt it will be locked down(or at least for the first few days) so it will require a hack to run on Telecom.

Having said that I wouldnt be surprised if they cut there data plans back which are still over priced and try make it at least attractive.

Where is that 3rd Telco startup? Good time to enter I recon!


i did not think they were going to be exclusive to a particular supplier as in AU Optis are already taking orders so is there anything stopping telecom adding it to their list of handsets when their new network goes live?


 
 
 
 


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  # 137183 10-Jun-2008 21:42
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djpaubes: VF will have NZ exclusive rights only and no doubt it will be locked down(or at least for the first few days) so it will require a hack to run on Telecom.


I haven't seen anything since the first release a month or so ago saying Vodafone would have exclusive rights. Actually in both the U.K. and Australia they are not the exclusive distributor, so I suspect this is the same for New Zealand.




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  # 137185 10-Jun-2008 21:45
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mckenndk: i did not think they were going to be exclusive to a particular supplier as in AU Optis are already taking orders so is there anything stopping telecom adding it to their list of handsets when their new network goes live?
I think Italy that was doing the non-exclusive thing as well (mentioned somewhere earlier in this thread methinks).

mikal: If America is contract only then you can bet NZ won't be anything other than contract only.
If you check out that O2 link, they'll be offering prepaid or "pay as you go" for the 3G. 

Hmm, as a sidenote, would VFNZ treat their iPhone prepay customers better than their iPhone on account customers as has been done in the past with "standard" plans?




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  # 137205 10-Jun-2008 23:12
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Was interesting watching Steve Jobs walk around on the stage announcing the release of the iphone in other countries and "New Zealand" on the big screen display, was pretty cool. The article said Telecom are still considering whether to take it on?





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Damager: Was interesting watching Steve Jobs walk around on the stage announcing the release of the iphone in other countries and "New Zealand" on the big screen display, was pretty cool.

Though the Aussies got a big cheer...




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  # 137259 11-Jun-2008 10:55
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So did the kiwis, or else they were just all sitting behind me. :)




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  # 137263 11-Jun-2008 11:14
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News has started rolling in from around the globe about the contract plans that various operators will be offering - including one from O2 which includes a free iPhone, but still nothing from Vodafone NZ... sigh... I don't understand why Vodafone aren't riding the hype and giving us more details? Even their website only just shows the single text link to the iPhone press release - nothing else. I rang customer service to ask for more info and was just told that they haven't finalised the contract plans yet - it almost sounds like this whole iPhone thing caught them by surprise...

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  # 137275 11-Jun-2008 11:48

just got an email from vodafone, very informative. Not


Please see link to the latest news. At this point no pricing information is available but keep an eye on the website.

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/personal/about/media-centre/2008-media-releases/apple-iphone-3G.jsp

 

 



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  # 137279 11-Jun-2008 11:51
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I just watched the Steve Jobs presentation on the CNN website. The part near the end where he plays 'It's a small world after all' and shows a map of the world slowly filling up with red and counting off each country is quite sinister. Sort of like the beginning of 'Dad's Army' showing the progression of the shwastika across Europe.

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