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  # 141429 30-Jun-2008 11:46
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Tease email just arrived.....

Hi,

Here at Vodafone, we're eagerly counting down the days until the launch of the new iPhone 3G - and we bet you are too!
So, what's next?
We will be rolling out our exciting iPhone 3G plans very soon. So make sure to keep an eye on your inbox to stay ahead of the game.
What's really exciting is NZ will be one of the first countries in the world with the iPhone 3G!

Stocks will be limited so you'll need to be quick.

Regards,

Kursten Shalfoon
General Manager Products


the waiting continues.....

Ben

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  # 141431 30-Jun-2008 11:50
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"one of the first countries in the world"

...so does this mean no midnight openings?  Not that I'm going to buy one, but I would have though Voda would jump on the possible worldwide press bonanza by building queues for a world-first midnight launch.

 
 
 
 


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  # 141433 30-Jun-2008 11:52
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alsta: Tease email just arrived.....

the waiting continues.....


I just got the same email... I like the bit about: "our exciting iPhone 3G plans" - we'll be the judge of that.

Also: "NZ will be one of the first countries in the world with the iPhone 3G" - but one of the last to actually hear about the plans!

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  # 141434 30-Jun-2008 11:54
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Ben: ... Not that I'm going to buy one, ...


I'm probably not going to buy one either, unless Vodafone really do offer some "exciting plans" I'll just keep my N95 and then upgrade my iPod Touch to the 2.0 firmware to get all the app-store goodness.

Ben

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  # 141438 30-Jun-2008 12:03
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amanzi:
Ben: ... Not that I'm going to buy one, ...


I'm probably not going to buy one either, unless Vodafone really do offer some "exciting plans" I'll just keep my N95 and then upgrade my iPod Touch to the 2.0 firmware to get all the app-store goodness.


Yeah I was super-excited until I discovered the plan lock-in.  The 2.0 firmware on my 1G iphone will mean I can use EAP Wifi at work, so between work and home I'll hardly need to use GPRS.
I might pick one up if I can get a cheaper unlocked one in 6 months or so, just for GPS.

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  # 141463 30-Jun-2008 12:58
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Ben: "one of the first countries in the world"

...so does this mean no midnight openings?  Not that I'm going to buy one, but I would have though Voda would jump on the possible worldwide press bonanza by building queues for a world-first midnight launch.

The passion left Vodafone years ago.  

Back in the days of BellSouth, or the first few years of Vodafone, would've been all over this.  

Sadly, no more.

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# 141467 30-Jun-2008 13:04
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SightUnseen:
Ben: "one of the first countries in the world"

...so does this mean no midnight openings?  Not that I'm going to buy one, but I would have though Voda would jump on the possible worldwide press bonanza by building queues for a world-first midnight launch.

The passion left Vodafone years ago.  

Back in the days of BellSouth, or the first few years of Vodafone, would've been all over this.  

Sadly, no more.


They are all over it just cause there plans does not suit you does not make it a bad thing.

This is a Vodafone launch let them do it there way. For all we know apple may have a say in it.

Lets make it a surpise (like christmas) comes a set date once a year.

John

 
 
 
 


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  # 141468 30-Jun-2008 13:05
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What I found interesting was they were practically giving us the same announcement - again! I'd say the people who are signed up to this mailing list already know that 11th July is the day. They would also be wondering why this date is two weeks away without even a hint about the plans other than they are going to be "exciting." They might be "exciting" to you, but we are the ones that ultimately make that call.

Do we have to be lined up at the nearest Vodafone store first before they'll tell us?

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# 141472 30-Jun-2008 13:10
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I guess its the start of a teaser campaign or something


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Master Geek


  # 141485 30-Jun-2008 13:27
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johnr:
SightUnseen:
Ben: "one of the first countries in the world"

...so does this mean no midnight openings?  Not that I'm going to buy one, but I would have though Voda would jump on the possible worldwide press bonanza by building queues for a world-first midnight launch.

The passion left Vodafone years ago.  

Back in the days of BellSouth, or the first few years of Vodafone, would've been all over this.  

Sadly, no more.


They are all over it just cause there plans does not suit you does not make it a bad thing!!

This is a Vodafone launch not yours!!! let them do it there way!! for all you know apple may have a say in it!!

John

Calm down.  I do know whether Apple have a say in it, and somewhat more.  My statement is a general one, but fits in this instance as well.  I possibly shouldn't have said it in this thread, but my original statement stands.  

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  # 141487 30-Jun-2008 13:28
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johnr: They are all over it just cause there plans does not suit you does not make it a bad thing!!


If they really were "all over it" then there would be a heck of a lot more info on their site than there is now.

johnr: This is a Vodafone launch not yours!!! let them do it there way!!


We have no choice but to let them "do it there way" - that's why people are frustrated. Vodafone's marketing so far has been extremely crappy, but what do they care - no matter what 'exciting' plans they reveal, VFNZ will still sell out of iPhones on day 1, and they'll sit back with smug grins on their faces and reflect on their awesome teaser campaign with pride...

Ben

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  # 141500 30-Jun-2008 14:11
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I can also imagine the massive frustration of people inside Vodafone, desperate to get information out and ride the hype, only to have to set meetings, wait for meetings, discuss outcomes and action points, run them past Marketing, book time for a web release with IT, have Marketing update the copy and 'brand' the message, meet a couple more times to verify that "everyone is on board", and finally maybe get the information out to the public.


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  # 141502 30-Jun-2008 14:18
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Ben: I can also imagine the massive frustration of people inside Vodafone, desperate to get information out and ride the hype, only to have to set meetings, wait for meetings, discuss outcomes and action points, run them past Marketing, book time for a web release with IT, have Marketing update the copy and 'brand' the message, meet a couple more times to verify that "everyone is on board", and finally maybe get the information out to the public.


You missed out the group who actually make all the decisions these days - the beancounters.

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  # 141588 30-Jun-2008 17:08
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johnr:
SightUnseen:
Ben: "one of the first countries in the world"

...so does this mean no midnight openings?  Not that I'm going to buy one, but I would have though Voda would jump on the possible worldwide press bonanza by building queues for a world-first midnight launch.

The passion left Vodafone years ago.  

Back in the days of BellSouth, or the first few years of Vodafone, would've been all over this.  

Sadly, no more.


They are all over it just cause there plans does not suit you does not make it a bad thing!!

This is a Vodafone launch not yours!!! let them do it there way!! for all you know apple may have a say in it!!

John


For someone who said to me 4 weeks ago "I am never going to post on Geekzone again" you seem to be doing a fine job of it right now.

John, how many angry !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do you have to add after every statement you make about "My Precious Vodafone"? I thought I was bad, but you literally firmly believe that Vodafone can do no wrong, ever.

Take off your Vodafone Hat for five minutes, you are getting very boring, you sound like a broken record.

Sorry to go OT, but honestly, John settle down.........

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# 141591 30-Jun-2008 17:12
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sbiddle:
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johnr: There are only 2 commerical 900mhz UMTS networks live in the world how is apple short sighted??


Have you heard of the ever changing face of technology? 900Mhz will only be deployed more & more, throughout the world, you should know that better than anyone. Cool


Yes - but not immediately. It'll probably be at least 18 months before we see any large scale 900MHz networks in Europe. EU licence regulations are specific to a certain technology so many carriers are only allowed to deploy GSM on 900MHz spectrum and require changes to their licence conditions to deploy UMTS. Due to the smaller amount of spectrum they also have with 3 or sometimes 4 900MHz GSM networks per country deploying both technologies will also be a nightmare. VFNZ were lucky having so much bandwidth that they can deploy both side by side, hence the network is very much a prototype network for the Vodafone Group.




Thank you sbiddle for an intelligent reply, rather than someone like Johnr who gives no rationale for his confrontational statements.

I appreciate the effort you have put into your reply & you have raised some valid points, of which I never knew existed, so thanks heaps for teaching me & sharing your obvious vast knowledge on this subject.Cool

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