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# 141607 30-Jun-2008 18:02
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Excuse me? Your purely nasty SMS messages towards me today, are unforgivable.

This is not the forum for this type of discussion & it is completely OT. You just need to realise that the way in which you word your replies, with numerous, aggressive in tone ===> !!!!!!!! is not appropriate, I am sure MF would agree with me on this & likewise with any other Moderator.

Now please stick to the topic John.

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# 141611 30-Jun-2008 18:12
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johnr: This is a Vodafone launch not yours!!! let them do it there way!! for all?you know apple may have a say in it!!


That sounds correct. I guess no one from outside the company really know what's going on - if Apple says something or not, conditions, plans, why things are done this way or another.

It all just sound too strange to me - people getting so worked up because of a company - I am sure there's no reciprocity in there. And I wouldn't expect any. Relationships to companies are based on money. I pay for a service I get the service. A company pays my salary I work for the company. Anything else and beyond this relationship is strange because there'll be no reciprocity.

Back to Vodafone gets the 3G iPhone.





 
 
 
 


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  # 141691 30-Jun-2008 21:29
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Telstra joins the iPhone club

Telstra has announced it will be the third mobile carrier to offer the iPhone when the handset launches in Australia on July 11.

In doing so it has become the first carrier to unveil pricing details for the device. Telstra's two-year iPhone plans start at $30 a month with an upfront cost of $279 for the 8GB model and $399 for the 16GB model.

Those who opt for an $80 a month plan will receive an 8GB iPhone at no cost, while those on the $100 a month plan could get either the 16GB or 8GB models at no cost.

[read the link for more details...]

(note - this is Telstra in Australia not NZ.)

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  # 141693 30-Jun-2008 21:34
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The lack of information seems to be working its own magic with hype building amoungst people on this site anyway. 20 pages and still going ...

I've had probably 30 customers ask me about the iPhone and everytime I have said "not sure, apart from its being released on the 11th" they have all gone "cool, I'll ask after the 11th then" ... so I think the lack of information is torture for those really interested but I bet they keep checking so, in a way, isn't that good for the company? Dribble out bits of info every day or so to keep the buzz going until the 11th perhaps and realise the whole plan on the 10th. Thats what I'd do.

<on an aside, the tone of this forum went a bit downhill ... where is a love? Its only gadgets afterall, nothing important IMHO>
 


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  # 141702 30-Jun-2008 21:45
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yeah man, the bromance.

<==runs for cover, washes mouth out.


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  # 141708 30-Jun-2008 21:58
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brentbart:

The lack of information seems to be working its own magic with hype building amoungst people on this site anyway. 20 pages and still going ...



Indeed!  I think it's a good tactic with VF being the sole supplier in NZ.  I'm personally picking either this Friday or next Monday - they'll probably turn it into iPhone week or something.  I can't see any massive benefit in them releasing the pricing info just yet.  In Oz it's a different story with three iPhone suppliers - I think that's why Telstra in Oz have annouced details about their plans so they can get a jump on the competition.





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  # 141712 30-Jun-2008 22:05
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redjet: Indeed!  I think it's a good tactic with VF being the sole supplier in NZ.


I think it will only be a good tactic if they have the goods to back it up with. If they build up all this hype then just dissapoint everyone with crappy plans, it will definitely backfire.

 
 
 
 


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  # 142080 2-Jul-2008 00:02
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Vodafone has a lot of units at their central supply depot and and still more ready for deployment at their regional supply chains. I actually saw some new security guards which is all quite cloak and dagger and very exciting Laughing. They're keeping VERY tight-lipped with their retail chains and they'll only receive information near the time the pubilc does. Though they're working hard to keep to the 11th July launch date I'm not so sure they'll achieve this. Let's hope the number of units they have on standby is sufficient.

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  # 142200 2-Jul-2008 13:06
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What does it cost to terminate a contract early? I imagine it'd be offered on 24 months?




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  # 142548 3-Jul-2008 14:49
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JaBZ: What does it cost to terminate a contract early? I imagine it'd be offered on 24 months?


Well, usually it will cost $100 to terminate a 24 month plan in 0-12 months, and $50 for 13-24.
I'm going to assume that Vodafone breaks into your house and take's your unpaid iphone. If they didn't, i'd quite hapily terminate the contract for $100 dollars. Why should I pay over a thousand dollars when I can just pay 100?




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  # 142554 3-Jul-2008 15:05
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Actually, the termination fee depends on the contract.

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/plans/ending-your-contract/you-choose-plans.jsp

They can get as high as $1000.




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  # 142556 3-Jul-2008 15:09
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jpollock: Actually, the termination fee depends on the contract.

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/plans/ending-your-contract/you-choose-plans.jsp

They can get as high as $1000.


I was reffering to their base plans:
http://www.vodafone.co.nz/plans/on-account/base-plans.jsp

If I could, I'd get the Iphone on one of thise.
Far cheaper.

UPDATE:

Here we go: http://blogs.pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/ck-live/2008/07/aussie_iphone_pricing_from_zer.html?Opendocument&HighLight=2,iphone

It's only the AUS pricing plans. But still, I'm sure the NZ prices won't be too far off.




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  # 142557 3-Jul-2008 15:13
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I'd say Vodafone will have *special* plans for the iPhone.

The base plans have substantially lower early disconnection fees because they do not come with any sort of phone subsidy when you start the contract.

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  # 142563 3-Jul-2008 15:19
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drdanick:It's only the AUS pricing plans. But still, I'm sure the NZ prices won't be too far off.
Check this international price comparison... there's a great deal of variance between countries so there's nothing to suggest that we'll have something similar to the A$30 offered by Telstra (with no detail of the plans available).




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  # 142564 3-Jul-2008 15:20
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redjet: [I think that's why Telstra in Oz have annouced details about their plans so they can get a jump on the competition.

Telstra copped a lot early on when they were the only Aus carrier NOT to have the iPhone (submitting negative press about Optus etc).
So now most people did not know Telstra to have the product, they needed to get something out quickly that would gain plenty of media and differentiate early by disclosing details. 

Agree its tough here in NZ without competition.   The lack of decent phone plans and overly priced data is an example.

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