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.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31
130 posts

Master Geek


  # 143845 7-Jul-2008 15:09
Send private message

freitasm:
drdanick: They deactivate the phone if you deactivate the plan.


Dodgy.

Exactly my thoughts.  It'll be interesting to see if the ComCom gets interested in this little aspect of the whole deal.

I'd be a little pissed if I bought something, and it stopped working because I didn't want to pay an ongoing monthly fee. 

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/07/06/apple_allegedly_sanctioning_rogers_for_iphone_rates.html

Also, it's not to say that Apple won't show how upset they are, either: http://smithereensblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/apple-flips-rogers-bird-week-before.html

Some more pricing and related articles from around the world:

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/07/02/att_says_original_iphones_can_be_inactivated_and_used_as_wifi_ipods.html

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/06/30/three_says_hong_kong_iphone_plans_to_start_at_24_per_month.html

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/06/27/o2_to_open_early_may_unlock_iphone_3g_after_one_year.html

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/06/27/iphone_3g_plans_start_at_50_in_sweden_80_in_norway.html

 
 
 
 


3 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 143854 7-Jul-2008 15:19
Send private message

Given that VF will allegedly sell the phone at NZ$199, you can be assured that the deceptively low entry price means VF is planning to gang-rape you with the cost of the data plan.

924 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 143858 7-Jul-2008 15:21
Send private message

BobRoberts: ... VF is planning to gang-rape you with the cost of the data plan.


LOL - best quote ever!

394 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 143864 7-Jul-2008 15:27
Send private message

So could you buy a $199 then pull out of contract pay the $160 and ziphone it?? So thats $460 bucks hmm my plan could be floor'd..

Or

Buy one from the states and ziphone it.. that is when the 2.0 release comes out which I'm sure those smart guys @ ziphone will sort out.

And Gary great call.. the plans will be thru the roof!!! If there was an app to enable simple teethering via the usb cable then I'd be keen as to have mobile 3g access for my laptop(in the CBD and not the hills of wellington) which would kind of make me feel better about pay an extra 30 bucks a month for a 1gb.. speculation.




Toys:  iphone 4s; PS3 good times.  13inch macbook pro.   ipad 3. ï£¿ 27inch imac.   airport express & time machine. raspberry-pi running xbmc and a gopro try hard.

T: jptocker@twitter
E: jptocker@gmail.com
www.innocle.co.nz

1528 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 143866 7-Jul-2008 15:31
Send private message

I'm trying to get excited, but I'm sooo over this.

Being a per-pay user, who tries to keep my costs below $20 monthly, I doubt there is going to be any attraction for me to go onto plan...

But if the plan includes a generous data cap to allow unrestricted internet browsing (not including bandwidth intensive sites like video), and a texting package, I may look at it

Otherwise, I would prefer pre-pay, and maybe use the $1 a day data cap plan coming out....suit me better




HTPC: Silverstone LC16M | abit IP35 Pro | Intel Quad Q9400 2.5GHz | Corsair 520HX | Samsung SH-S203D DVD Writer | NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB RAM | 2 x 750GB Western Digital Caviar GP HDD | 4GB DDR800 RAM | D-Link DWA-547 Rangebooster N 650 Desktop | Blackgold BGT3540 | Microsoft Remote Control & Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center | Windows 7 64bit

Mobile: Nokia N97, Nokia N900, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC EVO 3D, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III (current)

3 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 143869 7-Jul-2008 15:36
Send private message

Newsflash:

The iPhone 3G will/won't be unlockable...

The handset cost will be $199......or $1000....or both...

The iPhone 3G data plans will be released at 10am Tuesday....

Lines started forming outside VF stores in all major cities today.

--

Meanwhile in other news Christ's second return was confirmed today.

And now to our weather.

--

Apple and VF have worked the marketing frenzy machine well for this one.

Early adopters will get hammered.

In a month or two we should be able to unlock and import these devices from elsewhere and show VF the finger.

 
 
 
 


40 posts

Geek


  # 143884 7-Jul-2008 16:18

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but PC World seem to think its going to be $199 on a 2 year contact.

http://pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/pcw.nsf/feature/579E9B13FB4085B6CC25747F00110EB1

130 posts

Master Geek


  # 143885 7-Jul-2008 16:20
Send private message

They're correct.

Also, they'll be available on VStore from midnight.

ETC has been set as well.

58 posts

Master Geek


  # 143894 7-Jul-2008 16:35
Send private message

SightUnseen: They're correct.

Also, they'll be available on VStore from midnight.

ETC has been set as well.


Well you seem in the know, and you say the plans are crap, but I'm still holding onto hope!

130 posts

Master Geek


# 143902 7-Jul-2008 16:42
Send private message

PostmanPatsCat:
SightUnseen: They're correct.

Also, they'll be available on VStore from midnight.

ETC has been set as well.


Well you seem in the know, and you say the plans are crap, but I'm still holding onto hope!

I believe I never said outright the plans were crap - that sort of thing could get a person in trouble... Sealed

(of course, I could also just be winding everyone up...or hell - not have a clue at all!)

58 posts

Master Geek


  # 143906 7-Jul-2008 16:44
Send private message

SightUnseen:
PostmanPatsCat:
SightUnseen: They're correct.

Also, they'll be available on VStore from midnight.

ETC has been set as well.


Well you seem in the know, and you say the plans are crap, but I'm still holding onto hope!

I believe I never said outright the plans were crap - that sort of thing could get a person in trouble... Sealed

(of course, I could also just be winding everyone up...or hell - not have a clue at all!)


That would be plain mean!!

1575 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 143976 7-Jul-2008 18:56
Send private message

I just got an email from vf, I assume everyone that pre-registered will receive one.

It confirms that prices start at $199 for a two year contract, full details released at 10am Tuesday.

If this email is not displayed correctly, click here to view an online version
An iPhone 3G could be all yours this week
Hi,

This Friday 11 July at 00:01, the new iPhone 3G hits the shelves in three Vodafone stores nationwide. They are:

Vodafone stores
The iPhone 3G will be available in other
Vodafone stores from 9am, check out the stores map for locations. You'll also be able
to buy from the Vodafone Online Shop on
Friday 11 July at 00:01.

The iPhone 3G starts from $199 on a two year contract. We'll be releasing full price and plan
iPhone 3G portrait
details tomorrow at 10am, Tuesday 8 July 2008, at vodafone.co.nz/iphone. Stocks are strictly limited.

Ready, set, sync - iPhone syncs with your PC or Mac using iTunes, just like an iPod. Get ready by organizing your content now. When you get your new iPhone, you'll be able to text, email, surf, watch, and listen in minutes.

Make sure you check out vodafone.co.nz/iphone to get all the info you need to be prepared for July 11!

Regards,

Kursten Shalfoon
General Manager Products

552 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  # 143977 7-Jul-2008 19:06
Send private message

djpaubes: And Gary great call.. the plans will be thru the roof!!! If there was an app to enable simple teethering via the usb cable then I'd be keen as to have mobile 3g access for my laptop(in the CBD and not the hills of wellington) which would kind of make me feel better about pay an extra 30 bucks a month for a 1gb.. speculation.


I think Lifehacker did a post on using your iPhone to tether to your laptop. Check out thread HERE.


1 | ... | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.