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freitasm
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#143836 7-Jul-2008 15:02
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drdanick: They deactivate the phone if you deactivate the plan.


Dodgy.




 

 

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  #143845 7-Jul-2008 15:09
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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

 
 
 
 


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#143854 7-Jul-2008 15:19
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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.

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  #143858 7-Jul-2008 15:21
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BobRoberts: ... VF is planning to gang-rape you with the cost of the data plan.


LOL - best quote ever!

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  #143864 7-Jul-2008 15:27
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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.




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  #143866 7-Jul-2008 15:31
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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




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#143869 7-Jul-2008 15:36
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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.

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

And now to our weather.

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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.

 
 
 
 


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  #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

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  #143885 7-Jul-2008 16:20
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They're correct.

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

ETC has been set as well.

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  #143894 7-Jul-2008 16:35
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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!

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#143902 7-Jul-2008 16:42
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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!)

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  #143906 7-Jul-2008 16:44
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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!!

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  #143976 7-Jul-2008 18:56
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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
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  #143977 7-Jul-2008 19:06
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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.


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