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 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | ... | 51

Foo

508 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #144418 8-Jul-2008 10:52
Send private message

Looks like I was waaay off. $80 is a big chunk...guess it's not that much of a step up if you are already on a plan.

869 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #144419 8-Jul-2008 10:52
Send private message

I would have hoped that on the lower iPhone plans the price of the phone itself would be much lower than that.




 


 
 
 
 


28681 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #144421 8-Jul-2008 10:53
Send private message

marmel:
Hey Paul

Find me one person who doesn't work for vodafone or have shares in vodafone that thinks the prices released are "nice".



The entry level pricing that Vodafone introduced comes as no surprise to me. Why did anybody expect to see something that completely blew Vodafone's existing pricing plans out of the water? Why did people expect to see $40 per month plans?


Some people need to take a deep breath and say to themsevles "It's only a phone"

21 posts

Geek


  #144423 8-Jul-2008 10:54
Send private message

sbiddle:
marmel:
Hey Paul

Find me one person who doesn't work for vodafone or have shares in vodafone that thinks the prices released are "nice".



The entry level pricing that Vodafone introduced comes as no surprise to me. Why did anybody expect to see something that completely blew Vodafone's existing pricing plans out of the water? Why did people expect to see $40 per month plans?


Some people need to take a deep breath and say to themsevles "It's only a phone"

It's only a phone.. for $80 a month..

Human
2970 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #144424 8-Jul-2008 10:54
Send private message

minjae0810: is there any on-line petition to reject this?
seriously..


If there is, im in.





91 posts

Master Geek


  #144427 8-Jul-2008 10:59
Send private message


if your mad now, just wait until you see how little stock they have.

55 posts

Master Geek


  #144428 8-Jul-2008 11:00
Send private message

Check http://www.stuff.co.nz/4610626a28.html. Fun times. Even the press aren't impressed.  

 
 
 
 


104 posts

Master Geek


  #144429 8-Jul-2008 11:00
Send private message

DylanReeve:
I still think the price of mobile data is a joke - I mean it costs nothing to transit across the network, and they own an ISP.


It costs nothing? Really? So there are no capex & opex costs associated with providing a data network?

936 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #144430 8-Jul-2008 11:00
Send private message

sbiddle: Some people need to take a deep breath and say to themsevles "It's only a phone"


If you truly believe that it is 'just a phone' then you haven't been watching the tech world for the last year or so. That's like the saying the original iPod was 'just a portable music player'. Sure, people can get a bit over-passionate about it, but the iPhone is definitely not 'just a phone'.



130 posts

Master Geek


  #144431 8-Jul-2008 11:00
Send private message

Sorry guys.  I said what I could with regard to prices, and expectations. 

:(

60 posts

Master Geek


  #144432 8-Jul-2008 11:02

"Contrary to early reports this morning, Vodafone will not sell the iPhone on pre-pay."

http://stuff.co.nz/4610626a28.html

10 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #144433 8-Jul-2008 11:02
Send private message

Looks like Vodafone Sub-IMSI lock the pre-pay SIM so you can't use it in the iPhone!. oh... great!  :(

on VFNZ's Website:
Question
 

I am a Vodafone Prepay customers – can I get iPhone 3G on Prepay

 Answer
 

No, iPhone will not be available on Prepay.

You need to have subscribed to either an iPhone plan or alternatively a standard On account plan (You Choose, talkZone, or Corporate) with a compatible Broadband plan for mobiles.

View iPhone plans

View You Choose plans


 


104 posts

Master Geek


  #144434 8-Jul-2008 11:03
Send private message


This can work with your existing You Choose / talkZone / Corporate plans, just requires a Broadband plan for mobile


58 posts

Master Geek


  #144435 8-Jul-2008 11:04
Send private message

Import time!

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #144437 8-Jul-2008 11:05
Send private message

This thread certainly wins the "Most lurkers and most newbies in one thread" award!!

Welcome to all the newbies, and welcome back to all the lurkers.

Compared to the rest of the industry, ~$1000 for an iPhone 3G sounds like a reasonable price.

Looking at the plans, I havent done the maths, but it doesn't look like they stack up too well, and still paying for the 8GB iPhone on those top two plans is just a joke.

I agree with most of the rants in this thread!

I want an iPhone 3G, and when Telecoms new network launches, I will be happy to pay around $700-$900 for one as an unlocked P.I. if possible.

Or maybe the 1st Gen iPhone secondhand price will stabilise now at around $400-$500. That would also be attractive to me.







1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | ... | 51
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 »

Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43



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.