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  #144438 8-Jul-2008 11:06
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Any word on if it is sim locked into vodafone for overseas roaming?
Or is this an exception from the new (revised) plan of not locking phones?

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  #144439 8-Jul-2008 11:08
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amanzi:
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'.


I have been following the hype and have also spent a lot of time playing with an iPhone. It's nice, has a great UI and cool features. It doesn't change the fact it's just a phone.

 
 
 
 


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  #144440 8-Jul-2008 11:08
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  #144441 8-Jul-2008 11:08
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ouch, those rates are excessive but you can purchase the Iphone and place on a corporate or standard plan and broadband plan.

Over rated deviceaccording many business people went from Blackberry to trhe 2g model and have gone back. Then again it is a great bling toy! Until its a 900mhz UMTS the 3g is really not a big deal.

Telecom may have a chance to steal the thunder but i who knows what they are going to do, it would deffinately be in their interests to have the new 3g model at laucnh and create real competition, what about NZ Communications, will they have it as well?





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  #144442 8-Jul-2008 11:08
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Not sure what everyone's complaining about.  The price seems to be in line with current Vodafone pricing.  Just looked it up - for 120 minutes calling and 600 texts to any network, it's $72.90 per month with a $120-$200 handset discount.  The iPhone 250 plan for $80 per month gets you all this, plus 250MB of data and is a $430 ($979 - $549)  discount off the pre-pay price.

Sounds about right to me.

Obviously they're focusing on the high-end market with the plans, but if you're only an ocassional user, then you could buy it on pre-pay.  But then again, why buy such an expensive phone if you're not going to use it much?

I'm not saying that Vodafone NZ's prices are good by international standards, but did people seriously think they'd chop their prices when the iPhone came out?

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  #144444 8-Jul-2008 11:09
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BigFella:
This can work with your existing You Choose / talkZone / Corporate plans, just requires a Broadband plan for mobile



You sure about that?




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  #144446 8-Jul-2008 11:09
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Suddenly my original iPhone just got a whole lot more valuable ;)




 


 
 
 
 


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  #144447 8-Jul-2008 11:10
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What irks me is that the Vodafone contributors on this forum have dropped bits and pieces of info over the last few weeks building the hype, implying that the plans will be great and exciting etc...all the while knowing (or perhaps not knowing in which case they shouldn't have said anything at all) the actual details of these plainly awful plans.  For shame!

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#144448 8-Jul-2008 11:10
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I was just looking at the cost of iPhone plans in other countries.

I think New Zealand takes the cake when it comes to plan costs. Even in Canada they get a better deal than us - the iPhone is available for free there on an $80 plan.

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#144449 8-Jul-2008 11:10
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Vodafone NZ can't legally SIM lock any of handsets at the moment. the govt wont allow it. (trust me on this one. I used to work with VFNZ)

but i guess there is nothing to stop them sub-IMSI lock their own pre-pay SIM.

oh bugger.




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  #144453 8-Jul-2008 11:12

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



You sure about that?

Yes thats what the vodafone website says

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  #144454 8-Jul-2008 11:12
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magu:
BigFella:
This can work with your existing You Choose / talkZone / Corporate plans, just requires a Broadband plan for mobile



You sure about that?


Excuse the formatting....

"You can use the iPhone on other Vodafone On Account plans (You Choose, talkZone or Corporate). To get Vodafone mobile broadband you will need to sign up to a compatible 200MB or 1GB Broadband plan for mobile. Broadband plans for mobile are on a 24 month term."

Broadband plans for mobile Broadband 200MB Broadband 1GB
Price per month $29.95 $49.95
Included Data 200MB 1GB
Additional Cost per MB $0.50 $0.50
Bundle Insurance If you reach your data limit, we'll automatically give you that limit again at the same speed, for just $10 more

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  #144455 8-Jul-2008 11:12
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Peppery: Suddenly my original iPhone just got a whole lot more valuble ;)

oh man. I just agreed to my friend I'd sell my 1st gen iPhone to him for $200. now I am getting ripped off from both end!!  :P





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  #144457 8-Jul-2008 11:14
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Hi guys,

Apologies if this has been asked already, but if I'm on an iPhone plan and not a YouChoose plan, does this mean I no longer qualify for Vodafone Family and BestMates? Oh, AND Local Zone? :o

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