JoeBloggs: I would personally agree but things are getting better. As I've pointed out before, with the addition of NZ Coms to the mobile market Vodafone has their work cut out for them. I just don't see this Iphone publicity as anything other than BAD for them. Seriously, they would have been far better off just not signing the contract or entering into negotiations. I truly believe they did this to prevent Telecom or NZ Coms getting their hands on this device.
I think they have to sell it because Vodafone internationally has signed the agreement with Apple so all Vodafone subsidiaries, including NZ, are selling iPhone. When the 1st gen iPhone was released, I personally didn't think that Vodafone would ever bring it here because they cannot customise the iPhone i.e. the home page cannot be changed to Vodafone Live, music store can't be replaced by Vodafone's, etc.