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  Reply # 145367 9-Jul-2008 13:18
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sleepeyNZ: 
I never make calls.. so why would I pay for free minutes?
Data is overly expensive... so why would I pay for it? It works on WiFi anyway.. and if data becomes cheaper in the future I will add it then.

Sounds like an iPod Touch might be a fit if not using phone capabiity and just use it on Wifi

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  Reply # 145370 9-Jul-2008 13:22
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garvani: haha i was quoted on ZM before about not being able to have the iphone on prepay.. woop woop


You can if you buy the phone outright and put a prepay sim in it.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 145375 9-Jul-2008 13:26
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s.joseph: You can if you buy the phone outright and put a prepay sim in it.

still to be confirmed

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  Reply # 145381 9-Jul-2008 13:34
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MattD:
sleepeyNZ: 
I never make calls.. so why would I pay for free minutes?
Data is overly expensive... so why would I pay for it? It works on WiFi anyway.. and if data becomes cheaper in the future I will add it then.

Sounds like an iPod Touch might be a fit if not using phone capabiity and just use it on Wifi


True that, but I still txt/call/take photos occasionally and don't want to carry more than 1 device. Hmm which now when I think about it further would make the 1st gen iPhone a better match.

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  Reply # 145382 9-Jul-2008 13:34
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Someone explain to me this....

How come I can't downgrade my minutes on the base iPhone plan to 60 mins

i.e. choose 120 to choose 60 = $20 credit ($59.95 vs $39.95)

and upgrade my data allowance from 250MB (equivalent 200MB plan at $29.95) to the 1GB level ($49.95) = $20 debit

net change in outlay = $0
chance of purchasing two iphones in this household = much, much higher

this kind of flexibility would probably sway more people to buy in at that base $80 level.




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  Reply # 145387 9-Jul-2008 13:38
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portege: Another reason why I love living in the UK and will be here indefinitely


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  Reply # 145395 9-Jul-2008 13:46
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Just spoke with both our Vodafone business account manager and our First Mobile account manager, and I gathered the following:

- You can buy the phone and re-sign your current plan for 24 months at the same time AND get the hardware subsidy available for that (in my case, $320 towards the phone).
- If you add a data plan at the same time, you'll get an additional subsidy of either: (a) $80 if it's a 200Mb plan or (b) $150 if it's a 1Gb plan.

Hardware subsidies are defined BY EACH STORE, so each Vodafone/First Mobile/DS Wireless/etc store is likely to have a different offer.




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  Reply # 145422 9-Jul-2008 14:19
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Does the Iphone 3G come with headphones or similar?

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  Reply # 145423 9-Jul-2008 14:19
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MattD:
s.joseph: You can if you buy the phone outright and put a prepay sim in it.

still to be confirmed

Why not load a pre-pay SIM? Vodafone don't lock their handsets - apparently?




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  Reply # 145425 9-Jul-2008 14:23
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Not per se, but if they sub lock the SIM *not* to work with prepay sim cards, it isn't going to work.



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  Reply # 145428 9-Jul-2008 14:26
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Torque: Does the Iphone 3G come with headphones or similar?

What's in the Box

  • iPhone 3G
  • Stereo headset with mic
  • USB power adapter
  • Dock Connector to USB cable
  • Documentation
  • Cleaning/polishing cloth
  • SIM ejector tool

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  Reply # 145429 9-Jul-2008 14:27
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No vf will not sublock them, Not in NZ!



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  Reply # 145431 9-Jul-2008 14:28
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I've put my piece on the pricing here

What's written may not be to everyone's liking, but that's to be expected.  Hopefully it'll offer a little insight into the pricing of the device.

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  Reply # 145433 9-Jul-2008 14:31
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Vodafone specifically states that the Iphone "won't be available" with a VFNZ prepay simcard, though I think they're doing some backtracking. -EDIT

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.


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  Reply # 145434 9-Jul-2008 14:31
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s.joseph: No vf will not sublock them, Not in NZ!


I agree. They don't need to. Everybody has to sign a contract before they can walk out of the store with an iPhone. Though a prepay sim can be used on the phone, the monthly fee still has to be paid.

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.



It only states that the iPhone is not available on Prepay, not that the Prepay SIM card won't work on the phone.

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