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  Reply # 146248 10-Jul-2008 17:27
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Pure genius...

Comic on stuff.co.nz


I can only hope to see this in the papers tomorrow...




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Reply # 146249 10-Jul-2008 17:28
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magu:
spazz:
Pure genius...

Comic on stuff.co.nz


I can only hope to see this in the papers tomorrow...


:D It would certainly be a slap in the face for VFNZ

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  Reply # 146250 10-Jul-2008 17:32
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GizNas: I posted this in another topic, but with the amount of views this topic's getting I'm sure I can get a quick answer.

"A little help!

This is my would-be You Choose 20 plan:

Choose 20 20 anytime minutes to any NZ number $19.95  
BestMates 1 Talk, TXT, PXT and Video call to 1 Vodafone NZ mobile number within NZ $6.00  
TXT 2000 2000 TXTs to Vodafone network mobile phones $9.95  
Bonus Offer Handset Discount ($40-100)
Extra National Minutes (2-10)


If I purchase that along with the broadband 1gb plan, for a term of 24 months, would I get a subsidy of $230? With a monthly payment of $85.90?"

jmcollis said that "Yep, that's what it seems."


So I would get the subsidy off the price of the standalone 16gb making it $900 or will I get it at near or less the price if I had gone on the iPhone 250 plan, which is $700? Seeing as I'm paying for $6 more than their 250 plan, and I'm staying on term for the same amount of time (24 months), I'm hoping that somehow that makes me elligible to buy the 16gb iPhone for $700 or less. If so that would be an instant buy for me :D


I think so, but it depends. I just signed up for a 16Gb white one for $659 doing the following:

- Re-sign for 36 months (not 24) my talkZone 33/33 corporate plan, which gives me a $320 subisidy -- this plan is paid by the company, and it basically costs $33/month, although my bill usually comes around $100 with TXT100 and 100 off-peak minutes plus free calling to all company employees;
- Add a 1Gb data plan at the same time, giving me another $150 subisidy;

Just note that Vodafone stores may do it differently. I'm doing this through First Mobile.




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  Reply # 146255 10-Jul-2008 17:36
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Thank you so much! I think I'll drive down to the local VFNZ store then and have a chat with them to see how things go. Hopefully it all works well. I don't really fancy paying anything over $900, and even then I'll be a bit hesitant. If it comes under $700 though, I'll be set.

A little personal question... Why white? Unless you have a case for the thing, I would be a little paranoid at all the dirt marks :S

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  Reply # 146257 10-Jul-2008 17:38
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Because black isREALLLLY smudgy

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  Reply # 146258 10-Jul-2008 17:40
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^Alright fair enough, but a case makes that problem go away!

Although, taking care of shiny, black gadgets can be a hassle at times... It's a wonder my PS3/PSP slim have remained almost spotless all these months.

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  Reply # 146260 10-Jul-2008 17:41
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They Remain Spotless but 98% of the cases on the market take away the iphones sexy... dont take its sexy lol

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  Reply # 146262 10-Jul-2008 17:44
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nickindeedy: They Remain Spotless but 98% of the cases on the market take away the iphones sexy... dont take its sexy lol


That's why i love the invisible shield, although it may show finger marks and stuff, at least it protects the phone extremely well (speaking from experience)

Not perfect, but it definitely doesnt take its "sexy" :P





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  Reply # 146264 10-Jul-2008 17:48
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Is Invisible Shield the same as Clear Armour?

Check out how the phone with Clear Armour stands up against the blender of doom:

http://tinyurl.com/62zs93

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  Reply # 146265 10-Jul-2008 17:50
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sbiddle:

You + maths = fail! Smile

The $46 is per month. VF's revenues for the year are well over $1 billion, having surpassed the $1 billion mark in the 2006 financial year from memory.



Haha, quite right. I'm going to use the excuse that I'm tired Wink. So the real number is $1,240,034,400.

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  Reply # 146281 10-Jul-2008 18:23
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The art piece is on The Press (Christchurch) today.

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  Reply # 146291 10-Jul-2008 18:37
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GizNas: Is Invisible Shield the same as Clear Armour?

Check out how the phone with Clear Armour stands up against the blender of doom:

http://tinyurl.com/62zs93


As far as I know definitely not. Unless they offer a lifetime warranty and an excellent easy to use product. Then they are most definitely different products.


The invisible shield has a lifetime warranty, you are welcome to look here if you haven't already  http://www.zagg.com/



EDIT" I just completely read that article, and it says down the botton "I would advise to stick with invisible shield" So its definitely not the invisble shield that you linked to.






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  Reply # 146318 10-Jul-2008 19:15
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I was angry before.  Now I'm REALLY angry.

To get an iPhone 3G for about $220 in Australia...you have to sign up for an NZ$80/month plan.

I would be queueing up now if they had offered that here.......

$169/month and you get the iPhone for FREE.

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  Reply # 146328 10-Jul-2008 19:41
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JoeBloggs:
sbiddle:

You + maths = fail! Smile

The $46 is per month. VF's revenues for the year are well over $1 billion, having surpassed the $1 billion mark in the 2006 financial year from memory.



Haha, quite right. I'm going to use the excuse that I'm tired Wink. So the real number is $1,240,034,400.


+ inbound roaming which is estimated to bring in anywhere from $50 - $150 million per year depending on who you listen to and since VF won't disclose the breakdown we never will really know!

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Reply # 146350 10-Jul-2008 20:19
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Less than 4 hours to go before the jesus phone 2.0 lands!

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