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  Reply # 148351 15-Jul-2008 22:43
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Aaroona:
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Yuutamichael:
That's interesting that Paul says that Apple approves of Vodafone's plan pricing for the iPhone. My contacts have said that higher-ups at Apple aren't impressed at all with Vodafone's New Zealand iPhone plan pricing. In fact it seems like Paul's post is stated in such a way as to discourage people from contacting Apple. Which is telling of fact the more emails that Apple receives from customers the more pressure they're capable of putting on Vodafone.

Polite notes to Apple on Vodafone's pricing and customer service are very influential and can actually get things changed. My contact says that the best way to get through to Apple is actually through their webpage:
http://support.apple.com.au/feedback/

Interesting, as mine say the same.  I was contacted by one of them asking where the $199 plan had gone, and I didn't know, so that's what I said.  Ok - it's still available which is fine.  Apple do like to know what's going on and are rather particular about that.  Some would even refer to Apple Inc as control freaks ;-)


Or. Paranoid or OCD. or im sure there are other words. But I do agree :P

I left apple a comment. I beleive a lot of others have too.

FWIW, I left a comment too. Let's hope that Apple flame VF NZ!





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  Reply # 148364 15-Jul-2008 23:23
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Yuutamichael:
That's interesting that Paul says that Apple approves of Vodafone's plan pricing for the iPhone. My contacts have said that higher-ups at Apple aren't impressed at all with Vodafone's New Zealand iPhone plan pricing. In fact it seems like Paul's post is stated in such a way as to discourage people from contacting Apple. Which is telling of fact the more emails that Apple receives from customers the more pressure they're capable of putting on Vodafone.

Polite notes to Apple on Vodafone's pricing and customer service are very influential and can actually get things changed. My contact says that the best way to get through to Apple is actually through their webpage:
http://support.apple.com.au/feedback/


Care to explain your contacts at all? It seems a bit like you are inventing things (being a brandnew user certaintly doesn't help): posting vague comments about the thoughts of senior Apple personnel - how does your contact knows what they are thinking?

It seems to me like you have some sort of agenda and simply want to get more and more people to contact Apple about Vodafone.

 

i'm a bit suspicious too.

but in this case, his argument is that he knows that apple listen.

if he's right then he's right, if he's wrong then it doesn't matter because apple don't listen.

just seems a bit pointless to invent something that is pointless if not true...

*shrug*


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 148389 16-Jul-2008 07:09
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My contact at Apple is a family member who works in Apple management in America and some now mutual friends that work at Apple Australia. It seems if I were going to make something up it'd be a little more dramatic than "contact Apple, they really are listening on this one." I promise you that Apple, both in America and Australia are now more aware that kiwis were expecting a lot more from the iPhone plans. Sending them a note helps them when trying to negotiate with Vodafone and upcoming vendors on iPhone plan pricing.

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  Reply # 148427 16-Jul-2008 09:40
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haha thats halirous. Especially the part where he calculates how much he will be able to sell his 1st gen for.




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Reply # 148466 16-Jul-2008 12:25
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Vodafone online reporting that all models of the Iphone are back in stock, one day out of stock, the next back in stock. Seems like a way to artifically increase popularity by suggesting they have been so popular that they sold out???

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  Reply # 148472 16-Jul-2008 12:31

gmball: Vodafone online reporting that all models of the Iphone are back in stock, one day out of stock, the next back in stock. Seems like a way to artifically increase popularity by suggesting they have been so popular that they sold out???


The online store is reporting stock available through the online store only, not through the shops... as the online store sells out we move stock back to it from the bricks and mortar stores, although that's getting more difficult as well.




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  Reply # 148473 16-Jul-2008 12:31
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Thats really weird. I dont believe that they would be able to get stocks replenished that quickly.




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Reply # 148476 16-Jul-2008 12:33
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Sorry, one more thing... Does anyone know what handset subsidy Vodafone offer if I was to add the 1gb mobile broadband plan to my current out of contract you choose plan.... I see the termination fee is only $160 if cancelled within 6 months, so if say the handset subsidy is $80, seems like a fairly safe option and able to be cancelled if Vodafone come out with some reasonable iphone plans in the future.


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  Reply # 148481 16-Jul-2008 12:57
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Well Torque, if he has an agenda then so does the rest of NZ. Do you disagree that the pricing of Vodafone NZ is too high? Of course not, you would be labelled utterly insane. Following this you should agree that having Apple place pressure on Vodafone to lower prices can only be a good thing so why on earth would you seek to undermine such an attempt? To me, it sounds like YOU have the agenda.

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  Reply # 148490 16-Jul-2008 13:23
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gmball:

Sorry, one more thing... Does anyone know what handset subsidy Vodafone offer if I was to add the 1gb mobile broadband plan to my current out of contract you choose plan.... I see the termination fee is only $160 if cancelled within 6 months, so if say the handset subsidy is $80, seems like a fairly safe option and able to be cancelled if Vodafone come out with some reasonable iphone plans in the future.



No subsidy for data if you don't re-sign your main contract at the same time. Check the link for details. It's $150 for the 1 GB plan, plus whatever you get for the talk plan you sign up for.

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Reply # 148619 16-Jul-2008 20:03
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I have come to a decision, I am going to re-sign and change my out of contract choose 20 plan to the new Talker plan $39.95 p/month. Will also add on 1gb data.

So thats $80 handset subsidy for my talk plan, and $150 subsidy for my 1gb data plan. My plan will cost $89.90 p/month and i will receive a handset subsidy of $230 (talk and data plan combined).

Meaning a 8gb iphone for $749.

Can anyone advise if there are any Vodafone stores in Auckland with 8g iphones in stock?


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  Reply # 148645 16-Jul-2008 20:59
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gmball:

I have come to a decision, I am going to re-sign and change my out of contract choose 20 plan to the new Talker plan $39.95 p/month. Will also add on 1gb data.

So thats $80 handset subsidy for my talk plan, and $150 subsidy for my 1gb data plan. My plan will cost $89.90 p/month and i will receive a handset subsidy of $230 (talk and data plan combined).

Meaning a 8gb iphone for $749.

Can anyone advise if there are any Vodafone stores in Auckland with 8g iphones in stock?


Yesterday the store in downtown westfield had 1 8gig left over. They seem to think that the subsidy for signing up on the broadband plan is only for new to vodafone customers. Take a printout of the page on the vodafone website if you go there or prepare to get extremely frustrated.

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  Reply # 148742 17-Jul-2008 08:20
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staticnz: 
Yesterday the store in downtown westfield had 1 8gig left over. They seem to think that the subsidy for signing up on the broadband plan is only for new to vodafone customers. Take a printout of the page on the vodafone website if you go there or prepare to get extremely frustrated.
Probably the confusion with that you have to get the bb plan at the same time as resigning your main plan  (as per link above)

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  Reply # 148842 17-Jul-2008 13:08
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I noticed that Vodafone is not offeing the Iphone 1gig plan anymore: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/iphone/plans.jsp#expander2
What happened?




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