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#23775 8-Jul-2008 20:11
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Hi

Does any one know if i can buy the "iphone only" for $1279 and sign up on a you choose 20 plan. Then disconnect straight away by paying the $160 disconnection fee and run it on prepay ? It says on the website that "You can get a You Choose plan on an iPhone 3G but you will not be able to access the web without a Broadband Plan for Mobile."

Also regarding the requirement of broadband plan cant we just use wifi ? So why do we need a plan for mobile broadband if we dont want one.


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  #144972 8-Jul-2008 20:13
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raks1988: Hi

Does any one know if i can buy the "iphone only" for $1279 and sign up on a you choose 20 plan. Then disconnect straight away by paying the $160 disconnection fee and run it on prepay ? It says on the website that "You can get a You Choose plan on an iPhone 3G but you will not be able to access the web without a Broadband Plan for Mobile."

Also regarding the requirement of broadband plan cant we just use wifi ? So why do we need a plan for mobile broadband if we dont want one.


Thanks for your time

Raks


You cannot use an iPhone on a Prepay SIM.



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  #144977 8-Jul-2008 20:17
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Where has it ever said you cannot use it on a prepay sim ?  It just says that its not available on prepay.   ?

 
 
 
 


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  #145169 8-Jul-2008 23:46
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They haven't said it per se, but it's reading between the lines. The Iphone 3G will not be usable on prepay is what they have said IIRC.

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  #145171 8-Jul-2008 23:51
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Does anyone know if I can sign up to a You Choose plan for the iPhone during the midnight opening?

I'm totally keen on getting one if it's possible. I understand that would mean paying for the iPhone 3G outright, less the subsidy on the You Choose plans.

I can't wait! I just realised NZ isn't the worst place on Earth to get the iPhone 3G, it's actually..... *drum roll* Canada (for the most expensive TCO), and Denmark (for the most expensive ongoing monthly plan price)!

See: http://forums.mactalk.com.au/47/52002-constantly-updated-international-iphone-price-rundown.html

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  #145243 9-Jul-2008 09:18
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There have been suggestions on this board that the phone will be locked and unusable with a prepay sim. I would suggest waiting for a friend to get one and trying a prepay sim or trying one in store. I would not trust a CSR over the phone on this one.

Would be an expensive exercise though. $1000 on the phone due to no subsidy on the you choose plans, first month of $50 (cant get out of this) cancelling the contract $160 for you choose, possibly another charge ($160?) for cancelling the data plan which is also compulsory. Thats over $1400 for a prepay phone.

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  #145447 9-Jul-2008 14:56
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imadog: There have been suggestions on this board that the phone will be locked and unusable with a prepay sim. I would suggest waiting for a friend to get one and trying a prepay sim or trying one in store. I would not trust a CSR over the phone on this one.

Would be an expensive exercise though. $1000 on the phone due to no subsidy on the you choose plans, first month of $50 (cant get out of this) cancelling the contract $160 for you choose, possibly another charge ($160?) for cancelling the data plan which is also compulsory. Thats over $1400 for a prepay phone.


I don't think its quite that bad?

Don't choose a data plan, get YouChoose20 on 12 Month contract ($19.95), cancel immediately ($40). And you get $40 handset subsidy on choose20 as well.

Still adds up to $1000 or $1150 though..

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  #145479 9-Jul-2008 15:33
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While it's not "avail on prepay"  there is probably nothing stopping you using it as a basic call/sms device with prepay but 3g data services will be unavailable.

At the very worst, get the on-account, break your plan and "transfer your number" to prepay which will still use the same simcard.

 
 
 
 


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  #145482 9-Jul-2008 15:34
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paradoxsm: While it's not "avail on prepay"  there is probably nothing stopping you using it as a basic call/sms device with prepay but 3g data services will be unavailable.

At the very worst, get the on-account, break your plan and "transfer your number" to prepay which will still use the same simcard.


Prepay SIM will work for Voice and SMS this has been confirmed

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=40&TopicId=23810

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  #145493 9-Jul-2008 15:57
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sleepeyNZ:
imadog: There have been suggestions on this board that the phone will be locked and unusable with a prepay sim. I would suggest waiting for a friend to get one and trying a prepay sim or trying one in store. I would not trust a CSR over the phone on this one.

Would be an expensive exercise though. $1000 on the phone due to no subsidy on the you choose plans, first month of $50 (cant get out of this) cancelling the contract $160 for you choose, possibly another charge ($160?) for cancelling the data plan which is also compulsory. Thats over $1400 for a prepay phone.


I don't think its quite that bad?

Don't choose a data plan, get YouChoose20 on 12 Month contract ($19.95), cancel immediately ($40). And you get $40 handset subsidy on choose20 as well.

Still adds up to $1000 or $1150 though..


The data plan is a prequisite to purchase an iPhone, and there are ETCs ($160) associated with the data plan as well.

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  #145508 9-Jul-2008 16:22
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BigFella: The data plan is a prequisite to purchase an iPhone, and there are ETCs ($160) associated with the data plan as well.


Where does it say a data plan, or any plan, is a prerequisite?

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To purchase an iPhone 3G with no plan you'll need to visit a Vodafone retail store.

iPhone only iPhone 8GB iPhone 16GB

$979 $1129
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Buy the iPhone for $979 or $1129, put in your prepay SIM

done!

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#145515 9-Jul-2008 16:29
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The answer straight from Vodafone is in this topic. You can use for voice and SMS but not for data as the iPhone is using a special APN just for it.






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#146097 10-Jul-2008 13:35
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So we can buy the phone outright and chuck in our prepay sim card ? Data plan is not a problem as im always situated in places wheere there are wireless hotspots and I dont email off my current blackberry pearl anyways.

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