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  # 232413 8-Jul-2009 13:28
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Can't say I'm impressed. Really was expecting some better deals than what currently exist here, ESPECIALLY if you take into consideration that 2degrees is right around the corner AND VFAU's awesomely better plans. I know, I know: no competition here. But can't VFNZ at least pretend not to be such a bad carrier?

The 3GS pricing definitely rules out Vodafone as my next carrier (I'll be choosing one for me and my girlfriend in September).

So long, Vodafone, and thanks for all the fish.




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  # 232414 8-Jul-2009 13:29
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Dito on the existing cust replacing handset, I guess magnum mac it is but i am doubtful as to whether i will be able to get one there or not due to EVERYBODY going there to buy outright.

Edit: my awsome spelling skills.





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  # 232417 8-Jul-2009 13:30
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No reason why the one-unit limit can't apply in-store, too, Paul.

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  # 232418 8-Jul-2009 13:32

The stores may be an option for this in future but for now, at launch, we're avoiding the pirates.

Sorry, but we have to limit this kind of activity. The other alternative is not to offer it handset only at all, and that's just not going to work...

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  # 232421 8-Jul-2009 13:35

I guess it does make sense and good on VF for stopping it.

However I'll be getting one from Magnum. Surely VF saw the consequences of this :P...

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  # 232427 8-Jul-2009 13:41
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PaulBrislen: The stores may be an option for this in future but for now, at launch, we're avoiding the pirates.



Sorry, but we have to limit this kind of activity. The other alternative is not to offer it handset only at all, and that's just not going to work...



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Did you REALLY just call people who want to buy outright PIRATES? WTF?

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  # 232428 8-Jul-2009 13:46
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I think they should give the iPhone, or any other phone, away for free if signing up on a contract, to those who have been with Vodafone for over 10 years :D
If you are a long time AA member you get better membership prices and bigger discounts on insurance etc. depending on how long you have been a member.
I have been a loyal Vodafone customer, along with my wife, since back in the Bellsouth days.
I want/need an iPhone for work but after seeing the latest pricing I am going to wait and see what happens with Telecom.

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  # 232429 8-Jul-2009 13:55
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LOL
Laughable really. It just reinforces how pathetic our telco situation is here in NZ. Never fear folks, things are getting better with the introduction of more providers like 2 degrees, Telstraclear back in the market etc etc.
Personally i have my iPhone on a normal plan with the $10 for 100mb of data per month. I find its difficult to go beyond that really. During the day, im in the office with the net, at night im in wifi zone.

None of these plans appeal to me!!





 


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  # 232431 8-Jul-2009 13:56
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iPhone 3G 8GB iPhone 3G 16GB iPhone 3GS 16GB iPhone 3GS 32GB

$979 $1129 $1179 $1379



What the hell is with the prices for the iphone 3G?


Thats pathetically high.

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  # 232432 8-Jul-2009 13:56
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accidental double post :/

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  # 232433 8-Jul-2009 13:58
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rossmnz:
 providers like 2 degrees, Telstraclear


Telstra is just vodafone with a different logo, its still (going to be) vodafones network.




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  # 232434 8-Jul-2009 14:00

Paulthagerous: Is it just me, or does it ACTUALLY say a 8gb 3G is the SAME PRICE as a 16gb one, yet the 8 has sold out first???

Same money for less storage - YES PLEASE???

Unless I am missing something...


The 16GB price drop was after the 8GB sold out, so its quite a good deal if you thought "oh i'll just get a cheapie 8GB".. now you get 16

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  # 232440 8-Jul-2009 14:03
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Looks like I'll be gong to Magnum Mac to get my iPhone seeing as I'm considered a pirate for wanting to buy one outright.

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  # 232443 8-Jul-2009 14:09
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matt45:
rossmnz:
 providers like 2 degrees, Telstraclear


Telstra is just vodafone with a different logo, its still (going to be) vodafones network.


Agreed.  However, i have no problems with the network per se.

However, being a different provider surely they can implement what plans they like on Vodafones network, aslong as the dollars and cents work. I would doubt whether vodafone has specified which handsets they can and cant sell.

If they wanted to use the iPhone to attract customers to them for 24 months, but wear say $200.00 of the phones initial outlay themselves, then I dont see why not. They would get customers flocking to them.




 


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  # 232445 8-Jul-2009 14:12
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matt45:
rossmnz:
 providers like 2 degrees, Telstraclear


Telstra is just vodafone with a different logo, its still (going to be) vodafones network.


Yes, but Telstra aren't reselling Vodafone plans. They will be creating thier own plans/pricing. They are merely using the Vodafone infrastructure.

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