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  # 232471 8-Jul-2009 14:37
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steve98:
nzbullet: Arrr me hearties, off t' MagnumMac t' buy me iPhone then


Arrr! I propose we all don PIRATE GEAR, get grogged up, and burst into Vodafone stores with our shiney new booty in our hand from Magnum Mac and yell ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR until the scurvy dogs beg for parlais!


im in.




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  # 232472 8-Jul-2009 14:37
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Ellisande: I am also really interested in buying it on say the iphone $40, and then cancelling it early, and coming away with it handset only for $1250.



Is there any reason why this would not work?


they would charge you a minimum of 30 on the contract but apart from that I guess it would work


I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO I DONT MIND BEING A PIRATE BUT COME ON TELECOM RELEASE US SOME GOOD NEWS LIKE ANYTIME SOON!

 
 
 
 


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  # 232473 8-Jul-2009 14:37
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I'm OK with the plans and the cost of the handset.
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Maybe I'm just weird :)

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  # 232474 8-Jul-2009 14:38
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Ellisande: I am also really interested in buying it on say the iphone $40, and then cancelling it early, and coming away with it handset only for $1250.



Is there any reason why this would not work?


i do not see why you can not?

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  # 232475 8-Jul-2009 14:38
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once again we find VF have no clue as to what the public want.

I think I will save up a few $$ and get one outright, then put it on XT netowrk.


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  # 232478 8-Jul-2009 14:41
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ZALMAN:
Ellisande: I am also really interested in buying it on say the iphone $40, and then cancelling it early, and coming away with it handset only for $1250.



Is there any reason why this would not work?


they would charge you a minimum of 30 on the contract but apart from that I guess it would work


I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO I DONT MIND BEING A PIRATE BUT COME ON TELECOM RELEASE US SOME GOOD NEWS LIKE ANYTIME SOON!


I think this is what i am going to do as i have no need for 2 contracts but i don't want to wait till next week for a iPhone i been waiting for Months

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  # 232480 8-Jul-2009 14:42
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ZALMAN:

they would charge you a minimum of 30 on the contract but apart from that I guess it would work


I don't know that they'd get away with that. The table clearly says 0-6months termination fee is $350. If there is a one-month minimum then it should say 1-6months.

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  # 232481 8-Jul-2009 14:42
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Can anyone tell me why MagnumMac website does not even mention the iphone anywhere on its site? (I use their search and "nothin" comes up. I am assuming they willl have stock and are allowed to sell them as people have been saying right??

I am keen to get a 3Gs outright but being considered a "pirate" I will have to go into the Wellington MagnumMac store to buy it there seing as Vodafone wont sell me one in their stores.

Crazy company this Vodafone. They really do treat you like a commodity not a customer dont they. Its definitely time to break my long standing relationship (if you can call it that? - Maybe cellmate is a better term) with them. Hello Telecom or 2 degrees! :)

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  # 232482 8-Jul-2009 14:43
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Prices and plans are fine by me....if the 3G cellular network speed was decent.

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  # 232483 8-Jul-2009 14:43
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I see the adoption to 3GS being way slower here in NZ due to these prices (until other providers push the cost down), mainly because the people that already bought a 3G will probably stay with them for a while longer. It's really hard to see why we should upgrade to 3GS. Plus, the data allowances are beyond crap.




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  # 232484 8-Jul-2009 14:44
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Hld on $899 + $350 for Disconnection + $40 for a Months plan Charges = $1289 i Think i'll just bite the bullet and do that. Thanks Vodafone im Sorry i Love you

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  # 232489 8-Jul-2009 14:46
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motorwayne: Prices and plans are fine by me....if the 3G cellular network speed was decent.


Yeah I'm with you on that. I've got no issue with the plan or handset price as the iPhone $80 plan has worked out brilliantly for me for the last 12 months.

I just want to know whether I can do an early resign on Friday given that it's 1 day less than 12 months since I orginally signed up (11 July 2008). Perhaps I may be waiting till next week which isn't a major.

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  # 232490 8-Jul-2009 14:47
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Compared to vodafone's other plans/subsidies, the iPhone (and Smart) plans actually look tempting... in a perverse sort of way:


Why do the iphone plans get much bigger subsidies that the other plans, even though you are spending approximately the same amount for a similar-ish package of calls/texts/data?


e.g. voda's own example (iphone on you choose):


Txter plan + data = $69.90 per month for 60 minutes, 600 texts, one best mate and 200MB data (this doesn't seem to be limited to the iphone, seems to apply to all handsets)


cf.


iphone $60 plan = $60 per month for 60 minute, 200 texts, no best mate at 250MB data (add a best mate for $6)


So these plans look as though you are getting a similar sort of package.


But...


The txter plan option gets a $210 subsidy, but the iPhone plan gets a $530 subsidy (16GB is $1179 - $649 on $60 plan = $530; 32GB is $1379 - $849 = $530).


Either of these plans would suit my circumstances (since they're pretty much the same). I have been looking at a few different handsets, including the iPhone and Magic, but have also looked at Blackberries, Nokias and WinMos. It seems daft to me the phones that start at a lower price point (e.g. Nokia E71 @ $949 or BlackBerry Curve 8900 @ $999) can get a couple of hundred dollar maxsubsidy, but the "premium" (or perhaps over-hyped) iPhone can get a $500+ subsidy.


I suspect this is more of an issue about the (lack of) subsidies on the other plans, rather than praising the iPhone plans, but the iPhone is looking pretty tempting at this stage...


 


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  # 232491 8-Jul-2009 14:47
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bcourtney:
motorwayne: Prices and plans are fine by me....if the 3G cellular network speed was decent.


Yeah I'm with you on that. I've got no issue with the plan or handset price as the iPhone $80 plan has worked out brilliantly for me for the last 12 months.

I just want to know whether I can do an early resign on Friday given that it's 1 day less than 12 months since I orginally signed up (11 July 2008). Perhaps I may be waiting till next week which isn't a major.


Out of questions how much of the plan do you usually suck up Data wise?




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# 232494 8-Jul-2009 14:52
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Newguy: You twisted bastards vodafone, I am on a Vodafone Contract at the moment, i have no Vodafone mobile at the moment because i sold the ones i did have to pay for a New iPhone, and you are trying to tell me i can not go and buy a iPhone 3GS to run my vodafone Sim in that still has 16Months to run on.


This is not Vodafone's fault...





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