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  # 232519 8-Jul-2009 15:17
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nzbullet:
You're right that's not gonna work cause you/Vodafone KNOW people would just go to MagnumMac and that would bite into a lot of sales, which this "Pirate Stopping" stunt Vodafone are pulling is going to anyway.


MagnumMac had to become a VFone Dealer when the original 3G version came out, I suspect they may be bound by the same T&C as Vfone are placing on their stores?

Has anyone actually talked to Magnum about the availability of the 3gs for walkup no-contract customers?

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  # 232522 8-Jul-2009 15:18
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maknz:
Satch:
maknz: Just placed a pre-order at Magnum for the 3GS.


How?  I was told you couldn't.


They told me they'll put your name down for one. I have to pay for it within 3 hours of opening on Friday or it gets onsold.


Which store?

 
 
 
 


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  # 232523 8-Jul-2009 15:19
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freitasm: I am paying $53.95 on XT Network for what's practically the equivalent to the iPhone $60 plan - and I am not in a term, so no fees to pay if I decide to move...


But why would you move from no contract to a 24 month contract for slower data rates and lower coverage?


Sounds like you (and I) will be waiting with bated breath for XT to announce their iPhone plans ASAP, preferably prior to Friday so that we don't feel tempted to lock ourselves into a 24 month contract with VF and regret it later when XT support the iPhone.


Personally I want an iPhone 3GS on Friday - but with XT not VF.


Cheers, Ed.


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  # 232524 8-Jul-2009 15:19

Dunedin.

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  # 232525 8-Jul-2009 15:21
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Magnum mac Dunedin for me to

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  # 232528 8-Jul-2009 15:22
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ZALMAN:
matt45: if apple were worried about "pirates" then magnum mac sure as hell wouldnt be selling them.


Maybe vodafone are just using this as an excuse to try stop the country from buying and changing to XT

If I was a pirate I would buy from aussie and ship overseas
they are selling unlocked iphones outright and they are cheaper than here


Exactly, It will be cheaper for "pirates" to buy them from Australia of the Aussie Apple store (both of which sell them unlocked) so I don't think "pirates" will be coming to NZ at all!

I think it's cheaper to even buy outright in Aussie anyway!

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  # 232530 8-Jul-2009 15:24
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nakedmolerat:
anatoki: Crap plans, crap pricing


btw, i am just curious, that $130/month plan. how many people are on it?


I will be :) 

I'm currently paying 140+ for my BB plan so there's a chance that I will actually save money!

 
 
 
 


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  # 232533 8-Jul-2009 15:25
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I just pre-ordered one from the Newmarket store in Auckland. Was told they will call me when it arrives.

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  # 232535 8-Jul-2009 15:29
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welliegeek:

 save money!


hahahahaha.

I just about slipped outta' my seat when you said that :|





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  # 232536 8-Jul-2009 15:30
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neilinnz:.......is Apple forcing them on this?


No...this is a Vodafone decision as per @Vodafone's Twitter reply to me:

vodafoneNZ@nzbullet by us. Our contract with Apple is to sell in NZ, not Mogadishu/London/Melbourne.

(apparently they don't sell to people who own big boats, canons and pet parrots either)




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  # 232537 8-Jul-2009 15:30
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VF may wonder when friday comes and no one comes in for a Iphone

Its becasue we all went to magnum mac

Magnum mac +1
Vodafone -1
Telecom come on try harder you can doooo it

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  # 232538 8-Jul-2009 15:33
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Satch: I just pre-ordered one from the Newmarket store in Auckland. Was told they will call me when it arrives.



Which probably means a call on Friday afternoon saying "Hi, we'll have your iPhone sometime in the next few weeks, we've sold out of all our shop stock, but we'll have more soon".


I've been there, done that with MagnumMac more than once. But hey, I did the same as you anyway.  Just not holding my breath thats all.




Also these new VF plans suck.  I'm off to XT, which it would seem, will be a more solid 3G experience...


Finally, I don't understand why you can buy an iphone outright from the online store, but not in person.  Makes no sense whatsoever. Surely they can limit the number of sales to each customer in a shop as well as online.

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  # 232540 8-Jul-2009 15:34
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wellygary:
nzbullet:
You're right that's not gonna work cause you/Vodafone KNOW people would just go to MagnumMac and that would bite into a lot of sales, which this "Pirate Stopping" stunt Vodafone are pulling is going to anyway.


MagnumMac had to become a VFone Dealer when the original 3G version came out, I suspect they may be bound by the same T&C as Vfone are placing on their stores?

Has anyone actually talked to Magnum about the availability of the 3gs for walkup no-contract customers?


I've pre-ordered (put aside) one from ChCh MagnumMac and I know someone else that has too.




Cheers
nzbullet
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  # 232542 8-Jul-2009 15:35
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By the way when I called the Auckland magnummac store, they said they hoped they would have a couple of each model for launch day, but ideally they'd have around 20 or so 3GS's.

a couple ...

:(

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  # 232544 8-Jul-2009 15:37
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It may be worth signing and then breaking a vodafone contract, purely for the 3 months of 3gb downloads and 1000pxts, I'm thinkin, then switching to Telecom or one of the new players..

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