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# 96508 29-Jan-2012 12:07
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It is less than a month away and the only information I'm getting about Vodafone being the preferred provider is on the PS website? http://nz.playstation.com/psvita/news/articles/detail/item451853/PS-Vita-connects-with-Vodafone/?WT.mc_id=pdcticker

Will NZ be one of the countries to receive a SIM card with the 3G version?
Will there be any special plans exclusive to the Vita?
Will existing VF customers get a better deal than others?
Will there be a discount on the device for signing up into a contract?

Can anybody shed some light on this matter?

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  # 574572 29-Jan-2012 12:17
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More will be revealed soon

John



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  # 583784 20-Feb-2012 11:31
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I think you and I have a very different idea of soon. You're killing me here John.

 
 
 
 


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  # 584290 21-Feb-2012 01:19
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Hobchild: I think you and I have a very different idea of soon. You're killing me here John.


Has the device launched yet?

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  # 584307 21-Feb-2012 07:51
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Nope.. not yet... officially launch on the 23rd...

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  # 584320 21-Feb-2012 08:40
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LennonNZ: Nope.. not yet... officially launch on the 23rd...


In other words, wait at least another day for said deals to be made public...

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  # 584339 21-Feb-2012 09:29
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I think the simple answer is that if Vodafone don't do a special deal then you can just pull out the Vodafone SIM that comes with them and put in another carriers SIM. Unless of course Sony decide to lock it down.





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  # 585584 23-Feb-2012 10:29
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Pretty good deal: Top up $20 and get WipEout 2048 for free:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/specials-promos/playstation-vita/

 
 
 
 


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  # 585611 23-Feb-2012 11:17

so, nothing really new. I wonder if the console is locked to Vodafone...

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  # 585660 23-Feb-2012 12:39
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SteveON: so, nothing really new. I wonder if the console is locked to Vodafone...


According to a post in the Gaming forum, a GZer has already put an XT SIM in one and it works A-OK.  But no special XT plans so you may as well top up on VF and take the freebies. 



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  # 585978 23-Feb-2012 21:36
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Yeah I read on NZ gamer that it would not be locked to any network.

It will be interesting to see how fast they will chew through the data.

But now here's my next question. If I take advantage of Vodafone's tablet plan of 512mb per month for $10 ($20 if you're not on one of their eligible plans) do I still get Wipeout or do I have to still top up an extra $20.
Please be aware that on order to receive this deal you must sign up for a year.

Don't get me wrong I'm not really complaining about a pretty awesome game for $20 plus a free 200mb of data ;) It would just make things easier if I could go straight on a plan and not have to worry too much about running out of data.

P.S. if you didn't notice the wink I do realise it's a free game and you can get 200mb for $20.



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  # 585979 23-Feb-2012 21:38
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Oh and FYI if anyone is interested the wifi only version is on today's Dick Deals for $397 including Ashphalt. I feel that puts it on par with JB's current deal.

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