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  Reply # 896308 16-Sep-2013 12:06
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I love 4G when I'm tethering, but DC enough for most things.

Always find it curious that people think having 4G will make them use their data cap faster. My phone usage hasn't changed for having 4G, data cap no more endangered now that it was previously.




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  Reply # 897960 18-Sep-2013 19:52
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I notice the 1020 is up for pre-order on Telecom, but I can't see how to buy it outright.. and what a price.. yikes! And of course no accessories in sight either.
http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/personal/phone-details/nokia-lumia-1020-yellow/our-picks

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  Reply # 897978 18-Sep-2013 20:22
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ok I called them up and after a fair bit of mucking around, it does seem possible to buy the 1020 even without a Telecom number if you just buy a pre-paid one over the phone (and presumably in-store when that happens) and accept the new pre-paid sim... and then just use one's own sim instead.

They didn't get a date and I didn't get into asking about accessories because even the phone itself wasn't yet on their system there.

I'm a bit concerned about the very high price (compared with the phone overseas and the other models) and that they'll probably charge a lot for the battery grip.. not really happy about spending $1400 or more on this phone whilst my 920 is still doing just fine.

I'll give it a few days and see.
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  Reply # 898127 19-Sep-2013 00:09
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robax: ok I called them up and after a fair bit of mucking around, it does seem possible to buy the 1020 even without a Telecom number if you just buy a pre-paid one over the phone (and presumably in-store when that happens) and accept the new pre-paid sim... and then just use one's own sim instead.

They didn't get a date and I didn't get into asking about accessories because even the phone itself wasn't yet on their system there.

I'm a bit concerned about the very high price (compared with the phone overseas and the other models) and that they'll probably charge a lot for the battery grip.. not really happy about spending $1400 or more on this phone whilst my 920 is still doing just fine.

I'll give it a few days and see.
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Expansys NZ have them for $997.18 seems an odd number. Plus they are in stock now




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  Reply # 898130 19-Sep-2013 00:50
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Mmmm Id say they are still being shipped from UK by the looks after you have placed the order. either 3-4 or 4-5 days to ship




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  Reply # 898131 19-Sep-2013 00:59
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And the problem with buying at Expansys is the GST.. I had to it on the last phone I bought there.

Telecom is calling me back on Monday to update me on availability here. I expect the and of the month like everywhere else.

I know I'll kick myself when the other shops do them in 2 months with free battery grip and charging back.

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  Reply # 898132 19-Sep-2013 01:06
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yup the GST. I had one on order from Clove which I mentioned above.
Not much difference in price including postage but we can still get stung for GST on arrival either way.
Upshot is I have cancelled that order and now placed with Expansys. Probably get it 2 weeks quicker hopefully.






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  Reply # 901775 24-Sep-2013 11:19
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Is this available yet? Telecom's site says pre-order but perhaps someone in the know might have more information?

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  Reply # 901831 24-Sep-2013 12:07
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They were supposed to call me back yesterday with availability info but they didn't. They probably don't know themselves yet.

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  Reply # 901990 24-Sep-2013 16:41
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PBTech says they have parallel imports in stock right now.   Today I took a chip out of some concrete and cracked screen on my lumia 800, so the question of "do I wait for the 1520" just got answered for me.




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  Reply # 901998 24-Sep-2013 17:08
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Freitasm

Are you able to check functionality on Vodafone?

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  Reply # 902013 24-Sep-2013 17:59
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Does that mean they're in the shops or was that just a special case for you?
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