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Ultimate Geek


  # 689058 20-Sep-2012 19:40
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jtan: Not sure if anyone has posted this already but Vodafone NZ announced on their official Facebook page and on Twitter (https://twitter.com/vodafoneNZ/status/248658869818097665) that they will be taking iPhone 5 preorders from 12:01am tonight on their website... I would imagine Telecom NZ will make a similar announcement soon.


Yay. should be good on VF too, as they have that network thing Dual Carrier, which i know the new iphone has, subject to coverage of course. http://www.vodafone.co.nz/speedy-network/





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simple logic.


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Uber Geek


  # 689061 20-Sep-2012 19:52
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Will be interested to see the mobile plans Voda come up with

 
 
 
 


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  # 689156 21-Sep-2012 00:10
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Lame! Can only pre-order through Vodafone if you go on an $80 minimum Smart Data plan. No option for outright purchase.

Guess I'll wait and see if Apple has pre-orders!

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Master Geek


  # 689157 21-Sep-2012 00:12
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Those interested in preordering from Vodafone, the phones will ship ON the 28th. Only available to purchase on a plan, can check out the pricing and plans here: https://www.vodafone.co.nz/iphone5/buy/

Looks like Vodafone haven't updated their website homepage yet... (someone posted the link on FB) ~No word from Telecom so far with their launch plans..

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Uber Geek


  # 689158 21-Sep-2012 00:16
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I struggle to see how 1GB for $80 is 'lots of data' but yes plans are as expected. On plan only at this stage. I think I'll keep my 3GB for now

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Wannabe Geek


  # 689163 21-Sep-2012 01:31
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Is anybody managing to pre-order from the Voda website. Been trying since 1am - when click Order it just says Processing Order... and sticks there forever.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 689171 21-Sep-2012 03:26
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For anybody interested, I'm only 3 months into my latest 24 month voda contract and it cost me less to break contract ($821) + get iphone 5 on plan ($149 iphone5 32GB $120plan) = $970 than it would to buy the iphone5 outright ($1199).

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 689175 21-Sep-2012 06:28
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Boo. No prepay option like last year

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Master Geek


  # 689179 21-Sep-2012 06:53
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$80 minimum just for measly 1gb of data? And telecom isn't better with 500mb for $39 a month.
I guess a lot of people will buy the phone outright and go on the $19 prepay plan. And for people who really want to be on a plan can I guess go on 2degrees $39 monthly with 1.1gb.

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Master Geek


  # 689185 21-Sep-2012 07:34
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I'll just wait it out and hope Apple do a preorder but otherwise I'll just have to order direct next Friday as I refuse to be tied in for 24 months to rip off plans like the ones on offer.

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  # 689187 21-Sep-2012 07:54
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Wow, am I working this out properly?



So if you get it on the $80 plan and want to cancel:

$80 * 23 * 50% = $920 + $649 = $1569 (+ one month of the plan ($80))

or

$120 * 23 * 50% = $1380 (+ one month of the plan($120))

Oh nevermind then, not that bad. Must've miscalculated before typing it out. Well now it's here for everyone else. I'm pretty sure it's closer to 2k with telecom.

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  # 689191 21-Sep-2012 08:09
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http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobile/iphone/iphone5/

Handset pricing isn't as good as last year :(

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Uber Geek


  # 689197 21-Sep-2012 08:18
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BigMrC: For anybody interested, I'm only 3 months into my latest 24 month voda contract and it cost me less to break contract ($821) + get iphone 5 on plan ($149 iphone5 32GB $120plan) = $970 than it would to buy the iphone5 outright ($1199).




Are you currently paying $120 for your existing contract?

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Master Geek


  # 689218 21-Sep-2012 08:49
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Hopefully pre orders from Apple start 11 AM today. I can't believe the carriers have put up pre orders before Apple itself.

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  # 689223 21-Sep-2012 08:52
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IsThisOneGood: Hopefully pre orders from Apple start 11 AM today. I can't believe the carriers have put up pre orders before Apple itself.


I'm hopeful too. Where did this 11AM rumour come from - I've only seen it mentioned in this thread?

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