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  # 698056 8-Oct-2012 18:00
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DarthKermit: Is it correct that these phones cost US$8 to make over in China?


That might be the labour cost per unit, but definitely not the materials cost.

Looks like the entry-level model (16GB) component cost alone is $199 USD, as seen at MacRumors.

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  # 698065 8-Oct-2012 18:12
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that might be the Labour cost. Full costs are here

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120925-707758.html




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  # 698069 8-Oct-2012 18:29
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DSE in Te Awa, Hamilton were taking pre-orders this weekend, but dates are dependent on when Telecom release stock to them

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  # 698077 8-Oct-2012 18:44
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Malingo: DSE in Te Awa, Hamilton were taking pre-orders this weekend, but dates are dependent on when Telecom release stock to them


Pre-orders for outright purchases?

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  # 698099 8-Oct-2012 19:37
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Got a dispatch notification! For my USB-Lightning cable :( Phone is still sat at 3-4 weeks, I am very glad I didn't sell my iPhone 4 a few weeks ago, I assumed I'd have had an iPhone 5 by now and it would have been a real pain without one (I use mine a lot for monitoring our servers/email at work).

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  # 698161 8-Oct-2012 21:43
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Benjip:
Malingo: DSE in Te Awa, Hamilton were taking pre-orders this weekend, but dates are dependent on when Telecom release stock to them


Pre-orders for outright purchases?


Yep, and they were $20 cheaper than apple for the 16gb i think.  Just wanted a 10% deposit to secure.

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  # 698227 9-Oct-2012 06:00
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Mine still says 3-4 weeks. What makes it worse though...my wife just brought home the iPhone 5 that her work gave her. We knew this was a possibility though, so I had a chance to mentally prepare myself. Sigh...

She's a prepaid customer, but they were able to buy them outright as a large corporate customer.

 
 
 
 


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  # 698280 9-Oct-2012 09:50
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OwenMeasures:
myopinion: 3g, dual-carrier HSPA network


Pretty good! can you post test of WiFi... supposed to be 'Super Fast'



Test Date: Oct 9, 2012 9:49
Connection Type: Cellular
Server: Wellington
Download: 2.42 Mbps
Upload: 0.38 Mbps
Ping: 120 ms

Latitude: -41.2310
Longitude: 175.4853

Results from Martinborough (80 km from Wellington) on 3G.





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  # 698285 9-Oct-2012 09:55
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At work (Highbrook/East Tamaki) using 3G on my iPhone 5 I get the following results. I'm guessing that not all Vodafone cell sites are dual carrier HSPA enabled. Nice how Pukekohe is though :)

Test Date: Oct 9, 2012 9:53 AM
Connection Type: Cellular
Server: Auckland
Download: 3.83 Mbps
Upload: 0.35 Mbps
Ping: 36 ms

External IP: 49.227.91.204
Internal IP: 49.227.91.204
Latitude: -36.9362
Longitude: 174.8806


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  # 698322 9-Oct-2012 11:52
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You can see the coverage here:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/speedy-network/

patchy on some areas but a decent start. Will see how Telecom does

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  # 698326 9-Oct-2012 11:56
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Pukekohe is not on those maps but is DC HSPA enabled. They should release a full NZ map.

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  # 698331 9-Oct-2012 12:01
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What they SHOULD do is release coverage maps that overlay Google Maps like Chorus do. Those low-res images are awful.

Anyone from the Vodafone team able to give me raw data that I could then overlay onto Google Maps for everyone to use? Could be a handy service if it doesn't already exist. I know there's the Cell Site location map but would be cool to integrate this with actual coverage etc

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  # 698332 9-Oct-2012 12:04
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chrisjunkie: What they SHOULD do is release coverage maps that overlay Google Maps like Chorus do. Those low-res images are awful.

Anyone from the Vodafone team able to give me raw data that I could then overlay onto Google Maps for everyone to use? Could be a handy service if it doesn't already exist. I know there's the Cell Site location map but would be cool to integrate this with actual coverage etc


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  # 698335 9-Oct-2012 12:13
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khull: You can see the coverage here:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/speedy-network/

patchy on some areas but a decent start. Will see how Telecom does


If by "some areas" you mean about 95% of NZ geographically then I agree...!!Undecided





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  # 698350 9-Oct-2012 12:55
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Could this be a sign that Vodafone will soon be selling outright?

https://www.vodafone.co.nz/iphone5/buy/

You can now purchase on a Smart plan (not just Smart Data), including terms of only 1 month.

So if you go on the cheapest Smart plan ($45 monthly), you can just buy the phone for its normal retail value and then cancel the plan shortly thereafter.

Am currently on hold to their online sales team to confirm this.

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