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  Reply # 1625861 8-Sep-2016 16:54
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kbkiwi: Do spark or Vodafone offer a "new iPhone every year" plan?

Im interested in the $1600 model (128GB 7 plus) so would be willing to pay that off over 24 months ($67 per month) but have the option to switch to a new phone every 12 months (and resign for another 24 months)

 

 

 

Im sure that they do but remember you need to give the old phone back.  If i remember correctly they charge you a fee each month and then you need to pay an upgrade fee of around $200 and hand back your current device in good working order etc.

 

 

 

It's a very costly way of getting a new phone.

 

Easier to get payments over 24 months, when the new iphone comes out, jump to a new telco on another 24 month payment (via porting your current number) and sell your old iphone on trademe.  The first telco will then send you a final bill for the outstanding payments of the first iphone, use the money from the sale of the old iphone to pay off the first telco.

 

 

 

Note: this will only work on "open" term plans, as you will be looking at jumping every 12 months but you will pay the payments of the phone over 24 months (making 12 x monthly payments for phone) and then a bulk payment via the selling of your old iphone on trademe etc




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  Reply # 1625888 8-Sep-2016 17:03
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that is one way of doing it!

 

BTW anyone want to pre-order my iPhone 6S+ 128GB from me for when my new phone arrives :P


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1625892 8-Sep-2016 17:06
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kbkiwi: Do spark or Vodafone offer a "new iPhone every year" plan?

Im interested in the $1600 model (128GB 7 plus) so would be willing to pay that off over 24 months ($67 per month) but have the option to switch to a new phone every 12 months (and resign for another 24 months)


 


Im sure that they do but remember you need to give the old phone back.  If i remember correctly they charge you a fee each month and then you need to pay an upgrade fee of around $200 and hand back your current device in good working order etc.


 


It's a very costly way of getting a new phone.


Easier to get payments over 24 months, when the new iphone comes out, jump to a new telco on another 24 month payment (via porting your current number) and sell your old iphone on trademe.  The first telco will then send you a final bill for the outstanding payments of the first iphone, use the money from the sale of the old iphone to pay off the first telco.


 


Note: this will only work on "open" term plans, as you will be looking at jumping every 12 months but you will pay the payments of the phone over 24 months (making 12 x monthly payments for phone) and then a bulk payment via the selling of your old iphone on trademe etc



Thanks for the feedback.

In all honesty I'm just interested in removing the trademe sale part of the equation, and would prefer an automatic trade in deal for half of the original phones value.

I don't even mind paying upfront the full amount, as long as I get half the value of it credited 12 months later when I want the next years model. I know Apple itself has this annual upgrade plan direct to consumers, but only offer it in US, UK & China so far.

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  Reply # 1625894 8-Sep-2016 17:08
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kbkiwi: Do spark or Vodafone offer a "new iPhone every year" plan?

Im interested in the $1600 model (128GB 7 plus) so would be willing to pay that off over 24 months ($67 per month) but have the option to switch to a new phone every 12 months (and resign for another 24 months)

 

Vodafone does on the 24mth plan, and Spark + 2degrees do on open term


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  Reply # 1625908 8-Sep-2016 17:22
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Thanks for the info, the spark plan looks like the winner - basically just paying a $149 fee to upgrade every year

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  Reply # 1625941 8-Sep-2016 18:07
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tdgeek:

 

MikeB4:

 

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MikeB4: $1829 for the top 7 plus is a big chunk of cash for a phone. Lots of good laptops and tablets less than that.

 

You can buy an ok car for that, but a phone doesn't need a garage, so what a bargain!

 

 

 

 

For shiny new things I can nearly always find a justification, but $1829 for a phone, I struggle with that.

 

 

Me too. Its like re buying the same article. On this one the camera looks very good, but even so, better to keep the phone and buy a $1000 point and shoot.

 

Now if the wife wanted us to rebuy our fancy $1600 washiing machine every year, we would go bonkers. But that is exactly what many do

 

 

I've had work iPhones for myself and always bought them for my wife. I think her iPhone 6+ will be the last iPhone we buy, they are just too expensive to justify, especially when there are so many good devices around the $500 mark now.

 

Before Android phones had decent cameras the iPhone was worth it, now they are just gratuitously expensive.


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  Reply # 1625970 8-Sep-2016 19:28
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As someone who until until 3 months ago(when my iPhone 6 broke and I brought a Nexus 6P to tide me over till the new one or given the rumours may be my new long term phone) had brought every major revision of the iPhone since the 3G the iPhone 7 sums up every concern I have with the direction that apple has gone down.

 

I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way but I know that I am in minority. So stop the bus its time for me to get off.





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  Reply # 1626038 8-Sep-2016 20:35
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Things move quickly - the first third-party AirPods are already available:

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1626039 8-Sep-2016 20:36
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eracode:

 

Things move quickly - the first third-party Air Buds are already available:

 

 

 

 

 

Samsung !?!?! :D

 

 





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  Reply # 1626043 8-Sep-2016 20:40
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Nah - Aural-B


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  Reply # 1626044 8-Sep-2016 20:40
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:( You wrecked my joke! ;)





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  Reply # 1626083 8-Sep-2016 21:42
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As many commentators and bloggers are saying, it may be all too easy to lose an AirPod. If one falls from your ear, or if you drop one - and it falls down the loo or goes down a drain - there's no cord to arrest its drop or to use to retrieve it. It's a goner.

 

So will you be able to buy a single unit to re-create a pair - or will it need to be a whole new pair, in which case there will always be one left over. (Until you lose another one - so you're back to two - but then maybe they're both lefts or both rights - so now you have to buy yet another pair).

 

Bet I know the answer to this one!


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  Reply # 1626140 9-Sep-2016 00:37
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eracode:

 

As many commentators and bloggers are saying, it may be all too easy to lose an AirPod. If one falls from your ear, or if you drop one - and it falls down the loo or goes down a drain - there's no cord to arrest its drop or to use to retrieve it. It's a goner.

 

So will you be able to buy a single unit to re-create a pair - or will it need to be a whole new pair, in which case there will always be one left over. (Until you lose another one - so you're back to two - but then maybe they're both lefts or both rights - so now you have to buy yet another pair).

 

Bet I know the answer to this one!

 

 

 

 

Cue endless TM ads "For sale [left]/[right] Apple Airpod. Other one lost."






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  Reply # 1626223 9-Sep-2016 08:06
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Belkin has just announced a...clinky solution to the problem of not being able to use your wired headphones while charging.

It has two female Lightning ports, so you'll also need to connect Apple's Lightning to 3.5 adapter.
http://www.macrumors.com/2016/09/08/belkin-lightning-audio-adapter-iphone-7/




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  Reply # 1626352 9-Sep-2016 09:51
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I still think the iPhone SE is the best and most practical phone they have built....for me anyway  :P

 

Never been a fan of the 6 or 6 plus sizes or feel, just think phones have got way too big.


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