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  Reply # 1922047 19-Dec-2017 16:18
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I think that many people (incl. me) - unless they're very security-conscious - turn the Attention thing off because it makes the recognition faster. Then I would be surprised if the recognition didn't work well just because of the lazy eye - surely it's a permanent and consistent feature of your boat (Cockeye rhyming thing there laughing).

 

I really like the face recognition and how fast it is. However today I couldn't work out why it didn't open - then remembered I was holding a ballpoint pen horizontally in my lips as I picked up the phone.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1922426 20-Dec-2017 11:41
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eracode:

 

I think that many people (incl. me) - unless they're very security-conscious - turn the Attention thing off because it makes the recognition faster.

 

 

I personally find it no faster when the Attention setting is turned off.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1922431 20-Dec-2017 11:50
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Most annoying thing for me is I keep taking screenshots when I pick up my iPhone :)


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  Reply # 1922879 21-Dec-2017 03:52
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Same except for times when you try to press the power/lock button.

Ives really shouldn't have designed the volume up button right across from other buttons, and then assign the screenshot shortcut as volume up + lock.

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  Reply # 1922895 21-Dec-2017 06:55
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danza: Same except for times when you try to press the power/lock button.

Ives really shouldn't have designed the volume up button right across from other buttons, and then assign the screenshot shortcut as volume up + lock.

 

 

 

Yeah - opposable thumbs aren't all they're cracked up to be.

 

 

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  Reply # 1925889 27-Dec-2017 23:29
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Vodafone are currently offering a $500 discount if purchased on 12/24 month interest free terms AND with a $59 open term contract. Applies to iPhone 8, 8+ and X. Other contracts (>$59) may also qualify. 


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  Reply # 1925892 27-Dec-2017 23:39
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pgs2050:

 

Vodafone are currently offering a $500 discount if purchased on 12/24 month interest free terms AND with a $59 open term contract. Applies to iPhone 8, 8+ and X. Other contracts (>$59) may also qualify. 

 

 

 

 

Where did you see this? This makes the iPhone X slightly more palatable. Is this only offered in store? I see nothing on the website.






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  Reply # 1925894 28-Dec-2017 00:06
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Based on what I read today, sales of Apples new phone are well short of expectations and their share price fell accordingly. So pleased I decided against one as it is way too expensive and has stuff on it I dont really want to use. Lets hope the iphone 9 is a better buy. Cell Phones shouldnt be as expensive as a laptop and last half as long as one.


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  Reply # 1925896 28-Dec-2017 00:10
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Aaroona:

 

pgs2050:

 

Vodafone are currently offering a $500 discount if purchased on 12/24 month interest free terms AND with a $59 open term contract. Applies to iPhone 8, 8+ and X. Other contracts (>$59) may also qualify. 

 

 

 

 

Where did you see this? This makes the iPhone X slightly more palatable. Is this only offered in store? I see nothing on the website.

 

 

 

 

https://www.vodafone.co.nz/specials-promos/

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1925941 28-Dec-2017 09:29
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Aaroona:

 

pgs2050:

 

Vodafone are currently offering a $500 discount if purchased on 12/24 month interest free terms AND with a $59 open term contract. Applies to iPhone 8, 8+ and X. Other contracts (>$59) may also qualify. 

 

 

Where did you see this? This makes the iPhone X slightly more palatable. Is this only offered in store? I see nothing on the website.

 

 

https://www.vodafone.co.nz/specials-promos/

 

 

So if you take up the open term offer and terminate before 24 months, I assume you would pay the difference between full retail and the amounts paid to date? That is, you forfeit the $500 discount?

 

It's hard to find clarification of this in the terms and conditions.


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  Reply # 1925955 28-Dec-2017 09:52
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From the vf website faqs:

Q. What happens if I want end my contract early?
A. If you exit or transfer to another provider before the end of the interest free term you just need to pay the remaining balance of the device cost and any early termination fees for your mobile plan.

Interesting that device subsidy is starting to creep back in as a proposition.... thought it had been exited from the market some years ago.




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  Reply # 1925958 28-Dec-2017 09:57
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antoniosk: From the vf website faqs:

Q. What happens if I want end my contract early?
A. If you exit or transfer to another provider before the end of the interest free term you just need to pay the remaining balance of the device cost and any early termination fees for your mobile plan.

Interesting that device subsidy is starting to creep back in as a proposition.... thought it had been exited from the market some years ago.

 

This makes perfect sense if you have taken up a 24 month term, however I always thought that 'open term' by definition meant that there are no early termination fees. 

 

It seems to me that Vodafone might be walking a fine line by making this offer available on open term plans.


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alasta:

 

antoniosk: From the vf website faqs:

Q. What happens if I want end my contract early?
A. If you exit or transfer to another provider before the end of the interest free term you just need to pay the remaining balance of the device cost and any early termination fees for your mobile plan.

Interesting that device subsidy is starting to creep back in as a proposition.... thought it had been exited from the market some years ago.

 

This makes perfect sense if you have taken up a 24 month term, however I always thought that 'open term' by definition meant that there are no early termination fees. 

 

It seems to me that Vodafone might be walking a fine line by making this offer available on open term plans.

 

 

Possible. The key is distinction is "any early termination fees". If your plan is open, there shouldnt be any term fees, but the offer on your device is seperate and not tied into the plan.

 

 

 

Of course, what happens when arguing with the call centre is another conversation :-)





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  Reply # 1926202 28-Dec-2017 15:53
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antoniosk:

 

alasta:

 

antoniosk: From the vf website faqs:

Q. What happens if I want end my contract early?
A. If you exit or transfer to another provider before the end of the interest free term you just need to pay the remaining balance of the device cost and any early termination fees for your mobile plan.

Interesting that device subsidy is starting to creep back in as a proposition.... thought it had been exited from the market some years ago.

 

This makes perfect sense if you have taken up a 24 month term, however I always thought that 'open term' by definition meant that there are no early termination fees. 

 

It seems to me that Vodafone might be walking a fine line by making this offer available on open term plans.

 

 

Possible. The key is distinction is "any early termination fees". If your plan is open, there shouldnt be any term fees, but the offer on your device is seperate and not tied into the plan.

 

 

 

Of course, what happens when arguing with the call centre is another conversation :-)

 

 

 

 

From their page:

 

 

Offers available for a limited time on selected plans. Full RRP of the device (including discount) must be repaid if you exit or transfer your plan before 24 months. Offer available for new customers to Vodafone who port their number from Skinny, 2degrees or Spark and to Vodafone Prepay customers who upgrade their Prepay plan to an eligible pay montly plan. For full terms see vodafone.co.nz/interest-free and vodafone.co.nz/openterm.

 

 

 

 

That is definitely a fine line - essentially the discount is your exit fee.






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  Reply # 1926203 28-Dec-2017 15:59
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Aaroona:

 

 

 Offer available for new customers to Vodafone who port their number from Skinny, 2degrees or Spark and to Vodafone Prepay customers who upgrade their Prepay plan to an eligible pay montly plan. .

 

 

 

Sounds like there are some ARPU targets they are wanting to hit in 2018...

 

Maybe the numbers need to go into a certain document they could be putting together......


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