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#22865 10-Jun-2008 18:08
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A couple of questions from an iPhone n00b who suddenly is in the market for an iPhone on the basis of the price being slashed by 66%. I would never have considered one for $1000 but if a $399 price hits NZ then I'd have to seriously consider one.

1) Based on overseas experience of the iPhone, is Vodafone likely to impose certain "minimum plans" for the iPhone? ie. Will I be able to choose an entry level plan for the phone, or will I likely to forced onto a plan that suits Vodafone?

2) Can Vodafone charge whatever they want for the iPhone? Or will it be specified by Apple as part of the contract?

I know it's purely speculation, but I've not followed how iPhones have been sold in the US and other markets, so I'm hoping someone who does know a bit about how it works overseas can give me an idea of how much Vodafone will be allowed to "milk" us if we want an iPhone.

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  #137124 10-Jun-2008 19:29

I think you will find that the prices will be pretty be what was announced. Remember in the keynote they did say the 8GB will be $199US everywhere in the world.

The real money for the telcos is in the contract.



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  #137129 10-Jun-2008 19:35
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CraigC: I think you will find that the prices will be pretty be what was announced. Remember in the keynote they did say the 8GB will be $199US everywhere in the world.

The real money for the telcos is in the contract.

So, again speculative but based on what's happened elsewhere, can you pretty much "force" you to go only onto plans that they allow if you want an iPhone?  

 
 
 
 


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  #137135 10-Jun-2008 19:39
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At&t said they have contracts for the new iPhone from $30us a month



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  #137137 10-Jun-2008 19:46
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hellonearthisman: At&t said they have contracts for the new iPhone from $30us a month

Do you have any idea if those plans are competitive with other providers, or if they are hiked for the iPhone?

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  #137141 10-Jun-2008 20:07
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I did a search.  I think it was cnet in DVice that i saw it.

a voice plan to go along with that, which starts at $39.99 per month. That probably includes 500 minutes of talk time and 200 text messages. Still $10 more per month for the extra speed is not a bad deal, especially if AT&T can keep that speed sprightly under the heavy load of all the new $200 iPhone users. But AT&T says it’s spent $20 billion over the past three years on its wireless network, so maybe it’ll be up to snuff.

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