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Topic # 22984 14-Jun-2008 12:10
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Who are "ToshComputers.com"?

From their website:

Triaxis Ltd.
PO Box 3100
Greerton/Tauranga
New Zealand

Tel: +64 (0) 21 516 326
E-mail Contacts: Business Relations - sales@toshcomputers.com

They also have contact details for Australia and North America, but the homepage says they are "where kiwis buy their macs - surfing for the best prices".

They have the 3G iPhone listed in 8Gb and 16Gb, price to be confirmed.

But they also have the 16Gb 1st Gen model for $529 locked, or $579 unlocked. That's HALF the price at most other NZ online stores.

Are these guys for real? If so, those 1st Gen prices seem pretty sharp?

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  Reply # 137968 14-Jun-2008 12:47
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They are genuine.

I believe the guy is an American businessman now permenently based in NZ, and perhaps has an interest in a business in the states allowing him to cut the middleman?

He sells a lot of Macs as well...




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  Reply # 138023 14-Jun-2008 17:20
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Are those claims about EDGE being as fast as 3G correct?

I thought I read somewhere that EDGE wasn't installed in NZ?  

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 138025 14-Jun-2008 17:34
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EDGE speeds are nowhere near as fast as 3G offerings in New Zealand.

There is no EDGE network here, but Telecom is building one included in their new network.

Vodafone NZ are not deploying EDGE. Their fallback from 3G speeds outside 3G coverage is back to GPRS (Painfully slow).




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  Reply # 138027 14-Jun-2008 17:38
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ToshComputers: Also, 16Gb non-3G iPhones are available (and will deliver similar performance in most locations in NZ, on the EDGE network).
I have nothing against them but that's pretty misleading.

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Reply # 138030 14-Jun-2008 18:19
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EDGE is just a bit faster than GPRS, and probably half of the speed you can get on a good day with UMTS/WCDMA.






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  Reply # 138039 14-Jun-2008 18:51
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Regardless, the suggestion is that it is AVAILBLE here, when it's not!  

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ahmad: Regardless, the suggestion is that it is AVAILBLE here, when it's not!  

Also keep in mind that these will be made available as parallel imports and not sold as a NZ certified Apple reseller.



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  Reply # 138425 16-Jun-2008 16:29
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ahmad: Regardless, the suggestion is that it is AVAILBLE here, when it's not!  
Also keep in mind that these will be made available as parallel imports and not sold as a NZ certified Apple reseller.

How is that misleading? They clearly state this. My comment is about the claim that you call fall back to EDGE and achieve similar speeds when 1) EDGE is not as fast as suggested, and 2) EDGE isn't even available when they claim it is.

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ahmad: 
How is that misleading? They clearly state this.
I had never stated that it was misleading.  Just bringing to attention. Sometimes when only reading snippets from forums or even NZHerald articles it is often overlooked or misinterpreted.  I recall from last year that one person had once incorrectly commented of the 'official supplier of iPhones in NZ'.  May have been the 'first' or at one time 'the only', but not 'official'.  Wish I could find link. 

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