Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | ... | 35
588 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 143337 6-Jul-2008 12:44
Send private message

Interesting article in the Sunday Star Times this morning (page A6).  Some gems...
...works in sync with Mac computers and the Vodafone NZ network.
Not PCs then?
It launched in the US last week and more than half a million sold in the first couple of days.
Ah really?  Are you sure?
All questions about the iPhone have to go through a (VFNZ) man who is incommunicado at weekends, apparently.
Anyone we know?

Basically, Apple and VFNZ are in communications lockdown and no detail is leaking.  The manager at the main VFNZ store in Lambton Quay doesn't even know if the launch is happening at his store.  Apparently, GamePlanet is doing a bit of rumour-spreading, although nothing that hasn't already been mooted here (I wonder what their source is).

This article's nicely finished off with a quick interview with the CEO of Fairfax Media NZ who loves her 1st generation iPhone (just to rub it in methinks).  She did ask Russell Stanners if it would be okay for her to use it on the VFNZ network... did you ask Apple as well, Joan?




Post-geek, opinionated mediaphile, and natural born cynic. Jack of all genres, master of none.

BDFL - Memuneh
60601 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11535

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber



299 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 143345 6-Jul-2008 13:18
Send private message

I'm actually having second thoughts about queuing up at midnight at the Lambton Quay store.  I'm going to the Silicon Welly and StartUp Party on the same night and I'd imagine that several other people attending this will also queue up for the iPhone.  I reckon there could be 50 people in the line, possibly more.  The thing that really concerns me is Vodafone's slow instore service when buying or signing up for things - I could honestly see myself still there at 1 or 2am!





Red Jet Web Services
- Affordable websites for small businesses
- Google Email setup and Migrations

52 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 143347 6-Jul-2008 13:22
Send private message

I wouldn't even contemplate queueing until you saw it in print on the VFNZ site that there is any point. Nothing's been said, at all....has it?

Phil



299 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 143350 6-Jul-2008 13:35
Send private message

PhilipRoy: I wouldn't even contemplate queueing until you saw it in print on the VFNZ site that there is any point. Nothing's been said, at all....has it?

Phil


No there has been no official announcement just rumours.  I certainly won't be queuing until I know for sure that they are opening at midnight.




Red Jet Web Services
- Affordable websites for small businesses
- Google Email setup and Migrations

145 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 143388 6-Jul-2008 16:36
Send private message

Still no release of info.  UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

91 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 143409 6-Jul-2008 18:12
Send private message


Basically, Apple and VFNZ are in communications lockdown and no detail is leaking.  The manager at the main VFNZ store in Lambton Quay doesn't even know if the launch is happening at his store.  Apparently, GamePlanet is doing a bit of rumour-spreading, although nothing that hasn't already been mooted here (I wonder what their source is).
 Joan?

The already selected Vodafone stores, that get any of the very "limited" iPhone stock, have had their managers take part in iPhone training last week, so if you man in Lambton Quay wasn't part of it, then you can be pretty sure he isn't getting any.

less than 400 iPhones won't go far...

168 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 28


Reply # 143448 6-Jul-2008 20:00

kinetic: 

The already selected Vodafone stores, that get any of the very "limited" iPhone stock, have had their managers take part in iPhone training last week, so if you man in Lambton Quay wasn't part of it, then you can be pretty sure he isn't getting any.

less than 400 iPhones won't go far...

Where the hell have you got your information about less than 400 iPhones???? 



57 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 143450 6-Jul-2008 20:02
Send private message

I agree, Paul posted before that 400 was a incorrect number

1874 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 83

Trusted

  Reply # 143451 6-Jul-2008 20:09
Send private message

I dont know where people get there information from.. My mates, sister who has a friend  that works at vodafone in balclutha, who knows a guy working on the docks in port lyttleton says theres only 400 coming into the country? oh really?? great! now lets post that on geekzone!
I dont want to sound like one of those people but i have it on very good word from official sources (dont ask where!) All stores will have stock, as too how much stock each store will have, i cant tell you. Only certain stores will be opening at midnight (probably the flagship vodafone stores in major citys as already mentioned) the rest will be the normal 9am opening time..



299 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 143453 6-Jul-2008 20:14
Send private message

garvani: I dont know where people get there information from.. My mates, sister who has a friend  that works at vodafone in balclutha, who knows a guy working on the docks in port lyttleton says theres only 400 coming into the country? oh really?? great! now lets post that on geekzone!
I dont want to sound like one of those people but i have it on very good word from official sources (dont ask where!) All stores will have stock, as too how much stock each store will have, i cant tell you. Only certain stores will be opening at midnight (probably the flagship vodafone stores in major citys as already mentioned) the rest will be the normal 9am opening time..


Dude you are sounding exactly like one of those people!  I checked with my local VF First Mobile store who reckoned only VF owned stores would be selling the initial shipment of iPhones, but TBH I'm not beleiving anything I hear at the moment unless it's an offical statement from VF themselves!




Red Jet Web Services
- Affordable websites for small businesses
- Google Email setup and Migrations

52 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 143454 6-Jul-2008 20:14
Send private message

garvani: I dont know where people get there information from.. My mates, sister who has a friend  that works at vodafone in balclutha, who knows a guy working on the docks in port lyttleton says theres only 400 coming into the country?.

OMG!! I totally know that guy!! Wink

Phil

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 143455 6-Jul-2008 20:14
Send private message

nickindeedy: I agree, Paul posted before that 400 was a incorrect number


%100 rubbish

57 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 143458 6-Jul-2008 20:16
Send private message

I am refrencing paul (The Big guy up at vodafones) post earlier on this thread where he said 400 was the incorrect number, there is more than that.

1491 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 42

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 143461 6-Jul-2008 20:18
Send private message

PhilipRoy:
garvani: I dont know where people get there information from.. My mates, sister who has a friend  that works at vodafone in balclutha, who knows a guy working on the docks in port lyttleton says theres only 400 coming into the country?.

OMG!! I totally know that guy!! Wink

Phil


Now you are both telling porkies, there is no vodafone store in Balclutha.............................Laughing

1 | ... | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | ... | 35
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.