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  Reply # 144426 8-Jul-2008 10:59
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Well that's me out of the running!

Obviously 'reasonable' means 'bleed you dry' in the Vodafone CFO dictionary!!!

Yell Yell Yell 



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  Reply # 144456 8-Jul-2008 11:14
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Vodafone expects people to pay just under $100 a month for an iphone when the phone itself is around $530 with the plan. If my maths is right, isnt that just under 3 grand?? I thought Vodafone were going to come out and realease really cheap plans but I just cant affaord this. Hopefully I will buy an unlocked one from the US for a fraction of the price.




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  Reply # 144466 8-Jul-2008 11:18
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i dont understand how the pricing in Australia can be so much cheaper? vodaphone NZ are $%#$$%#%$

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  Reply # 144471 8-Jul-2008 11:23

monolith75: i dont understand how the pricing in Australia can be so much cheaper? vodaphone NZ are $%#$$%#%$



That part is simple actually. larger user base and more competition.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 144473 8-Jul-2008 11:25
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There are 4-5 mobile operators in Australia. Here we have Telecom...

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  Reply # 144474 8-Jul-2008 11:25
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On the plus side no need to worry about limited stocks from VF, they will have far too many now!

:)
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  Reply # 144476 8-Jul-2008 11:25
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martin308: On the plus side no need to worry about limited stocks from VF, they will have far too many now!



haha, you bet





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Reply # 144510 8-Jul-2008 11:53
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Well folks, I'm gutted. I've only just seen the plans, but I can't justify any of them.... I guess I'm out.


I wanted a 16GB with 1GB of data... TCO is $6349 over 24 months.... I can't believe that many people could justify that....



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  Reply # 144518 8-Jul-2008 11:58
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well i took Friday off work so that i could relax and play with the new iphone

F@#@ Vodafone!! dont you care about growing your business

I was just on the Auzzie Optius site and they sell it on pre pay and give you a start up deal with 1mb free if you sign up with them! and what do we do - charge like a corner dairy!!

I wont be lining up in chch, looks like their will be enough phones to go around!

:)
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  Reply # 144535 8-Jul-2008 12:11
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Davis: well i took Friday off work so that i could relax and play with the new iphone

F@#@ Vodafone!! dont you care about growing your business

I was just on the Auzzie Optius site and they sell it on pre pay and give you a start up deal with 1mb free if you sign up with them! and what do we do - charge like a corner dairy!!

I wont be lining up in chch, looks like their will be enough phones to go around!


Maybe that 389 phone figure all of a sudden doesn't seem so ridiculous..





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  Reply # 144546 8-Jul-2008 12:23
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A few comments based on information from the last week or so...

The guy (from Tomizone) interviewed on Campbell Live last night estimated that plans might be between $40 and $80 per month. I don't think we're the only one's surprised by these unaffordable plans.

Just a general note, I was in AU last week and walked past a Three shop where they offer 3GB of data for $15... get a clue vodafone.

Paul from vodafone, don't take this personally, but you must have balls the size of watermelons to come on here and say that the pricing would sharp.

I know i can't afford an iphone.. so i think I might just move to Telecom on principle....

Still gutted.

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  Reply # 144565 8-Jul-2008 13:03
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I Agree with most on here..!
Shocking prices...  COunt me as another one out!! 

I am actually very disgusted at Vodafone's take on this... A huge opportunity for NZ but they have just been down right greedy!
I am seriously considering changing service providers in protest!! :-)

Just my 2 cent.
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  Reply # 144684 8-Jul-2008 15:15
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Well I've been watching the overseas pricing while we've been getting closer to the NZ launch hoping I'd have a compelling reason to switch from my unlocked 2G iPhone.

Rogers Wireless in Canada has been getting blasted since the start of this month for their "outrageous" iPhone plan charges.  Now I can't say I feel sorry for those in Canada.

For a comparison:


Rogers:

Price   $60 ($78.40 NZD)

Data   400 MB

Voice   150 Weekday Minutes. Unlimited Evening and weekend calls.

Voice (ctd)   35c per additional Weekday Minute ($0.46 NZD)

Text    75

WiFi   Unlimited Rogers and Fido Hotspot access


Vodafone NZ

Price   $80

Data   250 MB

Voice   120 Anytime

Voice (ctd)   $0.69 per additional minute.

Text  600

WiFi   You've got to be joking.


Oh, and just to rub it in:


O2 (UK)

Price   £30 ($78.44 NZD)
Data   Unlimited

Voice   75 Anytime

Text   125

WiFi   Unlimited


Or:


Price   £35 ($91.90 NZD)
Data   Unlimited

Voice   600 Anytime

Text   500

WiFi   Unlimited


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  Reply # 144688 8-Jul-2008 15:19
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watch campbell live 2nite, they are trying to get a response from vodafone

I just got a invited to speak on the show over the crazy prices etc

if you want to do the same email campbell live

http://www.tv3.co.nz/TVShows/NewsandCurrentAffairs/CampbellLive/ContactUs/tabid/241/Default.aspx

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