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  Reply # 359396 30-Jul-2010 08:57
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Apple have always said that they'd say who was retailing them today, not before. As someone said, Vodafone didn't get the iPad either so I suspect Apple have attempted to take over the distribution channel direct here and Vodafone have chucked toys. Hasn't been sorted so the channel has frozen and nobody has stock.

My guess - it goes up on the Apple Store at 10am because that's the opening time of the Aussie Apple retail stores and they'll put it up on the Australasian online stores at the same time. Or maybe 11am when the website admin wanders into work in Sydney...

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Reply # 359398 30-Jul-2010 08:58
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The sadest part about this whole saga is the irreputable damage to vodafones reputation regardless of the reason.

You simply don't get people to sign up to receive information about a launch and then not deliver - especially second time around!

Apple will be dancing all the way to the bank regardless of today's reasoning. Vodafone will be losing a lot of loyal customers to our new competition.


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  Reply # 359401 30-Jul-2010 09:00
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Wow...

just on twitter:

BREAKING: Testers didn't pass the call quality for iPhone4 on @VodafoneNZ network (cc: @nzben , @bensmithnz) #yam

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  Reply # 359403 30-Jul-2010 09:01
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caldazar: Wow...

just on twitter:

BREAKING: Testers didn't pass the call quality for iPhone4 on @VodafoneNZ network (cc: @nzben , @bensmithnz) #yam


You do testing long BEFORE  the launch date so Id say thats bollocks.




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  Reply # 359405 30-Jul-2010 09:04
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Tell me about! I blame Vodafone for sure

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  Reply # 359406 30-Jul-2010 09:04
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funny that - and Apple trusts the Voda network lolz....time for telecom to step up and volunteer

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  Reply # 359407 30-Jul-2010 09:05
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gmball: The sadest part about this whole saga is the irreputable damage to vodafones reputation regardless of the reason.

You simply don't get people to sign up to receive information about a launch and then not deliver - especially second time around!

Apple will be dancing all the way to the bank regardless of today's reasoning. Vodafone will be losing a lot of loyal customers to our new competition.



Yep. This saga has pretty much cemented my thoughts that I should be switching to 2Degrees. One ironic twist is stopping this though.... I've got $100 of pre-pay credit to use up first, which I won from VodafoneTreats on Twitter. And the rate I use my mobile phone, that will take many months. :-)


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  Reply # 359408 30-Jul-2010 09:05
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You do testing BEFORE long before the launch date so Id say thats bollocks.


Yeah, although I doubt we're going to get a straight answer on this one.

Vodafone will spin it if it doesn't go their way. Apple will just find another distributor.

Ahhh what a mess.

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  Reply # 359410 30-Jul-2010 09:06
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caldazar: Wow...

just on twitter:

BREAKING: Testers didn't pass the call quality for iPhone4 on @VodafoneNZ network (cc: @nzben , @bensmithnz) #yam


either that or face time was still broken?

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  Reply # 359411 30-Jul-2010 09:07
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I didn't realize VF distributes all iPhones in NZ? Why would thus be instead of Renaissance handling all Apple?

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  Reply # 359412 30-Jul-2010 09:08
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http://twitter.com/vodafoneNZ/status/19854625503





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  Reply # 359413 30-Jul-2010 09:10
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James Bond: http://twitter.com/vodafoneNZ/status/19854625503


For those of us that have Twitter blocked?  Gist?

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  Reply # 359415 30-Jul-2010 09:11
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garethw: Apple have always said that they'd say who was retailing them today, not before. As someone said, Vodafone didn't get the iPad either so I suspect Apple have attempted to take over the distribution channel direct here and Vodafone have chucked toys. Hasn't been sorted so the channel has frozen and nobody has stock. ... (edit)....
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You may be right but lets not forget these are both 2 different products.   The ipad is a web based device, content can come primarily by wifi so it can be argued to be not carrier specific... it's also less likely to have been involved in any forward distribution agreements that anyone signed a few years back.

iPhone however is a phone device... calling and txt... so it's distribution and supply channels are more suited to mobile network providers. No doubt there were/are contracts in place to control them.

Everything else is simply speculation and details... my moneys on the details......

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  Reply # 359417 30-Jul-2010 09:11
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Buttonmash:
James Bond: http://twitter.com/vodafoneNZ/status/19854625503


For those of us that have Twitter blocked?  Gist?


Someone had thanked Paul brislen for coming down to the Queen St VF store and letting people know the launch was off.

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  Reply # 359418 30-Jul-2010 09:12
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"Cheers guys"???!!!! Who is he kidding?

"Sorry I don't have better news"?!?! Oh ok, apology accepted.




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