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  Reply # 359494 30-Jul-2010 09:43
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this thread is moving relatively slow now ... guessing all the fanbois would have gone to queue up already hehe.

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  Reply # 359495 30-Jul-2010 09:44
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Would seem a perfect time for a lot of you to reconsider who supplies you with your phone network.

For the sake of a few days delay in supply you can get yourself a supplier who wont treat you in such a way as this.

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  Reply # 359496 30-Jul-2010 09:45
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But they all have 3G/3GS so should be able to post on the fly :)

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  Reply # 359497 30-Jul-2010 09:45
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Stampede...the hords/nerds are comin and they are angry. Better hide the soldering iron.

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  Reply # 359498 30-Jul-2010 09:45
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So seems only a very small amount, did vodafone quickly order some in from Australia to have some sort of launch at noon?

Amazing how big companies can mess things up so much.

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  Reply # 359501 30-Jul-2010 09:48
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So much misinformation is so annoying. And now midday ... I might have to go queue in Queen St soon, goodness knows I'm not going to get much work done just sitting here refreshing pages ><.

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  Reply # 359502 30-Jul-2010 09:48
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freitasm:
JimmyC: If VF is holding back stock whilst they repair a deal with Apple I'll be extremely pissed.


But still buy one from them later...



It'll be the Apple store for me. VF are only selling to new contracts and re-signs apparently, another reason to end the exclusive 'deal' the two have.

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  Reply # 359504 30-Jul-2010 09:49
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I'm doubtful now about getting into a new contract with Vodafone. I feel a bit of sadness after all the launch muck-ups, lack of info and just general sense of rudeness towards customers who, after all, SHOULD be the most important asset to a company of Vodafone's size.

Vodafone has provided me with mostly good service, but it seems they have a tendency to screw up in orders of magnitude higher than the good service they deliver. Lately, the good parts have not been offsetting the bad ones.

2degrees is looking a lot better.




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Reply # 359505 30-Jul-2010 09:50
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Someone from VFNZ probably flew to aussie this morning and queued up to buy some at there opening and is due back about midday with about 10 to sell here LOL (I have not spent time calculating time zones & fight times)

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  Reply # 359506 30-Jul-2010 09:51
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ahmad: Not that anyone cares except me, but someone seriously needs to do some formal investigative journalism into this scandal.

Seriously.

People can say "it's just a farking phone - get over it!"

People can say that this is an orchestrated PR campaign.

The fact is that hundreds of people have been shafted by Apple and/or Vodafone in relation to this in terms of time wasted both online and in real life waiting in line.

WTF? Telling people who queued this morning that launch is cancelled only to relaunch at 12pm?

Way to screw people over. Well played.

Personally I'm not affected by the queuing as I didn't/won't queue. But this is farking ridiculous.

Agree this is ripe for a good bit of investigative journalism... but if people are silly enough to stay up all night and wander the streets in the hope of getting something that was only guaranteed to alter their bank balance... well thats their problem. 

Unless of course somewhere down stream in their live they commit unspeakable acts they attribute to this launch and expect tax payers to fund counseling them through to a resolution

Let them eat cake

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  Reply # 359507 30-Jul-2010 09:52
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yeah i dont know what to do, i want an iphone now but dont want to be on contract.

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  Reply # 359509 30-Jul-2010 09:52
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ahmad: Not that anyone cares except me, but someone seriously needs to do some formal investigative journalism into this scandal.

Seriously.

People can say "it's just a farking phone - get over it!"

People can say that this is an orchestrated PR campaign.

The fact is that hundreds of people have been shafted by Apple and/or Vodafone in relation to this in terms of time wasted both online and in real life waiting in line.

WTF? Telling people who queued this morning that launch is cancelled only to relaunch at 12pm?

Way to screw people over. Well played.

Personally I'm not affected by the queueing as I didn't/won't queue. But this is farking ridiculous.


Any attempt to "investigative journalism" will result in official PR people spinning things. You will only get some truth from whistle blowers - and then how do you know it's the truth?

No one will ever get an official story. Like when Vodafone launched the Google G1 with naked girls in body paint and then had to remove the handsets from the shelves, after launch day. Google wasn't happy, but the real story never really came out.





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  Reply # 359510 30-Jul-2010 09:52
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magu: 2degrees is looking a lot better.

It is a REAL shame they haven't been able to mobilise in time for today. With all the ball-dropping today it would have been perfect timing to be launch. Or maybe they have an embargoed press release for 11:59am? Cool

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  Reply # 359511 30-Jul-2010 09:53
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s.joseph: yeah i dont know what to do, i want an iphone now but dont want to be on contract.


Same, maybe its just a reason to wait to buy online... BUT I WANT IT NAO!!

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  Reply # 359512 30-Jul-2010 09:54
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So, who thinks that the silence on the 32gb pricing is a strong indicator that they do not expect to have any stock of it to supply?

If you aren't after a 16gb today, you might be in for disappointment?

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