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  Reply # 360006 30-Jul-2010 15:23
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"2degrees is officially making its $20 Micro-SIM available today, and customers are able to use it on the companies open 3G trial."


Wooo, i obviously spoke to some bozo.

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  Reply # 360007 30-Jul-2010 15:26
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corksta:http://www.ben.geek.nz/2010/07/iphone-4-new-zealand-launch-debacle/

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/iphone-4-where-art-thou-127085 


Chur. Interesting that they haven't used any "official" channels to get this stuff through.

I don't really care whether it arrives today or next month, but for damn's sake, if you tell us an incorrect date, correct it! 

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  Reply # 360009 30-Jul-2010 15:27
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Just got email from vodafone say, the iphone is avaible mid day. received 15:26. that very efficent, as no stores got stocks. Vodafone, you have done it again.




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  Reply # 360010 30-Jul-2010 15:28
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So I waited from 10am till 2.30pm to get the iP4. What a waste of a day. Vodafone's credit check people were being so very slow hence the reason for the wait. In the end I got the last 32gb iPhone 4 in the store...

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  Reply # 360013 30-Jul-2010 15:31
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and remember it was front page news in both NZherald and eventually the DomPost...so it definately was news!

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  Reply # 360017 30-Jul-2010 15:36
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mattbush: and remember it was front page news in both NZherald and eventually the DomPost...so it definately was news!


Yeah but it was only "news", tomorrow it will be forgotten about, and no one is asking the hard questions about how this shambles arose in the first place.

 




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  Reply # 360020 30-Jul-2010 15:38
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I think I'm going to wait until next week.

Will they have a new shipment coming? Hard to say I guess.

Also, I find it very odd that VF Westfield Riccarton had no stock allocated. They are probably the busiest stores in the SI.

Can't figure that one out.





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  Reply # 360022 30-Jul-2010 15:41
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Geekzone is getting some press too, so it's not all bad...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10662184

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  Reply # 360029 30-Jul-2010 15:44
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corksta:
mattbush: and remember it was front page news in both NZherald and eventually the DomPost...so it definately was news!


Yeah but it was only "news", tomorrow it will be forgotten about, and no one is asking the hard questions about how this shambles arose in the first place.

 


You could say that about any news story. "Mainstream" news is weak and they just regurgitate each others stories.

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Reply # 360034 30-Jul-2010 15:52
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The thing that really amazes me about this thread (and I have read it from start to finish Surprised) is the number of people ranting about getting bad service from Vodafone.

I thought that this is no different to how they normally treat their customers.... 

If Vodafone have stuffed you around (from the sound of it, by apparently breaching their own T&Cs as regards the re-sign arrangements), don't stick around. Vote with your feet - there are a number of alternate carriers out there now (but if you REALLY want to stick the knife in, you'll move to a carrier that isn't using their network!).

And let them know, in writing, why you're leaving. Make sure it's addressed to Russell Stanners.... 

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  Reply # 360035 30-Jul-2010 15:52
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I take it that there were no free bumpers with the purchase?
I'm planning to order online as soon as the orders go live, do you think that bumpers will be available for order then, or will I need to wait?

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  Reply # 360036 30-Jul-2010 15:52
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OUCH OUCH OUCH

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/3973826/iPhone-4-finally-on-sale-in-NZ

'''It's been terribly handled. Vodafone is blaming Apple, Apple is blaming Vodafone. No one seems to know what is going on. I'm going to get my phone and then terminate the contract straight away. I'll probably be moving on to Telecom.''

BURN!

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  Reply # 360037 30-Jul-2010 15:52
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scotteffone:
corksta:
mattbush: and remember it was front page news in both NZherald and eventually the DomPost...so it definately was news!


Yeah but it was only "news", tomorrow it will be forgotten about, and no one is asking the hard questions about how this shambles arose in the first place.

 


You could say that about any news story. "Mainstream" news is weak and they just regurgitate each others stories.


Exactly, and VF know as long as they keep a low profile for the next while that the storm will pass and they'll be back touting themselves as NZ's most reliable network again and how Apple trusted them to launch the iPhone today despite the "supply constraints".

Hopefully Apple will slam them when it comes time for iPhone 5. 




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  Reply # 360038 30-Jul-2010 15:53
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I haven't had bad service from vodafone, just..indefferent service. The Vbox thing was a joke, and there were several times they should have notified me about new dataplans etc but they never did.

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  Reply # 360046 30-Jul-2010 15:56
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jared342: OUCH OUCH OUCH

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/3973826/iPhone-4-finally-on-sale-in-NZ

'''It's been terribly handled. Vodafone is blaming Apple, Apple is blaming Vodafone. No one seems to know what is going on. I'm going to get my phone and then terminate the contract straight away. I'll probably be moving on to Telecom.''

BURN!


Key word is "probably". How many people were in the media saying the exact same thing about going to VF when XT was going up and down like a yo-yo? And how many of those people actually followed through and left?

We love to whinge in this country but not many people follow through with their threats.

They're just juicy comments that media love to publish, nothing more. People who are serious about changing just go ahead and do it. 




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