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Master Geek

# 66578 20-Aug-2010 08:24
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What would you do?

I am travelling to Hong Kong and London at the end of next month...

Would you try an renew your contract at Vodafone to get $350 off the iPhone 4, or would you buy one in Hong Kong, or in London?

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Uber Geek


  # 370171 20-Aug-2010 08:40
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That depends on whether you want to use your iPhone here ona conatract, or whether you want to go pre-pay or term-free or maybe even move to TCNZ...

Also - Is the iPhone more than $350 cheaper in any of the countries you're visiting (unlocked at factory).

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Master Geek

  # 370180 20-Aug-2010 08:45
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Work pays for the contract.... so I dont have any problem with that... Vodafone is who we are with, dont think we will be moving...

I'll do some calculations on pricing... or has someone done them already?


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  # 370184 20-Aug-2010 08:48
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ping182nz: Work pays for the contract.... so I dont have any problem with that... Vodafone is who we are with, dont think we will be moving...

I'll do some calculations on pricing... or has someone done them already?
I've seen the calcs and I am pretty sure that the price locally, minus the discount is actually on-par with anywhere else you can get an unlocked device from.

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  # 370273 20-Aug-2010 11:22
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Be aware also of warranty issues. IIRC, Iphone warranties are valid only in country of purchase. Happy to be corrected, however.

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Master Geek

  # 370492 20-Aug-2010 20:57
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Depends where you buy from but make sure its not carrier locked; otherwise you will rely on a hack to unlock the baseband to allow you to use on another carrier. were if you buy it in nz its factory unlocked so you dont rely on someone else if you accidentally update your iphone os and loose your unlock.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 370506 20-Aug-2010 21:59
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All UK iphones are sold unlocked and free for any sim. 500 pounds gets you the 32gb one, and if the exchange rate is good, could be as cheap as 1060 nzd.( last time i looked a while ago)

Warranty would be the same except for return to apple not vodafone for issues. same phone and everything just the plug would be different but you can just get the nz plug on return, or stuff any normal 8 ended shaped power cable works.

However i would still get from NZ, likely to get treated better having bought from here, should you have any issues, they cant use the well you bought it overseas line. 


simple logic.

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Uber Geek

  # 370526 20-Aug-2010 23:09
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I'm heading to Singapore in 2 weeks. Want to get a phone before I left but couldn't really afford. I'll be looking for one over there. About $940NZ for the 16GB ($900SGD) less GST discount.

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