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thecripplernz
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  #544105 11-Nov-2011 07:57
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Normal visa. They authorized the money straight away for me. Had a cancelled apple order doing the same thing...

codyc1515
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  #544109 11-Nov-2011 08:22
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Still no news on the tracking number but got this:

Dear Cody

Welcome to Telecom’s XT Mobile Network!

Telecom’s XT Mobile Network is faster in more places and more powerful than any other mobile network in New Zealand.

Thank you for purchasing a new iPhone 4S 32GB White Mobile Phone. This email contains some important information, so please take a moment to read it.
Here's a summary of your order details:Your new mobile number:
Will be provided on the SIM card
Your new mobile phone:
iPhone 4S 32GB White
Mobile phone purchase price:
$1,199.00
Mobile phone plan:
Pay As You Go Prepaid
Mobile text extra:
Casual
Mobile data extra:
Casual
Additional megabytes:
$1 per MB
Mobile accessories ordered:
n/a
Telecom reference:
5270XXX
Your phone will be delivered by courier in 3-5 working days to:Please ensure you follow the charging recommendations for your battery to ensure that your battery is covered under the handset warranty.The cost of $1,199.00 will be billed to your Credit card

If for some reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase please contact us within 7 days of receiving your new phone.
Merry Christmas for the next 6 months!As you have very cleverly chosen to purchase a new mobile in time for Christmas, we are also giving you a FREE Christmas Value Pack worth over $120 in total!

To redeem your Christmas Value Pack, simply follow the steps online at www.telecom.co.nz/prepaidchristmas

 
 
 
 


lxsw20
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  #544120 11-Nov-2011 08:48
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Anyone at the Dunedin launch out of interest?

Lizard1977
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  #544121 11-Nov-2011 08:49
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About a dozen people queuing outside the Plaza Palmerston North. Well, I say queue. It's more of a huddle. Both Telecom and Vodafone inside, so it's hard to say who's here for who. Staff inside peering out curiously...

Lizard1977
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  #544130 11-Nov-2011 09:08
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Amazing! Strolled into Telecom, almost done. No probs. but Vodafone are still closed, big queue of grumpy people. LOL!

codyc1515
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  #544132 11-Nov-2011 09:18
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Lizard1977: Amazing! Strolled into Telecom, almost done. No probs. but Vodafone are still closed, big queue of grumpy people. LOL!

Eh, why are they still closed?

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  #544134 11-Nov-2011 09:21
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Just one thing to consider folks...

When I moved from Windows Mobile 6.5 to Windows Phone 7 I also changed my data plan from 250MB to 500MB. And when I updated my handset from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 7.5 I again doubled my data plan to 1GB.

The reason behind this is because I knew the new OS would use more data, I would use more data and things would get out of control.

The same thing with iOS5. You will use more data at some point. If you buy a handset on a plan and sign a term contract, make sure you can at some point change plans to something larger. If your operator won't allow it, then consider yourself warned...

 




 

 

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thecripplernz
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  #544135 11-Nov-2011 09:26
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freitasm: Just one thing to consider folks...

When I moved from Windows Mobile 6.5 to Windows Phone 7 I also changed my data plan from 250MB to 500MB. And when I updated my handset from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 7.5 I again doubled my data plan to 1GB.

The reason behind this is because I knew the new OS would use more data, I would use more data and things would get out of control.

The same thing with iOS5. You will use more data at some point. If you buy a handset on a plan and sign a term contract, make sure you can at some point change plans to something larger. If your operator won't allow it, then consider yourself warned...

 



Thats a good point.  Siri will make sure of that 

astroboy
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  #544137 11-Nov-2011 09:27
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Does anyone know if Telecom in Wellington has any 64GB phones available? I tried calling, but I'm not getting an answer...

JimmyC
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  #544139 11-Nov-2011 09:29
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astroboy: Does anyone know if Telecom in Wellington has any 64GB phones available? I tried calling, but I'm not getting an answer...


I've been in at least half a dozen times over the past 2 days to talk to someone about porting but they've all been busy. I detest queuing for anything so I just have to be patient ;-)

jtan
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  #544155 11-Nov-2011 10:01
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So bought my Black iPhone 64gb at the Wellington Willis (launch store) last night, wasn't my first choice as I was hoping to get a white one (goes well with my Macbook). The guys at Telecom were excellent though and put me on the waitlist for white at the time, but they didn't have any in stock by the time I got inside so I ended up buying a black one (outright on prepay).

Woke up this morning and thought I would take my chances on trying to secure a white at the Telecom Lambton Quay store, so popped down at 8:30 in the morning and to my surprise was first in the queue...! Telecom staff popped out a few mins before opening time and did the usual, sorted out the queue and asked people what phones/plans they wanted.. I wasn't able to swap with my phone from Willis so ended up buying two phones in the end (one black, one white).

Interestingly speaking to the guys at Lambton Quay store they mentioned they only had 2x white 64gb in stock at opening, so they're quite rare it seems (might want to order direct from apple or try ordering from Telecom/Vodafone onsite if you're looking for one of these models.

Now at Telecom Willis Street store waiting for the refund to go through for my black phone (it's over the $1000 refund limit at the store), luckily for one guy up the front of the queue 64gb black was the one he wanted so managed to sort out a win-win agreement, with me getting my phone and he gets his one aswell. :)

Telecom staff have been excellent (particularly Alisha who had to deal with the hairy issue of the refund) when dealing with you once you get to talk to one, I've been very impressed with their service over the last day. Great work guys!

jtan
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  #544156 11-Nov-2011 10:04
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astroboy: Does anyone know if Telecom in Wellington has any 64GB phones available? I tried calling, but I'm not getting an answer...


Blacks (and definately whites) are definately not in stock at Willis. Lambton Quay might have some, but you'd better get down quick and find out as there was a decent crowd building when they opened @ 9am.. Just ask the guy when they come round to sort out your place in the queue, they'll be able to give you an update on stock availability.

Good Luck!

Lizard1977
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  #544158 11-Nov-2011 10:06
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thecripplernz:
freitasm: Just one thing to consider folks...

When I moved from Windows Mobile 6.5 to Windows Phone 7 I also changed my data plan from 250MB to 500MB. And when I updated my handset from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 7.5 I again doubled my data plan to 1GB.

The reason behind this is because I knew the new OS would use more data, I would use more data and things would get out of control.

The same thing with iOS5. You will use more data at some point. If you buy a handset on a plan and sign a term contract, make sure you can at some point change plans to something larger. If your operator won't allow it, then consider yourself warned...

 



Thats a good point.  Siri will make sure of that 



I checked with Telecom, and no surprises, you can upgrade to a larger plan without any kind of penalty if you need more data.  I think on Vodafone, you are fixed to the plan for 24 months, and can't move up or down. 

Lizard1977
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  #544161 11-Nov-2011 10:09
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codyc1515:
Lizard1977: Amazing! Strolled into Telecom, almost done. No probs. but Vodafone are still closed, big queue of grumpy people. LOL!

Eh, why are they still closed?



Turns out they're not closed.  They're just letting people in one at a time.  So they usher a person in, and bring the barrier down, leaving a queue of people outside waiting while they serve the one customer.  Telecom, however, managed to cope with the influx quite well.  They got through about a half dozen people in about 20 minutes, no fuss at all.  Our purchase was a breeze, walked out feeling a little sorry for the unlucky Vodafone hopefuls...

  

codyc1515
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  #544166 11-Nov-2011 10:20
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Lizard1977:
codyc1515:
Lizard1977: Amazing! Strolled into Telecom, almost done. No probs. but Vodafone are still closed, big queue of grumpy people. LOL!

Eh, why are they still closed?



Turns out they're not closed.  They're just letting people in one at a time.  So they usher a person in, and bring the barrier down, leaving a queue of people outside waiting while they serve the one customer.  Telecom, however, managed to cope with the influx quite well.  They got through about a half dozen people in about 20 minutes, no fuss at all.  Our purchase was a breeze, walked out feeling a little sorry for the unlucky Vodafone hopefuls...

  

The store in Palmy is very small compared to the Telecom one, about a quarter of the size.

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