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Topic # 159767 12-Dec-2014 02:37
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Went into 2degrees store yesterday.

Was told can only buy iphone 6 or + with monthly plan. Not buy it outright.

Was also told to try Dick Smiths.

Dick Smiths told me they can only sell the white 16 GB iphone 6 $999. I'd prefer the 64GB one.

Checked the apple store and looks like I can buy unlocked iphone 6's out right, 3 to 5 days shipping.

What the hecks going on here???

Why I'd prefer to buy in shop is so I can have my existing sim number transfered to an iphone one, have ipod touch and find I use applics on that a lot more then my up to 5 year old android phone, but screen on ipod touch slightly to small.

No wonder bricks and mortatar shops finding it so tough to sell stuff, when you walk in with the cash and they tell you, they're not allowed to sell it to you outright, where online it can be brought outright!!!

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  Reply # 1196222 12-Dec-2014 12:52
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When you order a phone direct from Apple the phone will be unlocked and able to work with any NZ carrier (2degrees, Vodafone, Spark) etc - The technologies in NZ all work with the model of iPhone sold here unlike for example the US.

What you'll need to do is pop down to 2degrees and tell them you are going to be upgrading to a iPhone 6, and they should be able to give you a simcard that has multiple sim sizes (nano, micro). They'll port your number to your new simcard and get that set up. You can then pop that into your existing phone to use in the meantime. Once your new iPhone arrives you can then take out the sim card, and 'pop out' the nano sim and jut put it into you new phone.. you'll be set up and running again in no time.

If you need contacts, then the easiest way will be to copy the contacts off your old phone to the new sim and then re-import them on your new iphone, but if you have full contact information sim cards only handle basic contact info, so you will lose everything else. Otherwise you should be able to export online and import to the new phone via. the web (someone else might be able to advise more on this as I've had iPhones ever since my first 4S and just backed up and restored to my new phone, which has kept all my data intact)

Cheers and good luck! :)

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