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  # 1023229 11-Apr-2014 08:59
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Don't know why they like to sell 16GB models everwhere.
How far off is a 32/64GB model?

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  # 1023230 11-Apr-2014 09:08
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Just called Noel Leemings to go and pick up my pre-order.

They say their stock has been delayed by 7 days till next Friday.

EDIT: My first call was to the call centre. I just called the store directly to cancel my pre-order, and the store said they would have the stock today and call me as soon as they are available.




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  # 1023233 11-Apr-2014 09:14
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BuffyNZ: Just called Noel Leemings to go and pick up my pre-order.

They say their stock has been delayed by 7 days till next Friday.




Sooo Buffy, how does this make you feel :)

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  # 1023235 11-Apr-2014 09:19
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kiwitrc:
BuffyNZ: Just called Noel Leemings to go and pick up my pre-order.

They say their stock has been delayed by 7 days till next Friday.




Sooo Buffy, how does this make you feel :)


Resigned and un-surprised. :P

Hopefully my 1-day order will arrive today.

I have scheduled some time with my shrink to work through the issues. :)




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  # 1023240 11-Apr-2014 09:36
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Ok so early thoughts

 

- Sim/Micro sd sit on top of each other. Took a bit to understand what they were wanting.
- Screens a little messy for me with numbers above the letters so easier to type stuff in but visually not as nice.

 

- Setup amazing easy. Added Google, Dropbox and Samsung and its restored everything including all text messages. 

 

 

 

 

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  # 1023242 11-Apr-2014 09:38
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I am disappointed that all the telco's want more expensive contracts to get a phone for $0 now.  $139 vs 2 years ago when they wanted $100. 
Why would that be? The phone RRP is lower, the dollar is stronger...

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  # 1023243 11-Apr-2014 09:40
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From Telecom:


Telecom bringing customers the future of wearable mobile technology

Telecom customers can access a whole suite of new Samsung devices from today, with the launch of wearable technology - the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, as well as the flagship smartphone - the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Telecom Retail CEO Chris Quin says, “wearable devices are and will continue to play a huge part in the way our customers use mobile technology.

“Samsung is showing some great innovation in this field with the latest version of its smart watch, the Gear 2 along with the Gear Fit - a wrist device that will keep you connected while on the move and allows its user to take advantage of a number of health-related features.”

The new water and dust resistant Gear Fit comes with a heart rate monitor and a pedometer and is able to keep its user connected by receiving pop-up email, text and call notifications when paired to the new Galaxy S5.

Mr Quin says the waiting’s over for customers wanting to get their hands on the Galaxy S5 today.

“We’ve had a lot of customers pre-order the Galaxy S5 and they’ll be the first to get the new device today.

“We know our customers won’t be disappointed; the Galaxy S5 has a number of new features like its IP67 rating making the smartphone water and dust resistant.”

The Samsung Galaxy S5 also features the ‘Download Booster’ pairing 4G mobile data and WiFi bringing customers a faster network experience.

“Telecom customers can take advantage of over 900 free WiFi hotspots on our WiFi Network to pair WiFi and their mobile data to bring them more of what they want online, quicker,” said Chris.

Pricing and Availability

Customers can purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $1,049 outright on any Telecom Prepaid or Ultra Mobile plan. The Gear 2 can be purchased from selected stores and online for $399 outright and the Gear Fit can be purchased for $299 online from launch.


From Vodafone:


Technology lovers to strike gold with Vodafone

To celebrate the launch of the Samsung GALAXY S5, Vodafone today unveils the Great GALAXY Goldrush – a promotion to give away $100,000 worth of gold!

Vodafone customers buying the new Samsung GALAXY S5 can enter the draw to win $100,000 of gold. Daily prizes including Samsung GALAXY S5s, speakers and tablets are also up for grabs to Kiwis visiting the Vodafone website and entering online.

The Samsung GALAXY S5 gold variant is available only from Vodafone at launch.

Matt Williams, Vodafone Consumer Director says the rush for gold kicks off the launch of Samsung’s flagship phone.

“Anyone who purchases a Samsung GALAXY S5 from a Vodafone store or online between 11 April and 11 May 2014 can enter Vodafone’s Great GALAXY Goldrush. They register on the website, and pick a spot on the map in one of Vodafone’s 37 4G-coverage locations across New Zealand to enter the draw to win the gold. Customers can enter on a daily basis for the length of the competition.

“The 4G-capable GALAXY S5 goes on sale from today,” continues Matt. “It has a new design, improved autofocus camera and a kids’ mode so your children can use your phone without you worrying. It’s water and dust resistant and comes complete with new features including fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor.

“And the GALAXY S5 has an Ultra Power Saving Mode which turns the screen to black-and-white while cutting down on the apps available to you.”

Kiwis can get the Samsung GALAXY S5 in gold, black and white models from Vodafone for $0 on the Red $129 plan with a 24 month term (RRP $1049).




 
 
 
 


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  # 1023263 11-Apr-2014 10:07
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  # 1023265 11-Apr-2014 10:12
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Finch: SGS5 + Free accessories

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/redalert/product/1843864


The Warehouse is pretty good with their Red Alert deals with latest phone. That's where I bought my HTC One M7 last year.

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  # 1023333 11-Apr-2014 11:24
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Finch: SGS5 + Free accessories

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/redalert/product/1843864


The Warehouse is pretty good with their Red Alert deals with latest phone. That's where I bought my HTC One M7 last year.


Still insanely expensive. Refuse to pay over $800 for a phone that doesn't offer much over it's previous model and will no doubt have a slightly better spec'd one released in 6 months.

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  # 1023357 11-Apr-2014 11:41
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More quick thoughts -

 

 

 

Some of the layout changes really bug me. Widgets hard to get sorted, less front screens, live wallpaper I love is gone (windmills). Sure some of this will sort when I read the manual lolz. But overall its nice and fast to use. Everything feels very quick over the S3

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  # 1023363 11-Apr-2014 11:53
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 Still insanely expensive. Refuse to pay over $800 for a phone that doesn't offer much over it's previous model and will no doubt have a slightly better spec'd one released in 6 months.



Too right, good for you!

On the other hand, I'm upset that I have to get one for FREE due to my business contract rolling over last week...arggh aye, these first world problems we're facing can really make life miserable.

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  # 1023421 11-Apr-2014 13:16
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I'm happy with the note 3. Not seeing anything on the s5 that would make me upgrade this early into the life of the note 3




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