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  Reply # 1342763 14-Jul-2015 09:19
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Its international Vodafone that is sorting these phones, they're sold all over the world.  Telecom used to do this when they when they used to Rebrand Sprint phone when they used CDMA

They don't have the relationships anymore to reach price points with OEMs like this

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  Reply # 1343219 14-Jul-2015 18:10
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Arrgh... I decided to skip it at $240, but would definitely have picked one up under $200. frown




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  Reply # 1343227 14-Jul-2015 18:47
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Detruire: Arrgh... I decided to skip it at $240, but would definitely have picked one up under $200. frown


Honestly I wish I had checked if the coupon applied a similar discount to the Prime (they seem to be sold out as well now)... I would have grabbed one of each if that was the case.

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  Reply # 1343234 14-Jul-2015 18:48
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macuser: Its international Vodafone that is sorting these phones, they're sold all over the world.  Telecom used to do this when they when they used to Rebrand Sprint phone when they used CDMA

They don't have the relationships anymore to reach price points with OEMs like this


Yeah was thinking the same thing (even before anyone mentioned it in fact). These phones are coming due to the advantage Vodafone have of being part of a large group of companies so they can go to ZTE as they did in this case and make a large order and Vodafone NZ since it uses the same bands as most Vodafones in Europe for 2G/3G can get these. Even Spark can only make tiny orders by comparison, so they can't get such good prices with the Chinese OEMs.

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  Reply # 1343244 14-Jul-2015 19:02
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Detruire: Arrgh... I decided to skip it at $240, but would definitely have picked one up under $200. frown


Out of interest, has anyone tried this in store, for any stores which still have them? If you can convince the person to enter the code, it may work just like the website and I presume it's supposed to be automatic so they just follow what the code does. If it's just a single code, you could try and buy something else if they won't enter the code. Unfortunately stationery is also the 20% and it's only one use but perhaps there's something else equally low value. Alternatively if you can't find anything low value that you want, you could buy something higher value and return it.

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  Reply # 1344793 15-Jul-2015 14:43
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Back in stock at Warehouse Stationery, but no longer under $200. cry

Looks like it was applying that discount twice... I wonder whether that's the real reason for the status changing to out of stock.




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  Reply # 1344915 15-Jul-2015 17:21
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Still, well worth the $240 for this phone!

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  Reply # 1344918 15-Jul-2015 17:30
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At DickSmith you get a free pair of philips bluetooth headphones, worth $120 or so.

A good deal if you want some bluetooth headphones

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  Reply # 1344930 15-Jul-2015 17:50
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Hell of phone for the money, esp if you can get for under $200! My daily driver is the Xperia Z2 - if I dropped or lost it, I would probably pick up one of these as an immediate replacement while waiting for any news on upcoming Nexus or the next Xperia after the Z3+

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  Reply # 1344972 15-Jul-2015 19:30
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Mine arrived this morning, warehouse stationary honored the $191.36 (they didn't even say anything.).
Its a bit of a change going from a Galaxy S2 to this... its huge! So far so good though.

quick edit anyone know where I can get a case for it? Or if Vodafone is getting them soon? Thanks

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  Reply # 1344973 15-Jul-2015 19:36
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Damn wish I knew about that dicksmith deal.

Just picked it up today, the vibration seems really Ott for some reason idk might just be me.

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  Reply # 1345415 16-Jul-2015 13:16
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Wrench: quick edit anyone know where I can get a case for it? Or if Vodafone is getting them soon? Thanks


I'm keeping an eye for cases too but haven't had any luck yet. Just something to cover the back as it's really slippery!

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  Reply # 1345429 16-Jul-2015 13:28
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You can probably buy cases on Aliexpress




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  Reply # 1345455 16-Jul-2015 13:44
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I did a quick search for "zte blade S6 plus case" on aliexpress.com and it comes with lots of cases.  Start around $1.70US shipped each.  I'm pretty sure the Smart Ultra is the ZTE Blade S6 Plus according to UK review sites.

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  Reply # 1345474 16-Jul-2015 13:55
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If you search for Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 there are a ton of cases on Aliexpress




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