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old3eyes

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#196213 23-May-2016 14:41
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I see that the new Moto G4+ has been released in India last week for NZ$328 (32Gig model)  Wonder if and when it will be released here and what sort of Kiwi tax it will attract..

 

Moto G4+ Amazon India





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  #1558003 23-May-2016 15:04
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Looks like a great phone and a potential upgrade from my Moto 4G.

 

It will be interesting to see if the pricing is better than the 3rd Gen Moto G which is shockingly high.





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  #1595002 19-Jul-2016 13:13
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I see it's gone on sale in AU for A$399 for the 16 gig model and $449 for the 32Gig version .  Some what more expensive  that the Indian launch price.. I suspect when it get sold here it will be twice the Indian price.  (kiwi Tax) 





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  #1626311 9-Sep-2016 09:08
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I asked Motoroa AU when this would be for sale in NZ.  Not encouraging

 

"We understand once the new generations become officially released in New Zealand you wish to create the purchase right away as efficiently as possible. It is my pleasure to answer your query.

Motorola is always looking to release further updates regarding the release information of these model so that we can inform others like yourself who are as excited and interested as you are. Going directly to your question, Motorola has not decided yet on when will the new product be launched in New Zealand. We are still waiting for the confirmation of its availability in the region. These future releases, of course, will be advertised to provide more information such as distribution channel and availability date. I would suggest visiting our website from time to time for any update of our upcoming Motorola product in New Zealand.

 

 

 

Please be informed that we do not sell Motorola phones direct to the public. We have our partner retailers where you can check the availability of the phone. You may contact our partner retailers in Australia  and ask with them if it is possible to ship the device in New Zealand.

 

 

 

Our partner retailers are:

 

Officeworks

 

JB Hifi

 

The Good Guys

 

Harvey Norman

You may also check the availability of this device at any third party online store. If you are set on creating a purchase online please be sure to double check with the distributor and make sure that the warranty covers for in New Zealand, we really want to look out for your best interests at heart and if ever you needed to have the device serviced without a fee, the warranty would need to be covered for New Zealand to avoid any unwanted complications that may occur in the long run."





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Also wondering this.  The 64GB+4GB RAM version on amazon looks quite tasty and I'm still thinking of trying android again... It's unlocked, but I'm guessing it might be missing some bands needed for NZ?





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  #1626621 9-Sep-2016 16:49
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sidefx:

 

Also wondering this.  The 64GB+4GB RAM version on amazon looks quite tasty and I'm still thinking of trying android again... It's unlocked, but I'm guessing it might be missing some bands needed for NZ?

 

 

Amazon told me it has band 3  (1800)  no band 28 (700)





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old3eyes:

 

sidefx:

 

Also wondering this.  The 64GB+4GB RAM version on amazon looks quite tasty and I'm still thinking of trying android again... It's unlocked, but I'm guessing it might be missing some bands needed for NZ?

 

 

Amazon told me it has band 3  (1800)  no band 28 (700)

 

 

 

 

I'm still not sure how much effect that has in the real world? Is it a massive disadvantage in NZ? Do all the main carriers in NZ use band 28?





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  #1626661 9-Sep-2016 18:19
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sidefx:

old3eyes:


sidefx:


Also wondering this.  The 64GB+4GB RAM version on amazon looks quite tasty and I'm still thinking of trying android again... It's unlocked, but I'm guessing it might be missing some bands needed for NZ?



Amazon told me it has band 3  (1800)  no band 28 (700)



 


I'm still not sure how much effect that has in the real world? Is it a massive disadvantage in NZ? Do all the main carriers in NZ use band 28?


Outside the metro areas it may cause problems. Bit like Telecom's 3g on the 2100 band.




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  #1626669 9-Sep-2016 18:46
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sidefx:

 

old3eyes:

 

sidefx:

 

Also wondering this.  The 64GB+4GB RAM version on amazon looks quite tasty and I'm still thinking of trying android again... It's unlocked, but I'm guessing it might be missing some bands needed for NZ?

 

 

Amazon told me it has band 3  (1800)  no band 28 (700)

 

 

 

 

I'm still not sure how much effect that has in the real world? Is it a massive disadvantage in NZ? Do all the main carriers in NZ use band 28?

 

 

 

 

Don't even go there. Back in the old days I switched carriers, and my HTC didn't support VF frequencies outside major areas.

 

I didn't think switching was a huge issue... WHAT A NIGHTMARE! Never again!!


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  #1626671 9-Sep-2016 18:51
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I was just looking at buying this phone, but the lack of NFC and android pay makes it a huge fail. :(


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