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  Reply # 2186957 25-Feb-2019 15:28
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Is the Noel Leeming pre-order bundle the best out there? with 2degrees sign up it's actually costing 200 less than any other offer plus Google Home Hub and Buds included. 


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  Reply # 2186960 25-Feb-2019 15:32
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How tough is the ceramic back compared to glass?





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2186973 25-Feb-2019 15:54
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New versions of the Galaxy fold might solve all this. On the front they could have selfie cameras by the dozen. When it's unfolded it could be all screen without a selfie camera spoiling the view.

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  Reply # 2187063 25-Feb-2019 19:40
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The 'valued customer' offer I got via email from Vodafone is enticing:

S10+
$200 discount ($1499)
Buds
Samsung 43'' 4k tv
Netflix 12mths

If you sign up for a 24mth plan

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  Reply # 2187114 25-Feb-2019 21:54
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maxeon:

Is the Noel Leeming pre-order bundle the best out there? with 2degrees sign up it's actually costing 200 less than any other offer plus Google Home Hub and Buds included. 



The $200 off is a two degrees offer and not unique to any retailer so go with whoever ideas you the best bundle of free stuff.

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  Reply # 2187117 25-Feb-2019 22:16
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Just reading up the T&C from Noel Leeming's site regarding 2degrees offer. You need to remain on the $55 plan for 3 months otherwise they will make you repay the $200 discount. I know it says iPhone but I literally clicked into that link from their S10 $200 off promotion page.

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/2degrees-terms

 

Unless they're wrong?


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  Reply # 2187134 25-Feb-2019 23:32
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Geektastic: How tough is the ceramic back compared to glass?

 

As JerryRigEverything would say, scratches at a level 8 or 9 where as glass scratches at a level 6 with a deep grove at a level 7.

 

https://youtu.be/_CZj-l9MJmg?t=100 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeLKqjvmFvQ

 

so long story short, it's much harder to scratch than glass, but it can be quite brittle, so dropping it has quite a high chance of chipping, so case up.


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  Reply # 2187135 25-Feb-2019 23:36
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jeeg:

Just reading up the T&C from Noel Leeming's site regarding 2degrees offer. You need to remain on the $55 plan for 3 months otherwise they will make you repay the $200 discount. I know it says iPhone but I literally clicked into that link from their S10 $200 off promotion page.


https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/2degrees-terms


Unless they're wrong?



That was the case when my mum bought her s9. Had to stay on for 3 months. She decided it was worth it since she can share data with my dad.

Hoping someone that pre ordered can weigh in.

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  Reply # 2187167 26-Feb-2019 07:30
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jeeg:

 

Just reading up the T&C from Noel Leeming's site regarding 2degrees offer. You need to remain on the $55 plan for 3 months otherwise they will make you repay the $200 discount. I know it says iPhone but I literally clicked into that link from their S10 $200 off promotion page.

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/2degrees-terms

 

Unless they're wrong?

 

 

 

 

I don't see that on the pb tech web site or in the t&c on the 3 degrees web site but it might be worth ringing them to check.


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  Reply # 2187194 26-Feb-2019 08:49
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Vodafone will give you the discount and lend you the money interest free without even signing up to a contract plan.





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  Reply # 2187197 26-Feb-2019 08:52
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lNomNoml:

Geektastic: How tough is the ceramic back compared to glass?


As JerryRigEverything would say, scratches at a level 8 or 9 where as glass scratches at a level 6 with a deep grove at a level 7.


https://youtu.be/_CZj-l9MJmg?t=100 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeLKqjvmFvQ


so long story short, it's much harder to scratch than glass, but it can be quite brittle, so dropping it has quite a high chance of chipping, so case up.



Thanks. Pretty much then as easy to chip etc as glass is to crack but harder to scratch so overall better, since getting a case is sane advice regardless!

Shame that -on VF anyway - ceramic only comes in white.





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  Reply # 2187198 26-Feb-2019 08:52
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lNomNoml:

Geektastic: How tough is the ceramic back compared to glass?


As JerryRigEverything would say, scratches at a level 8 or 9 where as glass scratches at a level 6 with a deep grove at a level 7.


https://youtu.be/_CZj-l9MJmg?t=100 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeLKqjvmFvQ


so long story short, it's much harder to scratch than glass, but it can be quite brittle, so dropping it has quite a high chance of chipping, so case up.



Thanks. Pretty much then as easy to chip etc as glass is to crack but harder to scratch so overall better, since getting a case is sane advice regardless!

Shame that -on VF anyway - ceramic only comes in white.





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  Reply # 2187241 26-Feb-2019 09:23
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Geektastic: Vodafone will give you the discount and lend you the money interest free without even signing up to a contract plan.

 

Interest Free Offer: Save $201 offer available when purchased Interest Free over 12 or 24 months on $59.99 and above Open Term plans. Total monthly cost is phone plus plan costs, plus an initial $49 deposit. Balance of phone cost, must be repaid if you exit, transfer or trade-down your plan before your Interest Free Term expires. Interest Free and Mobile terms apply.

 

This is what I'm seeing on the S10 page at vodafone. Is there a different way to get the discount and stay on interest free without signing up a contract? I'm currently on Spark and don't plan to change because I use the free Spotify premium offer.


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  Reply # 2187244 26-Feb-2019 09:25
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Was looking at the genuine Samsung cover for the S10. Not cheap, but neither is the phone. I'm wondering if it will affect the wireless charging, both charge pad to phone and phone to watch/earbuds.
I don't really want to waste $90 on a Samsung case if it negates one of the reasons I'm upgrading (watch charging).
I found that third party cases prevented wireless charging on my S8 and ended up using a thin hard plastic one so it could still be charged.




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  Reply # 2187246 26-Feb-2019 09:29
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Dingbatt: Was looking at the genuine Samsung cover for the S10. Not cheap, but neither is the phone. I'm wondering if it will affect the wireless charging, both charge pad to phone and phone to watch/earbuds.
I don't really want to waste $90 on a Samsung case if it negates one of the reasons I'm upgrading (watch charging).
I found that third party cases prevented wireless charging on my S8 and ended up using a thin hard plastic one so it could still be charged.


The wireless charger works with my Spigen case for the s8.
I use Spigen on all my phones, used to get it shipped from US but is now available in NZ.

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