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  # 480646 13-Jun-2011 15:04
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The joys of buying parallel imports. Instruction book is in some weird language (possibly Romanian) and they've opened the box. Probably to set the phone to English. Only had the phone for a day but starting to wonder how I ever lived without it! Will most likely put Lite'ning rom 1.3 on it in the next day or 2

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  # 480650 13-Jun-2011 15:11
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I too have got the phone from top 10, just charging it up to full before i flash it to lite'ning

 
 
 
 


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  # 480652 13-Jun-2011 15:22
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Why are you flashing the device? What benefits do you gain from stock flash? I'm new in this area so I don't understand... if anyone can shed some light that willl be greatly appreciated..

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  # 481006 14-Jun-2011 14:11
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So according to posts in the owners thread, they're currently only available on a contract, and JB's entire shipment is already presold. Fail. :(

Guess I'll be waiting for a while then.




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  # 481009 14-Jun-2011 14:15
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stevenz: So according to posts in the owners thread, they're currently only available on a contract, and JB's entire shipment is already presold. Fail. :(

Guess I'll be waiting for a while then.


I think thats only from Jb though but I could be wrong? Ive been watching the Vodafone Forums and people are saying certain VF stores have ( Had at the time) some phones left. Wether or not they are selling outright though not sure.

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/forum/2-handsets-and-devices/

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  # 481011 14-Jun-2011 14:15
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stevenz: So according to posts in the owners thread, they're currently only available on a contract, and JB's entire shipment is already presold. Fail. :(

Guess I'll be waiting for a while then.


I'm not too sure about that - JB's were listing them at $1147 handset only. . . .I saw/was told nothing to suggest they wouldn't sell them as a pre-pay?

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  # 481019 14-Jun-2011 14:31
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I picked one up from JB's New Lynn at lunchtime, they only recieved 3 phones and now only have the one left but have already ordered a further 10pc's.

I bought mine on contract but their advertising had it listed for $1127 (incl $50 JB gift card) on wall. Sticker on box was $1147

Just charging it up, can't wait to have a proper play with it tonight, is a big step up from the Huawei X5!! :D

 
 
 
 


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  # 481022 14-Jun-2011 14:34
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nofam:
stevenz: So according to posts in the owners thread, they're currently only available on a contract, and JB's entire shipment is already presold. Fail. :(

Guess I'll be waiting for a while then.


I'm not too sure about that - JB's were listing them at $1147 handset only. . . .I saw/was told nothing to suggest they wouldn't sell them as a pre-pay?


Except I asked and was told that they were for sale on contract only. So I don't know how much more certain you can get. If the handset was available off-contract, I can see no good reason why the bloke would turn down a sale.




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Galaxy S3 has gone to its new owner. Now using Galaxy Note 3. Skipping Note 4 I think...

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  # 481025 14-Jun-2011 14:41
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Wade: I picked one up from JB's New Lynn at lunchtime, they only recieved 3 phones and now only have the one left but have already ordered a further 10pc's.

I bought mine on contract but their advertising had it listed for $1127 (incl $50 JB gift card) on wall. Sticker on box was $1147

Just charging it up, can't wait to have a proper play with it tonight, is a big step up from the Huawei X5!! :D


I got the same info about the price, $50 bucks off the RRP, but didn't notice if that was a gift card or discount. But since they wouldn't sell it off contract, it was moot whichever was the case

Ah well...

If everybody posting about their new local purchases says they're on contract, I guess we can assume that it's the only way you can buy 'em right now.

cheers,
R2D2




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Galaxy S3 has gone to its new owner. Now using Galaxy Note 3. Skipping Note 4 I think...

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  # 481030 14-Jun-2011 14:49
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M_I_C_H_A_E_L:
stevenz: So according to posts in the owners thread, they're currently only available on a contract, and JB's entire shipment is already presold. Fail. :(

Guess I'll be waiting for a while then.


I think thats only from Jb though but I could be wrong? Ive been watching the Vodafone Forums and people are saying certain VF stores have ( Had at the time) some phones left. Wether or not they are selling outright though not sure.

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/forum/2-handsets-and-devices/


That was probably based on my post - I was only referring to JB. Wouldn't have a clue how DSE or VF were doing stocks-wise. Wasn't considering either of them as a reseller. I'd be keen to see if B&B and NL got any. They have before.

Must leap onto the websites and check.

Cheers,
R2D2

Edit: No listings I can see. Maybe tomorrow...




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Galaxy S3 has gone to its new owner. Now using Galaxy Note 3. Skipping Note 4 I think...

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  # 481049 14-Jun-2011 15:24
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(Wish this board didn't have the "Compose Reply" button in a brighter colour than the "Post quick reply button in the "Quick reply" box...)

Is this lack of supply another Vodafail or is Samsung simple unable to source enough for little old NZ due to global demand?




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  # 481059 14-Jun-2011 15:39
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stevenz: (Wish this board didn't have the "Compose Reply" button in a brighter colour than the "Post quick reply button in the "Quick reply" box...)

Is this lack of supply another Vodafail or is Samsung simple unable to source enough for little old NZ due to global demand?


Good question - no answer though. Speculation? Samsung's overcautious tendencies, globally, leading to shortages everywhere locally. But you can bet that the US market will have the lion's share of SGS2 production headed its way, being the largest potential market right now.

On a different note, looks like Samsung is on the brink of becoming the world's largest smartphone producer, outstripping the prolific Nokia even. You'd have to say they're doing something right.

Cheers,
R2D2




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Galaxy S3 has gone to its new owner. Now using Galaxy Note 3. Skipping Note 4 I think...

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  # 481099 14-Jun-2011 17:07
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ArtooDetoo:On a different note, looks like Samsung is on the brink of becoming the world's largest smartphone producer, outstripping the prolific Nokia even. You'd have to say they're doing something right.


They've certainly come a long way from the rubbish they used to churn out 10 years ago. I think that was mostly stuff intended for the Korean market (judging by the wierd interfaces) that they figured "hey, that'll sell". They've certainly stepped up their game under the new management!

Oh well, having to wait until after payday isn't necessarily a bad thing, I'll go have a chat to the nice bloke down at JB and see if they can stick my name on one of the next batch.




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  # 481104 14-Jun-2011 17:18
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stevenz:

They've certainly come a long way from the rubbish they used to churn out 10 years ago. I think that was mostly stuff intended for the Korean market (judging by the wierd interfaces) that they figured "hey, that'll sell". They've certainly stepped up their game under the new management!

Oh well, having to wait until after payday isn't necessarily a bad thing, I'll go have a chat to the nice bloke down at JB and see if they can stick my name on one of the next batch.


When you do, ask if you'll be able to buy it off-contract. I'll be interested in learning what he responds with.

Cheers,
R2D2




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Galaxy S3 has gone to its new owner. Now using Galaxy Note 3. Skipping Note 4 I think...

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# 481109 14-Jun-2011 17:36
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Just picked up my S2 from JbHifi in Hamilton,handset only,$1147.They'd only ordered 2,both presold.Salesman told me the next lot would be $50 dearer?Dunno why,was just releived to finally get my hands on it!

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