Vodafone NZ to sell the iPhone

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 6-May-2008 18:27

The worst kept secret is finally out - Vodafone NZ will be selling the new 3G iPhone when it's launched very soon. I've known this for several weeks now but resisted the temptation to post about it but the news is now public, and I'm sure very exciting!

This is a huge coup for Vodafone NZ to have over Telecom! Vodafone's 900MHz UMTS network is going to be fantastic!

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Comment by chakkaradeep, on 6-May-2008 18:32

Really? Are you serious

If this is real, then it would be awesome!

Comment by chakkaradeep, on 6-May-2008 18:33

And yea, Vodafone is introducing iPhone in India later this september too

Comment by mothership, on 6-May-2008 18:45

Ten countries in all:  
New Zealand, Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, South Africa and Turkey.
It'll be good to play with visual voicemail at last :)

Comment by chiefie, on 6-May-2008 19:14

Are you sure this 3G iPhone has UMTS 900mhz? Would be good to see it happening and with BIG subsidy I hope! Looks like 3G iPhone and N82 is going to fight for my attention! As long as there's Exchange ActiveSync support, then both are potential! I am seriously wanting to leave Windows Mobile camp... :-( sad really (I don't expect my imate JasJam getting WM6 upgrade...).

Comment by thegeekboy, on 6-May-2008 19:45


Just in case someone wants an official link.

Comment by djpaubes, on 6-May-2008 21:13

will we see something bigger than 16gb also? I'd love a 32gb iphone! So who wants to buy my old one? haha.

Comment by TheBartender, on 6-May-2008 22:14

Unless you know more than what information has been released to date, and have inadvertently 'let the cat out of the bag', its not 3G...just the current version iPhone.

Or can you confirm that? (that it is 3G)
Or was that a simple mistake?
Or have you accidentally said to much? to soon?

Comment by CJ, on 6-May-2008 22:39

Will it be a flat "all you want" fee like in the US? At current NZ data rates, a 3G internet phone could get very expensive!

Comment by Jason Pollock, on 6-May-2008 22:52

Now that, definitely wasn't how I guessed it would go! Wow.

Comment by mushion22, on 10-Jun-2008 08:29

Hmmm 3G iPhone specs dont say there is support for 900MHz UMTS.

UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)2100 is supported however.
Those are from the US site, so I guess there could potentially be a version for NZ with 900 support instead of 850 maybe. .

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Steve Biddle
New Zealand

I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems.

I also love sharing my views and analysis of the tech world on this blog, along with the odd story about aviation and the travel industry.

My interests and skillset include:

*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
  -Asterisk (incl PiaF, FreePBX, Elastix)

  -xDSL deployments

*Structured cabling
  -Home/office cabling
  -Phone & Data

*Computer networking
  -Mikrotik hardware
  -WAN/LAN solutions

*Wireless solutions
  -Motel/Hotel hotspot deployments
  -Outdoor wireless deployments, both small and large scale
  -Temporary wireless deployments
*CCTV solutions
  -Analogue and IP

I'm an #avgeek who loves to travel the world (preferably in seat 1A) and stay in nice hotels.

+My views do no represent my employer. I'm sure they'll be happy to give their own if you ask them.

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