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Can
Jun 16, 2008, 02:15 AM
Nå har vi jo endelig fått vår første offesielle apple store i Oslo, (eller lørenskog om du vil). Jeg vet ikke helt hvordan de har tenkt å gjøre dette med iPhone i Norge, hvor den vil bli solgt etc. (Dårlig med info på apple.no for øyeblikket), men regner med at den vil bli solgt der.

11 juli !

Update:
Oslo
Telebutikken - Byporten
Fra kl 06:00


Dette vil være det første stedet i Norge hvor man kan få tak i iPhone :-) De andre stedene åpner først kl 9.

Priser:
http://netcom.no/iphone.html (http://netcom.no/iphone)

UPDATE!!:
Sto i kø fra 5:45 til 11:30, men iPhone ble det :-)
(Norway, Oslo, Byporten)
http://www.vg.no/uploaded/image/bilderigg/2008/07/11/1215764942736_115.jpg

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jun 17, 2008, 08:39 AM
Offisiell Apple Store i Oslo/Lørenskog? Hvor? Når? Hvordan?

iSaga
Jun 17, 2008, 11:51 AM
Anyone know what the prices will be for the iPhone in Norway, also which company is it with? I will be moving to Bergen,Norway in August and this is a very important detail.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jun 17, 2008, 01:07 PM
Anyone know what the prices will be for the iPhone in Norway, also which company is it with? I will be moving to Bergen,Norway in August and this is a very important detail.We know that Netcom will be the provider, but they've not yet revealed any details on prices on either phone nor plans. You can sign up for info (in Norwegian) here: https://netcom.no/kontaktmeg/

iSaga
Jun 17, 2008, 01:19 PM
Thanks for the info, I'm surprised their is no price information yet. Is there any talk about not releasing by July 11th?

Also how is the 3G coverage in and around Bergen? I've been debating keeping my original iPhone and unlocking and using over there if 3G coverage isn't great.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jun 17, 2008, 01:48 PM
Thanks for the info, I'm surprised their is no price information yet. Is there any talk about not releasing by July 11th? Nah, haven't heard anything of sorts, yet...

Also how is the 3G coverage in and around Bergen? I've been debating keeping my original iPhone and unlocking and using over there if 3G coverage isn't great.Excellent (depending a bit where you are, of course, do know where you gonna live and work?), the purple is areas with Turbo-3G (aka HSDPA) coverage:

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Choose DATA (over TALE) from the "Velg tjeneste" dropdown and BERGEN under "Gå til kommune": https://netcom.no/kundeservice/dekningogutland/kart.html

iSaga
Jun 17, 2008, 02:17 PM
Nah, haven't heard anything of sorts, yet...

Excellent (depending a bit where you are, of course, do know where you gonna live and work?), the purple is areas with Turbo-3G (aka HSDPA) coverage:

120314

Choose DATA (over TALE) from the "Velg tjeneste" dropdown and BERGEN under "Gå til kommune": https://netcom.no/kundeservice/dekningogutland/kart.html

Excellent info, looks like I will be selling the original iPhone before I make the big move. Can't wait!

annk
Jun 17, 2008, 02:24 PM
Nå har vi jo endelig fått vår første offesielle apple store i Oslo, (eller lørenskog om du vil). Jeg vet ikke helt hvordan de har tenkt å gjøre dette med iPhone i Norge, hvor den vil bli solgt etc. (Dårlig med info på apple.no for øyeblikket), men regner med at den vil bli solgt der.

11 juli !

Isn't the store in Dronning Maudsgt (or the one in Operapassasjen, for den saks skyld) in Oslo an official Apple store? Or are they only resellers? They sure look real...:confused:

iSaga
Jun 27, 2008, 11:52 AM
Has there been any pricing and plan information in Norway yet?

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jun 27, 2008, 04:22 PM
Has there been any pricing and plan information in Norway yet?Yes :(

Spritey
Jul 1, 2008, 01:05 PM
Isn't the store in Dronning Maudsgt (or the one in Operapassasjen, for den saks skyld) in Oslo an official Apple store? Or are they only resellers? They sure look real...:confused:

Eplehuset?

Nei, de er bare resellers. Det er ikke en offisiell Apple (eid) store i Norge ennå.

Spritey
Jul 1, 2008, 01:28 PM
Yes :(

But the cool part is you can get it without a contract because of Norwegian rules Go consumer protectionism!! :c) (source (http://www.vg.no/teknologi/artikkel.php?artid=509386))

Prices w/o contract: (just note that the cost of living is incredibly high in Norway, so it's not really all that bad if you're paid a Norwegian salary)


The reason it's cheaper to break the cheap contract, is because the phone isn't nearly as subsidized by the phone company. (An 8GB with the most expensive package is only 1kr, or 1/5th dollar)

Unlocked iPhone Prices:

Signing up and breaking the cheapest contract:
iPhone 8GB:1390kr
Cancellation fee: 2400kr
Total: 3790kr
(16GB iPhone is 2290kr)

Signing up and breaking the middlemost expensive contract:
iPhone 8GB:690kr
Cancellation fee: 30000kr
Total: 3690kr
(16GB iPhone is 1590kr)

Signing up and breaking the most expesive contract:
iPhone 8GB:1kr
Cancellation fee: 35000kr
Total: 3501kr
(16GB iPhone is 890kr)
For the sake of comparison, the cited article mentions that Nokia E90 Communicator is around 6000kr w/o a contract, HTC Touch Diamond 3500kr, and Nokia N95 is 4800.

annk
Jul 1, 2008, 03:02 PM
Eplehuset?

Nei, de er bare resellers. Det er ikke en offisiell Apple (eid) store i Norge ennå.

Yes, I meant Eplehuset. For those of you who don't read Norwegian (most of the planet's population :p), it says they're only a reseller. But what about the store the OP mentioned, in Lørenskog?

I didn't know there were resellers who only did Apple, I thought resellers were like Best Buy etc, that they carried all kinds of stuff. Live and learn. :p

Even with the liveable prices if you buy the phone here and break the contract, I still won't give in until they improve battery capacity. I have a Nokia that only needs to be charged once - or twice at most - a week, despite being on round the clock. So I got an iPod Touch in the meantime (bought in the States - kr 2500 for 32 GB, as opposed to 3800 in Norway :cool:).

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jul 1, 2008, 03:10 PM
But the cool part is you can get it without a contract because of Norwegian rules Go consumer protectionism!! [snip]Yes, that's right, but - and there's always a but(t) - is that affordable, usable data plans aren't exactly easy to come by in Norway (I was kind of hoping the iPhone plans would be a nice, new trend there), so basically you'll be paying more than the Netcom plans in most cases, at least if you want to use the data part...

I'm officially way up on the fence on this one and will not make another decision until January, when my current contract expires (I was planning to buy myself out), or whenever new providers/plans are introduced, with free data (or at least more generous limits), whichever comes first.

Affording the iPhone isn't a problem, at least on the cheapest plan, nor is the number of minutes or text messages. It's the 100MB data cap and the NOK 10 per MB when exceeding that - with out the daily cap the Swedes get, and that Netcom themselves have on other plans - that's the problem. That can be very expensive if you're not careful.

Spritey
Jul 1, 2008, 04:01 PM
Yes, that's right, but - and there's always a but(t) - is that affordable, usable data plans aren't exactly easy to come by in Norway

True, but potentially we'll see prices decrease within this year, when more and more people make use of the data intensive apps in their phones, and it becomes a more determining factor for people when choosing a phone company... (I certainly hope anyway)

The good part anyhow, is that at least we have the option of an unlocked phone (unlike Canada/US). Although most people don't, there are some people that need to use multiple SIM-cards from two or more providers in one or many countries.

(Perhaps the phone could be unlocked through some other means, but we don't know how long it will take before someone's able to unlock it unofficially).

Spritey
Jul 1, 2008, 04:21 PM
Yes, I meant Eplehuset. For those of you who don't read Norwegian (most of the planet's population :p), it says they're only a reseller. But what about the store the OP mentioned, in Lørenskog?

I didn't know there were resellers who only did Apple, I thought resellers were like Best Buy etc, that they carried all kinds of stuff. Live and learn. :p


I'm not updated on rumors about new stores, but it doesn't make any sense to me that they'll open one in Lørenskog. All the Apple stores I have been to have been located in a very central location in a downtown area. Why change the formula for the first flagship store in a country, or heck, Scandinavia even? Remember that the store is perhaps first and foremost a big advertisement, so the location is crucial.

EDIT: Here's the "Apple Shop (http://www.apple.com/no/buy/shop/)" in Lørenskog. It's definitely not a flagship store, but rather a small section i Elkjøp devoted to Apple products. They have the same thing in Best Buy in the US.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jul 2, 2008, 06:02 AM
Here's the "Apple Shop (http://www.apple.com/no/buy/shop/)" in Lørenskog. It's definitely not a flagship store, but rather a small section i Elkjøp devoted to Apple products. They have the same thing in Best Buy in the US.I think I prefer Eplehuset (http://www.eplehuset.no/no/butikker.aspx) over Elkjøp...the new store in Bergen (http://www.eplehuset.no/no/eplehuset_bergen.aspx) is gorgeous...almost a small Apple Store... ;)

Can
Jul 2, 2008, 06:19 PM
Offisiell Apple Store i Oslo/Lørenskog? Hvor? Når? Hvordan?


Butikken i lørenskog er den eneste som er satt opp som offesiell butikk på apple.no sine hjemmesider :-)


Link:
http://www.apple.com/no/buy/shop/

http://fri-iphone.org/

Eplehuset & humac etc er bare resellers.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jul 3, 2008, 03:12 AM
Yeah, but if you go one stop up, to here (http://www.apple.com/no/buy/), you'll see that even that "Apple Shop" (note: not "Apple Store") is under "Autoriserte forhandlere" (Authorized Resellers), and even if they've gotten some new status, it's still just Elkjøp in disguise... ;)

http://fri-iphone.org/
Wow... "2539 personer har skrevet under!" :cool:

Oh, and that includes me, of course... ;)

Can
Jul 9, 2008, 08:10 AM
Update:
Oslo
Telebutikken - Byporten
Fra kl 06:00


Dette vil være det første stedet i Norge hvor man kan få tak i iPhone :-) De andre stedene åpner først kl 9.

Can
Jul 11, 2008, 09:29 AM
Fikk iPhone til slutt, etter 6 timer i kø :-)

Hører iPhonen er utsolgt i hele Norge alleredet.
http://www.vg.no/uploaded/image/bilderigg/2008/07/11/1215764942736_115.jpg