Vodafone New Zealand raises iPhone 4S price by $300

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Candlelight, Nov 25, 2011.

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    Candlelight

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    http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/6035347/Vodafone-increases-iPhone-4S-price

    Vodafone always do this. Get the iPhone on board and then raise the cost of them. Did it with the original iPhone as well.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Why not buy it from Apple for $649 then factory unlocked instead than paying $949 at Vodafone?
     
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    wordoflife

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    That's just disgusting. Someone needs to kick Vodafone NZ into line.
     
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    pknz

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    The iPhone 4S (16GB, unlocked from Apple) sells for $NZ1049 ($US775).
     
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    wordoflife

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    LOL I guess AppleJuiced had a brain lapse because 1) he posted the US prices and 2) Vodafone isn't in the US. So those two can't happen at the same time.

    Unless he was suggesting you fly to the US and buy a phone ... but I'm sure it wasn't that either.
     
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    Actually the article states the price increased from $649 to 949, I can see how someone not used to the pricing of plans etc here might think that was the straight out retail price. The article probably wasn't clear to overseas readers.

    The $949 price is still subsidized by the plan, but only just. crappy move by vodaphone and again validating my decision to pay for our iPhones upfront and go prepay on them rather than getting sucked into a contract
     
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    wordoflife

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    Oh, I got you.
    It's $649 off contract here so that's probably what he thought it was.
    Damn that's expensive!:eek:
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Lol :D
    Wasnt sure if he was talking US converted prices or NZ.
    So getting it from Voda for $949 with a contract or paying $NZ1049 without a 2 year agreement if Im understanding this right. I would still pay $100 and get it without a contract and unlocked.
     

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