No one will buy and iPhone in New Zealand....Check out the plans

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by samrulestothema, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. samrulestothema macrumors regular

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    What do you think the chances are that anyone in New Zealand will pay these prices for an iphone? Here they are:

    $80/month 250MB 120 Mins 600 SMS 16GB $699 8GB $549
    $130/month 500MB 250 Mins 600 SMS 16GB $599 8GB $449
    $250/month 1GB 600 Mins 600 SMS 16GB $349 8GB $199

    All of the above are assuming a 24 month plan!!!

    All in NZ$, so for all the Americans just multiply by 0.8.

    Would anyone be prepared to pay this?!

    Please give me your thoughts
     
  2. thor79 macrumors 6502

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    ...if I read that correctly the price of the phone is tied to plan?
    That's crazy if that's true. People like me who go for the bare minimum (I get unlimited data with the 450 Minute plan, the lowest plan I can get) because we use data a lot would be screwed. With all the taxes and fees my final bill comes to about $80/mo. My bill for the iPhone should be very close to that.

    For the USD via ExchangeRate.com:
    $60.16/month 250MB 120 Mins 600 SMS 16GB $525.62 8GB $412.82
    $97.75/month 500MB 250 Mins 600 SMS 16GB $450.42 8GB $337.63
    $187.99/month 1GB 600 Mins 600 SMS 16GB $262.43 8GB $149.63

    More SMS (none for base plans in US).
    Far Fewer Minutes and Data.

    Yikes...no way....wouldn't blame ya for passing it up. That does suck.

    Is this just limited to iPhones or are all cell phone plans this sucky there?
    Is unlimited data even an option?
     
  3. samrulestothema thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes you did read that correctly. Depending on how much you pay for the phone will depend on how you pay for the plan.

    Yeah these ar just for the iPhone. But all plans suck big time over here. We also have the sh*ttiest internet in the developed world :D lol

    No i couldn't find any mention of an unlimited data plan.
     
  4. barryallott macrumors member

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    Looks like its quite expensive to be the first in the world to get it. njoy!
     
  5. macbookpronoob macrumors member

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    that is some pretty sick prices for the iphone. i don't think i'd get one for that price either...
     
  6. MojoWill macrumors 6502

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  7. JonJParr macrumors newbie

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    Odd

    I thought Steve Jobs said in his Keynote when he launched the iPhone 3G that it would be a maximum of £199 "all over the world". Is that not now true?
     
  8. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

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    He unfortunately said, "most countries," not all.
     
  9. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    wow that is absolutely ridiculous. I definitely feel sorry for you guys and those folks up in Canada. it certainly gives a new perspective on AT&T's minimum of $75/month USD for unlimited data and 200 SMS messages, but still... yikes
     
  10. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    Those rates are ridiculous. I didn't think it could get worse than the rates being offered in Canada. I was wrong. :eek:
     
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  12. iPaul macrumors regular

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    "And in almost every one of these countries, the price is a maximum of $199, all around the world." - SJ
     
  13. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    Because New Zealand only has two mobile providers (Vodafone and Telecom) our mobile calls and data charges are among the highest in the developed world (OCED). I think Poland and one or two others are more.

    The iPhone costs are not any worse than there other plans. It is just that they grouped there 600 free min call with the 1 GB data plan to get the $250/month charge.

    If they let you get 1GB data with one of their other account plans say the 200 min at $40/month you’d only pay aprox $120/ month.

    Also getting the cheap plan (if you don't need the talking time) and paying $0.10/MB once you go over the 250MB) you’d come out better off. (still very expencive I know.

    Given there is so limited WiFi anyway in NZ you'd better stick to downloading music and Apps at home on iTunes.

    As other players are entering the market in the next year or two prices will drop.


    pps. (NO VISUAL VOICE MAIL NOT SUPPORTED IN NZ on 3G!!!)
     

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