iPhone 3G

Were can you but it outright for prepay in a store?
(not over the internet)

geek_pdbeattie, Feb 24, 5:39 pm

Vodafone/Student IT/Magnum Mac, assuming you have a vodafone phone at the moment, if not then over the internet.

geek_pyro_sniper2002, Feb 24, 5:55 pm

hmmm rang vodafone and they said no!

geek_pdbeattie, Feb 24, 6:40 pm

buy a 'real' phone. why pay 'apple tax'?

geek_xbox_great, Feb 24, 6:45 pm

From Apple shop you can well you can in Aussie.

geek_ylangylang, Feb 24, 6:53 pm

Parallel imported

geek_baker-assoc, Feb 24, 7:01 pm

I got mine from Student IT (already had a vodafone #).

geek_dunedin_ree, Feb 24, 7:04 pm

just buy one, and put your old sim card in it

geek_mone, Feb 24, 7:14 pm

It is a real phone. . unless the one in my hand is somehow a hologram?

OP, I bought mine from Vodafone on prepay.

geek_suicidemonkey, Feb 24, 7:27 pm

did you just walk in and buy one? did u have 2 have a current number and prove it 2 them?

geek_pdbeattie, Feb 24, 8:10 pm

buy off the apple website, cheaper than voda and free delivery.

geek_rcmikey, Feb 24, 8:25 pm

walk into vodafone, pay the 979, get the phone, walk out. put either xt, vodafone sim in and it works...

geek_rotorhoe, Feb 24, 8:54 pm

they told me i couldnt do that when i rang

geek_pdbeattie, Feb 24, 9:22 pm

Dick Smith and Magnum Mac are the only retail stores that will sell the handset on it's own. I don't see why you wouldn't want to buy it off the Apple Store online though? They're not going to run away with your cash and they are $30 cheaper than everyone else.

geek_pro_golfer_03, Feb 24, 11:10 pm

well they advertise handsets only on their website.

geek_malachiman, Feb 25, 8:37 am

I wouldnt buy an iPhone at the moment, new model out in about 4-5 months, worth the wait unless you really really need a phone now.

geek_malachiman, Feb 25, 8:38 am

nokia n900 is way cooler

geek_absinthe1, Feb 25, 8:50 am

hmm the n900 looks like a brick compared to the sleek iphone. i will be getting an iphone when the new ones come out in july, can't wait! !

geek_kitty251, Feb 25, 11:09 am

na i need a phone now so will just get the current model

geek_pdbeattie, Feb 25, 7:40 pm

Incorrect - Noel Leeming sells them now on their own but only 8 certain stores around the country, the bonus is you get flybuys if your a collector!

geek_sven007, Feb 26, 12:12 am

I am sure Harvey Norman sell the handset alone too.

geek_carlie, Feb 26, 2:14 pm

where have u read this? ? oh is it just rumor... .

geek_rotorhoe, Feb 26, 4:08 pm

what noel leeming stores?

geek_pdbeattie, Feb 26, 5:42 pm

Don't have to read it, anyone who follows apple products knows there is a life (update) cycle. the iPhone has maintained an annual one. Just like we know that the macbook pro is overdue for its update.

You might find this of interest...
http://buyersguide. macrumors.com/

geek_malachiman, Feb 26, 5:46 pm

Iphones have been updated every year since they came out in june/july, so there will be an update this year too.
There are rumours that the update this year will be quite significant as last years update was not that much of an update

geek_kitty251, Feb 26, 6:13 pm

the 3Gs was what the 3G should have been really

geek_malachiman, Feb 26, 6:14 pm

i just got a 3GS 16GB from Harvey norman

geek_pdbeattie, Feb 27, 6:06 pm

Enjoy it, there are a ton of apps worth getting.

I use these ones a lot...

Documents to Go (they have 2 versions, one has exchange support)
Skype
Bento(you can use it stand alone, but I also have bento on my mac)
NZ Post
Courier Post
mPass (Air NZ)
Remote (control itunes)
Keynote Remote (Mac only)

geek_malachiman, Feb 27, 7:34 pm

Oh yeah, download Handbrake and then you can convert any of your movies to an iPhone resolution.

geek_malachiman, Feb 27, 7:35 pm

got all of them thanks heaps

geek_pdbeattie, Feb 27, 8:04 pm

Yes I walked into the Vodafone store and bought an iPhone 3G and a sim card without having to fill out any paperwork or anything.

geek_mazdasix, Feb 27, 9:48 pm

Vodafone is so unorganized there is a lack of communication between head office and retail :(

geek_pdbeattie, Feb 27, 10:44 pm