The new version of the Apple iPhone hits New Zealand this week on the 11th of July. The only telco company to provide iPhone plans is Vodafone. They teased the nation recently by advertising that they’d be selling the iPhone from only $199 on a two year plan.
It sounded great, and I was going to buy one. It turned out not to be great at all, and I won’t be. For that price you get the 8Gig iPhone on a two year plan, at TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS PER MONTH, considerably more expensive than the most expensive plan that will be offered in any other nation on earth, with a plan that offers significantly fewer minutes and data.
The price is almost unbelievable. It seemed impossible, but them’s the facts. Needless to say, the excitement has worn off. Here’s John Campbell grilling a rather unfortunate Vodafone public relations employee who had the very unenviable task of fronting up to the media.
Not for me, thanks.