When Vodafone first announced the iPhone plans in New Zealand I was outraged, along with a lot of other people. See Vodafone gouges i from phone. Now, a month or so later, they’ve created some cheaper plans.
Under the new plans you can buy the phone for NZ$850 if you opt for the cheapest monthly plan. The handset become cheaper, of course, as the monthly plans increase in price.
iPhone $40 (24 months). Plan details
Includes Description Inclusive Minutes 20 national anytime minutes each month Included TXTs Send up to 100 TXTs per month to any NZ mobile (from within New Zealand) Included data 250MB per month Additional usage Per minute $0.89 Per TXT $0.20 Per MB $0.25
I’m considering an iPhone now, but as it’s the month to pay GST and Provisional tax, and with the lean times of summer approaching I’m still not sure it’s the right thing for me.
But at least the phone is now available at a more reasonable monthly cost.