Going global from New Zealand
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And so it begins …
Update: Meet the world’s first 10 iPhone 3G owners
Where are their girlfriends?
loving the #7 position!
Number #8 reporting in.
@Kate: Girlfriends are on their laps.
This is cool
Loving the girlfriend comments! I’m pretty sure everyone in first 10 has a girlfriend :) I fully understand the abuse though I wasn’t even planning on queuing to be honest.
Oh man. Glad im not buying one now. This is just sad
Can you imagine this lining up… http://www.blackberrycool.com/2005/10/28/001023/
Maybe they should read this report on the new 3G iPhone
the guy who is out from the states is an amusing story getting some good promotion for his business, so you’ve got to give him props for that one.
and the guy from wishcollector is a nice story as well
Somewhat relevant - I came across this mildly-amusing comic strip earlier this morning…
A story for the grandchildren …
I decided not to line up in Auckland as by 10pm Thursday evening there were over 150 people in the queue and the info on the street was that the Queen St store only had about 150 phones…..so I decided to log on at 12:01am and see if I could buy a phone through the Vodafone store.
….voila, I made my purchase at 12:02am Friday morning and sat back expect a 3 day delivery (as it stated on the site).
next thing I know I get a delivery at 3pm friday afternoon (like 15 hours later) with a courier and my shiny new 16GB 3G iPhone.
why would I wait in line when I can do it from the warm comfort of home?
great service Vodafone….
Correct me if I am wrong but I was sure I saw a news article where Vodafone “planted” a guy into the line to buy the new iPhone - in fact he was first in line, which led to hype and news coverage , heightening the ‘drama’ and ‘excitement’ regarding the phone.
Some might say ‘what a great marketing ploy’ and it was, if it is true, but what is starting to rub me up the wrong way is that this, along with other things is starting to turn me away from the brand. The fact that we (Ninetwenty) are a current Vodafone business customer and the service we receive is horrible (Account Managers not returning phone calls or e-mails and broken promises).
Kiwibank first with a site optimised for the iPhone:
It wasn’t Vodafone that planted the guy first in the line - it was the Yellow Pages Group.
And the Herald has an optimised version of its site for the iPhone…
Welcome back from your expertly timed holiday Paul.
Any comments on the backlash to the plans?
In particular the consensus that the balance of data and minutes isn’t quite right?
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