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Telecom trims iPhone up-front costs

Telecom has trimmed the up-front cost of several models of iPhone for customers who sign to a 24-month plan.

Handset price cuts range from $19 to $50.

At the same time, the carrier has increased the up-front of the mostly highly specc'd iPhone on its top plan by $49.

(Click to zoom. New charges apply from Feb 1)

Telecom is now charging $149 up-front for an iPhone 4S 16GB on a 24-month, $80/month plan with 200 voice minutes, 300 txts and 1GB of data. From February 1, that will drop to $99.

Vodafone is charging $649 up-front for an iPhone 4S 16GB on a 24-month, $85/month plan with 300 voice minutes, 2500 txts and 250MB of data.

Comments and questions
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Hurrah it's an ad for Telecom.

Oh, wait... could we have some news too please?

And their overseas coverage

similar technology now (not cdma) so roam away

similar technology now (not cdma) so roam away

Dave, you are a chump.

And Vodafone New Zealand 3G Coverage?

This just shows how 'dumb' Vodafone's new Smart plans are. I left for XT last year and haven't looked back. Thoroughly enjoying my 1GB $80 plan and the $900 discount on an iPhone 4S 32GB which I gave to my partner.
Vodafone are just slipping further and further behind in value for money and data allowances.