1. rapidblue's Avatar
    So, I hear that the iPhone 3G should be launching in about 2 - 3 weeks.
    "Apparently" Vodaworld will also be running a launch special
    09-13-2008 05:26 PM
  2. DevenK's Avatar
    Where did you hear this?!?

    I really do hope SA gets some iPhone love
    09-16-2008 09:54 AM
  3. rapidblue's Avatar
    Where did you hear this?!?

    I really do hope SA gets some iPhone love
    I have some contacts in Vodacom. I know Deven, it's like sooooo exciting
    Will definitely let you guys know when I have the exact date (currently all I know is "end of September"). Apparantly Vodaworld might also have a massive launch and will proabably run a special for the launch (maybe a great price for like the first 100 hundred customers). Will also let you know if I hear anything
    09-16-2008 10:07 AM
  4. DevenK's Avatar
    Thanks mate, I appreciate it!

    End of September is soon! I'll definitely be at that launch...
    09-16-2008 10:18 AM
  5. rapidblue's Avatar
    Thanks mate, I appreciate it!

    End of September is soon! I'll definitely be at that launch...
    True - not far off, just around the corner. I'll camp out the night before if I have to - ha ha.
    09-16-2008 10:24 AM
  6. DevenK's Avatar
    Same, I'll see you there then LOL
    09-16-2008 10:31 AM
  7. sturamsden's Avatar
    I can't wait to get my hands on the iPhone. How do you guys think the pricing/contracts will be structured? I'm planning on getting on my Dad's Talk1000 upgrade in October.
    09-19-2008 12:45 PM
  8. rapidblue's Avatar
    I can't wait to get my hands on the iPhone. How do you guys think the pricing/contracts will be structured? I'm planning on getting on my Dad's Talk1000 upgrade in October.
    I'm assuming there will be a pay-in on the Business/Talk120/Talk240 packages. Hoping it will go free on a Talk500/Talk1000. Can only tell for certain when it arrives. Can't wait!!!
    09-20-2008 02:47 AM
  9. sturamsden's Avatar
    Do you have any idea who is importing the iPhone 3G? If it's the Core group, like with all the other Apple products available in SA, we are screwed. Hopefully Vodafone and Vodacom have their own deal going on with Apple and we will be able to get our iPhone's free of the ridiculous prices the Core group charge!
    09-20-2008 08:22 AM
  10. rapidblue's Avatar
    Do you have any idea who is importing the iPhone 3G? If it's the Core group, like with all the other Apple products available in SA, we are screwed. Hopefully Vodafone and Vodacom have their own deal going on with Apple and we will be able to get our iPhone's free of the ridiculous prices the Core group charge!
    Interesting question: I could be wrong, but I think it could be the Core group bringing them in. Yes, Apple in general is expensive in SA (compared to prices in the States) but then so is most electronics.
    09-21-2008 03:40 PM
  11. rapidblue's Avatar
    Ok, I should know for definite in the week, but it seems Vodacom is launching this month still - that means in the next 9 days or so!!!
    I've heard about a little "twist" in the launch, but will let you guys know in the week
    09-21-2008 03:42 PM
  12. sturamsden's Avatar
    I guess we'll find out when we see the pricing options. Electronics shouldn't really be that expensive seeing we have good trade agreements with the Far East but I guess cause most things are 'American/European Designed' and we're so far out of the way we have to bear the brunt of some (big) profit margins.
    09-21-2008 04:21 PM
  13. foonloos's Avatar
    Ok, I should know for definite in the week, but it seems Vodacom is launching this month still - that means in the next 9 days or so!!!
    I've heard about a little "twist" in the launch, but will let you guys know in the week
    The rumours are heating up. One says official launch announcement today with availability tomorrow.

    Some Vodashops says 30 Sept.

    vodashop.mobi shows 8Gig iPhone as a choice for upgrade or cash purchase.

    I think it's time for you to squeeze your contact for all the info. Waiting and not knowing what I'm waiting for (pricing etc) is driving me nuts!!
    09-22-2008 02:40 AM
  14. rapidblue's Avatar
    The rumours are heating up. One says official launch announcement today with availability tomorrow.

    Some Vodashops says 30 Sept.

    vodashop.mobi shows 8Gig iPhone as a choice for upgrade or cash purchase.

    I think it's time for you to squeeze your contact for all the info. Waiting and not knowing what I'm waiting for (pricing etc) is driving me nuts!!
    You were definintely right on the offical launch announcement for today. Just got a mail stating "iPhone 3G is coming September 26"!!!
    They haven't mentioned the little "twist" yet, but all in good time...
    09-22-2008 05:00 AM
  15. foonloos's Avatar
    stop the teasing, spill the beans on the twist (pretty please)
    09-22-2008 05:10 AM
  16. rapidblue's Avatar
    stop the teasing, spill the beans on the twist (pretty please)
    Wish I could, but unfortunately I could get some ppl into trouble
    Anyways, it's nothing that major, just a bit "different" to previous launches
    Promise to let you know as soon as I'm allowed to spill the beans
    09-22-2008 05:16 AM
  17. sturamsden's Avatar
    I know what the twist is.

    Vodacom Official "Great news, upgrading customers will only have to pay the measly sum of...R5000 to upgrade with a Talk1000 contract and that is the only contract it will be available on!"

    Thats a typical South African announcement.
    09-22-2008 12:09 PM
  18. rapidblue's Avatar
    I know what the twist is.

    Vodacom Official "Great news, upgrading customers will only have to pay the measly sum of...R5000 to upgrade with a Talk1000 contract and that is the only contract it will be available on!"

    Thats a typical South African announcement.
    Ha ha - nice sturamsden
    09-22-2008 12:14 PM
  19. sturamsden's Avatar
    Ha ha, just been listening to the Fresh Drive and he says he's going to be at a 'massive launch' from midnight at Vodaworld on thursday night and he 'couldn't say more about it'. I wonder what that could be?

    I think Im going to go!
    09-22-2008 12:32 PM
  20. rapidblue's Avatar
    Ha ha, just been listening to the Fresh Drive and he says he's going to be at a 'massive launch' from midnight at Vodaworld on thursday night and he 'couldn't say more about it'. I wonder what that could be?

    I think Im going to go!
    Well, the cat's out the bag There's the little "twist" to Vodacom's launch
    I'll check you guys at midnight on thursday!!!
    09-22-2008 12:38 PM
  21. sturamsden's Avatar
    Don't I get a prize or something?

    Rapid, you seem like you're in the know. What, other than DJ Fresh is going to be there? We looking at some free stuff (one can always hope), special deals/discounts or just a jol?
    09-22-2008 12:45 PM
  22. rapidblue's Avatar
    Don't I get a prize or something?

    Rapid, you seem like you're in the know. What, other than DJ Fresh is going to be there? We looking at some free stuff (one can always hope), special deals/discounts or just a jol?
    Let's just say quite a few "VIPs" have been invited to the launch - we'll see how many turn up though - being at midnight and all. They'll probably attend a pre-launch function Thursday night before they open the doors to the public at midnight
    I know that Vodaworld is preparing quite hectically for the launch - seems like they gonna have couches in the mall, cocktail bars etc.
    Pricing, well not certain yet, but it seems like it's gonna be steep
    Oh yes, seems like we only gonna have black as a choice, no white iPhones for now...
    09-22-2008 01:00 PM
  23. sturamsden's Avatar
    Ah ha, good to know, i was always going to get a black one anyway.

    I take it you're one of those VIP's, so does that mean you'll get your hands on an iPhone before the rest of us? Is there any reason for me to attend, are they going to be doing something really really stupid (for their bank balances) like giving them away or anything?

    Sorry to assume you know everything but Im sure you know how we all get over an iPhone.
    09-22-2008 01:10 PM
  24. rapidblue's Avatar
    Ah ha, good to know, i was always going to get a black one anyway.

    I take it you're one of those VIP's, so does that mean you'll get your hands on an iPhone before the rest of us? Is there any reason for me to attend, are they going to be doing something really really stupid (for their bank balances) like giving them away or anything?

    Sorry to assume you know everything but Im sure you know how we all get over an iPhone.
    Honestly don't know if there will be any "amazing specials" or "prize phones" at the launch. I do hope so though.
    Should have more info tomorrow. Will let you know
    09-22-2008 01:19 PM
  25. DevenK's Avatar
    Exciting times boys, exciting times

    I certainly hope all the rumours are true and we get the iPhone here sooner than later...
    09-23-2008 01:36 AM
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