The countdown until the iPhone 5 is available for purchase in New Zealand is getting so close. Within the last couple of days Telecom has opened for pre-orders and released their plans that will be available for the iPhone 5.
There is no telling how long it will take for your iPhone 5 to arrive if you pre-order it online through Telecom until you finish the purchase. So if anyone has ordered one, please let us know what they say.
At first glance Telecom plans look really good, the minutes and text allowances have increased from the original iPhone 4S plans seen here in Ben’s blog.
These iPhone 5 plans and handset prices are actually exactly the same for an iPhone 4S from Telecom. Surely people wont buy a 4S when the iPhone 5 is the same price on a plan.
Read on to see Telecom and Vodafone iPhone 5 plans
Below is a table from the Telecom website for the 16GB iPhone 5. Prices for the 32GB and 64GB iPhones can be viewed on the Telecom website.
Telecom 16GB iPhone 5 plans.
Vodafone has also released its iPhone 5 plans. The main difference being that they start at $80 per month.
Vodafone was also open for pre-orders but their website states that they are currently out of stock.
Telecom and Vodafone plans both have strengths and weaknesses, I would recommend thinking about all possible options before signing a 24 month contract.
Vodafone Smart Data plans (24-month term only)
For me personally, Telecom is looking pretty good. I am on an old Vodafone $40 plan so when it runs out early next year $80 will probably be too much. Iv got some thinking to do.
Update: iPhone 5 sales will commence at 12.01am Friday at the following Vodafone stores