8 July, 2008

Vodafone + iPhone == Fail

I know, I'm probably the last kiwi to blog about this. Hell even the mainstream news had a go at Vodafone after today's announcement. But what did people really expect? The fact that they wouldn't use their standard plans should've tipped everyone off to what was going to happen. That's not to say that Vodafone's pricing is in any way understandable or acceptable. After all, who in their right mind would need that many call minutes and that small of data allowance with a device that's obviously going to be heavily data-oriented? To quote Beverley;

Regular phone calls to the butler to get him to check on the sports car collection? ... And to call people to get them to Google stuff for you cause you blew your cap in the first hour.

That said, it doesn't bother me at all. I'm happy with my mac laptop and Windows Mobile phone, and who knows, in a few months when Telecom rolls out their GSM network (and I know for a fact they're keeping to schedule), they'll lay the smackdown on Vodafone, and all will be happy. Back to networking... Pictures coming soon.