There’s nothing I like more than a good fight. We have ourselves a bit of a duopoly doozy at the moment, with Telecom laying the iPhone smackdown. This morning, Telecom said “give us your poor, your tired, your huddled iPhone-carrying masses, and we’ll give you six hundred bucks”.
I can help but wonder if Vodafone saw this coming a few weeks ago when they announced a big freebie for iPhone owners out of the pure kindness of their hearts. The way Vodafone has been trumping Telecom lately, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a mole at the heart of the big T.
I don’t pretend to understand a word of it, but I think it’s saying that Vodafone’s plans are still better value (especially if you add in the 3GB free data). Oops, no, after some confusion around TXT bundles, looks like XT is cheaper. The unfortunate truth remains that the iPhone will do better at a pure network transport level on Telecom’s XT network than Vodafone’s.
Ultimately, neither option saves a ton of cash, but I’m hoping that the outcome will be a permanent upgrade in data capacity or freebies. It’s just nuts that 3G data is a “premium” service in New Zealand at the moment.