Win a 32GB iPad 2 with Vonage TimeToCall

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Hey, it’s time! In association with Vonage and their new TimeToCall app, I’m giving away a 32GB WiFi iPad2 to one lucky reader. There’s a heap more information about the TimeToCall application in my previous post.

The awesome thing about this competition is that if you don’t win my iPad2, you can enter to win at a bunch of other sites too. Heck, even if you do win my one, you can still enter to win more! Whoops! Turns out if you win my one, you’re ineligible for other draws, so don’t be greedy 🙂

On to the detail. There are two ways to enter, and you can do one or both:

  1. Add a comment below, telling us about your most amazing 15 minutes. Fact or fiction, I don’t mind.
  2. Post this short link on Twitter: http://nzben.tv/vonageipad and include the #TimeToCall hashtag so we can find it.

So, if you do both of these things, that’s two entries into the competition.

Conditions:

  1. Competition closes 11:59pm August 21st 2011.
  2. Competition open to New Zealand and Australia only.
  3. We’ll pay shipping, but any taxes or additional costs are the responsibility of the winner.
  4. One entry of each type (one comment, one tweet) per person – additional entries will void all your entries.
  5. Comment entries must include a valid email address (not displayed to the public).
  6. Winners will be drawn at random.
  7. Winners will be contacted via email or twitter. If no response is recieved in 48 hours from notification, another draw will be made.

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Vonage TimeToCall and a Huge iPad2 Giveaway

It appears that Voice over IP is making huge strides into the consumer space at the moment. What with my new Genius VoIP connection, and now this new TimeToCall app from Vonage, VoIP is truly become accessible to everyone’s granny.

TimeToCall takes a very different approach to VoIP billing: one charge for a 15 minute call, billed to your iTunes account. One price for landline or mobile calls up to 15 minutes in length. No bills at the end to month, no need to create an account, no need to visit a store or another web site to purchase calling cards. And your first call to overseas destinations is free!

If you’re someone that chats regularly with overseas colleagues, friends and family, TimeToCall looks like a pretty good option. You can place calls anywhere your iPhone or iPad can get a 3G connection in the US or Canada, or worldwide using WiFi.

Multiple Chances to Win an iPad 2

To get the word out, Vonage is partnering with a ton of blogs around the world to promote this app, and each blog will give away a 32GB iPad 2, using a competition of their own choice. And yes, ben.geek.nz is participating. You check out the full list of participating websites here. You’ll see at least two other kiwi options: Geekzone and iPhonewzealand. Keep an eye on the dates so you can enter the competitions. My competition will start next week, and Mauricio’s is running right now.

Check out how TimeToCall works in this video:

Milestone Winners and Also Winners

You’re all winners. I feel genuinely terrible having to pick just two winners from the amazing entries you guys put together. Top work all round, but there has to be only two. Actually, there are two I’ve chose to win, and one very honorable mention – I’ll dig something out of the prize cupboard to send to that runner up.

First winner is the Lego Milestone. I just giggled all the way through this video. It captures the gadget “unboxing” meme perfecly, with references to jokes like the iPhone reception issue. Then the exact weight just tops it off. Seriously, watch the whole thing:

And the second winner is this incredible model. I can’t imagine the time that went into it. I’ll forgive the scales because apparently they only measure in twos, but even if they don’t it’s so close as to be negligible. Top stuff!

And a couple of VERY honourable mentions. If I had more Milestones these guys would get one. There’s one thing that I think lets the first video down – the jump-cut before the blender is turned on. Fantastic video though, and yes I’ll dig something else out of the prize cupboard for this chap!

And look! Here’s a knitted, dissected rat, mounted on a corkboard, and weighed on an incredibly accurate scientific balance:

And here’s the rest of the entries – like I say you’re all awesome!


and a video.

Win a Kick Ass Bluray

The cool cats at Universal Pictures are giving me two copies of Kick Ass on Bluray to give away on release day (18th August). Would you like one?

Just tell me in the entry form below your best ass-kicking you’ve given or received (physical, verbal, online, whatever), and the two best/funniest entries will get a copy of Kick Ass. I’ll publish the funniest entries on the 18th too.

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WIN: Social Media Junction Ticket

Congrats to Josie Campbell. Someone should be in touch with ticket info soon!

SMJ LogoWhat’s up my homebakers? If you’re up with the kids and down with the 411 on Social Media (with a captial S&M even), then you’re probably interested in the Social Media Junction conference happening this coming Monday (17th May).

The news is good! I have a free ticket to give away for Monday. Just think, you can kick with the New Zealand blogeratti: Russell, Mauricio, Bernard, Greer – and all those other A-list blogger first-name types. Heck, even New Zealand Twitter royalty like Paul (@vodafonenz) Brislen and Duncan (@orcon) Blair will be there to school you on twatterbleeping.

If you want to learn how to social your media, Social Media Junction is the place to be. Seriously.

Just reply below with the coolest thing you’ve done using Social Media, and I’ll select a random winner at 10:30am tomorrow (Friday).