Telecom has announced it has secured a deal with Apple to sell the new iPhone 4S devices. Previously Vodafone was the only official iPhone distributor locally.
In a press release Telecom outlined post-pay plans which start at $80 a month, with the device itself costing $149 for an 16GB iPhone 4S, on a $120 a month plan the 16GB iPhone 4S is free. An unlocked 16GB iPhone 4S device purchased via the Apple website costs $1,049. The Telecom website’s front page is trumpeting the new iPhone plans, and customers can pre-order online.
Telecom is planning a midnight launch on November 11, with the iPhone 4S on sale at Telecom concept stores in Auckland (Victoria St), Wellington (Willis St), Christchurch (Moorhouse Ave) and Dunedin (George St). It will be at all Telecom nationwide stores from 9am that day, along with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.
“We are delighted to bring the innovative iPhone 4S to Telecom New Zealand customers,” says Telecom retail CEO Alan Gourdie.
Vodafone has yet to release its iPhone 4S plans and pricing.