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Apple 3G IPhone Register your interest for $100 - fully refundable

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Apple 3G Iphone announced today - set for a launch in 22 countries on the 11th July.

You can register your interest for the iphone through Optus at www.optusiphone.com.au and according to the website:

  1. Place a fully-refundable $100 deposit online - no obligation to buy
  2. Take your receipt and credit card to your nearest participating Optus World Store on the day of launch (we'll email you the date when it's confirmed)
  3. Receipt holders will receive priority queuing, and will be allowed in to purchase the iPhone 2 hours before everyone else!

According to www.apple.com/au/iphone/buy it will only be launched through Optus and Vodafone!

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    Good news, but no bargain at all here…

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    I am a bit worry about this site (www.optusiphone.com.au). Is it legit ?
    The site says that it is a secure site, but my browser padlock tells me it is NOT a secure site.

    Just be careful guys.

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    i fail to see how this is a bargin. looks like spam to me.

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    This is what puzzled me.

    US$ is now very similar with AUS$ and from what I heard, the US$199 8GB and US$299 16GB will be about 20-30% more expensive here than US Stores.

    Plus, you also locked in into contracts with many many hidden fees which push the prices unbearable.

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      Exactly. If it is $210-$220 AUD for a 8GB iPhone 3G with GPS, HSPA and Wifi, I'll grab one in a heart beat even with 24 month contract with Optus or Vodafone. However I highly doubt so…

      As of the "deal" itself, it is only asking you for $50 or $100 deposit (depending on whether you are an existing Optus user), but it DOES NOT say how much it is going to cost, as it expects Apple fanboys to buy them anyway regardless what the price tag will be. What happen if you turn up on the day, and is greeted with "iPhone 3G 8GB? $500 with a $70/month contract for 24 months!"

      It's just a waste of time IMHO. Please give us the actual price tag!

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    Not a bargain at all. Only some information on how to get early / priority purchase.

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    Couldn't be bothered atm. Wait till they release the 'terms & conditions'.
    Not a bargain for me!

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    What an awesome marketing ploy - commit yourself psychologically to buying the thing with a $100 deposit, even though you don't know the price, and then they can charge you what they like when the time comes. It's like how electrical stores sell you the extended warranty after you've agreed to buy the item; once you made that commitment, it's harder to say no.

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    Not a bargain but perhaps we can move this deal to the forums/

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    If you are an Optus customer you only put down $50 and via the website, whereas if you are not an Optus customer you put down $100 via the yesiphone.com.au website

    But even though personally I am interested (Applefanboy) and I thank binaryactions for the post, it is really an info piece not a "Bargain" as we define here.

    The only negative I see here is that if they say get 20,000 pre-sign up, then the marketing boys can set a price higher than if they have no idea of what the demand is. So apart from having to get one when they come out, as a bargain hunter I guess I'll wait until the rush dies down and we see what competitive pressures come to bear.

    If these units are not going to be locked as inferred by Stevie in his announcements (No residual income off the service providers), then you maybe able to buy the phone elsewhere and use it here on any network, or at least on O and V without a contract.

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    According to BBC News today Apple announced new Iphone prices from 11/07/2008 on. 8GB for US$199, 16GB for US$299.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7443543.stm

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      Although our dollar is about even with the Yanks at the moment, don't expect similar prices here.

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    Not a bargain, but still a +ve vote from me as I didn't know about the site.

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    Discussion on the iPhone continues here, so discussion for this post has now been closed, so continue discussing all things to do with the iPhone there!

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