I joined the queue in Vodafone store in Wellington around 10pm on Thursday 10 July for the IPhone release. I was number 34 in the queue of about 150.
It was cold night but the Vodafone team did a great job to keep us comfortable with food, blankets, hot chocolate etc.
The shop opened at mid-night and I got into the store around 1pm. It took about 15 minutes to set-up everything & request the transfer of my Telecom Mobile number to the new IPhone.
They said it will take 48 hours for the phone to be activated (because of the number transfer from Telecom) but my phone was up and running within 12 hours. Staff were fantastic, they called to check everything is on on the new phone ... great customer experience.
Today I managed to log in to the App Store & download few cool apps. This is a great toy, thanks a million for Steve Jobs and the Apple team for creating an awesome mobile device.