If you're good at early mornings, or sleeping rough for the next night or two, you could get your hands on a free mobile and $1,000 credit when Telecom launches the XT network to customers on Friday.
At five stores in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin, the first customer in line when the stores open at 7:30am will receive an XT Mobile Network phone of their choice - along with $1,000 credit.
The remaining people in the line at each of the five stores will go into a draw to win mobile gadgets and technology, including a touchscreen Samsung F480 mobile with $500 credit, Samsung stereo Bluetooth handsets and Telecom Prepaid Credit. One lucky customer in line before the store opens will also walk away with a Samsung LCD TV.
The participating stores are:
Telecom Retail Store, Broadway: 263 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland
Leading Edge Communications, Hamilton: 116 London Street, Hamilton
Telecom Retail Store, Lambton Quay: 203 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Leading Edge Communications, Moorhouse Ave: 70 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch
Telecom Retail Store, Dunedin: Corner George Pl & Moray Pl, Dunedin
It's blatant marketing hype, but, hey, people stood in line for the iPhone and still had to shell out the full price.
Let us know if you score any goodies, or have to have frost-bitten extremities amputated.