Vodafone in New Zealand has announced via email that the iPhone 3G will be available at 1 minute past minute on July 11 at three of its stores (Queen St, Lambton Quay, Columbo St), other Vodafone stores will begin selling the iPhone 3G at 9am that same morning. The online Vodafone store will also begin accepting orders at 12.01am on July 11.

On the other side of the world, O2 has begun accepting pre-orders in the UK. iPhone 3G’s ordered online will be delivered on July 11 and will be able to be activated via iTunes at home.

Despite accidentally revealing the price of pay-as-you-go iPhone’s last week O2 has now confirmed that the units won’t be available until “later this year”.