- 10-14-2011, 05:51 PM #26
I liked how I woke up at noon, walked into an ATT store down the block and walked out with a new phone. Yet, during my activation time, people were visiting/call all over because some of them actually waited at stores all night and still didnt get anything
- 10-14-2011, 05:52 PM #27
- 10-14-2011, 05:57 PM #28
I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty disappointed in At&t (or Apple, whichever this comes down to)
My local corporate At&t store got about 200 4S' in today. Out of those 200 not one pre-order done at that store received their 4S today (will be delivered sometime between now and the 21rst). What was the point of pre-ordering it then? I could easily walk down there and get one right now, had i not pre-ordered.
I may rethink pre-ordering next time.
- 10-14-2011, 06:06 PM #29
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- 10-14-2011, 06:15 PM #31iPhone Newbie
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- 10-14-2011, 06:19 PM #32
- 10-14-2011, 06:47 PM #33
best buy all told me it was first come first serve.
then i got there at 745am to a whopping 7 person crowd and then the girl comes out that said if you have a pre order(which we all did) you will get your phone (first) no matter what
i guess what they meant was if you preordered you will get one in order if you show up first.
but on the op.
when you PREorder a video game do you get it a day early? no you get it the morning of its release.
so quit whining. imagine if you were like the 75% of people who where at work and couldn't be home to accept there phones and now have to wait until monday to get it.
point of this:suck it up. im sure you waited at least 5 months already what's 3 days
- 10-14-2011, 07:01 PM #34
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- 10-14-2011, 07:53 PM #36
Remember that because the form factor remained the same this time, Apple was able to ramp up production much faster than last time. So the stores today had plenty of stock and lines eased up by early afternoon. That didn't happen last year when the iPhone 4 form factor was still new. The phones sold out and lines persisted for weeks. The iPhone 5 in-store experience next year is likely to be more like what happened in 2010 than this year. Unless Apple somehow figures out how to ramp up production of a completely new chasis and internal components to meet even stronger demand than this year.
- 10-14-2011, 08:20 PM #37
I don't plan to preorder again unless Apple decides to let the preorders go a day ahead so that the carriers can activate them before the mad dash on launch day. I should seriously have not needed a trip to ATT, or to waste 10 hours trying to activate today.
- 10-14-2011, 08:25 PM #38
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- 10-14-2011, 08:32 PM #40
I got my phone around 5, it was my normal driver who kept apologizing for being so late he said he alone had 50 just iPhone deliveries he had already done plus the normal stuff. I was laughing and told him it was not a big deal I was just excited to have it.
- 10-14-2011, 09:08 PM #41
I will not pre-order again either. At least, not from Verizon. I got up in the wee hours of the morning on the 7th and placed my order at 2:50am (not sure how I was able to do it early, but it worked). Got my pre-order confirmation, then my shipping notice this week.
It was out for delivery at 6am this morning.
However, Verizon did not put my apartment on the actual shipping package (even though it was correct on all of my shipping notices). So, now I have to wait until Monday for UPS to redeliver.
Darn it. Oh well, it's just a phone in the grand scheme of things, but I sure did want to play with it this weekend.
- 10-15-2011, 08:41 AM #42iPhone Nanite
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I pre-ordered also. The UPS truck pulled up outside my home, so I went out to receive the "package". It seems, however, that some individual at UPS placed the wrong address routing sticker on the "package". So, the package that the truck brought, belonged to someone else, and that person has, or has not, mine. The driver was acutely aware of the problem and called his supervisor about the incorrect packages for each party. I have fears that my actual package was delivered and signed for, by someone else, by mistake. If that is the case, and someone else has opened the package, I don't feel I should accept it when it eventually gets here. I called UPS and received a "canned answer" that my package was "being held for observation". They refuse to give a date for delivery. I'm considering going to my Verizon store, explaining the problem, and trying to get a replacement "Black 64GB IP4S" unit at the store, and have UPS return the originally shipped unit to Verizon, or whoever shipped it. This is a complete update from a older cell, using the same phone #. The older cell phone still works with that #.
And this my first post....!
- 10-15-2011, 09:07 AM #43
I also will not do another pre-order. Mine is on backorder so I went to the store yesterday that had no line and purchased one. I called to cancel the backordered pre-order and was told that I could not but that I could give the phone to someone else to use on their line when it arrived, that isn't due for an upgrade, and only have to pay the 199 fee, interesting.
- 10-15-2011, 09:21 AM #44
With so many stores selling them, there's not much of a need to preorder. Plus you have to do the activating if you do preorder. This is was my first year preordering yet i still had to go to the store to get the wife one who changed her mind after i preordered mine. Getting hers activated and going was easier than mine.
But thankfully so many do preorder and keep the lines down some. Samsclub worked for me and there was no line at all. Business account means i can use business hours..open at 7 am. I'll be doing more buying from there if they get future stuff on launch day.
- 10-15-2011, 09:29 AM #45
The guy that delivered mine at 5 said he still had 80 stops to go. I actually feel bad now for feeling like I was waiting.
Glad to have my phone! it is amazing.
- 10-15-2011, 04:07 PM #46
Pre-ordering never guarantees anything early, plus as you've seen in the thread you always have to worry about shipping problems. I tend to be an instant gratification girl myself and was fine waiting in line (in fact there's something kind of fun about it), but if you're not crazy obsessed like me I think pre-ordering is a great idea.
- 10-15-2011, 08:49 PM #47
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- 10-15-2011, 11:37 PM #50iPhone Nanite
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i agree with the no preordering anymore. i ordered from at&t early saterday(day after launch), and the tracking notification has not changed since then. which is the iphone is on backorder. then i walked into at&t on friday evening, and they had a few left in stock -.- i was pissed lol. they wont even let me cancel my preorder to pick one up from the store.