1. pb&J's Avatar
    jimmysuggs, I'm getting the same message. I'm glad I was up anyway, if I had stayed up just for this purchase I would be mad.
    10-07-2011 03:20 AM
  2. Jman1313's Avatar
    Getting a little frustrated - I woke up early for this. Was hoping to be back in bed by now.
    10-07-2011 03:21 AM
  3. bnob99's Avatar
    Always amazes me at how inept these companies are. Its the middle of the night and they still can't figure out a way to handle the traffic. And how has Apple not opened their store yet. I'm ready to go back to bed, but it looks like I'm going to be up a while.
    10-07-2011 03:22 AM
  4. deadp1xel's Avatar
    the apple site totally crapped out.
    10-07-2011 03:22 AM
  5. jimmysuggs's Avatar
    Yep, no matter how I try to get in, I get the following:

    "There was a problem with your request.

    P1234: We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are unable to support this request online. Please contact Premier Support at 1-866-499-8008 Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time for assistance with your request. Please reference Error P1234 if you speak to a representative about this error."

    Funny how I could upgrade quite easily this afternoon (I checked to make sure) but suddenly now there's a problem and I need to call. Seems like AT&T found a way to keep their servers from crashing- just limit the number of people they actually let access their site. Site throttling, so to speak.
    10-07-2011 03:22 AM
  6. hermdog's Avatar
    Getting a little frustrated - I woke up early for this. Was hoping to be back in bed by now.
    Agreed, Me too.
    10-07-2011 03:25 AM
  7. jimmysuggs's Avatar
    And the apple store site still says "be back soon." Extremely professional. Pre ordering begins at 12:01, or whenever the hell we feel like it. Please continue to hit refresh and the store will be available if and when we get around to it. Thank you for your hundreds of dollars!
    10-07-2011 03:26 AM
  8. Morac's Avatar
    Apple Store is still down and AT&T web site is giving me a P1234 error after telling me I'm eligible when I try to go to the store. Also AT&T's upgrade app is giving me an error about the store not supporting my device type. So far, so bad.
    10-07-2011 03:26 AM
  9. pb&J's Avatar
    WTF apple? This is how you reward people who stay up til 3am JUST to buy your products??
    10-07-2011 03:27 AM
  10. eclipse31's Avatar
    And now the Sprint website intermittently states down for maintenance. Great. Two minutes, then going to bed. Ugh.
    10-07-2011 03:28 AM
  11. Frankenstein's Avatar
    This is starting to look more and more hopeless for tonight...
    10-07-2011 03:29 AM
  12. pb&J's Avatar
    I just tried calling Apple and they say "due to extremely high call volumes we cannot answer your call at this time" Grrr.
    10-07-2011 03:29 AM
  13. foggylemon's Avatar
    Haha, I think Sprint's site just officially crashed.
    10-07-2011 03:29 AM
  14. deadp1xel's Avatar
    LOL the apple site still says "we'll be back soon" and the at&t site fakes you out. It says pre order now, you click it, you select the line you want, and then it leads you to their crap android phones.
    10-07-2011 03:31 AM
  15. Turbo_lemon's Avatar
    I just busted my F5 key....
    10-07-2011 03:31 AM
  16. Shooter03's Avatar
    Looking at a white 16gb outright.
    10-07-2011 03:32 AM
  17. hermdog's Avatar
    I'm about to hit the sack.... :-(
    10-07-2011 03:33 AM
  18. Jman1313's Avatar
    Maybe this is their strategy for managing server load. Wait an hour, get 3/4 of people to go back to bed, then open the orders.
    10-07-2011 03:35 AM
  19. hermdog's Avatar
    i just busted my f5 key....
    rotfl!!!!!!
    10-07-2011 03:35 AM
  20. cjvitek's Avatar
    I am only going to stay up for a few more minutes. I need to go to work in the morning!
    10-07-2011 03:35 AM
  21. jimmysuggs's Avatar
    I'm somewhat amazed at how poorly organized these sites are. This is what, the 4th release of the iphone, with each previous one causing ridiculously high sales and orders? They couldn't have maybe prepared for high order volumes, maybe? Apple's site isn't even up and AT&T's site tells you you can't upgrade your phone online. So what's the point? Why even offer pre ordering at 12:01 if that's not even remotely possible?
    10-07-2011 03:35 AM
  22. jimmysuggs's Avatar
    Oh also, AT&T could maybe keep operators online overnight on the evening of an iphone launch? There may be a need for such a thing. But no, just call back in 5 hours, when you're guaranteed to get a phone by around January 2012 or so.
    10-07-2011 03:38 AM
  23. pb&J's Avatar
    I'm going to give up for now. I'll check back in like 1/2 hour. This is a bunch of bull.
    10-07-2011 03:39 AM
  24. Robb471's Avatar
    Makes me want to switch to Verizon from ATT just because they are the only ones with their cr** together!!
    10-07-2011 03:40 AM
  25. ballajb's Avatar
    This is stupid. I have been trying on sprint for the longest. Sprint and Apples sites are both down but people have been able to get it on Verizon
    10-07-2011 03:40 AM
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