1. oscarcanada's Avatar
    It's is my first time lining up for an iPhone, never thought I would be wacky enough to do this but I am really pumped for this release! Booked Friday off work.
    Question for Canadians in here,
    Where is the best place to line up? I cannot go to the eaton centre branch, so was thinking of yorkdale mall or fairview mall. Does anybody have any experience of those two locations? How early would I need to go their, and does the mall allow you stay inside overnight (T.O. Is getting a bit chilly now!)
    And finally, do you think they will have unlocked versions available on launch day?

    Thanks a lot!
    09-16-2013 06:41 PM
  2. porksoda's Avatar
    It's is my first time lining up for an iPhone, never thought I would be wacky enough to do this but I am really pumped for this release! Booked Friday off work.
    Question for Canadians in here,
    Where is the best place to line up? I cannot go to the eaton centre branch, so was thinking of yorkdale mall or fairview mall. Does anybody have any experience of those two locations? How early would I need to go their, and does the mall allow you stay inside overnight (T.O. Is getting a bit chilly now!)
    And finally, do you think they will have unlocked versions available on launch day?

    Thanks a lot!
    I have had luck at Yorkdale, but to be honest i wouldn't line up. If you are buying subsidized i would try my luck at best buy mobile and futureshop instead.
    09-16-2013 06:48 PM
  3. oscarcanada's Avatar
    Thanks....but that's the problem I'm NOT buying subsidized! So I think pretty much my only option is the Apple store. When you went to yorkdale how was it? We're people turned away empty handed due to inventories being too low?


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    09-16-2013 06:51 PM
  4. porksoda's Avatar
    Thanks....but that's the problem I'm NOT buying subsidized! So I think pretty much my only option is the Apple store. When you went to yorkdale how was it? We're people turned away empty handed due to inventories being too low?


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    I went to yorkdale for 4 and 4s. For both there were people purchasing max number of phones (2) to ship abroad. Now that there is no need to ship so lines maybe better.

    For the 4 i went in line late at around 5pm, they gave us numbers (line placeholders) and i went in next day and waited maybe 40 mins and had my phone.

    For 4s i went in at 9am and i was out by 2pm.

    Last year i ordered from Rogers so i didn't line up anywhere
    09-16-2013 07:21 PM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    You should check if they will have the unlocked models for sale. I remember for the 5 they didn't sell the unlocked in store. It was available only online for like the first week or something.
    09-16-2013 11:23 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    You should check if they will have the unlocked models for sale. I remember for the 5 they didn't sell the unlocked in store. It was available only online for like the first week or something.
    They'll have to have unlocked models available in store for tmobile because that's all tmobile does now. So the question is if you can buy the tmobile phone and then put it on ATT for instance. Technically it will be no issue, hut I don't know if they'll let you do that in the store.
    09-17-2013 07:32 AM
  7. tigerinexile's Avatar
    They'll have to have unlocked models available in store for tmobile because that's all tmobile does now. So the question is if you can buy the tmobile phone and then put it on ATT for instance. Technically it will be no issue, hut I don't know if they'll let you do that in the store.
    No, no, Toronto. And we couldn't get unlocked iPhone 5's in the store for a few weeks, last year. Had to order them online. (Shipping took forever, too!)

    Although that's a thought -- for those of us who want unlocked versions on Day 1, if they aren't offered up here, it's "Road Trip to Buffalo and the Walden Galleria" time!

    [On that note, T-Mobile is my American carrier on the $3/day plan. Only way to travel.]
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    09-17-2013 09:21 AM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    No, no, Toronto. And we couldn't get unlocked iPhone 5's in the store for a few weeks, last year. Had to order them online. (Shipping took forever, too!)

    Although that's a thought -- for those of us who want unlocked versions on Day 1, if they aren't offered up here, it's "Road Trip to Buffalo and the Walden Galleria" time!
    Oops. Sorry about my US centric reply. The tmobile phone would work on Rogers, Bell, or Telus per the Apple site.

    But I'd call the store and see if they'll sell you the tmobile phone without being a tmobile customer before making the road trip. Good luck.
    09-17-2013 09:25 AM
  9. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Oops. Sorry about my US centric reply. The tmobile phone would work on Rogers, Bell, or Telus per the Apple site.

    But I'd call the store and see if they'll sell you the tmobile phone without being a tmobile customer before making the road trip. Good luck.
    Of course. All of us non-Sprint North American customers are on one happy model now, the A1533.

    I think I'm just going to swing by a local mall (Yorkdale) on Friday and see if they have it. If not, I'll wait and/or do a Buffalo road trip a week or two out.

    Won't do what I did last year -- agonize for a week over models before ordering, then stew for a month before it ships.

    But it's an S-model. Shouldn't be as crazy to get a new one... Last year also was the LTE thing. (Would have gotten a used 4S, except I knew I'd eat my heart out over LTE.)
    09-17-2013 09:42 AM
  10. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Of course. All of us non-Sprint North American customers are on one happy model now, the A1533.

    I think I'm just going to swing by a local mall (Yorkdale) on Friday and see if they have it. If not, I'll wait and/or do a Buffalo road trip a week or two out.

    Won't do what I did last year -- agonize for a week over models before ordering, then stew for a month before it ships.

    But it's an S-model. Shouldn't be as crazy to get a new one... Last year also was the LTE thing. (Would have gotten a used 4S, except I knew I'd eat my heart out over LTE.)
    Yeah last year sucked I paid more than anyone else because I was buying factory unlocked yet I had to wait, and wait, and wait while they enjoyed their iPhone 5
    09-17-2013 10:05 AM
  11. porksoda's Avatar
    Hmmm, i am not sure what to do this year. Options are get it through rogers or buy unlocked. The rogers one is 175 bucks cheaper for me, even though i had subsidized one last year.
    09-17-2013 12:16 PM
  12. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Hmmm, i am not sure what to do this year. Options are get it through rogers or buy unlocked. The rogers one is 175 bucks cheaper for me, even though i had subsidized one last year.
    Yeah been contract free for 10 years now on Fido. I always buy my iPhones unlocked. But I been with the same carrier for the last 15 years so I was like damn I might as well get something out of the deal. I have half the cost of the phone in Fido dollars and selling my wife's 4 will almost get me the other half =) can't beat an almost free 5s.
    09-17-2013 12:28 PM
  13. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Hmmm, i am not sure what to do this year. Options are get it through rogers or buy unlocked. The rogers one is 175 bucks cheaper for me, even though i had subsidized one last year.
    Well... if you can keep your deal, and you mean to be with them for the next two years, it costs $50 to unlock after a few weeks, so you'd "save" $125 in that situation.

    I will buy unlocked because I have a great Retentions plan that is below the subsidized upgrade threshold level now.
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    09-17-2013 12:28 PM
  14. porksoda's Avatar
    Yeah been contract free for 10 years now on Fido. I always buy my iPhones unlocked. But I been with the same carrier for the last 15 years so I was like damn I might as well get something out of the deal. I have half the cost of the phone in Fido dollars and selling my wife's 4 will almost get me the other half =) can't beat an almost free 5s.
    I hear ya, historical data for me to have a phone, upgrade, and sell; all adds up cumulatively to < $100 for me as well.

    Well... if you can keep your deal, and you mean to be with them for the next two years, it costs $50 to unlock after a few weeks, so you'd "save" $125 in that situation.

    I will buy unlocked because I have a great Retentions plan that is below the subsidized upgrade threshold level now.
    I may go that route and look on kijiji and purchase a rogers branded phone. Failing that i may purchase from Rogers.

    I am on day #4 without a smartphone, I am getting anxious.
    09-17-2013 03:59 PM
  15. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I hear ya, historical data for me to have a phone, upgrade, and sell; all adds up cumulatively to < $100 for me as well.



    I may go that route and look on kijiji and purchase a rogers branded phone. Failing that i may purchase from Rogers.

    I am on day #4 without a smartphone, I am getting anxious.
    Plus my Fido dollars ;0) Wohoo only thing I love about Fido really. Wow 4 days without an iPhone I think I would have gone mad by now
    09-17-2013 04:35 PM
  16. EauRouge's Avatar
    Maybe make the trek to the eatons centre? If youre there in the wee hours of the morning, odds are youll get the phone
    09-17-2013 06:11 PM
  17. oscarcanada's Avatar
    Thanks for responses. I popped into the eaton centre today and a staff there confirmed that thy received confirmation today that thy will be stocking the unlocked version!


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    09-17-2013 10:38 PM
  18. oscarcanada's Avatar
    Maybe make the trek to the eatons centre? If youre there in the wee hours of the morning, odds are youll get the phone
    Would love to try eaton ctr but it's too close to my place of work I manage to get Friday off work by creating a phantom "doctors appointment" so I can't risk being seen lining up for an iPhone!!!


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    09-18-2013 12:24 PM
  19. porksoda's Avatar
    Would love to try eaton ctr but it's too close to my place of work I manage to get Friday off work by creating a phantom "doctors appointment" so I can't risk being seen lining up for an iPhone!!!


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    laughs! I thought people exaggerated when they said they take a day off work saying its a doctors appointment .
    Who knows maybe you will end up on a 6 o' clock news for the people waiting in line ahah.
    09-18-2013 02:32 PM

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