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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:02 PM   #76
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did any of you guys reserve your phone through the rogers.com/myaccount web site? if so, what number where you?

i tried staying up, but even around 12:10am the site was under maintenance. i ended up waking up 3:00 and doing it. I'm number 462.

Better than nothing i guess
I'm 4434. But I'm kind of hoping that I won't get it for a few weeks so I can scavenge the $50 credit they will give me if it takes longer than 2 weeks to get my the phone after the 21st.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:09 PM   #77
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I stopped by the Rogers kiosk in town here and they gave me a nano-sim after explaining I preordered an unlocked model through apple.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:16 PM   #78
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I stopped by the Rogers kiosk in town here and they gave me a nano-sim after explaining I preordered an unlocked model through apple.
Gonna go to Bell tomorrow and do that.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:50 PM   #79
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I stopped by the Rogers kiosk in town here and they gave me a nano-sim after explaining I preordered an unlocked model through apple.
Good to hear, I'll stop by tomorrow and grab one.

Anyone know if I can switch the SIMs online or will we need to call in on Friday?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 06:05 PM   #80
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Good to hear, I'll stop by tomorrow and grab one.

Anyone know if I can switch the SIMs online or will we need to call in on Friday?
AFAIK it can be done online under your wireless settings.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 06:17 PM   #81
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Got a 16 through apple. But when I went to fido they only had 16s available gift from the start. WTF is that??
Phoned them. Apparently they are only getting in 16GB to start with. Also only selling discounted when you sign up for 3 years! They're blaming Apple for that but that makes no sense when the US carriers are offering 2 year deals. Methinks the Canadian carriers have stitched this all up for 3 year only deals for iPhones.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 06:21 PM   #82
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Tried ordering mine all morning since 6AM EST when I got up for work. The Rogers site finally started working and I got my reservation in at around 9:30. 2400th in line isn't too bad .
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 06:21 PM   #83
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16 in line for the black 64GB...went through at about 5:35EST
Nice spot in line. You probably beat me by a few seconds

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Old Sep 14, 2012, 06:33 PM   #84
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I'm 4434. But I'm kind of hoping that I won't get it for a few weeks so I can scavenge the $50 credit they will give me if it takes longer than 2 weeks to get my the phone after the 21st.
i thought you only get it if your device hasn't been shipped in 15 days?

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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:03 PM   #85
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did any of you guys reserve your phone through the rogers.com/myaccount web site? if so, what number where you?

i tried staying up, but even around 12:10am the site was under maintenance. i ended up waking up 3:00 and doing it. I'm number 462.

Better than nothing i guess
I reserved two through rogers, I'm at 140 and 150
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:50 PM   #86
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A lot of unlocked phones being bought. Is it really worth spending so much extra instead of just going through a carrier?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 08:26 PM   #87
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A lot of unlocked phones being bought. Is it really worth spending so much extra instead of just going through a carrier?
For me, the freedom of choice is. Granted, given the monopoly by the 'big 3' carriers, that may just be an illusion -- but I still prefer to have limited choice than being locked in for 3 years with one, and no option to switch until the contract is over.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 08:39 PM   #88
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What do you guys think my chances are getting it on the 21st if I am number 58 in line through Fido? It's for a 64GB white.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 09:20 PM   #89
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Anybody have guesstimates on Rogers iPhone allocations by gb?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:25 PM   #90
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i thought you only get it if your device hasn't been shipped in 15 days?

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I know. If it takes 15 days after the 21st then I'm okay with that. If it comes before then I'm also happy.

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For me, the freedom of choice is. Granted, given the monopoly by the 'big 3' carriers, that may just be an illusion -- but I still prefer to have limited choice than being locked in for 3 years with one, and no option to switch until the contract is over.
The problem is they don't give you great deals on voice and data unless you are locking in for the long term. Unless you are going to a smaller carrier like WIND or one of those guys with no contract options.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:35 PM   #91
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A lot of unlocked phones being bought. Is it really worth spending so much extra instead of just going through a carrier?
Really depends on one's needs. Bell is still on an older subsidy/cancellation model but the others are basing your contract/cancellation on the discount/subsidy you receive.

Getting an iPhone at a discount over 3 years is essentially saving you ~$14/month. Good deal if you have a decent plan and can do this upgrade.

I was shopping around plans and landed on Koodo for $60/month when they had the promo. It doesn't come with a deep hardware subsidy, but anything comparable would have been around $90ish or more from other carriers. Non-subsidized hardware and this plan work out to be cheaper, and I have an unlocked phone as well that helps while travelling.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:37 PM   #92
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I ordered mine last night at 12 using the app. Most likely it will arrive on the 21st. I want to ask the people that had experience pre-ordering from Apple, I most likely will miss the courier delivery that day. Would I be able to go pick up at their drop off retail office the same day?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:44 PM   #93
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I ordered mine last night at 12 using the app. Most likely it will arrive on the 21st. I want to ask the people that had experience pre-ordering from Apple, I most likely will miss the courier delivery that day. Would I be able to go pick up at their drop off retail office the same day?
Apparently if you know you won't be home you can call UPS/FedEX once you have a tracking number and tell them to hold the package at the local facility for pickup at 8am and it will never even go out on the truck to attempt delivery.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:49 PM   #94
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The problem is they don't give you great deals on voice and data unless you are locking in for the long term. Unless you are going to a smaller carrier like WIND or one of those guys with no contract options.
Yeah, I just read about the re-released 6 GB plans put out by Bell, Rogers, Telus and Koodo. With the exception of Koodo, with a price point @ $65, the big 3 are sitting at $70+ for virtually identical plans. Fido is allegedly releasing its offer later next week.

HIGHWAY ROBBERY, man the collusion disgusts me. Weren't there 6 GB plans at $60 just a couple of months ago??

Unfortunately, very unfortunately, I don't believe Wind or Mobilicity use bands supported by the iPhone 5? Hence no option to choose them. I'd go with Mobilicity if they did, though.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:54 PM   #95
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Apparently if you know you won't be home you can call UPS/FedEX once you have a tracking number and tell them to hold the package at the local facility for pickup at 8am and it will never even go out on the truck to attempt delivery.
oh that sounds great. hopefully there will be a work around. i dont get off work till 4 pm and its weekend, i don't want to wait till monday!
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 12:20 AM   #96
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A lot of unlocked phones being bought. Is it really worth spending so much extra instead of just going through a carrier?
That's the million dollar question isn't it. I don't NEED it to be unlocked since I pretty much just use wifi when I'm traveling. My house back home, cafes, hotels etc. Also picking up pre-paid sims for two weeks here and there (even back home) use has proven to be impossible even if I did have an unlocked phone. $700 all at once compared with a few bucks a month is a big difference. However the price works out to be the same in the end does it not? So sometimes I think I might as well get my moneys worth and buy unlocked on Apple Canada and get my family to ship it to me here.

There is also one more possible advantage I just realized which could be a HUGE bonus. I have JB my iP4 for two years here in Japan so I could tether my iPad to my iPhone. (SoftBank Japan here disables the HotSpot button. Can you believe it?). If I buy factory from Apple Canada I BELIEVE this feature is enabled by default which means I won't have to JB. This is the ONLY reason I JB.

Would I correct in assuming this about a factory phone from Apple Canada?
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 01:55 AM   #97
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I know this isn't entirely on-topic, but if you're lining up at the apple store, do you get treated differently or go through a different lineup if you're planning to buy an unlocked phone?

I was up at 3:20 am est and the apple site wasn't working, got up at 7:20 and it was shipping 2 weeks later so now I would have to line up to get it day and date. But I was wondering if because I was planning to buy an unlocked one, I would potentially get it faster than people getting upgrades at the apple store.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 02:30 AM   #98
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I know this isn't entirely on-topic, but if you're lining up at the apple store, do you get treated differently or go through a different lineup if you're planning to buy an unlocked phone?

I was up at 3:20 am est and the apple site wasn't working, got up at 7:20 and it was shipping 2 weeks later so now I would have to line up to get it day and date. But I was wondering if because I was planning to buy an unlocked one, I would potentially get it faster than people getting upgrades at the apple store.
Retail stores are not selling unlocked phones this year. You can only get unlocked online.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 03:52 AM   #99
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Retail stores are not selling unlocked phones this year. You can only get unlocked online.
Uh... Source? It says on the site you can order online or buy on 21st in store. Says nothing about being contract ones only.
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Uh... Source? It says on the site you can order online or buy on 21st in store. Says nothing about being contract ones only.
Source: http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/iphone-...on-launch-day/
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