Anyone else's T-Mobile iPhone 5s pre-order get caught in a train derailment?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by viperGTS, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Pre-ordered my iPhone 5s 16 GB Space Gray on launch day, 9/20. Shipped out 9/21.

    My shipping status so far:

    Amarillo, TX, United States 09/25/2013 10:00 P.M. Train derailment.
    Louisville, KY, United States 09/23/2013 8:46 P.M. Departure Scan
    09/23/2013 2:29 P.M. Origin Scan
    United States 09/21/2013 5:04 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS

    Hasn't been updated since. Hopefully those caught in the derailment are okay though!

    Does anyone know how long, on average, an order is delayed due to a derailment?
     
  2. Demonface macrumors 6502a

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    2 years . lmao I actually dont know how long it will be delayed.
     
  3. BreeeZe macrumors member

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  4. viperGTS thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. BreeeZe macrumors member

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    The article says 2 where critically injured, hope that they are ok indeed.

    Still sucks to be in your situation too though, let's hope your 5s survived this too..

    Probably no one can predict how long this will take, did you try calling UPS ?
     
  6. viperGTS thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not yet. What i don't understand is, how did they know that MY shipment specifically was caught in the derailment? That implies to me that they already found all the shipments involved in the incident and brought them to another UPS facility.
     
  7. BreeeZe macrumors member

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    I would expect them to know which package is on which route at all times, so they should have a list ready of all packages on that train.

    I would give them a call, maybe they'll give you an estimate.

    Good luck anyway :)
     
  8. viperGTS thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I hope so, thank you!
     
  9. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

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    The shipping companies know exactly what train/truck/aircraft your package is on at all times, and likely have GPS tracking on said vehicles. If an accident like this happens, ally they have to do is pull it up in the computer, change he status and it automatically updates all assigned packages.
     
  10. cristovao macrumors 6502a

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    That sucks man.

    How utterly random and unfortunate. Hopefully those injured recover quickly.
     
  11. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    I had no idea that they shipped iPhones by rail!
     
  12. Kim1972 macrumors newbie

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    Yes mine is in that mess also. Turns out it's a 30 car derailment, so this may take some time. I'm trying to stay positive, but UPS says contact Tmobil and Tmobil says contact UPS. Guess only time will tell....
     
  13. Kim1972 macrumors newbie

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    Looking into this a little further it sounds like maybe the car with our phones didn't derail, just waiting for the others to be cleared so the can keep rolling, FINGERS CROSSED!!!
     
  14. Kim1972 macrumors newbie

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    UPS updated today, YEAAAAAA My phone is rolling again
    :)
     

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