AT&T Has no 3G iPhones for direct order

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spartantex, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. spartantex macrumors newbie

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    I wanted to see how many other people this happened to:

    I waited in line on Friday for 3 hours only to have our local AT&T store run out of 3G iPhones 3 people ahead of me. The rest of us were told by the guys at the store we could direct order the 3G iPhone and have it 5 to 7 days later GUARANTED!

    When I checked the status it says they are back-ordered.
    When I contacted AT&T they told me we were not guaranteed anything and that they don’t even know how the stores could order it since it was completely sold out.
    I ordered the 16gb Black.

    Has anybody had the direct order 3G iPhone from AT&T show as shipped or received?
     
  2. Aiphanes macrumors regular

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    This really sucks, and is the reason why I will never order this phone...I will just keep checking at the two Apple stores or an ATT store that has it in stock.
     
  3. jvn1 macrumors newbie

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    there is another thread where people have said theirs has shipped. Mine shipped FedEx today standard overnight with an est arrival of tuesday at 3pm. I got the white. My sister got a 8gb and hers hasnt shipped. Im guessing it depends on which phone you ordered im thinking.
     
  4. spartantex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What's the link to the thread?
     
  5. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816

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    I ordered a phone from AT&T on Friday 7/11 after waiting a total of close to 5 hours between Apple and AT&T - found out I had to go to AT&T because of a FAN number on my account. Anywho, they sold out 2 people in front of me. Sad thing is the guy wanted a 216G, but took the 8GB anyway and would return it when the 16's come in. I wanted an 8GB.

    When I ordered it I was told it would be in on Monday, Monday rolls around and the order status line says that it is back-ordered.

    Today I went to AT&T and cancelled the order, had the hold taken off my debit card and also had the FAN number removed from the account. I will give it 24 hours and then I will go to the Apple Store and get the phone there. If I can't get the 8GB by payday, I may consider the 16GB after that since I'll have the extra $!00. But at the same time that extra $100 could go towards some apps that I've already picked out on iTunes and maybe a case, dock, or maybe even Mobile Me.
     
  6. jvn1 macrumors newbie

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  7. strokesimon macrumors newbie

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    I ordered one today. How do you find out if yours shipped or not? Do you get an email automatically after you order it, or does it take a couple of days? Also, I called the AT&T in another city and was told that it would be much quicker to direct order the phone because shipments for sale wouldn't come in for another 2 weeks, whereas direct orders would be filled within 3-5 business days.
     
  8. ryanxslabaugh macrumors member

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    I got a confirmation email that said they received my order and they would charge me when they ship it and I would get an email saying it was shipped and I checked my bank account and I was charged but no email saying it was shipped.
     

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