ATT DF Status Checking Issues

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gdevitry, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. gdevitry macrumors member

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    #1
    Well it appears that 'our' zealousness in know our queue number has caused ATT to alter their main page. The queue checker I wrote does not function from any computer...

    You must now use your phonenumber.

    Granted, a crawler could be made to test every single phone number in an areacode... but then ATT would maybe remove the page completely. :(

    Greg
     
  2. Kyeris macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it's been like that for a few hours now.

    Making a crawler to check every number would involve thousands of requests, that might be a bit overboard. By the time a crawler would finish request for an area code everyone might have their phones :p
     
  3. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Yeah looks like AT&T killed it this morning. I think it maybe had more to do with privacy issues (since the name of each person was displayed). It was probably taking a toll on AT&T's server too.

    I was #3 last time I checked (this morning) but my phone hasn't shipped yet. It does show '0' for the backorder status so I'm hopeful... I'm tired of waiting and I just want my phone now. :(
     
  4. ZDDP1273 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it's too bad it doesn't work anymore. I was #29 in my queue last night but now I have no idea. It sucks to be in the dark. I hope I get mine by the end of the week.
     
  5. jakeacc macrumors regular

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    Can someon explain what this means:

    FRT - QTY ordered:1 QTY Backordered: 1
    __________________________________________
    PHONE - QTY ordered:1 QTY Backordered: 0


    Both say "In Progress". I ordered mine on the 18th and have yet to receive any sort of confirmation email.
     
  6. gdevitry thread starter macrumors member

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    In normal times, that would mean that your order is being prepared for shipment.... These days, that 1/0 is like a strobe light! Check back in a couple of hours. If you know that you were 1-10 in the queue, it should be shipped.

    Kind of true. But since most phone numbers are in blocks, you'd really need a good starting point. Would have been 'more fun' as an initial project. Att made it way too easy. :D

    Greg
     
  7. jakeacc macrumors regular

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    I went on the 18th to the grand opening of a new AT&T store. I was the 10th customer they had. I was checking the AT&T site, and only one person in the top 10 of the queue has received a shipment. (bumping me up to the #9 position)

    So they've only been able to ship ONE iPhone in a week. At this pace, I'll be getting mine in 9 weeks.
     

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