Found my UPS tracking # (ordered on apple.com)

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  1. conklaven, Sep 13, 2014
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    conklaven macrumors regular

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    I ordered 2 iphone 6s Tmobile 64gb

    for the last few days I was messing around on fedex and UPS using my phone number/ apple order number. Finally It worked and I am able to track my phone via UPS using track by reference and putting in my phone number I used for my contact.

    HOW TO FIND YOUR TRACKING NUMBER: (UPS)

    Go to: http://www.ups.com/WebTracking/track?loc=en_US&WT.svl=PriNav

    On the left side click "track by Reference"

    Enter in the phone number that you used for the contact part of your order in the format of AREACODEPHONENUMBER IE: 5552223333

    Click Track... That's it.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Benenstein macrumors regular

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    Where did you go on the website to put in your order number and phone number?
     
  3. conklaven, Sep 13, 2014
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    I used this link http://www.ups.com/WebTracking/track?loc=en_US&WT.svl=PNRO_L1

    Choose track by reference

    In the shipment reference location I used my phone number that i used as contact information on the order. Hit track

    and Voilà...
     
  4. infam0uz macrumors regular

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    This somthing id love to play around with but i would like to know what the steps you used so i can try it out as well.
     
  5. Icaras macrumors 603

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    http://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/track?loc=en_US

    Click "Track By Reference" on the left.

    But it didn't work for me, though my status on Apple.com is "Preparing for Shipment" still.
     
  6. Benenstein macrumors regular

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    Awesome! Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to locate anything, but I'll look in a few days.
     
  7. eleite macrumors regular

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    How did you format your phone number for the Shipment Reference field? XXXXXXXXXX or XXX-XXX-XXXX? What shipment date range did you use and did you have to put in your zip/postal code or the shipper account?
     
  8. infam0uz macrumors regular

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    Yep, same here. Nothing as well. Guess ill find out once business hours are open on monday..
     
  9. conklaven thread starter macrumors regular

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    All i put in was AREACODEPHONENUMBER


    no breaks

    IE 5552223333

    I know it must be my phones because the phone number is for Missouri and I am sending the phones to Memphis. so the chances of my phone number being used for a package and it being sent to Memphis are slim.

    What is strange is I expected to receive the phones via Fedex since Memphis is a hub and I have seen other people saying their phones are in Memphis via Fedex.
     
  10. robinp, Sep 13, 2014
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    Walla? Voilà I think is what you meant. Unless it was short for Walla Walla, WA although not sure how that would be relevant unless that is the current location of your phone
     
  11. conklaven thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha Fixed ;)

    Would really like someone else to be successful so I know its actually the phones.
     
  12. TahoeDust macrumors 6502

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    I have two phones associated with the same number. I wonder how that is going to work...
     
  13. conklaven thread starter macrumors regular

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    Same with me... Anybody know the shipping weight for a single phone?
     
  14. eleite macrumors regular

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    On your apple order email confirmation, there's a link to your apple order. Does it says "preparing for shipment" or "shipped"? I'm guessing that's why some of ours aren't showing up in the UPS system yet.
     
  15. TahoeDust macrumors 6502

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    Very interesting. My two phones are actually going to two separate address. I wonder if the reference number will apply to both of them.
     
  16. conklaven thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just says "preparing for shipment"

    I went back to UPS and now it has in addition to my phone number as a reference it has another 10 digit number as well.

    If this is not my iphones than i would say its a very strange coincidence. the new reference number starts with 832... any ideas?
     
  17. conklaven thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now also one of my phones is showing up in my Apple support profile :) No way to tell which one though.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. danilko1 macrumors 6502a

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    This is a trick we worked with over the past couple of years.

    I have tried several times today, with no luck.

    It works both on UPS and FedEX.

    So, no shipping details, despite a SN for the 6 Plus in my profile.
     
  19. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Ahh yes. I remember using the phone number as a reference number for the 5.

    I think that was how the planes leaving Asia were tracked.
     
  20. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Seems my phone may be in Mount Juliet, TN right now.

    Ya, I remember this from the past iPhone launches.
     

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  21. conklaven thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good to know someone else was able to track.

    How can you tell where it is currently?
     
  22. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Use the mobile app. It lists weights and current location.

    I am at 1.40lbs.
     
  23. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    Can't find either of mine on FedEx or UPS using phone numbers or order numbers.
     
  24. Jazper macrumors 6502a

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    Do Apple only ship pre-orders via UPS and Fedex? And is this the same for the UK?
     
  25. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    How do you figure that…it could be in China. Just says ready for UPS.
     

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