new launch info

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by entwife, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. entwife macrumors regular

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    hello,
    one of my friends is a manager at carphone warehouse and they have just had a meeting regarding iphone.

    new info:

    pay as you go will not be launching untill around september


    white wont be availiable at launch


    take this with a pinch of salt as obvioulsy things can change but this is what he was told yesterday.
     
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    from o2 website:
    i say false. and i will ignore anything carphone warehouse say, the people that work for them are appalling. wait for official word from o2
     
  3. pauld macrumors regular

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    If true, that would be the dumbest.
    Rather than O2 making money from the early-adopting anti-contract contingent, just watch the slew of contract-free iPhones coming into the UK via whichever other countries offer it this way, many of which will obviously be unlocked to other networks, rather than people being sucked in to staying with O2 with the 6 months free Cloud/Openzone wi-fi offer.

    Shot. In. The. Foot.
     
  4. Leemo macrumors 6502

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    Neither of these points are true.
     
  5. pauld macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately that looks like they are saying they will simply let people know what the score is in early July - i.e. " Hi! It's early July, we just wanted to say that we are making a catastrophic mistake by not offering the PAYG iPhone until September".
     
  6. entwife thread starter macrumors regular

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    well i did say take it with a pinch of salt, but yesterday there was a manager meeting for lincolnshire,yorkshire and manchester area cpw and thats what he was told.
     
  7. alabastercodify macrumors newbie

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    I don't think anyone really knows what's going on, and that includes O2 and CW staff.
     
  8. Leemo macrumors 6502

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    Nah - he's telling porkies.
     
  9. entwife thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. entwife thread starter macrumors regular

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    whats making you say that?

    i trust him but not cpw too much
     
  11. sananda macrumors 68020

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    o2 press office told me in june that it would be available on pay and go on 11 july. obviously plans can change though.
     
  12. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    yes, true, but every comment about CPW on here say similar things
    i mean, most people that bought iPhones from CPW were told they HAD to buy insurance, which is a blatant lie
    obviously there will be some good people in a job
    but i will wait for official word from the carrier, as they are (along with apple) the ones that set what and when will be sold
     
  13. entwife thread starter macrumors regular

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    ultimately o2 are the best source of info, i just thought i would share what i had been told.

    the iphone insurance with cpw was awful
     
  14. Leemo macrumors 6502

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    I'm a journo - and know people inside o2.

    PAYG will be available at launch, as will lots of white/black 16GBs.
     
  15. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Common sense dictates that this rumour cannot be true, but time will tell.

    Personally, I don't believe it.
     
  16. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    I've just spoken to my local O2 store in Nottingham and they say they will have plenty of 8 and 16GB black iPhones in stock.

    They are not going to be doing the white 16GB iPhones at launch (agreeing with what the OP said)

    Also they are not going to be taking any pre-orders.. it's a first come first served basis.

    And they plan to open at 08:02 (but he's not 100% on that time yet)
     
  17. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    It's extraordinary how much conflicting information there is out there!

    You can virtually guarantee that you will get a different story from every person that you speak to. For that reason I find it pointless to ask in the first place.

    What we all need is a clear announcement from Apple, O2, and CPW (if anyone is really interested in them).
     
  18. atiffarooq macrumors 6502

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    I just spoke to my local store (Kings Heath, Birmingham) and the person seemed very confident. He told me that they have had it confirmed yesterday that they are having plenty of stock for all versions of the iPhone (8GB and both 16GB versions), you cannot pre-order, however they do not believe that this will matter as they have enough stock to meet even the highest of demands on the day. Just thought I'd let you guys know.
     
  19. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    the big question is - when and where and how do us upgraders get our new phones?
     
  20. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Absolutely! So much for O2's recognition of our loyalty.

    Keeping us in suspense is very shabby treatment, if not downright rude!

    8 days to go and we still haven't got a clue how we get our grubby mits on the new equipment! :eek:
     
  21. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    depends on whether you have an iphone now or not
    if you do, you have to order online, and will get it a few days after - the 14th maybe
    everyone else can do it instore

    from o2:
     
  22. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    I understand that we have to order it online and have no problem with that.

    However, the whole tone of the original email from O2 gave me the impression that existing iPhone customers, in recognition of their loyalty (and by God, those of us who bought on launch last November were loyal) would be first in line.

    Perhaps it was wishful thinking but I thought we would get guaranteed delivery on the 11th of July.
     
  23. Leemo macrumors 6502

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    Plans currently are - on the 7th all those who pre-registered interest on the o2 site will be emailed/texted info to log into their account section on the o2 site.

    From there you'll be able to order the new iPhone for delivery on the 11th. They're planning to send them out the day before using courier.

    You'll also be able to call up the upgrades centre (just 202 from your iPhone) and do it that way, although clearly it's easier and faster to do it online.

    And now I'll probably get murdered for putting this on here ;)
     
  24. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    yes, you will!

    how do you know this????
    its similar to the launch of leopard
     
  25. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Leemo, as ever you are the bearer of reliable information which comes from the horse's mouth!

    What is more it confirms what I had hoped for (as I explained in my previous post on this thread).

    Many thanks!
     

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