Response from O2

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by digmo, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. digmo macrumors member

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    Has anyone seen this
    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/07/08/apple_iphone_o2_email/

    according to this guy 13,000 orders per second resulting them to be sold out in a few hours. BUT they said 200,000 expressed an interest !

    13,000 orders a second means
    780,000 orders a minute
    46.8 million an hour

    Where did the other people come from... If this is what we are up against we are doomed from the start.

    David
     
  2. MacMalv macrumors regular

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    there have been a few threads on this and is now on the iphone front page.
     
  3. calculus Guest

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    These figures are correct. Each person in the UK has bought eight iPhones.
    :rolleyes:
     
  4. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    I challenged a CS guy on this earlier today - told him that this *might* be the peak number of server requests but unless they were taking worldwide and inter-galactic orders their management were either stupid or liars.
     
  5. digmo thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry for reposting :(

    I wonder did me mean 13K orders via the site that day ? would that be more realistic ? given it was https traffic what server could cope with that.

    David
     
  6. Samaritan macrumors member

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    I want to see the DHL driver's face when he gets his schedule and it says

    Chiswick
    Folkestone
    Outer Hebrides
    Namibia
    Moon
    Mars
    Alpha Centauri
    Polaris
    Andromeda
    etc..
     
  7. mrhands123 macrumors member

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    don't you think it may be 13,000 people 'trying' to order a second, thats why it didn't work for a lot of people...??


    JH
     
  8. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    what utter crap..... 46.8 million an hour? oh please, o2...
     
  9. stuartdavenport macrumors newbie

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    I got the same reply, good to know we all get that personal touch eh? :rolleyes:

    Kinda frustrating they didnt answer my questions directly - but once again, O2 customer service fails again... Actually, I shouldn't say that, usually the guys who answer the phones are pretty helpful, it just seems they are being fed the same stale info as its customers...
     
  10. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    lol, wow people can press refresh pretty fast lol.
     
  11. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    in an hour! The uk rocks!!! :cool:
     
  12. Samaritan macrumors member

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    That's it.

    I'm cancelling my order.

    Its obvious that this phone is going to be too common.

    I won't feel like a special techie fanboy anymore.
     
  13. digmo thread starter macrumors member

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    02 should contact the Guinness book of records with this one. I just don't understand how I managed to get an order confirmation tonight I had all be given up. The whole thing is so strange.

    David
     

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