Tesco Mobile iPhone 5 Pre Order Process

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  1. lukefinch macrumors 6502

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    Did anyone on here pre-order the iPhone 4s from Tesco Mobile last year?

    This year will be my first time pre-ordering the new iPhone for launch day. I am just wanting to know how the order process went for you and whether you did get the new iPhone on launch day.

    Is the order process similar to other carriers? Did you manage to get the iPhone you wanted? Did you get in too late and have to wait even longer to get your iPhone?

    Thanks to anyone who can help me.
     
  2. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    No idea, but i'd imagine if you wanted it from Tesco Mobile, you'd have to wait a while cause I can see the big 4 UK networks (Orange, T-Mobile, Voda & O2) getting preferred stock for at least the first few weeks.
     
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  5. lukefinch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not so sure. The 16gb iPhone 4s 12 month £25 per month contact is exactly the same as the 16gb iPhone 4 12 month £25 per month contract was last year.

    Because of that, I assume the other contracts are the same as what they were with the iPhone 4 last year, so maybe they will stay the same?
     
  6. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not entirely sure how Tesco's pre-order process works, i got my iPhone 4 on Tesco in July, so missed out on pre-orders and skipped the 4S.

    My contract was a 12 month £20 a month for: Unlimited Texts & Data and 250 minutes. I had to pay £370 up front for the phone, but the quality of the contract made that fine by me. The new contracts start at £25 a month, so i'm pretty pleased i managed to get in before the change. They don't offer unlimited data anymore, it's 1GB only, so I'm a bit concerned they might make me change my tariff to get a Nano-Sim, meaning i might lose the unlimited data.

    I found this from 2011 that outlines the pre-release situation on the iPhone 4S
    http://recombu.com/mobile/news/tesco-mobile-offers-lowest-prices-for-iphone-4s-16gb_M15520.html
     
  7. lukefinch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Judging by that link, the iPhone 4s wasn't available to pre-order for launch day delivery like with every other network.

    I hope it's not the same this year :(
     
  8. mlang macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Yeh i did last year. They didn't call it preorder as such it was like registering your interest, i got the 4 with them on the day it was released the year before so was keen to get the 12 month contract again for the 4s.

    I sort of pestered them for answers on how it would work, after a while they hinted that it was done on a loyalty basis. i.e. they would prioritise existing customers that were upgrading or something. I got a text from them on the morning of the release date saying to call and order. They then posted out the phone and i got it on the Monday or Tuesday.

    They did not offer the preorder or upgrading service for instore pick ups which was annoying as i wanted the phone on the same day lol

    Hope this helps, although tesco are frustrating in that they STILL don't offer caller waiting and mobile hotspot etc i recon the 12 month contract and overall prices smashes the competition. Will have to see what happens with 4g but I recon for the first year or so it will not be offered over the whole of the UK and by the time it is i am sure o2 will have it and in turn sell it on to tesco.

    With regard to pricing/tariffs etc. they have been consistent for the last two iphone releases, so assume they will be the same again although the price of the handset may be increased as apple have put the price of the phone up by £29.

    Just sorted out my trade in of my 4s with tesco too, offering £275.60 for it atm :D
     

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