UPS Follow My Delivery

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  1. uhslax24 macrumors 6502

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    For the first time, I got an email from UPS so I can follow my delivery live (in beta). I know some others have seen this feature previously, but did anyone see it today (launch day) and has never seen it before?
     
  2. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    No, I had no idea! Tell us how well it works!
     
  3. uhslax24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes! I can see the truck about 50 minutes from me (even though I live 10 minutes from the DC), but it updates the delivery ETA throughout the day. Currently estimated at 3pm.

    This might be a MyChoice Premium feature.
     
  4. eagleglen macrumors 65816

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    Wow, this is interesting. I doubt it's available to everyone, but I would upgrade to Premium if it meant I could. According to the UPS site, following your delivery is available when...

    UPS My Choice® members can use the Follow My Delivery live map to view the location of select packages in relation to the delivery address. The package icon updates every two to three minutes as the package moves towards its destination.

    Follow My Delivery is available for packages sent using UPS Next Day Air®, UPS Worldwide Express®, and UPS Worldwide Express Plus®.​

    I don't think the iPhones sent at launch are using any of those methods. But maybe since you said the email called the service a beta, it will be rolling out in the near future. UPS doesn't usually deliver to my neighborhood until 2-3PM, so that's the only guide I have, unfortunately.
     
  5. oats555 macrumors member

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    Possibly, I just signed up for premium this week using the $4 for 4 months deal.
     
  6. iKimm macrumors regular

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    I just got a text and it is showing me too! This is awesome :):p:D
     
  7. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'm getting those emails. I have the Premium MyChoice. It shows To be delivered by: 3:00 PM. This is going to be a long 5 1/2 hours ;)
     
  8. oats555 macrumors member

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    I think everybody's says 3PM.
     
  9. eagleglen macrumors 65816

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    Well I upgrade my membership to premium, so hopefully I'll be able to track mine too. The promo code for the 4 months for $4 is BU8CV8EH3. Mine's still not showing out for delivery, so I don't know if I will work or not.
     
  10. dnest macrumors regular

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    I don't have premium and I am still able to use the map. Don't waste your money.
     
  11. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe. I have another package coming from Amazon that originally said 2-6p. I scheduled delivery on that for 2-4p. Typically, UPS doesn't come by my house until 4:30 so we'll see. I'm just happy I'm getting it today :)
     
  12. eagleglen macrumors 65816

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    Now you tell me!! Oh well, it was only $4. No one had said that until you.
     
  13. bbates123 macrumors 6502

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    OMG, thanks for pointing this out OP. I had no idea that this existed. Very cool!
     
  14. oats555 macrumors member

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    I never saw it before premium, but who knows.
     
  15. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using it right now. Says 4:30 PM but the truck is 5 minutes away
     
  16. Damstr macrumors 6502

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    Be advised it doesn’t appear to be working in all areas.
     
  17. eagleglen macrumors 65816

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    When my series 3 watch was delivered 6 weeks ago, I didn't see this feature available and it followed the same route from China. That's why I figured I'd try the Premium promo.
     
  18. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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    i dont have my choice premium, but I can see this on my phone. very cool! thanks OP
     
  19. uhslax24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mine has been at the same building since I posted this, so I don't think it is working as it should for me. :(

    Hoping I get it before 3pm, but glad it's not estimated at 7.
     
  20. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    oh boy I can see it now.. some fiends getting in their cars to go track down the UPS truck and try to get their packages immediately because they cant wait a little longer.
     
  21. thatJohann macrumors 65816

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    It worked for a hot minute, now it says unavailable. Meh.
     
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  23. uhslax24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You'll receive an email from MyChoice, you'll also see it when logged in and viewing your tracking page
     
  24. jbizzybeetle, Nov 3, 2017
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    jbizzybeetle macrumors 6502a

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    This "Follow My Delivery" is super! Not a premium feature.

    Yes to above, maybe on UPS page also, but I found when opened the email from UPS. Click on the feature in second line or so I think.

    I can see the truck on the highway a few miles away.
    Will be so much fun to check in periodically.

    UPDATE: Oh, no! He's going the wrong way! :p:Do_O
     
  25. bbates123 macrumors 6502

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    If I see the driver is near my house but know he won't be to my house for several more hours, can just drive to where he is and pick it up from him? Yeah, I now, extreme OCD.
     

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