• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • [ FAIL ] Pre Order Now!


    Update: AT&T Premier customers can log in and order.

    iPhone 4 has been available via AT&T online and Apple's online retail store for hours now, but good luck actually getting an order in. Although we've tried for a solid 3 hours to get an order in, we're getting the same results hundreds of users are emailing, tweeting, and pm'ing us - zilch.

    Apple's site looks to be staying up, with a couple 10-15 second "oops!" messages, but it seems AT&T is unable to keep up with the traffic. The AT&T site is down with maintenance messages more often than it's been up, and Apple's pre order process hangs right at the part where it starts communicating with AT&T - either when it checks pricing eligibility, or when it actually gets in to add/replace the line.

    Smartly on Apple's part (which doesn't matter right now since AT&T can't handle the load), it looks like they've moved all iPhone activation to its own subdomain (buyiphone.apple.com) to better handle load management.

    Keep trying I suppose - I'm gonna go have a mocha and an omelette, and do this thing later - no sense sitting in front of a screen pressing refresh for hours when they're obviously TKO'd at the moment.

    Hey - anyone notice the iPhone 4 is only available in black for preorder/launch?

    This article was originally published in forum thread: [ FAIL ] Pre Order Now! started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 588 Comments
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Quote Originally Posted by FURBY8704 View Post
      i ordered through apple..did you??
      No i went through ATT website cus i couldnt get in to the apple one.



      Quote Originally Posted by iluvmine View Post
      I ordered two iPhones in two separate transactions from AT&T one charged already and the other hasnt been charged. However I checked the confirmation emails and they both say processing. If I check the status by logging in my AT&T account, the phone that hasn't been charged, says that they can't find the order. Hope I get both phones on 24th. But I have feeling one of them will not make it. Crossing my fingers!
      I havent gotten charged and neither can i look at my order online WTF is going on?!!
    1. lostwhiteboyy's Avatar
      lostwhiteboyy -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2Jaze View Post


      Ordered after 4pm, no email but the card charged immediately, lets hope they at least deliver on the 25th...

      Mine is the same way and i ordered on apples website at 647 pm eastern time! i finally got through try after try! i just kept loading and loading and loading pages till one worked and i got through! check my bank account and its already got a charge!
    1. bftiedt's Avatar
      bftiedt -
      i finally got through on the apple site only to find out i cant order because my account is past due. now i gotta pay it and hope i can get back through lol

      p.s. been trying since 7 this morning
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2Jaze View Post


      Ordered after 4pm, no email but the card charged immediately, lets hope they at least deliver on the 25th...
      WOW! you got charged very well...my 199 came to be $257..I was expecting 220 :'(
    1. oogotbagsoo's Avatar
      oogotbagsoo -
      Just placed order on apple.com. Will get it on the 24th ! w00t.

    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bftiedt View Post
      i finally got through on the apple site only to find out i cant order because my account is past due. now i gotta pay it and hope i can get back through lol

      p.s. been trying since 7 this morning
      just save it in your cart and it shall still be there ;]

      Quote Originally Posted by oogotbagsoo View Post
      Just placed order on apple.com. Will get it on the 24th ! w00t.

      i was expecting that total...WTF! why did i get charged $257 for??
    1. joe88's Avatar
      joe88 -
      finally got mine and my friends ordered! talk about a frustrating day.

      and fyi, my card has been charged already for the phone. they are quick to charge arent they?
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      i called the order status line and it says unable to locate WTF!!!!! but then it said anything ordered withing the last 6-8hrs to call back
    1. NiteStar's Avatar
      NiteStar -
      Ok maybe a little cause for concern. I called AT&T and they have no record of my transaction 10 hours ago. I even gave them my order confirmation # and they couldn't find it. Lol. I better not lose my "place in line" when their computers catch up and finally process it. For all I know, it's been canceled somehow by them.
    1. oogotbagsoo's Avatar
      oogotbagsoo -
      Quote Originally Posted by FURBY8704 View Post
      i was expecting that total...WTF! why did i get charged $257 for??
      maybe cali taxes are higher than FL ??? i dunno
    1. shore's Avatar
      shore -
      My CC is already charged contrary to what they said.
    1. c1ockwerk's Avatar
      c1ockwerk -
      CHEERS!! Just ran through it on Apple with no problems. Possibly the announcement of them no longer shipping in time scarred people away
    1. shore's Avatar
      shore -
      My total was $211 w/tax.Not the 1st time I've heard of the $257 total though.
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by FURBY8704 View Post
      WOW! you got charged very well...my 199 came to be $257..I was expecting 220 :'(

      yep, $322.92


      Now here's the killer. I put my old 3Gs up on eBay, so that the auction could end today. And look what it went for:




      Old iPhone 3Gs sale: $320.00

      New iPhone 4: $322.92


      Total price out of pocket for iPhone 4 32GB: $2.92

    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2Jaze View Post
      yep, $322.92


      Now here's the killer. I put my old 3Gs up on eBay, so that the auction could end today. And look what it went for:




      Old iPhone 3Gs sale: $320.00

      New iPhone 4: $322.92


      Total price out of pocket for iPhone 4 32GB: $2.92

      now thats a sweet deal lol i was thinking the same but instead keeping my unit for backup/testing lol
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by FURBY8704 View Post
      now thats a sweet deal lol i was thinking the same but instead keeping my unit for backup/testing lol

      Lol i've done it all the time with multiple devices. Every new iPhone that comes out, i make a deal for myself juuuust like this.


      Wish I could work out a similar hustle for macbooks
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      Quote Originally Posted by shore View Post
      My total was $211 w/tax.Not the 1st time I've heard of the $257 total though.
      i feel somewhat at ease knowing im not the only one bt still major bummer!
    1. shore's Avatar
      shore -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2Jaze View Post
      yep, $322.92


      Now here's the killer. I put my old 3Gs up on eBay, so that the auction could end today. And look what it went for:




      Old iPhone 3Gs sale: $320.00

      New iPhone 4: $322.92


      Total price out of pocket for iPhone 4 32GB: $2.92

      Umm, no it isn't that close.You're gonna get hit good on the eletronics final fee and then 3% paypal.
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2Jaze View Post
      Lol i've done it all the time with multiple devices. Every new iPhone that comes out, i make a deal for myself juuuust like this.


      Wish I could work out a similar hustle for macbooks
      hahaha macbooks will have to be packed with some nifty extras beside stock but im sure it can be arrange =P

      and i wonder how much my 3g would go - im sure unlocked it can still grab a good buck
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by shore View Post
      Umm, no it isn't that close.You're gonna get hit good on the eletronics final fee and then almost 9% paypal.

      Knew someone would put their finger on the record to my music


      total fees ran to $12 between ebay and PP.


      SO

      REALISTICALLY *mad face*

      3Gs sale: $320
      iPhone 4: $322.92

      Selling fees and paypal charge: $11.78

      TOTAL out-of-pocket: $14.70




      frickin Shore, man.