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  • How to Get an iPhone 3G S Tomorrow

    Just hours away here in North America from the iPhone 3G S! If you wanted one, you should have pre-ordered it last week. For those of you that didn't we have some advice:


    AT&T stores will be open to the pre-orderers only between 7 am and 9 am. If you didn't pre-order you'll need to be inline early in the morning, 5-6 am in many areas, to have a shot of grabbing an iPhone 3G S. We don't expect AT&T stores to have large quantities on hand.

    Apple stores are insane on iPhone days and are all opening at 7 am. At popular Apple stores there are ALREADY people waiting in line. The plus side is Apple stores typically have more stock of iPhones so more people can get them there. Unless you are in one of those areas when people started camping yesterday (you know who you are NYC) you can probably snag a iPhone 3G S if you start standing in line about the same time as the AT&T folks.

    Best Buy and Walmarts are hidden gems. Many of these stores should have the iPhone 3G S for sale, just beware, quantities will probably be less than at Apple and AT&T stores. You probably wont even see a line if you are 3-4 hours early. Later in the morning as the Apple and AT&T stores run out of stock expect to see people scrambling to Best Buys and Walmarts.


    Apple Stores should open up at 8 am. Be in line by 6 am. Rogers / Fido is opening at normal times (maybe, no one seems to know) so be in line some hours early. They could surprise everyone and open early after all.

    Hidden Gem: FutureShop has iPhones. From what I can tell not many people are aware of that fact, might be the least wait place to be.

    Do you have iPhones at Best Buy and Walmart? Do you have Walmart? If the answer to the first or both is yes then they will probably (just guessing here, haven't heard anything official) have the iPhone 3G S for sale, same rules apply as with the USA stores above.

    I like polls. Take our poll above and share your strategy for nabbing an iPhone 3G S.

    Apples page for iPhone 3G S info by country is here. via engadget image via dbm41302
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Get an iPhone 3G S Tomorrow started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. eclipseballer08's Avatar
      eclipseballer08 -
      left at 3:45 to get in line got here at about 4
      5th person in line so basically gaurunteed a phone
      the 1st 2 ppl camped overnight by themselves bc the store said a lot of ppl were.. lmao
      well ill keep u posted on how its goin here in lakeland FL
    1. CAPcadetJC's Avatar
      CAPcadetJC -
      ATT screwed us. I dont think Im ever going to buy one. Ill wait for the next model.
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      i drove by the ATT near my house around 11pm PST. only 3 people in back of a SUV camping out. thats right.. no line at all. perhaps things might change since its 1:40am now. i'll wait days to get mine
    1. JayBern's Avatar
      JayBern -
      Singapore's teleco, Singtel, doesn't allow you to purchase the phone on it own without and contract. They're really monopolising the market here. Now that most of the people have their iPhones here in Singapore, they're going to get very little fresh sales. Except for those who wants to do an early recontract to upgrade their phone to the 3G S. Other than that, little will come from fresh sales.

      A little bit of story from Singapore.
    1. zalos66's Avatar
      zalos66 -
      Sweet I'm number one in line. And 8 other ppl just showed up, good thing I skipped my wheateys =D
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      im going to wave at everyone in line at AT&T while i drive to Sprint to buy a Pre.
    1. zalos66's Avatar
      zalos66 -
      Nooooooo first in like 2 hour wait. 5 min b4 preorders walk up ****
    1. BigMike09890's Avatar
      BigMike09890 -
      I preordered mine and its being shipped to my house but my 2g is still running like a champ.
    1. yomamashump's Avatar
      yomamashump -
      Best Buy has a page up for them so I would say this is a good indicator.

      iPhone 3G - BestBuy
    1. Bleeditout2130's Avatar
      Bleeditout2130 -
      Got mine and it's syncing!
    1. sab3083's Avatar
      sab3083 -
      i got my 32gb 3Gs in white about 20 mins ago, BRING ON THE JAILBREAKING AND UNLOCKING
    1. gbarielmoreno's Avatar
      gbarielmoreno -
      this phone is worth buying if u have the 3g. i'll wait for the next one
    1. DarkDragonAn's Avatar
      DarkDragonAn -
      FedEx Just deliver my iPhone 3GS
    1. sunshinejenn03's Avatar
      sunshinejenn03 -
      I stood in line, I was in and out in 5 minutes and the 5th person in after pre-orders. I got to work an hour early since it was right around the corner from my office. Bought the 32gb in white.

      Synced everything already and I'm super happy.
    1. dillonsmith9147's Avatar
      dillonsmith9147 -
      lucky i have to wait until att ships mine, knew i shoulda preorder earlier, im to lazy to stand in line
    1. enjoylife's Avatar
      enjoylife -
      Just phoned Fido customer service... they basically said - screw off you have an iphone 3G but if you want the new one $799 less $100 and your fido dollars.. I laughed and said your parent company 'rogers' said i can switch and get the new one for 299 and ride out the reminder of my contract!

      then fido offer me a month of free service... HA HA - these wanna be french are clueless
    1. jonban's Avatar
      jonban -
      i went to best buy at 10 this morning, walked out by 1020 iphone in hand, they had 6 in, 4 were pre-ordered, they had 2 left, altho i wanted a white 32, settle for a black 32, nice and simple and quick, lucked out this year lol
    1. xisled's Avatar
      xisled -
      hello all. i arived at my local att store in modesto this am at 630.

      there were about a dozen folk on the side of non pre orders. i joined thier line. at 0700 hrs the store opened and by that time thier were 8 folks in the pr order line. the store took care of them real fast and brought in our line. it went smoothly i was in store at 0730.

      got to the counter . did my swap for the new one as i was in my 30 days for the 3g. payed my 28 bx and was sent on my way with a new shiney 16 gig black 3gs.

    1. Nefarious's Avatar
      Nefarious -
      My wife is upgrading her 1G for a 3GS. We're headed to AT&T this evening after work. I'll keep my 3G for the time being.
    1. csworrell's Avatar
      csworrell -
      I Haz My 3GS