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O2 to launch iPhone 3G at 7 a.m., limited one per person

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2008
News Categories: iPhone

O2 will officially launch the iPhone 3G in the United Kingdom on July 11 at 7:00 a.m. local time, and has also imposed a sales limit of one-per-person on the new handset. “Orders will be placed on a first come first served basis,” O2 said in a text message to customers explaining the need for the sales limitation. “We will be writing to you again before the 11th with details about how you can place your order.”

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1

It’s worth noting that only O2 shops on the high street can open this early. Those inside presincts and malls are at the behest of the owners, and can’t open until 9 (or in the case of my local one, 9.30!)

Posted by Will on July 2, 2008 at 7:52 AM (PDT)

2

As an existing O2 (non iPhone as far as they know) customer, I got the following text yesterday:
“Apple iPhone 3G lands 11/07. We will text you shortly before with order details. As demand is very high, orders will be on a first come first served basis”

Posted by Simon Dick on July 2, 2008 at 8:38 AM (PDT)

3

I pre-registered when it was announced but haven’t had a text, anybody else in this situation?

(Current O2 customer, out of contract).

Posted by Nodes on July 2, 2008 at 9:52 AM (PDT)

4

Depends on the mall. My local O2 shop is in one, but they have confirmed they are opening at 7.00am.

Posted by Moose G. on July 2, 2008 at 11:02 AM (PDT)

5

I had booked an appointment with my local O2 shop to go in today (the 5th) to pre-register and sign-up for an iPhone contract. Thus avoiding the queues on the 11th.

When I turned up I was informed that they had been told not to do pre-registration. Apparently they had phoned everyone who had pre-registered and told them, but they didn’t have my phone number.

Something fishy going on? I wonder if they’ve got so little stock that they wouldn’t have had any to sell on the day if they’d allowed pre-orders?

Posted by JF on July 5, 2008 at 7:08 AM (PDT)

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