Update: O2 to Start Selling iPhone 3G S at 9:02am? Preparing for Sell Out?


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Very brand-conscious start time aside, looks like UK customers on O2 now know what time the queue ends and the buying begins...

UPDATE: Sounds like the second poster, below, might be there just in case a store sells out and wants to inform customers. Thanks to everyone in the comments for logic-ing this out!

Due to high demand we have run out of the iPhone 3G SThe good news is there are more coming soonAsk a member of staff for details

Posterized version after the break!


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  • All those moaners about the upgrade and how they won't pay it... Yet they sold out... Go figure.
  • That'll nicely explain away why nobody is queuing for them this time around.
  • What BS, they are not sold out, they haven't even started selling them yet in the UK, pre-orders are non existent, I have just been to the o2 store and they say they have alot of inventory and do not forsee any shortages like last year. Carphone Warehouse say exactly the same.
  • Obviously this is just an automatic update based upon a stock monitoring system - calm down.
    And Darren, instead of whining yourself, why don't you take a look at what's actually going on? If you knew anything about the situation you'd know that they can't have sold out yet as release isn't until tomorrow.
  • Actually, o2 in GT Yarmouth is taking pre-orders, I was number three on the list :)
  • Rene, the article heading should be "3G S" and not "3G"... Cheers
  • It is BS-my local O2 store are getting 20 of EACH variant (16G and 32G black and white) and that's a very small branch.
    The manager said interest was miniscule compared to the last release 'stampede'.
  • We have not sold-out of the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S. The iPhone 3G S does not go on sale until tomorrow - Friday 19th June.
  • Wow lol...that's quite impossible, seeing that it's not out until the 19th.
  • @ O2 Press Office
    Perhaps you would care to comment on not offering upgrades to your customers. (Upgraded 12 months ago and upped spend to £45 monthly).. My wife would like my 3g on pay as you go - shes currently with 3 spending £30 a month but you wont be gaining her in the near future without a similar upgrade path to last year. I will probably cut back to £35 monthly price as well...
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    ........................... Why 9:02 Am??
    .... OHHHHHH wait.. i get it... O2!!! get it guys!! get it! Terd Ferguson, It's funny
  • Overreaction anyone?
    Maybe this is a poster that O2 made for their stores in the chance of the 3GS selling out AFTER it launches? If anything, they're just thinking ahead. :P
  • O2 in Great Yarmouth taking pre-orders? Funny, I've spoken to two stores and none of them have taken any pre-orders - one would only let me "reserve" one on the basis I'd be there at opening time tomorrow morning...
  • Already Sold Out? you gotta be kidding me!!!!
    how can it be sold out whem O2 and apple store in the UK does not take preorders!!!!
    get your news right mate!!!!
  • Rene got pwned?
  • No, I think that might be a poster they have ready in case a store sells out. I'll update :)
  • @ Ian
    My Bad! I thought it was a pre order. Called today to confirm that they are gonna have enough stock , and the guy said there is plenty(black and white), but I have to pick it up before 1pm.
  • relax guys..we 'll find it 2moro i think its not sold-out yet and O2 they dont take any pre-order i phoned customer service on thursday to upgrade to the 3GS one and i thought i can pre-order one but they told me ;you need to wait until friday;; there is no option for the pre-order.so its not sold-out.
  • @PaddyClark:
    Maybe you'd like to explain why you think you can break your contract after 12 months and still get an upgrade?
  • @mephisto..
    Not going to break my contract... happy to extend... with a 12 monthly model cycle there should be an upgrade path like last year.. By not doing so O2 are missing out on an additional customer in my family... their loss I guess and Ill wait till december at least... but would probably then not change phone until June when the next model will probably be out..
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