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  Reply # 1138401 26-Sep-2014 17:46
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I was following the EE forum in the UK when they launched, I guess we will be like them, the only saving grace was that the second shipment came in the following day and the next, so people had the majority of their orders filled withing a week of launch.

Would be nice if Spark came to the party with a wee sweetener like a credit on our accounts, oh I jest........

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  Reply # 1138419 26-Sep-2014 18:30
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I have lost hope in all NZ telco reliability...

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  Reply # 1138420 26-Sep-2014 18:34
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Bit gutted really, lets run through this again:

- Out to order 2 x iPhone 6+ Gold 128GB (Wife and I).
- Understood a pre-order as a way of being one of the first (hell yeah - I'm keen as and willing to show my interest now! , RIGHT HERE!,  YUUUUP!).  Order complete at 12:30am.
- Couldn't do Amex due to some Spark hurdle when ordering so placed 2 single orders for the $39 Open Plan, Full Payment on first bill (Wife and Son are on $39 Open anyway so no drama).
- Got email confirmations for both orders (Yay - Wife will be over the moon, she may even get a little frisky! ).
- Transferred the cash to cover the purchase of both phones to our Spark account (give lesson to Son about paying for things outright and avoiding debt).
- Then Spark email about restricting pre orders, trying to push us into 24 months interest free otherwise won't be in place for a pre-order (what the hell?).
- I ask if they could please credit the money we'd paid for both phones and we would order elsewhere (from 2 phones to 0 phones = no frisky Wife).
- Spark email saying they can do 1 phone (less than ideal but thinking of Frisky Wife).
- I advised Spark that we wished for both phones but if they can only provide 1 phone then do so and please credit the other so we can order elsewhere.
- Spark then email saying they're taking second orders so they will order our second phone (sounded to me like their chance to avoid issuing a credit).
- Spark emailed the emails containing the text:  "If your pre-order is completed by 24 September we will dispatch your iPhone so it arrives as close to launch (26 September) as possible"  (I did, so I'm thinking, frisky Wife on launch day).
- I email the world saying I LOVE Spark again after a LOVE, HATE battle to spend just shy of $3,000 with them.
- Launch day comes and no sign of any phone (Dam My Eyes !! - I stayed up after midnight for a pre-order for nothing = no frisky Wife, instead a freaky Wife loading me up with chores).
- Becomes obvious there was no benefit in pre-ordering as no phone on launch day yet people are walking out of physical stores with them.
- Spark email about a fast boat and I'm hearing people may have been told they are getting theirs "the week after next" (nothing fast about that).
- I'm now wondering if there is any profit in an iPhone sale (let's say 10%), I should cancel my order with Spark and give the business (up to $289) to the new iPhone player - 2Degrees, I'm sure they'd love to add another 2 phones to their sales count.


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  Reply # 1138422 26-Sep-2014 18:40
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Aquarius: Bit gutted really, lets run through this again:

- Out to order 2 x iPhone 6+ Gold 128GB (Wife and I).
- Understood a pre-order as a way of being one of the first (hell yeah - I'm keen as and willing to show my interest now! , RIGHT HERE!,  YUUUUP!).  Order complete at 12:30am.
- Couldn't do Amex due to some Spark hurdle when ordering so placed 2 single orders for the $39 Open Plan, Full Payment on first bill (Wife and Son are on $39 Open anyway so no drama).
- Got email confirmations for both orders (Yay - Wife will be over the moon, she may even get a little frisky! ).
- Transferred the cash to cover the purchase of both phones to our Spark account (give lesson to Son about paying for things outright and avoiding debt).
- Then Spark email about restricting pre orders, trying to push us into 24 months interest free otherwise won't be in place for a pre-order (what the hell?).
- I ask if they could please credit the money we'd paid for both phones and we would order elsewhere (from 2 phones to 0 phones = no frisky Wife).
- Spark email saying they can do 1 phone (less than ideal but thinking of Frisky Wife).
- I advised Spark that we wished for both phones but if they can only provide 1 phone then do so and please credit the other so we can order elsewhere.
- Spark then email saying they're taking second orders so they will order our second phone (sounded to me like their chance to avoid issuing a credit).
- Spark emailed the emails containing the text:  "If your pre-order is completed by 24 September we will dispatch your iPhone so it arrives as close to launch (26 September) as possible"  (I did, so I'm thinking, frisky Wife on launch day).
- I email the world saying I LOVE Spark again after a LOVE, HATE battle to spend just shy of $3,000 with them.
- Launch day comes and no sign of any phone (Dam My Eyes !! - I stayed up after midnight for a pre-order for nothing = no frisky Wife, instead a freaky Wife loading me up with chores).
- Becomes obvious there was no benefit in pre-ordering as no phone on launch day yet people are walking out of physical stores with them.
- Spark email about a fast boat and I'm hearing people may have been told they are getting theirs "the week after next" (nothing fast about that).
- I'm now wondering if there is any profit in an iPhone sale (let's say 10%), I should cancel my order with Spark and give the business (up to $289) to the new iPhone player - 2Degrees, I'm sure they'd love to add another 2 phones to their sales count.



I am sorry to hear about your experience, exactly the same story happened to me.

I will NEVER PREORDER FROM SPARK AGAIN IN MY LIFE



I ended up ordering from the Apple store when it came live at 11am. dispatches in 5-7 days, and can buy without the plan.

Vodafone and Spark are all full of ship!

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  Reply # 1138433 26-Sep-2014 19:10
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I have been dealing with a very helpful CSR from the business division.

She told me that she had heard the next shipment will be in on Monday.

If that is the case them the 3 days from launch is still viable, i.e. business days.

Hope cautiously restored.

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  Reply # 1138442 26-Sep-2014 19:43
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I asked the question on Twitter, will the next shipment be sent only to the pre orders or into stores as well, ie will we be in the same mess again? Again the answer was skirted with, Pre Orders will be top priority, not We will be filling all pre orders and any excess stock sent to the stores. No straight answers, well groomed answers that actually avoid the question.

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  Reply # 1138552 27-Sep-2014 03:04
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dickytim: I have been dealing with a very helpful CSR from the business division.

She told me that she had heard the next shipment will be in on Monday.

If that is the case them the 3 days from launch is still viable, i.e. business days.

Hope cautiously restored.


Lets hope that's true. But at this point, I won't believe anything spark says until I have my 6+ in my hands. I just hope it doesn't take weeks.

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  Reply # 1138553 27-Sep-2014 03:41
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The question I want to know is when can I get it the iPhone 6 Plus 128GB on a open plan that takes advantage of the 24 months interest free - I'm as keep as mustard to get hold of one but the online shop is currently only allowing contract customers to buy it. Am I able to walk into a store and get it on 24 months interest free or is the restriction both online and offline/physical stores?




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  Reply # 1138555 27-Sep-2014 04:36
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No doubt there have been supply issues but this has been a COMPLETE FAIL from Spark due to the lack of communication with their customers. It appears there are a lot of folk that have no Idea at what stage their order is at or if they will even receive a phone in the next week.

This is not yet at the "Vodafone iPhone 4 launch fail" but there are definitely lessons to be learnt.

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  Reply # 1138687 27-Sep-2014 11:47
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Spark Twitter is saying that unless you haven't been contacted by phone, your preorder is going to be delivered in a few days. And i think most of us were only sent that stupid "your iPhone is in a boat" email. 

Some light at the end of the tunnel... hopefully spark doesnt kill the hope AGAIN. 

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  Reply # 1138722 27-Sep-2014 12:40
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Crossing my fingers and toes. If I get my phone Mon/Tue my faith in Spark will be renewed!

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  Reply # 1138752 27-Sep-2014 15:10
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My phone arrived on Monday and I ordered late Saturday evening/early Sunday morning (IP6, 64 Gb silver).

Quite happy with Spark so far. Now if only their damn portability helpdesk people will actually answer my call :P

 

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  Reply # 1142806 27-Sep-2014 20:45
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dejadeadnz: My phone arrived on Monday and I ordered late Saturday evening/early Sunday morning (IP6, 64 Gb silver).

Quite happy with Spark so far. Now if only their damn portability helpdesk people will actually answer my call :P

 


Your phone arrived on monday?! So it arrived 4 days before the release date? are you sure you are on the right forum? 

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  Reply # 1142866 28-Sep-2014 01:26
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mahdibassam:
dejadeadnz: My phone arrived on Monday and I ordered late Saturday evening/early Sunday morning (IP6, 64 Gb silver).

Quite happy with Spark so far. Now if only their damn portability helpdesk people will actually answer my call :P

 


Your phone arrived on monday?! So it arrived 4 days before the release date? are you sure you are on the right forum? 


Opps, I meant it arrived this Friday (26th) and I ordered late Saturday/early Sunday the week before.



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  Reply # 1142952 28-Sep-2014 13:10
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Things aren't looking good.

Heres a quick recap for my order status:

- Got my order confirmation email 12:08AM 19 Sept
- Didn't get phone allocated on 26 Sept

- Received this email which vaguely states that the phone should be coming in very quickly - after all it's on a plane.




- This morning I received a DM on twitter telling me realistically I should be looking at 2 weeks or more before I get the phone.



I really hope this CSR on twitter is wrong, otherwise preordering from Spark would've been slower than ordering from Apple on the date they opened the online ordering.

Terrible.

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