Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1492 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 42

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 152436 26-Sep-2014 13:34
Send private message

I ordered an iPhone 6 64GB space grey Saturday. $79 open term, 24 months interest free.

I heard nothing from Spark other than the email advising the order was accepted.

To my suprise phone turned up half an hour ago with courier.

I opened it up, and connected to itunes to sync. Only 11gb available??? Bit strange.

Checked the paperwork and it turns out a Spark employee entered the wrong phone when processing the order.

I thought OK I will ring up, surely I can pop into the local store and get it swapped over due to the circumstances.

No, apparently not. In fact I was told I couldn't even have the phone on an open term until I pointed out I had ordered it before they changed the rules.

I was told I could either go in store, sign up to a 24 month contract and get a phone or wait 3-7 business days for them to send out a replacement phone and I have to return the 16GB one they sent by mistake.

This is very poor from Spark, it's their fault, you would think they could sort something out with my local store but apparently not.

Anyway for those that do receive a phone today, fingers crossed you get the right one and if you ordered a 16GB space grey and receive a 64GB YOU HAVE MY PHONE......





Create new topic
467 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 83


  Reply # 1138355 26-Sep-2014 16:17
Send private message

This is probably due to lack of stock at the moment. They did this with the other iPhone releases too, you were only meant to be able to buy a new iPhone if you signed up for 24 months. It was human error, mistakes happen and I'm sure once there is stock they will be able to sort it out.

199 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1138365 26-Sep-2014 16:36
Send private message

same thing happened to me, except I am resign on a contract and there are no phone in stock in local stores so I need to wait for a replacement.  Lucky I did not open it.  Pretty annoying and it only arrived at 4pm via courier so not much I could do about it!



1492 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 42

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1138366 26-Sep-2014 16:36
Send private message

Noodles: This is probably due to lack of stock at the moment. They did this with the other iPhone releases too, you were only meant to be able to buy a new iPhone if you signed up for 24 months. It was human error, mistakes happen and I'm sure once there is stock they will be able to sort it out.


No, phones are in stock, I asked. They must have a computer that won't let them do anything but stick to the program. Order online, fixed online, no leeway or common sense.



1492 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 42

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1138799 27-Sep-2014 16:48
Send private message

And the misery continues.

Spark have now decided to transfer my number to the new SIM without being asked to so I now have no service at all. I can't use the new SIM at the moment as it is locked up at work.

All of the info sent stated the number would be transferred on the 3rd October unless you call the 0800 number before that time.

Bit frustrating, another call to Spark I guess.

6288 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1069

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1138802 27-Sep-2014 16:53
One person supports this post
Send private message

That doesn't surprise me at all; out of my four "activations" with Telecom/Spark over the years, three of them have been messed up in one way or another. Fortunately the most recent was the easiest to sort out, but still...

199 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1143583 29-Sep-2014 14:59
Send private message

Have you had anymore luck with Spark?  I got a phone call on Saturday saying that they could not approve my order as you could only order 1 at the moment.  When I explained that the new order was a replacement for the wrong size sent out they finally said it was ok.  Asked via twitter this AM if they had an ETA but was told is was awaiting credit approval - still waiting for another reply, it should not need approval since it is replacing their stuff up.  I was hoping it would be a priority, but obviously not. I am not mad, just frustrated with the process.  I could have gone to a store and got what I needed instead of the pre-order!



1492 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 42

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1145996 2-Oct-2014 20:08
Send private message

Well it is official, the Spark iphone 6 launch is now as bad as the VF iphone 4S launch. I have just been advised my replacement phone is NOT in stock as I was told and there is NO eta on when it might arrive. I cannot believe how incompetent this whole launch has been. It appears you can speak to one CSR, hang up and speak to someone else and get a completely different response. I've already told them I want a full credit for this month and next month as well if the phone does not arrive. "Yes you have a valid point, ring us to discuss it when the replacement arrives" - CSR.

1985 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 265

Subscriber

  Reply # 1146550 3-Oct-2014 12:36
Send private message

There are a lot of whiny iPhone 6 posts on here but I must admit you have been pretty hard done by.  I feel sorry for you and hope Spark sort it out soon.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.