T-Mobile Triples G1 Fact. Order, Still Sells Out

Pre-sale demand for the T-Mobile Android G1 is so high that according to T-Mobile, they have sold out all their units. While we don't know exactly what the number of units is, which makes it hard to just just how impressive this may or may not be, according to T-Mobile, this happened after they tripled their original factory order. Sorry to say, this means if you hope to be one of the ones who gets his T-Mobile G1 on the first day --- and you haven't ordered yet --- you're out of luck. However, you can still get into "round 2" of the pre-orders, according to their site.
T-Mobile customers can get a T-Mobile G1 starting at $179.99, plus taxes and fees (pricing subject to upgrade eligibility criteria: two-year agreement required). Order yours before October 21, 2008, and it will be delivered as early as November 10, 2008. After all, as a loyal customer, you deserve to get what you want—when you want it.
You can still pre-register at the site to be notified where you can buy the device on the the day Oct. 22nd. However, you would probably have to wait in a line --- whether or not it's an iPhone-long line remains to be seen.

From T-Mobile:
Given the great anticipation and the heavy pre-sale demand for the T-Mobile G1 with Google, we nearly tripled the number of phones initially available for delivery on our Oct. 22 launch date, and have sold through them all. However, to accommodate additional T-Mobile customers who want to pre-order a device, they now have the opportunity to place a pre-order through Oct. 21, for delivery at a later date. Also, people can still pre-register on the T-Mobile G1 Web site to be notified prior to launch where they can purchase the device beginning Oct. 22.
A good question for readers: would you stand in line for hours for a G1, akin to the first day of iPhone 3G sales? Fortunately, there's no talk of the crazy activation scheme Apple users to "protect its IP" (also known as insane paranoia).
Via:  T-Mobile
Tags:  Mobile, T-Mobile, G1, order, rip, AC, IP, ACT, ile
3vi1 6 years ago

I'm surprised at the demand - since I would have expected most of the target audience to be the same as that of the iPhone, and to have had plenty of time to get one. I think that tells us one thing:

People don't like AT&T's service.

Of course, the pricing probably has something to do with it too.

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

I don't think I'll be getting one of these phones round one, I really wanted a Iphone when they first can out, but now they look a little to restricted.

3vi1 6 years ago

I'm with you bob... I have a Razr that work gave me, and I hardly even use it except for work purposes. I tried making it my main mp3 player, and was highly disappointed to find that the battery doesn't last practically anytime when used in that regard.

I preferred phones that were designed to be devices for facilitating calls, not multi-media-marketing-centers created to sell me ring-tones and texting services.

I guess I come from the old school of stereo component theory.  That is:  when you wanted the best stereo possible, you bought a separate amp, turntable, cassette, CD, etc.   Then, you could upgrade each separately.  With phones that try to be every device, the only guarantee is that some component (memory, disk space, access speed, etc.) will be obsolete within six months.  I guess it's the same reason most of us here build our own PCs.

I'm holding out for a dumb terminal that's nothing but a supergreat touchscreen with ultrafast network access and good battery life.  That way, it can talk to the computers in my car, my house, my work.... and they can perform all the hard-computing/storage functions.  Until then, it's upgrade-hell.

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

I have to agree. I have a slvr. Same OS as the razr. I got it because it had the Itunes thing on it. I got a 2gb microSD card, but found I still used my ipod because the menu was slow and the time it takes to move songs over the USB1.1 is ungodly.

Fommy_Usa 6 years ago

The google OS Android is ready to get into the hands of some lucky few that have placed their pre-orders and will be getting their devices very very soon. Stay tuned for more information.


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