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July 30th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

The Day of the iPhone Has Arrived!

AT&T iPhone Status: Shipped!

AT&T iPhone Status: Shipped!

Yesterday, my iPhone shipped to the AT&T store where I’m going to pick it up. It ships overnight FedEx, which I’m very happy about, because it means I can go in the store and pick it up today! I’ll be going after work this evening. The FedEx tracking number shows that it was delivered at 10:17am to the store, and I’ve confirmed that the phone will be available for pickup later this afternoon!

In order to not bore you with posts about iPhone apps that I find, I’m going to post most iPhone-related stuff over on my personal blog (which I’ve recently redone so there’s not much there), ExistDifferently. I’ll probably make a post or page here with a table of contents that I’ll keep updated as I write stuff, or I’ll pull in the posts in the sidebar. If you really want to hear about a ton of iPhone stuff here, let me know…but it’s going to be more for me than anything, since there’s already a ton of info out there if you want it!

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    […] evening. I wish I could go and get it now, but I’ll wait ’til after work. I already posted a bit on my Lakeview blog, so I’ll wait to post more here until I actually get […]

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    Did you have to get a new contract or did you have an existing one?

    I’m currently in the middle of an iPhone hunt (as a gift).

    foxnomad on July 30th, 2008
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    @foxnomad: I’ve been with AT&T on my family’s Family Plan for many years, but at this precise moment my line is not under contract (it’s been more than 2 years since my last subsidized phone upgrade). I will have to sign a 2-year contract again to get the iPhone 3G and up my data plan to $30/mo instead of my grandfathered $20/mo plan from a long time ago (which they don’t offer any more).

    AT&T Direct Fulfillment orders, the only way to get an iPhone from AT&T right now it looks like, took me 13 days from order to pickup (ordered on the 17th, picking up today, the 30th), for the 16GB Black model. The White 16GB models are more common and I hear are shipping (overnight to the store) in under 3 days. However, you must activate the phone with a contract before you leave the store, whether you buy from AT&T or an Apple Store. The Apple Store here in Indianapolis has all three phone models in stock right now, and many Apple Stores across the country are now in stock most of the time. However, if you have an existing AT&T plan with any type of discount on it (from where you work or go to school, etc.) or it’s a corporate plan, you must buy from AT&T as Apple cannot activate a phone on your plan in that case (this was my problem; my wife gets a discount on our plan from her employer).

    If you have any other questions, let me know…I’ve done some pretty heavy research to figure out what the options are. Google’s your friend, too, but there is some misinformation or incomplete information out there, too (really? On teh internets? Misinformation? Who’d have thunk it? :-)

    David Szpunar on July 30th, 2008
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    Thanks for the very helpful information David! It’s been hard to get a good understanding on where/how to get a phone especially as a gift.

    I think the way to go is get up early and wait in line – none of the stores in the DC area have it. I think I’ll have to drag my sister (who the iPhone is for) with me as well.

    Thanks again David, you’ve outdone the Googlez ;)

    foxnomad on July 30th, 2008