Feeds

iPhone 4 Day: pre-orders and pregnancy cut no ice with 02

There can be only one

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Today the iPhone 4 went on sale in the UK. Reg reader Miles Cheverton reports from the frontline, in his case the O2 store in Brighton. All reports and pics welcome!

As a bit of a rabid Apple fanboy, I wanted to get an iPhone 4 on day of release. I know I know.

As my wife and I have iPhones already, and both contracts have expired I looked forward to getting two phones from O2.

I did a lot of research, and even with O2 buggering people about and not doing pre-orders, I decided on them. I checked with O2 directly, several times that:

  • All stores would have stock
  • The Brighton store opened early and that
  • I could have two on the day

They said yes to everything.

After arriving at 6am and taking my 25th place in the queue (Another 200 people must have joined after me), I spent a enjoyable two hours waiting for the store to open ,chatting away, and another hour waiting for the first 24 people to be served.

When I got to the door they asked me what I wanted.

"Two iPhone 32GB on 24 month contracts," I chirped.

"You can only have one."

"But I have two contracts, both in my name."

"You can only have one."

"But O2 said I could have two!"

"You can only have one."

"My wife is five months pregnant and can't queue up at Six in the morning!"

"You can only have one."

No real apologies or explanations - now I only have one Jesus phone and the wife's 3G, which was going to my mum, is sat at home, old scratched and exceptionally slow now the crappy IOS4 is on it!!

Tag: iPhone 4

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – A jolly little war for lunchtime
Free-to-play WoW turn-based game when you have 20 minutes to kill
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.