Mission Pre-sale = Success

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I know from reading the comments and the forums so many of you are among the lucky pre-sale buyers for the G1. Apparently there are quite a few more of you than we previously thought as fool.com is reporting that over 1.5 million G1′s were sold during the pre-sale. The better news, more than that number are marked for availability in the retail channel. About 10 days ago there were reports that T-mobile had hopes to sell 2 million phones before the end of 2009, and now we could be looking at that number being eclipsed before the end of 2008.

This is all amazing news because everybody is buying into Android basically on faith, with the truth being that almost nobody who has ordered via pre-sale has actually touched the phone. This phone needs to be a success right from the gate, the iPhone needs a rival and T-mobile needs a win. I know that loyal T-mobile fans want nothing more than to shove the G1 into the faces of iPhone lovers everywhere and say “haha, I have a bar code scanner,” or something like that.

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  • Armytank

    @t1 connect
    It sounds pretty good i hope it comes to the g1.
    @Lance Romance
    HOw are you going to be able to use both the g1 and the diamond?
    It would be pretty cool to have both but i would get confused on which one my real phone is.
    I think you will end up using the G1 more!!!!

  • GreenEyedBandit tmo rep

    G1

    Status: In Transit -
    On Time
    Scheduled Delivery: Oct 17, 2008
    Shipped to: ALAMO, TX, US

  • Armytank

    Im jealous!

  • Roll Tide

    That suck”’

  • Lance Romance

    @armytank
    ur prolly right, but who cares! I’m addicted to technology lol

  • T1 Connect

    @aemytankk no and I dont even want to begin to find out.FBI aint coming to my front door.

  • Lance Romance

    come on tmo rep, why do that to us lol

  • T1 Connect

    my bad armytank on the name mixup there but i was typing on my boy’s 8820 gotta get used to it. not that bad gotta get used to the whole neon thing.

  • jesse831

    guys i have a question …. i called tmo today and they said that my g1 had a shipout date of 10-14 …. then my call got dropped b4 the rep could tell me all the info …. so i called back and a diff rep told me that the order was never placed … wat should i do????

  • Mr. Moon

    @kevman420– If that was a joke about my BB Curve it wasn’t a really good one. I just want to make my Curve a little better. And HELL NO I am not a republican. LOL. All I need is some help on how to make my phone not as boring and lame while my G1 gets here. So once again anyone with apps for my Curve help me out please!!

  • joshc08

    wow it took me three hours between the tv commercials but i read all the post damn i cant believe that it was 1.5 sold, i seriously dont think that they sold that man but i also think that not only 100k were sold, i mean come on the buzz about this phone is ridiculous. I wish i had this damn phone i would be on it right now!!!! but who wouldnt be. well ya I am waiting my gf is so excited to steal it away from me but she is on crack i tell her everytime she tells me that!!!!!!

  • Laura

    MY PHONE IS ON THE WAY!!

    I am not a tmo rep or anything, I ordered mine on like the 27th. And it says:

    Type: Package
    Status: Billing Information Received
    Shipped/Billed On: 10/14/2008
    Service: 3 DAY SELECT
    Weight: 1.50 Lbs

    I LOVE UPS!!!!

  • Roll Tide

    Laura were u live?

  • casidy

    got mines too don’t work 4 tmo either
    NYC baby

  • Laura

    Phoenix. Idk where it is shipping from, but it says 3 day select, so I guess I should have it by Friday (*crosses fingers!*)

  • Roll Tide

    U put in ur phone #

  • Roll Tide

    U should have it by friday, and do a unboxing on utube. LOL

  • Mr Orange

    Mine’s shipping too!!!!, Althought mine is coming ground which could be longer than the 3 day select shipping. Either way it will have to be here before the 22nd if not much sooner.

  • USCmed

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!! SWEEET!!!! MY TRACKING STATUS IS UPDATED. SORRY DAT CHYK AND EVERYONE ELSE ON HERE BUT I HOPE YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING AND SEE THE SAME THING. IM OUT HERE IN CALIFORNIA AND THIS IS WHAT UPS SAYS:Tracking Number: 1Z 3V8 91R 03 6504 926 7
    Type: Package
    Status: Billing Information Received
    Shipped To: PASADENA, CA, US
    Shipped/Billed On: 10/14/2008
    Service: GROUND
    Weight: 1.50 Lbs

    GOOD LUCK TO THE REST OF YOU AND ROCK ON G1!!!! IM ALSO DRUNK RIGHT NOW WHICH IS WHY IM SO EXCITED. THIS IS WHAT MEDICAL SCHOOL DOES TO YOU.

  • USCmed

    oh man, just noticed i probably shoudlnt have put my tracking number up, damn!

  • Roll Tide

    HaHa that’s what’s up…

  • Roll Tide

    Hopeful nobody will mess with it.

  • T1 Connect

    noone can mess with it unless its tmobile

  • dat chyk

    @USCmed – LOL. As of right now, I still have red letters :( We’ll see how it goes though. Whenever it ships I should get it the next day…perhaps that’s why I am still red.

  • T1 Connect

    me too babes just red letters i got 5 packages to track and their all comming up red and they’re telling the truth cause i checked

  • dat chyk

    well i hope that changes soon for both of us.

  • T1 Connect

    word

  • indigo

    I got mine as well.. Mine says 3 day! WOoooooo Hooo. LOl there is some idiot selling a Bronze G1 on my local Craigs list for 650!!!! Wow..
    Type: Package
    Status:
    Billing Information Received
    UPS has received the electronic transmission of shipment detail from the shipper and a label has been created for your shipment. Once UPS has possession of this shipment, the tracking status will be updated.

    What should I do?
    No action is required at this time. This is the most up-to-date information about the status of your shipment. Check Tracking periodically for shipment progress updates. If you don’t see your shipment status change, you may choose to contact the sender to confirm that they have given the shipment to UPS.
    Billing Information Received
    Shipped To: ALBUQUERQUE, NM, US
    Shipped/Billed On: 10/14/2008
    Service: 3 DAY SELECT
    Weight: 1.50 Lbs

    Man its early but IM still freaking excited sorry all of you with ground!

  • Kevman420

    This is BS
    >>> UPS could not locate the shipment details for your request. Verify your information and try again.

  • udontknowme

    I have not been able to access my tmobile account all morning?

  • dat chyk

    @Kevman – Yea, join the BS club!

  • Kevman420

    I just called T-Mo and they said congratulations your order was input correctly on the 23rd of Sept. Looks like it was finalized on the 29th.

    You did everything right.. Um let me check to see if it has shipped..

    Um It looks as if it did NOT ship yet.

    Oh I wish we can order ours I am waiting for white…

    Is there anything else I can help you with today!!!

    I said you can order, she said not white yet..Oh…

    I felt like saying aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh shut uppppppppppp…

    ————————————————————
    SHIP MY SHIT!!!

    Its obvious they are not shipping by FIFO!!!

    Who the heck knows what their criteria is?

    My bill is due on the 21st for $52bucks. Could that be an issue? I dont know!!!

    I think I am gonna just stop looking. It’s really depressing hearing others who ordered later getting shipped. I am very happy for you folks but obviously jealous too…

    Anyway, Nothing happening on East Coast (new jersey) on my end yet for anyone interested… Anyone from Jersey get shipped yet???

    This sucks!!!

  • Infamous Rell

    Apparently it looks like the only customers showing tracking information are on the west coast and the northeast region of the country. So I’m guessing the rest of us should start seeing tracking updates later on today. I hope I get mine early cause I’m just 10 miles from Forest Park, GA.

  • Kevman420

    I just want to add I am “Really Happy” the shippng has started… :-)
    Oh and given the chance… I would have rubbed it all over the blog so no worries…
    Everyone has a RIGHT to rub it in if its shipped!!!

    Its good to know where they are at… Keep the updates coming!!!

    We all been waiting!!!
    PEACE!!!

  • udontknowme

    I ordered on the 23rd and nothing yet

  • T1 Connect

    cutomer service told me mine was going to updated later on today so lets see what it says

  • T1 Connect

    by the way can anybody log into mytmobile cause i cant

  • Kevman420

    Awww shit TMO network can’t handle load…???

    I can’t get in either…

    We bringing the shit down!!!

  • Kevman420

    Smokem if you gotem!!!

  • Kevman420

    It could mean our accounts are being updated!!!
    Come on baby .. come on….

  • Kevman420

    Today is the day…. Today is the day….

    God Damn its gonna happen…

    Today is the day baby!!!!!!!!! I can feel it!!!!!

    Sorry I getting real excited…

    Calm down…. chill pill…. calm down….

    100, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91, 90, 89,,,,

    hahahaha

    Thats why my therapist said to do… hahahahahahahahaha…

  • T1 Connect

    yo son look up greenery by quasimoto on youtube watch the whole thing then do it and youll be calm quick

  • Kevman420

    @ T!
    Have to check it out…hahahahahaha

  • Kevman420

    @ T1
    I’m just having fun!!

  • Kevman420

    @T1
    looking at it now

    NICE!!!!

  • dat chyk

    @Infamous – I’m 30 minutes awy from Forest Park…I hope we start seeing some activity too!

  • Kevman420

    BTW

    I am currenly unemployed and layed off from IBM…
    That’s why I can track this shit all day!!!

  • T1 Connect

    @kev now go try it

  • T1 Connect

    @kev i need a ibm blade server hs21 for my house. hook me up son

  • T1 Connect

    seriously can anyone get into mytombile