More G1 news, some phone's shipping…

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So unless you are new to the wireless world or have just been living under a rock you know what next Wednesday is. So for those of you who chose not to do the pre-sale we got ourselves a nice little list of some things to be aware of for next Wednesday:

  • Customers waiting in line will be handed out tickets according to desired color for purchase (Bronze/Brown and Black only) These tickets will correspond directly to store inventory.
  • Tickets will contain 5 key features of the device.
  • Maximum of 5 handsets per account.
  • NO phones will be sold without the data add-on.
  • RUMOR only: No phones will be sold at full retail, Activations and Upgrades only.
  • G1 “experts” will be on hand to demo the phone as well as pre-qualify Individuals for purchase.
  • Greeters will be assigned to retail stores to you know greet you.
  • Someone called a “line lead” will be there to entertain customers and keep them happy while waiting. Anything less than balloon animals and I’ll be disappointed.

T-mobile definitely sounds like they have a great understanding of how to handle crowd control and keep customers “happy and entertained” while awaiting their turn. This is of course more than AT&T can say after the recent 3G iPhone launch which ranks among the most disorganized activity this side of 3rd grade dodgeball.

Update: Judging by today’s recent comments here, forum threads here and here some of you are starting to finally get some trade off for your endless barrage of UPS tracking inquiries. That’s right, an undeterminded number of people are able to get an arrival date for their G1. Grown men are now weeping in front of computer screens everywhere. Of course three day shipping means the phone could come as early as Friday and we must reiterate that here at Tmonews we DO NOT encourage the tackling of any UPS employee who is walking around in your neighborhood. We don’t condone that activity, but we’ll take pictures. Kidding!

Sound off if you are able to see tracking info in the comments or head on over to the forums for discussion.

P.S. Picture idea courtesy of Gizmodo who are also reporting G1 units are shipping.

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  • WuddaCutie

    @T1 – Thanks for looking into it. I was hoping that the number may give us more insight. That would be messed up if they are toying with us like that.

    @G1chick – Aww, it will be ok! Have you called UPS just to be sure? Make sure you speak to a rep, ’cause the recording may be wrong too. Mine was.

  • Lance Romance

    UPS just came to my door. I got super happy, but….. it was something else I had requested a sample of lol. Got my hopes up n ish.

  • WuddaCutie

    @dat chyk – Thanks! But I feel bad to be this excited since you don’t have the same news.. :( My fingers are still crossed for everyone!

    (I will give a review, once I can put it down.. lol)

  • T1 Connect

    i really dont like the way these people keep bashing the g1 these critics keep forgetting that htc makes windows handsets this is thier first droid and i think they did fine(from what ive seen). reading a rss feed on droid community and they compiled all the critics comments in one article and those people are too judgemental. reminding me of an article at redmond pie the other day and they did the same thing to windows 7 a os thats still in beta form. not even rtm. dude from redmond pie was so upset he disacredited all those sites some of which also reviewed the g1. those people should rate these things on a group level instead of an individual level and do a average review case some of them are stuck in favoritism land.

  • WuddaCutie

    I know where you’re coming from, T1.

    I don’t think the G1 should be compared to the iPhone, either. It’s awesome that Google finally put out thier own OS, and that makes it special. I guess it’s just easier for some to be pessimistic than excited that something new has just begun.

  • Lance Romance

    hey guys setup a wireless profile on the UPS website so you can txt your tracking number and get details about your shpment

  • sam

    @ lance

    how do you do that?

  • sam

    jk, i figured it out.
    thanks lance!

  • T1 Connect

    been did that homie m.ups.com just type in the tracking number. u can also setup myups to email you when a packages’ status gets changed. check it out create and account its free

    @wuddacutie people keep forgetting 1.0 here and nothing is perfect not even the jobsphone. also after 30 mins with the jobsphone you get bored.

  • Yaniv

    I specifically asked this same question a few days ago, a number of people commented on how they thought it would be done, I guess T-Mobile understood that it was a necessity. With an open platform comes open territory….. for good …. and for bad. Remember…. we cant have TOTALLY open or we will have TOTAL chaos. I loooooooooooove the idea of getting a refund within 24 hours of purchase. I cant tell ya how many times I bought something just to realize it SUCKED.
    Fortunately Im a developer, so now …. Ill be writing my own apps! WOOT WOOT!
    Now….. if only UPS would update my delivery date…. Miami Beach here and still “Not Available” is showing up. Contacted TMo and they said not to worry, I ordered my phone on the 23rd (launch day) so I am GUARANTEED to have it by Wednesday she said WAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ….. please update me.

  • David

    Comments for this section are now closed.

    You guys love the site and we love you but for our sake move these discussions over to the forum where they are best served.