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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  • T1 Connect

    @kevman yea son no one should be infleunced by other people about voting make your own choice. that what vice pres biden and secretary of state clinton would want you to do. its the right thing.

  • T1 Connect

    i think this is the only blog where user comments has ever passed 500

  • Kevman420

    @ T1
    LMAO

  • WuddaCutie

    LOL @ Kevman – Wish I had it today. Would be posting a review right now. :P

    Richard Simmons & his “i’m a pony, i’m a pony!” dance. LMAO!

  • G1chick

    I WANT MY PHONE TODAY!!!!! IM OFF TODAY AND MIGHT NOT BE OFF MONDAY!! I COULDN’T SLEEP LAST NIGHT EITHER WITH THE THOUGHT THAT I MIGHT ACTUALLY BE HOLDING MY G1 TODAY!!!
    HAS ANYONE RECEIVED THEIRS ALREADY???
    IM GOIN CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kevman420

    @WuddaCutie
    STOP STOP … I just fell off my chair!!!

    STOP IT PLEASE….I cant stop laughing… ‘I’m a pony”
    oh my stomach hurts…

  • WuddaCutie

    Let’s not get into politics here.. it may add another 500 comments. LOL.

  • S.P.O

    @g will, nice, I had a plan that i could just call in if the G1 hadn’t got to me by 1 yesterday. Got it at 11:30.

    And at least one guy I work with actually took yesterday off so he could spend the first night alone with the phone.

  • WuddaCutie

    @Kevman – LOL. I can’t help it. I had to say it. Now I can’t stop laughing… “I’m a pony! I’m a pony!” With his short shorts. LOL. Eww!

    @G1chick – We all feel ya, and I think some of us are past the point of crazy. ;) Have you been tracking yours?

  • dat chyk

    Ok, so here’s my update. The UPS rep told me that if I see the “destination” scan pop up on my tracking before the center closes today at 7p.m. to call UPS and they will send a note to the dest. ctr. requesting/asking if I can pick the package up tonight. I said…”Even though it has a scheduled delivery date of 10/20/08?” She said, “Yes, that doesn’t matter if you are able to pick it up in time before they close.” Wow!

    But honestly, I’m sure my chances are slim to none of seeing the destination scan today unless it happens at 5pm. Now, that would be a good thing!

  • S.P.O

    @T1
    Your post about cheeseburgers made me hungry, but I am stuck waiting till the second G1 shows up.

    Stupid UPS.

  • T1 Connect

    so candle lit dinner for two in his moms basement. did he dress up the g1 or did he just take it straight to the bed.

  • dat chyk

    LMAO @ Richard Simmons!!

  • S.P.O

    I think a nice red wine, and lots of finger pressing.

    That would be my best guess.

  • dat chyk

    LMAO @ T1

  • T1 Connect

    @spo yo the whold cheesberger thing is from menace to society a fein wanted some crack but he didn’t have any money. he said to the dealer i got these cheeseburgers man. im just saying i want my g1 but tmobile dont wanna give it up so i got some cheeseburgers man.

  • WuddaCutie

    @dat chyk – Wow! I’m so excited for ya.. got my finger crossed! :D

    LOL @ T1 – Candlelit dinner. Why not just take it to bed? ;)

  • Jessica

    Schweet. I’m gonna have UPS customer service on speed dial from 5pm to 6:30pm. Otherwise I’ll be there at 9 Monday!

  • Kevman420

    I am glad we are all laughing…
    Now why hasn’t my dang UPS updated?

    @ dat chyk

    If I were you I would tell a small lie… I mean I would call and say , Yes yes I got the scan, can you please double check for me to see if the package is physically there bfore I come down there, I mean the way the system has been, Who knows, Maybie it will be there and the UPS system has not updated. Won’t be a first I am sure…

    Am I really getting desperate or what?

    Wishing it just appears! hahaha

  • Kevman420

    How you gonna cross one finger?

  • T1 Connect

    4 play give time to spit some game

  • Kevman420

    @ SPO

    Your insane
    Red wine and finger pressing…another zinger…
    LMAO

  • David

    @T1, this isn’t a dating site. Stay on topic.

  • T1 Connect

    @kevman those reps at ups cant tell u stuff like that if the package isn’t in the system they dont know squat

  • WuddaCutie

    @Kevman – FingerS crossed. Excuse my poor grammer. :)

    (The other finger is really on the speed dial button for UPS!)

  • Kevman420

    @ Wudda Cutie :-P

    OK I’m gonna call 611 and check status that way. Wonder if I’m gonna get same backorder recording..???

  • T1 Connect

    if you have a ups account(which is free)it gives you better and faster info. sign up copy your tracking number and after account creation and sign in, do the whole track and save thing it will update immediately when a scan is made and it gives you little tweaky goodies that you dont see in the regular reference tracking.

  • T1 Connect

    @kevman yes u will and they dont know anything either and yes still says backorder. sorry son one step adhead so you dont have to do the work

  • Kevman420

    Oh well

    Same backorder recording…

  • dat chyk

    Yea, I am glad that we are all laughing today too!

    @Wudda – Girl, you know I am hitting refresh every minute or so.

    @Jess – Keep me posted.

  • dat chyk

    @T1 – Yea, I made a new UPS account just for this one (actually, cause I forgot all my login and password stuff for the other one).

  • Kevman420

    @ T1
    did’nt refresh fast enough… alright spill the beans T
    What you know? You got inof your holding back don’t you??

    Come on man fess up!!!
    Whats the inside scoup?
    I will pay you bro!
    Your like Newman on Seinfeld
    remember when he says to Jerry

    “Alright… Alright… But remember this… When you control the mail, You control INFAMATION!!!”

    What INFAMATION you got?

  • dat chyk

    Hmm, it was automatically edited for the word ***. cool. Even though that’s a part of the word.

  • Kevman420

    Word filtering getting enabled… We cuss too much!!!

  • David

    Yes you do, as well as go WAY off topic to much.

  • Kevman420

    All in all this blog is pretty open.
    I like it that way.
    I mean this site IS THE UN-OFFICIAL SITE!!!
    Right???
    OK…

    Having said that… Has anyone gotten Billed yet by TMO?

  • WuddaCutie

    LOL. This is the most fun I have ever had on a blog site.

    @T1 – do you know what the two digit reference #’s in front of my cell # mean?

    Reference Number(s): 55, 555-555-5555
    Service: GROUND
    Special Instructions: SIGNATURE REQUIRED
    Weight: 1.50 Lbs

  • WuddaCutie

    @ dat chyk – Me too! And Jess’s speed dial idea is good too.

    @Kevman – I think you get billed in November.

  • David

    Kevin, being unofficial means we are not affiliated with T-mobile. That’s it.

  • dat chyk

    @Wudda – Maybe its the time. But I’m not sure. Just a guess. Anyone else know? I gotta stick with the refresh instead of the speed dial.

  • G1chick

    I did sign up for an account on the ups website but then it asked me for an account number and account name…I don’t know what it is. I tried the tracking number and my name and that didn’t work either…HELP!!!

  • Kevman420

    @ David
    Hey David just wondering if you guys are going to have maybie a Forum for after the G1 comes out for all kinds of info on all the apps and such?
    Or is the site posting like this better?
    Per article?
    I mean we are tech fans of all kinds, but maybe a Android arena would be good too…
    Since so much stuff is supposed to be coming out we sure are gonna want to chat about it I think. Time will tell…
    I mean Android is going to have lots of customization down the road right?
    I can only imagine the stuff… That’s if google don’t restrict it too much….
    Thanks…
    Most of us are currently going a little off topic cause we are DIEHARD fans waiting for launch!!!
    PEACE!!!

  • Kevman420

    Ok all My real name is Kevin

  • G1chick

    DAMMIT!!! I JUST CHECKED THE UPS STATUS AND IT SAID IN TRANSIT…(I GASPED FOR A MOMENT) THEN SAW RESCHEDULED FOR THE 21ST!!!! I’M PISSED! IM OFF TODAY DAMMIT!!! I WORK ON TUESDAY!!! I’M GONNA CRY NOW….I THOUGHT I WOULD BE USING MY NEW PHONE TODAY…MY OLD PHONE IS CRACKED IN HALF AND ON IT’S DEATH BED!!! 4 MORE DAYS OLD UGLY PHONE…HANG IN THERE…LOL!

  • David

    @Kevin, have you even noticed we have a forum with rampant ongoing discussion on the G1 as we speak? I would prefer you move the conversation over there. http://forums.tmonews.com

    Please move the discussion over to the forums.

  • T1 Connect

    @wuddacutie hold on let me find out

  • dat chyk

    @G1 Chick. Awe, sorry to hear about the reschedule. :( But, at least it will be on Tuesday instead of Wednesday. LOL, my current phone is hanign on by a thread too!

  • WuddaCutie

    I was curious as to what those #’s mean so I called UPS to inquire. She said it was part of the reference # that the shipper gives and doesn’t know what it means.

    Then she told me my package was out for delivery today ! ! ! I can call at 6pm to schedule a pick up. I wouldn’t have known if I didn’t call since UPS.com still says billing info received.

    Not to flood UPS with calls, but maybe everyone should call to make sure they’re getting the most accurate tracking info! You may be surprised! :D

    I am so excited! It will be a G1 opening party real soon!

  • T1 Connect

    well the 12 doen’t mean anything to us its a ups thing. i wonder if these people are doing this to us purpose. i was told at one point that google wont let us get it until the 22nd.

  • dat chyk

    @Wudda – Yes!!! I’m so happy for you girl! (You’ll have to give a review)

    But they didnt say that about mine yet. I’m keeping hope alive though.