Xperia Z3 pre-sale is live, Nokia Lumia 530 available now from T-Mobile

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Just a quick post to remind you of a couple of handsets now available to order.

Firstly, T-Mobile reminds us today that the pre-sale for its hotly anticipated Sony Xperia Z3 is now live. Those who order during the pre-sale will also receive a digital copy of the PS4 game, DriveClub. All that customers need to do after taking part in the pre-sale is visit sonymobile.com/drivecluboffer and redeem the offer.  Head on over to the Z3 page to get involved.

Today is also the day that the Nokia Lumia 530 finally lands on store shelves. It’s the budget-friendly follow up to the popular Lumia 521. You can purchase one in stores and online for $79.20 full retail (or $119.20 including a $30 refill card and $10 SIM starter kit).

 

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  • Stephen

    If anyone is able to use their jump upgrade to get in on the Z3 presale, please let me know what you did to get it to work. I just get to an error page.

    • thepanttherlady

      At what point did you get an error? I was able to get to the point of verifying the IMEI # but my daughter’s phone is the one for JUMP! and I don’t know her IMEI to continue the testing process.

      • Verizonthunder

        Hey do you know if the T-Mobile Version has Band 12?

        • David Lebron

          The official sony white paper shows the T-Mobile model number supporting band 12. Apparently, it only supports bands 4, 7, and 12

        • Verizonthunder

          Well that is a relief as T-Mobile customer service was in the dark and was not sure.

  • Bestbuy has the Lumia 530 for $49 here, but if you have a 521 stay with it. The 530 is a downgrade it seems.

  • guest

    Same Here, just an error.

  • Durandal_1707

    Looks like no Band 12 on their specifications page. :-/

    • Chad D

      I’m thinking that it will be time for a new phone by the time tmo rolls out band 12.

    • Jarobusa

      I ordered mine but disappointed in no band 12. Band 12 was listed on the official Sony Z3 page, but I don’t see it anymore. I hope T-Mobile page is wrong.

    • David Lebron

      The official white page from sony shows the T-Mobile model number as supporting band 12. Has to be a T-Mobile site error

    • Cam Bunton

      There is in Sony’s White Paper. T-Mobile doesn’t show band 12 support for any devices on its own site. It’s not officially live… they’re saving it.

      • monkeybutts

        They show it on the Galaxy Note 4 page.

      • Danial

        But the device is not supporting Band 17, why would they mention it?

      • Verizonthunder

        You should ask John Legere he will put a end to this drama of confusion.

        • Durandal_1707

          Perhaps someone will buy one and analyze it and clear this up for good. Otherwise, I’ll just wait a little longer for an upgrade (I really really wish that these badass new Motorola devices that have been recently announced supported band 12; I’d buy one of them in a heartbeat if they did).

        • Cam Bunton

          He won’t. I’ve asked a number of times for confirmation on band 12 compatibility. I get the same blanket response every time. “Nothing new to announce.” They don’t want to say anything. I’m guessing we’ll hear something in January at CES.

        • Verizonthunder

          That would make no sense as the Sony Xperia Z3 will be able October 29th. Well if I get it and see proof I’ll forward you pictures to you.

    • Verizonthunder

      David LeBron Is correct as I saw the white paper pdf from Sony’s website

  • Stephen

    Online jump upgrade process for the Z3 appears to now be working. I was finally able to submit an order.

  • Verizonthunder

    Already got my preorder at noon eastern time cannot wait to get my Sony Xperia Z3. Cross my fingers it will arrive earlier than launch date.

  • jonathan3579

    Serious question… What is the difference between a pre-sale and pre-order?

    • David Lebron

      I don’t think there’s any difference. I think it’s that UK lingo ;)

      • Cam Bunton

        Nope. This is T-Mobile lingo. A pre-order is ordering specifically to arrive on the launch date. A pre-sale, is being able to actually order it earlier.. I think? I don’t know. These are T-Mo’s words, not mine.

        • jonathan3579

          This is what I was thinking.

        • Danial

          Funny, one of them told me that’s for gathering data that how many device we need by the lunch date.

        • David Lebron

          Good guess…the world may never know lol :)

  • Andrew Morel

    Does the Z3 have an IR blaster? I want to jump from my S5 but that is the only thing holding me back…

    • David Lebron

      Nope :/

  • Verizonthunder

    YEESSS!!!! T-Mobile Version will support Band 12!!! Just go to the earlier news report from earlier this month. click on the source, download (T-Mobile white paper 414kb ) and you will see the T-Mobile Model D6166. Thanks for the information (David LaBron)

    • Danial

      D6616 by white paper support Band 12, but if you head in T-Mobile website it says 2, 4, 17 and that’s kind of weird !!!

      • Verizonthunder

        When I asked Customer Service today they seemed in the dark about what bands the Sony Xperia Z3 support or never heard of band 12 ( Yikes ). Only one way to find out is either John Legere confirms the band or when one of us recieves the Sony Xperia Z3 to find out for ourselves. Yeah someone on here informed me of that pdf information and sense T-Mobile only offer’s black (sad) but I am hoping this smartphone truely has band 12.

    • David Lebron

      You’re very welcome. I’m so pumped for this phone I’m glad I could help someone who is just as much as I am :)

      • Verizonthunder

        I love Sony products ever sense my candy bar phone Sony Ericsson w810i what a great phone 9 hours of battery life, quick charge was amazing and the orange amber lighting ahhh those were the good times. Though I do wish T-Mobile offered all the colors but cannot complain just glad they offer this hot phone which can be cooled down in some water lol and guaranteed lollipop 5.0 update early 2015 very sweet.

        • David Lebron

          The lollipop news is definitely very exciting. And the W810i was my FAVORITE phone!!! Lol I still have it till this day. Dual LED flash and a 2MP camera back then?! Plus memory stick duo support for the awesome built in Walkman player??? That little brick has to be my all time favorite feature phone :)

        • Verizonthunder

          But get this rumor reports that Sony will show off the Sony Xperia Z4 in March at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The specs are rumored to be 5.5 inch quad HD, quad core snap dragon 810 64bit processor with 4gb of ram (sigh) never will end.

        • David Lebron

          Nope lol but that comes with the territory with Sony phones in recent history. The only desirable spec from that stat sheet looks like the 64bit processor. Nothing that makes it a must-have to me. But the good news is, the flip side of that coin, will be a new Z5 this time next year that we can upgrade to with Jump lol

        • Verizonthunder

          Well at least they learned from their past error with very minor update from Z2 to Z3 the others with the exception for LG which learned what matters. The processor, ram, screen size are all nice touches. I have no need for the jump program for three reasons one they changed the original jump program, two paying half the cost to swap sounds like more of a lease to me, and three I have a friend who would purchase my Z3 I told him I would sell it to him for half the cost if T-Mobile carries the Sony Xperia Z4.

        • David Lebron

          That’s a great point. The original Jump was amazing and I regret NOT putting it on my account when I had the chance. Seems like you have a good arrangement though lol

        • Verizonthunder

          Same here I had the chance but thought that program would never go away (sigh). Yes my friend likes his Sony Xperia Z but wants to upgrade to the Z3 so I made him a proposition which he gladly accepted. Also I need to inform Cam on here of new LTE Sites from using Sensorly app.

  • sushimane

    well its not tmobile offical that tmobile z3 support band 12 but on the white paper it say that the D6616 does support band 12. does this mean its a cat6 device

  • Dave

    What are the chances the pre-sale ordered Z3 would arrive later than 10/29? When do we expect the pre-sale Z3’s to arrive?

    • KenC17

      That would kinda defeat the purpose of having presale if it’s going to come after. My guess is we’ll get it next weekend.

    • Verizonthunder

      I was informed by customer service to be guaranteed by October 29th for pre sale of Sony Xperia Z3.

  • Danial

    So we all know that Z3 (T-Mobile Version) has support for Band 12, why T-Mobile site didn’t mention it and it’s only said 2, 4, 17
    And that 17 is instead of 12.

    • Is the 700 band even active yet?

      • Danial

        It’s not officially but they will bring it on by end of this year to some market.

        • Oh okay. That’s what I thought. It does have band 12, so I wouldn’t worry about it. I preordered mine earlier today, plus I don’t really care about the band lol. I’ve got great coverage.

        • Danial

          Actually it does have the band 12 and they have typo error in the site and they write it as 17, but when that band become available there would be a lot of coverage adding and more speed, you can find map an coverage of this band online and you will see it’s really big coverage is about to add :)

      • Verizonthunder

        Yes only in a few areas I know band 12 was active because my LG g flex had 3 out of five bars and the ZTE ZMax had 5 out of five in the T-Mobile store in the center of the mall I was shopping.

  • Kit Pogi

    Does it support VoLTE?

    • Schweddyballz

      Of course.

  • Danial

    So for those people that order the Z3, what’s the status of your order now?

    • Stephen

      Mine changed to back ordered.

      • Danial

        Yeah, mine change to back order today also.
        Hope they don’t mess it up and we get the device even after the lunch day.

        • Stephen

          I think we’ll be okay. The status of the device said “back ordered, usually ships within 5 days”. I’m hoping it ships by Monday.

        • Danial

          Haha, that would be cool, I don’t know exactly what part was it, I order mine on the phone so it was a small screen but, I read it in one of the pages through the ordering process that it was says, it would be ship by 10/22

        • David Lebron

          That makes sense because even people who selected ground shipping would get it by the 29th :)

        • Seth

          Mine also back ordered, I paid for 3 day shipping, so if it is past that, I’m sure I’ll get that refunded.

        • Danial

          Haha, that would be cool, I don’t know exactly what part was it, I order mine on the phone so it was a small screen but, I read it in one of the pages through the ordering process that it was says, it would be ship by 10/22

    • Verizonthunder

      Ugh mine is on back order too.

    • Verizonthunder

      Ugh mine is on back order too.

    • SiLenTuce808 .

      Well if t mobile says ppl who preordered it on the 10/15 presale like I did “should” get their device “before” launch date. So for that being said the longest it would take for it to be shipped would be 5 to 6 business days so technically they should start shipping it by Monday 10/20 if it is going to be in our hands before or on 10/29.

  • REp

    it’s not actually back ordered you dorks lol, it just says that automatically for a phone we do not yet have in stock. im sure we will all be fine and get it asap depending on what you paid for shipping. everyone at tmobile is either a iphone or samsung fanboy

    • Danial

      We all hope so for it.

      • Did your card get charged yet? They did mine…so I know it’s on the way now…woohoo.

        • Danial

          I got charge on my account today, but I still have backordered as status….

        • Bob

          Same here. I hope it’s shipped out to be delivered by the end of the week. Forgot to upgrade shipping though.

        • SiLenTuce808 .

          If I receive my phone after the 29th which I preordered on the 15th with the 3 day delivery package… I’ll be pissed.

        • Bob

          Have they charged your card yet?

        • SiLenTuce808 .

          It just says pending. But on t mobile it still says backordered

        • Stephen

          My card also has a pending charge from yesterday. Hopefully it means the phones are shipping out soon.

        • SiLenTuce808 .

          Well it’s still pending but it’s being shipped. I just got my email about 2 hours ago and since I got the 3 day delivery package it said the estimated arrival would be the 23rd so I got my fingers crossed for this Thursday. Yay lol

        • Stephen

          Is your tracking info live yet? Do you know where the phones are shipping from?

        • SiLenTuce808 .

          Well from my info it says it’s been shipped. No info on the ups website status yet and t mobile status will be updated within 48hrs but since I got the 2 to 3 day delivery order..on my email it said “Carrier estimated delivery date” says 10/23 so I’m guessing I should receive my phone this Thursday the earliest hopefully. And it’s shipping from Washington.. I think that’s where t mobile usa Inc is.

        • droidcando

          That’s awesome. My card got hit with a charge this morning but haven’t received tracking info just yet. Arrival before the weekend would be epic!

        • SiLenTuce808 .

          Yup I really hope I get mines on Thursday cause Friday nite I’m going on a trip so it would be perfect if I took it with me. This phone with all it’s outdoor capabilities and great camera is perfect for this trip. Whelp… I hope things turn out good for both of us :) good luck

        • Bob

          Got my card charged yesterday but nothing on account activity or notifications. Hate being left in the dark. Hopefully it’s here by Friday!!!

        • Stephen

          Same here. Card charge, account still showing back ordered, and no emails.

        • Stephen

          My order was just updated and shows shipped and has the tracking number. I’m hoping it comes from somewhere in the east as I forgot to change the ground shipping :(.

        • droidcando

          Got my text and e-mail confirmation. Carrier estimate for delivery 10/30. That’s gotta be wrong. UPS hasn’t updated tracking info yet.

        • Stephen

          Mine says the 30th as well. Unless it’s coming from Alaska, that’s got to be wrong. I’m hoping to get it by Friday.

        • Stephen

          One thing I don’t like in the email is “For all Pre-Orders your tracking number will not be visible on UPS.com prior to the product launch date.” Surely these are being truly shipped out since it’s a pre-sale.

        • droidcando

          UPS info updated. Mine is shipping from Louisville to NJ. Hopefully should have it by the end of the week.

        • Stephen

          I just got a UPS notification and mine is scheduled for delivery tomorrow. I’m glad I didn’t pay extra for expedited shipping.

        • SiLenTuce808 .

          Wow… it’s like a won a prize or something lol I’m surprised I just got mines now. WWOOHOOO!

        • Jared

          Mine shipped out of Louisville, KY on the 21st, shows to arrive tomorrow evening on the 23rd.

        • KenC17

          I picked the same thing, but it says mine won’t arrive until the 28th O_o Hopefully UPS will say otherwise

        • SiLenTuce808 .

          Oh snap.. now status says it’s been shipped!? Hell yeah!

        • Once your card is charged, they are preparing shipment. They don’t charge until it ships. So you should be getting tracking information soon.

        • KenC17

          I got my tracking number, but weird thing is I got 2-3 days shipping, yet mine wouldn’t arrive until next week!? What kind of sorcery is this?

        • I got my tracking today as well. I did ground shipping

        • I paid for ground, and they decided to ship it 2 day lol. Very cool Just got updated a second a go, very nice of them lol.

      • KenC17

        I got my tracking number, but weird thing is I got 2-3 days shipping, yet mine wouldn’t arrive until next week!? What kind of sorcery is this?

      • Ever

        My tracking was updated too, arrival date is Friday!

  • AnonymousCoward

    It’s here! Couldn’t get through pre-reg until mid-day on the 15th, used my jump, and overnight shipping. It’s a gorgeous device and a huge improvement over the Z1s- much easier to hold. You guys are going to love it…

  • Jared

    Just got home and mine was waiting for me on the front porch! I was pleasantly surprised to find that the T-Mobile version has the wireless charging dock on the side of the phone. I was under the impression only the Verizon model had that feature.

  • bluemoon737

    Those that have received theirs, please check the compass operation. Mine is very erratic and usually quite off.

  • richardhlovell

    Why no colors? Why just 16GB? Why no ear buds? Why………………….

    • bluemoon737

      Colors…agreed, it is actually the 32 GB version, almost no phone sold now comes with earbuds…

      • richardhlovell

        The international version comes with noise canceling ear buds. As Sony is about bottom of the market share list, they should differential by not being ‘cheap’ and offering a full package. BTY TMO told me it is 16GB. I get mine today. Will post my impressions.