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    • Jlawson118
    • By Jlawson118 5th Oct 16, 8:18 PM
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    iPhone 7 Plus - Carphone Warehouse still have no stock?
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    • 5th Oct 16, 8:18 PM
    iPhone 7 Plus - Carphone Warehouse still have no stock? 5th Oct 16 at 8:18 PM
    So I know there's been a worldwide stock issue with the iPhone 7 Plus. But I pre-ordered a normal black, 128GB model from the Carphone Warehouse on the 9th September. I paid £350 upfront for a £40 a month contract to be connected with O2.

    The lady informed me that there was this delay and I should have it by October 7th. She told me in advance so I was fine with this, but I was expecting to have it just before. I know it's not the 7th yet, but I spoke to an online agent this morning who informed me that this delay has moved to October 21st now. Well I was disappointed in this, so I visited a store this afternoon where I was told by the man there's still a delay, and I asked for a refund and was going to go elsewhere but another man in the shop said that the pre-orders were being delivered by now, so he offered I wait until Saturday and if not, then I'll get a pay as you go sim card topped up, for free as my current contract ends with EE on Sunday, or he'll sort the refund out.

    Now my question is regarding the delay, is there still a delay? Or are the carphone warehouse just fobbing me off, and could I just cancel this order, walk into a phone shop and come straight out with an iPhone 7 Plus?
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    • Exemplar
    • By Exemplar 5th Oct 16, 8:29 PM
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    • 5th Oct 16, 8:29 PM
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    • 5th Oct 16, 8:29 PM
    There is still a delay.
    'Just because its on the internet don't believe it 100%'. Abraham Lincoln.
    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 5th Oct 16, 8:35 PM
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    • 5th Oct 16, 8:35 PM
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    • 5th Oct 16, 8:35 PM
    Now my question is regarding the delay, is there still a delay? Or are the carphone warehouse just fobbing me off,
    Originally posted by Jlawson118
    Even Apple's own site are advising 3-4 weeks for delivery. Unless CPW are in bed with Apple simply to try and deny you your phone, I don't think there is much fobbing off going on here!


    and could I just cancel this order, walk into a phone shop and come straight out with an iPhone 7 Plus?
    Originally posted by Jlawson118
    Try it? You may get one, you may not. Depends on the stock levels of the phone shop you choose.

    • Jlawson118
    • By Jlawson118 5th Oct 16, 9:05 PM
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    • 5th Oct 16, 9:05 PM
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    • 5th Oct 16, 9:05 PM
    There is still a delay.
    Originally posted by Exemplar
    The Carphone Warehouse told me my number would be activated with O2 when dispatched for delivery. And in the space of the last ten minutes, this has all been activated so I think that I may have everything by the original set date of the 7th
    • GTR King
    • By GTR King 5th Oct 16, 9:39 PM
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    • 5th Oct 16, 9:39 PM
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    • 5th Oct 16, 9:39 PM
    I managed to get iphone 7 silver 32gb carphone warehouse but everywhere is out of stock e.g 3-4 weeks delivery & only stock left is for pre orders...

    Man in Carphone store said might get some delivery Friday if not 2-4 weeks time and told me that there is small number available online so u might get one if your lucky but rose gold there is loads of stock available

    o2 told me 4-6 weeks wait maybe shorter but phones will be snapped up quickly & no jet black for sale until December/Jan maybe before

    so that's very poor from apple..
    Last edited by GTR King; 05-10-2016 at 9:47 PM.
    • AliWarsi10
    • By AliWarsi10 10th Oct 16, 5:43 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 5:43 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 5:43 PM
    Hey, I'm in a similar situation. My activation and delivery date were set for Oct 14th (initially signed up on Sept 21 for a iPhone 7 plus Black 32gb) I have had no updates from CPW but when I walked into the store and asked, they were unable to give me a confirmed date for the delivery. I called a number and someone told me that all shipments are delayed and they are being told that the next batch of 7 pluses are expected to drop Oct 21... My question is...Since your line activated on the date you were initially told did you receive your phone on time or are you still waiting? Thanks
    • Bogdan Cariman
    • By Bogdan Cariman 11th Oct 16, 1:35 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:35 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:35 PM
    I managed to get iphone 7 silver 32gb carphone warehouse but everywhere is out of stock e.g 3-4 weeks delivery & only stock left is for pre orders...
    • d123
    • By d123 11th Oct 16, 1:57 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:57 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:57 PM
    I managed to get iphone 7 silver 32gb carphone warehouse but everywhere is out of stock e.g 3-4 weeks delivery & only stock left is for pre orders...
    Originally posted by Bogdan Cariman
    Almost every Apple Store had all the colours and capacities of the iPhone 7 in stock this morning.

    Four Apple Stores had the iPhone 7 Plus in at least one size/colour. They were Glasgow, Southampton, Solihull and Cardiff iirc.
    Dave
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    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 13th Oct 16, 9:08 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:08 AM
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    Probably related to particular colours and storage sizes. Much the same applies to the iPhone SE 64GB Gold. Loads of places mark it as in stock but when it comes to the crunch they actually don't have it. apple.com has loads of them as does Argos. I actually bought mine sim-free with my credit card from apple.com. Not really a lot of difference though paying off the credit card over 24 months as opposed to getting it on contract over 24 months.
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 13th Oct 16, 9:38 AM
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    Apple offer interest free credit on some phones, we always deal directly with Apple, their own Apple Stores offer incredible service and will take you step by step through swapping/upgrading your phone, numbers, settings, apps, etc. All that's missing is a free coffee! Their warranty service is a "while you wait" swap out, EU wide too...

    An iPhone bought directly from Apple doesn't lock to the network of the first SIM inserted, the last time I checked those from CPW and Argos did. I don't understand why anyone would bother buying an iPhone from CPW (or Argos).
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 13th Oct 16, 10:51 AM
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    Apple offer interest free credit on some phones, we always deal directly with Apple, their own Apple Stores offer incredible service and will take you step by step through swapping/upgrading your phone, numbers, settings, apps, etc. All that's missing is a free coffee! Their warranty service is a "while you wait" swap out, EU wide too...

    An iPhone bought directly from Apple doesn't lock to the network of the first SIM inserted, the last time I checked those from CPW and Argos did. I don't understand why anyone would bother buying an iPhone from CPW (or Argos).
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north
    Looks like you're considering your own point of view and no-one else's. Why buy from Argos? Collect at my local store within one hour. Or I might have an Argos card and be able to get a buy now pay 12 months later deal. For my mePhone SE 64GB Gold Argos were £10 dearer than apple.com. I don't believe that Argos would lock any phone which is sold as unlocked sim-free. But if they did would't everyone take it back? I would!

    Agree that Apple Store staff are good - if you have an Apple Store within striking distance: My nearest is 36 miles away in Cambridge.

    The financing I was offered on apple.com for the mePhone SE 64GB Gold was via Paypal Credit over 24 months at 14.9% APR costing £24 per month. More expensive than my Lloyds Bank Platinum Mastercard at 10.9% APR. If I added my current £18 per month Vodaphone sim to £24 per month for Paypal Credit financing I get £42 per month which is equivalent to the offer on mobilephonesdirect.com or if I reduced my data to 2GB I could get it £10 cheaper - if they have the phone in stock which they don't! I know, I ordered it and cancelled it. However the total cost of credit of £76 makes the contract cheaper but not by much - £76 over 24 months.
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 13th Oct 16, 11:11 AM
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    I don't believe that Argos would lock any phone which is sold as unlocked sim-free. But if they did would't everyone take it back? I would!
    Originally posted by Anthorn
    Believe what you like, but Argos themselves state that their iPhones lock to the network of the first SIM inserted. Look on the Argos web site for iPhone and FAQ.
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 13th Oct 16, 11:46 AM
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    Believe what you like, but Argos themselves state that their iPhones lock to the network of the first SIM inserted. Look on the Argos web site for iPhone and FAQ.
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north
    Please post the link. Thank you.
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 13th Oct 16, 12:58 PM
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    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5288580.htm#bv_qa

    Click on the Q&A halfway down the page:
    Last edited by Frozen_up_north; 13-10-2016 at 1:01 PM. Reason: Text added
    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 13th Oct 16, 1:00 PM
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    Believe what you like, but Argos themselves state that their iPhones lock to the network of the first SIM inserted. Look on the Argos web site for iPhone and FAQ.
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north
    This is what they state (in a Q&A for the same iPhone), e.g.:

    I can confirm that as this iPhone is SIM free, it will accept any network SIM card. However, please note that this will lock to the first network you use.

    Thanks for using Argos Q&A.
    Hi Angel, thank you for your question. I can confirm that Sim Free Apple iPhone 6S 16GB Mobile Phone will not lock to the first sim inserted into the handset will be open to any network all the time. Thanks for using Argos Q&A.
    So clearly Argos have no clue.
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 13th Oct 16, 1:12 PM
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    Confusion reigns supreme

    mePhone locks itself to the first sim inserted under the automatic Find My iPhone feature. Here it is in the mePhone User Guide:
    Note: Find My iPhone—a feature you use to locate your iPhone—is turned on automatically when you sign in with your Apple ID during iPhone setup. See Find My iPhone. Find My iPhone includes a feature called Activation Lock that prevents anyone else from activating and using your iPhone, even if it’s completely erased. Before you sell or give away your device, you should erase and unlock iPhone so that the next owner can activate it.
    http://help.apple.com/iphone/10/

    It's not Argos doing it ROFL. It applies to any retailer anywhere in the world including apple.com.
    Last edited by Anthorn; 13-10-2016 at 1:31 PM. Reason: spelling
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 13th Oct 16, 1:31 PM
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    Confusion reigns supreme

    mePhone locks itself to the first sim inserted under the automatic Find My iPhone feature. Here it is in the mePhone User Guide:

    http://help.apple.com/iphone/10/

    It's not Argos doing it ROFL.
    Originally posted by Anthorn
    That has nothing to do with network lock...
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 13th Oct 16, 1:59 PM
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    That has nothing to do with network lock...
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north
    Oh please ROFL. I'm getting tummy ache now from too much laughing. The phone locks automatically. Until you log into your apple account and unlock it any other sim on any network won't work. ROFL. It's the mePhone doing it itself ROFL.
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 13th Oct 16, 3:24 PM
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    There's a lot of confusion on this thread...

    There are two distinct iPhone types, those subsidised by a network which lock to the network of the first SIM inserted and usually sold by the network shops and CPW. And those sold by Apple Stores that are fully SIM free and that will not lock to any network.

    Argos have clearly stated (rightly or wrongly) in reply to questions posted on their own site, that their own iPhones network lock. Car Phone Warehouse also state the same on their site.

    The iOS security feature locks the user interface on the phone when the phone is reset or powered up, and doesn't open that interface or decrypt user content on the phone, until the user inputs their PIN/password. The phone can also be locked/erased using the "Find my iPhone" feature. When so locked, an iPhone cannot be used with any SIM (not even the original one). This has absolutely nothing to do with the phone being a network locked/network subsidised phone.
    • d123
    • By d123 13th Oct 16, 3:47 PM
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    Confusion reigns supreme

    mePhone locks itself to the first sim inserted under the automatic Find My iPhone feature. Here it is in the mePhone User Guide:

    http://help.apple.com/iphone/10/

    It's not Argos doing it ROFL. It applies to any retailer anywhere in the world including apple.com.
    Originally posted by Anthorn
    Oh please ROFL. I'm getting tummy ache now from too much laughing. The phone locks automatically. Until you log into your apple account and unlock it any other sim on any network won't work. ROFL. It's the mePhone doing it itself ROFL.
    Originally posted by Anthorn
    You really are showing some ignorance, the activation lock is a completely separate feature to the network lock.

    If you enable the activation lock it will require you to enter your Apple ID details even to use another sim card from the same network.

    Also, what it the ridiculous childishness of "mePhone" all about? You're trying to argue a point about the phone and don't even know what it's called?
    Dave
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