Thanks for the run down, but not 100% clear on dates.
Does Rogers device reservation only begin when Apple pre-orders start?
To be honest I have little faith getting an iPhone through Rogers in a timely manner. You'd best try the apple store if you want a phone at launch.
I'm still waiting for my Series 6 watch from Rogers. The Rogers site said 2-3 weeks shipping time. It's now week 4 and still no changes. The only movement in the reservation system is people clearly canceling their orders because the watches have come in and out of stock multiple times at other retailers. Absolutely no one at Rogers can tell me anything about when to expect the watch.
They do the same with the phones. They sucker you in with a bogus system that pretends to give you answers. It doesn't. You will wait a month after the phone is released before you see any movement in the reservation system. That's the Rogers way.
Im more frustrated in the dishonesty and lack of any transparency. They literally had on their site, "ships in 2-3 weeks", which how now conveniently disappeared. If it is going to take longer, fine, just don't lie about it. I could have gotten the watch multiple times over from Apple, Best Buy, Jump Plus, etc. and no one at Rogers can give me any information about when it might possibly come. another month? two months? anything seems possible with Rogers at this point.
It's why I don't trust them to get anyone a phone before 2021.
They will happy take the reservation fee from you right though!
Just confirmed with a Rogers Agent over Chat. Preorders open at 8AM EST.