I'm pretty sure they just sent out consumer reservations so far. I actually had my corporate lines changed to comparable consumer plans with Retentions on Thursday and cancelled my corporate reservation. I walked into a store on Friday morning and they had plently available...as long as I had a consumer account.
I am still able to log into the corporate reservation system and check check the lineup...I see that the Black 32GB line has not moved at all, not even 1 device since then. Brutal, glad I bailed.
ive also had no movement in my order since the first Friday. What makes it more frustrating is I walked into a Rogers store which had stock and was told they can't do an upgrade for corporate customers because they don't have access to the system. I find this a little perplexing, is it true that we are stuck using the reservation system and can't upgrade through a retail location should they have stock?
Only company owned stores (known as Rogers plus stores) can fully serve business customers.
That being said, the store that I usually go to has been surprisingly unhelpful to me during this iphone5 release.
i have heard many reports of business customers being refused hardware upgrades in-store and being told to wait for their device to be shipped.
just got off the phone with a manger. i was being rude, no excuse for her to be mean back. telling me its just a phone and she cant do anything. my issue is that they advertise 8300 consumers getting their phones, but their highest billing clients have zero. she then told me they got all their stock friday and shipped to stores first, so business clients would be the next batch, i said bull because stores got their stock wedesday and thursday, and then just hungup because i couldnt believe the amount of nonsense
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Just got my 2 64 gig iphone 5's on my business account ... by picking up at rogers plus.
I cancelled my pre-order (i was no 2 and 3) for white 64gig.
They only had black in stock at the store, but I was tired of waiting.
Activation was smooth, and service at my store in Fairview was excellent (like it usually is).
Status is ''shipped-closed'' and yes I received an email. Status went from ''in progress (pre-fulfillment)'' to ''in progress'' to ''in progress (activation)'' to ''in progress (finalization)'' to ''shipped (closed)''.
The last 3 status changed quickly all this morning.
Unlike the consumer side, I believe there is a strong chance corporate reservation numbers shouldn't change.*
Looking at last years thread, people saw no change in numbers, and then their device was miraculously shipped. You will obviously still move up in a queue, but it might not be refelcted by your reservation number online.
Judging where I am in line, and the news that multiple people's shipped here yesterday, my number should have dropped, but hasn't.
*The exception seems to be people canceling their orders, which is the reason for most changes in numbers thus far.