freakin' hell...this is really narking me now. I hadn't heard that but wish there was just a unified message coming out of these guys. Can't be that hard? Though I appreciate this has been said already several times by you guys.
wish there was just a unified message coming out of these guys.
I believe there is one unified official message and that is that the phone will be available on the 11th.
Anything else is just hearsay and wishful thinking. There should not be any expectation that any credit checking or ordering will be available before that date. Expectations of this may have been fuelled by misguided store employees, however until there is an official statement via the website or mass messaging, the only thing any of us have any legitimate right to be expecting is that you will be able to buy or order the phone from the 11th.
Obviously it would be nice if some of the process can happen in advance and it would certainly help the sales go through smoothly, however nothing like that has been guaranteed (in the UK, anyway, and you shouldn't expect that procedures used in one country have to apply to others).
The best approach is to assume that you will not be able to do anything until the 11th (that is the official launch day, after all). If they set up anything for advance checking and/or ordering, then treat it as a bonus.
Let's just sit back, sip our milk, nibble on our cookies, and wait and see what happens.
Now, can someone give me a hand down off this soapbox?