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iPhone X Pre-Order Cancelled

I stayed up to pre-order an iPhone X, created a new account with AT&T, and was confirmed to receive the phone Nov 3. Today around noon, I received an email telling me the order was cancelled. I called into AT&T and first was told the sale department can't help, so I need to call the e-commerce department, then the e-commerce department told me I had to go to a store, then the store manager told me it's because they "couldn't contact me for a few days", which is not possible as I did this last night, and he told me to call customer service.

 

Is there any accountability at this company? This has never happened to me with other carriers, can't believe AT&T doesn't want new business.

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Contributor

Re: iPhone X Order Cancelled?

AT&T did end up correcting this issue and did get my new phone to me on Nov. 3rd as originally promised; however, I never received an explanation of what happened. Ultimately, I have the phone and everything works so kudos to them for correcting the issue.

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Re: iPhone X Order Cancelled?

Oh, we canceled your order??? Oh, we wasted days of your time??? Oh,
you’ve been a long-term customer?? AT&T’s proposed “fix” was self-serving
at best. No apology, no truthful reason provided, no priority to correct
their mistake… rather, “oh order cancelled???Chuck you, get back in line
and start over” like we have no other choice… reminded me of one of my
favorite line from the movie Goodfellas.



*“Now the guy's got Paulie as a partner. Any problems, he goes to Paulie.
Trouble with the bill? He can go to Paulie. Trouble with the cops,
deliveries, Tommy, he can call Paulie. But now the guy's gotta come up with
Paulie's money every week, no matter what. Business bad? "Chuck you, pay
me." Oh, you had a fire? "Chuck you, pay me." Place got hit by lightning,
huh? "Chuck you, pay me."*



The iPhone model that you purchase from AT&T or T Mobile only has the *ONE*
chip and as such, only works on GSM networks *ONLY*. The iPhone for
Verizon/Sprint has *TWO* chips, enabling it to work on *GSM* networks
(AT&T/T Mobile) ***AND*** *CDMA* networks (Verizon/Sprint). Now that I
have to wait 3-4 weeks, I purchased the iPhone X (for Verizon/Sprint [*model
A1865*]) directly from Apple.


I am certainly not going to purchase the iPhone from AT&T (the company who
did every one DIRTY) only to get locked into only *ONE TYPE OF NETWORK*
network. For for the same price, I can purchase a Verizon/Sprint model
that works on *ANY* network, it was a no-brainer for me. I plan on
switching carriers that’s a given… I want an orderly transition elsewhere,
on my timeframe and terms. Buying from AT&T would not provide me that
freedom of choice.
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Re: AT&T did not charge me so my ordered got cancelled

Hello @Mad316,


We received your private message, and I have sent a reply. You can find this in your Forum’s Inbox located in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.


We hope to hear back soon!


Jax, AT&T Community Specialist


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Administrator

Re: Really annoyed with AT&T

Hello @Shadydrew84,


I apologize for any hassle you have been through to order your new device.  I would love to help you out!


I noticed you did private message us.  I will provide the details to your concern via the private message. 


Please look forward to my response in your inbox!


Adam, AT&T Community Specialist


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Re: iPhone X Order Cancelled?

I am a 9 years ATT customer. Now I am thinking about switching to Verizon because this awful situation and useless customer support.

 

Same thing happened to me.

 

I stayed up to 1 am pacific to order the iphone. I keep receiving the order status and shipping trackings.

I can still see my order in my att orders.

 

On Nov 3, FedEx never deliver my phone. I waited for a couple days and thought it's just some delays. I called FedEx and they original tell me the package was lost and I need to contact ATT the ship me a new one.

And then I call the ATT customer support, they told me my order was cancel by user which I never did. They transfer me to this "internal sales" team. They told me that they can confirm my order is not cancelled but they have to escalate to see what's going on with the shipment. A person from their "escalation team" will call me within 24 hours.

 

The lady from escalation team call on the morning. She told me that the shipment is mark "delivered" by fedex. I need to go to the police department and get a report in order for them to ship me the new phone. I almost yelled to this lady because they should never ask the customer to do all these. If I have time I will rather file a consumer complaint to US government to report this issue.

 

Later I called fedex again and they told me that ATT ask this package to be returned to shipper and it's now back to ATT. CRAZY!!! This is the third different story I heard for my package.

 

I contact ATT again and the kick me to oline provision and national business team. No one seemed to be able to help me. They ask me to go from internal sales again to national business. It's like an infinite loop. I wish I can find someone that can actually help me to get my phone.

 

ATT you will lose all the customer if you keep doing this. If I don't get this resolved I will switch to Verizon tomorrow after work.

 

The attitude from most of the supports are so bad. They don't seem to care about you, but ATT is the largest wireless provider. I wish someone can give me a recommendation for a provider that have better customer service.

 

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Re: iPhone X Order Cancelled?

Wow, your situation is utterly ridiculous too! You "need" to go to your
local police department to report a theft? That is laughable, AT&T will say
*ANYTHING* to pass the buck! For something to be stolen from you, it
requires you to have had/taken possession of it. I'd also be shocked for
*ANY* delivery service leaving computer/electronics /etc at your door and
*NOT* requiring a signature. If purchasing the iPhone outright is
something you can swing, I would definitely recommend getting a
Sprint/Verizon iPhone. You will then be free to go to ANY carrier.

For me, I'd rather stick a fork in my eyeball than put up with all of
AT&T's garbage. I am just waiting for my new Sprint/Verizon iPhone
ANYTHING would be better than AT&T!

#WelcomeToAttTheNewComcast!
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Re: iPhone X Order Cancelled?

Att administrator this case is NOT resolved. This should not have been marked solved. How come you are not responding here? You have many longtime customers who had legitimate pre orders placed and confirmed only to be canceled. Now I have to wait until mid December for mine? What can you do to help the many customers who spent hours on the phone with support and ecomm after successfully placing orders?

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Tutor

Re: iPhone X Order Cancelled?

I have now probably spent 6+ hours of my time trying to get AT&T to fix this for me too and all I got was a waived activation fee.

 

10/9 - switched two lines from Sprint to AT&T, was told by rep that on prelaunch day, I could just signon on and order through AT&T site.

10/27 (midnight) - stayed up and successfully ordered iPhone X, expected ship date 11/3, received working on your order email

10/28 - received email that my order was canceled

10/28 - talked to 3 different people via phone as I kept being rerouted, last person said I just had to go into store and they could re-instate my current order

10/28 - went into store and manager said he couldn't re-instate and I had to submit a new order, now expected delivery is 12/4

11/7 - went into AT&T store to trade in phone from the other line, told them about my situation and they said they had issues of people's orders being canceled and that when I went into store they should have been able to re-instate my order.  Said I should call customer care and they may be able to help.

11/7 - called customer care and although representative was real nice, she couldn't do anything but put a note on my profile to waive my activation fee and that I need to call back and request that credit when my iPhone X arrives.  

 

All in all, this has to be the worst experience and biggest waste of time.  It is so upsetting how each person tells me different things and there are no answers to really why my order was canceled.  So frustrating.  Now I just check my email more than often hoping they ship earlier than December as Apple stores around me have the phone in stock!

 

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Re: iPhone X Order Cancelled?

Unless there is some absolute reason why you *MUST* stay with AT&T, why not
switch? Also, if you do end up buying the iPhone from AT&T vs. a
Sprint/Verizon model, you will be locked into a GSM network because AT&T/T
Mobile phones only have one chip and can ONLY work on GSM and NOT on a CDMA
network such as Sprint /Verizon.

I so remember my uncles advise when I was just 20yrs old. I was dating
this crazy girl and he pointed out "you always see a woman best when you
are courting her" - he was absolutely right! Think of it this way, you
mentioned that you just switched to AT&T, this is supposed to be the
"honeymoon" period... I'd run away as fast as I could!

I hope things work well for you.

#WelcomeToAttTheNewComcast!
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Administrator

Re: Re: iPhone X Order Cancelled?

Good morning @Civilchaos2103!


I am so happy to hear you received your new iPhone.  In the end, you getting the phone is the important matter.  It is my hope you are enjoying the new device.


You were not the only one experiencing the issue with the erroneous order cancellation message.  There was a slight issue with the website which caused these messages to go out in error.


Thank you for using the Community Forums and I hope you have wonderful holiday season.


Anthony, AT&T Community Specialist



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