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When Will Apple Ship the iPhone 6 to Sacramento?


iPhone 6 PlusMost people I know would not call T-Mobile to find out when Apple will ship the iPhone 6 to Sacramento because text, chat, and email is much more convenient. People don’t seem to use phones for phone calls very much. I freak out people, too, when I answer my phone as a Sacramento real estate agent. People are shocked when I answer. I, I, I, expected to get voice mail, they stammer. If they want, I could hang up and they could call back. How do you pronounce your name, they ask and then mangle an attempt. It’s OK, I didn’t know how to pronounce it when I first saw it, either.

When I have a brief moment during my day as a bustling Sacramento real estate agent, I will even call T-Mobile. Despite my contract negotiation demands, my reeling in of purchase offers when a big fish bites and working diligently on scheduling new listing appointments, beneath all of that is the driving force that keeps an agent energized:

Me: Hey, I’m sitting here stroking my new red leather case for my iPhone 6 Plus, and I’m very sad because there is nothing in it.

T-Mobile: What is the nature of your phone call?

Me: Where is my iPhone 6 Plus?

T-Mobile: They are on back order due to a large demand.

Me: How can it be on back order when I preordered it two weeks ago? Doesn’t a preorder trump a backorder? I stood in line with all of the sweaty kids on the playground waiting my turn just so I could be one of the first to get my phone, and now you’re sending me to the back of the line? I don’t get it. I think I’m gonna cry.

T-Mobile: Silence.

Me: I preordered way before September 19th.

T-Mobile: We blah, blah, blah, blah, you are a great customer, blah, blah, blah.

Me: Where is the phone that fits in my red leather case for an iPhone 6 Plus?

T-Mobile: Wait, here is a message from Apple. I am reading, I am reading. I apologize. I am reading.

Me: No problem, I am patient, which I developed selling short sales, I’ll have you know.

T-Mobile: That is . . . I don’t know what you just said, Ms. Weintraub, we are expecting the phones by Thursday.

Me: When will I get my phone then?

T-Mobile: blah, blah, blah, customer is always right, blah, blah, blah.

Me: Will my phone ship on Thursday?

T-Mobile: We cannot predict blah, blah, blah, Apple, Apple, blah, blah, blah.

Me: So, would you say by the end of the month? You would make an empty iPhone case so grateful?

T-Mobile: You should have your phone by the end of the month.

I suspect she just got tired of talking to me. Call me silly, I was hoping the Apple ship date would be delayed a bit longer because  but I don’t know if another week is enough time to work out the problems with iOS8.

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