IPhone XS and XS Max Pre order time

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Meowmix
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Good afternoon!

Today is the eve of the new iPhone pre orders! I have a question however. What time does the Telus pre orders open up? I remember some said a couple years ago at 12:01am and then 3am.

What times does it usual open for pre orders?.

Thanks!!
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It may depend on which time zone you are in at the time of release.

 

BTW, it’s is not yet afternoon in BC.

 

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Meowmix
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Hello @NFtoBC

I am in Toronto Eastern time. I have heard that the pre orders open up at 3AM EST on the pre order date.

However my question is when does it got live. What time did it go live last year? Was it 3AM EST? Or what time was it. ( doesn't matter if it's not in EST as if can always figure out what time it will be in EST).
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Meowmix
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Hey guys!

As per a live agent speaking to her support team, she said it starts at 3AM EST. So i would say in about 12hrs from now..

Thanks for all the help!
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@Meowmix wrote:
Hey guys!

As per a live agent speaking to her support team, she said it starts at 3AM EST. So i would say in about 12hrs from now..

Thanks for all the help!

So midnight in Telus' ( and Apple's) time zone.

 

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BrianToronto
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Will Telus support the eSIM on the new iPhones? It will defeat the purpose of Dual Sims if we cannot use it for travel and have the second SIM slot full with a Telus SIM.

Meowmix
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Hello @BrianToronto

I would love to know this as well. However Apple only showed that Bell is the only Canadian carrier at this moment that will use ESIM for the iPhone at their announcement.

I hope Telus does indeed bring this feature out!
technbio
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Hi i would like to know if esim will be available on Telus network when Apple update their iPhone Thanks

Meowmix
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Hello @technbio

Unfortunately the Telus forums seem to only be user to user base. Unlike the Rogers ones which have Rogers MOD staff which post and help out.

Word is only Rogers and Bell are doing it but we shall see. Maybe Telus will place nice and offer it too
zaceryusa
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I am looking forward to it (Today ).

BrianToronto
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Re: Iphone xs/xr/max esim support


Yeah Unfortunately only Bell is the one using ESIM for the phone it seems.. Rogers, Telus, Fido, Virgin and the rest will use sim slot instead. So i believe that Bell might have gotten a 30-90 days exclusive rights to do this just like they did with the Apple Watch 3 last year ( Telus started selling it in December which was brought to light that Bell did have a exclusive rights for it.).

If that's the case then we just have to wait.
toyotoys
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Any update on TELUS plans to support the phone esim? Really upset at this rubbish, Apple releases a phone with an esim and it becomes a useless feature. I need dual sim. If TELUS is gonna drag their heels on this I’ll port to Bell. 

Meowmix
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Hello @toyotoys

Unfortunately it seems like Bell has exclusive rights for the ESIM at the moment for the iPhone. Thus why Apple only announced Bell would be the Canadian carrier to use it. So Telus, Rogers and the rest I guess have to wait until that's up.

Many times Bell has done this. Including with the Apple Watch Series 3 last year. Telus was able to sell it in December vs Bell at launch in September.
toyotoys
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@Meowmix wrote:
Hello @toyotoys

Unfortunately it seems like Bell has exclusive rights for the ESIM at the moment for the iPhone. Thus why Apple only announced Bell would be the Canadian carrier to use it. So Telus, Rogers and the rest I guess have to wait until that's up.

Many times Bell has done this. Including with the Apple Watch Series 3 last year. Telus was able to sell it in December vs Bell at launch in September.

That doesn’t make sense to me. Apple is using the esim to push its use case so they can go all esim on the next iPhone. Would it make sense for them to give one carrier in a given country an exclusive on its use? Sounds like an excuse to me. Probably best to just port. Thanks for the update. 

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@toyotoys wrote:

 

Probably best to just port.

Thats what Bell hopes will happen when they negotiate the exclusive release.

 

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