Note8 Preorders shipping date?

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Muhammad
Helpful Neighbour

Hi all,

 

I was wondering if anybody knows when will Telus ship the preordered Note8 devices?

 

Thanks Smiley Happy

RichP
Advocate

With the track record of Samsung Canada, Telus and a conversation I had with a Telus rep after my pre-order, Probably not until Thursday so we can get them on Friday (release day).

Muhammad
Helpful Neighbour

Thank you very much. It would be very disappointing if the device doesn't arrive this week. Two reasons, the obvious one is that the device is expected to be widely available next week and the other, I have already been waiting for it since the Note 5 😂. Note 5 was disappointing. Note 7 was... you know Smiley Happy.

 

Thank you again.

RichP
Advocate

@Muhammad I wish it was shipping earlier. Can't wait to get my hands on this device (as long as it doesnt blow up in it). I had the Note 7 and I LOVED that device. Used the pen all the time. The idea of having 2 side by side apps going at the same time is also appealing.

Here is hoping it ships tomorrow or today instead of Thursday.

Muhammad
Helpful Neighbour

@RichP, I totally agree with you. Users in other countries have already received their devices. Let's hope that this will be the case and the devices will ship earlier.

 

I am using the stylus almost daily on my Note 4. My partner got an S8 and I love the camera module already and I believe the same one is used in the Note8. I didn't use the side by side app that often, the implementation on the Note 4 is not that awesome and, I get distracted easily anyways for me to fiddle through it. However, with the screen real estate on the Note8 I think it might be more useful.

 

Let's wait and see Smiley Happy

RichP
Advocate

I did have a concern about the size of the phone. I currently have a Pixel XL and thats a good size for me width wise. It was nice to receive my cases on Friday so I got a good judgement on the width and it seems very close in width to the Pixel XL which made me happy. I also like the updated software and for sure the dual camera setup. Now if this one doesnt blow up, then I will be a very happy camper.

RichP
Advocate

Oh man, I just had a chat with a online Telus rep to see if they had any info on the shipping times.

 

Seems like they are SHIPPING on Sept. 15th. which would mean that we wont get them till the following week. Smiley Sad

BasesLoadedWalk
Advocate

If that's true (and I actually do believe you are correct), then what is the point in pre-ordering? I might as well just head to the store on the 15th and pick it up in person. I firmly believe that pre-orders should get an early access perk, and that Telus should have shipped these out last week like Verizon and T-mobile did.

BasesLoadedWalk
Advocate

I might also add, that with the iPhone launch tomorrow, Telus is focusing all it's resources on getting the iPhone 8/X/10 (whatever it is called) launced. Telus really doesn't care that much about it's Android users at all, and considers them to be 2nd tier customers. Proof is the fact that WiFi calling and VoLTE is still nowhere in sight for Android users.

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BasesLoadedWalk wrote:

If that's true (and I actually do believe you are correct), then what is the point in pre-ordering? I might as well just head to the store on the 15th and pick it up in person. I firmly believe that pre-orders should get an early access perk, and that Telus should have shipped these out last week like Verizon and T-mobile did.


Believe what you want, but it is also possible that Telus has an agreement with Samsung (Canada) as to the release date which agreement could be very different to that of the USA.  Your pre-order also guarantees you a phone in timely manner, whereas obtaining one at a retail outlet may be hit or miss.

 

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Auxilio
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I would like to mention, though, that the email I've received after preordering explicitly states that:

You will receive your phone by September 15, 2017. 

If the phones aren't shipping until that date, why did Telus indicate otherwise in the preorder email?

BasesLoadedWalk
Advocate

This will be available in retail stores with no trouble to find. This isn't apple that creates fake shortages of phones to drum up hype and media attention under the guise of false scarcity. No point in pre-ordering and getting the device later than those who didn't pre-order. Plus, you will still get the pre-order gifts if you just register for them on the Samsung website and pretend you did the preorder from Telus. Samsung fulfillment will know no different, and only requires that you register saying that you preordered by taking your word on it, (no receipt is asked for) and sends out the gifts once you log into the Note 8 phone with your samsung account before Oct. 31.

RichP
Advocate

I agree @Auxilio

My email states the same. By September 15th, 2017 sooooooooooo they should start shipping by wednesday if they want to hit that mark.

BasesLoadedWalk
Advocate

I can't wait for the day that carries are separated from the Hardware business. It makes no sense that for so long we had to buy a phone from the carrier. I didn't buy my television from Telus to use it with Optik TV, so why should that have been different with phones up until very recently?

RichP
Advocate

@BasesLoadedWalk Ha! I wonder if anyone is doing this or have done this before.

Muhammad
Helpful Neighbour

I have ordered my device through Telus Business, which has a different ordering process. So, what I received was "two to four weeks" one week ago. But, I believe this is just an automated message because it really doesn't make sense.

 

Yes, I think Samsung is forcing a uniform date for all carriers. That is it is not favouring Telus over the competition for an example. But then, it doesn't make sense for us to receive the device after September 15th. Actually, in a competitive world, if Telus deliver the device later than other carriers, someone might just jump the ship.

 

If it is in the market before it is delivered, one could just cancel/return the preorder and get it from any Telus store.

 

I don't believe in conspiracy theories, so I wouldn't go to Apple vs Samsung thing.

Muhammad
Helpful Neighbour

@BasesLoadedWalk. Mmmm! I think you can just buy it straight from Samsung and pay full price, as much as you'd do for a TV set. I have moved to Canada from another country where carriers do not sell phones against plans and the only thing you can do is to pay up front for the total cost of the device or seek some financing option that is separate from your plan.

Muhammad
Helpful Neighbour

Now, that we are waiting. Maybe we can discuss something? How do you feel about the freebies we are getting here in Canada? That is the 128GB memory card and the fast charger. The reason, I am asking because this is not the reason why I preordered the phone. If I am to choose between the freebies and having the phone by Friday, I'd choose the latter.

RichP
Advocate

I already have a memory card and a wireless charger. The nice thing about the second one is that I can put it in my living room or kitchen so others can use it without looking for cables. The memory card will be a nice addition due to the dual camera set up on this device. I am sure the file size of the pictures are going to be very large and will eat up space very quickly.

So yes I am happy with the freebies, but I would of prefered a choice like the USA had.

Eric_A
Connector

I just had a chat with them and I got quite the runaround concerning the date. First, He told that I will be ship on the 14th or the 15th to be received the same day!!! After mentioning my confirmation email about a delivery for the 15th, he changed is stand and told me that I will receive my phone the 15th and I will get an email with a Canada Post tracking number just before.