According to a tweet by @FidoSolutions, the reservations system should go live between 6-7AM EDT on Friday (Thanks @PeterLisi!). Expect Rogers to also have this start time as well.
@cobyrne FYI – The iPhone5 will become available on the Fido Reservation System between 6-7am EST on Friday, September 14 ^nk
— Fido Solutions (@FidoSolutions) September 13, 2012
Rogers and Fido customers can reserve the iPhone 5 by accessing their online MyAccount. There will be a $40 deposit required, and do note there’s no guarantee you’ll get a unit by launch day. It just holds a phone for you as Rogers/Fido receives them. Getting ahold of ample stock from Apple has been the barrier for Rogers in selling the iPhone, as formerly noted by their CEO Nadir Mohammed.
As for pricing, earlier Bell revealed 16GB iPhone 5 units will sell for $179.95 on a three year term. We’re assuming the 32/64GB models will sell for $289/$389 respectively.
Other ways to reserve carrier upgrade phones would be at Future Shop and Best Buy, as they did this for the iPhone 4S last year. However, they have not officially announced anything yet. We’ve contacted Future Shop for clarification and will let you know if anything changes.
Update (12:34AM PDT): Telus iPhone 5 pre-orders went live, and revealed new pricing for 32/64GB models at $279/$379.
Update 2 (Sept. 18th, 12:15pm PDT): Rogers iPhone 5 pre-orders have started to ship (thanks @pixe):