Apple iPhone 5 pre-orders went live just after midnight Pacific time, alongside Telus pre-orders. For those that managed pre-orders from Apple during the first hour, consider yourself lucky. Ship estimates have already hit two weeks, and that took just over an hour to achieve.
Fast forward, we now see Virgin Mobile’s iPhone 5 pre-order page go live with the expected $179/$279/$379 pricing for 16GB/32GB/64GB models:
You pre-ordering from Virgin Mobile? Let us know how it goes. Bell pre-orders haven’t not gone live as of publishing.
Update: Here’s how Virgin Mobile wants existing members to pre-order their iPhone 5 units (thanks Iain):
“Ready to pre-order iPhone 5? Existing Members can now pre-order 32GB
or 64GB at any Virgin Mobile Store and The Source. Find a store at
If you’re looking to hook up with us, you can pre-order 16GB, 32GB and
64GB online at www.virginmobile.ca/iPhone5, call us at 1.855.238.6847
or at any Virgin Mobile Store and The Source.”
Here is the Virgin Mobile response to a customer as to why they can’t do online pre-orders:
“The unfortunate reality is that our online systems cannot facilitate upgrades. We are working on provisioning this but it’s a complicated build.”