Those who’ve pre-ordered their iPhone from DiGi will be able to collect it this Saturday. One of the major complaints that we’ve been hearing is that it takes ages for anyone to get a 3GS from Maxis. We sent an email to the Corp Comms people of Maxis to find out if this is true or not but they didn’t respond, so we’ll just have to rely on the word on the street.
We don’t know if long waiting periods are still an issue at Maxis but what we do know is that if you order your iPhone from DiGi. You don’t have to wait…well..not that long at least.
We had a quick chat with one of DiGi’s customer service people via D’Chat and we were told that pre-order units that are not collected will go to the next guy that wants it and is willing to pay for it. Which means any dude who walks up to the DiGi counter in One Utama (we believe) should be able to get an iPhone there and then without pre-booking.
We were also told via D’Chat that DiGi has ordered quite a number of the iPhones to meet demand. D’Chat also said that if you order your iPhone from DiGi and they didn’t have stock, you only have to wait for around seven days to get one as opposed to 30 to 40 days or longer with Maxis.
So, if you’re in a hurry to get an iPhone, you know where to go to and let us know if this is indeed true.