July 11,2009: I called Sprint’s Telesales and asked when the Tour is coming out and when they would be in the stores and was told, again, July 12, 2009.
July 12, 2009: Walked into a Sprint retail store and was told that they will not be getting any Tour’s until August 2nd. The employee there said that no stores were getting them.
I called Sprint Telesales again and ordered it over the phone. I was told I would receive it in 2 to 5 days.
July 13, 2009: My order on the websites switched to backordered status. When I call back in, I am told that it would ship out in 2 to 5 more days “due to increased demand”.
July 15, 2009: Sprint updated my order status to, “While every attempt is made to fulfill orders first in and first out, a system issue earlier in the week resulted in some orders being shipped out of sequence. Our shipping commitment for the Tour remains 5 to 8 business days based on date of order.”
Does Sprint really have the phones ready or did they just push the launch date to compete with Verizon?