Carphone Warehouse angers iPhone 3G S pre-order customers

While O2 and Apple seem to be handling the first day iPhone 3G S rush fairly well, Carphone Warehouse has upset a number of customers who pre-ordered

While O2 and Apple seem to be handling the first day iPhone 3G S rush fairly well, Carphone Warehouse has upset a number of customers who pre-ordered their handsets days ago.

While customers walking in off the street have been able to sign a contract and walk away with their phone immediately, PC Advisor is reporting that those who pre-ordered online have been told their iPhone would be delivered to the store sometime between 9am and 5pm.

Customers had apparently previously been told the delivery would be made last night, ready for a early morning pick-up today.

However, it seems this hasn't been the case, with pre-orderers further frustrated that the company is making them wait when it has plenty in stock for walk-ins.

As you'd expect, Twitter is ablaze with complaints, with user FodT ranting: "Waiting for Carphone Warehouse to deem me worthy to receive an iPhone 3GS. Can't have one from stock because 'mine' is in a van somewhere..."

Carphone Warehouse has defended its actions to Pocket-Lint, stating that pre-order customers were told of the process in their confirmation email, of course adding that sales of the iPhone 3G S had "surpassed expectations".

Let us know if you've had any problems below, and be sure to check out our iPhone 3G S hands on video and full review.