iPhone online orders – O2 struggles to cope

O2 may have unleashed their preorder plans for the iPhone 3G this morning, but already they’ve run into some truly major difficulties. The official si

O2 may have unleashed their preorder plans for the iPhone 3G this morning, but already they’ve run into some truly major difficulties. The official site has gone down, buckling under pressure.Try ordering over the phone and you’ll be told you can only buy via the website. But seeing as most punters can only get to unresponsive pages having entered secure information, we reckon this is best avoided for now. Alternatively, you can use Carphone Warehouse's site.O2 says they’re trying to fix the problem, but with the phone in such demand, it seems your best bet is rising early on Friday and heading down to your local O2 or Carphone Warehouse store at 8.02am. It might be wet, but at least you’ll get one.In other news, we’ve been contacted regarding the availability of the 16GB model, with one reader suggesting O2 had no stock. “They advised me that the 16GB ones are not going to be in stock and they won't be in stock till late August, early September for us.”We’re taking this with a massive pinch of salt though. Our own Mic Wright managed to preorder his 16GB iPhone 3G this morning.

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