Easily Bought iPhone 6 Today
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Easily Bought iPhone 6 Today

iPhone 6 LineupWhen I arrived at Fairview Pointe-Claire around 11 this morning I expected there be no iPhone 6 phones available for sale. After all quite a few camped out in freezing temperatures to be first in line.

My first stop was the Apple Store. No iPhone 6 Plus available but there was a lineup to buy the iPhone 6, plenty of which were in stock. The wait was about 45 minutes outside the store followed by another 20 minute wait inside to actually buy the phone. I asked some of the people on line why spend an hour or more to buy a new phone on day one.

I decided that since I plan to stay with TELUS for the next two years anyway I would go there for the subsidy. I was able to keep the very attractive features of my existing no-contract plan and picked up a 64Gb iPhone 6 in Space Grey for $375 and most important no waiting. TELUS had plenty of people on hand to take care of me and other iPhone 6 buyers.

Jean René quickly dug out my new iPhone 6 activated it and made sure my existing SIM card worked. I decided to opt for the $10 per month T-Up plan TELUS offers which includes Apple Care and Jean René activated it for me saving me the trouble of doing it online at home. The T-Up plan is a pretty good deal as it allows we to upgrade my phone after a year without having to pay a device balance and it includes Apple Care as well.

Setting up iPhone 6

I am setting up my new iPhone 6 now with all my apps and preferences so watch for a full review next week.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

  • Graham Neill

    Hi Bob…

    I am surprised that you would consider the iPhone 6 as your everyday phone. Their technology is behind all Android and even Windows (HTC W8) flagship phones and even the OnePlus One in many regards. You should have waited and got the Note 4.

    You handle tons of technology and have very good reviews. But this shocks me. Even experts are saying that Apple is quickly becoming an also-ran and is losing market share around the world. The fact that they now have a 5.5″ screen years after Samsung because users demand it says volumes. Whether this will halt the slide is questionable. Apple is no longer innovative. Their prices for a follower device is outrageous. Compare an iPhone 6 Plus vs a Note 4 or Note 4 Edge. There is no comparison. And no device comparable to the S-Pen either.

    September 19, 2014 at 4:09 pm Reply
    • Bob Benedetti

      I like the iPhone 6 because it is the perfect size for me, well built and a well designed black slab as the next one. It works for me because I use apple computers and tablets so there are huge advantages to using the iPhone. Plus I like the look and feel of iOS 8. It certainly the choice foe everyone. I can see how I could happily use an Android phone especially the soon to arrive new Moto X. I feel les comfortable about Windows Phone because I am not convinced of Microsoft’s commitment to the platform. Re the iPhone 6 Plus. If I were to go for such a pig phablet I would go for the Note 4

      September 20, 2014 at 8:51 pm Reply
      • Graham Neill

        I am not an Apple person since I had an iPhone 3 and lost support in a year. Apple allowed the phone to go to IOS 4.3 which killed the phone. It did not have the processing power to handle it.

        That being said, Apple has gone from being a leader to being a follower. Even their latest flagship has a “monstrous” 1 GB of RAM. I would be to see what effect being 64 bit makes on processing capability and if there are any battery savings. Early 2015 will see full rollout of 64 bit Android phones.

        September 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm Reply
  • Stephen C. Holtzman

    why did you not order it from Apple Bob!

    September 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm Reply
  • Kevin Wilkinson

    Yep, so did I, waited about 35 minutes in line

    September 19, 2014 at 9:08 pm Reply
  • Bob Benedetti

    Stephen C. Holtzman Then I wouldn’t have been able to haggle over the plan

    September 19, 2014 at 9:14 pm Reply
  • Kenneth N. Corber

    Happy with my Galaxy 5s. Former iPhone user.

    September 19, 2014 at 9:36 pm Reply
  • Brian James Nelson

    Bob … you ought to have had some pull, no?

    September 19, 2014 at 9:36 pm Reply
    • Bob Benedetti

      Brian, I do but, I didn’t need it for this 🙂

      September 20, 2014 at 8:53 pm Reply

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