The iPhone 3GS has been sold out Just two days after the the phone’s release in Saudi Arabia by Mobily. Mobily claims that new stock will arrive after Eid (27th of November).
People who reserved an iPhone 3GS will not be able to purchase it any time soon. Many readers have expressed their frustration to us using Twitter and Facebook.
According to Yousef‘s post: One of the main Mobily showrooms in Jeddah only had 700 iPhones, some branches had only 200-300 and the branch that he went to only had 50 iPhones. Mobily is now waiting for new stock provided by Etisalat in UAE.
Mobily’s iPhone page still claims that the iPhone 3GS is available now. Many customers are wasting their time going to a Mobily store based on that web page only to find out that there are no more iPhones available. Apple has created an iPhone 3GS availability page for their stores, why can’t Mobily do that?
On a related note: last time with the iPhone 3G Mobily announced that over 25,000 people “reserved” an iPhone 3G. They announced that only 1 day after the release date, however with the iPhone 3GS Mobily did not announce their sales numbers.
if new stock will arrive after Eid (27th of November).mobily offices will be open that day….or they will be closed for hajj holidays
Usually an office will be open on the second day of Eid
At last a news…
It should be before EID However at least they are getting the new stock after EID.
But still i think it will take them a week to start selling to public because of holidays…
hey dude it means i cannot have it today az it ma birthdaw today
Excitment 2 buy iphone is reducing by day by day
May allah bless mobily
bad news guys just now i am comming from mobily centre in tahlya in jeddah dere 1 of mobily staff told me dat da iphone would be sold after eid dat we all know thanx 2 khaled 4 info but intrestin part iz dat wem i asked him wen r u oppenin after holiday he told 2 weeks grrrr……
It means dat we have 2 wait till 10 dec approx
God bless mobily
Mobily better keep their word or else.
I’m running out of patience. -.-“
Poor service is the reason why i got mine from Dubai. It was cheaper and painless to buy it from there.
All the best guys…… That’s why I got mine on the launch day itself…..
last nyt I went to izone just beside the mobily in thalia and there’s an iphone being sold there and it cost 5000 SAR.. it’s expensive.is it a fair price?
no it is not a fair price.
of course very expensive..! Dont buy it now and wait few more weeks it will be sold at 1500sr
thanks a lot for the advice..hope today there will be an iphone
thanks for the reply.. btw, when will the iphone be available again? may i knw the exact date? 🙂 thanks again..
az per told by 1 of mobily staff dat da stores will be openning by 9th december and iphone will be available thereafter so lets 4 da better
wishin 2 allah they keep their words
thanks so much 4 the info.. 🙂
December 9?? Not good..
yeah not good.. hopefully this week there will be an iphone.. 🙁
Guys i think we should start hoping for worst and then mobily will surprise us by doing it earlier…
yesterday i was surfing net i found a website statin that iphone 4g would be hitting market by june 2010 but i was completly surprised to its features especially its processor dats intel core 2 quad with oled screen datss HD dual speaker etc waitin for such a thing iz worth it or i shud buy iphone 3gs az soon az its available az i have told before i am very old nokia user so iam shiftin from nokia to another brand dat apple
What the hey?
Another iPhone on the way?
OF COURSE ANOTHER iPHONE IS ON THE WAY !!!!
Come on guys, Apple introduces a new iPhone every summer at the WDCC in California. Just like they did for the 3G and most recently 3GS.
It probably will be available in the US in June/July of 2010 but it will reach us August-November 2010 (just like the 3GS).
So if you can wait another year for the actual iPhone 4G to reach us, then by all means go ahead. Otherwise, grab yourself a 3GS enjoy it till the next iPhone comes out (or even stick with till iPhone 5G comes out in 2011 )
most likely middle of next year, no hurry :p
wonder if a 10G will ever be available
anyway, i dont care.
im sticking with 3GS..until, well, 5g comes wahahha :DDD
any news guys…
k i have decided dat i will be buyin iphone 3gs but shud 16 or 32 in keep mind monetary terms dat 32 gb is worth it or not and any news abut da iphone
Go for 32GB, more storage
BUT 1 OF MA FRND TOLD 32 GB IZ RUNNIN SLOW AZ COMPARED TO 16 GB HE IZ WEN U COMPARE U CAN FEEL IT OR ELSE U CANT HE TOLD ME
I have 32GB and it is working fine. Your friend should return it
I WILL GO 4 32 GB THANX 4 UR WONDERFUL ADVISE
hey guys any news on the new stock yet?
Mobily people themselves even don’t know about the new stock.. They are playing wid the customers.. on each visit, they are giving new dates, as prisoners are given new date for hearing. Getting frustrated by thier extremely non-professional behaviour… Apple should re-think about thier KSA partner, else people will always b cursing….
I suggest asking for a manager in the Mobily store and demand a written proof of when will the iPhone 3GS arrive
They are not dealing customers wid normality, how can they agree to give some thing in written
Tell them that the iPhone page
claims it’s available now and it is a lie.
And you will report Mobily to CITC.gov.sa
i’ve now fed up with this mobily, when i go to small mobily centers, they say to call 1100 for everything, why dont we all report complains to mobily,
I did e-mail theme… no replies until now… only confirmation that they have transfered it to the concerned party and it will be dealt with as soon as possible.
I received that above confirmation on Mon, November 16, 2009…
Guys some advice,have a iphone 3G from mobily,a speaker is not working! How will mobily service it.which branch i take it to in Jeddah.Its still under 1 yr warranty 🙂
This will be interesting, go to any of Mobily’s “main” offices and ask them. keep us updated please
Guys… no news regarding iphone 3Gs stock…
Hi, Khaled, I heard that the iPhone 3Gs new stock comes with LOCKED according to my friend who got to know from a Mobily Employee. Is this the fact?in that case what’s an alternative to get an unlocked iPhone to use with any SIM. regards,
No no no,
unless Apple changes this page: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1937
Mobily CANNOT lock their phone. They actually can’t… They don’t know how to offer tethering 🙂
Hi, Khaled, you are really excellent, thanks a lot for your time to writing down, I cant stop appreciating you for being so clear…. keep it up..
Any news regarding Iphone 3GS arrival??? What the hell Mobily is planning for…
It is back in “limited” stock http://www.saudimac.com/2009/12/07/mobily-iphone-3gs-is-back-in-stock/
Don’t bother calling, just visit their office. yes, they are that horrible at managing thing 🙁
Best of luck!
WTF is wrong with these people, Mr. Order Maker add a few zeros in your next order
Israel ordered a minimum of 80,000 iPhones
What an EPIC fail, isn’t it ?
Im planning to move from iphone 3G to 3GS. Please advise how can I erase all data from existing 3G and have it all the way in my 3GS using itunes.
Hope this helps
Thanks. I will purchase 3GS and then erase all contents of 3G and then I can restore backup of 3G from itunes to 3GS. Ok, so which mobily store in Riyadh has 3GS, nearly Sahara mall? that’s where I purchased my 3G.
I’m about to come to Riyadh in two weeks! Guys please help me! Tell me how much will I need to pay for iPhone 3GS in MacStore???
Will appreciate your help
from Mobily stores
How much will I need to pay additionally to that price for prepared package?
My question is…
will I need to pay only that price?
Or there will be needed additional charges???
Get the prepaid plan. it gives you a SIM card and 6 months of 250MB free each. Just keep the SIM card for activation.
What does “activation” mean? Will I be able to throw away Mobility’s sim card and use my one?
activating for the first time.
the iPhone is not locked. but you should keep the SIM card just in case
Just in case?
What case can this be? 🙂
What can happen if I loose Mobility SIM card?
Or if there is no Mobility network (in Ukraine)
What are potential problems?
no idea, honestly. But I think activation will only happen once when you buy the iPhone (you can ask Mobily employees to activate it for you)
i want an iphone 4g as soon as possible
can u contact me went it arrives and where is the best place 2 buy it
how muchis the iphone 3gs 16 gb now?????
how much is the iphone 3gs 16 gb now????
When will the iphone 4g be released here in Saudi Arabia?, how much will it be?, thanks….