It was right up to the wire with me, I had some money but with Christmas fast approaching knew I`d need it for bills. I did however have some money coming but it was a just over a week away. 3 times the SF II went out of stock in that short time. I could have got one from my catalogue (only £10 more-commission) which initially showed not yet in stock then changed to in stock. But I really wanted the 2gig memory card and the free gifts I`d get from Orange, knowing full well I`d unlock it anyway. The catalogue offered none of those because I emailed and asked them.
OK so not so many days before Christmas I decided to ring the shops, I`d already been in a week before and T Mobile hadn`t even heard of the Vivacity, Orange had only had one single SF II pass through its shop. No reply when I rang Orange, T Mobile surprisingly told me they had 2 Vivacities in! The bus came before I could go the Cashpoint to check the funds so I excitedly went to town. Checked again at Orange and no can do, initially they thought they had some in but they were the SF1. So off I trotted to the bank and the funds hadn`t been paid in!!!
Next morning I was at my local Cashpoint at 8am on the dot, funds in. Hobbled home as fast as my walking stick would allow (spine op that went wrong). Ordered the SF II online to be delivered to my local Orange shop on Friday the 23rd. The rest is history except that I got a pair of headphones I wanted anyway, Mum will have the Piggybank, I kept the wipe and the double up earphone adaptor. I got £20 of apps too so my patience, worn very thin, paid off in the end. Friday night, the phone was unlocked. I wouldn`t have minded the Vivacity, I quite like the iPhone anyway but I am more than pleased I got the SF II. My target was always to get one or the other by Christmas.
Edited by Reider59, 31 December 2011 - 09:45 PM.