How to get Around Apple Store Crash to Pre-Order iPhone 4

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How to get Around Apple Store Crash to Pre-Order iPhone 4

Today is a busy day for Apple. So busy in fact, the Apple Store has crashed, thus preventing TMC from pre-ordering some new iPhone 4 phones. In addition to high-demand to pre-order iPhone 4s, Apple also refreshed its Mac mini line and it launched a free Apple Store app. According to Apple:

"The new Apple Store app makes it easy for US customers with an iPhone or iPod touch to find an Apple retail store near them and make reservations for amazing retail services including free tech support and advice at the Genius Bar, hands-on workshops, Personal Shopping appointments and personal training sessions through Apple's popular One to One program."

This is deja-vu all over again, since Apple had an outage in 2008 during the 3GS launch. You'd think they'd learn.

Here's the error I get when attempting to upgrade my iPhone 3GS to an iPhone 4:

So how to get around this? Simple.
If you have an iPhone already, just dial 611. You'll connect to AT&T and be able to pre-order a new iPhone. Yes, this is old school, I know. But hey, if you want your newfandangled iPhone before they sell out this is the way to do it.

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