Telstra’s Nokia Lumia 920 Pre-Orders Are Delayed Because JBL

Did you pre-order a Nokia Lumia 920 from Telstra? Bet you’re excited for it to ship today, right? Wrong. You’ll be waiting until the end of the week for it, simply because JBL can’t get its act together.

That’s right, the free bonus speaker you were going to get as a thank-you for pre-ordering a Lumia 920 from Telstra is exactly what’s holding up the handsets from shipping to eager little gadget birds crying out for sweet new tech from the postie.

Telstra sent an email around to those who have pre-ordered today apologising for the delay, saying that deliveries will now start from 30 November. Telstra is offering 3 months worth of free Xbox Music to compensate for the screw up.

Here’s the full text of the email (thanks to Alex for sending this in):


Thanks for pre-ordering your Nokia Lumia 920 online from Telstra.

Unfortunately there has been a delay in delivery of the new JBL PlayUp speaker which comes free with your handset and as a result all orders will now be delivered from November 30th. We sincerely apologise for this delay.

As a show of appreciation for your patience we will be offering you a free 3-month Xbox Music subscription – so look out for it in your inbox over the coming days. If you no longer wish to proceed with your order, call 1300 131 113 before 12.00pm (EDT) November 28th.

Once again, our apologies for any frustration this delay may have caused.

See you online soon,

Gerd Schenkel
Executive Director, Telstra Digital Sales and Service

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