Vodafone: HTC Desire still out of stock, online and offline

In a message posted this lunch time on its UK support forum, Vodafone confirmed that it’s STILL all out of stock of the HTC Desire – both for customers ordering through its web site and for the more outgoing chancers who fancy trying to blag upgrades over the phone.

Here’s today’s update on the situation, which was posted at 1.19pm:

Just to give you an update; as this phone is currently out-of-stock online we’d like to provide you with reassurance of when it’ll be available next.

Just to give you an update; as this phone is currently out-of-stock over the phone we’d like to provide you with reassurance of when it’ll be available next.

And here’s the cheeky little monster that’s causing all the fuss:

htc desire vodafone stock update

The breakdown of the stock news into “phone” and “online” levels is due to the odd way Vodafone does things. The company treats its online and telephone departments as separate divisions, supplying both with their own individual stocks. Which is why getting a straight answer to a stock question resembles trying to get blood out of a stone.

We should all, once again, praise the lord that we’re not doing a shift in a Vodafone call centre this weekend. Imagine the RAGE of those being told they have to wait three more days for their new telephone.

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  1. Jonathan Mallett

     /  April 16, 2010

    I shouldn’t imagine that the no fly zone over to UK has helped much :S

  2. It’s May 5th and I ordered this phone 5 weeks ago now. Vodafone are completely useless at handling this, no info or help. At least they’re not making any more promises they can’t keep – they stopped that after three weeks… And I pay them how much for this pleasure?

  3. Gary C

     /  May 5, 2010

    FIVE weeks? That’s insane. Get on their forum and kick up a fuss, its forum monitors seem to be pretty good at making things happen.

  4. Malachi

     /  May 6, 2010

    I’m in the same boat as Jasper. They finally rang on Tuesday saying it would be delivered for today… lo and behold, I receive a text from Vodafone saying it has been delayed again. I really wasn’t surprised.

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