[Update] Telstra and Clove ran out of Nokia Lumia 920s in only a few hours

We’ve always said there was a lot of excitement surrounding Nokia’s Lumia 920. Our own community voted saying this will be their next phone so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that both Telstra in Australia and Clove in the UK have sold out their Lumias.

Telstra opened up pre-orders today with plans starting at $65 a month and almost instantly ran out of stock. They sold out every color of the 920 in just a few hours. Of course bundling the JBL Playup speaker with the phone was a great incentive and definitely swayed some customers. There’s no word on when the stock will be replenished.

On the other side of the world Clove have had their own success with the Lumia 920. It would seem most people aren’t impressed with EE’s prices and have opted for an unlocked device. Clove starts shipping orders today but they seem to have already sold-out the White Lumia 920. Other colors seem to still be available for now.

Now how important is this? Well it depends very much on the original stock that companies had. What’s clear though is that there really is enthusiasm for Nokia’s new flagship phone as well as Microsoft’s latest mobile OS. And with widespread adoption the platform, the apps and the services will only get better so here’s hoping this keeps up.

Update: Walmart seems to be in same boat with almost all Windows Phones having the tag "Ships when available ", a tag that wasn't present before. Upon clicking on it you get this message " Due to overwhelming demand, the nationwide supply of the Nokia Lumia 920 is limited. All orders approved by AT&T will be reserved and shipped when available". Right now the only Windows Phone still available seems to be the Lumia 820. Why don't we then see these phones in the top sellers list? Probably because Walmart doesn't register them until they ship and payment is made. Though that's just a guess on out part. Thanks to our readers for the tip

Did you get your Lumia 920 or were they already sold out?

Source: Telstra, Clove Via: WPCentral | Image via Nokia

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Telstra have white and yellow still left for pre-order. Be aware; the web site says pre-order before 29th November for the JBL speaker offer, but the pre-order page says before 20th November.

I'm glad I registered with their web site to express my interest, I didn't receive a single thing from them about the imminent pre-order offer, thanks Telstra, great customer service as always.

So Telstra sold all 5 units Good on them

Still waiting to get the option to even order them as a Telstra Business partner :@

EE's prices arnt that expensive
Without a contract you pay £520 with clove + your own phone plan
With EE you pay £51 x 12 = £612 for the phone which already includes a 4G phone plan

Deviate_X said,
EE's prices arnt that expensive
Without a contract you pay £520 with clove + your own phone plan
With EE you pay £51 x 12 = £612 for the phone which already includes a 4G phone plan

Along with a £199.99 handset charge and only 1gb of data.

Kane said,

Along with a £199.99 handset charge and only 1gb of data.

Whats the cheapest sim only plan with decent data (1GB+) in the UK, about £15 a month at the least I'd say but that wont be unlimited calls or texts. So lets say £25 based on average use, multiply x 12 = 300.

So Sim free its £520 + £300 = £820 over 12 months
The same on EE (4G unlimited calls and texts) works out at £811 over 12 months

Even knocking the monthly bill down to £20 (which I cant imagine getting any lower than this) would only be -£60. The obvious benefit is lower up front costs and faster network with unlimited calls and texts.

EDIT: just found these, you can get Sim only for quite a bit cheaper than I thought..... http://www.simonlycontracts.co...imited-internet-data-deals/

duddit2 said,

Whats the cheapest sim only plan with decent data (1GB+) in the UK, about £15 a month at the least I'd say but that wont be unlimited calls or texts. So lets say £25 based on average use, multiply x 12 = 300.

So Sim free its £520 + £300 = £820 over 12 months
The same on EE (4G unlimited calls and texts) works out at £811 over 12 months.

I don't think many people really need unlimited calls. I currently have 500 minutes a month on my phone which i barely use 100 of. I'm planning to pick up a £12.90 per month (1month contract sim) on ThreeUK which gives me 200 minutes, 5000 texts and unlimited internet. Little bit cheaper than the £15 or even £25 a month you stated.

I also don't get tied into a contract for 12 months and can pick the network which provides the best signal to my area. 4G is also not very widespread in UK right now and won't be anytime soon from what I can see on the news regarding the spectrum sale. Even if you bought a 4G phone on a 4G network in my area, you're paying a premium for a network which isn't here yet.

You'd think the retailers would have learned something with the 900 and Surface launches - that keeping one or five units for sale isn't going to meet the demand and that they ended up losing sales for it.

Relativity_17 said,
You'd think the retailers would have learned something with the 900 and Surface launches - that keeping one or five units for sale isn't going to meet the demand and that they ended up losing sales for it.

There is something odd going. ATT stores only have a few on hand and they only have the black and white, you have to order other colors online. Keep in that this is the "premier/exclusive" 920 carrier, why should they ever run out of stock?

also, from what I am seeing the in store staff are more ready to sell you and IPhone 5. Also, why can't I find any release information on the Matte Grey 920?

Luckily there is a Microsoft store in Time Square and they said that they will start selling Windows Phone 8 later this week.

When the Nokia Lumia 900 was released some stores in Amsterdam literally only received one in stock. Selling out isn't much of an achievement in that case. All these "selling out" stories bare no significance if we don't have the numbers to put it in perspective with.

.Neo said,
When the Nokia Lumia 900 was released some stores in Amsterdam literally only received one in stock. Selling out isn't much of an achievement in that case. All these "selling out" stories bare no significance if we don't have the numbers to put it in perspective with.

I couldnt agree more and have a feeling this will be the case. Ive been going round all my local Phones4U shops asking when the 8S will be in store. They all say they have no idea when it will be released and when it is they have no idea when the stock will come in or how many they will get. Its this kind of thing that will hurt MS in the long run, the lack of communication between, manufacture, supplier and retailer.

.Neo said,
When the Nokia Lumia 900 was released some stores in Amsterdam literally only received one in stock. Selling out isn't much of an achievement in that case. All these "selling out" stories bare no significance if we don't have the numbers to put it in perspective with.

couldnt agree more.

Clove only had the white 920 in stock as well, nothing yet on the other colors but they're expensive from Clove. I'll just wait but if it starts to take too long I might just get an 8x.