10/7/11 7:25am: Hope springs eternal! After arguing with my bank and getting them to agree that my credit card was not expired, I was able to pre-order the iPhone 4S 32GB directly from Sprint's website. The estimated arrival date of my new iPhone 4S is Friday, October 14, or Saturday, October 15.
10/7/11 5:40am: It's time to throw in the towel! The connection to Sprint's systems aren't working and I keep getting pushed into the $109/month service plan. I'm going to have to wait for Apple and Sprint to iron out the kinks before I can order my iPhone 4S. I've stayed up all night and all I have to show for it are bags under my eyes. Grrrrr!
10/7/11 5:20am: The Apple Store/Sprint link appears to be working again, but I still can't get a clear step of options for my cellular service plans. So far, my efforts to switch to an iPhone have been fruitless.
10/7/11 5:00am: Sam was able to reserve an iPhone 4S on AT&T. I'm crashing when the Apple site goes out to check my account status on Sprint with a really annoying "WS.workflowSessionValidationFailed.webUIBody" error message.
10/7/11 4:48am: Just checked in with my fellow iPhone enthusiast, Sam, who is now getting the same error message as me. At almost 5:00am, it's time to throw in the towel on getting an iPhone for Friday, October 14.
10/7/11 4:42am: The Apple Store is now throwing up a message that they can no longer process any iPhone orders and that you should try back again later. Double ugh!
10/7/11 4:12am: I've lost track of how many times the ordering process has crashed on me. Ugh!
10/7/11 4:12am: Continuing to have trouble with the Apple Store site. Poor performance, ordering processes crashes, and unable to select the $79.99 Simply Everything plan.
10/7/11: 3:45am: The Apple Store is taking forever to update and I'm stuck at the "Processing information" page.
10/7/11: 3:45am: The Apple Store site is getting hammered! It is so slow to load data from Sprint.
10/7/11: 3:43am: The Store is online and I'm attempting to purchase my Sprint iPhone4S.
I'm not so patiently awaiting the Apple.com Store to go back online for I can order my Apple iPhone 4S for Sprint. I'll be purchasing the 32GB black edition...eventually.
10/7/11: 3:29am: Pre-orders for the iPhone 4S were suppose to start at 12:01am PDT/3:01am EDT and the store is still down.