June

Carrier: New phones available in July! Will have sim cards for BYOP!

Me: Awesome! I can finally replace my ancient Moto X and I only have to wait a few weeks!

July

Carrier: New phones available July 28!

Me: Well I guess that’s technically still July...

Later in July

Me: Oh look, Amazon has the phone I want for $150 off retail, I’ll take it! Only two more weeks until I can use it.

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July 28

Carrier: New phones are here! Order now!

Me: Where are sim cards?

Carrier: Oh, those won’t be available until August 11.

Me:

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Carrier:

TL;DR: Was told I could get a new phone in July, can’t use new phone until mid August.