For those of you interested in ordering form Venicom/UShopWireless here's the breakdown.
Went online and ordered the Beautiful 8700 today at 9:21 est. $199.99 upfront -$100 rebate + $29.99 "next day shipping".
I called them around 2:00 pm because I did not receive any type of confirmation. The rep said that they received my application but they would not process it until the afternoon, at which time I would receive an e-mail.
No word, so at 5:00 pm est I called and left a voicemail whining about customer service and $30 next day phantom shipping.
2 1/2 hours later, 7:30 pm est i was crying in my won-ton at my local favorite chinese restaraunt, I felt a buzz on my trusty 7290 it was Venicom.
After a bunch of crap I scrolled over that I thought was excuses on why my darling 8700 would be late...there it was...
My new cell number
My new pin number
My new IMEI number
Along with a link to Fed Ex for my tracking number. This was the biggest test for Venicom of all. I knew that it wasn't going to land until Monday. I wasn't sure how i was going to stand it all weekend, but I would survive.
Low and behold i am to expect a package by 3:00 pm est Friday April 14th!!!!
I apoligize to Venicom/UShopWireless they are on Mountain Standard Time.
I will add to this post tomorrow to brag and let everyone know that my little bundle of joy arrived safely.