Today was supposed to be a joyous day for Telstra customers, a day that they could pre-order the Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows phone. Sadly, however, Telstra has run into a software issue on their Lumia 1020s that is bad enough to postpone the release indefinitely, forcing Telstra to cancel all pre-orders for the Nokia flagship phone. Thankfully, the news isn't all bad. As a result of the cancelations, Telstra has generously shipped out free Nokia Lumia 520 smartphones to those who pre-ordered the Lumia 1020.
It was initially thought that the software bug was widespread and would affect Australian carriers across the board. That theory has been put to rest, though, as Optus has the Lumia 1020 still available. So unfortunately for Telstra, they are the odd man out.
You may be thinking to yourself, "What?! The Lumia 520 is no match for its big brother," and you would be correct. After all, you can find it for dirt cheap all over the place. But think of it this way: when have you seen a carrier take such steps to compensate its customers?
And for that we say, "Cheers, Telstra."