If you’re ordering an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus online for the coming holiday season, you really shouldn’t order it through your wireless carrier, especially if that carrier is T-Mobile. Business Insider’s Steve Kovach learned this lesson the hard way when he ordered an iPhone 6 Plus through the “Un-carrier” and got a notice over the weekend informing him that the device might not ship until December 28th, or around two months after he placed his order.

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“At this point, I’m probably better off canceling my order with T-Mobile and going straight to the Apple Store instead,” Kovach writes. “To T-Mobile’s credit, Apple simply can’t make enough iPhones, so carrier partners can’t get enough units to meet demand.”

Of course, there’s really no reason to even think of ordering a new iPhone from your carrier at this point, as Kovach acknowledges that Apple Stores get new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models every single day. It’s also the case that T-Mobile is one of Apple’s smaller carrier partners and thus probably has a more limited supply of new iPhones than rival carriers AT&T and Verizon do.

Basically, then, ordering your iPhone through your carrier at this stage in the game seems like a pretty bad idea and holiday iPhone shoppers would be wise not to follow Kovach’s example.

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