When two or more partners ask the same question, then it is time for me to post to this blog.
The modem shortage is causing some new issues; we currently have over 900 on order, and it will take at least 3-4 weeks to catch up, by which time we expect to have another 900 on order. As a result of this delay, partners have asked if they should use the home delivery process when they run out of modems.
Our short answer is no! We prefer that you create a waiting list – one partner this week advised us that they have a waiting list of 27! The modems we use for home deliveries come from the same supply pool as that used for partners and our priority for the online pool is for customers who cannot get to a local partner to collect a modem and for replacing faulty modems.
Our guideline for home delivery orders is that partners should only use this for customers who for some reason can not go to a local Jump partner. We much prefer that they come to a local delivery partner where you can give them help to set up their accounts and make sure they know about the Jump app.
However, we do encourage you to lodge an online application for people who do not have coverage or are in areas where there is no Jump capacity. We do double-check that there is in fact no service at this address, but mainly we use this to keep Skinny updated on unsatisfied demand.
So when it is just a case of modem shortages, we encourage you to keep a waiting list, and get back in touch with your customers when further stocks of modems arrive.