When are more modems arriving?

This continues to be the ‘most asked’ question by Jump delivery partners. We publish everything we know on your Jump registers, so we would like to encourage you to check this out before asking.

We have also recently updated the presentation of information in your GDocs to make things a bit clearer, but of course you do need to know where to look. So many numbers and colours! I understand how this can be confusing.

The numbers you need to take note of:

Cell G2: this is your trigger level for the supply of further modems. This changes dynamically, depending on the number of modems you are issuing; it currently mirrors the number of modems you have issued during the last six weeks, although we have a pre-set minimum level of 2 modems for partners with low turnovers.

Cell H2: This is a ‘virtual’ stock count. It takes into account the number of modems you are physically holding plus the ones we have on order for you minus the number on your waiting list. This is why waiting lists are so important as they help us take into account the latent demand when re-ordering for you. Make sure you use the following date format when adding people to your waitlist, which can be anywhere below the fields with IMEI numbers: 6-Sep-2022 (and make sure is is ‘Sep’ for September, not ‘Sept’).

Cell W2: This is the actual physical stock that we think you have. If this doesn’t align with reality, please let us know so that we can fix things. The most common cause of our numbers getting out of sync with your reality is when modems are issued without a Profile Form being completed.

Cell X2: This is the number of modems currently on order for you. We place an order for you as soon as you reach your trigger point. You can scroll down column X in your Jump register and find out the date that we placed the order. This when the 6-week countdown starts until they physically arrive at arrive your premises. While they are only being couriered from Auckland, the delay is being caused up the supply chain, all the way back to the manufacturer in China.

Columns Y and Z: Scroll down to see the yellow highlighted fields. These record the NZ Post courier tracker number and the the date of your shipment. Modems generally arrive within 1 or 2 days of this date.

The other thing we often get asked about are the mysterious truncated IMEI numbers, e. 860501, 860502, etc. These are temporary numbers to indicate that modems are on order; they get replaced with the full 15-digit IMEI numbers when we receive the shipping report from the Auckland supplier. We usually experience a couple of days delay after shipping before we get the reports, which generally means the modems arrive with you before we update the GDocs.

Author: Laurence Zwimpfer

I am committed to supporting the development of New Zealand as a digitally included nation, where everyone has equitable opportunities to benefit from the digital world.

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