Google Pixel 6 Pre-Orders Crashing; Fans Share Horror Stories

Google Pixel 6 Pre-Orders Crashing; Fans Share Horror Stories
The highly anticipated Google Pixel 6 finally launched, but fans of the new phone immediately encountered severe problems purchasing the device. Photo : Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The highly anticipated Google Pixel 6 finally launched, but fans of the new phone immediately encountered severe problems purchasing the device.

Fans ordering the in-demand phone reported site issues with Google Store, which went down for more than 20 minutes. After the Google Pixel 6 pre-order crash got resolved, fans discovered all the smartphone supplies went out of stock!

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Launch

Made by Google recently posted a video introduction of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the company's newest flagship smartphones. Pixel 6 has been teased a custom-made Google Tensor-brand chip, which boasts premium-level performance.

Other notable features mentioned about the smartphone are:

  • All-day adaptive battery
  • Personal safety app
  • Titan M2TM security chip
  • Pro-level telephoto lens
  • 120 HZ smooth display
  • Free five years of security update

Being a smartphone unique to the Apple versus Android fiasco, many fans wanted to try this amazing new device.

Immediately after the launch, Google opened pre-orders for Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro on its online website. Unfortunately, events took a turn for the worse.

Google Pixel 6 Pre-Order Issues

Interested fans went to Google Store to put their pre-orders. However, about an hour after the launch, they encountered a myriad of problems.

According to 9to5google, the issues started at 1:45 PM ET. Fans said Google was unable to finalize pre-orders. Others complained about checkouts failing and receiving the error code R013. Some had 500 server error messages, while others saw "an unexpected error has occurred. Please try again later. [OR_PCVH_01] OR_PCVH_01."

The issue was widespread in the U.S. and the U.K.. Eventually, the site came down for over 20 minutes. At the time of writing, Google seemed to have resolved the issue, and the website was seen working. However, the fix might take a while for other regions.

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Fans Share Horror Stories

Here are some of the frustrated fans who experienced the issues mentioned above.

Twitter user @Ohthatflo immediately asked Twitter if the fanbase was experiencing similar problems.

One user replied the Google Store was impossible to get through.

Another said they have been trying for hours without success. Even worse, they received an out of stock notice!

 Here is another very frustrated who was active the moment Google made its launch.

Instead of happy news, the Google Pixel 6 pre-order ended up as a horror story.

However, some fans who never stopped trying managed to get through!

As previously mentioned, the Google Store might be working for some lucky users. Interested buyers for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are recommended not to give up on pre-ordering in the website or try purchasing from other carriers.

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