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  • AT&T Will Begin Selling iPhone 4 on June 29
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKlLb_EWaSI[/ame]


    According to the above video, AT&T won't begin selling iPhone 4s at their retail stores until June 29. The spokeshipster "Daniel" says that AT&T's "top priority in our stores is to take care of our customers who ordered an iPhone 4 and requested it be delivered to an AT&T store."

    And presumably, this will take 5 days. Fun.

    Our insider passed a customer service bulletin to us on the inventory issue:

    AT&T is on-track to deliver iPhone 4 to customers who preordered the device on June 15, 2010 in direct channels and will have limited inventory in participating local dealer locations. We look forward to offering iPhone 4 to all other customers beginning Tuesday, June 29, 2010, when it goes on sale in all AT&T sales channels. Review the "iPhone 4 Launch Day Customer Experience" document under related links.

    Dealer Exchange Process: iPhone 4 will begin arriving this week in participating local dealer locations with limited inventory. This is a result of limited availability of devices during this time of extraordinary demand. Dealers should continue to support the dealer exchange Process, notifying customers as soon as devices are available.
    Retail purchase: Participating local dealer locations will have iPhone 4 inventory available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last on June 29 in retail locations. If out of stock, please let customers know inventory will be shipped to the store regularly and they should check back often. Please continue to ensure you are supporting those existing customers with the dealer exchange process as necessary.
    And a member with a friend who is an AT&T sales rep got this text message, which sums up the view from folks on the inside:

    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Will Begin Selling iPhone 4 on June 29 started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 115 Comments
    1. pm_kennedy's Avatar
      pm_kennedy -
      I'm not a line person...HATE 'EM!!! Or crowds. I can wait a couple more weeks to stroll into Apple and grab myself a 32gb iPhone 4
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      SO MANY OF YOU PEOPLE ARE EFING STUPID! STOP CRYING ABOUT AT&T NOT SELLING ON THE 24TH AND GET IN A LINE AT APPLE, OR WALLMART, OR ANY OTHER RETAILER THAT WILL BE SELLING THEM ON THE 24TH AND STFU ALREADY. God some of you are so damn dumb. So what if at&t put a 4 day hold on selling the iPhone. I haven't heard Apple or anyone else join suit, so stop the ******** over something so insignificant and adapt and over-come. Morons.
    1. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      You ALWAYS buy straight from the source. In this case, Apple.
      Apple's site was down for 90 minutes when I was trying to order from 5-630am EST. So I ordered from AT&T. I'd much rather get my phone on the 24th (which is what is happening) than wait for "the source" to come back up and maybe get it. I don't care where I get it, as long as I get it. But that's just me :shrugs:
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Reading comprehension is apparently REALLY difficult to most of the people replying to this thread.
    1. zausser's Avatar
      zausser -
      Wow. I really wasn't going to say anything but. Here's my take. I'm not to sure apple could of made anymore iPhone 4s even if they could in time for the 24th. They could of sat on the release untill late August or September so they would have enough time to produce enough for the whole world at once. but they would of pissed off us the user and then we would of bashed them for sitting on the phone we all wanted so badly! Really we are all on the same boat. I'm sure apple and AT&T don't wake up each day planning to screw us over. There's never been a demand for a product like this. Just look at how large MMI is. Look at all of us! Some people need to cool down. This release is a logistical nightmare for apple AT&T and other resellers not to mention server overload issues. No planning would of made this run smother! Only time. Time we as a consumer would not give without something negative to say. We all need to grow up!
    1. philo's Avatar
      philo -
      Ha too bad nobody can afford those either. That's why we are getting universal healthcare in the US.

      /end sarcasm

      Quote Originally Posted by Turnamental View Post
      LOL! This guy needs a Valium...
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by lovemyifone View Post
      This doesn't surprise me from AT&T, next thing you know they will will have fbi search your house to see if you qualify to buy an iphone . If you walk in to sprint you can just pick up an HTC EVO no big deal AT&T makes the biggest deal for anything all they are doing is making 10% of their customer switch over to other company next thing you know AT&T will tell you you can't buy an iphone because you are ugly fu*****k if apple decides to go with multicarrier all the ******** with AT&T will be over right away
      That's because there isn't a huge gray market for the EVO. ATT has a TON to lose if they don;t give you a credit check, you sign for a phone, sell it, and just cease to pay your monthly bill. People WILL do that.

      I swear... some people just don't care to educate themselves about a topic before they rant like idiots.

      Quote Originally Posted by zausser View Post
      There's never been a demand for a product like this.

      There is such a demand for new video game consoles every launch. Hell, the production of the Wii couldn't really keep up with the demand nearly two years after the release! Now, if you are referring to only Apple products, I can agree with you there

      Bottom Lone, Apple should have restricted all initially sales to the USA. Yes, people will flame me for saying that, but the USA makes up the vast majority of all their sales, so it would have been a better business move IMO. Most other countries already have to deal with delays anyway.
    1. kingcha's Avatar
      kingcha -
      can someone confirm if they are going to carry them at walmart and other retailers?
    1. zauriel's Avatar
      zauriel -
      Having pre-ordered in person at my local AT&T store after being unable to pre-order online (with either AT&T or Apple) all morning on the 15th, I for one am glad that AT&T is postponing in-store sales of the iPhone 4 on launch day.

      I was concerned that I would have to compete with the super-long line that would form made up of people who weren't able to (or just chose not to) pre-order, and who knows if I'd ever end up being able to pick up my phone on Thursday. I don't think AT&T would have had a separate line like Apple is.

      I even expressed this concern to the AT&T rep while pre-ordering, and he indicated that they hardly ever have that many phones on launch day anyway, so they'd end up turning away a lot of people if there was a line. Made me feel a little better, but this makes me feel quite a bit more relaxed and confident that I'll be able to get in and out of the store with my phone in a reasonable amount of time.
    1. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      Plan B...apple store=even longer lines=hopefully more iPhones=this sucks!!
    1. alectra82's Avatar
      alectra82 -
      They should have used a woman for that. The dude just pissed me off.
    1. 12jmartinez's Avatar
      12jmartinez -
      fits gonna hit the shan when my brother hears this!
      my preorder got cancelled so i was planning on waiting in line
      but now thats screwed
    1. shawn7's Avatar
      shawn7 -
      Good thing mine will be here tomorrow! Tracking said that ***** came from Jun 20, 2010 11:00 PM Picked up SHENZHEN CN Package received after FedEx cutoff
    1. rdt1999's Avatar
      rdt1999 -
      Has anyone heard if WalMart or Radio Shack will still stock the iPhone 4 on Thursday? Or does this only pretain to AT&T stores?
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      Bottom Lone, Apple should have restricted all initially sales to the USA. Yes, people will flame me for saying that, but the USA makes up the vast majority of all their sales, so it would have been a better business move IMO. Most other countries already have to deal with delays anyway.
      Combine that with opening up pre orders to more than the week before release and there'd be a much more manageable launch day. You could even offer first pre orders to 3GS owners and such rather than just opening it up for every single person at once. That would mean rewarding loyalty though... and we'd first have to explain to the two companies what that word means.
    1. shawn7's Avatar
      shawn7 -
      Wal*Mart will have them the 24th.


      Don't line up at AT&T stores for an iPhone 4 this Thursday - RCR Wireless News
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 12jmartinez View Post
      fits gonna hit the shan when my brother hears this!
      my preorder got cancelled so i was planning on waiting in line
      but now thats screwed
      Well just tell the little yellow bus bus-driver to take you somewhere that WILL be selling them. This is just at&t that is postponing the sale til the 29th. Problem solved genius.

      I don't know why anyone bothers informing people on here, because a) no one reads through the thread, and b) they're mostly retarded and can't solve simple problems even with help. *sigh*

      THIS IS AT&T ONLY THAT'S POSTPONING SALES TO NON-PRE-ORDER CUSTOMERS TIL THE 29th, so, if you waterheads would READ this thread you'd already know that you can still go to an Apple store or another retailer and get in line, UNLESS they magically decide to follow at&t's lead and make statements that otherwise would tell you all that you CAN'T go to another store on the 24th. ughhhh
    1. prozac4312's Avatar
      prozac4312 -
      I called a couple local Wally Worlds and the only semi solid answer I've gotten is "only managers know when we're getting them".

      So since AT&T gave us the big F U, is there any where that everyone that didn't preorder could get ahold of one?
    1. D to the M's Avatar
      D to the M -
      Also, i spoke with the ATT rep she said they just got that email, im still going in tomorrow to ask in person and then ill head to the apple store probably around 10pm tomorrow just to make sure.
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      ****ing crap stick, really really big fail...



      Quote Originally Posted by SIRIUSISSUES View Post
      This sucks. By the way, it seems like Apple stopped signing 3.1.3 firmware for 3GS phones as of last night. I tried on several phones and computers to upgrade/restore with 3194 and 3014 errors. Anyone have this problem also?
      nope, mine are still signing on 9.1.1, 9.2 throws those errors tho.

      Just did one about 5min ago.