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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:

    Originally Posted by :
    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. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      How does this suck??

      Anyways.. will the White iPhone 4 be available on the 29th?
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      Quote Originally Posted by brianlg View Post
      How does this suck??

      Anyways.. will the White iPhone 4 be available on the 29th?
      Does 1+1=500? (Not a Trick Question)
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      I'm so beyond pissed right now...we only have att!!! I live in green bay Wisconsin and there is no walmart here that sells iPhones, they sold 3G but nobody bought them from walmart so they no longer sell them and our radio shacks never did! Ugh, I'm soooo pissed! Not to mention out closest apple store is like 2 hours away!
    1. 3gs1289's Avatar
      3gs1289 -
      Some of you guys are hilarious!!!

      First off it's a damn phone! a Phone! let me repeat a freakin phone! No need to kill yourself because you have to wait 5 days to get one. Quit acting like a 3 year old brat crying because his parents wont buy him his toy he wants.

      2nd how is it at&t's fault for apple's horrible planning, production, and distribution of iphones??? You do know apple is the manufacturer and in charge of planning, production and distribution to vendors right??
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by 3gs1289 View Post
      Some of you guys are hilarious!!!

      First off it's a damn phone! a Phone! let me repeat a freakin phone! No need to kill yourself because you have to wait 5 days to get one. Quit acting like a 3 year old brat crying because his parents wont buy him his toy he wants.

      2nd how is it at&t's fault for apple's horrible planning, production, and distribution of iphones??? You do know apple is the manufacturer and in charge of planning, production and distribution to vendors right??
      When they've said up until today that there would be phones available for walk-in sale up until today they deserve some of the blame. This announcement could've been made days ago. Adding insult to injury just doesn't mesh well, especially when it's involving a Carrier that is renowned for its terrible customer service.
    1. 3gs1289's Avatar
      3gs1289 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Luppin View Post


      Is anyone else getting something like this? I'll be more than furious if come launch day I wake up with no iPhone at my doorstep. I mean really, last update June 17th? ~_~
      somehow I think you will get over it! Just don't kill yourself over a phone or else you really wont get over it.
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      When they've said up until today that there would be phones available for walk-in sale up until today they deserve some of the blame. This announcement could've been made days ago. Adding insult to injury just doesn't mesh well, especially when it's involving a Carrier that is renowned for its terrible customer service.

      ^^^EXACTLY!!!^^^
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by Luppin View Post


      Is anyone else getting something like this? I'll be more than furious if come launch day I wake up with no iPhone at my doorstep. I mean really, last update June 17th? ~_~
      yes, so i checked the status for my order on the normal at&t site, and now i have little hope of seeing an iphone any time soon.





    1. 3gs1289's Avatar
      3gs1289 -
      Quote Originally Posted by paganizonda83 View Post
      When they've said up until today that there would be phones available for walk-in sale up until today they deserve some of the blame. This announcement could've been made days ago. Adding insult to injury just doesn't mesh well, especially when it's involving a Carrier that is renowned for its terrible customer service.
      no all this goes back to apple. They go off by what apple supplies them. I'm sure ATT stores didn't even know how many they were getting until probably today. and you act like they are telling people on thursday who are already waiting in line. It's actually tuesday and it's 3 days before launch, don't act like they did it 5 minutes before doors opened on thursday. This is apple's poor planning not att's. Apple left all their retailers in the dark. Call any retailer and ask them how many iphones they'll have on launch day and see what you get. Actually I was at best buy today and they told me no phones will be available on launch day only pre orders due to limited supply.

      Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
      When they've said up until today that there would be phones available for walk-in sale up until today they deserve some of the blame. This announcement could've been made days ago. Adding insult to injury just doesn't mesh well, especially when it's involving a Carrier that is renowned for its terrible customer service.

      ^^^EXACTLY!!!^^^
      I know it's hard for some fanboys to admit that apple can do wrong but guess what...this is 100% apple's problem not anyone's else. Quit trying to make att your scapegoat. Their only playing the hand they have been dealt by apple.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by 3gs1289 View Post
      no all this goes back to apple. They go off by what apple supplies them. I'm sure ATT stores didn't even know how many they were getting until probably today. and you act like they are telling people on thursday who are already waiting in line. It's actually tuesday and it's 3 days before launch, don't act like they did it 5 minutes before doors opened on thursday. This is apple's poor planning not att's. Apple left all their retailers in the dark. Call any retailer and ask them how many iphones they'll have on launch day and see what you get. Actually I was at best buy today and they told me no phones will be available on launch day only pre orders due to limited supply.



      I know it's hard for some fanboys to admit that apple can do wrong but guess what...this is 100% apple's problem not anyone's else. Quit trying to make att your scapegoat. Their only playing the hand they have been dealt by apple.
      Apple is certainly the main culprit in all of this. They are the ones that are responsible for the shortage, yes. That being said, AT&T has handled this situation terribly. The relationships that RS, BB, and WM each have with Apple are not near the same league as the relationship AT&T has with them. I find it very hard to believe that AT&T could not have pressed Apple for this information and released it earlier than today.


      Also, Tuesday is TWO days before Thursday, not three.
    1. 3gs1289's Avatar
      3gs1289 -
      Quote Originally Posted by paganizonda83 View Post
      Apple is certainly the main culprit in all of this. They are the ones that are responsible for the shortage, yes. That being said, AT&T has handled this situation terribly. The relationships that RS, BB, and WM each have with Apple are not near the same league as the relationship AT&T has with them. I find it very hard to believe that AT&T could not have pressed Apple for this information and released it earlier than today.


      Also, Tuesday is TWO days before Thursday, not three.
      It's still not att's fault for apple's problems. aaaaaand att can not do anything about what apple supplies them. I'm sure apple didn't even have a count of how to distribute the shortage. Att's actions are 100% the result of apple. Att can only work with the info they are given. Quit making them out to be part of the problem because they are not.

      att released this info in the morning so you had today (1 day) wednesday (2days) Thursday (3 days)
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by 3gs1289 View Post
      It's still not att's fault for apple's problems. aaaaaand att can not do anything about what apple supplies them. I'm sure apple didn't even have a count of how to distribute the shortage. Att's actions are 100% the result of apple. Att can only work with the info they are given. Quit making them out to be part of the problem because they are not.

      att released this info in the morning so you had today (1 day) wednesday (2days) Thursday (3 days)
      so you're saying confusion/errors like this are not att's problem? then who's problem is it? is it apple's problem that the att site doesn't work? should i call up apple, and ask them why my order with att is both in progress and cancelled, and listed a day after i ordered it?

    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      3gs1289

      Why are you so in love with att that you are defending them to the death? Lol Jesus...and idgaf who's fault it is...regardless if it's att, apple, your moms, or the lord and savior himselves fault, it's still a pile a male cow stool!!! If you ask me, its the both att and apple to blame!
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cody Overcash View Post
      so you're saying confusion/errors like this are not att's problem? then who's problem is it? is it apple's problem that the att site doesn't work? should i call up apple, and ask them why my order with att is both in progress and cancelled, and listed a day after i ordered it?

      Yes, yes you should.

      Quote Originally Posted by 3gs1289 View Post
      att released this info in the morning so you had today (1 day) wednesday (2days) Thursday (3 days)
      AT&T didn't release any statement until late afternoont/evening. BGR was getting flamed for being an AT&T hater when he posted the first news of a possible delay til the 29th, and he did that at like 1 or 2 this afternoon (Eastern time). Also, Thursday would be moot b/c one would, in theory, already be in line. Also, I don't know many 7am press releases coming from AT&T.
    1. Luppin's Avatar
      Luppin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cody Overcash View Post
      yes, so i checked the status for my order on the normal at&t site, and now i have little hope of seeing an iphone any time soon.
      ~_~ This is ridiculous, I think I would have been better off calling in sick and waiting outside the Apple store for 4 hours.
    1. 3gs1289's Avatar
      3gs1289 -
      Lmao! It's a damn phone! Quit the obsession with materialistic crap! Funny how many pissed off people there is because they have to wait 5 days to give apple 200 dollars. People crying they won't be able to wake up at 4am to wait in line for a phone. At the end of the day your on the Internet throwing fits like a fuken 5 year old because you have to wait 5 days to buy a phone. Some people have some growing up to do.
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      AT&T gets all the blame for their system crashing. Their servers have been underpowered since they were still Cingular. Any time anything remotely significant happens ( iPhone launch, black Friday etc. ) their systems go down.

      That being said the shortage falls soley on apple. AT&T could havana absolutely said something sooner, but anythig they would want to say probably had to clear 2 dozen lawyers before it ever saw a decision makers desk. So I'd say blame here is about 65-35 in favor of apple.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by 3gs1289 View Post
      Lmao! It's a damn phone! Quit the obsession with materialistic crap! Funny how many pissed off people there is because they have to wait 5 days to give apple 200 dollars. People crying they won't be able to wake up at 4am to wait in line for a phone. At the end of the day your on the Internet throwing fits like a fuken 5 year old because you have to wait 5 days to buy a phone. Some people have some growing up to do.
      For not caring about it, you sure do seem to care about it a lot.
    1. Carlos's Avatar
      Carlos -
      I actually made the blog....But yeah when he sent me that text I was like F**K..... And Best Buy said that they MIGHT have some for walkin only after they take care of the preOrder people first....

      HEY I KNOW ITS BAD NEWS BUT HIT THAT THANK BUTTON ANYWAYS...LOL
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      ATT canceled my order, then I taked with one representative and she told me shes going to hold me one for the 24th, I called her today and she told me she can not doit because her manager dont allow her to do it, then she told me I can buy it if I make the line on the 24th. Ill be there on ATT store tomorrow since a 5PM im gonna be sure that I can have my hands on that iPhone on thursday no matter what. I have my 2 liter coke and some snaks ready for the night. Im sure Im not gonna be the only one but I hope I will be the first one or between the first 10 people there. If somebody live here in New Orleans you can bring me some heinekens.

      For people that ordered more than one iphone from ATT store, they told me that they are not going to give nobody more than one iphone for now.