More Confirmation of Wal-Mart iPhone

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    It's fake. You can see where it's been Photoshopped. :D:p
     
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    8G and 16G? yeahh...
     
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    LOL at $2. I'm not stepping in Walmart and dealing with the crap that goes on at walmart for a $2 discount. Way to flex that muscle Walmart. :) Hell I could find an extra $2 under my couch cushions to pay for it at an apple store or BB or AT&T.
     
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    aren't Iphone contracts excluded from any employee discounts?
     
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    Only $2 off? Geez, if I didn't already have an iPhone, I'd feel a lot better spending the extra $2 and going to an Apple or AT&T store. For $100 off it'd be worth it, but not for $2.
     
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    I agree , whats my incentive for buying it at walmart? and risk their systems messing something up on my account. when i could just walk into AT&T or Apple whose systems have been integrated and doing this for a while now. $2 savings :confused:

    this of course would benefit people who dont have AT&T, Apple or BestBuy nearby but happen to have a walmart. doesnt seem like it would be a frequent scenerio though.
     
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    There are a lot of places where Cingular/ATT coverage is the best service and coverage around, but a Best Buy is a good 100 miles away. Take the Red River region between Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas. I'll use my grandmother's hometown of Hugo, OK as an example. Great coverage there (3G coverage in Paris, TX, 30 miles south), but at least 2 hour's drive from the closest Best Buy. There are at least 3 Wal-Marts in the area (2 in Paris, 1 in Hugo). The ATT store there is a retailer (Parrot). So no iPhones in that area at all, but would have the service nearby for it.

    Just putting that out there..

    BL.
     
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    Are you a New York City dweller? :)

    The USA is HUGE. Out in the real world, people often won't have an Apple store or BestBuy near them. And they don't often wander into AT&T stores, if there are any.

    However, many people shop at Walmart, and they're everywhere.
     
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    Sadly, those (5) associates at 488 WalMart stores would have to pass the strenuous task of qualifying for an AT&T plan via credit check, and giving-up their first born. :eek: FAKE IMHO...
     
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    Confirmed

    I can confirm that it is happening. I have friends that work at AT&T and Wal-Mart and both said it is happening. In fact the Wal-Mart friends are in the training session as I type this.
     
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    true, in the small town where my mom lives they will finally be able to get it
     
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    "The 8G is $197... The 16G is $297..." What the heck is an 8G & 16G? And don't you hate it when someone ends their sentences with a preposition? "º Interested associates should contact the store manager to submit their name into the raffle. (There will be a box in Personnel marked iPhone to submit your name in.)" :eek:
     
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    Haha, I didn't think it was photoshopped, just thought "Gee, no logos, no nothing. Anyone could have typed this thing." :)

    Also, I too thought that there was no discounts on AT&T plans for the iPhone, has this now changed?
     
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    I got a teacher's discount on my plan (10% off).
     
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    as an interesting contrast, I live in downtown Chicago and the nearest Walmart is about an hour drive away in traffic. and you couldn't pay me enough to go out there.
     
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    even if it was $50 less at walmart I won't even step in the door. Never have liked the store.
     
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    WOOHOO! $2!!! Oh Snap!
     
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    Make all the jokes you want but Apple will sell a ton of phones thru WM. You do know that millions of people have little choice in where to shop except WM.

    Disclaimer: I've shopped in a WM once in my life. Couldn't get me back in there if you paid me.
     
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    I 100% agree with you....Some people may not like Wal-Mart, but Apple is making a smart financial move by allowing this Giant to sell the iPhone
     
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    Are you sure your discount wasn't because of a FAN? If it is, a lot of people have FANs on their plans, with various discounts (mine through my work at the Univ. of Nevada: 15% off). Others offer more, others offer less.

    BL.
     
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    I got the 3G shortly after it came out. I get a 15% student discount on the plan :cool:

    Thats with AT&T by the way
     
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    First gen iPhones, yes. Second gen iPhone 3G, no.

    EDIT (to clarify): I work at Best Buy and I had a 20% discount on my AT&T plan before getting the original iPhone. I got it and my discount stopped. When I picked up my new iPhone 3G shortly after launch, my discount magically came back, 20% and all.
     
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    Still I see not many people noticed the 8G and 16G on the memo...
     
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    I noticed. I just passed it off as a retail store that isn't Apple being a complete and utter imbecile, as they all are.

    Tell you a Best Buy story if you don't believe me.
     

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