NO iPhone for AT&T Employees for the First Month

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LxTxNx, May 16, 2007.

  1. LxTxNx macrumors 6502

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    Hello guys I'm having the worst morning ever. My manager is at an AT&T Meeting and texting us with any updates and so far the iPhone will not be avaiable for AT&T employees for the first month.
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Good. More available for me to try and get one. :p
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    Is that meaning with employee discounts? Or at all? :confused:

    It would be odd not to let some people have a phone...
     
  4. neven macrumors 6502a

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    You know, I was wondering about this. From everyone's experience with other "hot" Apple products, will they restrict Apple employee discounts on iPhone while/if supplies are low?
     
  5. LxTxNx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL There's going to be a lot of iPhones available no worries on that. This product is not going to to be like the wii of ps3. I guess they really want to be sure there are no iPhone outages.

    I want one and want it the day it's released! :eek:


    I don't think anyone either att employee or apllle can get a discount on the phone... I guess we will find out with more information if that is true!
     
  6. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    ha ha ha. I'll be able to buy mine on day one...woo hoo!!! :cool:
     
  7. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

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    any particular reason why?
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So the entry standards for worst morning ever sit at not being able to get an Apple cell phone for one month? Erm....
     
  9. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    sorry to hear about that, but i'm not terribly surprised. if you get an employee discount, they will lose revenue compared to selling it to a non-employee without a discount. plus, they probably want to make sure as many customers as possible can get one to help with customer satisfaction.

    if you're discount isn't substantial to begin with, maybe you could just go to another store and pretend to be a normal customer and buy one?
     
  10. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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  11. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    good point. he may need to enlist the help of a friend to do this then, but the account activation will be tricky. he may just be out of luck!
     
  12. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    does the iphone have a removeable sim or not?
     
  13. LxTxNx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Who knows if you look at the iPhone keynote you really can't tell i'm sure it'll be tho it would make no sence if it didnt? They FRY all the time...believe me I work for AT&T.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Probably "at all". I know that when the Toyota Prius was redesigned for the 2004 model year, a Toyota salesman friend of mine said that employees were prohibited from even putting their names on the waiting list until the wait was less than 1 month. That meant he had to wait over a year and a half before he would have been able to buy it from his own dealership.

    He got one through ANOTHER dealership by waiting on THEIR waiting list.
     
  15. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    There will be a high demand for this product, but I still don't think there will be a need to camp out. At least I hope not...I will be buying this as soon as humanly possible.
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Good if you can't spell available then you don't deserve an iPhone.
    But alas I kid...and yet I am serious when I say employees should have to wait.
     
  17. fairnymph macrumors 6502

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    Haha!

    I don't want an iphone right when it comes out, personally. I'd rather let it be tested a bit in the field first.
     
  18. neven macrumors 6502a

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    If you can't properly place commas and use the word "alas" appropriately then perhaps you should rethink correcting others' writing.

    We now return to your regularly scheduled thread...
     
  19. LxTxNx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    jessica get your panties out of your A*S... LOL and thanks neven!
     
  20. buymeaniphone macrumors 6502

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    Oh come on, I'm sure most Cingular employees have a friend who has a cingular plan who could upgrade their phone and sell it to them. Hmmm, I wonder if that could realy work, I think I'll post a thread about it :D
     
  21. LxTxNx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess what I meant is that us at&t employees can buy it and use it with our COU (compnay Official Use) simcard which is a UNLIMITED EVERYTHING Plan Min, Text, Data, Ringtones etc... but we can't buy the iphone like that until a month later. What I'M GOING TO DO is just add a line to my dad's line and make it a family plan. and cancel the line within the 30day period until we're able to buy it... hahaha!
     
  22. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    You do realize that means your dad will have to pay the $200 cancellation fee, don't you?
     
  23. LxTxNx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No early termination fee if service is cancelled and phone returned in first 30 days; thereafter, a charge of $175 per line of service applies. Some agents impose additional fees.

    http://www.cingular.com/learn/why/return-policy.jsp


    Plus I work for the company I know what's up.
     

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