One customer in the AT&T store at a time?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by OpenWheelFan, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. OpenWheelFan macrumors member

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    Stopped by my local AT&T store today; in addition to the expected info (8am... one iPhone per person... etc, etc), they gave me this tidbit that I hadn't heard elsewhere:

    they're expecting a line, and will have security. but ... and here's the new info... they're only gonna allow one person inside the store at a time.

    inasmuch as they're expecting all customers on the 11th to be buying the 3G, it kinda makes sense. nonetheless, it's an interesting crowd-control approach.

    just thought yinz would be interested in hearing this... ;)

    OWF
     
  2. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt this is true. They wouldn't be able to get through all the people on Friday.

    But maybe that is why they started at 8am instead of 6pm :/
     
  3. Spongey817 macrumors regular

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    I guess this makes sense. The at&t store that I plan to go to won't hold more than 10 people, anyway.
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    This is more than likely true, as it was the same thing that happened last year. Only 1 person allowed in the store at once, which is better like that. But all the employees make you nervous :eek:
     
  5. OpenWheelFan thread starter macrumors member

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    true. but what if it really means that they're letting people queue up outside the store, and only allowing them to enter when a sales rep frees up? if you've got five sales reps on duty, only five customers inside; when one customer leaves, with his/her precious 3G in hand, another customer is allowed to enter. makes more sense that way, and keeps them from having a mob scene inside the store, to boot.
     
  6. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    there are at least 6 kiosks at my local at&t store... i'm sure they'll all be running and activating phones.
     
  7. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Unless if they only have one machine at that store that can "unbrick" or whatever Apple called it in their memos, then I don't see this happening. Maybe they meant one customer per capable machine in the store at a time. It makes sense to me if that is the case, that way if there is any customer that is not getting an iPhone 3G.
     
  8. bigtar macrumors member

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    So what happens in my situation, when I have to bring my wife, because we both are upgrading, but each of us can only buy one? I have to buy hers, because I am the signer on the account. they would help me out a lot if I could buy both, and therefore leave her at home in bed:)
     
  9. claybo macrumors newbie

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