Picked up my 3G S from AT&T Thread

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sms0217ny, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. sms0217ny macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    Just got back from a ATT retail store in NYC. Got there at 6 am, there were only 2 other people waiting. By the time the store opened at 7 am there was max 15 people in line, 10 of which had pre-ordered. ATT I guess changed the whole 2 line policy because they were letting pre order customers go in first but I waiting about 15 minutes until I was able to get in and grab my new 32GB black 3G S. Playing around with it now, the screen seems a lot nicer and it's definitely snappier. Would be interested in hearing how other people fared with ATT walk-ins.
  2. Smtevo macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    I went to the ATT store at my local mall which also has a mac store and the ATT line was only about 5-10 people, I was in and out in 15 minutes. On the other hand at the mac store there was a huge line.
  3. sms0217ny thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    yup it was totally worth going and waiting about 45 minutes to be able to walk out of the ATT store in 20 minutes with the new phone. Much better experience this time around
  4. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
  5. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    Did they activate the phone in-store for you?
  6. sms0217ny thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    yup activation took about 5 minutes tops. The ATT rep gave me the usual shtik about apple care, cases, etc etc. I also asked about MMS and tethering and he said that MMS supposedly will be out by the end of the month and tethering "later in the summer".
  7. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    By the end of the month for MMS? That would be great! Lets hope its true. I don't care for tethering.
  8. sms0217ny thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    Yeah hopefully, we'll see.
  9. iPhoneVic macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2008

    any HYPE with the 3GS...I was 3rd in line at 6AM at AT&T. Doors opened at
    7, there were 10-12 people in line 4 or 5 of which had pre-ordered. They let
    those folks in at 7, I get in at 7:12 and was out by 7:20...oh yeah
    32G White...
  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Activation info please; also what about transferring music, movies, podcast and apps?:eek::eek::eek:
  11. SethRogen macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    AT&T store in Tampa I got there at 5:55 A.M 12th in line, when they let us in about 55 people there. Then the guy says who pre ordered, we were the first people in line to pre order so I got the pleasure of going in first lol.
  12. dagomike macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2007
    Showed up at 7, was like 6th person in line. Kind of lame they made us stand outside. They were doing in-store activation and people were in there browsing other phones and accessories while we waited for them to choose a case. Took about 30 minutes, would have been real slow if there was actually people camped out.
  13. ballen420 macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2008
    South of Boston
    Showed up at 8:10. 1 person in the store.

    I didn't pre-order. They told me to go home. Wouldn't sell non pre-orders until 9:00 am.

    I won't be buying from them when the time comes. What a joke.
  14. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2009
    Atlanta GA
    got to the att store at 6:50 and walked out with mine at 7:06!

    1st pre-order in a line a 5! lol

    that's activation and all!


  15. Maclver macrumors 68020


    Nov 23, 2008
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    Im glad friday is finally here and so is my iPhone.... Thank you ATT
  16. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Why does the surprise? That information has been available for awhile.
  17. Senn macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    lol there was like 10 ppl at my ATT store all waiting for it..i come up at like 7:05..door is locked..sales guy comes in and opens the door asks if i got direct fulfillment..i say yes..lets me in..im the only 1 in the store, everyone is outside looking at me :cool:

    i walk out 10mins later


  18. jdrew macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    ONly 3 people out of 9 people in line had pre-orderd... i didnt pre-order and my sale was completed by 720.

    Way to go ATT store!
  19. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2007
    Staten Island NY
    got mine around 7:45 i got to the store at around 4:30. i was 4th in line but no one showed up until around 7am
  20. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    In and out before the store even opened officially(for non pre-orders)

    I'm happy, save an issue with an upgrade swap, but hopefully that will fix itself(I'll go talk with them if not)
  21. chdwil macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    Today, 06:55 AM * #21
    macrumors newbie
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    I ordered on the 14 th. It has not shipped yet. I went to AT&T this morning and the manGer said I can get one now and cancel the order when it arrives. So now I have a 3gs 32g before my order was even shipped. Best part is I was third in line at AT&T and was out the door by 7:20. I did not get there till 6:20.
  22. patton02 macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    First one at my mall at&t. Was very suprised. 32gb black from 16gb white.
  23. ballen420 macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2008
    South of Boston
    1 person in the store buddy, that's why. They're not going to take my $300 because they imposed a 9:00 am opening for non-preorders? Yeah, that makes good business sense.
  24. Johnathan macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008

    It makes complete business sense, it's unfair to everyone else who is following protocol and will show up at 9. Why should you be an exception?
  25. ballen420 macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2008
    South of Boston
    Good grief. Protocol. Give me a break.

    Yeah, complete business sense for that guy missing out on a commission.

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