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    Default [iPhone 3g] Post your ATT+Apple Store experiences here

    Hey guys

    I thought to make this only an ATT guideline of what to expect, but we should make it an Apple store as well. So, to the people that have purchased the 3G, post your experiences of what's going on and where you purchased it. Since the servers are down, also post what information you had to give out..



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    if there not requiring activation in stores because of servers i wanna go get one.

    anyone able to purchase one outright with cash? or is it cc only?
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    I opted out of getting one but i camped out and made some money by selling my spot. Woke and got there at 6.30am and was 6th inline waited till about 8 and sold my spot. Went to the back of the line to trty and re up and hope that i could sell my spot again later in the day but to no avail as they ran out when i got in the middle of the line. Met some douche who wanted to buy my iphone for 180 on the spot but i turned him down. Att were kinda nice but where dumbasses, when they were sold out they start telling people at the front not moving thru the line. Another thing is they didnt know how many phones they had in stock when clearly they could have read the shipping invoice instead of being dumb but then again this is att where talking about. Side note: the att was a little ways from a sprint stand where they had boxs of lg shine and instinct in the cases
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    I have a couple of questions about experiences with particular purchasing situations.

    The first is the information you have to provide. I am not going to provide my SSN to either Apple or AT&T just to get a phone. When I initially got the 2G iPhone and signed up for AT&T service, I had to put down a $500 deposit for the privilege of privacy. Fortunately the unlock was achieved within my first 30 days and I was able to cancel with no fee and get my deposit back. What are the options for someone unwilling to divulge an SSN or home address? Can the no-commitment version be accomplished with a modicum of privacy?

    The second is the policy on lost or stolen phones. If one went into the store and signed up as the corporations would prefer, it's very possible that a pickpocket could snatch the iPhone or that one could accidentally drop it while talking on the Staten Island Ferry. A friend eager to try the pwnage tool might swipe it while one is asleep. In any case, if I suddenly no longer have the phone in my possession, what will the powers that be charge me for a replacement? Will my contract remain at 24 months?

    I imagine I'll figure out the policy eventually, but if anyone has experience with these situations already, I'd be interested in the result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvados View Post
    The second is the policy on lost or stolen phones. If one went into the store and signed up as the corporations would prefer, it's very possible that a pickpocket could snatch the iPhone or that one could accidentally drop it while talking on the Staten Island Ferry. A friend eager to try the pwnage tool might swipe it while one is asleep. In any case, if I suddenly no longer have the phone in my possession, what will the powers that be charge me for a replacement? Will my contract remain at 24 months?
    Same question. Anybody have any info?


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    I went to an AT&T store in New Jersey (Union). That store is usually empty, so I thought that there would be very few people there. I got there at about 7:45 am (sucks for me), and there were about 40 people waiting. The line moved very slowly at first (probably due to the activation server crash) and because the AT&T reps were probably not expecting to see all of these people. They only had two people at the cash registers. When I was about 10th in line (after waiting for 2 1/2 hours), they informed the people in line that they had run out of black 16GB phones. They did not mention anything about paying and leaving your name so that you could pick up the phone as more stock came in. They did not offer to sell phones from Saturday's stock. So your mileage may vary depending on the store. I only wanted a black 16GB phone, so I left; I should have sold my spot in line, but a riot would probably ensue because people were getting tired of waiting.

    Later, at about 6:00 pm, I went to the Apple Cube store on Fifth Avenue in New York City because I read on a site that the wait was about 2 to 3 hours. I just wanted to wait and go next week at first, but then I decided to join the masses!! There were hundreds of people waiting in line, and the line reached Madison Avenue (there is quite a bit of distance between New York City avenues). To make the line shorter, they actually had people line up in two lines next to each other. The crowd management was excellent, and there were no incidents of people cutting in line or getting upset. The line moved quickly (about 30 people at a time). The Apple greeters served water and Starbucks iced coffee drinks for free (it seems like Apple and Starbucks have an excellent relationship). The greeters were lively and answered questions that anybody had while in line. I waited about 2 hours in this line! Once we got into the Cube, we had to wait in a much shorter line for a salesperson. The salespeople would take another customer as they because available. While waiting in this line, we could walk around and get accessories. I had the person behind me hold my spot as I purchased some accessories. By the time I reached the front of this line of about 30 people (it took about 30 minutes), I was ready. The actual purchasing of the phone and accessories took about 20 minutes, including activating the phone. So it took about 3 hours! The Apple reps knew their stuff and did an excellent job in moving people along as quickly as possible. The Apple Cube is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so anybody can go there at any time to get an iPhone! I don't think that I'll ever do something like this again, unless if I am with a friend in line!!

    The Apple store had tons of stock left!! The lesson that I learned is ALWAYS go to an Apple store first. They provided AT&T with very limited quantities of phones. I guess that Apple wants to make a significant amount of money from the fee that it is charging AT&T for each iPhone that it sells and/or activates.

    I believe that they asked me for my SSN, and I provided it to them, so I'm not sure if they will refuse to assist you if you don't. I read in another site that AT&T will take purchase orders from individuals who do not provide a SSN, so it is probably best for you to go there. Apple sotres will probably be less flexible since they need to key the information into a portable terminal. Since I am already an AT&T customer, the upgrade process was automatic and quick.

    I hope that others have better experiences with AT&T. But my advice is, "Go to an Apple store if you can"!! Oh, you also get a small iPhone 3G bag from the Apple stores (similar to the ones that they gave for the original iPhone, but white in color instead of black), whereas you get a plastic orange and blue bag from AT&T!!
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    Too long line... Come on people, who waits for weeks to get a phone ! And that too paying for it !

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    I am sorry if this is wrong place to ask. But can anyone talk about prices too?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by me. View Post
    The prices are ALL over the 'net.. Ever heard of google?
    Not nice...not this forum...

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    Default ATT sucks.

    k. so the lady comes out and says that there are 90 iphones. 20 black 16g
    20 white 16g and 50 8gs. so im like the 50th person in line and by the time i got to the middle she said the black 16gs were sold out so i was getting nervous. by the time i came to the front everything was "sold out" however, my friend went by there like an hour later and they said they somehow "found a box of 10 16g whites" omfg i was so mad so now i have to wait a week for mine


 

 
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