1. tibbi64's Avatar
    We still can't order an iPhone.
    02-17-2011 10:34 AM
  2. thunderkeys's Avatar
    We still can't order an iPhone.
    When are you permitted to?
    02-17-2011 10:52 AM
  3. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    how much of a discount do you guys get? must be steep if they dont want you to get one
    02-17-2011 10:53 AM
  4. fmflex's Avatar
    Just walk into apple and buy one, unless you are waiting to get some discount or something.
    02-17-2011 11:11 AM
  5. highlife's Avatar
    Just walk into apple and buy one, unless you are waiting to get some discount or something.
    It's not that Verizon employees cannot purchase them, they cannot activate them on their demo lines.

    Walking into Apple and purchasing one won't help in this case, sadly.
    02-17-2011 11:18 AM
  6. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    We still can't order an iPhone.
    That sucks.
    02-17-2011 11:23 AM
  7. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    Idk why they wont let you buy one its not like there is a super high demand for them they have plenty in stock.
    02-17-2011 11:24 AM
  8. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    Idk why they wont let you buy one its not like there is a super high demand for them they have plenty in stock.
    Ain't that the truth. I understand on launch day and what not but I am sure everyone that wanted one already has one.

    Don't understand VW.
    02-17-2011 11:25 AM
  9. highlife's Avatar
    Ain't that the truth. I understand on launch day and what not but I am sure everyone that wanted one already has one.

    Don't understand VW.
    I totally agree.
    02-17-2011 11:55 AM
  10. tibbi64's Avatar
    Wish I knew when, but they will let us know when we can. Which will be the day of.
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    02-17-2011 12:06 PM
  11. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    Wish I knew when, but they will let us know when we can. Which will be the day of.
    So if you got one before they told you it was okay, would you get fired?
    02-17-2011 12:54 PM
  12. highlife's Avatar
    So if you got one before they told you it was okay, would you get fired?
    Getting one isn't the problem.. Sure, it can be purchased full retail with no problems.

    VZW isn't letting employees activate them on demo lines. Which I mean, the system won't let the activations go through..
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    02-17-2011 01:03 PM
  13. Garz's Avatar
    Wish I knew when, but they will let us know when we can. Which will be the day of.
    when the 5 comes out. lol But seriously that does blow. Everybody has them in stock so cant see why they wont let you guys buy them.
    02-17-2011 01:03 PM
  14. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    Getting one isn't the problem.. Sure, it can be purchased full retail with no problems.

    VZW isn't letting employees activate them on demo lines. Which I mean, the system won't let the activations go through..
    Ahh okay, I gotcha.
    02-17-2011 01:06 PM
  15. Mk4Jetta's Avatar
    Do you guys even get discounts?
    02-17-2011 01:15 PM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    Do you guys even get discounts?
    They can get service at a significant discount, 1 year contracts; and equipment at 2 yr. contract pricing. In exchange for that, they have to put up with limitations at times as to what equipment is available to them.

    They may also have their accounts treated as traditional retail customers, and get no discounts...
    02-17-2011 01:19 PM
  17. mgrayo01's Avatar
    Don't understand VW.
    Me neither. D@mn them and their excellent coverage.
    02-17-2011 01:50 PM
  18. highlife's Avatar
    Me neither. D@mn them and their excellent coverage.
    What is this? I don't even..
    02-17-2011 01:57 PM
  19. DougFNJ's Avatar
    The silly thing about that, particularly at this point, is if a Verizon Wireless employee carries one around, it's a good part of marketing.

    Can I ask you a question as a Verizon Wireless Employee? Why does there seem to be so much miscommunication amongst reps when it comes to information? Get one answer from 1 and a completely different answer from another to the same question. The iPhone pre-launch was a perfect example of this
    02-17-2011 02:05 PM
  20. ImStrapped's Avatar
    that's rough!!
    Why do they do that??
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    02-17-2011 05:25 PM
  21. nitsuj's Avatar
    Can I ask you a question as a Verizon Wireless Employee? Why does there seem to be so much miscommunication amongst reps when it comes to information? Get one answer from 1 and a completely different answer from another to the same question. The iPhone pre-launch was a perfect example of this

    Because the the sales force is the bottom of the food chain so to speak. I don't mean that in a negative way towards any Verizon employees. What I mean is, the sales force isn't privy to a lot of the information, because Verizon doesn't trust them with any info they don't want leaked. So the poor sales guys are given information at the last minute to prevent it from getting out early. Perfect example, Verizon employees were required to take iPhone training. The training started a few days AFTER I (and many others) had already received our phones in the mail Monday morning. In order to keep everything a big secret, they couldn't train their people until after the item they needed training on was already in customer hands.

    Personally, I think Verizon does a decent job, but they could prepare the sales people better.

    (I do NOT work for VW. But let's just say I have inside info.)
    02-17-2011 06:32 PM
  22. E_Brown's Avatar
    I could see Verizon not wanting their employees not wanting to buy up all the iphones, and have the reps using them if the stock is low, or limited, but that isn't the case anywhere around here. I have walked in to a few Verizon stores on different days since launch, and everysingle one had them on hand, and in stock. What I am thinking is they probably set a date before the release thinking they were going to sell out, and are just sticking to it.
    02-17-2011 06:55 PM
  23. phreddyl's Avatar
    Yeah it stinks- I have wanted one for years... My thought is they will release it to employees soon. Its ultimately a small price to pay to be able to upgrade so often and the reduced prices on service. Of course in a month from now I still don't have it I may not be so level headed
    02-17-2011 07:10 PM
  24. j7469's Avatar
    A little off topic but a few day after the iPhone 4 launch on AT&T I went into my local AT&T store to order one for my wife. I commented on how I was surprised that the rep didn't have an iPhone. He replied that he likes Blackberrys more so he going to keep that. A few week later, I went back to the same store to return her iPhone (can't get AT&T reception at her work) and we ended up having the same rep only this time he had an iPhone. Knowing that he wouldn't have remembered our conversation I asked how he liked the iPhone and he couldn't stop raving about it.

    I bet that AT&T had a similar policy in place and that is why he didn't have one then and only said what he said so he could justify why he didn't have the phone without looking bad.
    02-17-2011 07:51 PM
  25. Abby's Avatar
    you are Verizon employees and still can't order? OH, bad!
    Hmm, Im curious how much of a discount do you guys get?
    02-17-2011 08:24 PM
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