View Poll Results: At which store are you going to purchase the iPhone 3G?

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  • Apple Store

    14 37.84%
  • AT&T Store

    23 62.16%
  • I'm not upgrading

    0 0%
  1. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    I think Bad Ash is right. The "feel" is not at all the same this time around. You only catch lightening in a once, and although I believe the iPhone 3g will sell great, the frenzy will not be the same. That's great, because I can't get to our AT&T store until late afternoon (wishful thinking?)
    07-06-2008 04:14 PM
  2. Billsteve's Avatar
    i don't have a close apple store. so i will be going to a AT&T one... i hope i don't get screwed.
    07-06-2008 05:27 PM
  3. Impulse622's Avatar
    Hope there isn't a thread on this already, but..

    I'm just wondering when and where people are going to be lining up. I'm planing on lining up downtown at the Eaton Centre probably on Thursday. Perhaps earlier if I hear there is already a line. I doubt a lot of people from Toronto visit these forums though.

    Anyways other people, post too.
    07-06-2008 11:12 PM
  4. mtsfestivus's Avatar
    There's a small, little-known AT&T store near where I live, so I was even thinking about just getting there at 8am. But I think I may get there a couple hours early, just in case.
    07-06-2008 11:16 PM
  5. jmeiners's Avatar
    My plan is to arrive 2 hours early. I live in a Chicago suburb and think that this will be enough time and if not, i will have to wait a few days. I think that there wont be crazy lines at my local AT&T store.
    07-06-2008 11:27 PM
  6. dhp1080's Avatar
    My plan is to arrive 2 hours early. I live in a Chicago suburb and think that this will be enough time and if not, i will have to wait a few days. I think that there wont be crazy lines at my local AT&T store.
    Oddly enough, that is my exact plan too. I'm in the Chicago suburbs, and I can't expect my AT&T store getting too much iPhone traffic. 2 hours seems like enough time in advance to wait in line. I plan on bringing some McDonald's and sitting in my car if there's no line yet. If a line exists, I enjoy my tasty hash browns while waiting for the store to open. It should be a fun adventure.
    07-06-2008 11:32 PM
  7. gadgetluva's Avatar
    I'll stop by AT&T during lunch to see how bad the lines are. If they're bad, I'll head over to the Apple store after work and wait it out. Unless we have a happy hour planned at work, then I'll have to get some drinks first and then head out on Saturday.
    07-07-2008 12:44 AM
  8. Dionte's Avatar
    only time I ever camped out overnight at a store was at walmart a couple years ago, it was a horrible experience, winter, day after thanksgiving, a worker they had outside a few hours before the store opened lied to us about how they would be distributing the big ticket items at the front of the store with coupons like tickets when they were actually in the back by the technology section on the floor, I was so upset, I froze all night for nothing, I did not shop a walmart for months after that, I wanted a laptop, but their prices are so low eventually I had to go back
    07-07-2008 01:03 AM
  9. Cool Cat's Avatar
    I haven't decided which store I'm going to yet but I'll be lining up at one of the Apple Stores here in Milwaukee, probably at about 4am on Friday.
    07-07-2008 01:36 AM
  10. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    Oddly enough, that is my exact plan too. I'm in the Chicago suburbs, and I can't expect my AT&T store getting too much iPhone traffic. 2 hours seems like enough time in advance to wait in line. I plan on bringing some McDonald's and sitting in my car if there's no line yet. If a line exists, I enjoy my tasty hash browns while waiting for the store to open. It should be a fun adventure.
    Hmm waiting in line for the iPhone and getting some McDonalds breakfast sounds pretty good.
    07-07-2008 03:36 AM
  11. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    Today I checked my local AT&T store and didnt see a line yet. Every day I'm gonna check to see if a line has started.
    07-07-2008 03:39 AM
  12. Mihai's Avatar
    I don't intend to go too early. If there will be a long line, I guess I won't be sitting. I hate staying in line. And the hardest thing will be to wake up at 6
    07-07-2008 06:47 AM
  13. manho1dup's Avatar
    I don't intend on lining up at all. I plan on walking into my local Apple store and buy one. I'm pretty sure that Apple will have good amount of phones in stock as the first iPhone didn't sell out on release day, this one shouldn't either.
    07-07-2008 06:49 AM
  14. Mihai's Avatar
    More chaotic? I'd say the AT&T stores; more people will go there because of this activation thing.
    07-07-2008 09:04 AM
  15. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    AT&T stores are chaotic on slow days. The Apple Store was organized and efficient all during last year's iPhone release. Hmmm... I'm going to go with Apple as the better choice.
    07-07-2008 09:17 AM
  16. Mihai's Avatar
    I think I'll go to an Apple store to buy the new iPhone. I don't want at an AT&T store
    07-07-2008 09:18 AM
  17. Jeremy's Avatar
    ***Merged 3 threads here. All 3 are discussing where people are going to pick up there phone come July 11th.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 07-07-2008 at 09:27 AM.
    07-07-2008 09:23 AM
  18. bigbrass93's Avatar
    last year apple said they sold out but got another shipment in each day, so they always had them in stock. do you think it will be painfully slow to activate each phone?

    another question, the family plan is in a family member's name, can i use those family plan minutes for my iphone minutes? and if i am armed with their social security number, can i make changes to the account, or do they have to be there or on phone?
    07-07-2008 10:40 AM
  19. Jeremy's Avatar
    last year apple said they sold out but got another shipment in each day, so they always had them in stock. do you think it will be painfully slow to activate each phone?

    another question, the family plan is in a family member's name, can i use those family plan minutes for my iphone minutes? and if i am armed with their social security number, can i make changes to the account, or do they have to be there or on phone?
    To answer your second question I'd say call at&t and have the account holder put you down to make changes to the account. I'm pretty sure they can do that.
    07-07-2008 10:43 AM
  20. circuitry's Avatar
    I live right next to a huge outdoor mall that has both an Apple Store and an AT&T store in it. Assuming I magically become eligible to upgrade before Friday, I don't know what I'm going to do as far as deciding which store I should go to. Also, I live in Naples, Florida which, because it's not "season", there are dramatically fewer people + tourists here (tourists are not people, btw). So I have no idea how crowded the stores will be.
    07-07-2008 11:11 AM
  21. Jeremy's Avatar
    I live right next to a huge outdoor mall that has both an Apple Store and an AT&T store in it. Assuming I magically become eligible to upgrade before Friday, I don't know what I'm going to do as far as deciding which store I should go to. Also, I live in Naples, Florida which, because it's not "season", there are dramatically fewer people + tourists here (tourists are not people, btw). So I have no idea how crowded the stores will be.
    Are you referring to that outdoor mall in Fort Myers?
    07-07-2008 11:48 AM
  22. circuitry's Avatar
    Are you referring to that outdoor mall in Fort Myers?
    I go there a lot, but no I'm referring to Coconut Point Mall.
    07-07-2008 07:18 PM
  23. Jeremy's Avatar
    Just a word of caution to anyone going to a At&t store... according to this link from At&t's website NOT all of their stores will be carrying the iPhone... I was not aware that there were stores that did not carry it. Just don't want to see someone waste their morning by going to a store that doesn't even carry it. That would be a bummer...

    iPhone Store Locator - Find out where to buy the iPhone exclusively at AT&T/Cingular
    07-08-2008 01:24 AM
  24. supermum's Avatar
    Just a word of caution to anyone going to a At&t store... according to this link from At&t's website NOT all of their stores will be carrying the iPhone... I was not aware that there were stores that did not carry it. Just don't want to see someone waste their morning by going to a store that doesn't even carry it. That would be a bummer...

    iPhone Store Locator - Find out where to buy the iPhone exclusively at AT&T/Cingular
    I believe (although am not 100% positive) that the only thing this search does differently than the original "Store Locator" is that it takes away authorized agents for the search. Since only Branded Apple and AT&T stores can carry the iPhone your Mom and Pop Wireless companies can not.

    Go to your link and do the search then do the search again using the "Find a Store" link (also on the link you provided in the section under "What to expect."

    I think AT&T was smart to do this as very few people in the US understand that an authorized agent is different than a Carrier Branded store. (I know this as I worked for an authorized agent for years and people still didn't get it even after it was explained to them 10 times. "BUT IT SAYS VERIZON ON THE DOOR, ON THE PHONES, ON THE SIGN, etc. etc.")
    Everyone I know thinks there are three AT&Ts in our town. There are none. (There is one 20 minutes away though.)
    07-08-2008 01:41 AM
  25. Jeremy's Avatar
    I believe (although am not 100% positive) that the only thing this search does differently than the original "Store Locator" is that it takes away authorized agents for the search. Since only Branded Apple and AT&T stores can carry the iPhone your Mom and Pop Wireless companies can not.

    Go to your link and do the search then do the search again using the "Find a Store" link (also on the link you provided in the section under "What to expect."

    I think AT&T was smart to do this as very few people in the US understand that an authorized agent is different than a Carrier Branded store. (I know this as I worked for an authorized agent for years and people still didn't get it even after it was explained to them 10 times. "BUT IT SAYS VERIZON ON THE DOOR, ON THE PHONES, ON THE SIGN, etc. etc.")
    Everyone I know thinks there are three AT&Ts in our town. There are none. (There is one 20 minutes away though.)
    I'm sure there will be people who are really ticked off come July 11th... You know it will happen... :-/
    07-08-2008 01:52 AM
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