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Rumor: iPhone + Walmart & (Sam’s Club) Deal A Go!

November 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment · iPhone

Alright guys, I’m sorry, apparently my sources weren’t correct on this one, as in it will not be this month, but they have redeemed themselves and came up with an alleged memo:

We are pleased to announce that Wal-Mart has reached agreement with Apple to offer iPhone 3G in Wal-Mart and Wal-Mart-managed Sam’s Club* Connection Centers nationwide beginning December 28, 2008. AT&T will support Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club with the activation process for iPhone 3G, and we need all National Retail employees engaged to ensure a successful launch.

*NOTE: This product launch DOES NOT apply to SC Kiosks within Sam’s Club managed by Radio Shack.

Wal-Mart has communicated the following launch plans and execution timeline to their employees:

  • iPhone 3G will be available in-store only beginning 12/28/08
  • New and existing customers in good standing can purchase iPhone 3G with a 2 year contract
  • iPhone 3G transactions only will be processed through, not the kiosk

Execution Timeline:

  • 12/2 – 12/5: AT&T / Wal-Mart MEM Classroom Training for Store Leads
  • 12/3 – 12/19: AT&T In-Store Training
  • 12/26 – 12/27: AT&T In-Store Refresher Training
  • 12/28: Nationwide Launch
  • 12/28 – 12/30: Wal-Mart and AT&T War Room Support

This memo has been doing it’s rounds around the internet and now it’s hit Limited Edition iPhone. So now two quick questions still need to be answered. The first is, is this 100% genuine? I believe so, this information had to come from somewhere right? It has specific dates and such. I am trying to get more information about this as I type this. Question number two, Why sell it after Christmas? Why not sell it before as originally rumored to be? I still have no explanation as to why this is, but then again it’s Apple. Let’s just trust what they are doing.

Also, they are also including Sam’s Club stores. This is something not previously reported. Another interesting part of all of this, is that they are specifically telling them not to use RadioShack’s machines. Why this is, I still have no clue, possibly they are working on a separate deal, or they are mad because the deal that they gave RadioShack was turned down. Whatever the reason, it’s still a piece to the puzzle.

Well, we’ll know for sure what’s going on before this year’s end, and you know where to find that information right? Hint:, ring a bell? 🙂

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