WalMart To Get iPhone On Dec 28?
Boy Genius Report has gotten information from several sources fleshing out the details of the rumored WalMart iPhone launch. According to the anonymous tipsters, the iPhone will launch on December 28 in 2,500 locations. Some stores will also be getting display units like Best Buy.
Also mentioned is that 69 Sam’s Club locations will also be offering the device. Nobody has any information about pricing, but we’re going to go ahead and assume it will be the same as what’s available everywhere else.
One source also came forward with an internal letter circulating within WalMart:
*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 POS.com, not the kiosk
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