AT&T to open doors at 7am on day of iPhone 3G S launch

AT&T to open doors at 7am on day of iPhone 3G S launch
A video made by an AT&T employee details how the carrier plans on handling the long lines that are sure to show up on the morning of June 19th at AT&T stores to buy the iPhone 3G S. There will be two lines in front of the store. One will be for those who have pre-ordered the device and that line will be able to enter the store at 7 am to pick up their order. The second line will be made up of those who want to buy the handset on the first day, but did not pre-order. That line will not be allowed into the store until the normal opening time. Once in the store, members of that line will have to stand behind those remaining from the pre-ordered line. Got it? Best bet apparently is to pre-order the new iPhone. If you don't like crowds, you can still pre-order the device online and have it shipped directly to you for arrival on the 19th. Of course, the 8GB and 16GB versions of the iPhone 3G are available right now at $99 and $149 respectively.

The video from the AT&T employee can be seen at the source link.

Apple iPhone 3G S Specifications

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21 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it's good that they are opening at 7AM. but i doubt they will be able to handle 2 lines like planned.

17. majiccman07

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

Maybe you can come down and help us by using your experience, oh wait, you guys have never had anything in your store that people would even consider waiting in line for. You VZ yoyo's have got to get over the iphone bashing, I mean it has been like 3 years now that every June or July this happens. I am not saying that the iphone is the greatest thing ever invented but Christ you guys passed on it now live with your decision. You know dam well that if you guys were the ones launching the iphone you would be running your mouth and being even more annoying than you guys are now. Sad thing is you have no phones to compete with it. It's ok though, 2010 is only a year away and still there is no solid proof you guys will even get a chance at it then.

18. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Calm down magiccman07. Everything you said was right but vzw fanman could be right too. There's going to be a lot of people on June 19th consisting of those that pre-ordered and those that did not. It might be very hectic trying to control all those people in two different lines. But it should work out because there were about 150 people waiting at the AT&T store in my area and they handled the line pretty well. I'm not getting the 3G S but I know we'll hear about how the lines went

19. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

who cares? verizon's dumbphones are trendy and a lot of people like them. specially the env2, 3 and touch. if your verizon they are the phones to have.

2. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Spelling and grammar... "...at 7am on day on day..." wtf? Damn, will they ever learn to double check, proof read and/or have someone else overlook or reread what is written what is posted???

4. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Doubt it. It's been like this as long as I can remember, they just don't seem to get it.

5. legionsreturn unregistered

Many of the editors seem to be russian, im not kidding, ive gotten emails from them.

6. legionsreturn unregistered

Almost forgot! Razr with an actual Razor FTW!

8. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Razor... haha! Love it!

9. legionsreturn unregistered

Sounds like something they would do, thanks for the -1 I returned the favor.

10. legionsreturn unregistered

Dude, fanboy.........what happened to your post? Did you delete that or did pa???

11. legionsreturn unregistered

Prob wasnt you with the -1, haha sorry.

12. Osukaru

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 02, 2008

If you dotn like the way site makes mistakes, go away..... seriously, its their site if htey wanna misspell they cna do watever tehy want.

13. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

No serious business sight would "want", as you put it, to misspell intentionally. This is a professional business site. They write reviews, they post articles, they allow forums and they have advertisements. If you were say, Verizon or Sprint, and you paid a lot of money to advertise on a professional website, you would not look too favorably upon the website because of their unprofessional mistakes. This is a great site to learn about technology and a great site for reviews. But seriously, it seems like I find myself reading the same articles at least twice to understand what the heck the author was trying to say. And please don't give me the "maybe your comprehension level is below par" bull. I can comprehend what I read just fine... as long as it is written correctly... I'm done with this issue for now.

14. bokfu74

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

I'm sure no serious business site would either. lol

15. legionsreturn unregistered

Im sure no serious business site would spend more time monitoring its comment section than it does proofreading its own articles!!

16. legionsreturn unregistered

Also, the Phonearena team is RUSSIAN. Makes sense right?

3. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

I think its best to wait a few days after its released, less headaches.

7. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

your right, a lot of times there are software bugs that need to be fixed.

20. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

i know the new iphone is going to sell, but i dont think its going to have the sales that that iphone 3g had. i just dont think there are going to be that many people wanting to get this when there is barely a difference from the 99.99 now iphone 3g. the only way i see someone upgrading or actually switching is for the memory and i guess if they really need video. but who needs a compass? maybe if you get lost in las vegas?>>>>lol

21. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

June 19th - The day all front line AT&T employees hate their jobs at 200% capacity... They'll have the pleasure of buildings full of dozens of spaz teens and tweens... Yay, braces, bubble gum, soda, chocolate, I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MINE! WEEEEE!

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