AT&T vs. Apple Store

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Jun 24, 2007
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The mall near me has an Apple store and a small AT&T store. I was going to take Steve's advice to Arianna Huffington and go AT&T, but now...

The AT&T store is buried in the mall, and it is tiny. I can't imagine it will have nearly the line of the gleaming Apple store upstairs. But everytime I pass by the AT&T store, there's just one completely confused looking employee in there. I'm worried that the longer Apple store line will move fast (plus be infused with that magic Apple feeling), while the AT&T guy (or guys/gals) will give slow, mistake-filled service on the few iPhones they have in stock.

I'm sure I'm not the only one here faced with this choice. What are you guys gonna do?
 

iphonenotify

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The mall near me has an Apple store and a small AT&T store. I was going to take Steve's advice to Arianna Huffington and go AT&T, but now...

The AT&T store is buried in the mall, and it is tiny. I can't imagine it will have nearly the line of the gleaming Apple store upstairs. But everytime I pass by the AT&T store, there's just one completely confused looking employee in there. I'm worried that the longer Apple store line will move fast (plus be infused with that magic Apple feeling), while the AT&T guy (or guys/gals) will give slow, mistake-filled service on the few iPhones they have in stock.

I'm sure I'm not the only one here faced with this choice. What are you guys gonna do?
I was thinking about going to AT&T, but I like the magic Apple feeling.
 

mlass

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Jun 19, 2007
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I have to say AT&T. Never been to Apple and have 1 maybe 2 Apple Stores here (DFW). I'll feel AT&T has taken care of me for years and never had a problem. All Apple can do is sale me a phone. AT&T takes care of the rest.
 
Jun 24, 2007
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Most AT&T stores in malls are "authorized retailers" and will not carry the iPhones like the AT&T corporate stores (labeled just "CINGULAR WIRELESS" below).

The best way to find out is AT&T's website.
This is a legit AT&T-owned store. It's buried underneath the stairway to the food court - the worst location in the mall, very hard to find. And it is tiny.

But it will be getting iPhones on Friday.
 

MomPOM

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Jun 20, 2007
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While I love Apple and love the Apple store I have a nervous breakdown just thinking of being in that place on iDay. I'll be at my local At&t store getting mine. Hopefully it won't be so maddening. I'll probably head to Apple first thing in the a.m. on Sat. to buy accessories.
 

Ranged30

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While I love Apple and love the Apple store I have a nervous breakdown just thinking of being in that place on iDay. I'll be at my local At&t store getting mine. Hopefully it won't be so maddening. I'll probably head to Apple first thing in the a.m. on Sat. to buy accessories.
I am doing the same thing only after I buy the phone at 6:01 I will head directly to the Apple store to buy accessories that same night.
 

mav

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I'm going to the Apple store. I just don't trust AT&T reps to sell me the phone without giving some BS about my current contract.