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lucky8926

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I couldn't find a definite answer anywhere so I finally wrote AT&T and got this....


Dear ..................

Thank you for taking the time to e-mail AT&T regarding AT&T owned store
locations. We are happy to help you with your inquiry.

You can find AT&T store locations by clicking on the following link:

http://www.wireless.att.com/find-a-store

Store locations that say authorized retailer are not AT&T owned
locations.
We greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Please let us know
if we can assist in any other way, and thank you for choosing AT&T.

Sincerely,

Alicia Grady
AT&T
Online Customer Care Professional
 

ColsTiger

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#2
I couldn't find a definite answer anywhere so I finally wrote AT&T and got this....


Dear ..................

Thank you for taking the time to e-mail AT&T regarding AT&T owned store
locations. We are happy to help you with your inquiry.

You can find AT&T store locations by clicking on the following link:

http://www.wireless.att.com/find-a-store

Store locations that say authorized retailer are not AT&T owned
locations.
We greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Please let us know
if we can assist in any other way, and thank you for choosing AT&T.

Sincerely,

Alicia Grady
AT&T
Online Customer Care Professional
Unfortunately this doesn't work. None of the results show the "authorized dealer" tag that Alicia Grady suggests you look for. And because I worked with Cingular, I know the corporate stores and the authorized retailers.

These are corporate stores:

CINGULAR WIRELESS

3131 MANCHESTER EXPRESSWAY
SPACE T-13
COLUMBUS, GA 31909, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|GoPhone Refills|Prepaid - TDMA to GSM Migration|Prepaid - Equipment

Cingular Wireless

1701 Rollins Way
Suite 200
Columbus, GA 31902, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|Equipment Recycling Program|GoPhone Refills|Bill Payments - All|Prepaid - TDMA to GSM Migration|Prepaid - Equipment


Cingular Wireless

300 10th St
Columbus, GA 31901, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|Equipment Recycling Program|GoPhone Refills|Bill Payments - All|Prepaid - TDMA to GSM Migration|Prepaid - Equipment
(706)







But these are authorized retailers:

Cellular Plus

4029 Buena Vista Rd
Columbus, GA 31907, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|GoPhone Refills|Bill Payments - Credit Card Only


Cingular Wireless

7500 Veterans Pkwy
Suite A
Columbus, GA 31909, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|GoPhone Refills|Bill Payments - Credit Card Only



The differences to look for is whether the location can take all types of bill payments. AUTHORIZED RETAILERS CAN NOT TAKE CASH FOR BILL PAYMENT. Only corporately owned stores can take cash. Authorized retailers can only take credit card payments for bill payments.



Also, only corporate stores can do Prepaid TDMA - GSM migrations. Authorized retailers don't have this ability listed on their locations.



When looking for a corporate At&t/Cingular store, look for this:



Prepaid - TDMA to GSM Migration


or this:

Bill Payments - All

If you see one of those two details listed, then it will be a corporately owned store.

Good luck!
 

wjp09

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I understand but I just suggested that to be 100 percent certain that you are getting one. There are no fake Apple stores.
 

juju2682

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Here is what came up when I typed in my Zip and state



1. Cingular Wireless Authorized Retailer

2000 N Neil St
Champaign, IL 61821, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|GoPhone Refills|Bill Payments - Credit Card Only
(217) 356-5200 1.67 miles 2. Cingular Wireless Authorized Retailer

706 Marketview Dr Ste B
Champaign, IL 61821, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|GoPhone Refills|Bill Payments - Credit Card Only
(217) 356-2355 1.73 miles 3. Cingular Wireless

1327 Savoy Plaza Ln
Savoy, IL 61874, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|Equipment Recycling Program|GoPhone Refills|AT&T DSL Sales|Bill Payments - All|Prepaid - TDMA to GSM Migration
(217) 351-8180 3.91 miles 4. Cingular Wireless Authorized Retailer

1628 East Grove St
Rantoul, IL 61866, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|GoPhone Refills
(217) 893-1999 14.96 miles
 

ColsTiger

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#10
Here is what came up when I typed in my Zip and state



1. Cingular Wireless Authorized Retailer

2000 N Neil St
Champaign, IL 61821, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|GoPhone Refills|Bill Payments - Credit Card Only
(217) 356-5200 1.67 miles 2. Cingular Wireless Authorized Retailer

706 Marketview Dr Ste B
Champaign, IL 61821, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|GoPhone Refills|Bill Payments - Credit Card Only
(217) 356-2355 1.73 miles 3. Cingular Wireless

1327 Savoy Plaza Ln
Savoy, IL 61874, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|Equipment Recycling Program|GoPhone Refills|AT&T DSL Sales|Bill Payments - All|Prepaid - TDMA to GSM Migration
(217) 351-8180 3.91 miles 4. Cingular Wireless Authorized Retailer

1628 East Grove St
Rantoul, IL 61866, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|GoPhone Refills
(217) 893-1999 14.96 miles
I see your point.

They don't list them like that in the old original Cingular areas. But regardless, this is the only corporate store on your list:

Cingular Wireless

1327 Savoy Plaza Ln
Savoy, IL 61874, USA
|Equipment Upgrade|Equipment Recycling Program|GoPhone Refills|AT&T DSL Sales|Bill Payments - All|Prepaid - TDMA to GSM Migration



Notice that you have:



Bill Payments - All



and


Prepaid - TDMA to GSM Migration
 

spacerog

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Can't you just pick up the phone and call them?

"Hello, AT&T Store at Your City Mall, Suzy speaking may I help you?"

"Yes, Are you a corporate AT&T store or an authorized reseller?"

"We are a corprorately owned retailer."

"Will you have iPhone on June 29th at 6pm?"

"Yes."

"Thank you. Goodbye."

"Thank you for calling AT&T. Goodbye."


See, not hard at all.

- SR
 

TrippalHealicks

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I can't get any of the AT&T stores in Oklahoma City to answer their phones! So I can't ask anyone!

I've been trying all week!

The store closest to my home is the main corporate" store, in my area....
It has been impossible to get anyone on the phone there, for about 5 years, now.
 

ColsTiger

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Can't you just pick up the phone and call them?

"Hello, AT&T Store at Your City Mall, Suzy speaking may I help you?"

"Yes, Are you a corporate AT&T store or an authorized reseller?"

"We are a corprorately owned retailer."

"Will you have iPhone on June 29th at 6pm?"

"Yes."

"Thank you. Goodbye."

"Thank you for calling AT&T. Goodbye."


See, not hard at all.

- SR
To be honest, the local franchise holders don't like telling people that they aren't a corporate store. If you were to ask most of them that same question, they would respond with, "Yes. We are a Cingular/At&t store. We've got the signs to prove it."

And remember some of the employees that work there might not even know they aren't a corporate store.
 

Marksman

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One way to check is to go to the store and look in the window.

My store had a poster announcing them closing at 4:30pm on the 29th and re-opening at 6:00pm to sell the phone.

Don't know that all stores have them up yet, but if they do have it up, at least you would know they are a store that is eligible.
 

Diviant

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That means...

That means they aren't a corporate location, only a franchise. Sorry, but they won't be selling the iPhone on June 29th. Either find another AT&T location, or find an Apple store nearby.