Looks like Verizon wireless is going to open late friday too... plus more reasons to hate Verizon
While many of us “techno-geeks gather outside Apple stores in anticipation of Friday’s 6 pm product launch,” Verizon wants to make sue that you don’t forget about them. We received hundreds of PR pitches everyday, but this one was just sad. First off, it is pretty risky for Verizon to label iPhone owners (or want to be owners) as “techno-geeks”. Not only may they turn “techno-geeks” off to VZW but they are basically shutting themselves out from selling their own ubercool handset that may generate buzz.
So on with the begging… Verizon has announced that VZW stores throughout the New York Metro area are gearing up for what “promises to be a very busy Friday, and weekend as well.” They are anticipating strong demand over this time period and hence “are prepared” to stay open late Friday through Sunday to handle the increase in customer traffic.
As a way to get people to consider to go in late night this weekend on Sunday, July 1, the LG VX 9400 multimedia and TV phone will be just $99.99. It will also come with a FREE music starter kit — stereo headset, CD software, 2 GB memory card & USB cable — a $79.99 value.
Let’s just wait and see how jam packed the stores are on Friday night. Ha.