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iPhone now available at Best Buy stores

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Sep 2008 14:34 User comments (4)

iPhone now available at Best Buy stores After announcing last month that it would be the first retailer to sell the popular Apple iPhone, the chain has finally begun doing so, offering the iPhone 3G in 970 stores and 16 Best Buy Mobile stores.
The move marks the first time the phone has been available in the US outside of Apple's or AT&T's own stores.

To quote the original release:

"We had a lot of work to do, obviously, to get in a position where Apple and AT&T would feel good about Best Buy Mobile carrying it, and that's what we've done in the last 18 months," said Shawn Score, president of Best Buy Mobile.

Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris added that because of the company's good standing relationship (the retailer sells Macs and iPods as well), Best Buy can now sell the iPhone as well.

Just last week Best Buy announced that it had finished its conversion of in-store cell phone departments to the "Best Buy Mobile" brand. Computers were upgraded to handle cell-phone activation and employees received 250,000 hours of extra training.

Score added that the Best Buy Mobile brand was a joint venture with CarPhone Warehouse Group, which is Europe's largest cell-phone retailer.

The 970 new stores with iPhone availability are in addition to the 2,050 AT&T stores and Apple's 190 stores.

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4 user comments

18.9.2008 15:03

does this mean i can buy the iphone from bestbuy and add it to my family plan from AT&T?

29.9.2008 12:35

yes you can

39.9.2008 21:48

Are this phones 3G like mine?

Mine has no bars and if I get a connection it is likely that the call will drop..............

Apple need to recall the piece of crap that I bought.

410.9.2008 14:06

Thats alright, I'll keep my superior Blackberry.

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