August 1, 2012

Why No Tech Geek Should Be Caught Dead In a Wireless Carrier Retail Store

Zach Epstein, writing for BGR:

"Regional retail sales managers at AT&T have been instructing store managers to pump the brakes on Apple’s iPhone. Instructions handed down from corporate state that customers seeking smartphones at AT&T retail stores should be steered away from Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone and towards Android phones or Windows Phone handsets like the Nokia Lumia 900 instead. BGR has confirmed the directive with three independent sources"

(Via DF.)

AT&T denies the it, but who are you going to believe: the corporate PR shill whose company fears offending a partner, or three minimum wage-slaves who don't give a rat's ass?

I've long wondered why anyone ever shops in a carrier store. Any phone or service found there can be had on the carrier's web site, sans oily salespeople.

Or, if you're an Apple fan, buy right from the source, and be happy.