T-Mobile Retail Stores Start Prepping For iPhone Launch As Uniforms, Demo Units Begin Arriving

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With the iPhone launch on T-Mobile just four days away, T-Mobile’s retail locations are getting ready with brand-new “uniforms” and demo inventory. T-Mobile isn’t a stranger to rolling out new T-Shirts as part of major launches, and the Magenta color certainly screams T-Mobile and iPhone at one.

As for the demo devices, we don’t expect T-Mobile to receive customer inventory until the night before the launch, but demo devices are already en-route.

As for how T-Mobile will handle Friday morning, we’re being told it will be similar to any other high-traffic event they’ve experienced in the past. Customers will receive tickets for available inventory on a first-come-first-serve basis. There’s no word on how many iPhone units stores will receive, but the tickets will certainly match up to available inventory likely requiring the customer to stick around and purchase without leaving to come back. 

The countdown is on for the iPhone 5 and so soon as that clock strikes zero, right back into the Android mix with the HTC One.

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  • Zumeklokk

    So I wuna exchange my phone and I kno theres a 50$ restocking fee. But can I call t mobile customer service and pre order the iphone5? Or do I have to wait till friday and go to the store and try to get one?

    • http://profiles.google.com/mrice.hill Mr. Hill

      You’ll need to go to the store on Friday so that you can use the refund from the phone you have to go towards the iPhone 5.

  • Kingcharming

    Welp, got an e-mail from MyUPS, my order was packed on 4/8, will arrive 4/11. NICE!

  • Chris

    If any of you xxx can tell me why you want the iphone so bad I would really love to hear it…

    • eddydrizzle

      We all have different reasons. I have used almost all the operating systems that have been out in the past 7 years. Blackberry, Blackberry 10, Android, WebOS, WP7, WP8, even Symbian. I have yet to try iOS. Plus I have grown tired of the slow updates on Android phones and how they seem to lag no matter what phone I have used. You could say that I have only experienced that because I only use lower-end android phones, but you’d be lying because I owned a GS3 and it still lagged on certain things. Not to mention the lack of updates.

      Most people hate iPhone users because they just follow the pack, but not all of them are like that. I would understand if you were talking about the people that buy Apple products just because of the brand, but you have to remember that this is a technology blog (specifically phones) so a lot of people are more informed than the average consumer. You can’t just group everyone under a stereotype like that.

      • Chris

        If you must know my “attitude” had nothing what so ever to do with why I didn’t get the job at T-Mobile FYI.. I’m so sorry that my lack of professionalism towards you isn’t to your liking. Opinions very, and to tell you the truth you were the first to address me with your idiotic comment. So with that said I bid YOU a good day sir!

        • eddydrizzle

          Is it really idiotic when you ask us “xxx” why we want the iPhone. It shouldn’t really matter to you, should it?

        • thepanttherlady

          I edited his post and removed the word he used. It was rude and unnecessary.

        • Chris

          what you removed is nothing more but a term used by android “fanboys” sorry if you thought it was rude and unnecessary.. You may want to start removing other things as well like others telling people “they suck” SMH!

        • eddydrizzle

          So you’re a fanboy? That explains your hate for Apple then.

        • Chris

          Yes I will admit that is PART of the reason I hate Apple but I have no problem admitting it..

        • eddydrizzle

          Oh, that explains it. I should have guessed based off of the way he was acting.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Enough of this, I like the iPhone because I do and I’m not going to explain why I do to anyone. Why do you like the color blue? Red? Chocolate? Because you do, move on everyone.

        • Chris

          David it was a simple question and anyone who wants to is entitled to answer it.. This BS wasn’t over the iphone ? but because of other things but your right I will move on!!

  • Zumeklokk

    So I just dropped my phone :( but there’s only a lil scratch can I still go exchange it for an iPhone ?/: