We have been hearing rumors that Wal-Mart will be getting the iPhone 3G for several weeks now. It has now been confirmed that Wal-Mart will start selling the iPhone 3G in select locations on December 28th. Looks like a lot of people are out of luck with it landing on store shelves just after Christmas.
There will be 2,500 locations offering the iPhone 3G including 69 Sam’s Club locations. With all the details coming out at once, we are surprised to see that there is now word as to suggested pricing. We suspect that they are withholding prices because most people would wait to get a cheaper price till after Christmas.
AT&T is supporting Wal-Mart with the in-store activation of the iPhone handsets. Apparently the Sam’s Club Kiosks within Sam’s Club managed by Radio Shack will not be getting the iPhone 3G. Here is the execution timeline for the launch of the iPhone 3G.
* 12/2 – 12/5: AT&T / Wal-Mart MEM Classroom Training for Store Leads
* 12/3 – 12/19: AT&T In-Store Training
* 12/26 – 12/27: AT&T In-Store Refresher Training
* 12/28: Nationwide Launch
* 12/28 – 12/30: Wal-Mart and AT&T War Room Support