Today is the day that many AT&T users, or cellphone users in rural
parts of the country that can't get decent AT&T service, have been
waiting for. Now that the existing Verizon
Wireless customers have had a
chance to claim their iPhone
4, Walmart is giving everyone else equal
opportunity starting today. Rather than flocking to the Apple or Verizon
store, smart shoppers will probably head to Walmart to beat the crowds
and find way more checkout opportunities.
Select Walmart stores will be carrying the Verizon iPhone 4 starting
today, with nearly 600 already stocked and ready to go. The 16GB model
will sell for $199 on a 2-year contract, though there's no word on
whether or not the 32GB model will be stocked.
In related news, Best Buy stores will also be carrying them, so you're
probably better off heading to one of these two places rather than the
obvious Apple/VZW stops. Good luck out there, you've waited an awful
long time for this!
Walmart to Offer iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless in Stores Starting Feb. 10
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 9, 2011 -- Walmart (NYSE: WMT) today announced that iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless will be available in select Walmart stores starting Feb. 10, 2011.
"We're excited to bring iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless, one the most anticipated mobile phone launches in recent history, to Walmart customers," said Gary Severson, senior vice president, Home Entertainment, Walmart U.S. "As customers continue to embrace smart phone technology, we've added nearly 20 smart phone models to our assortment, including the new iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless."
iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless will be available at nearly 600 of the retailer's in-store wireless areas starting at $199 for the 16GB model. Walmart will offer a variety of iPhone 4 accessories including cases, car chargers, wraps, and hands free accessories from variety of accessory manufacturers. Walmart currently carries the iPhone 4 on AT&T in select stores nationwide.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) or "Walmart," serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,800 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine's 2010 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/Walmart.Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.