Well, I know a lot of you readers are skeptical of what store employees tell customers prior to the release of a product. But history shows that sometimes, this information can be correct. Not everyone can keep a secret as well as you and I can, you know.
So take this Saturday exchange between reader howlongtoretire and an AT&T Wireless rep in the Chicago area as a scoop, as an example of guesswork by a sales associate without the facts, etc.
"Basically it went down like this," howlongtoretire writes. By the way, in the following exchange "Me" refers to howlongtoretire, and "Her" to the loose-lipped AT&T Wireless sales associate:
Me: I'll be needing to switch from t mobile next week, and I'll need two iPhones and
probably one krazr (means Motorola RAZR)
Her: Well, it's only one phone per customer, per credit card.
Me: So, I'll need to bring my wife and have her buy one? How do we get the three
phones all on the same account?
Her: Hm, I'm not sure, I'll go ask (disappears to back room, returns)
Her: OK, it's up to three iPhones on the account, but only one iPhone per named
credit card, or you can use cash.