During lunch we all climbed into my car and headed down to the T-Mobile store in North Park mall. Once inside we tried to buy a few G1s for the office, but we were surprised by the response. The clerk indicated that we couldn’t buy a G1 unless we were ‘current’ T-Mobile clients. WTF? Why have a national launch on the 22nd, but refuse to sell the phone to customers like me? I complained and gave my card to the manager. Ironically, we are hosting AndroidDevCamp and we won’t have any phones.
Prior to completing this post I got an email from a contact at T-Mobile who suggested that this wasn’t the case. I called the store back (214-750-6855?) and Tameka indicated that her regional director, David Plunket, had confirmed the policy that ONLY current customers were eligible to purchase the G1. I have forwarded this information my my contact at T-Mobile and await their response. *fingers crossed* (at least we don’t live in DC) In the meantime here are a few pictures of the G1 kiosk and the ShopSavvy merchandising: