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T-Mobile G1: $148.88 at Wal-Mart???

What did the bird say when it flew into Wal-Mart looking for a T-Mobile G1? Cheap, cheap, cheap! Rumor has it that starting on November 24th, Wal-Mart will be offering the T-Mobile G1 for over $30 dollars off the price you’ll find at T-Mobile stores. That’s right… $179.99 at Magenta and $148.88 at Wallies… for a savings of $31.11.

That would be an interesting scenario, but how legit are the rumors? You’ll have to ask EngadgetMobile who got the news by way of anonymous tipster. The only evidence – if its supposed to be evidence – is the photograph that comes with the story:

Wal-Mart clipboards on one side and T-Mobile G1 stuff on the other. I’m not sure how strong this evidence is… if I stuck some Taco Bell clipboards besides a Mercedes Benz does it mean that…

Alright, alright… terrible example. Point being, file it in the rumors-only category for now. We wouldn’t be surprised if it wound up true but lets not jump to any conclusions, afterall, $30+ does sound like a pretty deep discount for an almost brand new phone.

[Via Engadget]




  • Jon

    Bullshit… unless there’s a 10 year contract in the fine print.

  • Vinc

    The guy who runs the little cellular kiosk at the local Costo thinks he’ll have G1′s for $149.99 in a couple weeks.

  • http://www.googleandblog.com/ Michael Martin

    Its $154 now at T-Mobile stores.

    November 10th is when the next shipment of G1s hit stores in general.

    The white model could be in the 10th or 24th shipment.

    ,Michael Martin
    http://www.googleandblog.com/

  • Ordan

    We are supposed to get a shipment of the G1′s on tomorrow or wednesday. At least thats what our Tmobile corporate reps keep telling us.

  • http://www.googleandblog.com/ Michael Martin

    I spoke to Walmart in San Diego today and he said they wont in fact get the G1 til around November 10th which I believe is the case for all Walmarts – counter to what their spokesperson said yesterday.

    If you want to save around 50% off the current G1 price I layed the procedure out at http://www.googleandblog.com/tmobile-g1-cheap/3221/

    ,Michael Martin

  • steve

    at the store…not discounted yet: people at store had no idea what i was talking about when i asked about the sale

  • najam

    what are you guys talking about? i checked at walmart they do not have the G1. today is 11-29-08 and you guys are talking about how it should be instore on the 10th of Nov. i checked with people at walmart who do not know what G1 is lol. seriously is this a joke?

  • pete

    bullcrap, iphones are better

  • Crystal

    Pete you are an idiot, G1 rocks the hell out of iphone, and you don’t have to deal with crappy AT&T to boot!