The device will be primarily be sold in 550 selected Wal-Mart locations in areas with T-Mobile 3G coverage, with further sales expansion as coverage expands nationwide. Â The G1 was released to highly successful pre sales last month and retail sales last week and continues to sell well. Â
Pricing for the G1 will reflect Wal-Mart’s typical pricing and purchase advantage, as the device will be sold at a $31.11 discount from its $179.99 2 year contract price when purchased through T-Mobile to $148.88 with a new 2 year agreement or qualified upgrade.
Update: PhoneNews.com has learned that the T-Mobile G1 has been delayed from its original launch date of Wednesday to November 3rd due to delays in shipping the needed stock for the launch. Â This was confirmed by a visit to a local SuperCenter location selected to carry the G1, and the associates tasked for the sale confirmed that the device was in fact delayed.Â
When asked about posting a store locator for customers to check availability online, the associates did confirm that one would be available before launch.