05-30-2010 09:15 PM
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  1. estebancam's Avatar
    Ok gents,

    The word is out. RadioShack will have Evo launch set up quite nicely.

    Only 1,000 locations throughout the nation will have demos beginning THIS WEEK. I know a few in my city have a demo live and active already. So if you want to play with one now, RadioShack is the place.

    As known, some RadioShacks will open at 6am for the pre-order customers ONLY. This 6am opening is NOT for regular customers, but for customers who want their pre-ordered Evo's. Although the stores will be open to the general public, the real attention is to those that pre-ordered their devices. Pretty sweet.

    BEST DEAL ON ACCESSORIES. Yes. RadioShack is known for those, so why fail this time? RadioShack will have in stock only one accessory meant only for the Evo: the invisible shield screen protector. However, they have a lot of other accessories such as chargers, cases and other screen protectors that they will have on the 4th. Soon thereafter (AFTER the 4th), RadioShack will sell HTC skins, more HTC protectors, holsters and.... the HDMI- a-d cable. The DEAL here is that:

    1) Those that pre-ordered will receive their $20 accessory credit
    2) on top of credit, pre-order customers will receive 15% off their wireless accessories (up to 3 of them) on the same ticket as their purchase.
    3) Those that did not pre-order will receive 10% off the accessories.

    Finally, those that pre-ordered will have their own appointment time, and should be called by phone sometime this week.


    If you have any questions, please indulge!
    05-27-2010 07:21 PM
  2. Chris5#WN's Avatar
    Any news on how many shacks wil have a temp 4g hotspot setup in store?

    Also any info or pics of official accessories at launch through RS .. (any Seidio type hosters for example)
    05-27-2010 07:35 PM
  3. Owleyes's Avatar
    I do not think there will be any temp 4g spots in our stores. I am a top 1000 sprint store in the company, and there is no word about this given to me.
    05-27-2010 07:40 PM
  4. estebancam's Avatar
    You can find all the pictures of it at the RadioShack website. The other accessories are not available yet, and I have no pictures of. Will update this when they start coming in, or more information is sent.

    According to one of the managers, only the ones in the 4G cities will have the hotspot, and not even all of those. Only a few will will. It's not a national rollout.
    05-27-2010 07:41 PM
  5. Owleyes's Avatar
    You can find all the pictures of it at the RadioShack website. The other accessories are not available yet, and I have no pictures of. Will update this when they start coming in, or more information is sent.

    According to one of the managers, only the ones in the 4G cities will have the hotspot.
    Even this I would doubt. I am in a 4g area at my store and we have heard nothing about it.
    05-27-2010 07:43 PM
  6. Jordus's Avatar
    the 4g spots were only in 4g cities. They are repeaters to enhance the existing 4G signal, not pipe it into areas that dont have it.
    05-27-2010 07:44 PM
  7. estebancam's Avatar
    Even this I would doubt. I am in a 4g area at my store and we have heard nothing about it.
    There are already radioshacks being remodeled slightly in order to fit the hotspot in the 4G areas. I have heard nothing except that from one of the managers, however. I would believe it, since Sprint is planning on doing the same with wal-mart stores.
    05-27-2010 07:53 PM
  8. pretzelsbb's Avatar
    just to clarify.. the 6am opening is for all RS locations? or does it just depend on the store?
    05-27-2010 08:14 PM
  9. Owleyes's Avatar
    There are already radioshacks being remodeled slightly in order to fit the hotspot in the 4G areas. I have heard nothing except that from one of the managers, however. I would believe it, since Sprint is planning on doing the same with wal-mart stores.
    I am not saying your wrong, as I can't speak for all 5000 stores, but I am a store manager in a 4g area, and I know there is no remodeling being done anywhere in my area for this.
    05-27-2010 08:23 PM
  10. estebancam's Avatar
    just to clarify.. the 6am opening is for all RS locations? or does it just depend on the store?
    Depends on how many Evos the store pre-ordered. If it is more than 4 that they pre-ordered, and it is not in a mall, the store will most likely be open at 6am.
    05-27-2010 08:33 PM
  11. estebancam's Avatar
    I am not saying your wrong, as I can't speak for all 5000 stores, but I am a store manager in a 4g area, and I know there is no remodeling being done anywhere in my area for this.
    Oh I completely understand. Well as one of the managers here said, it is not occurring nationwide, just a few 4G stores. None in your city? I even saw a picture of one being re-modeled a few days ago.

    Honestly, I think Sprint is looking to install 4G towers in RadioShacks and Wal-Marts across the nation in order to have a speedier build-up of their 4G network.
    05-27-2010 08:35 PM
  12. Rudementry's Avatar
    So wait... when you say only the invisible shield for Evo, that means there are no specific Evo cases? That would be a real shame because I preordered at a really small Shack and they don't have a lot've stuff (nothing much I wanted) and I already bought an Invisible Shield awhile ago. Now I won't have anything to do with my 20$ credit.
    05-27-2010 08:38 PM
  13. estebancam's Avatar
    So wait... when you say only the invisible shield for Evo, that means there are no specific Evo cases? That would be a real shame because I preordered at a really small Shack and they don't have a lot've stuff (nothing much I wanted) and I already bought an Invisible Shield awhile ago. Now I won't have anything to do with my 20$ credit.
    Yes, unfortunately you are correct. No specific Evo cases until later in the month.

    However, you can use it for a car charger, another home charger, a universal case, towards a bluetooth headset, a pair of earphones, etc. RadioShack has lots of stuff. Im sure you can find a good use for a free $20.
    05-27-2010 08:41 PM
  14. lshelmir's Avatar
    Uruuum...

    Just got off the phone with my local best buy, Elk Grove, Ca. ... (I'm so excited that its hard to type) sooo. They are planning a early launch, considering either midnight, or 6 Am, and will call the people that preordered.

    I'm just itching thinking about this phone.
    05-27-2010 08:50 PM
  15. Rudementry's Avatar
    Yes, unfortunately you are correct. No specific Evo cases until later in the month.

    However, you can use it for a car charger, another home charger, a universal case, towards a bluetooth headset, a pair of earphones, etc. RadioShack has lots of stuff. Im sure you can find a good use for a free $20.
    Hmm... I already have 4 micro USB cords (I had a Pre), already have a headset, but I do need some earphones. Last time I went I saw something called Skull Candy but I didn't like that kind've earphone how it goes inside your ear. Like this:


    Are there any normal type headphones at Radioshack? Like this: or
    05-27-2010 08:59 PM
  16. reissc1's Avatar
    I got the call today from RS. Just as the OP says, they are opening at 6am. We set up an appointment time. He also confirmed the discount on accessories, but they will not have any evo specific accessories in stock. Can't wait till the 4th!
    05-27-2010 09:01 PM
  17. ataneja's Avatar
    Uruuum...

    Just got off the phone with my local best buy, Elk Grove, Ca. ... (I'm so excited that its hard to type) sooo. They are planning a early launch, considering either midnight, or 6 Am, and will call the people that preordered.

    I'm just itching thinking about this phone.
    Midnight launch would be epic...I ordered from RS so looks like the best I might get is 6am.
    05-27-2010 09:04 PM
  18. lshelmir's Avatar
    Like I said in my earlier post, its hard to type (should have added to think), I also ordered from the Shack, and their the ones that I called.

    If the phone doesn't get here soon enough, I won't have the mental faculty left to operate it.
    05-27-2010 09:33 PM
  19. reissc1's Avatar
    Anyone know if it is possible to transfer your preorder to another location? I will be out of town on the 4th, and I would love to be able to pick it up in the other city. I know it is a longshot!
    05-27-2010 09:35 PM
  20. PlainOldMike's Avatar
    I know we were #2 and 3 at our RS. I could hope for one more to do the pre-order, but 6AM won't work since my gf has to be at work at that time and the Sprint account is in her name. I will be kinda bummed if we get the call and can't make it that early.
    05-27-2010 09:38 PM
  21. muncher's Avatar
    heard on another forum that RS preorders had to end prematurely because of demand? is this a rumor or is it true? i was gnona go order one on teh 31st damnit
    05-27-2010 09:44 PM
  22. bp3dots's Avatar
    Anyone know if it is possible to transfer your preorder to another location? I will be out of town on the 4th, and I would love to be able to pick it up in the other city. I know it is a longshot!
    Nope.

    heard on another forum that RS preorders had to end prematurely because of demand? is this a rumor or is it true? i was gnona go order one on teh 31st damnit
    Yes. We sold through our preorder allotment.
    05-27-2010 09:49 PM
  23. estebancam's Avatar
    Hmm... I already have 4 micro USB cords (I had a Pre), already have a headset, but I do need some earphones. Last time I went I saw something called Skull Candy but I didn't like that kind've earphone how it goes inside your ear. Like this:


    Are there any normal type headphones at Radioshack? Like this: or

    There are tons of headphones available. The first picture you posted reminds me of the V-Moda headphones that The Shack carries for about $50. I have them and I am very happy with their sound quality, but they lack bass, if that's important to you.

    The other kinds are just regular old headsets. The V-Moda one has a microphone so that's a plus. There are also the Auvio headphones that are excellent quality and sound, especially the armature ones. But again, they lack bass. I would recommend, if you don't like the in-the-ear headphones, that you go looks elsewhere.... RadioShack doesn't have a good, quality selection of the kind that you like, such as the iPod headset kind.

    But I really recommend the ones that RadioShack carries that are in-the-ear. Very good quality.
    05-27-2010 09:56 PM
  24. chazm's Avatar
    I have the VModa Vibe II ($119) and to tell you the truth, I would just spend $20-30....though I would make sure you get a mic with it and a button to change songs.

    I think I will spend my $20 accessory credit on a car charger. My iPhone is always dying and it comes in handy
    05-27-2010 09:59 PM
  25. drogapr's Avatar
    heard on another forum that RS preorders had to end prematurely because of demand? is this a rumor or is it true? i was gnona go order one on teh 31st damnit
    Is this ALL Radio Shacks? Because my local one in PR didnt say nothing to me about this today at all.....
    05-27-2010 10:04 PM
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