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AT&T Allegedly Instructs Retail Staff To Sell Anything But The iPhone

Apple’s iPhone accounted for 73% of ATT’s smartphone sales in the second quarter of 2012, but it looks like it could have been even more as BGR reports that ATT’s regional sales managers are instructing store managers to sell anything but the iPhone.

BGR reports:

BGR has exclusively learned that this is not entirely the case, however, and the stalled iPhone sales at the nation’s No.2 wireless carrier may in fact be by design.

Regional retail sales managers at ATT have been instructing store managers to pump the brakes on Apple’s iPhone. Instructions handed down from corporate state that customers seeking smartphones at ATT retail stores should be steered away from Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone and towards Android phones or Windows Phone handsets like the Nokia Lumia 900 instead. BGR has confirmed the directive with three independent sources.

Even when customers come into stores specifically looking for the iPhone 4S or iPhone 4, staffers have been

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