Walmart is reported to begin selling the iPhone 3g at select stores across the nation on December 28. There will be about 2,500 Walmart locations and 69 Sam’s Club locations that will have the device. Now although a date has definitely been set no word has surfaced about the price of the device and is unlikely to do so before Christmas. If Walmart was to announce a lower price than current MSRP then surely it would be a madhouse of people the day it comes out. It would be a wise idea if you plan on getting an iPhone this holiday season to wait until the price of the Walmart iPhone is revealed.

Here is an internal Walmart correspondance from Boy Genius Report:

We are pleased to announce that Wal-Mart has reached agreement with Apple to offer iPhone 3G in Wal-Mart and Wal-Mart-managed Sam’s Club* Connection Centers nationwide beginning December 28, 2008. AT&T will support Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club with the activation process for iPhone 3G, and we need all National Retail employees engaged to ensure a successful launch.

*NOTE: This product launch DOES NOT apply to SC Kiosks within Sam’s Club managed by Radio Shack.

Wal-Mart has communicated the following launch plans and execution timeline to their employees:

  • iPhone 3G will be available in-store only beginning 12/28/08
  • New and existing customers in good standing can purchase iPhone 3G with a 2 year contract
  • iPhone 3G transactions only will be processed through, not the kiosk

Execution Timeline:

  • 12/2 – 12/5: AT&T / Wal-Mart MEM Classroom Training for Store Leads
  • 12/3 – 12/19: AT&T In-Store Training
  • 12/26 – 12/27: AT&T In-Store Refresher Training
  • 12/28: Nationwide Launch
  • 12/28 – 12/30: Wal-Mart and AT&T War Room Support