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Nokia treats a top T-Mobile salesman to a CES trip with VIP treatment

A T-Mobile salesman, who is also a massive Windows Phone enthusiast, was treated by Nokia to CES 2012 in Las Vegas with VIP treatment throughout the week. These treats included helicopter and Ferrari rides, Playboy parties and more, it certainly was an eventful week.

Will this incite salestaff throughout the U.S.? We'll have to see.

Source: YouTube, via: WMPU

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Nokia treats a top T-Mobile salesman to a CES trip with VIP treatment

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Lol.. Funny, but that's the point, to gain excitement somewhere other than Att... What is taking Sprint and "Andrizon" so freaking long to admit that WP is a major OS?

Well, they had the hd7 at the beginning and now have the radar 4g and a couple of midrange Nokia phones. They could be worse and be like Sprint and Verizon.

Oh we sell windows phone,, not everyone looks for the high end phones, the majority want an affordable device.. And believe me a mid range windows phone is head over heels better than a mid range android phone.

Nice going to Nokia and glad their acknowloging the little people. If all the sales people just give the customers the heads up about WP, it wouldnt be a hard prodeuct to sell.

I actually went into a tmobile store yesterday and they said the Lumia 710 has been a big seller. Here was a huge display and the sales reps were very enthusiastic about it. First time I have seen wp7 get a fair shake. Hopefully that type of attitude will become the norm. Good marketing is what wp7 needs. Things like this will only help.

I bet they are also being rewarded with a higher bonus for being top WP seller too.

Its a good thing, WP deserves to be in the top contenders.

Lucky guy! When I went to T-Mobile before the release of Nokia Lumia and asked about the release date, the dude was really excited and told me the date before I even finished my question, as soon as he heard Nokia he answered!

"Heres the thing nobody wants a Windows Phone everybody wants a iPhone". Thats what my coworker was saying when I showed him the Lumia 710. Don't get me wrong this is 100% true I wouldn't buy a product that I don't know soo I told him "Look if a sales rep actually eduatcated the consumer about the product than most likely thats going to change the outcome from not wanting a WP to wanting one" and thats all a sales rep needs to do is just educate, show them the product and have the end user play around with it is that too hard to ask (sigh)

The reason for the T-Mobile reps knowing about Nokia has more to do with $ than them liking the device. They are getting nice incentives to sell them and will do anything to get you to buy one.
 
AT&T reps should have a similar incentive. It's all about how much money they can put in their own pockets. They may or may not like the devices they are pushing.
 
I had a brief conversation with an AT&T rep a couple of weeks ago and he was not aware of Nokia but when I mentioned the incentives he got really excited.
 
Advertising will get the customer in the door but the sales rep will close the sale. It's good that Nokia is experienced in retail sales as great devices have not been moving partly because of unmotivated sales staff.

Untrue, more and more reps are starting to give it a chance.. I still sell more radars cause people like a front facing camera.. But the lumia is one of the lowest priced down payment phones and has way less issues than an exhibit 2 or the mytouch, plus it's one of the few phones priced better for renewals than new acts

Radar is sold out in multiple Tmo stores & WalMart here. 710 is also a top seller here in Vegas. The commercials are starting to sink in with people & good word of mouth.

It doesn't really matter how educated sales reps are about the product.. We all know people want the iphone.. My co worker was force by her daughter to get the 4s even though she really likes my phone.. Hd7. My phone beats the ios big time... No doubt but the pips wants the big thong ryt now.. Nokia will be a great. Competitor.. 710 is a solid device.

Yeah, ain't tough to sell a WP! You just got to own one and flaunt it a little, that does the trick...!! :)

Jealous. Way to go dude. I'm selling WP7 hard, and I'll keep going maybe I'll get lucky one day. Then again I get to play with all these cool WP7 phones at AT&T, Pretty lucky already.