Best Buy to steer people away from Verizon iPhones?

We reported on a Best Buy Verizon iPhone leak earlier but have been told by employees that the screenshot is from a Best Buy Wiki, not the store’s inventory system.  So Best Buy won’t likely have the Verizon iPhone at launch or soon after.

To back up that theory, Gearlive posts what they report to be a Best Buy employee manual that aims to direct potential iPhone customers to AT&T’s iPhone, which Best Buy has of course carried for awhile now.

Best Buy is training their employees to encourage customers to stay with AT&T. As you can see in the document above, which we’ve confirmed is straight out of a Best Buy playbook, you can see that Big Blue is looking to talk down the Verizon model. Verizon has yet to reveal prices and plans nor distribution points though its been mentioned that Verizon and Apple will handle the launch exclusively.

Update: Does that sound familiar?! Techcrunch notes that this is taken verbatim from a BGR post last week!  Way to save some money on copy Best Buy.  Hope BGR gets a consulting fee.

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