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Sprint employees to begin Palm Pre training on May 6

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It looks like we are getting a little closer to seeing the launch of the highly anticipated Palm Pre. According to a recent posting over on the Sprint Gurus user forums training is scheduled to begin very soon. In fact, it is just a few days away now on May 6. It looks like the classes are also going to be highly guarded, and the students employees will be required to hand over all phones, cameras, iPods, etc. before entering.

“As I’m sure you are already aware, the details of the Pre phone have been a closely guarded secret, and we’re proud of that. We’re excited to have reached a point where we can now share with you the details you need to know to support the product. However, this does not mean that our level of security has changed. In fact, we’re asking you to join the ranks of people who will keep the secret.”

“Before we end this training course, please remember that you signed a non-disclosure agreement at the beginning of class today. It is important to not share what you have learned here today with anyone until the Pre phone launches and we begin supporting customers. If customers or friends ask about the phone, direct them to www.sprint.com/palmpre or the Palm Website (www.palm.com) for the latest information.”

They will also, as noted in the above quote, be required to sign a NDA. Another item to note from these training classes is that each session will include one Palm pre setup and only five students, which should be good for their hands on time, which will hopefully mean that these employees will be able to effectively talk about, suggest and in-turn sell the Palm pre once it is available.

So, what does this mean for all of us who are simply waiting for a release to get some hands on time? Nothing really because a release date still has not been made official. It does however suggest that we are getting closer to finding out that information. Now, let’s just hope that a release date follows soon, and if nothing else that some employees feel the need to leak some goodies from their classes. Of course, if any Sprint employee is reading this, feel free to send anything my way.

Read [Sprint Gurus] Via [PreThinking]

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  1. I would like to ask where to buy ah! ! Thanks!

    jass
  2. It sure would be nice to see advertising from either Palm or Sprint. That is the point at which I will believe the release of Pre has gone from myth to reality.

    Preeminent
  3. 1. FUCK THE SPRINT OKLAHOMA CALL CENTER. THEY ARE FIRING EVERY EMPLOYEE INVESTED IN THE COMPANY. THIS CALL CENTER WAS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST FOR BEING THE WORST CALL CENTER. NOW, THEIR SETTING PEOPLE UP TO LOSE THEIR JOBS. WE TOLD WE WOULD NOT BE AFFECTED BY THE 8000 JOBS LOSES WITH IN CORPORATE. BUT MAJORITY OF JOB LOSES WERE REPS THAT HAVE BEEN THERE FOR 5 YEARS OR MORE. IN OKLAHOMA WE HAVE LAWS THAT DO NOT PROTECT US “AT WILL” & “RIGHT TO WORK” LAWS! THEY WOULD THREATEN US RUSH CUSTOMERS OFF THE PHONE IN 11 TO 12 MINS OF RESOLVING THERE ISSUES. HOW COULD WE RESOLVE ISSUES WHEN SPRINT HAS JACKED UP SYSTEMS.OKLAHOMA CITY IS COMMITTING FRAUD IN THEIR OWN COMPANY.HR WAS A JOKE AND THEY WOULD HELP THE EMPLOYEES WITH A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT. YES THE AMBULANCE IS THERE EVERYDAY FROM PEOPLE HAVING STROKES, HEART ATTACKS, THEY HAVE FIRED AND RE HIRED PREGNANT PEOPLE, MADE DIFFERENCES AND THEN TRIED TO COVER IT UP. SPRINT IS LIKE AIG & ENRON EXCEPT, WE HAVEN’T HAD A RAISE IN 2 YEARS. SOMEONE NEED TO STOP THE OKLAHOMA CALL CENTER OF THIS BEHAVIOR. I HAVE HUNDREDS OF EMPLOYEES NUMBERS AND WERE GOING TO PICKET THIS COMPANY AND WE WANT PUBLIC APOLOGIES. THESE PEOPLE ARE MONSTERS AND ITS NOT FAIR TO PEOPLE THAT WERE DEDICATED AND COMMITTED TO RESOLVING THE CUSTOMERS ISSUES. WE LOST ARE JOBS TO NEW PEOPLE AND THEIR PAYING MORE MONEY TO RETRAIN NEW HIRE. SPRINT HAS THE HIGHTEST TURN OVER RATE IN OKLAHOMA AND NO ONE IS INVESTIGATING “WHY”!! I WAS SETUP TO BE FIRED! MY TEAM LEAD FUDGED MY STATS, THEY WOULD HIRE ME IN DIFFERENT POSITIONS, EVEN THOUGH I 100% GOAL, THEY GAVE NEW HIRES THE JOB OR YOU HAD TO BE HAVING SEX WITH THEM OR KISS ASS. WHAT KIND OF COMPANY IS THIS. ITS NOT SPRINT ITS THEIR MANAGEMENT THAT WONT INVESTIGATE THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES.I HEARD DAN HESSE WILL BE ASKING FOR A BAILOUT PLAN. IT CHEAPER TO KEEP THE EMPLOYEES THATS BEEN THEIR FOR YEARS. ITS NOT FAIR TO ANYONE TO LOSE THEIR JOBS TO PEOPLE THAT DONT KNOW THE JOB.WHO WANT TO HELP ME BAN OKLAHOMA CALL CENTER SPRINT. I COULD TELL YOU MORE, BUT ILL WAIT. WHEN YOU HEAR WHAT WILL SAY LATER YOU WILL WANT TO BAN SPRINT.FUCK OKLAHOMA CALL CENTER—-WE NEED A LAWYER FOR CLASS ACTION!!!HELP ANYONE

    FORMER SPRINT EMPLOYEE