Rogers Employees To Begin ‘iPhone Pre-Launch’ Training for the iPhone 5

With endless speculation of an imminent iPhone 5 launch this Fall, we’ve heard rumours about the next generation phone coming to Telus in October, but now we’ve landed upon evidence that Rogers is preparing employees for the next launch.

An internal memo titled, Coming Soon: iPhone pre-launch, instructs employees to complete training, a 45 minute self study set to start on August 11th. This type of training is not out of the ordinary for Rogers, as it prepares the employees for new product launches. The text reads:

As of August 11th, the training for the iPhone pre-launch will start. Please complete this training once notified by the Just in Time (JIT) training coordinator in your site. The module is a 45 minute self-study; please make sure to complete the following training: iPhone Pre-Launch Training – Rogers Wireless 2011.

Last year, we first reported Rogers/Fido had started product training for the iPhone 4, based on selling the phone and positioning iOS 4, using the same internal resource, Fast Track. That was back on July 12th, weeks before the eventual July 30th Canadian launch date.

Rogers is preparing employees for an eventual launch, and this training has been confirmed by a Rogers employee. Rogers will most likely find out launch dates like the rest of us, but they’re already preparing.

Thanks Gen for the email!

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  • i haven’t seen this at work…

  • Paul

    So what kind of training do they get? How to say “Sorry sold out!”

  • Paul

    So what kind of training do they get? How to say “Sorry sold out!”

  • Paul

    So what kind of training do they get? How to say “Sorry sold out!”

  • Paul

    So what kind of training do they get? How to say “Sorry sold out!”

  • Oshawapilot

    Hope they’ve fixed their activation servers so it doesn’t all end in a colossal fail like, oh, the last 3 iPhone launches.  

  • Oshawapilot

    Hope they’ve fixed their activation servers so it doesn’t all end in a colossal fail like, oh, the last 3 iPhone launches.  

  • Oshawapilot

    Hope they’ve fixed their activation servers so it doesn’t all end in a colossal fail like, oh, the last 3 iPhone launches.  

  • Oshawapilot

    Hope they’ve fixed their activation servers so it doesn’t all end in a colossal fail like, oh, the last 3 iPhone launches.  

  • Cake

    They should be ok seeing as though almost all the Canadian carriers support the iPhone

  • Cake

    They should be ok seeing as though almost all the Canadian carriers support the iPhone

  • Cake

    They should be ok seeing as though almost all the Canadian carriers support the iPhone

  • Cake

    They should be ok seeing as though almost all the Canadian carriers support the iPhone

  • Kirk

    I don’t know how trust worthy this source is.

  • Kirk

    I don’t know how trust worthy this source is.

  • Kirk

    I don’t know how trust worthy this source is.

  • Jack

    I work for Rogers and we have not heard of any training at all.  Not saying that this is not true as I am a front-line agent and this may be above my pay grade.  However Ive never seen this training in any of our modules.

  • Jack

    I work for Rogers and we have not heard of any training at all.  Not saying that this is not true as I am a front-line agent and this may be above my pay grade.  However Ive never seen this training in any of our modules.

  • Jack

    I work for Rogers and we have not heard of any training at all.  Not saying that this is not true as I am a front-line agent and this may be above my pay grade.  However Ive never seen this training in any of our modules.

  • Jack

    I work for Rogers and we have not heard of any training at all.  Not saying that this is not true as I am a front-line agent and this may be above my pay grade.  However Ive never seen this training in any of our modules.

  • Te_ling

    Anyone notice the next l ine “Eliminating discount stacking” = how to screw over the customer out of more money… thanks Rogers douches!!!!

  • Te_ling

    Anyone notice the next l ine “Eliminating discount stacking” = how to screw over the customer out of more money… thanks Rogers douches!!!!

  • Te_ling

    Anyone notice the next l ine “Eliminating discount stacking” = how to screw over the customer out of more money… thanks Rogers douches!!!!

  • Te_ling

    Anyone notice the next l ine “Eliminating discount stacking” = how to screw over the customer out of more money… thanks Rogers douches!!!!

  • Jake

    I call BS on this. I work for a corporate store and no such training exists. Do you honestly think you would here about a Canadian company getting the device before the US does?

  • Jake

    I call BS on this. I work for a corporate store and no such training exists. Do you honestly think you would here about a Canadian company getting the device before the US does?

  • Jake

    I call BS on this. I work for a corporate store and no such training exists. Do you honestly think you would here about a Canadian company getting the device before the US does?

  • Jake

    I call BS on this. I work for a corporate store and no such training exists. Do you honestly think you would here about a Canadian company getting the device before the US does?

  • Kkshong

    I’m not sure what to think.  If it is true the poster didn’t once quote it was going to be an Iphone 5.  Just that it will be a new Iphone.  I still am not certain that the next iphone will be a 5 and not a iphone 4s.

  • Mike Jo

    You work in a store…theres a difference. I have done my training through fast track and I work at a call centre.