I confirmed that the associates working at the authorized dealer in my town did not receive free lumia 900's, that perk was for att corporate associates. However, the gentlemen helping me was very knowledgeable about the lumia 900 and it is his next first choice of phone upon phone upgrade eligibility with att. The store only had '1' black phone in inventory and could not give me a definite on when more phones would arrive. The store associate said that a store closer to the 'big city' recently sold 40 lumia 900's in one day. He said those numbers are incredible for a launch. I witnessed a couple purchasing lumia 900's while in the store. The lumia 900 is hands-down the best smartphone being sold today; even more so for those that are frequent uses of social networks and keeping in the loop with friends. This phone will disrupt hours spent on the cpu and facebook, twitter, etc. Microsoft's seamless integration with these services is amazing.
as i stated, the store i visited was an authorized dealer and not an actual att corporate store. the point i was trying to make is that the associate in this att authorized dealer store had no incentive to hype the lumia 900. however, this associate made it very clear to me that he will purchase the lumia 900 on his next handset upgrade because the phone is incredible. he also spoke highly of nokia's product quality and support. i find it remarkable that the only notable bug to be found so far in the lumia 900 is already a thing of the past due to nokia's immediate actions. the associate told be a story about a different manufacturer that didn't release an significant update/patch until almost a year later.