Hey, just a question @kch50428. I understand that Verizon has done pre-orders in the past but have they announced a message saying that there was an exclusive offer or that you could get that particular phone earlier than anyone else? I'm not saying that what you have said is wrong because I have no idea when they are going to ship the iPhone no more than you do. But I also don't recall them blatantly stating that "since your a Verizon customer you will have this phone before everyone else." In my opinion it seems like they might have something else in mind since they have said that but who knows.
- 01-21-2011, 01:34 PM #27
That's not saying the iPhone will be shipped on Feb 3rd, or Fed 9th, or whatever day they ship it, that's just saying that VZW customers are the only ones who are allowed to pre-order it.
That's how I understood it.
Here's the link: iPhone 4. Verizon. It begins.
It says "AN EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR VERIZON WIRELESS CUSTOMERS. Get an iPhone 4 from our reserved quantity before they're available to everyone else."
- 01-21-2011, 01:59 PM #28
And again, based on what Apple and AT&T did with the pre-order/release of the iPhone4... it is possible that the VZW iPhone will arrive "early"... because the iPhone4 did... but that is NO guarantee that it will arrive prior to 2/10... my take: pre-order as soon as you can, expect it on 2/10 and if it comes a day early, consider that a bonus. Just don't go banking on it getting there early, because none of us know what's actually going to happen until either (1) they tell us what to expect or (2) it happens...
- 01-21-2011, 02:52 PM #29
- 01-21-2011, 04:54 PM #30
Like I said you might get it a day early but I doubt it. I'm not doubting the possibility that you actually get the phone before everyone else but it is very unlikely.
- 01-21-2011, 11:24 PM #31iPhone Newbie
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For what it's worth, I asked my business account rep today via email when to expect receipt of the iphone. this was his reply:
"You will need to order the phone on the 3rd (as early as possible), you should get the device on the 7th, that’s a Monday. First come first serve. It can only be ordered through My Verizon online."
Of course he may be mistaken.
- 01-22-2011, 09:25 AM #32
- 01-22-2011, 10:55 AM #33
Since nobody here is the CEO of Verizon or has official documents of the iPhone 4 roadmap on Verizon, NOBODY is right or wrong.
It doesn't matter what verizon has done in the past, they didn't have the iphone in the past. They do now. They changed so much of their phone policies for this iphone. What is to say the "order/preorder" process will stay the same?
- 01-22-2011, 06:43 PM #34
- 01-22-2011, 06:51 PM #35
That is a limitation of CDMA technology to talk and use data simultaneously on the cellular network... and people with CDMA smart phones already know how to work around it. For those people, it's a non-issue.
The update to fix it will most likely be LTE when deployed.
- 01-23-2011, 02:12 AM #36
I think it would be a wise decision for Verizon to ship them to existing customers before the 9th. Think about it, it would be like waving candy in front of a baby to all the people that don't have it . . . yet
Also, if you look on the FAQ for the iPhone on Verizon's site it states:
- iPhone 4 will be available for pre-order to Verizon Wireless customers only, on a “first come, first serve” basis via VerizonWireless.com, on or around February 3rd 2011 – details to be confirmed a week prior by Verizon Wireless -
"on or around Feb 3" sounds like it might be available even earlier than we thought
- 01-23-2011, 06:36 AM #37
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- 01-23-2011, 01:44 PM #40
- 01-23-2011, 04:50 PM #41
Trust me guys (from experience)... you will be able to order the i4 at 12:01 am from the Verizon or Apple website Feb 3rd, you will receive your phone ON the 10th, so it will ship a day or two before hand. On some.. I repeat some occasions there may be a chance you would receive it a day or two prior to the 10th.
If you are going to a store (Apple or Verizon Corp), I recommend Apple(if you have one close enough)..it will be worth it. Apple will feed you and keep you happy while waiting in line, water, pizza, pretzels, a wide variety of drinks.. you name it they probably have done it (again speaking from experience).
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- 01-23-2011, 05:07 PM #42
- 01-23-2011, 05:14 PM #43Because we appreciate and value your loyalty, existing Verizon Wireless customers will have an exclusive online opportunity to purchase on a first-come, first-served basis before iPhone 4 is available to everyone else.
AN EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR VERIZON WIRELESS CUSTOMERS
Get an iPhone 4 from our reserved quantity before they're available to everyone else.
- 01-23-2011, 05:20 PM #44
- 01-23-2011, 05:24 PM #45
Don't get it twisted, Apple controls this NOT Verizon... Apple tells Verizon when and how high to jump.. don't mistake Apple for Google. When previous iPhone models came out via pre-ordering, Apple told FedEx to HOLD deliveries until a specified date (this time the 10th) because they were delivering some before public offering.
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- 01-23-2011, 05:59 PM #46
I think it sounds like that too. If a person does not get the phone until the 10th then I would wait and go to a store. My FedEx delivers late in the afternoon and I could go to a store in the AM
I think if it was only to order first I think it would say "Order an iPhone 4 before everyone els."
- 01-23-2011, 06:19 PM #47
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- 01-24-2011, 07:55 AM #49iPhone Beginner
- 77 Posts
Nice thing is hopefully we should all get some clarification by the end of this week.
- 01-24-2011, 10:00 AM #50