iPhone shipping on Feb. 3rd for current VZW customers?
So what does everyone think? From the official Verizon Wireless website:
AN EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR
VERIZON WIRELESS CUSTOMERS
Get an iPhone 4 from our reserved quantity before
they're available to everyone else.
Sign up for more details.
So are you going to be able to pre-order on the 3rd and have one overnighted to you like they currently do all of their online orders if you are a current Verizon subscriber? Heres to wishful thinking!
- 01-17-2011, 09:52 AM #2
Feb 3rd is the announced pre-order date for existing customers.
They will ship so that most of them should be in the hands of their new owners by release date of Feb 10th. A few might get lucky, and get them Feb 9th.
You will not get one on Feb 4th. Unless there's a monumental screw up in the process.
- 01-17-2011, 10:01 AM #3
- 01-17-2011, 10:57 AM #4iPhone Genius
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What everyone is saying is true, but remember the iPhone4 launch on AT&T... many of the "pre-orders" started getting their iPhone4 a day or two early... but officially, it's:
Pre-order on 2/3
Purchase/receive on 2/10. iPhone 5 (Black.32GB.AT&T) iPad Mini (Black.32GB.WiFi) iPad (3Gen.Black.64GB.AT&T) MacBook Pro (15" 2012.Retina Display.i7) iMac (21.5" 2011.i5) AppleTV (3Gen)
- 01-17-2011, 12:27 PM #5
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- 01-20-2011, 06:04 PM #10
I love how everyone thinks they know everything when it comes to the Verizon iPhone's release. By the looks of Verizon's website and the email existing customers receive when signing up to be notified it does seem as if existing customers will actually get their hands on the device on the 3rd a full week ahead of mass availability on the 10th. The email I received says that more information will become available the week before the 3rd so I'm assuming that email (to be received around 1/25) will have instructions for preordering and a device will be shipped to you on the 3rd. Just my take.
- 01-20-2011, 06:19 PM #11
Shipping will happen so that pre-orders reach customers on release date in stores - in this case, Feb 10th. This is how Verizon has historically done releases of what they expect will be popular phones. And until there is official confirmation to the contrary, history is a good guide in predicting future behavior. Even for Verizon.
- 01-20-2011, 07:25 PM #12
Last edited by rich13er; 01-20-2011 at 07:55 PM.
- 01-20-2011, 07:32 PM #13
The Email from VZW:
Because 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.
Once a large organization such as VZW has established a process, they are loathe to change it.
Last edited by kch50428; 01-20-2011 at 07:39 PM. Reason: add'l info
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- 01-21-2011, 06:44 AM #16
PS: I ONLY said between the 9th and 11th because it is possible you will get it a day early or a day late but most likely all pre orders will have them on the 10th.
- 01-21-2011, 09:36 AM #17
Wow, I actually forgot I posted this, lol. Thanks for all the posts. I think it could go either way but like has been said, I guess we really wont know anything until the email from Verizon letting us know. It is, however, always fun to speculate. I think I will be plenty happy if I actually get one on launch date and do not have to wait for several months because of everyone trying to get one. That is of course assuming that those who pre-order are completely safe from the monumental screw up that happened when the iPhone 4 originally launched. Not a perfect world though so you never know...
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- 01-21-2011, 11:40 AM #22iPhone Newbie
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Does it really matter? It's only a week between the 3rd and the 10th. You could always possibly receive it anytime between the 3rd and the 10th. As it stands now, we are 2 weeks away from pre-ordering anyway, so what's one week to have to wait for the phone? It's not like you're pre-ordering the phone and having to wait one month or something ...
Yes, I am really excited to receive my iPhone, but I've waited years for it, so what's one more week?
Just my 2 cents.
- 01-21-2011, 11:53 AM #23
Fact: Verizon has done pre-orders in the past, and deliveries on pre-orders are on release day in stores until stock is shipped, then - pre-order customers are provided an estimated delivery date. There is no reason to expect them to change this practice.
Sorry if telling the truth offends.
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