Early Arrival Early Activation?
When chatting up the Verizon Lady this AM she said if you receive the phone before 9/21 you cannot activate until 9/21.........
And I was like "Whattttttt"
and she was like "I know.........Rightttttt?"
And then we were both like "shhhiiiiiiiittttt"
Anyone receive a phone early and if so could you activate early?
- 09-14-2012, 11:31 AM #2
- 09-14-2012, 11:34 AM #3
- 09-14-2012, 11:36 AM #4
- 09-14-2012, 11:40 AM #5
- 09-14-2012, 11:57 AM #6
why is everyone so convinced that the phone won't be shipped early? The past 3 iphones have arrived a few days before official launch. Two years ago I got my verizon iphone 4 3-4 days before launch and activated it the day it arrived. Last year a friend pre ordered the 4s and got it 1-2 days before launch and was able to activate it the day it arrived. I haven't heard anything specifically said about not shipping early so I don't understand why a few people are taking the hard stance of it's def not gonna happen. it COULD happen. They have never in the past said it was gonna ship early and suddenly everyone's arrived. just saying...
- 09-14-2012, 11:59 AM #7
- 09-14-2012, 12:00 PM #8
- 09-14-2012, 12:03 PM #9
Look.. Phones are being shipped such that they are not delivered before 9/21. Apple has explicit instructions with carriers and delivery companies to hold items for delivery starting 9/21. Yes, in the past a few have made it to people early. That was NEVER repeat NEVER done by design. It was due to human error. It is foolhardy to EXPECT delivery before 9/21. Period. If it should happen, consider yourself (expletive deleted) lucky... but again, it did not happen because it was designed to. It would be pure luck.
- 09-14-2012, 12:17 PM #10
- 09-14-2012, 12:30 PM #11
- 09-14-2012, 01:08 PM #12
- 09-14-2012, 01:15 PM #13
I feel like the guy who made the Anti Islam movie.....Everyone fighting....
I wasn't saying it would come early, the lady on the phone went out of her way 3 times to say if it arrives early I can't activate it until 9/21......
(Slowly backing away)
- 09-14-2012, 01:42 PM #15
- 09-14-2012, 01:45 PM #16
As far as activation, I can't see why she would tell you that, unless they simply can't physically activate the nano sims until then, but i highly doubt that, since they'll have to have their people trained on one that is activated anyways. I'm guessing it wont make a difference what day it's activated on.
- 09-14-2012, 03:39 PM #17
The only way they would not be able to be activated *IF* it comes early is if they did not have the IMEI/Meid #s in their system which I wouldn't see why they would do that because it would be less load on their servers if people did get them early and could activate them early taking some of the stress off their already weak servers.
- 09-14-2012, 03:42 PM #18
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- 09-14-2012, 10:25 PM #20
Hey guys. Not trying to stir the pot just adding my past experiences. I have gotten up early and preordered all iPhones to come to Verizon. I am addicted to new technology, phones being my number 1 "drug". I have received the first two iPhones at least one day early and 2-3 android phones early before that. No issue activating any of them. Again not saying this is how it will work, and I would agree that the majority will not get it before the 21st. I must be one of the luckiest guys alive. That or God knows how impatient I am lol. Just remember YMMV......
- 09-14-2012, 11:24 PM #21