1. bmxfreak995's Avatar
    I understand that Verizon customers will be able to pre-order the iphone on feb 3rd, does that mean that they will ship on feb 3rd or will you just be sent one on the 9th and get it on the 10th with everyone else that waits in line for hours?
    01-11-2011 06:51 PM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    I bet your correct
    01-11-2011 06:55 PM
  3. bmxfreak995's Avatar
    You think they will send them out early or wait?
    01-11-2011 07:48 PM
  4. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    I have pre-ordered a few times with Verizon. More times than not, I have received my phones before they were available in the stores. Not saying this will happen with the iPhone, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did.
    01-11-2011 08:12 PM
  5. Garz's Avatar
    you never know. ATT's release date for iPhone 4 was 06/24 and many peoples preorders showed up 06/23 so if anything, I wouldnt expect more than a day or so
    01-11-2011 08:13 PM
  6. Vorpal279's Avatar
    If you pre order a phone, is it shipped to you with your number already programmed into it or do you bring it in to your local store to have that done?
    01-11-2011 08:19 PM
  7. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    If you pre order a phone, is it shipped to you with your number already programmed into it or do you bring it in to your local store to have that done?
    You can activate it from home.
    01-11-2011 08:21 PM
  8. coltsbr's Avatar
    I have pre-ordered a few times with Verizon. More times than not, I have received my phones before they were available in the stores. Not saying this will happen with the iPhone, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did.
    I have ordered a few times like that and have also got the phones a little before the store has. It would be nice if that was the case this time.
    01-11-2011 10:16 PM
  9. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    I always got my phone the day it came out in stores its just nice not having to risk waiting in line and getting shafted if they run out which hopefully this doesnt happen with the iphone maybe they can keep enough stock atleast for 1 day.
    01-12-2011 12:46 AM
  10. bmxfreak995's Avatar
    Thanks guys. The reason i asked was because the reporter on one of the CNET videos made it sound like verizon cusotmers would get them earlier. crossing my fingers
    01-12-2011 12:45 PM
  11. Machine gunport's Avatar
    I also have pre-ordered, and don't live in a big metro area, but still got the phone the day prior to store release. Hope it happens this time also!
    01-12-2011 12:51 PM
  12. Vorpal279's Avatar
    You can activate it from home.
    Pardon my ignorance, but how do you activate it from home? Do you do it online, on the computer, over the air? What exactly do you do?
    01-12-2011 08:13 PM
  13. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    Pardon my ignorance, but how do you activate it from home? Do you do it online, on the computer, over the air? What exactly do you do?
    you dial *228 and it takes you through the activation over the air
    01-12-2011 08:37 PM
  14. kch50428's Avatar
    The activation process for iPhones involves hooking to a computer and syncing with iTunes. Part of Verizon's "get ready" process includes instructions on downloading and setting up iTunes.
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    01-12-2011 09:12 PM
  15. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    The activation process for iPhones involves hooking to a computer and syncing with iTunes. Part of Verizon's "get ready" process includes instructions on downloading and setting up iTunes.
    how does hooking up with itunes activate a phone for verizon? Maybe that is something else you have to do but i still think there is something you will have to dial on the phone to activate it
    01-12-2011 09:20 PM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    how does hooking up with itunes activate a phone for verizon? Maybe that is something else you have to do but i still think there is something you will have to dial on the phone to activate it
    Don't know. Those who pre-order and get phones shipped will get all the instructions needed... you'll have to call an 800# to accept terms/conditions which will be what locks you into your contract. From there, you activate the phone as directed typically, once T&C are done, you dial *228 and select option 1 to OTA program the phone.
    Last edited by kch50428; 01-12-2011 at 09:39 PM. Reason: add info
    01-12-2011 09:36 PM
  17. lr_zuber's Avatar
    I really wish the Pre-orders would SHIP the 3rd. I will be out of town the 5-12. So if it ships the 10th, I won't be home to sign. I could have it sent elsewhere but that's a pain. I've considered picking up in store on the 10th (I'll be in Las Vegas) but I really hate to wait in line at who-knows-what time and NOT get one!

    Didn't they do pre-orders for pick-up at Apple or AT&T for the AT&T iPhone 4???
    01-13-2011 12:40 AM
  18. alupo790's Avatar
    what time does everyone think the preorder will start on the 3rd?
    01-13-2011 11:09 AM
  19. coltsbr's Avatar
    what time does everyone think the preorder will start on the 3rd?
    12am Thursday morning.
    01-13-2011 11:52 AM
  20. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    I really wish the Pre-orders would SHIP the 3rd. I will be out of town the 5-12. So if it ships the 10th, I won't be home to sign. I could have it sent elsewhere but that's a pain. I've considered picking up in store on the 10th (I'll be in Las Vegas) but I really hate to wait in line at who-knows-what time and NOT get one!

    Didn't they do pre-orders for pick-up at Apple or AT&T for the AT&T iPhone 4???
    if you call into a verizon store they may hold one for you idk what the store policy is there but i know around where i live i know the reps well and if i called in they would hold one for me. Maybe give that a shot
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    01-13-2011 12:03 PM
  21. alupo790's Avatar
    12am Thursday morning.
    i got my bb storm2 the day it came out on the website and it wasnt at 12 am it was later then that, i saw 3 am some peopel said, i didnt stay up til then but i read that after the fact.
    01-13-2011 01:01 PM
  22. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    i got my bb storm2 the day it came out on the website and it wasnt at 12 am it was later then that, i saw 3 am some peopel said, i didnt stay up til then but i read that after the fact.
    i know when the fascinate was doing preorders the website was up at 12 to order
    01-13-2011 01:08 PM
  23. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I'm guessing somewhere in the morning around 11am or so..
    01-13-2011 01:14 PM
  24. coltsbr's Avatar
    i got my bb storm2 the day it came out on the website and it wasnt at 12 am it was later then that, i saw 3 am some peopel said, i didnt stay up til then but i read that after the fact.
    I pre ordered my Blackberry Bold at midnight when it was up for Pre order. I guess we will find out Feb 3rd.
    01-13-2011 01:41 PM
  25. alupo790's Avatar
    i hope so, i wanna make sure i get it on time and not miss out and have to go wait on a ridic line on the 10th
    01-13-2011 01:55 PM
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