1. jwiggs23's Avatar
    I found this on the Verizon forums, and thought you guys might be interested in this, as there's be questions on if preordering will be done only at Verizonwireless.com, or also at Apple.com.



    Many of you might already know this, but i will share for those of you who dont.

    After talking to 3 different genius agents at 3 different apple stores in my area, this is news to me:

    On Feb 3rd at 12:01 am, you CAN pre order the phone at BOTH verizonwireless.com AND apple.com

    On Feb 10th All locations will be "FULLY STOCKED" of iphone 4's. She did say she will have a lot, but depending on the hype, it may sell out that day or the day before IN STORES. meaning it wont sell out in two hours but you might have to call verizon or call apple to order the phone and have it shipped.

    This is good news in case you encounter site slow downs on here. Apples site might be more suited to handle the high traffic compared to this site.
    01-18-2011 02:43 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    If you already have a good relationship with a Rep in a corporate store - you can make an appointment with them to get an iPhone on the 10th, and they'll hold one with your name on it.
    01-18-2011 02:49 PM
  3. jwiggs23's Avatar
    I would do that for sure if there was an Apple store near me, unfortunately the closest one is 6 hours away.
    01-18-2011 02:55 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    I would do that for sure if there was an Apple store near me, unfortunately the closest one is 6 hours away.
    That's corporate Verizon stores... don't know if Apple stores will do it.
    01-18-2011 03:12 PM
  5. janedo1586's Avatar
    Bad news...I just got an email from my corporate rep that they are NOT allowed to make appointments at the store AT ALL for this. She said the iPhone is strictly first come, first serve.
    01-18-2011 05:01 PM
  6. durangojim#AC's Avatar
    Is there any indication that you can do a pre-order through telesales?
    01-18-2011 05:01 PM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    Is there any indication that you can do a pre-order through telesales?
    Not until Feb 3, if the can... don't know why not.
    01-18-2011 05:21 PM
  8. lr_zuber's Avatar
    I sure would like to know if they're going to allow pre-orders to be HELD at an Apple Store. Didn't they do that for AT&T and there were "pre-order" and "non pre-order" lines?

    I'll be in Las Vegas Feb 5-12th. If I call and pre-order to have shipped, it will arrive ~10th and no one will be home. Yes, I can have it shipped somewhere to be signed but I won't get it until I get home, the 12th. I could wait in line at an Apple Store, the 10th, but I want to be GUARANTEED they'll have a phone for me. I don't want to have to be there too extremely early (say no earlier than 7AM) when they open at 10AM but end up losing out on a phone because my vacation was scheduled before the iPhone was announced.
    01-18-2011 11:46 PM
  9. coltsbr's Avatar
    I sure would like to know if they're going to allow pre-orders to be HELD at an Apple Store. Didn't they do that for AT&T and there were "pre-order" and "non pre-order" lines?

    I'll be in Las Vegas Feb 5-12th. If I call and pre-order to have shipped, it will arrive ~10th and no one will be home. Yes, I can have it shipped somewhere to be signed but I won't get it until I get home, the 12th. I could wait in line at an Apple Store, the 10th, but I want to be GUARANTEED they'll have a phone for me. I don't want to have to be there too extremely early (say no earlier than 7AM) when they open at 10AM but end up losing out on a phone because my vacation was scheduled before the iPhone was announced.
    It looks like you can pre order online from Apple on the 3rd but not sure about going into the store and doing it. I would think no only because they said they would not be available in stores till the 10th.
    01-19-2011 08:28 AM
  10. jb1dsl's Avatar
    Looking for confirmation on telesales on the 3rd. I have an older plan and do not want to change. Doesn't it always ask you to pick a plan when you try to order online? I have done telesales on the last two phones I ordered so my plan did not change at all..

    Thx
    01-19-2011 09:18 AM
  11. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    so how exactly is this gonna work? When you pre-order on the 3rd, will you have the option to ship to your house or pick up in store. I think I will be more comfortable with shipping to my home because I can just see it now that when I get to VZW store the ***** that works saying to me " Sorry but I know you had a reserved phone but we are all sold out, sorry" They are idiots, I avoid going in if I can help it.
    01-19-2011 11:25 PM
  12. Elaine5006's Avatar
    I think I am going to wait until I can go into a store. How long would a phone take to arrive if ordered online? It would probably arrive when I could go into a store to purchase one.
    01-19-2011 11:49 PM
  13. kch50428's Avatar
    I think I am going to wait until I can go into a store. How long would a phone take to arrive if ordered online? It would probably arrive when I could go into a store to purchase one.
    Verizon typically uses FedEx. And if there's stock in the warehouse when you order, you get the phone next day. Or, in the case of pre-orders, on the same day a phone is released in stores.

    IF there's a back order, they give you a target date for delivery.
    Last edited by kch50428; 01-20-2011 at 08:23 AM. Reason: add info
    01-20-2011 08:22 AM
  14. 56K's Avatar
    It will be shipped to my work where i can sign for it.
    01-20-2011 09:16 AM
  15. BiG BaLLA 923's Avatar
    You can still pre-order the phone on verizon.com on the 2nd right? Because I will be doing that if I can.
    01-20-2011 09:25 AM
  16. LooNTooNs's Avatar
    12:01 on the 3rd
    01-20-2011 09:30 AM
  17. p08757's Avatar
    12:01 on the 3rd
    What Time Zone? EST would be my guess, but who knows??
    01-20-2011 09:33 AM
  18. coltsbr's Avatar
    What Time Zone? EST would be my guess, but who knows??
    Verizon CS said their memo stated 12:01 AM EST (FEB 3rd).

    Lets hope the website can handle the traffic.
    p08757 likes this.
    01-20-2011 10:57 AM
  19. 56K's Avatar
    sweet, i can get it at 11:01 CST.....
    01-20-2011 11:31 AM
  20. Mz Priz's Avatar
    so will the phone be retail price only at Apple.com or will you be able to use Verizon upgrade pricing?
    01-23-2011 02:32 PM
  21. kch50428's Avatar
    so will the phone be retail price only at Apple.com or will you be able to use Verizon upgrade pricing?
    I checked via Apple's web site - I was shown the 2yr contract pricing there.
    01-23-2011 02:40 PM
  22. Entertainment72's Avatar
    Web:
    Trust me guys (from experience)... you will be able to order the i4 at 12:01 am from the Verizon's or Apple's 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.
    Store:
    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).
    Last edited by Entertainment72; 01-23-2011 at 05:47 PM.
    01-23-2011 05:45 PM
  23. Elaine5006's Avatar
    I just got a notice in the mail that I have a $30.00 credit and that I have to use it before 1-30-11. I was going to use it for the iPhone but I guess not now.
    01-23-2011 06:50 PM
  24. buzzdar#WN's Avatar
    Any ideas on pricing yet. For w out a contract?


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk on the VZW Network.
    01-23-2011 11:25 PM
  25. dcsr23#IM's Avatar
    I just got a notice in the mail that I have a $30.00 credit and that I have to use it before 1-30-11. I was going to use it for the iPhone but I guess not now.
    You may want to call VZW and ask them to extend or add $30 credit to your account. They may be able to help you out if it was some promo offer.
    01-24-2011 01:02 PM
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