View Poll Results: Will You Be Pre-Ordering From Apple Or Verizon?

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  • Apple.

    5 11.90%
  • Verizon.

    33 78.57%
  • I'm not pre-ordering, but I like to vote in polls.

    4 9.52%
  1. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Just wondering if anyone knows any significant or insignificant differences between pre-ordering from Apple and pre-ordering from Verizon? I was 100% going to order from Verizon until starbird informed me that they were charging $50 more than I read Apple will be charging. Granted it isn't a lot of money when you consider I'm paying full retail, but it seems stupid to pay $50 more when it offers no real benefit. So is there any reason I should order from Verizon instead of Apple?

    Who will you be pre-ordering from?
    01-29-2011 10:34 PM
  2. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    Who will you be pre-ordering from?
    I was under the impression that the pre-order had to be done through Verizon. If Apple offers it, too, not sure what the difference would be, other than you could redeem Apple gift cards with Apple and Verizon gift cards with Verizon.
    01-29-2011 11:06 PM
  3. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    apple is $50 cheaper full retail compared to verizon but I have a gift card for verizon and am going to pay full retail so thats the only reason I am doing it on verizon
    01-29-2011 11:14 PM
  4. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Verizon because I believe they are the only ones you can pre-order from.
    01-29-2011 11:28 PM
  5. Scout_313's Avatar
    If Apple will let me pre-order on the 3rd, I will go through them for the $50 savings. However, if they are not doing a pre-order, I'll go with Verizon and eat the extra cost just so that I can have my phone sooner. I've been using a 2+ year old flip phone since the 11th and it's killing me.
    01-29-2011 11:33 PM
  6. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    apple is allowing preorders im sure i think somewhere someone asked an apple rep and they said you could not sure where though
    01-29-2011 11:52 PM
  7. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Guess it's a mystery to everyone then, not just me. I guess I'll go with Verizon to be on the same side.
    01-30-2011 09:59 AM
  8. Gaston's Avatar
    I will not be pre-ordering, as the 1 year contract will only be offered after the pre-order.
    01-30-2011 12:24 PM
  9. VZiPhoneFinally's Avatar
    I am not sure, Apple is $50 cheaper since I am paying full retail however it seems like you may not be able to pre order from Apple. I may get stuck paying $50 more with VZ...I am hopeful there might be a $50 online rebate like they have done in the past.
    01-30-2011 12:36 PM
  10. justme71's Avatar
    I will not be pre-ordering, as the 1 year contract will only be offered after the pre-order.
    Could you tell me how you know this or where I can confirm it? I emailed Verizon a last week and they said they didn't have info on one year contracts.

    I'm really hoping you are correct and Verizon has some info on it!!!
    01-30-2011 04:18 PM
  11. coltsbr's Avatar
    I thought you could only pre order through Verizon? Was the gsm version available for pre order through Apple?
    01-30-2011 04:25 PM
  12. iSRS's Avatar
    Currently, even with the AT&T iPhone, if you are paying full retail, you either need to go into a physical Apple Store, or go through the service provider (online or in store). For some reason, you cam not bug a full retail through apple.com.
    01-30-2011 08:07 PM
  13. Gaston's Avatar
    Could you tell me how you know this or where I can confirm it? I emailed Verizon a last week and they said they didn't have info on one year contracts.

    I'm really hoping you are correct and Verizon has some info on it!!!
    No way to confirm, sorry Chads. Just info from the people that I talk to that I trust I'm hoping that I'm wrong and I can preorder on the 3rd with a 1 year. I will be up checking! Might even call and see if I can sweet talk. Maybe I'll just order and call later to switch back to 1 year!
    01-30-2011 08:43 PM
  14. CPColley's Avatar
    Verizon.. My business rep is doing it for me
    01-31-2011 01:05 AM
  15. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I will try Verizon first. The 1 significant difference is that even after you order through Apple site they still probably have to verify with VZW that you are good to go. Last year when preordering through Apple, many orders got canceled because something in Apple's system was flagging upgrade eligible accounts. Apple ultimately blamed it on AT&T. But people that were able to order through AT&T didn't have that problem since you were already getting it through your carrier. Just looking at past history, I would venture to say that you will be able to order through both. I'm not sure why Verizon would want to take on all traffic by themselves when Apple can take on a lot of it. Either way, VZW still gets the customer and Apple gets the money for the iPhone. It would be best served for them and customer to have both options.
    01-31-2011 01:00 PM
  16. Garz's Avatar
    This is something for you to think about and will vary by state.... I bought mine at Apple here in LV, NV and Apple only charged me tax on $299. I bought my wifes at Att and they charged me tax off of full retail even though the phone was $299. It cost me a extra $32 to buy it at Att. You may want to see how this works in your state.
    01-31-2011 02:23 PM
  17. Devinfowlkes15's Avatar
    Apple Pre ordering start at 3 am also i just called to find out was the times different for sites
    02-02-2011 07:28 PM
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