1. mkm's Avatar
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    That is what Verizon is claiming on their twitter....
    01-30-2011 10:31 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
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    @missbrix0 That is correct. Preordering on 2/3/11 can only be done online by existing customers the are eligible to upgrade. *OG
    01-30-2011 10:35 PM
  3. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    This is a joke right!? I want to add a new line! No, this has to be wrong.
    01-30-2011 10:37 PM
  4. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
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    That is what Verizon is claiming on their twitter....
    Sounds like they are taking every precaution possible to make sure people don't buy them early to flip for a profit on eBay.

    Also makes me speculate they may ship them immediately.
    Last edited by ericsmcdonald; 01-30-2011 at 10:47 PM.
    01-30-2011 10:38 PM
  5. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    Also seems as though you'll need an upgrade and alternate upgrade isn't possible. You'll need to activate and then do an ESN Swap:

    @VZWSupport What is the process I follow if I pre-order the iPhone 4 using my family members upgrade and they live in a different state?

    @johnyboy189 If you are the account holder, you can upgrade that line, but the device will have to be activated on that line also. *OG
    01-30-2011 10:41 PM
  6. Devinfowlkes15's Avatar
    This is a joke right!? I want to add a new line! No, this has to be wrong.
    Nope this true you can only get if you are able for a upgrade with another 2 years if not you have to wait to the 10th
    01-30-2011 10:43 PM
  7. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    OK Verizon, you better hope this info is wrong:

    Q: I want to add a line to put the iPhone on that, can I do that on the 3rd?
    A: No, only upgrades.

    That is Utter BS and BETTER not be true!
    01-30-2011 10:44 PM
  8. mkm's Avatar
    They are really making this process frustrating! I don't know why they feel they need to withhold so much information/make it impossible for people to know what is true and what is false
    01-30-2011 10:45 PM
  9. cevmkv's Avatar
    I heard this a while ago, but i didn't think it was true...
    01-30-2011 10:46 PM
  10. Devinfowlkes15's Avatar
    Yes it is true because you can only pre order online from your my verizon
    01-30-2011 10:47 PM
  11. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Not only would it add a week until us CURRENT VERIZON CUSTOMERS get it, but we'd also have to camp for it!? Verizon, if you screw up this launch, I may just pass on the iP4 from you.
    01-30-2011 10:47 PM
  12. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    They are really making this process frustrating! I don't know why they feel they need to withhold so much information/make it impossible for people to know what is true and what is false
    Agreed. This would be something easy to put on the FAQ. Like Q1.
    01-30-2011 10:48 PM
  13. kch50428's Avatar
    Agreed. This would be something easy to put on the FAQ. Like Q1.
    And #2 would be the answer to, "If I pre-order on 2/3, when will my device ship?"
    01-30-2011 10:49 PM
  14. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    Yes it is true because you can only pre order online from your my verizon
    Yes but you can order phones at full retail and/or add lines from my Verizon. My Verizon only requires you to be a current customer.

    This new "existing customer with an eligible upgrade" stipulation is new.
    01-30-2011 10:49 PM
  15. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    And #2 would be the answer to, "If I pre-order on 2/3, when will my device ship?"
    Haha that would have killed like 5 threads in the Verizon forum
    01-30-2011 10:50 PM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    Haha that would have killed like 5 threads in the Verizon forum
    Indeed.
    01-30-2011 10:52 PM
  17. mkm's Avatar
    And #2 would be the answer to, "If I pre-order on 2/3, when will my device ship?"
    oh come on, that would take all of the "fun" out of it
    01-30-2011 10:52 PM
  18. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    If you were planning on adding a line next week, here's what you can do to add a line now and make it eligible for upgrade (you will need an old Verizon phone).

    Add a line to your family share TODAY. Put your old phone on the line (easy with the ESN). Add it as month-to-month, no contract. The line will instantly be eligible for an upgrade.

    (You're welcome )

    Quick follow-up: I don't think you can do this through myVerizon, but it's DEFINITELY do-able. And hey, you have 3 days to get it done!
    Last edited by ericsmcdonald; 01-30-2011 at 11:01 PM.
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    01-30-2011 10:53 PM
  19. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    If you were planning on adding a line next week, here's what you can do to add a line now and make it eligible for upgrade (you will need an old Verizon phone).

    Add a line to your family share TODAY. Put your old phone on the line (easy with the ESN). Add it as month-to-month, no contract. The line will instantly be eligible for an upgrade.

    (You're welcome )

    Quick follow-up: I don't think you can do this through myVerizon, but it's DEFINITELY do-able. And hey, you have 3 days to get it done!
    What a tremendous load of crap. (Not your advice, but the whole thing).

    So, let me get this straight:

    1) Take this old craptastic LG-voyager that I used to use into VZW.
    2)Tell them to add it for $9.99/mo.
    3)On Feb 3rd, "Upgrade" to the iP4 and add the data (hell, will they even let you do that on the 3rd!?)
    4) Be happy?
    01-30-2011 11:04 PM
  20. kch50428's Avatar
    So, let me get this straight:

    1) Take this old craptastic LG-voyager that I used to use into VZW.
    2)Tell them to add it for $9.99/mo.
    3)On Feb 3rd, "Upgrade" to the iP4 and add the data (hell, will they even let you do that on the 3rd!?)
    4) Be happy?
    Yeah, that will do it.
    01-30-2011 11:10 PM
  21. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    1) Take this old craptastic LG-voyager that I used to use into VZW.
    2)Tell them to add it for $9.99/mo.
    3)On Feb 3rd, "Upgrade" to the iP4 and add the data (hell, will they even let you do that on the 3rd!?)
    4) Be happy?
    Exactly! You'll be fine. (You may be subject to an activation fee ... but again, if you want to pre-order, this is how to immediately add a line on your account that is upgrade-eligible!)
    01-30-2011 11:15 PM
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    Looks like I'm not alone. =/

    I'll head up to VZW in the morning and see what happens. Why to screw thing up VZW.
    01-30-2011 11:15 PM
  23. iSRS's Avatar
    I don't see anything on their twitter stating that you have to be eligible for a discounted upgrade. Can anyone post a link to that tweet?
    01-30-2011 11:20 PM
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    01-30-2011 11:22 PM
  25. ericsmcdonald's Avatar


    Looks like I'm not alone. =/

    I'll head up to VZW in the morning and see what happens. Why to screw thing up VZW.
    That video shows exactly what to do. No worries, you're all set!

    They can DEFINITELY do this at the store (I've activated old phones at the store before), and as the video shows you, you can also do it by calling.
    01-30-2011 11:24 PM
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