View Poll Results: What will be a complete disaster for you?

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  • I sleep too long!

    0 0%
  • Both sites are shutdown because of traffic

    16 47.06%
  • Sold out within a couple hours

    5 14.71%
  • An error on my account prevents me from upgrading

    11 32.35%
  • Other (please specify)

    2 5.88%
  1. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    What are you extremely nervous about?
    02-02-2011 02:39 PM
  2. woody24's Avatar
    all the glitches? every first model of any phone has about 2 no? i'm hesitant to get the Verizon iPhone 4 but have been waiting for this moment for quite some time. Love Verizon, love the iPhone...but there is always hesitation in buying the FIRST of anything.
    02-02-2011 02:44 PM
  3. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    all the glitches? every first model of any phone has about 2 no? i'm hesitant to get the Verizon iPhone 4 but have been waiting for this moment for quite some time. Love Verizon, love the iPhone...but there is always hesitation in buying the FIRST of anything.
    I agree in part but this is about the actual preordering part and not the device itself. And even though it's the first iPhone for VZW it's not the first iPhone 4. I think that makes it a lot different.
    02-02-2011 02:47 PM
  4. skeletongloves's Avatar
    I'm still anxious about ship dates. I really hope that there is an official statement about that between now and 3am but i have a feeling there won't be.
    02-02-2011 03:08 PM
  5. JakePleasants's Avatar
    My greatest fear is that they won't allow you to purchase at full retail. And since I decided against adding a line, I'd be screwed.
    02-02-2011 03:09 PM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    I'm going to expect delivery the 10th, and if it arrives sooner, be tickled my choice of color at the particular day & time
    02-02-2011 03:11 PM
  7. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    I guarentee, that #1 won't happen. There won't be any sleeping involved.

    #2, good possibility, worried about it.

    #3, VERY good possibility, this is my number one worry. Though I fear minutes, not hours.

    #4, colud happen. MyVerizon is very flaky sometimes.

    #5(other), fear of the unknown should be avoided silly.
    02-02-2011 03:13 PM
  8. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I'm going to expect delivery the 10th, and if it arrives sooner, be tickled my choice of color at the particular day & time
    Don't be surprised if anyone gets there a day or 2 before. Usually Apple tells the carrier to not deliver until the specified day. For instance, if your devices gets to your local fedex office on the 8th, Apple would have told them not to deliver and it will sit there until the 10th. But since most things are subject to human error, some local carrier offices delivered earlier than they should have. I wouldn't be shocked if we read a couple stories about people getting their first. The question will be, can they activate it? VZW may not turn on the switch and start accepting activations until the 10th so those people who got theirs early could just have an iPod touch until VZW is ready to activate them.
    02-02-2011 03:17 PM
  9. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Ahhh the joys of AT&T. Just pop the SIM in and go
    02-02-2011 03:18 PM
  10. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Ahhh the joys of AT&T. Just pop the SIM in and go
    You have to activate the AT&T phones as well.
    02-02-2011 03:21 PM
  11. skeletongloves's Avatar

    #5(other), fear of the unknown should be avoided silly.
    Its not the date itself that bothers me. what troubles me is that i'm going to be out of town this weekend and i'm not sure where to have it shipped. i explained the whole story in another thread so i won't bore you with the details.
    02-02-2011 03:21 PM
  12. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Not really in the same sense at Verizon. The activation process isnt tied to the device at all. I work for AT&T, I know what I'm talking about
    02-02-2011 03:23 PM
  13. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Its not the date itself that bothers me. what troubles me is that i'm going to be out of town this weekend and i'm not sure where to have it shipped. i explained the whole story in another thread so i won't bore you with the details.
    Was this the thread where you were suggested to either flip a coin or have it shipped to your good friend Darth-gamer's house?
    02-02-2011 03:24 PM
  14. skeletongloves's Avatar
    Was this the thread where you were suggested to either flip a coin or have it shipped to your good friend Darth-gamer's house?
    haha indeed it was!

    but seriously... wtf am i supposed to do... if i get it sent here and i'm stuck there until the sixth and i come on to this forum and hear that all of you got your phones i'll just die!
    02-02-2011 03:26 PM
  15. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Not really in the same sense at Verizon. The activation process isnt tied to the device at all. I work for AT&T, I know what I'm talking about
    Yeah you're right but I believe it was when the 3GS was released and some got theirs early, but couldn't activate it because AT&T wouldn't let them go through and they were making final provisions in their systems. And iTunes wouldn't let activation go through either. But you are right about SIM card being easier but Apple and AT&T and VZW can prevent a person from activating an iPhone early if that's what they want to do.
    02-02-2011 03:26 PM
  16. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    haha indeed it was!

    but seriously... wtf am i supposed to do... if i get it sent here and i'm stuck there until the sixth and i come on to this forum and hear that all of you got your phones i'll just die!
    Uhh, the 6th? That is a Sunday. I don't see us getting the phone before then anyway and obviously you won't get it on the 6th, so I would say have it shipped to wherever you will be AFTER the 6th.
    02-02-2011 03:29 PM
  17. skeletongloves's Avatar
    yeah you're probably right
    02-02-2011 03:31 PM
  18. hugecanoli's Avatar
    Biggest concern would be that it isn't available on a one-year contract.
    02-02-2011 03:35 PM
  19. Scout_313's Avatar
    My greatest fear is that they won't allow you to purchase at full retail. And since I decided against adding a line, I'd be screwed.
    That's what I'm worried about too. I'm really not looking to have to wait in line at an Apple store on release day or take the chance that they sell out.
    02-02-2011 03:38 PM
  20. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I didn't see any prices for 1 year contract. It may be possible that they aren't available for that right now. But here's my question, what's wrong with buying it on a 2 year contract? Obviously, the 1 year contract is shorter but what's the difference if you paid more for the device now on a 1 year contract or paid a bigger ETF IF you decided to leave VZW. Either way, you'd pay more either now or later. If you are apprehensive about a 2 year contract just take that extra money you would have used to pay more for the device and set it aside as you "ETF" fund. Either way, I don't see the difference.
    02-02-2011 03:46 PM
  21. shinbone's Avatar
    . . . . . . . . I'm worried that VZW will send me a brand new, shiny . . . . . . Blackberry Storm
    02-02-2011 03:51 PM
  22. iEther21's Avatar
    I was thinking if the "My Verizon" site would have an error preventing me from placing the pre-order...so i just logged into my account and it said there was a pending hold on it, i immediately called Verizon and it was a mistake so they took the hold off and now i should be good...i'm glad i checked cus its crazy stuff like this that has me worried about 3am
    02-02-2011 04:09 PM
  23. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Yup, ever since VZW reset my upgrade eligibility, I've check a couple times yesterday and once today. Pretty sure I'll check again this evening.
    02-02-2011 04:11 PM
  24. JakePleasants's Avatar
    That's what I'm worried about too. I'm really not looking to have to wait in line at an Apple store on release day or take the chance that they sell out.
    I'm extra worried because I don't have that option. I'm not physically able to go wait in line for it right now so if I can't order it tonight, I don't know what I'm going to do.
    02-02-2011 04:22 PM
  25. hugecanoli's Avatar
    I didn't see any prices for 1 year contract. It may be possible that they aren't available for that right now. But here's my question, what's wrong with buying it on a 2 year contract? Obviously, the 1 year contract is shorter but what's the difference if you paid more for the device now on a 1 year contract or paid a bigger ETF IF you decided to leave VZW. Either way, you'd pay more either now or later. If you are apprehensive about a 2 year contract just take that extra money you would have used to pay more for the device and set it aside as you "ETF" fund. Either way, I don't see the difference.
    Not exactly sure what the EFT is, but I've always gladly spent the extra $70 on the 1 year contract option so I would never have to be "locked-in"

    Lets call a spade a spade here. The phone is already halfway past its yearly life cycle, and I always equate tech years to dog years.

    Plus I'm Italian and dont like to commit.
    02-02-2011 04:40 PM
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