1. Garz's Avatar
    Mall of America in MN which may be the biggest mall in the states had 2 people show up for launch. Even with Att presales reaching 600,000, thousands show up for their launch. Not the same result here. I myself went to a Vzn store this morning to see some excitement but no lines either. This is a 8 month old device afterall. Read below

    Neowin.net - Verizon iPhone launch celebrations begin; nobody shows up
    02-10-2011 04:06 PM
  2. sting7k's Avatar
    I think was the same every where. Even Apple's 5th Ave. store was a bore.

    Few customers lining up for Verizon's iPhone - CNN.com
    02-10-2011 04:09 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Yup, I happened to be reading an article on this too.
    Verizon iPhone Off to a Slow Start - Yahoo! Finance

    I think a small portion of this is due to the fact that more people who were
    already on Verizon were the ones waiting for this launch. Most of those people
    who had an upgrade took care of themselves last week.
    Last edited by forever29; 02-10-2011 at 04:15 PM.
    02-10-2011 04:12 PM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    Thanks for the link. I bet many are holding off until the i5 or just locked into Att and dont want to pay ETF. Me personally, Im staying put
    02-10-2011 04:12 PM
  5. SimpleAsItSeems's Avatar
    I can't imagine anyone waiting in line when you could pre-order online for existing customers. After all, IMO, the AT&T vs. Verizon debate is a coke-pepsi thing so i doubt tons of AT&T subs are just dying to get the iphone. Everyone else could've gotten it before today.
    shipwrestler125 likes this.
    02-10-2011 04:14 PM
  6. coltsbr's Avatar
    I ageree, with being able to pre order the people that would have been in line ordered a week ago.
    02-10-2011 04:15 PM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    I can't imagine anyone waiting in line when you could pre-order online for existing customers. After all, IMO, the AT&T vs. Verizon debate is a coke-pepsi thing so i doubt tons of AT&T subs are just dying to get the iphone. Everyone else could've gotten it before today.
    Remember as I stated... Att presold 600,000 units for delivery. I think they sold another 1,000,000 on launch and had back orders up the butt. Apple stores had 2,500 people in line at opening of launch day.

    They werent going to have lines around the block on a 8 month old devices. The people that "must have now" got it. the rest are waiting or already have it on Att
    02-10-2011 04:18 PM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    This is why the phone launching on Verizon isn't that big a threat to AT&T quite yet.
    If the i5 is launched this summer on both networks, then THAT is when we'll see an
    actual, real fight.
    02-10-2011 04:19 PM
  9. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    Remember as I stated... Att presold 600,000 units for delivery. I think they sold another 1,000,000 on launch and had back orders up the butt. Apple stores had 2,500 people in line at opening of launch day
    ok we get it you think at&t is better. But if you are with at&t then why are you on this forum?
    02-10-2011 04:20 PM
  10. Garz's Avatar
    This is why the phone launching on Verizon isn't that big a threat to AT&T quite yet.
    If the i5 is launched this summer on both networks, then THAT is when we'll see an
    actual, real fight.
    I believe you will see the fight starting with the i6. Thats when many Att contracts will be expiring on the i4
    02-10-2011 04:21 PM
  11. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    ok we get it you think at&t is better. But if you are with at&t then why are you on this forum?
    lol relax dude. He's just making a point. Let's not turn this into Crackberry.
    02-10-2011 04:22 PM
  12. Garz's Avatar
    ok we get it you think at&t is better. But if you are with at&t then why are you on this forum?
    I never said that bro. And Im welcome to post here. The fact is Vzn released a 8 month old phone. My point is this isnt a big surprise. And btw, the seperate Vzn forum is temp until its merged with the regular forum so you may want to get use to people from other carriers.
    02-10-2011 04:23 PM
  13. Garz's Avatar
    lol relax dude. He's just making a point. Let's not turn this into Crackberry.
    Thats the same crap that happend on CB in the Storm forums when I was a Mod there. They didnt like anybody else posting in Vzn threads there. lol

    ** and BTW, Im not a Vzn hater. I dont care what carrier people are from. I just like to talk iphone. Was just posting facts on todays release.
    Last edited by Garz; 02-10-2011 at 04:29 PM.
    02-10-2011 04:26 PM
  14. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Thats the same crap that happend on CB in the Storm forums when I was a Mod there. They didnt like anybody else posting in Vzn threads there. lol
    I remember the good 'ol days. When I kept checking CB everyday to find news
    on the Bold 9000 because I was so excited. Meanwhile, it came out on Election
    Day and a few weeks after the Storm did. Got so bad that the powers that be
    decided to open the "Storm rants and raves" section.
    02-10-2011 04:30 PM
  15. Garz's Avatar
    I remember the good 'ol days. When I kept checking CB everyday to find news
    on the Bold 9000 because I was so excited. Meanwhile, it came out on Election
    Day and a few weeks after the Storm did. Got so bad that the powers that be
    decided to open the "Storm rants and raves" section.
    Yup thats when I modded there. The Storm forums made us pull out our hair. It was due to RIM releasing a device that wasnt ready and made everybody frusterated. I too bought the 9000 on election day. Was first in line. Best BB ever IMHO
    02-10-2011 04:32 PM
  16. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Yup thats when I modded there. The Storm forums made us pull out our hair. It was due to RIM releasing a device that wasnt ready and made everybody frusterated. I too bought the 9000 on election day. Was first in line. Best BB ever IMHO
    Storm was absolutely and still is the worst phone that RIM ever released. And
    I have the same sentiments about the 9000 that you do. That was the perfect
    BB for me. Most comfortable typing I've ever had.

    As far as the carrier hating goes, I always tried to avoid most of that stuff.
    Too many people (not only on CB) got so offended if you bad-mouthed their
    carrier. It was like if you broke into their house, beat the living crap out of him,
    slept with his wife a few times, and had her make breakfast for you. That's how
    angry they'd get. Me? I didn't care. AT&T was great for me. The only reason I
    switched was because of how the coverage started to become progressively
    worse in my most frequently visited areas. And that was it. Other than that,
    they were great and maybe I'll end up with them again in the future.
    02-10-2011 04:38 PM
  17. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    There is a big difference in waiting in line in for Verizon's iPhone in February than waiting for ATT's iPhone in July.
    02-10-2011 04:45 PM
  18. iEther21's Avatar
    There is a big difference in waiting in line in for Verizon's iPhone in February than waiting for ATT's iPhone in July.
    yep, pretty much...
    02-10-2011 04:49 PM
  19. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I'm not really that shocked. I didn't expect anything near an AT&T iPhone launch for the below reasons:

    1) It was already available for preorder. Most of the people that really wanted one right now were VZW users and most likely ordered online

    2) It's 8 months old. So it's unlikely AT&T users will switch for this. Most of them can wait a few months and then make a decision

    3) Many VZW users sitting on their upgrade to see what's coming this summer

    4) In the past AT&T users didn't have many options of high end devices to compete with the iPhone so they were less content with their devices. More VZW users are content as they have had high end Androids for a while so that affects how much they desire something different.

    5) IT'S COLD AS CRAP OUTSIDE IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. Why stand in line when I can order it online and get it?

    It will be interesting to see what the total numbers are between preorders and launch day.
    02-10-2011 04:54 PM
  20. Garz's Avatar
    Storm was absolutely and still is the worst phone that RIM ever released. And
    I have the same sentiments about the 9000 that you do. That was the perfect
    BB for me. Most comfortable typing I've ever had.

    As far as the carrier hating goes, I always tried to avoid most of that stuff.
    Too many people (not only on CB) got so offended if you bad-mouthed their
    carrier. It was like if you broke into their house, beat the living crap out of him,
    slept with his wife a few times, and had her make breakfast for you. That's how
    angry they'd get. Me? I didn't care. AT&T was great for me. The only reason I
    switched was because of how the coverage started to become progressively
    worse in my most frequently visited areas. And that was it. Other than that,
    they were great and maybe I'll end up with them again in the future.
    Yeah I hear you. I would consider Vzn if they had coverage at my house since Vzn has overall better data coverage. But they dont have covearge at my casa. We choose what works best for us
    02-10-2011 04:54 PM
  21. Garz's Avatar
    I'm not really that shocked. I didn't expect anything near an AT&T iPhone launch for the below reasons:

    1) It was already available for preorder. Most of the people that really wanted one right now were VZW users and most likely ordered online

    2) It's 8 months old. So it's unlikely AT&T users will switch for this. Most of them can wait a few months and then make a decision

    3) Many VZW users sitting on their upgrade to see what's coming this summer

    4) In the past AT&T users didn't have many options of high end devices to compete with the iPhone so they were less content with their devices. More VZW users are content as they have had high end Androids for a while so that affects how much they desire something different.

    5) IT'S COLD AS CRAP OUTSIDE IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. Why stand in line when I can order it online and get it?

    It will be interesting to see what the total numbers are between preorders and launch day.
    yeah me too. Hope better than what it seems like. I like to see Apple do well
    02-10-2011 04:56 PM
  22. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    yeah me too. Hope better than what it seems like. I like to see Apple do well

    Well they already estimated between 500k and 1 million preorders over the last week. I think they'll do ok. Whether they sell the phone online or in the store, they still sold them LOL.
    02-10-2011 05:02 PM
  23. Hangfire's Avatar
    Drove by my Vz store this morning on the way to work just to see what was up.......... they had an unmanned tent set up, as many cars in the lot as normal, and all appeared quiet.
    02-10-2011 09:11 PM
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