1. keithjk's Avatar
    Just spoke with a Verizon rep via their live chat feature on Verizonwireless.com. She indicated that it will ship from their facility on 10/14/11 via overnight shipping and would not arrive at my house on the 14th. So that kind of kills my hopes of receiving it this weekend. If someone can get any better info I would love to hear it.
    I just spoke with a Verizon rep and got the same story. Asked why the email confirmation (and other advertisements) stated that it would be shipped to arrive on 10/14/2011 and she said that it would not ship until the 14. Told her that was unacceptable, and she said that information just went out in the last day or two.

    I asked her why this was being changed (and at first she said it wasn't a change, but the original plan) and she said it was because there was such a high demand for the phone. When I told her an increase in anticipated demand shouldn't change the ship date for orders she was confused. Am I incorrect in thinking that just because 1,000 people order a phone, but you only anticipated 500, you still ship the first 500 orders ASAP, and just tell the remaining 500 they have to wait? You wouldn't make all 1,000 people wait until you get enough to send them all out. Therefore, if my order was placed in time to receive it by the 14, I should be getting it then, regardless of the orders placed after me. Apparently, Verizon does not agree.
    10-11-2011 06:14 PM
  2. SwsFoe's Avatar
    I just spoke with a Verizon rep and got the same story. Asked why the email confirmation (and other advertisements) stated that it would be shipped to arrive on 10/14/2011 and she said that it would not ship until the 14. Told her that was unacceptable, and she said that information just went out in the last day or two.

    I asked her why this was being changed (and at first she said it wasn't a change, but the original plan) and she said it was because there was such a high demand for the phone. When I told her an increase in anticipated demand shouldn't change the ship date for orders she was confused. Am I incorrect in thinking that just because 1,000 people order a phone, but you only anticipated 500, you still ship the first 500 orders ASAP, and just tell the remaining 500 they have to wait? You wouldn't make all 1,000 people wait until you get enough to send them all out. Therefore, if my order was placed in time to receive it by the 14, I should be getting it then, regardless of the orders placed after me. Apparently, Verizon does not agree.
    So now knowing all of this is it safe to say those of us who pre-ordered from Verizonwireless.com should not expect them until the 17th or 18th?
    10-11-2011 06:19 PM
  3. tritan's Avatar
    talked to apple support to verify i had applecare ordered after the preorder day mess up by apple. my verizon iphone is ready to ship they are stating delivery on oct 14th.
    10-11-2011 06:32 PM
  4. bjbumgarner's Avatar
    Hmm this is a troubling development. Maybe this explains why the Verizon "Check your Order Status" website is not currently working for me. Oh well I am going to pretty drunk this weekend due to finishing a huge exam so maybe it is best that I don't have my brand new phone with me.
    10-11-2011 06:32 PM
  5. Alienware_51#IM's Avatar
    I just spoke with a Verizon rep and got the same story. Asked why the email confirmation (and other advertisements) stated that it would be shipped to arrive on 10/14/2011 and she said that it would not ship until the 14. Told her that was unacceptable, and she said that information just went out in the last day or two.

    I asked her why this was being changed (and at first she said it wasn't a change, but the original plan) and she said it was because there was such a high demand for the phone. When I told her an increase in anticipated demand shouldn't change the ship date for orders she was confused. Am I incorrect in thinking that just because 1,000 people order a phone, but you only anticipated 500, you still ship the first 500 orders ASAP, and just tell the remaining 500 they have to wait? You wouldn't make all 1,000 people wait until you get enough to send them all out. Therefore, if my order was placed in time to receive it by the 14, I should be getting it then, regardless of the orders placed after me. Apparently, Verizon does not agree.
    Chances are Verizon WILL do Priority Overnight Shipping with FedEx and that means Saturday delivery. However, some areas in the boonies do not have Saturday delivery, most areas in the USA do. So do not worry!
    10-11-2011 06:33 PM
  6. davidmets's Avatar
    So now knowing all of this is it safe to say those of us who pre-ordered from Verizonwireless.com should not expect them until the 17th or 18th?
    Unless your order status changed to delivery on the 14th, then probably not. Also for those ppl whose order statuses are not working you guys have been putting in your Pre-Order confirmation number right?
    10-11-2011 06:39 PM
  7. nycfly's Avatar
    dying over here. still prepared for shipment! i hope i get an email tomorrow
    10-11-2011 06:41 PM
  8. SwsFoe's Avatar
    talked to apple support to verify i had applecare ordered after the preorder day mess up by apple. my verizon iphone is ready to ship they are stating delivery on oct 14th.
    Yeah, the problem comes when ordering from Verizon directly not Apple.

    I won't hold my breath tho for a Saturday delivery.. I'll be expecting a package on Monday the 17th..
    10-11-2011 06:52 PM
  9. tino72's Avatar
    i put my preorder in tonight and it at least doesnt say processing anymore from verizon, it now says will be shipped to arrive on 14th
    10-11-2011 06:57 PM
  10. Omen87's Avatar
    I'm starting to worry, I haven't received anything from Verizon, no credit card charges, no status updates, no tracking info. I'm worried that something is wrong with the credit card and that they haven't told me.
    10-11-2011 07:01 PM
  11. 1988jab's Avatar
    I ordered from Verizon...I put in my preorder number and it says "will be shipped to arrive on 10/14/11. There has been no tracking number assigned yet..but there is a place for it! I am assuming that Verizon will ship overnight with Fedex...that is always how they have shipped in the past.
    10-11-2011 07:04 PM
  12. SwsFoe's Avatar
    I'm starting to worry, I haven't received anything from Verizon, no credit card charges, no status updates, no tracking info. I'm worried that something is wrong with the credit card and that they haven't told me.
    Its happening to everyone that ordered through Verizon. It will all be okay. Us verizon people may just have to wait a day or two longer than others.
    10-11-2011 07:04 PM
  13. mapvt's Avatar
    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I pre-ordered the iphone 4s last week also. I'm on Verizon network. When checking my status on the order screen I still get this


    Status: Your pre-order will deliver by 10/14/2011
    Ship Date:


    So I'm holding out hope I see it by Friday.

    It's been entertaining to read 67 pages of this thread, can't wait to receive my new phone and upgrade from this blackberry.
    10-11-2011 07:05 PM
  14. Alienware_51#IM's Avatar
    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I pre-ordered the iphone 4s last week also. I'm on Verizon network. When checking my status on the order screen I still get this


    Status: Your pre-order will deliver by 10/14/2011
    Ship Date:


    So I'm holding out hope I see it by Friday.

    It's been entertaining to read 67 pages of this thread, can't wait to receive my new phone and upgrade from this blackberry.
    You, I, and everyone else who has that same message will receive our iPhone 4S' on Friday. Don't worry. By Friday afternoon you'll get to dump the ol' BlackBerry and fire up the blazing iPhone 4S.
    10-11-2011 07:06 PM
  15. Jimbos Jumbos's Avatar
    ok, I have been trying the UPS website "other options"

    I was entering my cell number with no results.

    I just tried it again and entered my home phone number and it now shows both packages. One is in KY, the other is in AK
    10-11-2011 07:09 PM
  16. simplysweet517's Avatar
    Unless your order status changed to delivery on the 14th, then probably not. Also for those ppl whose order statuses are not working you guys have been putting in your Pre-Order confirmation number right?
    My Verizon order status still states:
    Your pre-order will deliver by 10/14/2011

    I ordered at 3:08am Eastern time on 10/7. I'm still hoping that it'll be delivered on Friday! :o I really can't wait any longer to get rid of my ridiculously slow 2-yr old Moto Droid!
    Last edited by simplysweet517; 10-11-2011 at 07:31 PM.
    10-11-2011 07:10 PM
  17. ballerx44's Avatar
    I placed my order through Apple; White 16GB 4S for Sprint and it says "Preparing for Shipment" however, none of the tricks work for me... I've tried absolutely EVERYTHING. Phone numbers, order numbers and nothing seems to work. Anyone who ordered a 16GB White for Sprint through Apple been able to get this trick to work?
    10-11-2011 07:20 PM
  18. Swahl61's Avatar
    I have spoken with a Verizon rep just a short time ago. Afterba little bit of confusion, he stated that anyone who pre-ordered on the 7th before 6pm will have their orders shipped to arrive on the 14th. If you pre-ordered anytime after this, your order will not be shipped until on or after the 21st.
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    10-11-2011 07:21 PM
  19. Manchild Pr0digy's Avatar
    Oh man. Now I'm starting to get nervous. I'm going to be very unhappy if I don't see the 4S on Friday.
    10-11-2011 07:23 PM
  20. SwsFoe's Avatar
    I have spoken with a Verizon rep just a short time ago. Afterba little bit of confusion, he stated that anyone who pre-ordered on the 7th before 6pm will have their orders shipped to arrive on the 14th. If you pre-ordered anytime after this, your order will not be shipped until on or after the 21st.
    Eastern, Central, Mountain, or Pacific? I ordered mine at 8:07pm Central time on 10/7/11 and am still showing that its slated to Ship out on 10/14/11..
    10-11-2011 07:28 PM
  21. ktaylor17815's Avatar
    I ordered my phone at 730am est on Saturday and when I ordered it stated that I would receive my iphone the 14th! Email says the 14th as well. Now when I view my order on the vzw website it says 21st. I hope that's not the case!

    On top of all this VZW's website is down when you try to view your order...anyone else experiencing this?
    I posted this in an earlier page. These pages are flying by so it's easy to miss. Hope it helps.

    If you get the server error, try using Order Status | Verizon Wireless, instead of clicking the link from your email. This worked for me as I was getting the error as well.
    10-11-2011 07:35 PM
  22. ktaylor17815's Avatar
    Eastern, Central, Mountain, or Pacific? I ordered mine at 8:07pm Central time on 10/7/11 and am still showing that its slated to Ship out on 10/14/11..
    I was told it was Eastern Time for the cutoff.
    10-11-2011 07:36 PM
  23. davidmets's Avatar
    My Verizon order status still states:
    Your pre-order will deliver by 10/14/2011

    I ordered at 3:08am Eastern time on 10/7. I'm still hoping that it'll be delivered on Friday! :o I really can't wait any longer to get rid of my ridiculously slow 2-yr old Moto Droid!
    3:08 am? What makes you think that you aren't getting your phone release date. Verizon receives their phones FROM Apple, so thus their stock pile of phones are in America. Apple just ships it out from whatever warehouse to your home. So that's why Apple customers have gotten tracking numbers because it takes time to get phone from China or wherever. Verizon will probably ship it to you tomorrow or maybe Thursday as it doesn't take 4-5 days to deliver when it's in the country already. Just relax, like another guy mentioned you'll get the iPhone release date if you ordered before 6 PM so you're fine.
    10-11-2011 07:39 PM
  24. Mac Protools's Avatar
    Hi I'm new here and also to the whole iphone world so I pre-ordered a 4s 64gb in Black on 10/7 @ 5:07am Eastern time and i'm very much looking forward to this.Been a Sprint customer for a long time and always kept a HTC, well at last it happened!I'm very excited,now i'll just need to learn how this Apple device works..any tips, OR Video links would be much appreciated.
    Thanks!
    Last edited by Mac Protools; 10-11-2011 at 07:44 PM.
    10-11-2011 07:40 PM
  25. InTheRed's Avatar
    I am having trouble getting the tracking number through "the trick." can someone PM me and help me out? Thanks.
    10-11-2011 07:41 PM
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