1. bwood021174's Avatar
    UPDATE: Got shipping confirmation this afternoon, next day shipping, so ordered today from VZ and will get it tomorrow afternoon, I surely was NOT expecting that quick, but so happy about it. The soonest I was expecting shipment was 11/11 if then... but Verizon came through, or at least I am assuming a shipping confirmation and tracking is for real. LOL


    Just tracked shipment and it's only 90 miles from me in Shreveport. Scheduled for delivery by 4:30pm.

    What puzzles me is how many posters here are having such long waits, and others get their's shipped right away. Makes you want to go "hmmmm"
    11-09-2011 09:53 AM
  2. efar76's Avatar
    I ordered 2 (32GBs, one white, one black) iPhones on October 29th over the phone from Verizon which was required due to a manager override needed on one of my lines (to replace my Droid Incredibles that were plagued by a bad Gingerbread update).

    Was told over the phone that they would be shipped by 11/4; however the email notification I received stated the 11th as my ship by date... I'm hoping I'll get them before the 11th but I'm not counting on it.
    11-09-2011 10:57 AM
  3. txbosox's Avatar
    I got my 4S last night, my mother got hers too, but couldn't activate it (port in from VZW to AT&T). My dad's black 16GB comes in tomorrow. Ordered 10/24 at my local AT&T store. Just about 2 weeks to deliver. Love my 4S!
    11-09-2011 11:31 AM
  4. SnapbackStyle's Avatar
    Ordered 1 iPhone 4S White (16 GB) from AT&T online 11/01 (4PM), Got off backorder 11/08 (4PM), Shipped "Priority overnight" FedEx 11/09 (4AM), Arriving 11/10 (5PM). 10 days from order date!
    11-09-2011 12:42 PM
  5. Rockdog97's Avatar
    I ordered a 32 GB Black from AT&T yesterday (over the phone) and it will be delivered via FED EX tomorrow by 3pm! All I can day is WOWOZERS!! That was freak'n fast!
    11-09-2011 05:01 PM
  6. cal1952's Avatar
    Ordered a 64GB Black from Sprint on Nov 2. Still in backorder status last night. Today I got a tracking number and it is out for delivery.
    11-09-2011 05:45 PM
  7. DJLILM's Avatar
    order mines from the at&t store Nov 4 on backorder so i should see some changes next week or next Friday .
    11-09-2011 07:06 PM
  8. LingLing511's Avatar
    Well, I too am impatiently waiting. Ordered white 16g iphone 4s Sat. 11/5 via AT&T online and, just like the rest of you, the order tracking shows my phone on backorder. When ordering, I was given the timeframe of 14-21 days but I'm obviously hoping for much sooner! Fingers crossed!
    11-10-2011 10:20 AM
  9. mrsadkins9399's Avatar
    Ordered 16GB White AT&T through Apple 11/1-Still Processing estimated delivery-November 14-21.
    11-10-2011 11:40 AM
  10. LingLing511's Avatar
    MrsAdkins, when did you receive an expected delivery date? I get nothing of the sort when checking my order status online with AT&T. Although, checking it a dozen times a day won't get me a delivery date any faster... lol!
    11-10-2011 12:07 PM
  11. mrsadkins9399's Avatar
    MrsAdkins, when did you receive an expected delivery date? I get nothing of the sort when checking my order status online with AT&T. Although, checking it a dozen times a day won't get me a delivery date any faster... lol!
    When I got the order acknowledgement email but I ordered through Apple.
    11-10-2011 01:06 PM
  12. LingLing511's Avatar
    Well, progress has been made! I just checked and my phone is no longer showing on backorder!! Now I await tracking information!! I'm smitten with joy!

    What are the chances it shows up tomorrow?? It will kill me if it's not able to be delivered until Monday...
    11-10-2011 03:28 PM
  13. efar76's Avatar
    Tomorrow is supposed to be my ship by date!!! Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get that magical email!
    11-10-2011 09:48 PM
  14. ladyc0524's Avatar
    My sister ordered hers through Sprint on the 1st of this month. She got it yesterday and couldn't be happier!
    11-10-2011 11:11 PM
  15. mrsadkins9399's Avatar
    Mine is now preparing for shipment!
    11-10-2011 11:48 PM
  16. DJLILM's Avatar
    order mines from the at&t store Nov 4 on backorder so i should see some changes next week or next Friday .
    just came off backordered now processing
    11-11-2011 12:42 AM
  17. efar76's Avatar
    Woke up to this email from Verizon:

    Important information about your iPhone 4S order.
    Congratulations and thank you for your iPhone 4S order. We know that you are
    anxiously awaiting the arrival of your new phone.
    Due to the volume of orders received, your phone may not be shipped as scheduled
    on 11/11 and your order could be delayed. We will continue to keep you informed
    with further updates including a new shipping date.
    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We recognize that you
    have a choice in wireless service and thank you for choosing Verizon Wireless.

    UGH.
    11-11-2011 06:22 AM
  18. LingLing511's Avatar
    Mine came off backorder yesterday but still no shipping information...I'll be checking throughout the day to see if a tracking number is posted. I feel like a little kid before Christmas! I'm giddy and anxious!
    11-11-2011 09:43 AM
  19. Allesandro's Avatar
    Woke up to this email from Verizon:

    Important information about your iPhone 4S order.
    Congratulations and thank you for your iPhone 4S order. We know that you are
    anxiously awaiting the arrival of your new phone.
    Due to the volume of orders received, your phone may not be shipped as scheduled
    on 11/11 and your order could be delayed. We will continue to keep you informed
    with further updates including a new shipping date.
    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We recognize that you
    have a choice in wireless service and thank you for choosing Verizon Wireless.

    UGH.
    I was also promised a shipment today, with a pick up either tomorrow or Monday. If there is another delay (already almost three weeks' wait), I am going to cancel my order at the Verizon store and go to Radio Shack where they have "tons" of iPhone 4s phones in stock. I won't get the $30 customer discount Verizon is offering, but so what? It will be worth it to pay the extra $30 and have my phone in hand, instead of waiting for another indefinite period before Verizon can deliver.
    11-11-2011 10:00 AM
  20. mrsadkins9399's Avatar
    Mine shipped this morning via FedEx with a estimated delivery date of 11/15 by 10:30 AM. It has already left Hong Kong.
    11-11-2011 10:28 AM
  21. efar76's Avatar
    I was also promised a shipment today, with a pick up either tomorrow or Monday. If there is another delay (already almost three weeks' wait), I am going to cancel my order at the Verizon store and go to Radio Shack where they have "tons" of iPhone 4s phones in stock. I won't get the $30 customer discount Verizon is offering, but so what? It will be worth it to pay the extra $30 and have my phone in hand, instead of waiting for another indefinite period before Verizon can deliver.
    I have a manager override on my account that forced my order to be over the phone... I think I'm stuck riding this order out.

    I will be calling tonight after work to see when my "new" target ship date is.
    11-11-2011 04:59 PM
  22. Allesandro's Avatar
    I have a manager override on my account that forced my order to be over the phone... I think I'm stuck riding this order out.

    I will be calling tonight after work to see when my "new" target ship date is.
    So a "manager override" means that you cannot cancel your order even if you wanted to?
    11-11-2011 05:17 PM
  23. efar76's Avatar
    So a "manager override" means that you cannot cancel your order even if you wanted to?
    No, it means they had to do an early upgrade (8 months early) on one of my lines (due to a problem I was having with my Gingerbread broken Droid Incredibles). They told me (via their tech support) that would be the only way I could get them at the reduced rate (the store would not be able to put in the same override). Whether that is true (or just what they decided to tell me to appease the situation) I am not sure.

    Interesting twist. I did call around to all of the local VZW resellers (including Radio Shack) and no one had any stock. So, I (dreadfully) called Verizon to find out if they could get me an update on when my "delayed" iPhones will be here (1 black 32GB and 1 white 32GB for those who missed my first post). When I try to check my order status through the automated system, it says my order has been processed and I should have in 2 business days. Then, when I press 2 to get my tracking number, it said they show my phones have already been received and activated... WTF.

    I switched over to actually speak to someone and they told me that, in order to do this override, they had to enter it into one system and then delete or convert it into another (whatever the hell that means) but he was showing that my cc info had been "processed" (even though it wasn't posted on my bank account yet) and I should have a tracking number this evening. They are supposed to call me back (which I have had no success with them doing lately) this evening with my tracking number...
    11-11-2011 07:20 PM
  24. LingLing511's Avatar
    My phone has been off backorder for well over 24 hours but still NO shipping details. I'm starting to get really frustrated.
    11-11-2011 07:21 PM
  25. efar76's Avatar
    well, last night came and went... and no callback from VZW with my tracking number... why am I not surprised???
    11-12-2011 07:11 AM
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