1. nino63004's Avatar
    Yes, very tough. I do however think there's a solution. Open a new account with the new carrier and pre-order the phone. Get a new phone number and once your contract is up with VZ, call your new carrier and tell them you'd like to change phone numbers. At this point you'll port your number over from VZ. Now, it is important to keep your current number active until porting otherwise you'll lose it and besides, you're waiting to be off contract.

    Best luck!
    This is exactly what I did when I was changing from Sprint to Verizon a few years back. My sister leaves out of state so we had to sign up with Verizon with a new number then when I was out of Sprint contract we were able to transfer number over no problem. She had her existing number transferred over within 30 minutes.
    09-13-2012 01:44 PM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    Has anyone heard anything about being able to reserve an iPhone 5 for an Apple Store pick-up? I know you're able to purchase and pick-up via the Apple Store app, but I haven't heard anything about being able to do that for the 5.
    I know Apple did that with the 3GS, 4 and 4S.

    Anything anyone has heard about this, please share.

    Thanks!
    I just spoke with a friendly Apple rep at my local store... here's what she had to say:

    Pre-orders start tonight at 12:01 PDT
    You can pre-order for delivery on 9/21/12
    You can pre-order for pick up on 9/21/12 at the Apple store
    You CANNOT go online and reserve one for pickup on 9/21/12. You MUST pre-order/pay for it.

    In 2010 when the iPhone 4 launched, you could actually go online and reserve one for pickup... but that option is not available this time around (wasn't in 2011 for the iPhone 4S, either).

    Obviously carriers and big box stores policies may vary from these options.
    09-13-2012 01:44 PM
  3. jeffydude05's Avatar
    Hey, this is my first iPhone and I'm probably going to preorder through AT&T. Unless ordering through apple is better....? Most posts I've read haven't made it seem like there is.



    Jeff
    Last edited by Jeffyy; 09-13-2012 at 06:38 PM.
    09-13-2012 02:54 PM
  4. msm0511's Avatar
    Hey, this is my first iPhone and I'll probably going to preorder through AT&T. Unless ordering through apple is better....? Most posts I've read haven't made it seem like there is.



    Jeff

    @Jeff

    I've pre-ordered with AT&T for every iPhone since the 3GS. Never had a problem. It's a super easy process. I can't pre-order through Apple though. I have a PIN on my AT&T account for security reasons. Apple's online store can't access my AT&T account.
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    09-13-2012 03:31 PM
  5. msm0511's Avatar
    the big question is: how long do we have to wait to RECIEVE the phone after pre-ordering? I wanted to pre-order this year as opposed to another all night camp out... BUT, i remember pre-orders being delayed up to 3 weeks last year and I just can't deal with that
    If you get your pre-order in before they sell out of the first batch of devices you'll get it on or before the 21st. I got my 3GS and my 4 the day before they actually went on sale in stores.
    09-13-2012 03:33 PM
  6. herofromsomeday's Avatar
    Hey, this is my first iPhone and I'll probably going to preorder through AT&T. Unless ordering through apple is better....? Most posts I've read haven't made it seem like there is.



    Jeff
    I'm in the same boat. I don't know if I should pre-order with Apple or AT&T.

    Advice anyone?

    Is there better odds of getting it delivered earlier depending on who I select?
    Last edited by herofromsomeday; 09-13-2012 at 05:32 PM.
    09-13-2012 05:30 PM
  7. msm0511's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat. I don't know if I should pre-order with Apple or AT&T.

    Advice anyone?

    Is there better odds of getting it delivered earlier depending on who I select?
    I've always pre-ordered through AT&T. It's a really easy process. I got my 3GS and 4 the day before they went on sale in stores.
    09-13-2012 05:53 PM
  8. ECGcrackberry's Avatar
    I am with Verizon and am adding a line Is it better to preorder via apple or Verizon?
    Also what time can you preorder on the east coast?
    09-13-2012 07:42 PM
  9. Wildo6882's Avatar
    My parents are pre ordering tomorrow. They're on Verizon. They're grandfathered in to unlimited data and will have to change their plan to the family shared plan now that Verizon is forcing everyone to do so. Should they go through the Verizon pre order route or try through Apple?

    Thanks!!

    And yes I'm so invested in this because my dad is giving me the 5 that he is pre ordering.
    09-13-2012 07:50 PM
  10. LSglock89's Avatar
    My parents are pre ordering tomorrow. They're on Verizon. They're grandfathered in to unlimited data and will have to change their plan to the family shared plan now that Verizon is forcing everyone to do so. Should they go through the Verizon pre order route or try through Apple?

    Thanks!!

    And yes I'm so invested in this because my dad is giving me the 5 that he is pre ordering.
    I am going to go through VZW, just for the fact that I am going to transfer an upgrade from another line. What color are you going with Andrew?
    09-13-2012 08:07 PM
  11. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I am going to go through VZW, just for the fact that I am going to transfer an upgrade from another line. What color are you going with Andrew?
    I'm going black. I've always preferred the black phone and I really like the blacked out look, at least from what I've seen so far.
    09-13-2012 08:12 PM
  12. LSglock89's Avatar
    I'm going black. I've always preferred the black phone and I really like the blacked out look, at least from what I've seen so far.
    Same here...I always said if I was going to get a 4S off contract it would be white...but dang they made the black sexy with the "blacked out look."
    09-13-2012 08:14 PM
  13. gdruin74's Avatar
    Just ordered at target. Will get call on 21st when I can pick it up. 50.00 deposit.
    09-15-2012 04:47 PM
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