UPDATE: Verizon iPhone pre-orders – Did you get one?


Several customers of Verizon Wireless reported difficult times while trying to order their iPhone’s last night? Were you one of them? Apparently the website to order online went down around 4AM. We can see that at least 6,000 orders were successfully processed so they had to have fixed it quickly. At least, the order numbers went as high as 6,000. Do you think that’s how many they sold?

The iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless retails for $199 for 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model with a new or qualified upgrade with two-year agreement.

Did you have a successful order or were you driven away by the difficulty? Let us know if you are one of these customers. We want to know what happened and the details. Discuss in the comment section below.


Source: VZW

Reminders are coming up all over the place so why not here too? Tomorrow is the big day for Verizon to allow customers to pre-order their devices, starting at 3AM EST. Apple has also recently confirmed they are taking pre-orders for the device as well.

Here are the details on Verizon’s requirements for ordering the device:
Only existing Verizon Wireless subscribers are eligible for pre-orders, meaning current customers only. If you are wanting to purchase a new line of service with Verizon and their iPhone, you will have to wait until the phone becomes available to the general public on February 10th.

Apple’s details are simple, pre-orders are on a first come, first served basis and are available to current Verizon Wireless subscribers only.

Take a look at Apple’s latest press release below:

CUPERTINO, California—February 2, 2011—Apple® today announced an exclusive opportunity for Verizon Wireless’ 94 million customers to pre-order iPhone® 4 online beginning on Thursday, February 3 through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) and at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone. Due to high demand, customer orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.

Beginning on Wednesday, February 9, all qualified customers will be able to order an iPhone 4 on Verizon through the Apple Store (www.apple.com) for delivery or reserve for in-store pick up beginning February 10.

Beginning at 7 a.m. local time on Thursday, February 10, iPhone 4 on Verizon will be available to all qualified customers at Apple’s retail stores. iPhone 4 will also be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communication Stores nationwide.

iPhone 4 is the most innovative phone in the world, featuring Apple’s stunning Retina™ display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone resulting in super crisp text, images and video, and FaceTime®, which makes video calling a reality. iPhone 4 also features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording, Apple’s A4 chip and a beautiful glass and stainless steel design like no other mobile phone. Verizon Wireless customers will also enjoy new Personal Hotspot capabilities allowing them to use iPhone 4 to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network will be available for a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model with a new two year agreement. iPhone 4 will be available through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 4 will also be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communication Stores nationwide, online at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone, select retail partners, and by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

Source: BGR