Midnight Release?

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    Has anyone heard of a midnight release for this? I've been waiting .... forever for this phone and fate has it I am leaving Thursday morning before VZW opens and will be gone all weekend and would rather not buy it while I was out of town.

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    I asked my Business Account Manager, and they weren't told of a release. I remember the Droid X release was the same way... I just kept checking the website starting at about 5pm EST and I believe it was first available to order at 7pm the day before the release date (with overnight shipping, it came the day after it was released in stores).
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    agree with previous post...keep checking verizonwireless.com tomorrow night or Thursday morning, before you leave, and you should be able to buy it. I am not going into the store either.
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    If your account is old enough that you're allowed to bill equipment directly to your account (I don't know how long that is, but mine is) then VZW corporate stores will accept full payment today and pull a unit from stock before they open Thursday morning. I will be doing this tonight. I'll come back here and post if the result is any different. General feeling from the store near me is this was a hyped launch but it doesn't warrant a midnight opening. They also said HTC is normally very generous with their launch inventory. I asked because I won't be able to pick up our TBs until just before they close Thursday night.
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    I believe in VZW's release statement it says that they are opening at normal time to sell the TB. It did not sound like there was going to be any early release of the TB. Sorry.
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    I just looked back in my order history, and I ordered my Droid X on July 14th at 11:30 PM EST. The official release date was July 15th.

    The only other time that would make sense to me would be 3 AM EST/Midnight PST (like they did with the iPhone 4, etc.)
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    I get up every weekday at 5:00AM eastern. So I'll just be ordering it Thursday morning. Even if they do launch it at midnight on the west coast, I doubt they will sell out in 2 hours.

    Of course I'll check before I go to bed tomorrow night too, just it case. ;)

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    The VZW Corporate store local to me (Tampa, FL) said that there won't be any pre-orders and the stores will be open at 0900 as usual. Somewhat disappointing (would like to have seen at least SOME fanfare!) but the silver lining is that at 0901 on Thursday morning, this Irish boy will be playing with his very own Thunderbolt on Tampa's 4G network!!
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    Im not all that worried about if Ill get it ... Im more worried about when Ill get it haha. I want to have it with me while Im gone for the weekend haha
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    That is also what the Brandon, FL store told me. I, also, will be there at 0900. :icon_ banana:
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    I'm ordering online @ vzw.com. Does anyone have accurate information as to when I'll be able to place my order? 3am EST?
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    No one has solid information, as VZW isn't doing a pre-order window.

    Based on historical releases (not related to Apple products), I would start checking the site before midnight EST tonight. I will check every 30 minutes or so starting at 5pm and hope that I see it before I fall asleep, lol
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    Thanks JB...my plan is to go to bed early for a change and I have my alarm set for 3AM. I'm hoping to just get up, go online, take care of business, then catch another hour or two of sleep before a crazy day at work!
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    I was told that supplies online will not be an issue, so I wouldn't worry too much about needing to order it right away anyway.

    I suppose worst case, you could probably just wake up and go into a store to purchase anyway. Though there is a bit more demand for the TBolt, I was told by my local store that when the Droid X was released, they had the phones until about 5pm on release day. (This was a Mall store, so they opened at 10:30am I think...)
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    What about ordering over the phone? Does anyone know when the soonest would be to call and order one?

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    This is official from my wonderful VZW Account Manager:
    (Note: I am EST, not sure if that is time zone dependant or if it will roll out at midnight.)

    dancedroid
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    Bah, and I had just convinced myself I wouldn't stay up all hours of the night to order this thing.

    Thanks! :)
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    Son-of-a... now I am told that they changed the memo and it is going to happen at 3am EST, Midnight PST. DARN YOU WEST COAST! :D
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    Ah man. There is no way I am getting up at 3am. Hopefully they won't have supply issues online...
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    My rep said they won't... typically if there are going to be supply issues (like with the iPhone 4 release), they do not allow VZW employees to purchase the phone... she told me that they will open the ordering to employees and customers alike for the Thunderbolt, which means that they should be ok if you wake up in the morning.

    I think with the iPhone 4 release on Verizon, the online pre-orders opened at 3am and closed at 9am EST.