I decided to call around in a 50 mile radius to see who was open early and if they were keeping a list for verizon members that wanted the phone on Friday. Out of 12 stores I called in SC/NC only 1 was using a list,meaning I am on the list to get the phone at that store. All the other stores had no plans for a list. This will work out well for me because the store that is holding my name is 1 hour away and is on my way out of the state for the weekend. I plan to use the Google Maps to plot a course to KY since I-40 is closed do to a rock slide. I will post a review when I get there. Has anyone else managed to get on a list or is it first come basis where you live?