vzw iPhone Pre-Pre-order

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  1. huskur

    huskur Senior Member

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    Right! The door has SLAMMED again on the iphone. Still...its' only a matter of time
     
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    sgtmorph Member

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    good.....now i have a reason to go curse out the person who told me otherwise dancedroid
     
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    sgtmorph Member

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    also i bet they are just under order to be hush and they are denying that i let the cat out of the bag.

    Look what i just found:

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg's Consumer Electronics Show keynote Thursday was a snoozathon, but the company sent an electric jolt through the tech world on Friday with a bright-red invitation to a press event on Tuesday.
    Scheduled for early January 11 -- 1/11/11 at 11 a.m., to be precise -- in New York City, the event looks likely to be Verizon's long-awaited, widely leaked but never officially announced unveiling of a Verizon iPhone. Numerous media outlets, including Fortune, have confirmed with sources that the device would come to Verizon's network in early 2011, but so far Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) and Verizon (VZ, Fortune 500) have stayed mum about their launch plans and timing.
     
  4. jim1969

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    Verizon called me a couple of weeks back to get my wife to use her NE2 upgrade. Told the rep she was waiting for the iphone. The rep stated that she would put my wife on a list to be called when the iPhone is to be released. Whatever that's worth.
     
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    aaf709 Nice Guy Premium Member

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    An excellent question. I wonder if another Verizon store would do the same.
     
  6. debdroid1a

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    To satisfy the customer. Then they put the black binder away and laugh when you walk out the door.
    It keeps quesitons at bay and keeps their current customers happy.

    Also it gives them reason to call you for solicitation. You've given them your number so they can call you when the iPhone doesn't come and try to get you to buy a new verizon phone. In essence you've given them permission to call you for cold calls.

    Hope you enjoy telemarketers.
     
  7. LS&N

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    Wooohooo!
    I just pre-ordered my iPhone!!!!!

    Gotta do it online

    I like my moto droid very much but only have it because there was no Verizon/iPhone combo - till now

    Come on Feb 3......
     
  8. jkhonea

    jkhonea DF Super Moderator

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    How exactly did you manage that since there is no option on the upgrade page and Verizon has said they won't have this set up until the 3rd of February? What page are you looking at?
     
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    LS&N New Member

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    https://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/splash/iphone.jsp
    Then click on:
    Sign up for more details.
    Pre order there
     
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    jkhonea DF Super Moderator

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    Yes I had done that, but nothing was up about a preorder. Did that shoot you to another page?
     
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    Moments before I posted I visited verizon's site and the first page up had a huge pre order splash screen which took me to the form I pointed you to
    I filled it out and am pacing the floor waiting on Feb 3, got to get back to work

    Under FAQs there is this:

    4. When can I purchase iPhone?

    iPhone 4 will be available for pre-order to Verizon Wireless customers only, on a “first come, first serve” basis via VerizonWireless.com, on or around February 3rd 2011 – details to be confirmed a week prior by Verizon Wireless. New and existing customers can purchase in select channels on February 10th 2011.
     
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    jkhonea DF Super Moderator

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    Ahh, so you got the same notification as me, not the actual preorder. Cool deal. Just wanted to make sure I hadn't missed something.
     
  13. LS&N

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    Well, the way I read it is by filling out form we have the option to get one a week before the masses and/or before they run out

    I am guessing they are using the pre order responses to gauge where and how many to ship to various markets...
     
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    They only mention a 2 year contract on that splash page from the Verizon wireless website. Hope 1 year is an option.