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Verizon iPhone 4 broke the record for biggest first day sales in Verizon's history between 3AM and 5AM

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Verizon iPhone 4 broke the record for biggest first day sales in Verizon's history between 3AM and 5AM
Well, that was fast. It took the Verizon iPhone 4 just two hours - between 3AM and 5AM - to record the biggest first day sales (of any device) in Verizon's history.

As we informed you, Big Red is no longer accepting pre-sale orders for its iPhone 4. That's a sad news for these of you who are eager to taste this much-anticipated version of the iPhone, but didn't manage to order one between 3AM and 5AM. Anyway, February 9 is just around the corner, but we are sure it simply can't come fast enough for you.

It took Verizon 3.5 years to bring the iPhone to its customers, but their patience was finally rewarded. Did you manage to get one?

source: Verizon (press release)

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posted on 04 Feb 2011, 09:26 7

1. DaveyJE24 (Posts: 54; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


i just an email saying that both of my iphones have been shipped. guess we will be getting before the 10th!

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 11:53 11

40. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


I just can't believe how many Apple idiots there are. The a lot of 4G smartphones coming out in the next coming month if not weeks, and they are paying for old technology. I'm confused.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 12:01 6

43. Glass Onion (unregistered)


Not everyone "needs" the latest most advanced phone. I personally like Android and have the Droid Incredible. However my wife wants a "cool" phone that can do all the apps and web like mine, but she is admittedly a bit of a technophobe. In her case I think the iPhone is the perfect device. She would not want to deal with task killers and battery management the way I have to.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 18:54 1

93. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


completely agree with you

posted on 05 Feb 2011, 13:57

117. darkkjedii (Posts: 22155; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


well said both os's r awesome but neither r for everybody. I have both and love em.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 12:23 4

48. DaveyJE24 (Posts: 54; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


im actually getting the phone to try it out bc if i dont like ill just sell it for a lot and it ends up being an investment for me. i still have my droid x which is rooted. and 4g wont be in my arean for another 10 months. so does that sill make me an "apple idiot" lol dont be a noob

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 18:55 3

94. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


except ur iphone will be cdma and will be a harder sell then the easily transfered gsm iphone

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 12:37 6

54. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Just because other users prefer the iphone over your favored device, it does not make them idiots. I think you're the idiot :)

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 15:51 2

81. Napoleon (Posts: 60; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


I agree with you Jogutier but only because I don't know why people brought a phone that about to be updated in less then 4 months... I think people have the right to buy any phone they choose but I would like to know why no one wants to wait when the Iphone5 is just around the corner?!?

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 17:04 3

84. baller (unregistered)


Some people are buying it cause they want an IPHONE NOW not later. I am one of them. And if a new one comes out in 4months i will buy that up too. Some of us who have real jobs can afford it

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 17:35

85. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


Your being honest so got to give you props.

posted on 05 Feb 2011, 14:01

118. darkkjedii (Posts: 22155; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


damnnnnnnnn well put. Im the exact same way,if i want it i friggin buy nuff said.

posted on 05 Feb 2011, 14:04

119. darkkjedii (Posts: 22155; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I have an iphone 4 with at&t,but u can bet ur ass im getting an atrix,and an infuse,and an iphone 5 also. jus take the sim outta one,and pop it n the other,and rock it jus like an outfit.

posted on 06 Feb 2011, 17:27 1

131. jkaige (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


@ baller. I have a real job and can't afford that. So your claim on having real jobs is irrelevant. Now go clean those bathrooms and earn your money.

posted on 06 Feb 2011, 17:16

129. phonelady (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Feb 2011)


The iphone 5 will not release on VZW until a year from now. ATT updates will be in the summer like always, and VZW will come around the original release date.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 18:07 2

86. kocho (unregistered)


Patience is a virtue. Baller's comment above: "want an IPHONE NOW not later" is a vice.

I will wait for 4G because Verizon's 3G is as slow as a s*it coming out of a horse's a*s (if you've ever observed this). It takes me 5 minutes to look up a few articles on PhoneArena on my Verizon 3G phone. Reminds me of the late 90's trying to load Yahoo.com on my dialup connection.

Why would people buy a 3G device??? And stuck on a 2 year contract????

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 18:33 2

89. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Because for them it's worth it, and because they're free to do as they please. Unless you want to control people :-)

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 20:43 2

100. kocho (unregistered)


"It's worth it" or "free to do as they please" are not reasons..... The difference between humans and all other animals is that we reason (Aristotle, 300 BC). So, what's your reason for getting the iPhone???? A reason would be: "people would want to buy a 3G device because they love the easy to use Apple operating system, love the ease of using iTunes, the iPhone screen is among the best out there, battery life is excellent, love the apps, and don't mind 3G Verizon data speeds because they're adequate for me".....

My specific reason for not getting the iPhone (and I've strongly considered it) is that I don't want 3G data speeds for the next 2 years. I want to be on the Verizon network because the calling reliability is superb, and waiting for the HTC Thunderbolt, hopefully to launch on February 14th!

posted on 05 Feb 2011, 13:49

116. dennis (unregistered)


i love android nut u gotta admit it does have a learning curve. iphones r pretty easy out of the box. people will like it a lot...

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 09:33 5

2. brambles75 (unregistered)


I got an email saying it has been shipped also...

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 09:41 3

3. j (unregistered)


I ordered mine at 12am pacific and still shows it's proccesing, wtf! Now when i check order status an error with the page comes out. What does yours show when checking order status from verizon update?

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 10:22 3

10. Owain (unregistered)


That happened to me, but I got a shipping notice email from Verizon the next morning...

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 11:06 2

21. j (unregistered)


(UPDATE) Just got fedex tracking number and it has picked-up from hub in Ontario, CA. Delivery set for the 7th but I'm only like 35minutes away from Ontario so maybe just maybe it will deliver today...WOOT!!!!

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 11:28 3

30. DaveyJE24 (Posts: 54; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


fedex said verizon told them not to have the packages shipped any earlier than monday. I wish it would come today thatd be great. did you see the new verizon commercial and how it bashes ATT indirectly? its hilarious lol

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 12:02 2

44. j (unregistered)


A guy that has been waiting for this phone since '07 on Verizon can dream, can't he...still holding out hope though. Besides, I've had an android phone for 3 months and have nothing bad to say except, F#@& YOU SAMSUNG and all those 2.2 Froyo update promises! Wow, that felt good...

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 12:26 3

50. DaveyJE24 (Posts: 54; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


dude, i tried the samsung galaxy for for verizon. And I absolutely hated it lol its still stuck on 2.1, not cool at all.

posted on 05 Feb 2011, 11:34

114. bonehead189 (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Feb 2011)


The Samsung Galaxy 4G phone for Verizon is going to be released in the coming months with 2.2 installed, but why wouldn't they just go with 2.3? I must say those AMOLED screens are to die for. It'll be interesting to see how they stack up to the new qHD screens.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 09:46 3

4. Ralston1983 (Posts: 70; Member since: 03 Feb 2011)


I wonder how many orders they got before they sold out (vzw only - not including Apple stores)

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 09:55 1

5. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


Looks like the apple just crushed the android. Too bad android

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 10:21 4

8. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


Really..!!! They crushed Android because of "this"... mmm I'm thinking... If only Android was on multiple carriers... that would be something.

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