Verizon web site suffers outages after Apple iPhone announcement on Tuesday
posted by Alan F. / Jan 12, 2011, 10:23 AM
One person who kept trying to access the site continued to receive a message that read, "Safari can’t open the page because the server unexpectedly dropped the connection. This sometimes occurs when the server is busy. Wait for a few minutes, and then try again." If Big Red's site couldn't handle the traffic from the announcement, imagine what might occur on February 3rd when the carrier will begin taking pre-orders for the long-awaited CDMA version of Apple's touchscreen device. If what happened to AT&T is any guide, Verizon might have a hard time satisfying everyone who wants to pre-order the Verizon iPhone. The device will be released on February 10th and customers of the nation's largest carrier have been waiting a long time for this phone. While some Verizon account holders might have had their dream of owning a Verizon branded iPhone satisfied by the purchase of some of Big Red's Android models, there still is a huge pent up demand from other Verizon customers, unhappy AT&T iPhone users and others.
Last June, AT&T's web site was hit with ten times the previous year's pre-order traffic and the carrier temporarily suspended taking pre-orders, but not before a record amount of units had been reserved for the first day of taking orders . As we reported, another problem occurred when some AT&T customers, trying to log in to their account to see if they were eligible to upgrade to the iPhone 4, ended up viewing the records of complete strangers.
[img left []:"No longer a myth, the Verizon branded Apple iPhone 4 will launch February 10th with pre-orders beginning a week earlier" /]
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Well, we must remember that web servers and wireless networks are two completely different things. I'm sure the traffic exibited yesterday was well above normal and thus crash the servers for a while. In any event I beleive the wireless network will fair much better. Anyway we can only hope
posted on Jan 12, 2011, 12:40 PM 1
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I wonder if Verizon's network will do the same after all those iPhones activate?
posted on Jan 12, 2011, 1:53 PM 2
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Droid launch day activations cannot hope to compare to launch day iPhone activations. iPhone sees activations of around 1 million in 24 hours. No one stood in lines 3 blocks long for 14 hours for a droid. Call those people stupid if you want but it proves the demand is far stronger.
posted on Jan 13, 2011, 3:49 PM 1
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For those who say "crapple bla bla bla, everyone with Verizon wants ANDROID"... think again.
posted on Jan 12, 2011, 3:53 PM 0
the majority of people are also ignorant dont forget. course people are going to freak and buy it like crazy, its the ONLY reason Verizon would bring it aboard anyway considering apples normal list of operational protocol when it comes to their devices
posted on Jan 12, 2011, 4:07 PM 0
Whoa Man! How about that. Verizon already feeling the same effects of the iPhone causing crashes. I wonder whats going to happen come launch day. Of course im going to get some retard replying that it wont happen. But bring the comments on!!!
posted on Jan 12, 2011, 8:19 PM 1
The Pre-order is for current VZW customers wanting to upgrade. Not new service. New service will be left for the 10th to activate in the stores. :) So you all better get in line at your VZW store, it's going to be lines around buildings people.
posted on Jan 13, 2011, 2:49 AM 0
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Just want to clarify this, just in case it hasn't been said enough, the website server has nothing to do with Verizon's network. The network is still the most reliable.
posted on Jan 13, 2011, 8:16 PM 0
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I agree but I was just emphasizing the demand for the iPhone. Even Verizon is prone to "issues". I was on Verizon for years before going to AT&T and I can say with experience that Verizon is hands down a great network, but still had problems in certain areas and situations. In the city I live in Verizon is slow and sometimes had call drops, call failures, data drops etc. I so far have a better experience with AT&T. But no matter how great a network, put enough strain on it and there will be problems. Nobody crashed the website over android but they did with iPhone. This proves the demand.
posted on Jan 14, 2011, 8:17 AM 0
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