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Apple Verizon iPhone Pre-Orders Begin Online Tomorrow

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Verizon iPhone 4Apple (s aapl) confirmed Wednesday that pre-orders for the Verizon (s vz) iPhone will begin Thursday, Feb. 3 for existing customers. Pre-ordering can be done exclusively online through the Apple Store or Verizon’s website, and Apple cautions that orders will be filled “on a first come, first served basis” owing to high demand.

Apple doesn’t specify a time for pre-orders to kick off in its press release, but Verizon has confirmed in the past that they will begin at 12:00 a.m. PST (3:00 a.m. EST). If you’re not an existing customer, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer to get your hands on the long-awaited device. According to Apple’s press release:

Beginning on Wednesday, February 9, all qualified customers will be able to order an iPhone 4 on Verizon through the Apple Store ( for delivery or reserve for in-store pick up beginning February 10.

Beginning at 7 a.m. local time on Thursday, February 10, iPhone 4 on Verizon will be available to all qualified customers at Apple’s retail stores. iPhone 4 will also be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communication Stores nationwide.

Verizon’s iPhone 4 will be the same as the existing model, but features a new antenna design (which early evidence suggests reduces the signal attenuation problems of the current design) and connects to a CDMA-based cellular network. The Verizon iPhone will also offer an exclusive connection-sharing Personal Hotspot feature, although GSM iPhones should get the feature when iOS 4.3 is released to the public, depending on your carrier.

Who’s planning on pre-ordering?

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9 Responses to “Apple Verizon iPhone Pre-Orders Begin Online Tomorrow”

  1. James Goddard

    So who has jumped the gun so far? Everything I’m reading is, yea, you can call but at a penalty of significantly reduced data speeds. And oh yea, if you use too much data you get a 2 month punishment?

    I think the end result of this is people are going to find out that there are significant downsides to both phones/providers. My Vz contract is up right about the time the iPhone 5 should ship so I’ll be waiting for that.

  2. Alarm is set for 2:55 am. I have been available for upgrade since May of 2010 and VZW has been calling monthly trying to get me to upgrade ever since. thought about converting to ATT at the end of last year … bit the coverage concerns kept me with VZW to wait. Yes I know it’s not LTE … but when they complete the VZW LTE upgrade in 2013 … next upgrade.

    • VZW calls you monthly to get you to upgrade!? I’ve been eligible since Nov and they haven’t done that, not that I want them to mind you, aggressive marketing is not cool with me. Anyway, for better or worse, my alarm is set as well… I have lots of decision anxiety about this one but I’ve never been disappointed with an Apple product yet, and my BB no longer scrolls to the right, nor types a ‘g’ so, goodbye BB.

  3. James Goddard

    “Who’s planning on pre-ordering?”

    Not me. After years of patiently waiting for Verizon to get the iPhone, I’m extremely frustrated that they are releasing it as such a crippled device. This slap in the face of a CDMA only phone with no LTE or capabilities is the last straw.

    I’m actually leaving Verizon for AT&T because of this.

    • youre an idiot. the verizon iphone isnt “dumbed down” in any way. if anything, verizon customers are getting a far better deal than at&t: fixed antenna, personal hotspot, unlimited data, etc. before you run your mouth about at&t having a faster data connection, can use voice and data at the same time, etc and blah blah blah, who cares. ive never needed voice and data at the same time, and by the time at&t just begins its LTE network, verizon will be almost finished setting it up in the majority of the country, and probably taking with it an exclusive iphone LTE. apple wasnt ready to make consessions for adding a technology that the majority of the country isnt ready for. have fun on americas worst network.