Verizon iPhone 4 preorder stock sells out on first day of availability

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Date: Friday, February 4th, 2011, 06:37
Category: iPhone, News


It came and it went.

Per AppleInsider, initial demand for the Verizon iPhone was strong enough for both Apple and Verizon to appear to have run out of pre-sale stock of the new CDMA iPhone and are directing customers to wait until February 9 to purchase the device online or February 10 for in-store purchases.

Preorders for the Verizon iPhone began at 3 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, but only for existing Verizon customers. Initial interest appeared heavy, as some customers reported difficulty accessing the Verizon website.

Though it is unclear exactly how many units were offered during Wednesday’s preorder, Apple and Verizon have stopped taking orders for the device. Customers interested in purchasing the iPhone 4 on Verizon are directed to log back on to either the Verizon or Apple website starting at 3:01 a.m. Eastern on February 9. Retail stores will begin offering the handset at 7 a.m. on February 10.

If you went to order the Verizon iPhone 4 and have a story to tell, please let us know how it went in the comments.

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4 Responses to “Verizon iPhone 4 preorder stock sells out on first day of availability”

  1. Set my alarm for 3:15 a.m. on Feb. 3 to log into and order the iPhone 4 for my husband and myself. The first attempt stalled at the page for ordering accessories — couldn’t proceed to “next”. The second attempt showed only my husband’s upgrade in the order summary on the left, but when I navigated back a few screens I then saw both of the phones in the order summary and could proceed with the order without any further glitches. Just now, I tried to track the order online and the “check order status” function isn’t working. So, I called and the message I get is that my order has been shipped, but they cannot give a tracking number. They do say that I should receive my order in a couple of business days, so that will mean by Monday, I would guess. Not the smoothest procedure for ordering, especially when one considers that this is a mega-company.

  2. Many people had problems you described below. Hope you’ll get your order soon.

  3. I had no problem…woke up before 1am (mountain time) and got all prepped and when it rolled over I started the process. The site was a little sluggish but kept on going through and about 2 min later I had the confirmation! According to Fedex tracking, the phone will be here on Monday, Feb 7!!!!

  4. I was up at 3am. Site was so slow and sluggish it took an hour to finally get my order trough. It is timed at 4am.

    My order status states they are out of inventory and there is no time estimate as to when they wil get more iPhones to fil my order.

    They turned customer service e-mail off Verizon site. Calling got me a person finally but she said they have no access to iPhone information. She said it surely ship by end of day. Based on no shipment e-mail and an unchanged order status on the site…I would say it did not ship!

    The REALLY irritating thing is that my wife ordered the same model iPhone 4 at 6:15 and hers shipped within 24 hours!

    How does FIRST COME FIRST SERVED (according to Verizon site) if my 4am order is on back order and my wife’s 6:15 order is filled! Arrrrggghhhh….


    I am beginning to suspect that someone going into an Apple Store on the 10th may get there’s before me…why the hell did I bother to get up at 3am!!!!!!!