Hey guys, Allow me introduce you to my current phone, going on 3 years strong, the LG Cosmos: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/LG_Cosmos.jpg I have never owned a smartphone before. Just the mere fact of getting one will be a HUGE upgrade. Consider that it will be the new iPhone 5 and I'm going from a Honda Fit to a Rolls Royce. I have a couple concerns that I was hoping some experienced members of the community would be able to answer for me. I'm still currently on my Dad's family plan contract with my current phone. When I upgrade to the iPhone, I will be getting my own phone plan. I know it will be crazy busy on the internet when the iPhone is announced and the gates are opened for people to place their orders. What tips or tricks would you suggest to help me be 1 step ahead of everyone else when this time comes? Could someone please briefly describe the process and steps of what it's like when you can place an order online and any possible shortcuts where I could get an early order? Also, I will likely be signing up with Verizon (current phone carrier). I want the same phone number I've always had. Will I need my Dad to be present to allow my phone number to be release, or will I have to get a new phone number completely? I understand these may sound like simple, basic questions - but like the -virgin I am, I'm excited and nervous (and a little wet) about getting the new iPhone. Cheers!