So, I was somehow able to begin the pre-order process at 1:56AM my time (4 minutes early) and I completed the entire process by 2AM. I have never experienced an Apple preorder that pain free. I suppose it was because I got it in early, but literally it was like loading a normal webpage. No strain whatsoever on my computer. Anywho, now that I was able to get my order in, I was scared about not receiving an email. I also checked in MyAccount in Verizon for recent orders placed and it didn't show up. However, I'm certain this is a cache issue and Verizon will update once they totally process your pre-order. To confirm they received your order, visit: http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/support/order-status https://preorder.verizonwireless.com/iconic/iconic/screens/IconicSearchInit.do <<< use this one This will at least confirm they have received your pre-order and that it is currently processing (hence, why it isn't showing up under MyAccount > Recent Orders). Hope this helps and good luck to everyone!