I stopped in a Verizon store by my work today and asked the guy if I can pre-order a verizon phone, receive it, activate it with whatever # they assign and then later port over my existing # from AT&T. He proceeded to tell me it was complicated and that I should come in tomorrow morning and pre-order through the store and he would take care of it. When asked if that would delay me getting the phone (i.e. not on the 19th) he assured me that whatever quantity they pre-ordered in the store they would have in stock on the 19th and one would be reserved for me. He said they were taking pre-orders today for existing Verizon customers (they would input them tomorrow). I left feeling like he either wasn't honest or he didn't know what he was talking about (didn't help that he looked like Jonah Hill). So, I drove 10 miles to the next one and asked the same question. The rep told me it would be no problem to pre-order, activate and then come in later to port the # over as long as my AT&T contract has expired (it has). This guy definitely seemed to know what he was talking about. Anyone else planning on switching carriers at launch and how are you going about it?