Carrier The Verizon iPhone X/8 Pre-Order Thread

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  1. Aibocyrus macrumors 6502

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    You know what they say about opinions lol
     
  2. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    Officially October. Preorder Month has finally arrived :D
     
  3. comptr macrumors 65816

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    Only 27 days to go till preorder. :D
     
  4. MacKid1983 macrumors 6502

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    What size, color combo do you think will sell out fastest? 64GB or 256Gb Silver and or black?
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    Not sure about VPN.... but I wouldnt use a computer I would 100% Download the Apple Store app pick you iPhone X you want and click the "Heart" Favorite button on the top right so when pre-order day comes you can check out fast and hopefully snag one.
     
  5. democracyrules macrumors 6502

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    Silver and 256 will be sold fastest according to potential silver buyers in MacRumors. Research the forums and you will agree with me.
     
  6. craftEcowgirl macrumors member

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    Will I be able to upgrade early at same time I pre order the X? Doing all through their website/app?
     
  7. craftEcowgirl macrumors member

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    App has no way to favorite :(

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  8. clutchm3 macrumors regular

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    The problem with this is, you can only do one phone at a time on apple store at least this fast method.
     
  9. SuperZay'N macrumors newbie

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    im debating. should i return my iphone 8 plus 256gb and wait for the X? im so tempted to do so
     
  10. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an 8 Plus and I’m returning it to wait for the X. The Plus is just too heavy for me so it made my decision easy. Unfortunately, I have to use a tiny 5S until the X arrives. I’m not sure how long I can standing using such a small phone. I think you may need to at least try the X before choosing one. Good luck!
     
  11. SuperZay'N macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the advice. the only reason im thinking about switching is because i like the full screen of the x and also i feel like i wasted a upgrade on the 8 plus. im not gonna sit here and act like i splurged and bought it outright because i didnt i paid 75 upfront for the 8 plus. so i might as well get the best thats gonna be available and thats the gonna be the x
     
  12. DianaMR macrumors newbie

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    You have to select the specific phone you want to order before you get to the screen that will let you favorite it. You'll have to choose the color, the storage and your payment preference first.
     
  13. Aibocyrus macrumors 6502

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    You need the Apple store app not the Verizon app.
     
  14. SDRLS macrumors newbie

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    Except...... Everyone doesn’t have one.
     
  15. NCLeeuw macrumors newbie

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    *BUMP*

    Ok, I also got a very similar offer and am on the list with a supposed guaranteed release date availability. So, do Verizon employees have the ability to put orders in to the system before the general pre-order opens for the X? I am also very curious if anyone could share any knowledge or experience on this. I have searched a great deal to try and find more information and keep ending up here. Thank you in advance!
     
  16. comptr macrumors 65816

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    To be honest, I do not think they do. I do not work for Verizon, but last year when I pre-ordered my 7+ the guy told me I was his first costumer and orders had just opened up. So Verizon's internal systems won't allow pre-orders till 12:00 Midnight.
     
  17. Blondie&Dagwood, Oct 2, 2017
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    I happened to stumble across something similar over the weekend. I walked into a Verizon authorized reatailer store called Russel-cellular in New York City. The store manager was taking down iphone X written orders using a notepad. He said that his store has access to a bulk ordering system through Verizon, although the catch is he has to also wake up in the early morning.ike all of us which he will do. He mentioned that the system goes online at 2:00am EST we’re he can start loading the orders 1 by 1 and then mass order in a single shot after that when allowed. I assume at 3am EST. The store manager told me he could guatantee a home for me on launch day to be collected in-store. I think I was #11 on the list. All he needed was my name, number, and Verizon security code, as well as size and color of the iPhone requested. He did a quick check on his system to make sure my line was eligible, and told me he would take care of the rest. He did mention that they would call me the day before to confirm everything.

    I am still going to try pre-order the phone myself at 3am EST though, but this will be my fall back option. Doesn’t hurt to try does it? I have also decided to add 2 extra lines to my plan. I will use 1 to order through the apple store app, 1 through the Verizon app, and leaving the primary line in the store manager’s hands :)
     
  18. comptr macrumors 65816

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    Humm, Maybe I need to check with a independent Verizon store.
     
  19. coolbreeze2 macrumors member

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    You just blasted the manage's name.
     
  20. NCLeeuw macrumors newbie

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    Thank you much for the feedback. This is very much in line with what I was told or at least got out of the conversation. Not sure I will go the route of adding extra lines, but wanted to figure out my best chance. :) I was also told I would get a call the evening before.
     
  21. democracyrules macrumors 6502

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    While the idea of having the store orders the phone for you to have a good chance of having one in the launch day, it is not a wise idea because you gave your pin to others and your pin and account now are vulnerable for any cyberattacks. I understand how important for some to have the greatest and latest IT toys or gadgets but sacrificing personal security information by exposing it to other voluntarily is not really a good idea in this era and you cannot defend yourself when any bad situation occurs and you want to sue the other party due to the other negligence because you do it voluntarily. Think twice before giving others your personal information.
     
  22. Aibocyrus macrumors 6502

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    I used to work for AT&T and the employees can be trusted. The kind of background check cellular companies go through should ensure their integrity to keep personal information private. Also, the customer information is more than likely kept in the manager office behind locked doors. I’m so over the people that sound like they think the CIA is after them.
     
  23. comptr macrumors 65816

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    I went to my local indecent Verizon Authorized Retailer. They put me on a Pre-Order list. The Person I talked to is the store manager & he told me I do not need to pre-order on the 27th as he took down what color & size I wanted and he said that they will pre-order all of the phones at once. He said they usually stay inside the store and when it hits midnight they put in all of the orders at once. He told me clearly Do not Pre-order from Verizon & he said on the 27th in the morning he would call me back to double check everything and make sure everything is all correct and that it he said. Then on launch day November 3rd I just need to come to the store and pay for tax and the upgrade fee and thats it. And he said possibly Verizon could have a promo that waves the upgrade fee or he told me to call CS and ask them to wave it since I am a long time costumer. So, do I trust this guy and not pre-order or do I pre-order ?
     
  24. NCLeeuw macrumors newbie

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    Yes, this is the same quandary I am in. The fact this story seems pretty consistent between various parts of the country is pretty reassuring though. Just wish someone would post regarding past experience doing this with Verizon and it working out with a high demand phone. Based on what I hear, if it does not work out...I may not have my phone until next year ;)
     
  25. comptr macrumors 65816

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    This is what I am worried about too.
     

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