Have you gotten any confirmation beyond the first email? Any activity to your card yet? Any ship conformation? It's looking like you can get your phone a lot sooner if you go into the store today. In other words, PRE ORDER means nothing. We all stayed up late, did the pre order just to see everybody else who didn't pre order get their phones sooner. PRE means before, POST means after. They should have called it Post ordering. The reps at VZW say the 18 th is the day it will ship. No it's going out way before, just that the 18th is the day for pre order people. Great!