Verizon sold out of iphones

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  1. alectheking macrumors 6502a

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    *curse words*

    Verizon screwed me over. Said I have a past due bill but I don't. I called in and got it fixed but it will not show on the site until tomorrow morning. Knew they would not last that long. :(

    Ugh I don't want to pick one up in store, it is an hour drive. Guess it might be my best option now.
     
  4. Namji macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting how the At&t kids were saying that the V iphone will not sell out and how VZW website will crash within the first few minutes going live with teh launch... Its also Interesting to know that these same people that doubted VZW to announce the iphone on 1-11-2011...

    At&t fanbois = Wrong...
     
  5. splashnader macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a Best Buy that is closer?
     
  6. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    Since the pre order was supposed to just be pre-existing customers of Verizon, doesn't people saying Verizon wouldn't sell out on the pre-order more be saying that people are not wanting the iPhone/don't want to change from Android/W7/Blackberry.

    Or basically them selling out is more indicative of how many people wanted an iPhone on Verizon but couldn't get one (basically how many people settled for an Android/W7/Blackberry) and not really how many people wanted to switch from AT&T.

    Basically, this is not a win/lose for AT&T or Verizon fanbois. This is a win for iPhone fanbois :). Wait til Verizon opens up sales to new customers for the AT&T vs Verizon battle ;) .
     
  7. alectheking thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They wouldn't let me order at full retail anyways. I tried like 3 times over the phone and 100 times over the internet and it was to no avail, said I cant order full retail until the 9th as its only available in stores. Also not paying verizon an extra $50 bucks for nothing.
     
  8. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I have grown to believe that Apple intentionally keeps supplies short just to increase the hype which increases the demand. It is a good strategy if you know the demand is there and will last. It keeps it going longer and increases sells over the long term. People get happy just can get one or will jump on it weather or not they really want one.
     
  9. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, it only took 4 years for it to come to Verizon. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Namji macrumors 6502a

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    And what is your point? Verizon doesn't make these phones... Apple does..

    Also we may be late to the party but rest assured that VZW iphone customers will be happier.... Why you ask?? Because we can actually use the device!
     
  11. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Congrats on waiting 4 years for the iphone
     
  12. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Because you know I can't use my device on At&t correct? I'm pretty sure you don't know everyones experience with the iphone on At&t.
     
  13. foodle macrumors 6502

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    Can't we all just get along?

    Are we now going to have AT&T iPhone users vs. Verizon iPhone users?

    Aren't there enough rabid Android fanboys to have us bond over our shared smoother UI/UX/Apps/etc.?
     
  14. Lamarak macrumors 6502

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    I dont agree. I just think right now there is a juggling act of guessing who will buy a phone now or wait till the refresh in 5 months so as not to have alot of back stock.
     
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    Not shocking. Just surprised it took that long. Must not be that much demand
     
  18. agarcia34 macrumors member

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    Had that happened to me too,It was due to a credit they gave me on my account you can also order the phone on the 9th and it will be there on the 10th.Or like some one else said go to best buy.Which will be a better option then going to Verizon.
     
  19. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I think Apple knows exactly how many sales to expect (within a certain small margin of error). Apple, a 300 billion dollar company, doesn't guess.

    I think they're making them as fast as they can. I'm sure the GSM production capacity is far greater than the CDMA production capacity.
     
  20. Mr Bigs macrumors 6502a

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    At this point you wouldn't admit how bad your service is anyway:rolleyes:
     
  21. whiteyanderson macrumors 6502

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    Congrats on waiting 4 years and counting to make a call :). How much is AT&T paying you again? Oh that's right NOTHING. Why are you such a shill then? Or is that your sole purpose in life.
     
  22. dizmonk macrumors regular

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    Wow.. I have to admit I was skeptical that they would run out...

    Now I feel a little more vindicated getting up at 3am....:):):):)
     
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    Verizon is a force to be reckoned with... worthy competitor.
     
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    You gotta be kidding? :rolleyes:
     

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