I knew patience would be worth it. I can reserve a 128 or 256 flat black iPhone in my area. I am on AT&T right now, no contract. I want a Verizon phone for obvious reasons. Has anyone purchased an iPhone from Apple straight up and placed their SIM in it, without anyone in store having a fit or refusing to sell it to you? I can not call noon, and probably will not get thru. Looking for seasoned veterans that have gone this route.