Verizon iPhone starting to arrive!

Verizon iPhone starting to arrive!

Readers who pre-ordered a Verizon iPhone last week are starting to receive them! We've got a bunch of folks in our forums either eagerly awaiting the FedEx/UPS truck or already enjoying their new Verizon iPhones. If you've gotten yours let us know the when's and where's in comments!

And if you just got your new Verizon iPhone, we've got you covered:

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Verizon iPhone starting to arrive!

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Mine left Friday from an iPhone distribution center 80 miles away last week and its status still reads 'Left FedEx origin facility'... Says it is estimated to be delivered by 3pm today, though it doesn't say that it arrived in San Diego yet...

New message on my tracking page:
"Package deliveries are proceeding as normal; however, tracking updates are temporarily being delayed. Please try back later. Thank you."

"On FedEx vehicle for delivery" (I have a 'Page Monitor' Chrome extension which tells me whenever the tracking page is updated)

Mine is doing the same thing….. i called Fedex and they said they have had some system outages….. and assured me it would be here on time.

If you look on the verizon iphone page, the calendar app icon says Feb 7.....Pretty cooooollll

Calling and txting always work, its calling and surfing tue internet you have to worry about. If ur Only on wifi u get no txt messages which means as ling as u can call u can get txts.

Haha thanks for replying. Does it loose signal at all if you touch the magic spot? I can touch it on my AT&T iPhone and watch my bars drop. I assuming its not an issue for you?

What are you talking about? I have 5 bars in AT&T my wife has verizon and gets 2 at the most at our house. it's all based on where your at. iPhone owner for 3 years and never had a dropped call

Really need to talk & surf? Surf on your computer while on the phone... No talk&Surf is AT&T fanboi FUD.

@Keith. FAIL! you mean to tell me you are always at a computer when you need to use the internet? that is SOOOO 2006! but that's besides the point. a feature of this phone is to be able to use the internet for whatever reason while on a call you. that is included in the price paid for the phone and if i can't use that feature then i have wasted my money. you act like you do not care that you cannot use data while on the phone probably because you have bad signal where you are but in the back of your mind, deep down, it bothers you. at&t fan boy? guilty as charged because i have no reason switch. never a dropped call. full bars everywhere.

If I'm not at a desktop computer, I have other mobile data solutions at my disposal that don't revolve around my phone. Talk & surf is AT&T FUD.

why would you have "other data mobile solutions" (whatever)when you have it on your phone? you just like carrying extra sh1t around? having a phone with the capability to look up information via the web while on the phone is a win no matter who the carrier is. Verizon has failed to provide you with that feature and is saying "let the user find 'other data mobile solutions' to take care of their data needs". double fail. what else you got?

Actually, it's a feature of the carrier, NOT THE PHONE. And stop trying to make it more important than it really is, ATT Fanboi...

I ordered Feb. 3rd exactly at 3AM CST Time. And it arrive today Feb 7th, 6 minutes before UPS online said it would be delivered, so I got it at 10;24AM. The phone looks great, it took seconds to activate it and I'm so excited. I've been with Verizon for a long time but I also wanted an iPhone for a long time, so you can imagine how EXCITED I am. The phone looks and works great!

My iPhone says it is still in transit with a scheduled delivery today, by 4:30. It's at the location two cities away from me, i HOPE it makes it here today! :(

mine arrived around 1030 in pittsburgh. Fedex online tracking never showed it leaving the sorting facility but it did arrive!

AH thank you that makes me feel better. haha and i jsut read on the website that traking information is being deylayed.... so this information is very helpful

I got mine delivered just now at 9:10am. I'm in Orange County California via UPS. Package came from Fort Worth TX. Weird thing that my tracking number never worked. Always said there was no such package. But it's here now...yeepee horay.

crazy that yours came from Fort Worth... I live in Dallas (30ish miles East of Fort Worth, and mine is shipping from Memphis. Logistics FAIL!

got mine around 12ish, and the fedex guy goes like ive delivered like 20 of these so far today. well i did itunes and its working perfect! trying to do my back up assistants right now
best of luck to all the new verizon iphone users

just spoke to our regular fedex express guy here that services green valley az and comes from tucson. he said they are pulling all iphones off the belt that come in and saving them for tomorrow's delivery.

just spoke with fedex delivery guy at my office. he said fedex computer system is down and they are unable to provide information regarding our delivery. he also said that they brought in additional people to handle the onslaught of iphone deliveries only to lose track of hundreds of iphone shipments. leave it to fedex. just went on their site and it says they cannot provide tracking info. guess there is some truth to this...

forget to mention that the delivery guy had no scanner on him. he actually was making deliveries with a pen and paper. what scares me is that they are unable to locate the shipments at their sort facility!!!

This is always a great feeling. I have mine with ATT and plan to keep it that way, but refreshing the tracking stats and looking at the front door can become addictive.

Stupid Fed Ex, lol. My tracking started at a shipment pick up and at a fed ex facility 20 minutes to south of me (on Friday). It then went to a facility 20 minutes to the west of me. Then got a little closer and went to a facility 15 minutes west. Sat there all weekend and now showing it's at a facility 5 minutes EAST. Lol. It's taken 3-4 days to do one big circle all within 20 minutes of me. WTF?!? Lol

It arrived at the office while I was at lunch. No iTunes at the office so I cannot activate until I get home.

Just wondering why people didn't wait for Iphone 5???? You know Verizon is now going to get it at the same time as AT&T.

they put an iphone out every year. why not wait for the iphone 6, 7, 8... the technology is always going to be outdated. There is also no guarantee the iphone 5 will operate on verizons lte 4g network. i think since most of us have waiting so long we didn't care what version it is. by the time we're ready for an upgrade the iphone 6 will be out or whatever it will be called and those who upgraded to the 5 will be outdated.

I can see your point if there wasn't another Iphone coming out so soon. Whats 3 more months for better technology???? Just saying....

also there is no guarantee that it will come out at the same time on both carriers, it may be staggered again.

Any business customers get theres yet that ordered through their business site? I ordered within the first hour and havent even got a darn tracking number yet??!! Bummer

Ordered mine in the business site as well. I got nothin'! Called cust service and they said shipping on the 9th. We got screwed

Got mine about 4 hours ago. It's an iPhone 4...on Verizon. I would say it's like I smashed my Pre Plus and 3GS together and voila!, magic at it's best, and it more or less is; however, the signal isn't as strong as the Pre. 5 bars all day on the Pre, 3-4 bars 90% of the time on the iPhone and sometimes dipping to 1 or 2, though not due to death grip; can't seem to initiate that intentionally. Holding at 4 bars for the last hour, so maybe it was temporary.

True. Palm could've been really misleading with their algorithm for signal strength. There an app for that? That said, at least on Verizon, if you have a bar, it'll generally hold and you can place/receive calls. Try that on ATT or even Sprint. "What the $&#*!?...but it shows 1 bar?!"

got mine about an hour ago and i must say kinda disapointed if any of you guys also have an att iphone 4 place them side by side and the signal is almost identical all the time so iam kinda hopin i did drink to much of the tipb koolaid but iam sad to see these results considering my verizon data is showing much slower speeds :(

Verizon's 3G is faster than Edge but is noticably slower than AT&Ts 3G.
So it's better in the country where AT&T's 3G hasn't expanded to but in areas where it's a tossup and more a question of plans and account preference. Verizon's data is $5 more than AT&Ts for example. (see their throttling announcement for why it's not really unlimited)

Mine just arrived, ordered 3am on pre order day.
I work in Newark NJ, mine just arrived Fed-Ex.
got in my hands.
cooooool !!!!

how about its not the phone companies you bunch of following monkeys are complaining about it.. its the products you are buying into the.. the hype the name the logo. apple does not make quality products EVER. thats a known fact. but they are easy to use and popular perfect for materialistic America to buy into to SUCKERS

ooohhh thanks for clearing that up. i wasnt sure if the iphone sucked, thanks to you i am no longer ignorant to this fact.

Thanks for that insightful comment! You know what the real joke is? The money wasted on your apparent lack of education...

sad but i kina agree to an extent i got the verizon iphone because i thoought the service and data would be better but honestly it looks about the same signal service but data is much much slower on the verizon side

and when you upgrade to the iphone 5 this summer, i'll be up for an upgrade for the model after that. big deal... att still blows for actually making a phone call. keep in mind verizon turned apple down 3 years ago. att had no choice but to make a deal in order to survive.

tom dont get to happy can people post there data speeds mine seem very very slow iam at 2.5 down and 1.5 up on att and verizon is less than 1 down and .5 up wtf verizon tell me ur network isnt gonna get bogged down with all the new iphone users right now iam happy i still have my att iphone but i still have 30 days left so i cant still return my verizon phone if i dont see any improvement keepin my fingers crossed

Curiously, where do you live.. and secondly, what are you trying to do with your Verizon iPhone that the data speeds are insufficient for? I stream HD Youtube videos, in browser and in app with my Droid Incredible on Verizon's network.

I received mine at 10:07 am this morning and I have been staring at it all morning waiting until I get home from work to activate and sync it. It's killing me.

Mines was delivered this morning at 10:58. I haven't physically seen it yet, but i know it is at the house!!! Whoohooo!!!!

The fact that I have to wait until I get home to activate it made switch to android.I can activate,root and unlock at work or in the bathroom.
I am not criticizing the iphone at all,I still love it....but I got tired of Apple's close mind,so I decided to give android a shot.
This is the beauty of competition......by the way html5 rocks but flash does not work bad at all on my device.

No offence to our 'brothers' over the Atlantic (or not as Obama would want it ;-)... do you realise how boring and irrelevant all this Verizon AT&T business is for us Brits?.... common TiPB.... give us some new news.... I'm starting to switch-off!!!
What we all need is a long awaited keynote. Hey, isn't it surprising (well I certainly) haven't heard one whisper of an iPhone 5 rumour yet?...

Another Business Account purchase here. Had problems buying it on Feb 3 midnight (pacific) and waited till I was at work to call cust rep and get it working. Ordered at 1:30pm on Feb 3rd and up till now my order status on Verizon says "not found"!!!!! I hate Verizon right now. I called and they said the order went through but never "fully got processed"! what the hell?!?! The rep did say that everything was fixed now and that the scheduled delivery should be Feb 9 or before........

I live in Orange County, CA...went to Target the other day and a phone rep told me Target would give me a $4??.00 gift card that would pay for my cancelation fees and the new phone. Since AT&T wouldn't give me my unlimited data package back.. I'll be doing that and switching soon. Bunmmer is you'd have to wait until March when they would start carying it.

Thank you Fedex I just got mine and its all updated and ready to go. Love it so far it totally kills the blackberry bold.

Oh no it only has 3 bars!!!!!! Verizon is the best network in the universe i would have thought that no matter where this phone would have been or where it goes it would have 5 bars maybe even 7!!!!!!
-Happy AT&T user.

Arrived in Minneapolis mid-afternoon...a kind neighbor took it in when the truck arrived. Will need to activate tonight. Should be fun!

My iPhone 4 finally arrived around 4:20. 10 minutes before fedex said it would. Great phone activated and everything!!!

I still don't have a tracking number. I contacted Verizon about it and they said the credit card was pending, After several minutes of browsing my account, the rep said, "one minute, I'm going to go talk to my manager." After a few minutes he returned and said, "I guess lots of people were having this issue. Your iPhone has been shipped and you should be getting a tracking number soon, call us if you don't get the tracking # by the end of today." 6:04pm PST and still no tracking number...grr. I'll call soon.

The hubby's came today. I'm setting it up for him while he is at work and because I already have an iPhone 4 with AT&T. I can say that I have noticed that it is a bit slower than mine. But at least he is away from that Droid not-so-Incredible! He is so excited!! Now I can whip him in Words with Friends!!

Missed delivery, waited an hour to get it at FedEx Shipping Center, where 99% of everyone else were also picking up iPhones! Everyone was talking about iPhone!

Got mine at 259 est in Ny on Long Island; totally in love with it but the data is slow otherwise on a scale of 1-10 i give it a 9!! Way to go verizon blows android right out of the water!!!

Help. My new Verizon iPhone 4 was running great. Now can't get the apps store to load. Started with Facebook freezing up. Any suggestions???

LOVE IT!!!! I got mine 2/7 at 930AM @ work so I couldn't activate it but I left work early and set it up. I love it!!!!!! Sooooo happy I waited the 4 years for the Verizon version. I've got a ton of accessories... What is your favorite accessory for the Iphone???

By the way good bye blackberry!!! I couldn't stand the thing knowing that I was so close to receiving my iphone :)

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