With Verizon opening iPhone 4 preorders to existing customers, they surely didn’t expect quite the demand that we all did! Despite website issues the iPhone 4 managed to break Verizon’s first day sales record, and that’s only for sales to existing customers!
VERIZON WIRELESS HAS RECORD SALES ON FIRST DAY OF iPHONE 4
Available to General Public on Feb.10
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – At 8:10 p.m. EST yesterday, Verizon Wireless ceased online orders of iPhone 4 to existing customers and ended the most successful first day sales in the history of the company.
“This was an exciting day,” said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless. “In just our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history. And, when you consider these initial orders were placed between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., it is an incredible success story. It is gratifying to know that our customers responded so enthusiastically to this exclusive offer — designed to reward them for their loyalty.
“I am proud of our employees who worked tirelessly to strengthen and scale our systems, enabling unprecedented customer orders through our website. Overall, it was a very good day,” he added.
Mead also said customers will have another opportunity at being among the nation’s first to own an iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network.
“Yesterday’s launch set the pace for next week when we open up sales to everyone across America.”
The general market launch of the iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network will occur on February 10. The company will open its more than 2000 Verizon Wireless Stores at 7 a.m. It will also be available at all Apple store locations, Best Buy, select Wal-Mart stores, and on-line at verizonwireless.com and apple.com.
With Verizon opening it’s 2000 stores nice and early on February 10th to make the handset available to everyone it’s fairly safe to say their poor staff could be in for a busy day! As if record sales isn’t enough for Verizon they’re also airing a new TV ad to help sales even further.
Are you rushing out to buy a Verizon iPhone? Have you already preordered? Let us know in the comments if you have and if you’re switching from AT&T!