Verizon Shatters Launch Day Sales Records

| February 4, 2011 | Reply

Yesterday, after 4 years of hype, the Verizon iPhone finally went up for pre-order.  On February 3rd, at 3AM EST, pre-ordering for the Verizon iPhone 4 began, but only for current Verizon subscribers.  The impact was quick, large, and immediate.  In just TWO HOURS, the Verizon iPhone had officially sold more than any device launch EVER on the network.  Yes.  By 5AM, Verizon had shattered a sales record and by 8PM EST had sold out their pre-order stock.  Big Red can’t/won’t release exact numbers, but Mike Abraksky of RBC Capital Markets estimates that it was less than 100,000 in those 2 short hours in the dead of morning.  Now, all stocks, both through Verizon and Apple are sold out, so if you want your Verizon iPhone, you’ll have to wait until the 9th to get it online or the 10th in stores.  So what do you guys think?  Did you get a pre-order in?  Are you going to wait for them to come out in stores?  Leave comments or thoughts in the comments!

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.

Source Engadget

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