How soon can you preorder the iphone 5?
pinkypatch
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How soon can you preorder the iphone 5?

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egilbbys21
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You can preorder the iPhone through Apple or Verizon online starting September 14th at 12:01 am PT. Check the Verizon press release: http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2012/09/pr2012-09-12b.html

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Casey6022
Enthusiast - Level 2

i just sent in my request for an iPhone at Verizon just a few minutes ago, just fill out the get notified request and get notified hopefully before they are gone.

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Dahlen
Enthusiast - Level 2

Pre-orders through Verizon start at 12:01 PST.

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Karenn
Enthusiast - Level 3

The iPhone 5 is available to pre-order on Sept. 14.

Prices:

16GB $199

32GB $299

64GB $399.

It will ship Sept. 21

Leonard1818
Enthusiast - Level 2

A couple of questions Karenn:

1.  How do you know Verizon is going to support a pre-order on Sept 14th?  I know Apple will be -- but does vzw usually follow suit?

2.  Where did you hear it will ship sept 21.?  I heard it would be available Sept 21.  If it's like the iPad, the day it was available to the public was the day it arrived at my door (meaning it was shipped a couple days prior).

just hoping to clear a few things up!

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egilbbys21
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Karenn
Enthusiast - Level 3

1. I watched the Apple event this morning.

I think Verizon and AT&T will be doing pre-orders on the 14th. They've done so in the past for the iPhone 4s. However I did read online that pre-orders (even on Apple's website) may not start until 3am Pacific time. I am unsure about the time though, so I will start trying at 12 am!

2. Oops sorry that is what I meant Smiley Happy If you pre-order, you should receive it on the 21 and the same day it will be available in Apple stores at 8:00 am. Not sure what time it will be available at Verizon retailers.

The website says this:

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone

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Leonard1818
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OK cool!  I just wanted to make sure I was understanding how it's going to work.

I think I will try at 3:00 AM EST (12:00 AM PST) tonight.  If I can't wake up, I'll try at 7:00 lol.  I don't forsee a rush that has not been properly prepared for.

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carcione
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Leonard1818
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exact question I came to ask.  I hope vzw allows pre-orders at the same time as apple.  I need to order from vzw since I'm eligible for an upgrade AND a $50 discount... you lose the discount if you order through store.apple.com (which by the way is currently down... usually goes down before a big event/pre-order rush).

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pinkypatch
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What is your fifty dollar discount for? Does everyone of Verizon get a

50.00 discount?

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Leonard1818
Enthusiast - Level 2

I presume NE2... I signed my contract (primary line) on Oct 15th (ish) 2010.  I think they were still doing the deal back then. 

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rcschnoor
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The $50 discount is most likely the New Every 2 discount which Verizon used to have. It was discontinued in Jan, 2011. If your current contract was signed prior to Jan 16, 2011, I believe, and you have had a calling plan which is eligible($40 or higher for calling plan only, data does not count towards this amount) since this time, you would most likely be eligible for this discount.

Just so happens that Sep 15 would be the 20 month point for all of the contracts signed on Jan 15, 2011 and everyone who will ever get 1 more NE2 discount will have it by that date!!!

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iphonelover93
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I would definately check on if you can use the $50 discount, we were told by multiple employees in multiple verizon stores that the $50 upgrading discount is not eligible to be used on the iPhones.

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Leonard1818
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so what good is the discount if we can't use it on iPhone?  I looked on my account online and on the page where it lists the discount eligibility (and even when you click the little '?' icon) there's no disclaimer that says "not eligible for use with iPhone".  I would *hope* they would put it on the SAME FRIGGIN PAGE if it's a clause or disclaimer. 

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MaxCell
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" I need to order from vzw since I'm eligible for an upgrade AND a $50 discount... you lose the discount if you order through store.apple.com "

is it true? I'm in the same situation.

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mdram4x4
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yes

the $50 new every 2 credit, which is no longer available so its the last, is through verizon only

you cannot get it from apple, best buy, walmart or anyone else

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chromepickle
Enthusiast - Level 3

My guess is that the announcement will be Sep. 12 and it will go on preorder about a week later.

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Ann154
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Apple's announcement is September 12th. I suspect that we will find out then or shortly afterwards. Watch the tech sites. That's what the rest of the users here will be doing.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Nyobie_B
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There's a lot of speculative info out there on the internet right now.  I wish I knew the exact date.  I came here to find out too.  Thanks for posting.  I hope someone on the inside knows more.