Pre-order is a scam !! No one can tell me what's up with my order !! (ordered 9/14)
Stupid. They just told me I should have an answer by Sun. Seriously? I should have just gone to the apple store this morning & waited in line.
Just checked tracking and mine was delivered 15 mins ago! Looking forward to getting home tonight. I'm in VA for those wondering and pre-ordered mine 9/14 @ 3:15am EST
I'm in VA ... still waiting for an email and credit card charge... ordered over the phone 9/14 @ 12:57pm est (estimated delivery 9/26)... ARG IM TOO IMPATIENT FOR THIS. Only reason I waited so long was because I had to convince them to give me an early upgrade.. tehehe... guess I should be happy I'm even getting it!
Thanks, but I just got home with our new i5's !! Decided to drive to the apple store, there was like a 100+ people, drove to the Verizon store around the corner. I was out of the store with two new phones in less than 2hrs !!
Pre-order is a waste of time, a scam.
I call 611 verzion celphone and have then text me
I may get my phone today
pre-order at verzion store Sept 14 noon Deliver date of 09/26/2012
now doing fedex tracking game.
Great info BravesFanJ - if I may add my contribution, based on your lead, it is somewhat like yours.
Location: Humid Houston, Texas
Pre Order placed: 14 Sep 2012, 8:45pm CT. ( Verizon Wireless Online)
Confirmation Email Received: 14 Sep 2012, 8:51 pm CT
- saying "Delivery 9/28/2012".
Credit Card $1 Verification Charge on Credit Card: 14 Sep 2012 8:51 pm CT
Pre Order Status Changed "In Process": before16 Sep 2012, ~1pm CT
Pre Order Date Changed: between 16 Sep and 20 Sep 2012
- change from "Delivery 9/28/2012" to "Ship by 9/28/2012"
- no notification from Verizon* see note below.
Credit Card $1 Order Charge falls off: 20 Sep2012
Credit Card Charged (Pending Approval): 26 Sep 2012, between 3pm - 5pm CT.
I also was NOT yet able to see my credit card transaction yet in My Verizon under the Documents/Receipt tab.
Check Order Status Change (NOT Pre Order Status): 26 Sep 2012, 5:30pm CT
Ace Number, Ace Location
Status shown, "order has been sent for processing"
Carrier, tracking number, and delivery date fields were blank.
Received Verizon Wirless Shipping Notification email: 27 Sep 2012, 5:26am CT
status: "Your Order Has Shipped"
shipping Courier: FedEx
Tracking Number: #############
Shipping address: my street, city/state/zip info
Checked Order Status at VZW Status website (NOT Pre Order Status): 27 Sep 2012; 5:26am CT
Ace Order Number: XXXXXX
Tracking number: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Order Status: Shipped 9/26/2012
Verizon Documents Receipt now available at My Documents in my online account. (It was generated in Atlanta.)
Successfully verified FEDEX Tracking number afterwards
Date/Time Activity Location
Unlike others I've read about, this tracking doe not start/or doesn't include China origination information. This instead appears to come from the FedEx hub in Memphis.
* The change from "Delivery" to "Ship by" could have impacted actual delivery by 5 calendar days due to the weekend.
I may have missed seeing it, but today I'm seeing for the first time, instead of using my phone number, my FedEx tracking is using a variation/concate of location_confirmed order numbers
Format: [7 digit order location number]_[9 digit order number]
Omit the brackets of course - my order number was 6 digits in the email, so my tracking leads off with 3 extra 0s at the front - example, if this were someone's info in the email:
order number: 123456
order location: 7890123
Your tracking number would be (17 chars total, where the location and order numbers are separated by an underscore char): 7890123_000123456