$500 via Verizon e-gift card (sent w/in 8 wks). Activation of 4G LTE/5G phone on 5G Get More plan req’d. Device must remain active for 45 days. $500 charge back if service cancelled w/in 12 mos or eligibility req’s are no longer met. See vzw.com/bring-your-own-device for details.
I know during launches in the past Verizon has used a combination of the carriers to deliver (UPS, FedEx, and USPS). Perhaps they are still doing that due to the number of backorders still needing to be delivered. It's not always FedEx.