Existing Verizon Wireless customers who are early risers or just staying up late can order their iPhone 4 online starting at 3 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Feb. 3.
In what it’s calling an unprecedented move, Verizon Wireless has set aside a limited quantity of iPhone 4 smartphones solely for existing customers. Orders will be shipped to arrive on or before Feb. 10, when the general public will be able to get the iPhone 4 on Verizon.
Customers also can order through the Apple Store. Due to high demand, customer orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis, Apple said in a press release today. Apple also said qualified customers can order the iPhone 4 starting Feb. 9 through the Apple website for delivery or reserve for in-store pick up starting Feb. 10.
The iPhone 4 at Verizon is priced at $199.99 for the 16 GB iPhone 4 or $299.99 for the 32 GB iPhone 4 with a new two-year customer agreement. Beginning at that early hour of 3 a.m. Eastern tomorrow, customers can go to www.verizonwireless.com/iphone to order their iPhone 4.
Plans start at $39.99 for 450 minutes on the Nationwide Talk plan or $59.99 for the Nationwide Talk and Text plan with unlimited text, picture and video messaging, as well as unlimited email and Web data plan for $29.99 per month. Customers also can pay $20 per month for the 3G Mobile Hotspot 2 GB feature that powers up to five devices over Wi-Fi.
Over at AT&T, the iPhone 4 also goes for $199, but the carrier also is making sure consumers know it offers the 3G S 8 GB iPhone for $49.