Verizon iPhone: Where to Get It

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NEW YORK (MainStreet) – While the Verizon iPhone is virtually identical to the iPhone 4 that came out on AT&T’s network back in June, it has prompted an enormous amount of buzz. Apple addicts tired of AT&T’s (Stock Quote: T) patchy network are expected to make the jump to Verizon (Stock Quote: VZ) en masse, while current Verizon subscribers have been waiting for months for Apple (Stock Quote: AAPL) to release an iPhone that works on their carrier’s network.

Early indications are that the Verizon iPhone will indeed be a smash hit; preorders for the device (for current Verizon subscribers only) started at 3 a.m. Thursday, and sold out in two hours after moving about half a million units. Now the phone is finally ready to go on sale to the general public, retailing for $199 (16 GB version) or $299 (32 GB version) with a new two-year contract and data package. Here’s where you can find it.

VerizonWireless.com

Online sales officially kicked off today at the ungodly hour of 3 a.m. Eastern Time on the Verizon website. According to Verizon’s website, you can get free overnight shipping as long as you order by 4:30 p.m. on a weekday, though you may need to enter the coupon code FREEOVERNT.

Apple.com

Apple also kicked off its online sales at today 3 a.m. It can be shipped free to your door, or you can reserve it for pickup at your local Apple store; you won’t be able to pick your new phone up until Thursday, but at least it will save you from having to wait in line when you do.


Verizon Wireless Stores

The Verizon iPhone will be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless stores starting at 7 a.m. tomorrow. If you have an old phone that you’d like to trade in, you can have it appraised on Verizon’s website to receive store credit that can then be put toward your phone bills, which will add up.

Apple Store

Apple stores will also start selling the Verizon iPhone when they open up tomorrow at 7 a.m. They’re sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so we’d recommend reserving yours online unless you intend to camp out in line like everyone did when the iPhone 4 came out.

Best Buy

Best Buy (Stock Quote: BBY) has confirmed that it will open at 7 a.m. on Thursday to sell the Verizon iPhone. You can get it at stand-alone Best Buy Mobile locations or regular Best Buy stores. The company has released a list of Best Buy Mobile locations across America that will be open for the release. You can take a chunk off your total by trading in your old phone for store credit, but you might not be thrilled how much money you get for your trade-in.

Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart (Stock Quote: WMT) will reportedly sell the Verizon iPhone at select locations and online, but the company did not respond to a request for more specific information on the release.

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