Verizon sets record phone sales in just 2 hours with the iPhone 4

Verizon has just reported that the iPhone 4 pre-sale performed better than any other release in the companies history in just 2 hours. What is even more exciting for them is that it happened in the wee hours from 3am-5am. Honestly I didn’t expect anything less than astounding iPhone 4 sales on Verizon. No specific numbers or data was released, Verizon will probably wait to release that data till after the launch to the public. So, if the iPhone 4 performed so well in 2 hours there is obviously a huge demand for the phone still and we will see even larger numbers when released to the general public on February 10th.

02/04/2011 BASKING RIDGE, NJ — At 8:10 p.m. EST yesterday, Verizon Wireless ceased online orders of iPhone 4 to existing customers and ended the most successful first day sales in the history of the company.

“This was an exciting day,” said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless. “In just our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history. And, when you consider these initial orders were placed between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., it is an incredible success story. It is gratifying to know that our customers responded so enthusiastically to this exclusive offer – designed to reward them for their loyalty.

“I am proud of our employees who worked tirelessly to strengthen and scale our systems, enabling unprecedented customer orders through our website. Overall, it was a very good day,” he added.

‪Mead also said customers will have another opportunity at being among the nation’s first to own an iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network.

“Yesterday’s launch set the pace for next week when we open up sales to everyone across America.”

The general market launch of the iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network will occur on Feb. 10. The company will open its more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores at 7 a.m. It will also be available at all Apple store locations, Best Buy, select Wal-Mart stores, and online at and

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