Verizon customers hankering for Apple's iPhone are in for some good news: in less than 24 hours, they will be able to (finally!) pre-order the iPhone 4.
As Apple explained in a press release, existing Verizon subscribers will have the opportunity to pre-order the iPhone 4 via Apple's website or on Verizon Wireless starting at 3AM ET on February 3rd. Apple noted, "Due to high demand, customer orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis." Other users will be able to order the iPhone 4 starting Wednesday, February 9th. Phones ordered online will either be shipped or available for pick-up in stores.
It'll be another week before users can get their hands on the Verizon-compatible iPhone: "Beginning at 7 a.m. local time on Thursday, February 10, iPhone 4 on Verizon will be available to all qualified customers at Apple's retail stores. iPhone 4 will also be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communication Stores nationwide," Apple explained.
According to MacRumors, Verizon will allow AT&T users to swap their iPhones for CDMA iPhone 4s:
Verizon is also allowing some existing AT&T iPhone customers to trade-in their iPhone for credit when buying a new Verizon iPhone 4. We not sure if this will be offered to non-corporate accounts, but the trade-in price list is as follows:
iPhone 2G - 16GB: $60
iPhone 3G - 16GB: $105
iPhone 3Gs 32GB: $160
iPhone 4- 16GB: $280
iPhone 4 - 32GB: $360
If you're planning on upgrading, check out Gazelle.com or the EPA for ideas on how to recycle or resell your phone. See everything you need to know about the Verizon iPhone in our comprehensive guide to features, price, plans, limitations, and more.