iPhone Shatters Verizon Sales Record

In the early morning hours Thursday, between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., Verizon Wireless customers began preordering Apples iPhone 4.

In just two hours, when most Americans were in bed, the carrier sold a record number of iPhones online, marking the companys most successful product launch ever.

“In just our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history,” Verizon Wireless President and CEO Dan Mead said.

The company did not disclose the number of iPhones it sold, but it must have been a ton. At 8:10 p.m. ET Thursday, Verizon Wireless stopped online orders.

The rest of the country will have to wait about another week February 10 to buy an iPhone on Verizon Wireless network. At that time, the mobile operator will sell the product through its network of roughly 2,000 retail stores.

The iPhone 4 also will be available at all Apple store locations, Best Buy, select Wal-Mart stores and online at and


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