Thank you for messaging us, TnRush. New phone time is always exciting, but the waiting period to receive your phone never is. I recommend going off of the expected ship date that appears in your Equipment Order, via your My Verizon. The preorder guarantees that you receive an iPhone and holds your line in that queue. You can always try your luck at a store, but keep in mind, that there is no way to know how much stock a store is set to receive, and how many campers will be waiting to get their hands on the device as well. Pre-ordering guarantees that you get the phone you want, without all the extra stress. Let us know if you have any additional questions.
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