(BASKING RIDGE, N.J.) -- Verizon Wireless announced Friday its pre-order sales of the iPhone 4 marked the "most successful first day sales in the history of the company."
Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless, said, "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."
The iPhone 4 was made available for pre-orders on Thursday starting at 3 a.m. The company set aside a limited amount of the phones exclusively for its existing customers. Verizon said that by 8:10 p.m. on Thursday, online orders were ceased.
The general public will be able to purchase the iPhone 4 from Verizon on Feb. 10.
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