Verizon iPhone 4: Employees asked not to buy yet

 

By Posted 3 Feb 2011, 09:21

Today Verizon customers can start preordering the iPhone 4 for the first time, but will Verizon Wireless have enough units to meet demand? The company has reportedly asked its employees to hold off purchasing an iPhone 4, saying “unprecedented” demand was the reason.

Cnet are reporting that an email to employees from Chief Operating Officer John Stratton said “we all need to do our part to meet our customers’ needs–this means putting our customers first.”

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The device is set to be hugely popular with estimates of up to 11 million new subscribers wanting the iPhone. Verizon said last month it had added over 800,000 new subscribers during the fourth quarter.

Meanwhile customers of AT&T with the iPhone may be getting hotspot Wi-Fi sharing sometime soon. According to a report on AppleInsider via the New York Times, the iOS 4.3 update should bring the feature to the iPhone and AT&T customers.

We told you yesterday how much Verizon would be charging for the iPhone 4, and even though we could see a new handset announced in a few months, Verizon are going to be extremely busy over the coming weeks.