By Stephen Schenck | December 3, 2013 12:27 PM
Smartphone fans like things fast. We count our bandwidth in terms of megabits. We watch our video streaming on-demand. Having to wait for something is SO last decade. Verizon seems very aware of our desire for instant gratification, and started testing a program a little earlier this year to deliver smartphones to customers the very same day they place their orders online. Today we learn of this program finally going official, and find out just where the service is available.
Beyond initial tests in Philadelphia, Verizon’s same-day delivery is now up and running in New York City, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Dallas. Even still, not every address in those metropolitan areas is covered, so eligibility for the service will vary.
And of course, there are plenty of stipulations: you need to make your purchasing decision early in the day, as you’ll have to get an order in by 10am to meet the deadline for same-day delivery. Prepaid devices are ineligible: this is for on-contract smartphones only. And you’ll have to pay for this kind of speedy delivery, though it’s not too, too expensive: about $20.
What do you think? Are we all just getting way too lazy and demanding, or is this a service you might be taking advantage of next time you buy a phone?