You can now get your Verizon Wireless purchases delivered same day in 10 more cities


Same day delivery is something everyone wishes they could have, but the concept is still quite rare for most businesses these days, and the ones that do offer it only offer it in a few select cities. Thankfully Verizon’s not looking to drag their feet on rolling out same day delivery to those who need their smartphones in a jiffy, as the nation’s largest carrier has added 10 more cities to their list.


Here’s the full gamut after the new additions:

  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Minneapolis
  • San Diego
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.
  • New York City
  • Dallas
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • San Francisco

That’s 15 cities now in case you haven’t been counting, which is a remarkable achievement. Of course, comparing Verizon’s efforts to the likes of Google or Amazon’s isn’t quite fair, as the carrier already has a huge stable of retail locations nationwide that can help facilitate these types of deliveries. Still, we’re excited to see Verizon expanding as fast as they are, and we can’t wait to see even more cities added to this list (and they also get brownie points for still being the only US carrier to offer something like this).

There are a couple of small, yet expected caveats to take note of if you want to get your device the same day. For starters, it costs $19.99 — $5 more than overnight delivery — and you do have to order it by 10am local time, so be sure to wake up bright and early and pay for the smartphone if you want to receive it that same day. Otherwise, you can have it delivered the next day using standard overnight options for $14.99.

Of course, you can still pick-up in-store at most Verizon locations same day no matter what time you order it, so that’s also an option if you want to get your order the same day. You can also opt for standard delivery options (which typically come in 2-3 days). We’d definitely consider checking all these different options out the next time you’re in the market for a Verizon device.

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  1. So they can manage to get you a physical item in 8 hours or less, but updates take months?

    1. Yeah because those are similar tasks.

      So you can make a bowl of cereal is 20 seconds yet you cant build an airplane? Whats wrong with you?

      1. Actually delivering an update is much easier. Simply put it up for download.
        Verizon is not the OEM, they are not the ones making the updates, they simply have bloat added and from what anyone can tell a pointless testing process.

        1. You’re not taking into account the time it takes to integrate custom apps and services, rigorous testing processes and certification.

          Not to mention that it isn’t always Verizon’s fault. I’m not saying they couldn’t improve, but it sounds like your idea of the software development process — especially for devices on very complicated cell infrastructures — is entirely too shallow. If it was as simple as putting up a download link, the world would move much faster.

          1. Translation add bloat and delays for no reason at all.

            It is that simple. If your network cannot handle untested devices you are screwed. I have many cellular devices running software the providers never had a chance to test.

          2. But that is something they don’t want you to have because you could be stealing from them… Somehow lol

          3. So how does CM and other Android MOD developers push out updates without running them by VZW? Can’t Google decide to do the same? If VZW has updated radios they need to push, then they can do that, but leave the OS alone.

        2. What fantasy world do you live in? OEMs have skins that have to be added. These aren’t just themes. VZW has network policies they have to meet.

          Same day delivery is easy when you already have the logistics in place. UPS and FEDEX handle the hard part.

          1. And yet, my CM and AOKP running device work on VZW fine.
            If your network can’t deal with software you did not test, you are already screwed. Skins should be apps that can easily be added or removed. They should not be so built into the OS.

  2. I’ll be up like a hot sneaker release to order my sgs5 lol

  3. Wonder if it is still same day delivery in Atlanta today? I’m going to guess it isn’t.

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