The wireless company said it surpassed the record in the first two hours of sales, which kicked off at 3 a.m. EST. The success led the company to cease pre-orders, which were in limited supply, at 8:10 p.m. EST.
“This was an exciting day,” said Dan Mean, Verizon Wireless CEO. “It’s an incredible success story.”
Verizon Wireless, a venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE:VOD), is only the second mobile company to carry the iPhone. Rival AT&T’s (NYSE:T) three-year exclusive deal with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) came to a close last year.
The general market launch of the iPhone 4 on the Verizon network will occur on Feb. 10.