For many Wiregrass residents, getting to a Verizon store at 8 a-m when they opened wasn't early enough.
Some people were in line before the sun came up
“Since 4:30.” Customer Nimit Patidar said.
“I got up 6 and I left Blakely around 720 and got here 750.” Customer Adrian Wade said.
With the release of any new i-phone, come long lines.
“It was probably almost to the end of the sidewalk outside.” Wade said.
But for people like Patidar and wade, the wait was well worth it.
They say it could have been a lot worse.
“I’ve waited in a line where it’s halfway across the mall and it’s not fun.” Patidar said.
But Verizon employees say this year wasn't too bad because they were prepared for chaos.
“We planned for this and we expected a large turnout so we have proper presentation formatted and roped off for our lines and everything and its pretty smooth.” Verizon Wireless Floating Manager Marques January said.
And the first thing customers were excited about seeing on the new phone.
“The 4-g ready to see how fast it is.” Wade said.
The first difference customers can see when they look at the i-phone 4 to the i-phone 5 is the size difference.
“Also with the enhancements of the i-o-s 6, It has the passport feature and also the new processing chip it’s an a-6 processor which makes it blazing fast.” January said.
And some customers say they would be loyal no matter what features the phone came with.
“I’m just an i-phone fanatic so they could have come out with the same phone and I would have bought it.” Patidar said.
Overall Verizon employees say today was a successful release.