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Verizon Testing Same-Day Delivery for Phones Ordered Online

Verizon Wireless is trying out a program that offers customers the option of same-day delivery for phones ordered from its website.

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The company is testing the service in Philadelphia, with plans to expand it to New York City, Dallas, San Francisco and Pittsburgh. When a local store has inventory of the chosen phone, buyers have the option of ordering a device before 10 am and getting it by 7 pm.

Customers will pay a price for the speedy service — $20 for same-day delivery, as compared to $14.99 for priority overnight delivery.

“It takes just a few clicks to make purchases online, but waiting for delivery is a drag when you need it now — the very same day,” Verizon said in a blog post. “That’s why leading e-commerce retailers such as eBay, Amazon, Wal-Mart and Google are testing same day delivery services in select cities.”


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik