Spoke with Verizon Rep on the phone yesterday who assured me the "go live" time was Midnight EST, not 3AM. Probably just wrong but may be worth trying early.
I think the rep was wrong. The email that came out was specifically from Verizon saying 3 AM. Doesn't mean I'm not going to start trying to ping at midnight.
true... plus, verizon has a count down. when it hits 00:00:00 then it will go live. and like someone said above, the iPhone im sure will still be avalable 8am thursday. it wont sell out asap like everyone thinks. not everyone will stay awake. Now if there where no talk about up coming 4g phones, apple iPhone 5 and so on, then im sure the iPhone 4 will sell out asap 3am est.