Verizon iPhone 4 in Stores at 7 a.m.

Rise and shine! Then buy!

This Thursday at 7 a.m. the iPhone 4 from Verizon Wireless will officially be available to purchase in more than 2,000 Verizon and Apple retail stores nationwide.

“We know people across America have been waiting for the day when they can experience iPhone 4 on the nation’s most reliable network,” said Dan Mead, chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless. “Our store employees nationwide are poised and ready to help customers purchase their iPhone 4’s and get them activated as quickly as possible.”

Prices for the highly anticipated gadget start at $199.99 for the 16 GB model and $299.99 for the 32 GB model with a two-year customer agreement.

Perks that come with the Verizon iPhone 4 include options like subscribing to a Nationwide Talk or Text Plan with unlimited picture and video messaging, an unlimited web and email plan, and the new Personal Hotspot feature that enables users to connect to up to five Wi-Fi devices.

New plans range anywhere from $20 a month for the 3G Mobile Hotspot Plan to $59.99 for the Nationwide Talk or Text Plan for 450 minutes.