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Verizon Wireless and Apple (R) in January announced that the iPhone(R) 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning Feb. 10. (PRNewsFoto/Verizon Wireless, Joe Vericker)

Verizon sees 'record' first-day sales with iPhone, starts ad war with At&T (see videos)

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon Wireless on Friday said its first day of taking online orders for the iPhone produced record sales, and it's stopped taking orders until Wednesday.

The cell phone carrier said that in just two hours Thursday morning, between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., more customers had ordered the phone than in the full day of any previous phone launch.

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