You will receive the e-mail. Mine came on 2/20 before midnight and I was able to complete the order on 2/20. Do not worry. You will get the e-mail and you will be able to preorder. Everyone who preorders will get there phone pretty much on the same day, regardless of when you preorder. It's the same every time. Preorder freebies are 1) Buds, plus 2) 50 credit for accessories, and 3) inflated tradein credit for phone.