Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III Ship Date Slipping to July 11
Verizon customers that pre-order today are being told that the Samsung Galaxy S III is shipping by 7-11, which is only two days later than the original date of 7-9. Just to be clear: this is the date being displayed to customers that pre-order today. If you were lucky enough to pre-order earlier and have a ship by date earlier than 7-11, then it is still valid.
The Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S III has not shipped yet, and with no official word on where the phone sits in phone purgatory, there are legions of rabid Verizon customers waiting on any word on when the Samsung Galaxy S III is shipping. If you were among the first to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S III from Verizon, then you were told that the phone would ship by 7-9-12. However, as demand increases for the phone, the shipping date appears to be slipping further back.
Judging by the amount of delays that the other carriers in the USA are facing, Verizon might have done the right thing in promising a date that is far enough out to ensure that it is able to fulfill all the orders that it has. With past phones being mired in delays, (remember the Droid X, Galaxy Nexus and the ThunderBolt?) Verizon might be taking the “under-promise and over-deliver” method of customer service, which is fine by me. What isn’t sitting right with a lot of Verizon customers is how there isn’t a shipping date when they check on their pre-orders through Verizon’s automated system.
How to check your Verizon Pre-order:
- Check your email that you received after placing your pre-order from Verizon. Locate your pre-order number.
- Click here to check your preorder.
- Enter your preorder number and last name.
As of the writing of this post, there is no shipping information available, and that’s rubbing a lot of people the wrong way. There are rumors of Verizon needing time to bloat the hell out of the phone, and just about every kind of theory saying that the phone isn’t going to ship until the 28th, when then new Share Everything plans goes into effect, trapping people into losing their unlimited plans.
Is any of this true? It’s hard to tell at this point. What we do know here at Android Does is these phone releases are hard to wait for, and when phones are shipping out to AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, it’s hard to be patient. However, you really need to take a step back make sure that this phone release isn’t being blown out of proportion. Would it be good to have the phone in my hand right now? Sure it will. In my case, I sold my Galaxy Nexus on Swappa (Highly recommended way to sell your Android devices) and I am using a Droid Charge, which is making me tear my hair out. However, we all just need to take a step back and just chill out. The phone will get to your doorstep when it gets there, and no amount of crying will make it come any quicker!
When the USAF dropped this New Jersey boy off in Louisiana, he had no idea that the fun was just beginning. John has turned wrenches on jet engines in a Combat AGE team, raided Molten Core in the day, pwn n00bs in Battlefield 3, and can speak iOS and Android.
John has a BS degree in Culinary Arts, and is working on a Master’s in Education. Married and a father of 4 boys, John gets his screen name, Broadwayblues, from the NHL team the New York Rangers, loves the NY Giants and admits that he likes the NY Mets too. He cuddles his Galaxy Nexus at night.
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