Here we go again: Verizon website now shows July 12th launch date for Samsung Galaxy S III
July 10th was penciled in as the date for Verizon's launch. And that is where things stood for a few days and with talk that the pre-orders were on their way, it looked like this was the date that would be locked in. But one thing that we have learned with carrier's launch dates is that they are about as firm as soggy oatmeal. So here it is, Sunday night, just two days away from one of the most anticipated handset launches of the year for the nation's largest carrier, and Verizon's own web site reveals the shocking news that the release is delayed two days to July 12th.
At least the price remains the same. $199.99 with a signed two-year contract for the 16GB model in Marble White or Pebble Blue. The 32GB unit runs $249.99 with the signed contract and the same choice of colors. Verizon customers must feel like they are jinxed and that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III will never happen.
1. Vince805 (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
Wow. They can't make up there minds or what?? lol Thank god i pre-ordered mine already and will see it tomorrow!!!
2. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
Same! I kinda know that annoying wait though, as I was forced to endure the same thing when I head news that early pre-orderers were receiving there's as early as Thursday.
6. Vince805 (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
yeah i know me too! when i head that i kept checking to see if mine went out too. then finally on Thursday it said it was shipped and be here Monday.
8. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
Same case here. Lol, the number of times I looked through my front door window on that grim Thursday afternoon, and left with a hopeless look on my face.
12. Vince805 (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
LOL, i did the same thing!!! only thing is a fedex truck came into my neighbor hood and stopped a house away and i got all happy only to be let down as he went across the street lol
15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5599; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Did your neighbor get a VZW GS III delivered to them? If so, that would be really un-cool for you to not get yours.
16. Vince805 (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
thats what i completely forgot to add. YES SHE DID GET ONE!!!!! i hate her so much lol
26. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
Hey Vince did you ever get your phone?
13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5599; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
The latest (as of 12:11 a.m. Pacific 7/9/2012) update on the VZW site shows a ship date of 7/19 for the GS III.... Hope that is for orders placed today. Otherwise, some people will be hating life waiting for their GS III. :-(
17. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
GET OVER IT !!!!!! U should have pre-ordered like thousands of others. lol!
3. PhoneBug (Posts: 14; Member since: 29 May 2012)
I wonder what differance a day makes? They give a date,add a day,add another day then retract a day,now add one again?
19. jabberwocky (Posts: 89; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)
Well, you can't very well put the phones in stores before all your pre-orders have shipped, now can you?
You'll upset a lot of pre-order customers if the perception is that they should have not pre-ordered, but simply walked into the store to buy one and they could have got one sooner.
7. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
2 days turns into 3 days, 3 days turns into 4 days, 4 days turns into 5 days, 5 days turns into 6 days, 6 days turn into 7 days, 7 days turn into 8 days, 8 days turn into 9 days, 9 days turn into 10 days, 10 days turn into 11 days, 11 days turn into 12 days, 12 days turn into 13 days, 13 days turn into 14 days, and 2 weeks turns into a month, and a month turns into 2 months, and 2 months turns into half a year, and half a year turns into a full year! ( And so on )
5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
my sister pre-ordered a White 32GB one but i'm sure she wants the Incredible 4G LTE more so if someone has one in perfect, PERFECT condition and wants to add $150 on top of it i'd be willing to do a trade. dead serious.
9. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
The date probably keeps changing for the in store selling of the device probably because they want to give as much time as possible to the Droid Inc 4G LTE. Another possibility is that they are trying to ensure they meet the already paid for ordered phones and have stock on hand to fill walk-ins.
10. sid8911 (Posts: 50; Member since: 29 May 2010)
im not gonna get my hopes high but i hope they're surprising us and unlocking the bootloader from all these delays.
11. LordZoid (Posts: 7; Member since: 22 Jul 2010)
Just to give you guys more incentive, I received mine on July 6th and so far the phone is pretty cool. It was no problem activating , I do suggest that you activate the sim card first. Yes thats right, I thought I would never see it but there it was a Sim card with verizion logo on it. Did not even need to use *228 to activate. Just went right on Verizion website and followed prompts. Got the blue 16Gig and popped in my 16 gig micro card and all worked great. There are so many features that it will take some time to absorb it all. I found the manual already on line from another source, but thanks to verizion for thinking about it. I'm sure you will all like the phone and it is worth the wait. Good Job Samsung. All this and I get to keep my unlimited plan (for now). I suggest that you turn on the wifi though, it will save you alot of time in DL updates.
14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5599; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
How is the sound on calls coming to and going from the handset? The PA review of the GS III seemed kind of meh on the phone part.
18. cellhead56 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
Wake up Alan and others who don't understand WFT is going on in the cellular industry! The only thing changing is that the calandar is moving forward. Example: If you preordered your Galaxy III in June, the delivery date was July 9th. June is gone. Those how preordered late june, the delivery date is July 10. Oooh, Verizon has delayed the launch...not true. Those ordering this past few days are told they have to wait until July 12th. Again, Alan...figure it out. There is a delay for delivery but it's less than it was if your preorder was made in June or even early July. Please check your facts!
23. bubbadoes (Posts: 324; Member since: 03 May 2012)
#18 is the only guy in this post who knows what's going on!!!
20. mxduppup (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Hopefully the 2 day delay means they are working on a fix! Received mine Friday and there is no way to turn off 4G. Called tech support, visited my store, talked to Samsung tech support, and called Verizon tech support support again. So far it sounds like only Verizon's version is the only one with out this option.
21. LordZoid (Posts: 7; Member since: 22 Jul 2010)
While I understand 'Cellhead56" post regarding the date issue. I think the date pushbacks are in regards to when you will be able to walk into a Verizion store to purchase the phone. Yes If you pre-ordered the phone on july 9 you won't receive it till July 12, according to verizion. If verizion releases the phone before all pre-orders are filled, then why even bother with Pre-orders? I waited almost a year after my contract was up before I ordered the galaxyIII , I was holding out for a look at the Iphone5 but the unlimited plan issue came up and I had to make a move. I'm not a Apple fan, so I wanted to give them a chance, but looks like not gonna happen, and went with Android.
22. bubbadoes (Posts: 324; Member since: 03 May 2012)
People!!! the ship date of July 19 is now due to BACKLOGS!!! in the system,not to the phone being delayed by Verizon. If you would have pre-ordered the phone the day pre-ordering began, then your date would be 10 July, but those who have waited until launch day will have to wait until VW receives more stock from Samsung. They don't want to be stuck with 500,000 $600 dollar phones and I don't blame them. Apple does it the same way...look at the iphone4S during last Christmas--the phone was released but you were receiving a ship date 2 weeks from the date you ordered. It's a business, why sit on Inventory..Inventory is a waste..Apple has this idea down the best...and others are catching on....Read the tea leaves!!!!!!!
24. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
so if I preordered on the 20th, when am i getting it most likely? My email said today,July 9th, but it's 5:07 in jersey and nothing has come yet. Although I have heard testimonies of People getting it today and last week, but I know most of them mustve ordered it early, though some who ordered the 17th got theirs already.
I'm confused does this mean my phone is just being held on purpose? And I won't get it till tomorrow?