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Internal Verizon document calls for possible July 9th launch date for Samsung Galaxy S III

0. phoneArena 05 Jun 2012, 22:11 posted on

A blurry internal Verizon document shows that tyhe nation's largest carrier intends to launch it's version of the Samsung Galaxy S III as late as July 9th, more than 2 weeks after the phone is released by both T-Mobile and Sprint...

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posted on 05 Jun 2012, 22:31 1

1. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


I doubt Verizon is that stupid to not launch it on June 21st with the other carriers. ...Or at least I hope they're not that stupid.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 22:43 2

2. iblackdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


It's not that big a deal... I can wait 2 more weeks

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 23:06 1

3. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


forget sprint, they do not even have a 4g network.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 23:08

5. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Sprint has WiMax, it is still considered 4G and their LTE 4G network will come online later this year (if you believe Sprint).

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 23:48 1

10. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Yes but their LTE phones do not use wiimax so they are only 3G till the new LTE towers are finally set up.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 02:24

14. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Reread the original comment -- crysiswarmonger was wrong about Sprint not having 4G, the poster was FACTUALLY incorrect.

For the record, Sprint has deployed WiMax since 2008 (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4G )

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 23:07

4. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Considering Verizon didn't participate in Samsung G2 program, I will be surprised to see how this device sells on Verizon's network.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 23:14 2

7. remtothemax (Posts: 216; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Uh, pretty well, I would imagine. A good phone is a good phone.

Did the iPhone on Verizon suffer because Verizon didn't participate in Apple's iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4 programs?

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 23:13

6. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


I can confirm this I was there today and that's what a sales representative told me

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 23:39

8. WhyNotRadioShack (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


RadioShack started offering the pre-orders on all versions of the SG3 today as well.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 23:41

9. WhyNotRadioShack (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


Why would they wait until then when ATT is releasing it on the 21st?

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 23:48

11. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Heres a non blurry picture of the document.

http://r.phonedog.com/shared/images/2012/6/172823-vzwgsiiijuly9.jpg

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 00:05

12. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


If verizon continues with the galaxy series in the future, I can see the droid line-up going downhill. One phone makes a difference :D

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 00:39

13. mettec (Posts: 13; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


I had to call customer service yesterday so I decided to ask the rep if he knew when the new data shared plans come into effect? He said that it was going to be in july. So then I asked him if the S3 is going to be released before the data change or after and said that his notes say Pre-sale June 6th ( tomorrow ) and release date of July 9th so he said the S3 will be out before the new data changes. That is good news for me since I still have my Dinc. and need a new device while keeping my unlimited data for two more years. Going to Best Buy today and pre-order it.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 07:36

15. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


WTF so long?why?

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 10:01

16. dcgore (Posts: 203; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


I don't know why Verizon thinks all these crazy delays are ok. The thunderbolt was pushed back like 2 months, the Galaxy Nexus about one month, now this. B/c of this and more, i am a former vz costumer.

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