Oh no! Verizon pushes back the ship date of the Galaxy SIII... by a day
In the big scheme of things this really isn’t a big deal of course, especially when you consider how much later than other carriers Verizon was in receiving the original Galaxy S. Big Red skipped the Galaxy SII altogether last year (though it was a trade-off for exclusive rights to the Galaxy Nexus, so presumably Verizon customers didn’t suffer too much), so relative to past years Verizon is getting the Galaxy SIII very early in the release cycle. It’s just that it will be one day later now.
The Galaxy SIII launch had been threatened until recently, as Apple was trying to get a temporary injunction on the device, but have since dropped their request due to fears that it would push back the entire trial. So it looks like smooth sailing for the launch. It’s worth reminding readers that if they really want a GS3 on Verizon and you have a grandfathered unlimited data plan that you won't be able to activate the GSIII until after the cutoff date. So if you're looking to upgrade and want to be absolutely sure you keep your unlimited data plant for another upgrade cycle you may want to choose a phone that is available now, or else plan to pay the full $600 retail price for the GS3.
source: Verizon via Droid-Life
1. tedkord (Posts: 3934; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I spoke to a Verizon rep today (getting my wife's and daughter's phones upgraded to 4g), and she told me that if I preorder the SGSIII before June 28th, but activate it after, I will be forced onto the data share plans. So, double check and be absolutely sure before you jump.
I emailed the question after, so I can have the reply in writing.
3. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
That's fascinating, I'll look into that. Thanks for bringing it up!
25. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
When I ordered my phone in the details it mentions unlimited email and web for $30, so if there's any issues I will threaten with legal issues or just return it. :)
Just to add as well, Verizon still has access to the old $30 unlimited plans, but it's only certain departments that can access it. I have a good feeling that I will keep my unlimited plan with the pre-order.
29. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 200; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)
Corporate Verizon or a Indirect Channel for them?
30. iami67 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I knew that was going to happen i called three times. One guy had no clue what shared data was another said if i preorder it that when i get it in july ill keep my unlimted the other said if i do this ill lose my unlimited y is ti so hard to get a straight answer lol
32. jeffronc (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)
Today is June 20th. I just got off the phone with a Verizon rep and she told me straight up that since I signed my contract yesterday it will not matter that I am getting my GS3 after the 28th. (or after July 12 to be exact...) The pricing in effect when you sign the contract is binding and they WILL NOT force anyone to move to the Share Everything gouge. (I bet they are upset that it leaked out because everyone that can is signing new contracts now!)
2. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)
OH GOD NO!!! WHY WHY WHY!!! haha. just kiddin. its only one day. no biggie.
4. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
No biggie. At least Apple failed at delaying this one... Now, is it me or are those annoying pop up video ads a lot more prevalent on this site?
5. tedkord (Posts: 3934; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Is this maybe not a delay, but the number of preorders pushing the date back?
7. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 390; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
I says it ships June 28th. Why else would vzw have chosen that date for the family screwjobs plans? June 28th it is in the stores.. Let the family share effings begin ;)
8. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
The other carriers are getting it June 21 lol so Verizon is getting it almost a month later lol
9. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
Think you might be misleading some people toward the path of loosing their grandfathered plan. If you pre-order the SIII now, I'm pretty sure your new contract wont begin until you receive the phone and activate it, which of course will be after the new plan structure is in effect. Verison (like most companies) knows how to screw people over, its the corporate means for success. You may want to confirm users can in fact pre-order and not have to switch plans when activating before advocating for them to do so
10. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
Agreed - it's changed until we can get confirmation from Verizon one way or another.
17. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
Thanks, just seems to me Verizon has the power to push the SIII out at the same time, if not before, the others if they wanted to. Stalling an extra couple weeks before finally sending them out is all part of their strategy to kick start their new plans and put an end to a good chunk of the unlimited plans out there as soon as the puck drops. Might not be a bad idea to put an article out there exposing the bait strategy Verizon is using once you confirm this.
16. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 390; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
I'm going off this: Droid-life.com Reminder: Pre-ordering the Galaxy S3 on Verizon Allows You to Keep Unlimited Data -http://www.droid-life.com/2012/06/12/reminder-pre-order-the-samsung-galaxy-s3-on-verizon-and-keep-your-unlimited-data/
19. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
Yeah, I'd seen that too (as well as other reports), but if people are reporting that customer service reps are telling them differently than we need to nail it down so our readers don't get screwed one way or another.
I'll definitely see to it that an article on the subject shows up when we get a definitive answer.
11. galaxyisking (Posts: 58; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
if you activate the s3 for Verizon and have the unlimited plan on or after the 28th and pay the discounted price verizon is gonna f*** you on your unlimited plan so buyer beware... coming from an employee of vzw, they want to screw you over and make you pay more. there gonna f*** over there own employees as well (taking there unlimited plans too) wow why do you think its not coming out on the 21st like every other carrier....
18. hotshot187 (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 May 2012)
Really don't think they can do that. I preordered my S3 on June 6th. Paid the full amount for the phone and received an email confirmation stating that my unlimited data was still there. There is no way verizon can't say I can't keep it. It was ordered before the cutoff of the 28th and my order number specifically says my unlimited data is on the order. I would say if you don't preorder you will lose ur unlimited but there is no way they can take it away from you if you preordered before the cutoff.
12. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)
What a shock! Verizon not releasing a product on time??? That never happens, does it?
13. Femto (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
No kidding. Verizon is the hands-down worst in show for phone selection and timely releases. If their network wasn't so good I'd be long gone. It's like dating a hot chick that cheats on you. Makes me feel bitter and dirty but something's just too good to leave it behind :)
26. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
You won't be missing out on anything.
14. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
One day after!? That's it! This is the LAST straw! I'm switching to AT&T for the Galaxy Note...screw you effin Verizon. I'll take my 15 lines elsewhere.
15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Got mine today in white 64gb... loving it. Just awaiting to root it. Should be
Clocked at 1.9cpu..
20. steven252000 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)
I have gotten both verbal and email confirmation that if you have a grandfathered unlimited plan and you "pre order" the SGIII before June 28th that you do indeed get to keep your plan.
21. hotshot187 (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 May 2012)
If you preorder from verizon you keep you unlimited data.
23. steven252000 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)
Correct.....If you pre-order the SGIII from Verizon before June 28th you can keep your grandfathered unlimited plan. This is through Verizon......I can not answer on pre-orders elsewhere such as Best Buy. In fact here is what was said in my email:
"Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for contacting Verizon Wireless. We appreciate your business. I have reviewed this with a floor supervisor and have been advised that you will be able to keep your unlimited data plan because you have pre-ordered equipment prior to the June 28, 2012 date, even though your equipment will not be shipped until July 2012.
If you have any further questions about your current data plan or any questions regarding your account please contact Customer Service at 800-922-0204.
If you have any questions regarding your Internet Order Reference Number ####### please call our Internet Orders Center at 866-338-7390.
Internet Order Center
22. jacko1977 (Posts: 377; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
i been rocking my sgs 3 for a week now
australian here :P
27. Zumo911 (Posts: 22; Member since: 02 May 2012)
People. I think we're jumping to conclusions. I just talked to a VZW Rep who stated that the new ship date will not affect your unlimited data plan. I have one line on my account so i cannot speak for those who are using a shared plan. Just contact VZW yourself and speak to an official. That's all folks.
28. hawke9150 (Posts: 30; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
You all know, this is getting old. Verizon is NOT the only company who is going to the shared data plans. AT&T is going to follow suit later this year. All I can say is grow up. What most providers are seeing is that more and more data is being used as minutes are going down.
You pay for a service and the service I choose is based on how and where I need to use it and yes if it means that I pay more, so be it. If you want to sit back and complain that each comapny is out to screw you, then go to Walmart and get thier Simple Mobile or any other prepay service and enjoy the sevice.
31. dmckay12 (Posts: 242; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
I wish a someone I know was sold a demo unit early so i could see it. Like the AT&T One X (I know that person BTW. For real.).