Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ships from AT&T on October 1st, Verizon on October 10th
0. phoneArena 06 Sep 2013, 14:34 posted on
With T-Mobile announcing an October 2nd launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, both AT&T and Verizon have announced their launch dates as well; first of all, we should note that both Verizon and AT&T have started accepting pre-orders for the phone starting today. The latter is asking for $299.99 along with a signed two-year contract or $35 per month with AT&T Next...
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1. kaliil10 (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 May 2012)
hey guys, i have a question specially Americans. why every new phone is available first on AT&T although Verizon is the largest american carrier. all these phones were first available on AT&T iphone 3,4,4s,5. nokia lumia 920,1020, moto x, htc one and many other smartphones. still i don't know why. so if you can tell me i will appreciate.
3. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Verizon has a very stringent testing process, and in some cases the phones need to be made compatible with carrier-specific CDMA. AT&T can accept global GSM handsets with little to no modification.
They're pretty much on the ball with the G2 and Note 3 launches. One week is nothing compared to the extreme case of the HTC One, which launched 4 months later. Verizon was going to skip the device entirely because they were already selling the Butterfly (DNA), but changed their minds.
15. TechnoTechyes (Posts: 53; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)
I am sure they have been testing this phone for a long time already.
I suspect that they don't want to be first. Look at the iPhone, they always have issues when they are first released. The company(s) that choose to be first will have many more issues to contend with. I'll bet Verizon saves $Millions by letting the other companies be the guinea pigs. At the very least, they can scale up or down their help desks, depending on how the introduction went with AT&T.
4. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
As for the iPhone, Lumia, and Moto X....
1. The iPhone was not a sure thing when it launched in 2007. Apple was looking for one strong partner to push their brand new device. Rumor has it that they approached the biggest two providers, Verizon and Cingular(AT&T), and AT&T was more willing to accept Apple's request with regards to control of software updates and marketing. The original deal was rumored to be 5 years (!!) exclusivity, but Apple was able to wriggle out of it and sell the iPhone 4 on Verizon in Feb. 2011.
2. Nokia has had a very weak relationship with Verizon in recent years, so it didn't surprise me that they went to AT&T. AT&T was willing to pay up for a 6 month exclusivity deal on the 920. By the time that expired and Verizon was able to offer the Lumia 928 (a slightly improved 920), the 1020 was near launch. So Nokia - stupidly, in my opinion - offered it to AT&T again as a 6 month exclusive. The problem is that by the time Verizon gets the 1020, the new Lumia flagship will be available.
3. I can't explain why Motorola offers Moto Maker and the 32 GB Moto X only on AT&T. Maybe AT&T paid up for the 3 month exclusive deal. I think it's a terrible decision and Motorola is squandering a chance to sell the super-customizable phone we all hoped for on all carriers.
5. akki20892 (Posts: 1679; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
because Verizon is CDMA, not GSM.....!!!
6. Hughey2k2 (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
AT&T is actually the number 1 carrier and Verizon is number 2. AT&T also uses GSM which is more worldwide than Verizon's CDMA phones so phone makers have more options using GSM.
7. HASHTAG (Posts: 386; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
I'm not going to start the who is the top carrier argument, but AT&T is clearly numero dos.
17. bradseph (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)
Verizon likes to throw all their garbage into the phone before it hits the shelves too
8. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)
Im happy VZW is only close behind. Selling my HTC one for this phone
10. hellonerds (Posts: 89; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
this is 64GB for 700$? or 32GB?
also does anybody know if this will work with T-mobile LTE/4G? i might go back to T-mobile later on plus my discount for att is not till next year
11. Kishin (Posts: 201; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Its for the 32GB att pricing
12. goojman (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I so can't wait for October!! I want that sexy beast in my grubby hands!!!
13. hellonerds (Posts: 89; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
so it ships out on oct 1? or you get it that day?
16. GeekMovement (Posts: 1135; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
This is not bad i think the note 2 16gb version was $249 or also $299 to begin with on sprint except this has 32 gb of storage and 3gb of ram. hopefully it will be the same on sprint.