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Some Verizon Galaxy S IIIs arriving early, but having problems with activation

0. phoneArena 05 Jul 2012, 11:21 posted on

Some lucky Verizon customers are finding frustration rather than joy from the early arrival of the Galaxy S III, as reports of problems with early activation trickle in...

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posted on 06 Jul 2012, 15:10

33. MM681 (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


I received mine yesterday and went to activate it following the instructions. It didn't work and I was transferred to customer service. She verified the SIM card and device ID and that still didn't get it to work. She did some more digging around and then said it was because I needed to upgrade my data plan from my previous unlimited plan...even though when I pre-ordered I was told I would be grandfathered in. Well I had fell in love with the phone by then so I gave up my old plan and voila! After that activation went through smoothly. I think it's Verizon's ploy to get people to give up their unlimited data. I'm loving the phone so it made it all worth it to me.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 15:41

35. MM681 (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


^^^I just called Verizon back to request my unlimited data back because I pre ordered before the new plans were announced and they honored my request. So if anyone is told that's the reason that you can't activate it then don't believe it.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 15:22

34. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Did you have to preorder you gs3 first day to get it early? Cause I've heard people preordering it within hours of 6/6 and getting a notification that it would ship 7/9

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 15:42

36. MM681 (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


I did pre-order on the first day and I was told my ship date was July 9th so it was a pleasant surprise when I received an email saying it was shipping early.

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