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T-Mobile starts shipping pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

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T-Mobile starts shipping pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
It's one thing to have your Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 edge pre-order entered into your carrier's computer system. It's a completely different and more exciting feeling when that carrier starts shipping out pre-orders. Several T-Mobile customers have received a notification from the mobile operator, stating that their pre-ordered Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge handset has already been shipped.

Both devices were originally scheduled to start arriving on March 11th. But as it turns out, there will be some lucky T-Mobile customers rockin' the latest and greatest from Samsung earlier than they could have dreamed. Samsung listened to feedback from users and added back the dust and waterproofing feature that was on the Samsung Galaxy S5. Besides the IP68 certification, Samsung has returned the microSD slot that disappeared on last year's model.

If you received a notification about the shipping of your new Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, now comes the fun part where every knock on the door elicits screams of joy. And the return commute from the office becomes exciting as you look forward to holding the new device in your hand. Of course, there could be a let down when you realize that the package on your doorstep is only the  new Time-Life CD collection you've ordered ("Great Boy Bands of the '80s"). But once the let down feeling dissipates, the excitement builds all over again as you look forward to the next day.

Some T-Mobile customers are learning that their new Samsung Galaxy S7 is in transit

Some T-Mobile customers are learning that their new Samsung Galaxy S7 is in transit


source: Reddit via AndroidGuys

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posted on 28 Feb 2016, 11:30 9

1. Mreveryphone (Posts: 581; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Yep! Got my confirmation this morning. Checked the cc statement and there's definitely a $800 charge on there... I got upgraded to free next day shipping so it should be here by tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest!

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 14:13 10

15. HighOnAndroidFTW (Posts: 185; Member since: 26 Apr 2015)


So did I.woke up this morning to "ITS ON THE WAY" from Tmo with a UPS Tracking # for Overnight! I knew Tmo would ship early but never thought this early almost 2 weeks!

S7 Edge Silver Titanium Wooohooo

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 21:04 5

36. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 218; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


I also got the tracking number today for the same configuration. Can't wait to see it in person. Upgrading from a Nexus 6P.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 11:36 1

2. RuneMaster (Posts: 75; Member since: 31 May 2015)


Preorder from Verizon is the best choice as you can get a Gear S2 free.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 12:30 3

8. Mreveryphone (Posts: 581; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Can't lie...That deal does sound really good.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 14:09 1

14. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 441; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It's a nice offer, but you end up paying for more than the cost of the s2 when you compare VZ monthly service cost to other carriers over the course of a year. Then you'd have to ask yourself are they giving you the standalone version of the s2 or the version that's dependent on being connect to your smartphone. Even if it's the standalone version, that works to VZ advantage because they are going to talk you into adding a separate line for the watch, which means more dollars for them.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 13:03 2

11. izim1 (Posts: 597; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Yeah but the down side is you have Verizon. Go to T-Mobile and with the money you save you can buy gear s2s for your whole family.... AND get the free Netflix.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 17:17 1

25. Pattyface (Posts: 1612; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Right... Tmobile is like Swiss cheese on their coverage. If you do any sort of traveling you will be sorry. Pay more for better coverage

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 18:39 4

30. izim1 (Posts: 597; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Not only is it just a small percentage of people that actually even do much regular traveling but, and I know Verizon liked tossing around a 4G map back in the good ol days that would get their customers excited and riled up, GSM tech is simply better. Nowadays "spotty coverage" means you live out in the boondocks somewhere. I'll take spotty GSM signal over spotty CDMA signal any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Good luck traveling with your Verizon and getting out of a major area with nothing but CDMA 2g. That's how you end up in the hills have eyes type situations.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 21:06

37. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 218; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


T-Mobile preorder gives you free VR, 1yr Netflix and some VR games.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 11:50 7

3. A.to.Z (Posts: 43; Member since: 31 Dec 2015)


Why Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge even with Snapdragon 820 it will only support Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 not 3.0 and LG G5 with Snapdragon 820 will support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, is it because Exynos processor can not support Quick Charge 3.0 so Samsung removed the support from Snapdragon 820 variant.

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
https://www.qualcomm.com/news/snapdragon/2016/02/21/samsung-unveils-galaxy-s7-and-s7-edge-powered-snapdragon-820

LG G5
https://www.qualcomm.com/news/snapdragon/2016/02/21/snapdragon-820-powers-new-lg-g5

I haven't read an article explains what is the reason for that, anyone know what is the real reason.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 12:01

4. killer7D (Posts: 291; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


Thats really strange

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 12:22

5. trickster_qc (Posts: 107; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


USB 3.0 probably.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 13:20 2

12. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Samsung uses its own fast charging system

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 17:07 5

23. Ruturaj (Posts: 1329; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


It's not Samsung's own charging system, it is based on Qualcomm's system only.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 12:25 1

6. ph00ny (Posts: 1234; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Exynos doesn't support Qualcomm's quick charge at all.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 22:24 3

38. cheetah2k (Posts: 1576; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


And it charges superfast!

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 12:28 13

7. Mreveryphone (Posts: 581; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Sounds like a first world problem to me. What's the real difference in the two? They both charge really fast... Is that really going to be a deal breaker... This phone doesn't have quick charge 3.0 I can't buy it now.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 15:16 2

16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


My thoughts exactly. The difference between the 2 is about 15 minutes. Half the time, my Note 5 is already fully charged before I fall asleep. I don't care if it goes any faster. +1

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 16:58 1

22. Mreveryphone (Posts: 581; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Right! Even if I use the non Samsung fast charger my phone still charges pretty fast... I only really use the fast charger if I'm in between work and heading out for the night and I want to make sure I have enough juice for the night.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 16:49 2

20. Hoggington (Posts: 282; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Come on now... can't really use the old "first world problem" thing on a tech site ;)

All problems would be first world problems on this site ;)

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 17:12

24. Mreveryphone (Posts: 581; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Well... They are... But complaining about some stuff is just ridiculous! Like this!

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 17:41

28. Hoggington (Posts: 282; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Hahaha true. It is splitting hairs at some point.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 19:18

32. Mreveryphone (Posts: 581; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Agreed!

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 19:58

34. HighOnAndroidFTW (Posts: 185; Member since: 26 Apr 2015)


Bingo

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 12:35

9. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Even Qualcoom-Note4 didn't use any QC technology. The technology they used earlier was by Qnovo. Not sure what they use currently, but it should be something similar.

Whether they use 3.0/2.0 or whatever, at the end it matters how fast it can charge.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 16:39

18. Clars123 (Posts: 722; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


you clearly haven't heard of Adaptive Fast charging....

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 23:34

39. kajam (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2015)


How fast you want to charge your phone

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 12:54 1

10. Pattyface (Posts: 1612; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Hmm. I want an s7 edge in silver

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 16:51 1

21. Hoggington (Posts: 282; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


You should definitely check it out in person first. People have reported that it's essentially chrome...and it's WAY more reflective than they thought.

Just a friendly fyi :)

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 13:21 2

13. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Samsung uses its own fast charging system, including wiresless fast charging

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 16:32

17. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Wow. Won't get this with any other phone. Get your pre-order 2 weeks before it's actually suppose to be officially released is awesome.

Amazing what you can do with $200B in cash! Oh wait!!!

Enjoy your S. Wow. I wished someone in my family needed a phone, just so I could play with it.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 16:45 5

19. Hoggington (Posts: 282; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


My S7 edge will be delivered tomorrow. T-Mobile rocks when it comes to pre-orders.

Nearly 2 weeks early. Ohhhhh yes!

New phone geek out freak out starts tomorrow :)

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 18:00

29. Supraman21 (Posts: 323; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


Did you receive an email?? Im plugging in my order number and nothing is popping up.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 20:55

35. Hoggington (Posts: 282; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Yes. My credit card was charged yesterday, then I got the "It's on the way" email, with the tracking # early this morning. It's currently sitting at the UPS warehouse in my town. So close :)

There will be a lot of movement tomorrow, no doubt. T-mo has let it be known that this is not an isolated thing. They are shipping out pre orders full bore.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 23:57

40. kajam (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2015)


Check your account activity online you should see if its shipped or not

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 12:34

43. MKeditor (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Did it arrive?

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 17:38 1

27. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


And over here in England the Carphone Warehouse will deliver it exactly when they said on the 8th with zero chance of getting it early.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 18:54

31. Hoggington (Posts: 282; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


What this shows, is that Samsung obviously does not care when a carrier ships out devices way ahead of schedule.

The real question is why T-Mobile is the only carrier on the planet that seems like they start shipping preorders as soon as they get em from Sammy. Everyone else sits on em.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 19:38 2

33. Dodong (Posts: 31; Member since: 30 Jul 2015)


I'll get my s7 edge tomorrow can't wait I am excited.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 17:11

41. sekar78 (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)


I also received mail will be delivered 2/29/2016. But it won't deliver before 3/11 I contacted T-Mobile support they are telling pre order they can charge 5 days before shipping but any way charged my card though 11 is more than 5 business day. They misled customers by sending wrong info. Before even deliver my phone they send agreement saying starting 2/22/2016 my agreement starts. Though I know this is not correct they misled customers.

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 22:11

42. aim16v (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)


I got my S7 Edge today , got email from them yesterday that it been shipped and the tracking number and will arrive today and it arrive today, I had second day Air

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