If true, it will mean that all five U.S. carriers offering the phone have started shipping out pre-orders. Verizon is still listing the device as being available as a pre-order as it has yet to officially launch the phone. That is expected to take place on July 12th, coincidentally, the same date that U.S. Cellular is expected to officially launch the model. To show how heavy demand has been in comparison to supply, as we told you Monday evening, Verizon's web site shows that those who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S III now will have to wait until July 19th for the phone to be shipped.
UPDATE: Starting Wednesday, the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available on U.S. Cellular's website and in its stores by the end of this week. Initially, only the 16GB model will be available for $299.99 with a signed 2-year contract. Of course, there is a $100 mail-in rebate which knocks the price down to $199.99. The 32GB model is expected to be offered in the future.