Here we go again: Verizon website now shows July 12th launch date for Samsung Galaxy S III

Here we go again: Verizon website now shows July 12th launch date for Samsung Galaxy S III
Those Verizon customers who had the foresight to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S III have to be thankful that they had followed their inner voice. The Samsung Galaxy S III has started to arrive at the front door of those who pre-ordered the sizzling hot phone. Less thankful are those Big Red customers who were looking to buy the handset as soon as they were available in Verizon stores. Originally, the phone was supposed to be available at Verizon locations on July 9th. That was pushed back a day at a time until a leaked ad from a retailer pointed to July 12th as the launch date for the device.

But the launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S III started to go in reverse and once again, July 10th was penciled in as the date for Verizon's launch. And that is where things stood for a few days and with talk that the pre-orders were on their way, it looked like this was the date that would be locked in. But one thing that we have learned with carrier's launch dates is that they are about as firm as soggy oatmeal. So here it is, Sunday night, just two days away from one of the most anticipated handset launches of the year for the nation's largest carrier, and Verizon's own web site reveals the shocking news that the release is delayed two days to July 12th.

At least the price remains the same. $199.99 with a signed two-year contract for the 16GB model in Marble White or Pebble Blue. The 32GB unit runs $249.99 with the signed contract and the same choice of colors. Verizon customers must feel like they are jinxed and that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III will never happen.

Thanks, John!

source: Verizon

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  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.00h talk time)



1. Vince805

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Wow. They can't make up there minds or what?? lol Thank god i pre-ordered mine already and will see it tomorrow!!!

2. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Same! I kinda know that annoying wait though, as I was forced to endure the same thing when I head news that early pre-orderers were receiving there's as early as Thursday.

6. Vince805

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

yeah i know me too! when i head that i kept checking to see if mine went out too. then finally on Thursday it said it was shipped and be here Monday.

8. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Same case here. Lol, the number of times I looked through my front door window on that grim Thursday afternoon, and left with a hopeless look on my face.

12. Vince805

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

LOL, i did the same thing!!! only thing is a fedex truck came into my neighbor hood and stopped a house away and i got all happy only to be let down as he went across the street lol

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Did your neighbor get a VZW GS III delivered to them? If so, that would be really un-cool for you to not get yours.

16. Vince805

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

thats what i completely forgot to add. YES SHE DID GET ONE!!!!! i hate her so much lol

26. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Hey Vince did you ever get your phone?

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The latest (as of 12:11 a.m. Pacific 7/9/2012) update on the VZW site shows a ship date of 7/19 for the GS III.... Hope that is for orders placed today. Otherwise, some people will be hating life waiting for their GS III. :-(

17. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

GET OVER IT !!!!!! U should have pre-ordered like thousands of others. lol!

3. PhoneBug

Posts: 14; Member since: May 29, 2012

I wonder what differance a day makes? They give a date,add a day,add another day then retract a day,now add one again?

19. jabberwocky

Posts: 89; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

Well, you can't very well put the phones in stores before all your pre-orders have shipped, now can you? You'll upset a lot of pre-order customers if the perception is that they should have not pre-ordered, but simply walked into the store to buy one and they could have got one sooner.

4. PhoneBug

Posts: 14; Member since: May 29, 2012

My bad,add two days...

7. Xquisite

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

2 days turns into 3 days, 3 days turns into 4 days, 4 days turns into 5 days, 5 days turns into 6 days, 6 days turn into 7 days, 7 days turn into 8 days, 8 days turn into 9 days, 9 days turn into 10 days, 10 days turn into 11 days, 11 days turn into 12 days, 12 days turn into 13 days, 13 days turn into 14 days, and 2 weeks turns into a month, and a month turns into 2 months, and 2 months turns into half a year, and half a year turns into a full year! ( And so on )

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

my sister pre-ordered a White 32GB one but i'm sure she wants the Incredible 4G LTE more so if someone has one in perfect, PERFECT condition and wants to add $150 on top of it i'd be willing to do a trade. dead serious.

9. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

The date probably keeps changing for the in store selling of the device probably because they want to give as much time as possible to the Droid Inc 4G LTE. Another possibility is that they are trying to ensure they meet the already paid for ordered phones and have stock on hand to fill walk-ins.

10. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

im not gonna get my hopes high but i hope they're surprising us and unlocking the bootloader from all these delays.

25. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

thumbs down?

11. LordZoid

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 22, 2010

Just to give you guys more incentive, I received mine on July 6th and so far the phone is pretty cool. It was no problem activating , I do suggest that you activate the sim card first. Yes thats right, I thought I would never see it but there it was a Sim card with verizion logo on it. Did not even need to use *228 to activate. Just went right on Verizion website and followed prompts. Got the blue 16Gig and popped in my 16 gig micro card and all worked great. There are so many features that it will take some time to absorb it all. I found the manual already on line from another source, but thanks to verizion for thinking about it. I'm sure you will all like the phone and it is worth the wait. Good Job Samsung. All this and I get to keep my unlimited plan (for now). I suggest that you turn on the wifi though, it will save you alot of time in DL updates.

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

How is the sound on calls coming to and going from the handset? The PA review of the GS III seemed kind of meh on the phone part.

18. cellhead56

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Wake up Alan and others who don't understand WFT is going on in the cellular industry! The only thing changing is that the calandar is moving forward. Example: If you preordered your Galaxy III in June, the delivery date was July 9th. June is gone. Those how preordered late june, the delivery date is July 10. Oooh, Verizon has delayed the launch...not true. Those ordering this past few days are told they have to wait until July 12th. Again, Alan...figure it out. There is a delay for delivery but it's less than it was if your preorder was made in June or even early July. Please check your facts!

23. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

#18 is the only guy in this post who knows what's going on!!!

20. mxduppup

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Hopefully the 2 day delay means they are working on a fix! Received mine Friday and there is no way to turn off 4G. Called tech support, visited my store, talked to Samsung tech support, and called Verizon tech support support again. So far it sounds like only Verizon's version is the only one with out this option.

21. LordZoid

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 22, 2010

While I understand 'Cellhead56" post regarding the date issue. I think the date pushbacks are in regards to when you will be able to walk into a Verizion store to purchase the phone. Yes If you pre-ordered the phone on july 9 you won't receive it till July 12, according to verizion. If verizion releases the phone before all pre-orders are filled, then why even bother with Pre-orders? I waited almost a year after my contract was up before I ordered the galaxyIII , I was holding out for a look at the Iphone5 but the unlimited plan issue came up and I had to make a move. I'm not a Apple fan, so I wanted to give them a chance, but looks like not gonna happen, and went with Android.

22. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

People!!! the ship date of July 19 is now due to BACKLOGS!!! in the system,not to the phone being delayed by Verizon. If you would have pre-ordered the phone the day pre-ordering began, then your date would be 10 July, but those who have waited until launch day will have to wait until VW receives more stock from Samsung. They don't want to be stuck with 500,000 $600 dollar phones and I don't blame them. Apple does it the same way...look at the iphone4S during last Christmas--the phone was released but you were receiving a ship date 2 weeks from the date you ordered. It's a business, why sit on Inventory..Inventory is a waste..Apple has this idea down the best...and others are catching on....Read the tea leaves!!!!!!!

24. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

so if I preordered on the 20th, when am i getting it most likely? My email said today,July 9th, but it's 5:07 in jersey and nothing has come yet. Although I have heard testimonies of People getting it today and last week, but I know most of them mustve ordered it early, though some who ordered the 17th got theirs already. I'm confused does this mean my phone is just being held on purpose? And I won't get it till tomorrow?

27. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

maybe they don't have enough locks.

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