Internal Verizon document calls for possible July 9th launch date for Samsung Galaxy S III

Internal Verizon document calls for possible July 9th launch date for Samsung Galaxy S III
When Verizon introduced the Samsung Galaxy S III on Monday, it failed to reveal the actual launch date for the phone. Now, a blurry internal Verizon document shows that pre-orders of the device will be shipped on July 9th, which could be the day that the unit launches for the nation's largest carrier. According to other sources, July 6th will be the date that the most anticipated  Android model of the year becomes available.

If  the early July dates are true, it will mean that Verizon customers will receive their variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III handsets more than two weeks after T-Mobile and Sprint customers receive their units. Both of those carriers have announced a June 21st launch date for the device. On the other hand, Verizon and the other three major carriers will all begin taking pre-orders for the model on June 6th, while Best Buy has started accepting them now.

Verizon will offer both the marble white and pebble blue versions of the phone. The 16GB unit will be $199.99 on contract, while the 32GB model will run $249.99 on contract.

source: DroidLife

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Galaxy S III Verizon
  • 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. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

I doubt Verizon is that stupid to not launch it on June 21st with the other carriers. ...Or at least I hope they're not that stupid.

2. iblackdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

It's not that big a deal... I can wait 2 more weeks

3. crysiswarmonger

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

forget sprint, they do not even have a 4g network.

5. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Sprint has WiMax, it is still considered 4G and their LTE 4G network will come online later this year (if you believe Sprint).

10. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

Yes but their LTE phones do not use wiimax so they are only 3G till the new LTE towers are finally set up.

14. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Reread the original comment -- crysiswarmonger was wrong about Sprint not having 4G, the poster was FACTUALLY incorrect. For the record, Sprint has deployed WiMax since 2008 (source: )

4. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Considering Verizon didn't participate in Samsung G2 program, I will be surprised to see how this device sells on Verizon's network.

7. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

Uh, pretty well, I would imagine. A good phone is a good phone. Did the iPhone on Verizon suffer because Verizon didn't participate in Apple's iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4 programs?

6. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

I can confirm this I was there today and that's what a sales representative told me

8. WhyNotRadioShack

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

RadioShack started offering the pre-orders on all versions of the SG3 today as well.

9. WhyNotRadioShack

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

Why would they wait until then when ATT is releasing it on the 21st?

11. Xquisite

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

12. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

If verizon continues with the galaxy series in the future, I can see the droid line-up going downhill. One phone makes a difference :D

13. mettec

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

I had to call customer service yesterday so I decided to ask the rep if he knew when the new data shared plans come into effect? He said that it was going to be in july. So then I asked him if the S3 is going to be released before the data change or after and said that his notes say Pre-sale June 6th ( tomorrow ) and release date of July 9th so he said the S3 will be out before the new data changes. That is good news for me since I still have my Dinc. and need a new device while keeping my unlimited data for two more years. Going to Best Buy today and pre-order it.

15. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

WTF so long?why?

16. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

I don't know why Verizon thinks all these crazy delays are ok. The thunderbolt was pushed back like 2 months, the Galaxy Nexus about one month, now this. B/c of this and more, i am a former vz costumer.

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