Some 16GB Samsung Galaxy S III units shipped to Sprint customers

Some 16GB Samsung Galaxy S III units shipped to Sprint customers
With speculation that so many pre-orders were taken for the Samsung Galaxy S III that the earth will spin off its axis and head toward the sun that Sprint had to delay shipping the phone, the carrier said on Tuesday that it would try its hardest to get units in the hands of those who pre-ordered the 16GB variant on the original launch date of June 21st. The nation's third largest carrier did say that there could be a one or two day delay, but evidence in the form of shipping notifications shows that there will be some happy Sprint customers come Thursday.

For those who pre-ordered the 32GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S III, another week of waiting seems to be in store. Certainly you can hold on another week for that extra 16GB of storage, right? And the delays could be spreading as we heard from an AT&T subscriber who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S III and says his order status reads "backordered". The anonymous tipster says he has not officially heard that his order is delayed from AT&T.  The unit in question there is certainly 16GB since AT&T is not offering the 32GB model.

Whether you've received notice that your Samsung Galaxy S III has been shipped or is on backorder, feel free to let us know by commenting int he box below. And speaking of the Sprint and AT&T, you can check out our review of the U.S. model of the Samsung Galaxy S III which happens to feature both the Sprint and AT&T units of the handset.

Thanks anonymous tipster!

source: AndroidCentralforums

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Galaxy S III Sprint
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(9.20h talk time)



1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

I can't wait any longer for my Gigantic S3 phone to arrive at the store.

2. becazican

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

june 20 and still waiting for a tracking number and i order the 16 gb on the first day of pre order. if sprint (and i think they knew this)cant filled the orders that shouldnt of promise in my email that i would get it on or before the 21st. this is bulls**t

12. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

i'm not sure you understand. There is a major shortage because samsung couldn't make them fast enough. This device has sold close to 10 million in just a few weeks. Do you know how many people pre-ordered on the first day...10k maybe...maybe more. There is a shortage. This happens with all gadgets that are very popular. Welcome to the tech world.

3. becazican

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

just got off the phone with sprint , i am beginning to hate the way they run their company. inventory is really simple, you know how many phones you are stockpiling and you know hom many orders , where is the problem? I think sprint wants the publicity for the phone and them selves, by staggering the phone delivery out they create a demand for the phone to make it seem like more people want the phone and its in hot demand, they have your money already for pre order so they dont give a s**t when you get it.

4. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I know how you feel, I pre-ordered the EVO LTE then Apple did their bs cry wolf and I had to wait an extra week to get it. It's the risk of pre-order if you dont like it, wait till it's in stores.

13. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

HA. You know nothing. are calling Sprint about it???. You are a very ignorant customer. I'm sure they loved talking to you. Typical brainwashed american buyer. I WANT...and i WANT NOW. You don't know how this works in the least. Do your research before you start affecting peoples jobs at customer care with your nonsense.

5. becazican

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

okay two minutes after i got off the phone with sprint, i get a tracking number from sprint in my email. go to ups and the tracking number cant be traced. i'll wait a couple of hours and see.

6. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

One x beats galaxy s3 quadrant and antutu with 4.04 update with test firmware

7. juicemania

Posts: 6; Member since: May 14, 2012

just got an email from sprint with my tracking number for my order (16gb), i pre ordered on the 5th around 2pm.

8. jeffronc

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

I just dumped Sprint because of terrible service (calling- and customer-) in NC and ordered my GS3 from verizon through Costco. It is not supposed to ship until July 12... I won't cry about it until something goes wrong. For you Sprint folks, you may just get your phone tomorrow and then you will be happy with your GS3, dropped calls and all.

15. durag1

Posts: 35; Member since: May 29, 2012

You must have bad phone. I haven;t had problems with dropped calls. My co workers that have verizon are the ones with problems. They have dropped calls all the time but are on iphones. May be the problem. Also getting charges for text they didn't send. I don't need all that and I have unlimited!

9. becazican

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Jeffronc I never get dropped calls w sprint the only carriers in my area that calls drop are AT&T and t mobile .i use to be w vow have no complaints except customer care sucks, but now I have sprint getting same service, better customer care and save 40.00 a month

10. GeekMovement unregistered

Ahh it's been shipped! But feel bad for customers who are still waiting. Sprint should have made it more clear if it would be arriving later than June 21st for most of us.

11. TheGMan

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I preordered a 32 GB one on the 10th and haven't heard anything from Sprint so far... I hope they can ship it next week at least, if not sooner! -- Update: Just called Sprint to check and they said the 32 GB won't ship until next week and it will not be available in stores until the preorders have been fulfilled...

14. durag1

Posts: 35; Member since: May 29, 2012

Yep, I preordered S3 32gb on june 5th at 1:00am as soon as preorder started and regret it now! I was going to get 16gb and then buy 32gb card on ebay for $20 bucks but thought I would just go with the 50 bucks on sprint. I realize PREORDER doesn't help in no means of getting something sooner or guaranteed of getting it anymore so this will definetly be my last preorder. Should never sell something you don't have, PERIOD!!! Could cancel order and hope sprint store has the 16gb in stock tomorrow. Ohhhh, I might as well just wait! :(

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