T-Mobile to ship Galaxy S8 pre-orders earlier than announced


Customers who have pre-ordered the Galaxy S8/S8+ with T-Mobile will be happy to know that they might get the new flagship a bit earlier than expected. The carrier has started sending out messages to subscribers who have already reserved a Galaxy S8 unit, stating that shipping is set to begin on April 19, two days prior to the official release date in the US - April 21.


The message also reads that anyone who pre-ordered might see their credit card charged soon, as the handsets are currently being packed and prepared for distribution. 

T-Mobile has a track record of beating the competition when it comes to delivering phones early. The telecom managed to distribute pre-orders for the Galaxy S7 a full week before the official release date in 2016, while this year, it started shipping the LG G6 on March 24, two weeks earlier than the initial announcement. 

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23 Comments

1. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

That's music to my ears. I fly to London on the 20th. Overnight shipping just might make it in time.

2. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Dam I swear T-Mobile be taking care of me. Let's go.

3. chbanks512

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

One reason I have suck with TMO for so long. This is great news.

4. chbanks512

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

*stuck

5. kennva1

Posts: 18; Member since: May 17, 2014

T mobile is so awesome. Just wished I had ordered the plus instead of the regular S8. But since I plan to jump into the note 8, I figured no need to waste the extra money needed up front.

6. kevv2288

Posts: 298; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Ok so if it ships on the 19th how is that getting It early? The phone won't arrive the same day it's shipped lol

8. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

it's not. They claimed that they was going ship the 21 but now it's the 19th, that all they are saying

12. kevv2288

Posts: 298; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Yeah but they obviously were never going to ship them on the 21st because then people who pre-ordered would get their phones on like the 22nd, after walk-ins on release day. It was a given they have to ship before the 21st to receive them by launch day. I was hoping it would be earlier I guess

14. RoryBreaker

Posts: 231; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Don't be surprised if it's even earlier than that, they did the same last year with th S7

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

great news.. except my preorder was done within 20 minutes of preorders going live. wheres my alert, darn you!?

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

AT&T is still giving me a shipping date of the 18th, hope that holds up.

10. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Got this exact text last night can't wait to get my S8!!! Awesome T-Mobile is going to ship them early!!!

11. libra89

Posts: 2289; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's so cool that T-Mo is always early!

13. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

pre-ordered s8 + plus blk mar 30th at 12.02 - no update on my order yet :( i guess the s8 owners are lucky...

21. Redspider97

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 27, 2017

I ordered s8+ my card has been charged and they told me they will begin shipping this weekend hopefully I'm in that first Bach.

15. alrightythen

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Not really news. If I got it by this Friday then maybe that would be worth mentioning. Shipping on 19th and getting the 20th is hardly a bold move.

20. Redspider97

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 27, 2017

Starts shipping this Saturday

16. ChaoticRage

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

This will be my next carrier. Bring it T-Mobile. Forget about Verizon. They're the scammers of the carriers.

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

finally got the text for my S8+ yesterday afternoon

18. Redspider97

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 27, 2017

My card got charged today and TMobile told me today when I called about my Napster not working that they will begin shipping on Sat!

19. Redspider97

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 27, 2017

If your card has been charge. The specialist said your order (my order because my card was charged) will be shipped this weekend beginning sometime Saturday

22. Mtas011

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 13, 2017

Att said 18 or 19 ...

23. nateatlarge

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I got my email that my phone has shipped and got an updated EIP for the phone so this is exciting.

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