Verizon delays Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch until the end of June

Verizon is the only carrier that hasn't released the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches. While it may have something to do with the fact that it operates on CDMA networks, carrier specific devices are ordered under the manufacturing specs provided by network operators, so this shouldn't be a problem for Verizon.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier should have been available for purchase at Verizon along with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on April 21. However, the Big Red announced the smartwatch had been delayed without offering any other details on the decision.

Furthermore, both Gear S3 smartwatches are already on display at Verizon's brick and mortar stores, but customers can't order them yet. Last week, Verizon sales representatives received emails that confirm Samsung Gear S3 Frontier has been delayed until the end of Q2 “due to unforeseen circumstances.”

On the bright side, Verizon claims that while the Gear S3 Frontier was included with launch materials and attached to a promotion in print, the promotion can be redeemed by qualifying customers when the smartwatch launches.

We expect Verizon to provide consumers with an exact release date for the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier closer to launch, but since we're probably two months away from its market debut, some of you might take into consideration other alternatives.



1. imran86

Posts: 208; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Never thought of buying a smartwatch until Gear S3, this thing is beautiful and way more usable than most of the watches out there.

7. thxultra

Posts: 474; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Really like mine only thing is I wish I could forward my text like I can my calls. Hoping t-mobile releases their "digits" beta for the rest of us because this will fix the issue. AT&T already has a service like this.

2. khurram87

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

So Verizon will be launching Gear S3 when Samsung will be ready to launch the Gear S4!

3. Foxgabanna unregistered

AT&T has been selling this for a while now.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So glad I don't use them anymore. Had my TMO versions since retail release day. Had got mine with my Note 7. This is just BS on VZW. What's the point in even getting it now? The new one will be here in a 5 months.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31748; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Best Smart watch to me.

6. Rickaysen

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

As an early adopter, I might have appreciated the delay to give me time to read user reviews explaining how nearly useless it is.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless