Verizon to take pre-orders on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Gear starting Friday

Verizon to take pre-orders on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Gear starting Friday
With the introduction on Wednesday of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, all four major U.S. carriers jumped into the action by announcing that they would be carrying both devices. T-Mobile and AT&T have each put up a pre-registration page for the phablet, asking you for information so that you can be contacted when the device is ready to be pre-ordered. Verizon went a step further and announced that it would start accepting pre-orders for both devices on Friday, September 6th at 9am.

While we have no idea about the pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, we do know that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is $299. The watch connects to your phone via Bluetooth 4.0 which means that the carriers won't be offering a data plan for the timepiece. The watch will be released later this month in some areas and next month in the U.S. and Japan.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will launch in 140 countries on September 25th and later this year in the U.S. via Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular.

source: Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T via Droid-Life, Engadget

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. papss unregistered

I wonder what the outright price will be..

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Note 3 - 350$ with 2 years contract.

3. HASHTAG unregistered

Probably $299, after a $50 rebate.

12. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Samsung is starting to get a little crazy with pricing. I can understand $299 especially since the Note 2 16gig was $299 but any more I'm not buying on first day. I'll wait until Samsclub has it for $200.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I predict the 64GB model to be $799; I would be shocked if it came in any lower. The only reason I'll even consider getting it is because 10GB of on-board storage just isn't enough for yours truly even with a 64GB memory card. I'm not too happy with the micro-increase in screen size, though, may just as well be called a Galaxy iNote 2S!

8. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

They can only keep increasing the screen so much without an increase in an already enormous body size. From looking at the size of the bezel, a .2 inch increase seems pretty decent.

9. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

The size is already big enough. It just needed a resolution bump. That 6" Sony phone is border line ridiculous. Put a metal back on it it would be considered a a bulletproof vest.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Well, at least you'd know you'd be well protected :D

13. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Using your logic, by the time they reach the Note 6 it will already be in the 7 inch tablet category.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Ideally, I would rather that happen with Note 4.

17. SmiLeoGeo

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Most Likely $699 plus tax off contract.

5. Mass88

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Why is it a phone cannot be announced and the OEM gives full pricing information, when you can pre-order it and when it will ship/be available for sale?


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Well, if you have Verizon, you will find out in about 35 hours .. LOL If you have T-Mo', you can go sign-up now to be notified when pre-orders start [next year] … If you have Sprint, wait until they finish reporting their 6.5 Billion in new debt … If you have AT&T: my sincerest sympathies!! (That goes for Sprint, too) …


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Ha!!!! I just thought of something: while the other carriers are putting up activating their "Sign-Up" pages so customers can "Register" to be notified of when they might be able to "Pre-Order", Big Red will actually start "Pre-Orders"!! Gotta' luv' being a Verizon Customer now [that's for all you HATERS who incessantly bitch about Verizon price plans just because you didn't jump on the Unlimited Data bandwagon 8 years a'freakin'go: HA!!!!

7. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Not doing it. When I preordered my Note 2 I had to wait for delivery. I could have walked right into Verizon at 9am instead of waiting for FedEx. I picked up my wife's iPhone 5 10 minutes before open and I was able to get the model I wanted. The fools stood in line all night long.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Yeah, bad call. I walked into the Verizon store on W42nd at around 8:31 on the morning of November 29, 2012, still remember it like it was yesterday. Everyone had pre-ordered and was home waiting for FedEx; I was walking around midtown with my Galaxy Note 2. A few lucky folks got theirs' early [on Wednesday] but, only a few; I heard stories of people waiting until 3pm (the cut-off delivery time). Ironically, they were the smug ones who were highly critical of the ones who chose to buy their Note 2's in person. Well, you live and you learn.

16. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013


19. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

*cough childish cough

25. volcano321

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

Lol.. no way it will be near #1. Most people don't want a phablet. Most that buy it I know are women because they can carry it in their purses. This thing won't fit in any fitted pants without looked retarded. It'll remain mainstream-niche.

18. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Not the G2? That means I realllllllllly don't care.

20. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

wow this carrier is sometimes fast on getting its device on some time not so often.thou

21. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Luxurious new design... What a joke Sammy? :D

22. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 2013

Lg G2 ftw! more compact, perfect size , thinner bezel best camera around, so far same CPU, same GPU longer battery life : 3000mah for 5.1inches vs 3200mah for 5.9 inches better screen: IPS vs amoled, and perhaps the FAUX leather turn me off, Samsung just doesnt want to spend a little more to get better quality

24. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

I agree with Samsung being cheap with build material, but am puzzled by you calling them out while promoting the only other major player still skimping on that area with a plastic flagship phone.

23. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Verizon being the first.... glad I was sitting down when I read that.

26. ronjr123

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Just because Verizon is going to be the first to take your money, doesn't mean it will ship first.

27. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010

boooo Verizon. No pink option.

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