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Verizon’s Galaxy SIII Orders Will Ship by July 6? (Updated: July 9 Definitely in Play)

We have received info this morning from a variety of sources who claim that Verizon has pegged July 6 as the expected ship date for their version of the Samsung Galaxy SIII. After learning of the pre-order for the device that will go down tomorrow, June 6, the biggest question most asked was, “How long before we see those pre-orders?” From what we are hearing, it could be a month before you can get your hands on it.

There is also a chance that July 9 is the day, as we have heard it come up a couple of times today as well. So far though, the 6th has come up more often.Β 

Update: Β Here is proof that July 9 is in play.

As we receive additional details, we will let you know. Until Verizon publicly confirms, consider it rumor.

Cheers ___ and to everyone who sent this!

  • InsNameHere

    I mean it does say ship by… So if it does release earlier (hopefully 6/20) then they can account for the extra time that will be lost due to the device being backordered. So I hope the 7/9 date is just for precautionary reasons.

  • You guys know that “by July 9” could mean all orders will get theirs by the 9th, and they will begin shipping the 21st.

  • Nick

    What color should I get? I am stuck on which I like better!

  • It’s confirmed, just ordered my s3 with verizon and it said will ship by 07/09/12

  • GSIIIblue

    Just picked up mine off their website, ship date by July 9th.

    • Mike

      I think they’re going to to send the first batch June 21. I think they made the date the 9th incase the demand was too high to fill. I’ve ordered phones online and the Ship By date is always later then when I actually get a phone.

  • kevin

    Seeing how best buy was constantly wrong about the galaxy nexus release date and every other version of this phone was already confirmed to be released on the same date im gonna take this with a grain of salt and just hope Verizon just lets people know when exactly they are going to ship this thing

  • Tman

    its tomorrow got them to upgrade me and they are said since i had an early upgrade and it needed a manager approval for my early upgrade they have to call me tomorrow and finish the deal. The rep is taking care of it for me calling me tomorrow morning to get shipping and payment all taken care of. they already had it approved by his manager so pumped!

  • Nik M.

    I just pre-ordered mine at Best Buy and the email said EDA is June 28…

    • Josh Nichols

      Best Buy is usually wrong.

  • Greyhame

    FWIW, just talked to a rep and they mentioned shipping by 7/9.

  • Wireless_Fool

    Just preordered at Best Buy, paperwork says June 28th. I was the first person to order one at my store so hopefully I should have it sooner rather than later.

  • Or, it could be like the Bionic and ship November 9th.

  • Technically if they ship most of the preorders out on the 21st and get the rest out by the 9th what they said would be accurate. They could be giving some extra time in case the demand exceeds the supply. Just my two cents.

    • InsNameHere

      This is exactly what I was thinking

  • Mike

    I just spoke to a Verizon Wireless representative. They told me you can keep the unlimited plan or chose one of the new plans if you do the pre order tomorrow. This was a live chat, so I screenshotted it.

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  • VinMessina

    This sucks, I’m leaving on vacation on the 22nd and was really hoping to pick this up before I left. Oh well.

  • GNexi

    If BB is showing expected ship date of June 28th while VZW is showing July 9th, can BB release the phone to their customers before VZW’s ship date?

    • FortitudineVincimus

      well sure. I don’t think this is that uncommon. it is still a VZW phone.

    • BB has done it before.

  • xFenixKnightx

    They need the extra time to add the bloat apps. Disgusting.

    • Josh Nichols

      You can disable them in ICS. Every carrier will have them. Who cares when you can disable them?

  • xFenixKnightx

    Ugh, Verizon ALWAYS has to be different and difficult with their damn release dates.

  • chris125

    Why take preorders a month before? Makes absolutely no sense.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      to get a sense of demand AND to lock people back into a contract & get them to essentially (mentally) commit – makes 100% total sense

      • chris125

        No it doesn’t make sense. Yeah locking people in contracts but to not announce a solid release date is not worth preordering and getting jerked around by Verizon like usual.

    • Boat

      It makes perfect sense.

  • htowngtr

    Moto better bring the pain with their new RAZR coming soon. If that thing has the 3300mah battery and unlocked BL it will own this.

    • Josh Nichols

      It won’t have an unlocked bootloader.

  • kevin

    so it begins….

  • sgtguthrie

    Sounds like they may be waiting for their family shared data/end of grandfathering after all. They just don’t want to miss out on preorders as everyone else is doing it, but launching 21st…

    • Ernie

      Thats a question actually that I have, would pre-ordering it now lock you back into a similar contract with unlimited data if you contract is up before they bring in the new “data plans” or would the renewed contract begin once the phone itself is actually activated? In other words, when would the new contract begin in this case?

      • sgtguthrie

        Good question. This topic is especially important to me, because I get the $20 talk & text unlimited data credit. If I loose unlimited data, I no longer qualify for this credit. I would not only loose unlimited data, but a 20 DOLLAR discount. That’s a HUGE effin deal to me. Also my wife has the same credit, so with tiered data our bills would collectively go up $40. That would likely push us both away from VZW!

        • Ernie

          Nice, I still remember that 20$ data/text plan, I was too young back then to get it though. I have a 20% corporate discount on two lines, with unlimited data which comes out to 23.99 per line. I agree though, I think it will push us three away from VZW if this does change. But looks like question has been answered here with great news!

        • I also have that discount.. but that discount stays active till…2038 ask the verizon rep to read the expiration date.. you will laugh out oud and also be overcome with joy at the same time πŸ™‚

      • FortitudineVincimus

        of course it would not begin until after the phone is activated. You could change your mind and never activate it but still get the benefits, they are not going to let that happen. Just agreeing to a pre order does not really mean anything other than, you preordered. Until you get the phone and activate, nothing is set in their system yet.

  • Steven
  • Today I asked to get my upgrade date moved up a month from July to June so I could pre-order. I told them I wanted to ensure I would be able to keep my unlimited data by getting a new 4g phone and extending my contract. My request was denied because they told me I would have no problems keeping my unlimited data when I upgraded in July. It sounded like the tier system is coming later than expected.

    Take it for what it’s worth, but our window to get locked into 4g unlimited might be bigger than once thought.

    • sgtguthrie

      I sure as hell hope so!

    • yellowboy

      They told u that because verizon reps dont even know about the new forced tiered plans this summer. They are usually the last people to know. It would be foolish if you went by what they told you.

      • sgtguthrie

        I also agree with this…

      • I would agree that most don’t know about the plans, but the girl that I spoke with used language and wording that suggested she had been given “official” information about the push to tiered plans. She assured me I’d be able to keep it. I jokingly said I’d like that promise in writing but no dice.

        I’m just as skeptical as the rest (hence the call to Verizon) but I’m hoping that this will be true. If I get any whiff that it was a lie, then I will call them again, and again, and again for my early upgrade…

        • Xcountry

          I spoke to a verizon rep with the same lingo today. She is saying we do have some time but if I were to wait it out and miss the cut off I would be screwed. Not taking the chance..Preordering tomorrow!

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    • Kevin

      Call back. I called today and played up some phoney story that I shattered my phone screen and wondered if I could have my upgrade moved up from NOVEMBER to now. I was denied of course. I immediately called back and asked the rep when my upgrade was (playing dumb) because I had unfortunately just broken my phone and he put me on hold. Came back saying a manager had approved moving up my upgrade and that he would notate it on my account. That’s a full 6 months my upgrade was moved.

      Morale of the story: doesn’t hurt to try. And if you fail, call back. πŸ˜‰

  • John

    I’ll believe that when me shi t turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet

  • John

    I’ll believe that when me shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet

  • tmurray

    the verizon map that you guys just posted shows the samsung galaxay s III coming out from 6/4/12 – 12/4/12.. so what does that mean .. your saying preorders will be sent by july 6th or 9th ??? someone please explain this

    • JoshGroff

      That’s the price map, or how long it will be at a certain price before they change it.

  • Ken Bosse

    2 weeks later than everyone else

    • yeahhh

      they have more bloatware that they need to install than everyone else

      • Josh Nichols

        Bloatware that can be disabled. Big deal.

  • Verizon has told me today as soon as they get the s3 they will ship it to me.. So much for waiting for the other phones…This is all because i have a hawk in my ear when making phone calls from my GNEX

    • Still a hawk after 4.0.4?

      • Yes… Didn’t do anything to help out the one way audio.. and the Hawk got worse..

        • It seems better for me… only had the update since Friday and made a few calls, but I haven’t had a single problem… I’m sure now that I said that, I’ll have it. Sorry to hear you have the same bug.

  • technotica

    I just pre-ordered 2 of the 16 GB Blue S3s from Best Buy about 30 minutes ago. Our scheduled arrival date is June 28.

    • alex

      This was the same info I was given from BB

  • Anyone notice this go up about 30 mins ago and then disappear? πŸ˜›

    One of our sources says he watched the date flip from July 6 to 9 within minutes of telling us about it. We aren’t so sure that Verizon is sure about the 6th.

    • Alix8821

      JUST got home from NJ Best Buy… PreOrdered a White 16Gb… paperwork they gave me says June 28th, 2012…

      • chris125

        best buy is known to have the wrong dates though, I hope it is true but not getting my hopes up

        • Alix8821

          I’m more worried about what they told me… AS I’M SIGNING the receipt, guy comes over and tells me “Hope your not expecting this will keep your unlimited data. A VZW rep was in here today. That’s not how it’s going to work”… I had called VZW before and they said I’d be ok, and keep my plan. THEN called after, and that was reaffirmed… I only went to BB cause they don’t deal with Mail in Rebates… wateva. If it doesn’t help me keep unlimited, I”ll hang on to Nexus, and GF will have to deal with her stupid iPhone….

          • chris125

            That’s why I am not chancing it and buying full price.

          • Alix8821

            If they give me a hard time, I don’t take phone, and get my $50 back… I’m not in a position to drop 700-900 on a phone… I’m a poor college student. haha

          • FortitudineVincimus

            I would go with what VZW told me over a BB dude. Just have the VZW people put it on record and if you find out later VZW lied… don’t activate.

          • Alix8821

            Got it on record. Made a note on my account info ANd thats now THREE vzw customer service pple who said BB was wrong… Maybe BB thought i didn’t have a data package already., I dunno… Fingers Crossed.

    • tmurray

      tmurray β€’ an hour ago β€’ Flag as inappropriatethe verizon map that you guys just posted shows the samsung galaxay s III coming out from 6/4/12 – 12/4/12.. so what does that mean .. your saying preorders will be sent by july 6th or 9th ??? someone please explain this

      • Stew

        MAP is just a minimum advertised price list. Basically it just tells the stores and employees within Verizon what price they can advertise when for those phones… Release dates can be guessed or rumored based off that but can’t be trusted or confirmed just forom the MAP.

  • Heck, why not make it August?

    • michael arazan

      How is this release date from verizon in comparison to the the other carriers? Will the other carriers also deliver on the same date, sooner, or later? Anyone know?

      • chris125

        This is later. Other carriers announced release around June 21

  • Butters619

    Moto announce the Razr HD before July 6th!!!

  • htowngtr

    I am just honestly curious about battery life with that S4 on this phone. I can’t imagine it will best the upcoming Maxx HD, but will it at least give you 13-14 good hours on LTE?

    • mustbepbs

      Maxx HD? I thought it was just the RAZR HD? Where are your sources?

      • htowngtr

        Well, I guess it is technically a rumor, but P3 and others have said they believe it’ll have that battery.

        • mustbepbs

          Why would they put all their eggs in one basket? Then they couldn’t release a larger battery version a few weeks later πŸ˜›

      • FortitudineVincimus

        All the rumors I have thought clearly talked about the Maxx HD, not the vanilla razr HD.

        • Josh Nichols

          It’s just a Maxx with an HD screen.

    • Steve Benson

      Should be much better than 13-14 hours. I get that on the G-nex now. With the S4 and a 2100mah battery, I’d expect battery life into the 20’s minimum – full LTE.

      And to add to this- nothing will best the Maxx HD or whatever they call the damn thing. It’s got a 3000mah+ battery for christ sake. But just because they put a massive battery in the phone doesn’t make it great. It’s still a Motobortion and a turd.

      • wickets

        13 – 14 hours???? for real? Light use mine gets 5-6 hours tops

        • Steve Benson

          Even when I was using the stock battery, I was still getting 10-12 hours minimum. Something is wrong, you should trade it in.

          • Josh Nichols

            Or maybe he just has poor LTE signal.

      • htowngtr

        I doubt you get 13 hours off your Gnex at moderate usage. I too have a customer rom and kernel and if I used it enough I’d say I’d maybe get 12 hours if I’m lucky, more like 10-11 hours. This has a bigger screen (albeit barely) but has that new S4. The HTC One X supposedly gets 13-14 hours with good usage not just leaving it on standby for hours so I am basing my guess off that.

        • The max I’ve gotten is 14hours on LTE, and that was with light to moderate usage. AOKP with FK o/c to 1344.

      • paul_cus

        Ugly words.

    • Josh Nichols

      Well of course a 2100mAh battery won’t last as long as a 3300mAh battery.. but it won’t have a locked bootloader.

  • I will be delightfully surprised if Big Red pulls off a launch this soon for this phone. It’s been what… like since the droid 1 that Verizon actually made someone happy..