Share this Story

Verizon Galaxy S3 Pre-orders Shipping or Arriving as Early as July 5? (Updated)

If you pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S3 from Verizon, you can check your order status to find out your expected shipping date. For many of us, the date shows as 7/9, but for some it could be 7/10 or even 7/11. With a launch date now set for July 10, some of you have already mentioned being a bit put off by the idea that you may not receive yours until the day after the phone is made available.

Well, what if they started shipping long before then? According to Verizon, some pre-orders could arrive as early as July 5, this Thursday. We have no idea if this means all, some or just a handful of lucky pre-orderees, but that should make at least a few of you happy. Post-4th of July present?

Be sure to let us know if you receive a notification that your device has shipped.

Update: ย Customers are starting to receive shipment notifications with an arrival date of July 6.ย 

Cheers Eugene!

  • Brian

    Ordered on 6/27 at 11pm just before cutoff for unlimited. Order on Fedex vehicle for delivery. Finally!!

  • Steve

    Ordered 6/27 16GB Blue just shipped from Westchester PA due in Orlando in 2 days.

  • antoine

    preordered on 06/30, a 1 blue and 1 white 16 gigger. pending transaction with bank just showed up now. thank goodness cuz this droid x is puttering out.

  • Eagerly awaiting S3

    i just got my tracking number. Ordered on 6/27. It was shipped Saturday and Fedex has no info. I take it that means I have to wait until Tuesday as Fedex will not pick up until tomorrow?

  • wheres my S3?

    On my order status I am now showing a block for a tracking number and courier. No tracking number appears yet. Does that mean it is getting ready to ship or that it shipped already? Anyone else have this. I ordered late on the 26th. Thanks

    • Jon

      After reading your post I rechecked my order status and I have the same new block as you. No # there yet, but I’ll take it as a positive sign.

      • wheres my S3?

        I just got email from Verizon that it was shipped. Since today is Sunday going out tomorrow. Unfortunately it is 2 day Fedex so I wont get until Wednesday but whats another day…… I was under impression that it ships next day.

      • Ethan

        I’m in the same boat as you- it’s been like that for a couple days now. No email yet, but I’m assuming it means they’ve processed the order. 16GB blue, PO 6/10.

        **EDIT** 15 minutes later, I get my email. I have a tracking # from FedEx (not up in system yet) and my order status now changed from “Ships by 07/09/2012” to “07/05/2012” so I’m assuming, with 2 day service, it’ll arrive tomorrow.

  • johnno

    Having a heart attack I pre ordered the s3. Got a email today saying order being processed payment not taken will take 1-3 days to process which I guess is okay. However when I check status it says expected ship date 7-19 I flipped called Verizon apperantly it is just a mistake and will ship 7-9 so don’t freak out if this happens to you atleat yet.

  • Volleyball

    Mine just shipped! Arriving MOnday!

  • YES!! i was super late in the pre-ordering, i ordered the 21st of june! but my CC has just been charged, and like many others, when i go to verizons “check my order status” or whatever, it now shows some empty courier and tracking number fields! YES! i could have this sucker by monday! i was sad, since as of 5 hours ago it was still telling me that it was probably gonna ship out the 11th. SO STOKED.

  • Shea

    I have a question for you guess that have gotten your verizon Samsung galaxy s3 does it come with a micro sd card? Verizon has always given one with my previous devices just wanted to see if that had changed or if I need to buy one before my phone arrives Monday.

    • achaff86

      No it doesn’t or at least mine didn’t….

      • Shea

        Thanks! I hate that I wonder why? All my other phones have came with one from Verizon

        • achaff86

          Your welcome!! When I pre ordered the gs3 the guy told me there was one but when I got it there wasn’t.. but, it wasn’t a big deal for me… I had a 32gb micro sd card laying around anyways

  • Mine arrived today and I’m using it now

  • achaff86

    Just received my gs3 from FedEx!!

    • Jay

      You got your shipping confirmation stuff yesterday right?

      • achaff86


        • Jay

          Got all my confirmation stuff this morning…pretty stoked.

          • achaff86

            I haven’t activated it yet, or even turned it on its been charging … my grandfather comes first though so later tonight I’ll get to mess with it

  • Shea

    Yippee they took my money this morning!!! I ordered 32gb white version on June 17.

    • Jay

      Same here! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Shea

        Yeah ! I got my email and tracking number and according to FedEx it will be here by 4:30 Monday. The thing I don’t understand is it says standard overnight delivery so why won’t I get it tomorrow?

        • Shea

          Oh never mind I just saw where u said standard overnight doesn’t deliver on Saturday. That sucks!

    • Same here. Problem is that we will have to wait till after the weekend since standard overnight doesn’t deliver on Saturday.

      • Jay

        It may deliver on Saturday.FedEx website said they do deliver on Saturdays.

        • Ethan

          Yep, Saturday delivery with FedEx costs the shippers extra money. I don’t think Verizon wants to pay more than they need to. We’ll just have to wait ๐Ÿ™‚

        • They only deliver Saturday if they take priority shipping which my tracking number does not say. Most likely we have the cheapest overnight shipping which doesn’t deliver Saturday. I am hoping that FedEx will have the package by tomorrow and just decide to bring it anyway.

          • Jay

            I agree, but who are we kidding, that will never happen ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cheekypotatoes

    I wasnt able to pre order online for some reason so i went to the verizon store on the 9th of june and pre ordered it there. They said they will call but they havnt contacted us yet . So my dad called them, and they said that none of the phones will be getting shipped till the 10th. So i told my dad no thats wrong some were already being shipped and i got so mad at verizon.

  • Got my confirmation number last night about 11pm, will be here tday by 4:30

  • KSoriano32

    i am so frustrated with fedex my phone has not moved in 2 days and their located 2 hours from my house

    • Javis Sullivan

      go pick that bitch up!

  • Javis Sullivan

    Shipped this morning at 0330 this morning. Ordered pebble blue 16gb 6/12.

  • Ordered 6 – 12 just got shipping information. Delivery for the 9th.

  • Ethan

    Ok, so my preorder page changed from the standard “Ship by 7/9/12” and now lists my order number and has the tracking/courier/ship by section, but no tracking # or courier. Does this mean my order is moving along, or am I just getting false hope?

    • alby91a

      mine changed like that when they charged my cc earlier this evening. i just now received my shipping email. i would say your order is moving along.

  • Jason

    Ordered 32GB Pebble Blue on 6/6 @7:40PM. Received tracking number Thurs afternoon for delivery Friday afternoon.

  • Ordered 16gb Blue on the 27th and just got an email saying it has shipped and will receive it tomorrow

    • Brian Davis

      Nice! Did you originally have a shipping day of 7/11?

      • I did, which makes this getting it tomorrow so much better

        • sanjpanj

          that’s awesome, @twitter-24749143:disqus. where are you located?

          • Southern California

          • sanjpanj

            The reason I was wondering was because I also have a 7/11 ship date at the moment. I’m in the Chicago area.

          • I see, ya I don’t get how Verizon is deciding their shipments, it seems pretty random

  • Got got a charge from Big Red on my bank account, and my tracking status has shifted to a blank tracking number. Does this mean a shipment is imminent? (Ordered the 32GB Blue on 6/12.)

    • alby91a

      i ordered 16gb white on same day. i also had a debit on my account within last couple hours. i havent recieved a shipped email yet. i hope it goes out tonight!

      also jdhas, reply to this post when u recieve shipped notification please.

      • Checking constantly. Will update here when I have more info. Order screen says:

        Order Number:XXXXXTracking Number:
        Courier :
        Status: Your order will ship by 07/09/2012
        Ship Date:

        My guess: it will ship tomorrow and will be delivered on Monday (because there’s no way VZW would spring for Saturday overnight delivery).

        • alby91a

          mine says the exact same thing. ill post on here whenever i get any notification

          • alby91a

            got my shipping notification. tracking number isnt active in fedex yet. when i check my order status it says ship date 7/5. no delivery date yet.

          • Hey alby91a: JUST got my shipment notification email. Incredibly, it’s being shipped by 2-day service from a distribution facility that is an easy day’s drive from me, so it’s not expected to arrive before Tueday.

          • Hey alby91a: My last comment seems to haven been eaten by Disqus. *Shakes fist in the air. Vehemently.* I received my shipment email at 11:30 am EST. Amazingly, it’s shipping 2-day service from a distribution center a 6 hour drive from where I live, so the estimated delivery date is Tuesday. Still, progress is progress — I can handle a few more days with my trusty Droid X.

          • alby91a

            i received my tracking number at 3am central time. at this time it still hasn’t been picked up by fedex. says standard overnight delivery, estimated delivery july 9. the wait is killing me but im glad to see progress.

        • Ethan

          This is what mine says right now as well. Still have no confirmation email or tracking info, but at least I know that my order is moving through the system. I’m (fingers crossed) hoping for a Monday delivery.

  • Dale

    Just saw pending charge on CC. Purchased 16gb blue on 6/12

  • Kicker

    saw a pending charge on my cc this morning. called verizon and they said if i have a pending charge it is ready to ship. at around 3:30PST i received an email saying it has shipped and will be at my house tomorrow by 3PM!

    from Memphis to LA…ordered 16GB on 6/6 morning

  • nsu1898

    16GB Blue, Ordered on 6/6 10 am Eastern time. JUST got shipment notification. Being sent overnight. What a feeling!!!

  • How do you check your order status? I can’t seem to find it…

    • Nevermind, got it. Had to use the preorder number.

  • Nick

    16GB Blue, Ordered by phone 6/6 8:30am. JUST got shipment notification. Being sent overnight, will have by 3pm tomorrow.

  • Jason Lynch

    32 GB blue pre-ordered online 2012-06-07. Email confirmation of order received at 10:34 AM that day (GMT -7, I’m in AZ). The pending charge just showed up within the last few hours (I’ve been watching for it). I’d say between 6 and 10 AM 2012-07-05. Order status now lists an order number and has a spot for a tracking number, but there is no tracking number present yet. It says “Your order will ship by 07/09/2012”.

  • I just got the email with tracking number saying to expect it by 7PM on the 9th. I was hoping to have it sent overnight.

  • FedEx Man

    All I work for FedEx and the holiday pushed everything by a day. We deliver on Saturday’s however, Verizon does not pay extra for that. Also each facility will not allow pick ups as Verizon did not give us that as a shipping option. My S3 shipped today via 2 day but I won’t get it until the 9th :/ hope this helps.

    • Alix8821

      Yu work there eh??….

      Is my tracking info being stuck on “in transit” for 20+ hours good or bad? haha.
      I live in NJ, and its coming from PA. Says delivery date of 9th, and know it’s 2 day shipping. But common. I”m 2 hours away. Was hoping to get lucky… my bday is sunday, after all

  • slops

    attempted delivery at 10:30am, they didn’t go to the apt complex office for signature. f*ck heads, i hate you fedex

  • Sean Saunders

    Ordered a blue 32 and white 32 at 8:30am on the first day of preorders. My cc was charged Tuesday but no shipping info and the check order status still says ship by 7/9…Really hoping I get something soon because my 2 Dinc’s are not working well at all anymore…

  • bullet4004

    So disappointing that I ordered early on June 6th and I haven’t received a shipping confirmation email. Nor do I have pending charges on my card.

    • I ordered early on the 6th too, but I do have the pending charges. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to when these pre-orders are getting shipped.

      • jboogie1289

        Ordered 5 mins after my store opened. CC has been charged, money taken and still no email nor tracking info from VZW or FedEx. Called CSR 3 times and didn’tget an honest answer. Wow!!!

    • Zid316

      I’m in the same boat…I ordered mine late in the day on the 6th (4pm EST). I have no pending charge on my CC as of 10 minutes ago and my pre-order status still shows “Ship by 7/9/12”. SIGH ๐Ÿ™ My Droid X is just not cutting it anymore it has been a long painful wait for my S3.

    • nsu1898

      I am in the same boat. Ordered mine on the first day at 10am EST, no pending charges or status changes. and my og droid can’t suck more. That is just disappointing

  • GregSki86

    Definently 100% correct. My phone is on the fedex truck scheduled for delivery in a few hours :-). Damn its been a god awful wait for this phone but finally I will have it today!

    • Alix8821

      Where it coming from and where are yu?? I’m in North NJ, and it coming from PA….

      My shipping info still says “in transit”. BUT I’m 2 hours from where it originally left, yesterday, at 2pm… think I’ll get it today too?!? And the tracking info is simply delayed? Cause I know it’s gotta get sorted and wateva, but I mean, i’m literally 2 hours from where it was shipped from. How could it take until the 9th?!

    • I’m interested in finding out if you still have unlimited data after you activate your new phone. Let us know.

  • mike770

    I ordered my 32g White S3 on 6/6/12 at 8:30 am. I received the shipment email on 7/3. According to Fedex, the phone will be in my hands on 7/6/12. Sweet!

  • Howard

    Nothing for me yet, I ordered x2 16gb in white and blue on June 6th at about 10am. Refresh, refresh, refresh.

    • rodney11ride

      same here. i order on june 13th… it had still said a ship date of july 9. refresh refresh

  • Melissa Allen

    why in the world are verizon reps claiming that phones aren’t getting shipped until the 10th when they clearly are?! just talked to one this morning and she said no phones will be shipped until the 10th. moron. infuriating.

    • n8

      i talked to that same rep, I think… I told them they were lying

    • GalaxyMan

      It’s called exceeding expectations. People like that. It’s a lot worse than over-promising and letting people down.

    • vapor

      they just told me that the phone will ship on the 11th

  • e_droid

    I’ll have my 32gb White GSIII by tomorrow!! SO excited!

  • Adam M.

    Has anyone recieved their phones yet???

    • slops

      Jul 5, 2012 7:52 AMOn FedEx vehicle for deliveryHERNDON, VA

      i will shortly!!!!

      • Adam M.

        Let us know when you get it!

    • wazzy

      My white 32GB is on delivery truck in route sometime today. Yes!

  • Firedawg13

    Mine is at the local fedex shipping center. Delivery tomorrow. Super excited. I got the Pebble blue

  • Bobby T

    Finally!!! Alomst a month of waiting.. I had the scare of my life yesterday, i saw my email and it said “order is on hold” it takes up to 3 days or something like that. Then i called VZ and I hella forgot i switched bank accounts so my VISA didn’t go through but just this morning i for my tracking number . Man i can’t wait. I just wanna break my iphone 4s jajaja. Android im coming back ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Order a 16GB on 6/13 and received my email that it shipped today at 1PM –Fed Ex tracking # but not in Fed Ex systems yet

  • Mine says 7/9 from Fedex but the package shows at final sort facility like 4 miles from where it is getting delivered… hopefully it is on truck tomorrow and Fedex is just being dumb with their anticipated delivery dates.

    • Alix8821

      Similar situation for me. It left last night, is “in transit” now from PA, which is 2 hours from the address I had it sent to. NO WAY it’ll take until the 9th to get there… Fingers Crossed