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Verizon Galaxy S4 Pre-orders Already Shipping!

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4

Yesterday, readers reached out to inform us that their pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon were being processed and potentially getting primed for shipping. They weren’t messing around, as orders for many of them have begun to ship with estimated arrival times of early next week. The device was supposed to arrive around May 23 – at least that’s the new release date – but if they are shipping now, some lucky future GS4 owners could have their devices a day or so early.

Get ready! And be sure to browse through our Galaxy S4 review and 20+ tips and tricks video, so that you know all there is to know about Samsung’s new flagship. 

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Cheers Dan, Matt, Stephen, and Alan!

  • Tricky

    Any one ordered the S4 on or after the 22nd and got any response on shipping? I only got order is in process. But not charged to my CC.

    Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/carl110989 Carl

    My wife and I are getting us tomorrow. Mine is already at the final FedEx location. My wife’s phone still at the starting point. I don’t know how that is going to work out.

  • Nolan Levine

    Originally mine said it would be delivered on Wed. 22nd at 4:30. But it hasn’t moved since 5 a.m. Monday morning. Now says Wed. 7 pm, but still has not moved since 5 a.m. I know on the FedEx page it says the tornadoes in Oklahoma are causing delays but that shouldn’t effect me because it is shipping from Memphis and I am in PA.

    • Someone

      Same happened to me. I called fedex. They said there was some freight delay because of which my package has not moved since Sunday. But they assured me it will be shipped tonight and I should get it tomorrow.

    • Someone

      Same happened to me. I called fedex. They said there was some freight delay because of which my package has not moved since Sunday. But they assured me it will be shipped tonight and I should get it tomorrow.

      • LTM

        FedEx is holding in Memphis because Verizon has put a note on the order not to deliver prior to Thursday the 23rd. Just spoke with FedEx.

        • Someone

          Thanks for the info. I came across exactly what you said on another post. But then I saw posts from others saying their phone were being delivered.

          • Nolan Levine

            Yea that can’t be true. People have already gotten their phone, and ours are scheduled to arrive tomorrow (the 22nd)…

          • Nolan Levine

            Also, I got an update on the FedEx tracking page that it left the FedEx facility at 3:22 p.m. today.

          • Someone

            Mine is on a Fedex truck for delivery! Finally!!

          • Nolan Levine

            Mine is as well, on the truck at 7:51 this morning! Enjoy!!

      • Nolan Levine

        Just curious, where is your’s being shipped to?

        • LTM

          Chicago

        • Someone

          Michigan

  • darrinjc

    Mine just showed up! May 21st!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bunting/639990527 Chris B

    No logo on the home button, fyi/fye

  • Someone

    Wonder what Verizon is going to announce tomorrow at CTIA

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bunting/639990527 Chris B

    8:25 am
    On FedEx vehicle for delivery
    WEST CHESTER, PA
    Giggidy

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bunting/639990527 Chris B

      Delivered, unboxing begins

  • Someone

    Is it just me or is anybody else facing problems with fedex? Mine was shipped from Memphis, TN. The fedex status changed to ‘In Transit’ on Sunday 4:28 pm. There has not been any trace ever since. It has been 39 hours. Has the fedex truck been on the road for 39 straight hours? I mean, that is understandable if I am in California or something. But, I’m in Mchigan.
    I can’t complain much since my scheduled delivery date is Wednesday. But, I was hoping that since it was shipped on Saturday and I am not too far away, I’d get it on Tuesday. Oh, well, I guess I’ll have to wait for another day!

    Has anyone of you already gotten your S4s?

    • Someone

      I saw this posted on another forum:
      ‘They put a hold on fed ex deliveries. No one will get theirs tomorrow’
      This was posted by a ‘Bw’ yesterday 05/20/2013 at 7:53 pm
      If it is true, it sucks!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bunting/639990527 Chris B

        Incorrect, it sits at the depot until it leaves on a plane. Overnight delivery from a package shipped on saturday is actually tuesday. Mine left TN early this morning and made its way to philly and is on the truck now for deliver

        • Someone

          I just got off the phone with fedex. They say there was a delay on their side because of which the package was stuck in Memphis. They said I would get it tomorrow.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bunting/639990527 Chris B

            was it 2nd day or overnight? mine was overnight and just arrived as scheduled, even after sitting in memphis

        • Someone

          Did your phone ship from Memphis too?

    • LTM

      I have the same issue. I talked to FedEx and Verizon has put a delivery date of no earlier than Thursday May 23rd on my order. So FedEx will release the shipment tomorrow and I will get the phone on Friday or Saturday per FedEx :(

  • mw91

    pre ordered sunday, fedex says it should be in 5/21! gotta get rid of the htc thundershit

    • mw91

      on truck for delivery

      • mw91

        at my house. will have it after work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.odle.583 Scott Odle

    FEDEX SAYS MINE IS COMING WEDNESDAY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.odle.583 Scott Odle

    Anyone who ordered this weekend have shipping info yet?
    Also is there a way to remove “LIFE COMPANION” from the home screen?

    • Someone

      Yes, you can remove ‘Life Companion’. You can either change the text to something else or remove it completely

    • Peter

      I ordered this morning and received shipping notice from FedEx at 4:30. Will arrive on Wednesday 5/22!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glendon-Jackson/100001816356589 Glendon Jackson

    I’m getting mine Wednesday :-)

  • Austin

    When I bought my last phone I got it through costco and it came with a nice bundle of accessories. Does anyone know if cotsco will have a bundle like that available for the S4?

  • http://twitter.com/Grizzly53 David McNally

    Should I be worried and contact verizon since I haven’t received a ship notification yet? Ordered on 4/25

    • Someone

      You probably should. Maybe there was some issue related to your mode of Payment. It is possible that Verizon was unable to pull the payment and therefore did not ship your phone yet. I’d recommend that you call them and find out. If payment is the problem, they should be able to fix it immediately.

      • http://twitter.com/Grizzly53 David McNally

        Thanks, I will call them on my break

      • http://twitter.com/Grizzly53 David McNally

        That didn’t do my much good. Phone call they told me that the S4s won’t ship at all before the 23rd, denied any are shipping (I’m not claiming this is all a lie, I believe you lot over VZW Reps). Chat support said the same thing,

        Me: Hello, I’m seeing online that many people’s orders of the Galaxy 24 have shipped, I’m wondering if there is a problem with my order? My order # is 864***** and I ordered on 4/25.

  • Bruce Vazquez

    Getting it early sounds like bragging about giving up unlimited data. I’m good with that, buying mine when it comes in stores Thur and keeping my unlimited. Haste makes waste, and wasting away the unlimited data just isn’t for me….

    • Someone

      You could still pre-order it, pay full price and keep your unlimited plan.

      • Bruce Vazquez

        Choosing to do the payment plan for the 12 months and they didn’t give that option when pre-ordering. Sorry , I should be more specific. Didn’t wanna pay full price up front or loose unlimited data. So I opted to wait to get it in store.

    • Adrian

      How is pre-ordering any different from buying it from a store with regard to your plan?

    • Russel

      Yep, like other guys said. Pay full price and still get it early. Exactly what I had done…

  • http://www.facebook.com/timauman Tim Auman

    Got the email Saturday. Can’t wait to upgrade from my ancient Thunderbolt to this beast!

    • mw91

      ditto

  • Russel

    Hmm…wow. I ordered mine yesterday (Saturday) around 2 PM. Just checked and it was shipped today (Sunday) at 12:43 PM. Arriving wednesday NLT than 4:30 PM.

    daaaamn :)