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If you pre-ordered an LG G3 from Verizon, I would assume that it has shipped? The device officially launches tomorrow in stores and online, so if it hasn’t, you may want to check to make sure your order still exists. Verizon is normally really good about shipping pre-ordered devices so that they arrive on launch day or even earlier in some cases. We have already heard from a number of readers who are expecting devices tomorrow, thanks to shipping notifications that were sent out within the last 24 hours.

Has yours shipped? 

If you are expecting your brand new G3 tomorrow, be sure to catch up on all of our coverage. We unboxed and went hands-on with the AT&T variant, ran through 25+ tips and tricks, and even compared it to the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8).

Cheers Matt, Michael, Colin, and Chuck!
  • GC2

    Amazon just delayed my preordered LG G3, scheduled to arrive today on July 18th until August 5th – 7th.

    • ROR1997

      Can you cancel it and go to a VZW store?

  • XvierX

    This may be my first LG device. Maybe.

  • casuser

    Verizon rep told me the phone wouldn’t ship until the 17th with an expected delivery date of some time between the 18 & 21st. So I preordered mine through Best Buy hoping to avoid the longer wait. Unfortunately I had to travel out of town and will miss the store release but at least it wont be sitting on my door step till Monday.

  • Alex Griffith

    Got mine in hand and loving it!! Delivered by 1pm.

  • NeilGeorge

    Should have ordered mine from VZW 😛

  • Darren Meyers

    Mine was scheduled for delivery today (7/17/14) but Fed Ex refused to leave it on my porch, even after I asked them to do so. So now it’s off to the distribution center to pick it up after work. I don’t want to take a chance of missing them on the second attempt.

  • CD

    My 2 G3’s shipped Tuesday afternoon from Tennessee and I received them Wednesday afternoon here in New Orleans, Louisiana. Great job, Verizon.

    Awesome phone on a powerful network for a Sprint transplant!

  • PouxOnU

    Ordered mine on the 10th, and have been using since the 15th with no issues what-so-ever. Love it so far.

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  • mudsnowh2o

    Anyone know why BB is not at the party? Their site still shows the G3 as pre-order.

    • jiggad369

      Still waiting here….

  • James Heyneman

    I ordered one and they shipped me two. Obviously they charged me for both but I’m not complaining. I only had one upgrade available.

    • ROR1997

      woah, you paid 99 for each phone?

  • JLC

    I ordered 2…..and they f’d it up and only sent 1. Looks like I have to pick up my wifes at the store. I bought off contract and have had NOTHING but issues with trying to order. The biggest pain in the world. Literally HOURS spent on the phone with customer service. Never again will I order from Verizon.

    • ROR1997

      Seems like James got yours, lol (See comment right above yours)

      • JLC

        Conspiracy

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  • I got mine for T-mo today 🙂

  • mdavila84

    Just upgraded my other line a month early which the rep on the phone told me it was considered a managers upgrade cause the manager there has to clear it so she then told me all I have to do is switch sims when I get it an I get to keep my unlimited data on my line

  • Dennis

    Yes it shipped. Should arrive tomorrow. It is already located at my area’s Fed Ex facility.

  • charliehill

    It’s seller’s promotion strategy,I recognized that G3 takes a wise decision to improve battery, hope it still works well with WIWOFIT WIRELESS CHARGER

  • Artune

    Being delivered today, I just need to run to verizon to get the smart circle cover! Enjoy everyone!

  • Eddie Spageddie

    I pre-ordered the metallic black version on 7/10 and it has shipped from TN to CA and is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Hallelujiah! It will be replacing my Droid Razr Maxx.

    • ROR1997

      The OG? I wouldn’t be been in the same boat but I remit up pretty bad and have been using a TBolt for the past month or so lol

    • I’m replacing the same phone and can’t wait as my phone has been getting slower and slower. I tried installing Cyanogenmod which has helped a bit but now it reboots randomly and has trouble with GPS. Can’t wait to have a phone with better internals!

      • Eddie Spageddie

        I feel your pain. I’ve done just about everything possible without root to keep my Razr Maxx running smooth, but it was certainly showing its age (as I type this from my new G3 which arrived today!).

    • Darren Meyers

      Me too!, replacing the same phone

  • edwards311

    Got mine and my wife’s new G3’s today around 1:30, Verizon preorder delivered a day early. Pretty badass phone so far. Buttery smooth!

    • ROR1997

      I’m jealous. I have the screen protector and Case, waiting on the phone 🙁 lol

      • edwards311

        Exact opposite for me. Cover and screen protector got damaged while shipping and Amazon canceled the order. Now I got a phone that I am trying not to drop. Case should be here today though.

        • ROR1997

          Good luck. Nobody wants to drop their phone on the first day,

  • ROR1997

    Yes, I’ve been tracking it. Unfortunately it’s shipped by Fed Ex, who gets over here around 5/6 while UPS comes before noon. Oh well.

  • disastrousrainbow

    Shipped and on its way. Got it in white since the color scheme was left unchanged while the black one is missing the metallic shimmer at the bottom on the front of the phone and that kinda bummed me out.

    • ROR1997

      Same. Verizon always has to find a way to push LG around :/

  • holisk

    It’s in my town. So come 4:30 tomorrow, I will be charging it up.

  • David Bishop

    Mine shipped Wednesday afternoon for delivery by 3pm Thursday.

  • wxmanny

    Shipping from TN to WI – scheduled to arrive tomorrow!

  • Zachary Vincent Manning

    Early I wish, I’m hoping for tomorrow because that’s when my case comes that I ordered. I never pre ordered so hearing you say they are good makes me happy. I pre ordered last weekend so hopefully its here tomorrow I was kinda thinking it’d come Friday which would suck

    Also people talking about this thing lagging its pretty obvious it doesn’t in every video you can find. The Korean pre production model sucks so don’t base it off that

  • NeilGeorge

    I was going to order from VZW but they were killing me in taxes.. Final check out price : 177.88.. Went to BB online and check out price.. $155.26.. I am hoping the $99 still lasts tomorrow and if it does, hoping Costco will carry for that price, if it does cancelling BB and Costco FTW

  • Spade Hackle

    LG G3 should arrive thursday by 4, according to fedex. 🙂

    • Zachary Vincent Manning

      Hope mine comes tomorrow.. X.x

  • joe1138

    Yeah it’s shipped but I don’t see how it’s going to make it from TN to NM in one day.

    • Sarcastic one

      Airplane

      • Charlie

        lol!!

  • Alexander Z Great

    Yes, it shipped from Memphis at 6 am this morning and I’ll have tomorrow 🙂

  • tu3218

    Hey guys for the hell of it, I just went onto to bestbuy.com, and went to pre-order the G3. I clicked pre-order and the next window that popped up, I selected upgrade my device and check availability. I entered in my number, etc to verify I was eligible for an upgrade. It confirmed it with me that I was eligible and it said “This means you can keep your existing wireless plan and upgrade today”. Then it gives me the option to click “Keep current Plan”. Below that it states my Nationwide talk and text family share plan 1400 minutes. Onto the next page after selecting “keep current plan”, it says device requires data plan and than says network access fee, and I can select “no change”. From here I can add this package to my cart. So is this looking like I can upgrade and keep my same data plan?? I’m afraid to proceed onward.

    • Robert Carpenter

      I used my upgrade and got to keep unlimited when the S5 came out. There are still managers out there who still do things for loyal customers. Don’t go to a corporate store but go to an authorized retailer instead. The guy who did mine was the store manager of an authorized retailer. I’ve gone to him for years and he’s always put customer service above the rules. I just love that I didn’t have to pay $650 for it and that I’m locked in for another 2 years. I easily use 75-100 gbs a month cause of the basic stuff… Netflix, YouTube, and I don’t even need to pay for home Internet cause I just use Foxfi for free hotspot! Also, there is another way to upgrade without losing unlimited but also being able to renew your contract. Order the phone you want off Best Buy’s website and DO NOT go to anybody to activate it. Simply take your Sim card and place it into the new phone BEFORE turning it on and cut the new Sim card (the one that will switch you over to the 6 gb Max Plan) up. I have seen multiple reports of this working and Verizon has to honor the contract. I’m sure eventally they’ll find a way to stop that method too but try it while it’s still available!

    • Dan_17z

      Don’t do it. Looks like the preorder from bestbuy is a in store pickup ONLY. They are not shipping them…yet…
      I called and talked to the mobile department to see if I can preorder, walk in tomorrow and take the phone with it still sealed in package and NOT activate it at the store (i.e loose my unlimited data) and the rep said they are required by policy to activate at the store.

      • tu3218

        hmm interesting. Thanks for that info. I think it’s nuts you can’t wait to activate it. What if it was a gift for someone?

  • GHenius

    Ordered yesterday before 4pm. Got an email today saying it has shipped, but the tracking number they gave is no good. Hopefully it comes tomorrow, my G-Nex is on its last leg…. (fingers crossed)

  • VINCYPOWA

    Help me out.

    I have ONE LINE and it is UNLIMITED DATA.

    I want that LG G3 phone, and I have an UPGRADE. Tell me what to do to KEEP my UNLIMITED DATA?

    • Marco

      You have to pay full retail price for it. Which for Verizon I believe it’s 599.99

      • VINCYPOWA

        There is no other WAY?

        • wow

          nope, not when you have only one line. well, you can wait 2 or 3 months and pick one up on ebay/craiglist/swappa for $100 or $200 off 🙂

    • 1.) Pay full price
      2.) Wait for a “glitch” like last fall

      • thedanks

        glitch is still on bestbuy.com – just used it.

        • Dan_17z

          what glitch do you speak of? Im very interested in hearing about it.

          • patt

            unlimited data.

          • Danny

            Buying the phone through best buy ship it to your house and put in your old aim card NOT the new one that comes with the phone and vouala

        • That is what I’m doing although when I ordered online it popped up saying I had to pick it up at the store. I’m hoping I can walk in grab the phone and walk out without them activating it.

    • Robert Carpenter

      I used my upgrade and got to keep unlimited when the S5 came out. There are still managers out there who still do things for loyal customers. Don’t go to a corporate store but go to an authorized retailer instead. The guy who did mine was the store manager of an authorized retailer. I’ve gone to him for years and he’s always put customer service above the rules. I just love that I didn’t have to pay $650 for it and that I’m locked in for another 2 years. I easily use 75-100 gbs a month cause of the basic stuff… Netflix, YouTube, and I don’t even need to pay for home Internet cause I just use Foxfi for free hotspot! Also, there is another way to upgrade without losing unlimited but also being able to renew your contract. Order the phone you want off Best Buy’s website and DO NOT go to anybody to activate it. Simply take your Sim card and place it into the new phone BEFORE turning it on and cut the new Sim card (the one that will switch you over to the 6 gb Max Plan) up. I have seen multiple reports of this working and Verizon has to honor the contract. I’m sure eventally they’ll find a way to stop that method too but try it while it’s still available!

      • VINCYPOWA

        Thanks for the FEEDBACK.

    • MannyLegacy

      If you have a Best Buy Credit card you can buy it with that and keep your Unlimited Data.

    • Catalyst 7

      I went into a digitell verizon store and they were able to do a work around for me that allowed me to keep my unlimited. Not sure what they did but I think stores like digitell only care about get the activations.

  • CaptM

    Both of mine shipped late yesterday, will be here tomorrow (Black for me, White for my wife).

    • Trevor

      I think we’re all assuming that is a rhetorical question.

      And obviously the answer is yes.

    • ThinkFirst

      Talk about Christmas in July.

      I’d stay home for it, only if nothing was to important to be done at work though.

      Have fun, I’ll be having Christmas in August when the Moto X releases again, hopefully. Take pictures and video and upload to YouTube and be the first to show off the camera.

  • On the truck not delivered yet. It’s cool though, as I am not at home yet and Fed Ex delivers to me last around 7-730pm. If it all works, the Note 3 will be up on Swappa, craigslist, and ebay tonight.

  • WCM3

    Didn’t order yet…waiting for moto x+1 leaks before I decide

  • My G3 is in Coatesville PA and will be here in Columbus Ohio tomorrow.

  • tu3218

    This is depressing. I want this phone so bad but can’t use my upgrades cause I still have unlimited data. The craigslist hunt begins.

    • Sam

      Use the trick to get it 🙂 google it

      • Dominik Rozek

        whats the trick?

        • Sam

          Android central forum

    • CaptM

      you could always buy at full retail and swap the SIM, I was considering that, but I really needed to get my wife’s phone upgraded and needed to change my plan to get her on a smartphone, there goes the unlimited. 🙁

      • tu3218

        I know but I really shouldn’t be spending $600 on a phone right now. That’s a lot especially when technically my moto x is still working just fine.

    • bigpeepz

      Dude it’s so easy to upgrade and keep unlimited data.

      • tu3218

        Please do share…are you referring to the method if you have a dumb phone that has an upgrade?

    • Robert Carpenter

      here is another way to upgrade without losing unlimited but also being able to renew your contract. Order the phone you want off Best Buy’s website and DO NOT go to anybody to activate it. Simply take your Sim card and place it into the new phone BEFORE turning it on and cut the new Sim card (the one that will switch you over to the 6 gb Max Plan) up. I have seen multiple reports of this working and Verizon has to honor the contract. I’m sure eventally they’ll find a way to stop that method too but try it while it’s still available! I however, have a good friend who works at an authorized Verizon retailer and upgraded to the S5 and still got to keep unlimited data with no problem.

      • NeilGeorge

        Best Buy NO LONGER WORKS!!!..

        • thedanks

          transferring your uprade on an unlimited line still works on bestbuy.com

          • NeilGeorge

            Ok.. Someone else post from a different site said it does not.. No harm in trying I guess.

          • makivelli

            How do you transfer the upgrade from the unlimited line via bestbuy website?

    • Wow, you should just get T-mo

  • Jawbox

    Stoked and jealous for all that have received theirs today. 😀

  • Scott Martin

    it arrived today

  • Dave

    Ordered yesterday, just got FedEx confirmation it will arrive tomorrow.

  • Jawbox

    Yep, mine is shipping from TN with expected delivery tomorrow in CA. Pretty stoked coming from an aging Galaxy S3.

    • Punishment

      My GS3 is suffering from major input lag. The phone is almost unusable sometimes. Post your thoughts here and let me know. I’m debating to get the G3 or wait for the Note 4.

      • Jawbox

        Yeah I know how you feel. I don’t think the gs3 took the updates to well. Keyboards slow to come up etc.

      • Dan_17z

        Im in the same boat man. My GS3 is sooooo slooooow after the 4.3 “update” back in December. I did a ton of research and found that you can flash custom 4.3 ROMs. They helped but they too suffered alot from lag.
        I am under an UDP, I cant wait to order mine from Best Buy and get it shipped to my house, if you know what I mean.

        • Eric R.

          Turning off S Voice and Power Saver significantly helps

          • Punishment

            I don’t use the power saver features, but I will turn off S Voice. Thanks for the heads up.

        • GC2

          BestBuy Closed that loophole for the upgrade and keep udp by making you pick those up in-store where they activate it. You can still purchase a full-price replacement phone and keep your data.

    • ROR1997

      I’ve been using a thunderbolt for the past month or two. I win.

      • Jawbox

        Hahaha yes sir you do. You going LG G3 then? You’ll be stoked at the difference no doubt. 😀

  • Josh

    Will be here tomorrow from Memphis, TN. Told the boss that I will be working from home tomorrow so I can receive it ASAP.

  • Jordan Jax

    YES!! Shipped today, will have it tomorrow via FedEx

  • Jamie MacDonald

    Mine is waiting at home for me, it shipped yesterday and was delivered today. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  • Tommysmallss

    Mine has shipped today and I’ll get it tomorrow.

  • Kellex.review.lover

    I’m not ordering one till you review it and than I decide if I want to buy it or not.

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      • GrowApair

        Agreed! I Edged up my G2 and my white G3 on Verizon shipped from PA yesterday and will be delivered to NYC today by 4pm! Can’t wait!

        • Darren Meyers

          I should have had mine shipped to my office in NYC too. I’m leaving on vacation and thought it might not make it. But it shipped yesterday, and should have arrived at my house today. it did, but since no one was there,m the driver didn’t leave it,even after I left instructions on my Fed Ex account to leave it. So now I gotta go pick it up. Not taking a chance of missing the guy again…

    • ThinkFirst

      Not ordering one, since I have to pay full price for a phone, till the end of the year when all phones are released, plus I still have faith the Moto X will be a contender.

      No leaks of the Moto X have come out except a few rumors, which means Google has the lid shut and full control over it still, and could have a few more tricks up their sleeve for it, like the software was from last year.

      • Deez

        You might be searching in the wrong places for your leak info then because there’s been plenty leaks dropped on the device. TK Tech News has pretty much exposed everything about the Moto X+1 in actual videos…

        • Deez

          I wouldn’t say Google hasthe lid shut on it at all lulz

      • Allen Kronenwetter

        You do know that Google sold Motorla Mobility to Lenovo right?

      • Darren Meyers

        There’s tons of leaks. I am I diehard Motorola user, but I don’t think the Moto +1 is going to have as much impact as the G3. Their flagship (Maxx) although still a good phone, is over a year old. It’s replacement won’t be here until the end of the year, which makes it a year and a half old. Samsung, LG and other will have dropped other phones by that time. Motorola is too slow on the draw…

  • Jason Downing

    I would like to order one, but I don’t want to pay the $600. Spoke with a Verizon rep and they said even if I used my dads upgrade and then switched it to my line, my plan would be upgraded (downgraded actually)

    Anyone know of a way against this madness?

    • burkett375

      you need to do the upgrade on a dumb phone line or a line that doesn’t mind losing unlimited. Search for “alternate upgrade” for some walkthroughs.

      • Jason Downing

        I’ll check it out. I thought this was the case too, but they said the IMEI or device is linked to a contract.

        • Andrew Pabon

          Verizon reps are trained to tell you whatever it takes to get you off unlimited data. I would just upgrade your dad’s line like normal and once the phone is yours just switch sims. When it comes to keeping unlimited you’re going to have to do the work and not rely on Verizon for info.

          • Jason Downing

            Yeah. I figured this as well. Funny part was originally she said I’d be fine and then I asked an additional question and she put me on hold, came back and said I would lose it haha.

            I guess I should mention that we have separate accounts too. I’m not sure if that makes a difference either. I wouldn’t assume so because if someone upgraded and then sold that device within a year or so to someone on craigslist, they’re essentially saying that person would lose their data (assuming they had unlimited of course.)

      • aham_brahmasmi

        OK…So if i have an unlimited data on individual plan how do i get to upgrade and still keep unlimited? Is it possible at all ?

        • CaptM

          Purchase at full retail and swap the SIM

          • Alexander Z Great

            Why do you have to swap the SIM if you paid full retail? You can use new SIM pre installed and be fine.

        • accept that you may have to pay $9.99 for a new line. it’s better than full upgrade cost. $99 for the phone plus $240 for $10 a month extra line = $339. still way less than $600.

          • aham_brahmasmi

            OK so adding dumb line is the only way….Guess I’ll have to add my wife to my individual plan and make it family plan..she is on pay as you go plan right now….and doesnt want a smartphone >:O …lucky me

        • burkett375

          Only way to do it on an individual plan is to use the best buy trick with a little luck and some prayers.

    • knowitallniggah

      BB loophole method just google it.

      • Morris

        tried that didnt work followed to a T

        • Alexander Z Great

          Did it ship to your house? Verizon pre orders at bb aren’t available for home delivery which is key to success.

    • You don’t lose unlimited. They are lying to you. My mother in law is on our plan with a feature phone. Last year she had a upgrade and I gave it to my wife. We upgraded the MIL. Walked out of the store and took that sim out and put my wife’s in. Did the old #228 on the MIL phone to get her’s back to her line. The next day went online and canceled the data on my MIL line. Wife got upgraded, MIL stay where she was, and only had to pay for one month of 2GB data ($20) for the upgrade since I technically had it for one day but no usage.

      • Jason Downing

        Yeah. Again, those were my original thoughts. I just want to be completely sure. I got my G2 using that Verizon online loophole last year which I think was a bit more risky than this. Just want to make sure I’m covering my bases.

        I know a manager at a Verizon store so I’m going to ask her to see what she says too. Appreciate the input though

        I’m assuming you’re ALL on the same plan right?

        • NeilGeorge

          @Jason Downing care to update what happens..

          • Jason Downing

            I spoke with the person I know at Verizon and she said it all depends on how it’s activated. She said that using your current SIM doesn’t always work.

            That being said, she said there’s a long way around it and she could do it. Just have to confirm that my dad wants my G2 and I’ll be set. Will have the G3 on Saturday haha

        • Yep. I still have unlimited and so does my wife. The MIL is still rocking a feature phone. The MIL upgrade happens again this august and I am doing the same to get the new iPhone 6 (i have two lines for just me that are unlimited because of work).

  • redskins59rocs .

    I am switching back to Verizon after trying out Tmobile in my area and the service was pretty poor, so once I sell my M8 I will pick this up. Its a shame it has that damn logo though lol

    • I was loving T-mobile but after all the trips Ive taken I cant bother with them. Its really good in most of Columbus but when I travel its horrible. It feels nice knowing no matter where I go Ill have good service. Too bad that Verizon sucks at so many other things tho.

  • Big Daddy

    already received mine… the phone is immaculate in every way and the camera/camcorder is very real like!

  • Jeremiah Taylor

    Got mine from fedex 10 mins ago!

  • Curtis Campbell

    Yep, coming tomorrow from Memphis

  • ?

    Nope because I have had it for 2 weeks mwahahahaha

  • teebone

    I’m going to check it out tomorrow to see if I want to buy the phone or now. I’m still probably going to stick with Samsung cause I really want to get the S5 Prime or Note 4 but we’ll see. worse case scenario I can return it or sell it outright if I don’t like it 🙂

    • Marc

      We don’t even know yet if the S5 LTE-A will reach our shores…

  • Alex Boro

    Nope because I never ordered one haha

  • Ch Bush

    Yep Yep, receiving tomorrow…

    • TOLOLOLOLOL

      haha … receiving

  • Alex Griffith

    Same here. Looks like a lot are coming from Memphis, TN

    • LosttsoL

      Mine says it’s coming from Coatesville, PA.

    • CaptM

      That’s where mine are also, they’ve got 24 hours to get it to Phx. 🙂

  • Mark K

    Mine has shipped and is showing delivery for tomorrow

  • B0ndZ

    Mine shipped earlier today with an expected delivery of tomorrow

  • Serious

    Got a tracking number yesterday, should be here tomorrow, shipping from Memphis, TN

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    The Verizon version is black? Not the dark grey color? . . . either way I’d be annoyed if I pre-ordered when I could have just picked it up in stores around the same time

    • BostonB

      Why? I pre ordered and I’m glad its showing up at work so I don’t have to run in and deal with a Verizon rep. A. I am a droid-life reader that knows more about phones than the average Rep, B. He will try to sell me unnecessary accessories to get comission. C. Some old lady will be in front of me in the check out line trying to figure out how to turn a phone on.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        You don’t want them to get their fingerprints all over your phone, and show you how to set up your google account….while they try to sell you a case? . . . You’re missing out

        • Zeke

          Last time I did that, all I could focus on was his fingers touching all over my screen after he peeled off the sticker. Quite a traumatic experience

        • RyanAndTammy

          That is always my favorite part of getting a phone from one of their stores, well that and them trying to install ALL of my apps over the network, I’ll do that at home on wifi thank you very much.

        • CaptM

          Don’t ever ask them about their MicroSD Cards, they’re about a 50% – 70% markup from anywhere else you can buy them.

      • Mike Aurin

        All three of there points literally happen every time I’m in a Verizon store. I am so glad I only have to go there once every 2 years….

      • BostonB

        I forgot point D – I need to activate my own phone to keep unlimited data..

        • Geekdad

          Are you doing it from another line’s upgrade? If so, please explain.

          • BostonB

            I have 2 unlimited lines, 1 dummy line. Transfer upgrade to dummy line, Upgrade. Then phone arrives. Activate it online on unlimited line before powering.. dummy line stays dummy line and 2 year contract is renewed

    • Its 100 dollars online but 200 with 100 dollar rebate if you get it in the store. I was told that in store but hey they never really know whats going on anyway.