1. Ted Ockels's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I'm currently under contract with AT&T... when I tried to pre-order at full-retail over the phone, they said I could only do it at an AT&T store. So I went to the store and after waiting 20 minutes for the rep. to figure it all out he said that I could only pre-order if I signed a new contract.

    I will probably just wait till release day, but that got me thinking... what are my available options?

    Will there be a developer model to pre-order through Samsung?
    What about pre-ordering through Best Buy at full retail? Will it be unlocked?
    Lastly, should I add a "dummy" line on my plan... pay $20 a month extra... then get the phone on contract for $299?

    Other options? How are you guys going about it?

    Thanks!
    09-15-2013 07:38 PM
  2. thegame161's Avatar
    as somebody from the UK I pre ordered mine from unlockedmobiles.co.uk.

    I did the same for the S4. sim free.
    09-15-2013 07:41 PM
  3. XChrisX's Avatar
    I wonder if AT&T will sell this off contract day 1 even if they won't allow you to pre order off contract. I might try the Samsung Experience shop in Best Buy.
    09-15-2013 08:07 PM
  4. int_architect's Avatar
    I would if I could...

    3VO via Android Central App
    09-15-2013 08:34 PM
  5. benski's Avatar
    That is really strange.

    I am as well on contract, but I was able to purchase via the website for the no-contract price without any hassle.
    On a side note, when the GS4 came out, I tried to purchase in store off contract and the sales rep flat out refused to.
    09-15-2013 08:47 PM
  6. Ted Ockels's Avatar
    That is really strange.

    I am as well on contract, but I was able to purchase via the website for the no-contract price without any hassle.
    On a side note, when the GS4 came out, I tried to purchase in store off contract and the sales rep flat out refused to.
    I'll try the website again tonight, that didn't seem to work for me last time. Anyone else have thoughts?
    09-15-2013 09:12 PM
  7. Ted Ockels's Avatar
    Got the AT&T website to work. Thanks benski!
    09-15-2013 10:27 PM
  8. zombiedave's Avatar
    In the uk I use, handtec, unlocked-mobiles, clove or expansys.......depends which one is cheaper. Sometimes I go amazon but the note 3 is not listed yet.
    09-16-2013 09:59 AM
  9. taxiron1's Avatar
    VZW website. Went very smoothly, but was told no 64gb units for VZW.
    09-16-2013 02:40 PM
  10. TheMaskedMamba's Avatar
    I ordered mine online. I manage my companies Corp account so I just upgraded my company provided cell and will just swap when the phone arrives

    Sent from my SG Note Deux using Tapatalk 4
    09-16-2013 05:48 PM
  11. TeamPowerstroke's Avatar
    Didn't use my upgrade when i got my S4 But ill use it to upgrade to the note with ATT....
    09-16-2013 08:59 PM
  12. XChrisX's Avatar
    I'd be interested to see if anyone gets their device early, or if AT&T stays true to their Oct 1 release date.
    09-16-2013 09:31 PM
  13. kj11's Avatar
    @TheMaskedMamba Have you done this before? I did it when I upgraded to my GS3, then I had to get a new SIM card when I put it on my personal line. Will I be able to just take the Verizon SIM card out of my S3 and throw it in the Note3?
    09-17-2013 03:42 PM
  14. madasafishuk's Avatar
    im also in the UK and ordered through one of my IT Suppliers and saved the VAT so an instant 20% saving on the note 3 and gear...
    09-17-2013 03:52 PM
  15. UsedName's Avatar
    I'd be interested to see if anyone gets their device early, or if AT&T stays true to their Oct 1 release date.
    I'm planning to get this on release date or earlier.....that's why I preordered it with AT&T.
    09-17-2013 10:14 PM
  16. Grifter9931's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I'm currently under contract with AT&T... when I tried to pre-order at full-retail over the phone, they said I could only do it at an AT&T store. So I went to the store and after waiting 20 minutes for the rep. to figure it all out he said that I could only pre-order if I signed a new contract.

    I will probably just wait till release day, but that got me thinking... what are my available options?

    Will there be a developer model to pre-order through Samsung?
    What about pre-ordering through Best Buy at full retail? Will it be unlocked?
    Lastly, should I add a "dummy" line on my plan... pay $20 a month extra... then get the phone on contract for $299?

    Other options? How are you guys going about it?

    Thanks!
    Costco!!!!

    They have bundles with every phone and I have gotten an S4 via them and it came with a bunch of goodies... If only Sprint would get their act together and stop trying to gravy train the Iphone nonsense. October would be delightful..
    09-18-2013 12:52 AM
  17. dakeb's Avatar
    I have to wait until O2 have figured out how to add bloat and slow it down.
    09-18-2013 11:31 AM
  18. SteveISU's Avatar
    Walking into ATT and buying one. Just have to figure out white or black.
    09-18-2013 10:26 PM
  19. iggyhusband's Avatar
    I pre-ordered mine by going to a Verizon store this past Friday. Ordered the black one. They couldn't add any cases at the time of ordering though.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-19-2013 01:14 PM
  20. thymeless's Avatar
    I've not pre-ordered. I'm trying to wait until it comes out, gets the first set of patches and such. Also hoping for UAG to have their case out for it before I buy. And hopefully root and TWRP will have been achieved.

    I'm not sure I can hold out that long though.
    09-19-2013 01:17 PM
  21. knowledge_6's Avatar
    pre ordered on Rogers... i am #7 and my wife is #8.. pricing is still unavailable.
    09-19-2013 03:03 PM
  22. csmith954's Avatar
    I just pre-ordered minds through AT&T. I can't wait to get this phone! I've been stuck with my Galaxy S2 for so long now. Can't wait to trash it!
    09-19-2013 07:19 PM

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