06-14-2012 09:51 AM
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  1. bdmridgback's Avatar
    I notice that there is lots of talk about the pre order ship dates compared to the retail sales date.
    Here is my take on the entire date deal...

    The retail launch date is the 21st and most of the carriers are ensuring that everyone that pre ordered will recieve their S3's BEFORE the 21st launch date.

    So my take is... We should see phones start shipping somewhere between 6/11-6/19 and realistically should ship out late this week.

    ...I home I am correct

    From My SGS2ET4G Using Tapatalk
    06-10-2012 09:55 PM
  2. Mac.World's Avatar
    You work for Samsung USA?

    However, you may want to consider the following: samsung USA is having an S3 launch event in NYC on the 18th. Does it make sense for anyone, including those of us that preordered, to get the phone prior to this date?
    06-10-2012 10:48 PM
  3. kjnangre's Avatar
    I think the carriers (except Verizon) will time it to get you the phone on or just before 6/21. AT&T has said that all orders placed before 6/18 will ship on 6/18 with 2-day delivery service, unless they run out of stock.

    Verizon is still saying 7/9. I believe they will beat that date, but don't count on getting it on 6/21.
    06-10-2012 10:50 PM
  4. 20blks's Avatar
    You work for Samsung USA?

    However, you may want to consider the following: samsung USA is having an S3 launch event in NYC on the 18th. Does it make sense for anyone, including those of us that preordered, to get the phone prior to this date?
    What's the big deal if we get the phone before the launch event on the 18th? We have ordered the phone because we wanted it before we saw it. The purpose of the launch event to gain interest from people who don't know about the phone or who are on the fence about getting it. Maybe people who want to see it or have it in their hands. That launch event does nothing for me. It's a joke anyway. When the LG Optimus G2x came out, Tmobile (rip to my contract with them) had a launch event for it. The rep from LG was a joke. She knew nothing at all about android. It was fun asking her a question and listening to her vague answers and side talking. Those events are for noobies. I WANT MY DAMN PHONE. lol
    06-10-2012 11:01 PM
  5. kjnangre's Avatar
    What's the big deal if we get the phone before the launch event on the 18th? We have ordered the phone because we wanted it before we saw it. The purpose of the launch event to gain interest from people who don't know about the phone or who are on the fence about getting it. Maybe people who want to see it or have it in their hands. That launch event does nothing for me. It's a joke anyway. When the LG Optimus G2x came out, Tmobile (rip to my contract with them) had a launch event for it. The rep from LG was a joke. She knew nothing at all about android. It was fun asking her a question and listening to her vague answers and side talking. Those events are for noobies. I WANT MY DAMN PHONE. lol
    You're clearly not in marketing. While your point is valid, phones never go sale before they are launched. With the launch event on the 20th, I think it is almost certain that the phone will be available in-store the morning of the 21st.

    06-10-2012 11:23 PM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    The rep told me and the email order confirmation that the device will ship 3 to 5 business days based upon the order date. He said that the device should arrive at the store where I am shipping the device on or before June 21st. In my case, shipping dates are June 11 to 13. It will only create more buzz at the launch event if devices are in the hands of users in advance. I am hoping that my delivery date is June 17th as a number of smartphones that I have purchased at AT&T have dropped on a Sunday.
    06-10-2012 11:25 PM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    I may have missed it but where did AT&T announce the "official" date as June 21st?
    06-10-2012 11:29 PM
  8. kjnangre's Avatar
    I believe your phone will arrive in store before the 21st. I believe that store will be forbidden from giving it to you until the 21st. I think Samsung now pulls enough weight that they will force the stores to hold the phones until launch. Just my prediction, could be wrong...
    06-10-2012 11:30 PM
  9. kjnangre's Avatar
    20th is the official launch. There is nothing official about the 21st, that is just speculation. But it seems very likely, at least to me
    06-10-2012 11:33 PM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    Where is the source? I just googled for the press release from AT&T.
    06-10-2012 11:44 PM
  11. jcp007's Avatar
    The above would appear to be an ad for a launch event.
    06-10-2012 11:45 PM
  12. kjnangre's Avatar
    See post #5 above. That is the official launch poster from Samsung. Samsung is calling the shots here.
    06-10-2012 11:45 PM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    Please see #11 above.
    06-10-2012 11:47 PM
  14. kjnangre's Avatar
    Haha. Yep, that's the launch event. Traditionally, phones aren't sold until after the launch event. Nothing official. Maybe you'll get it this week. I hope you do. I would be surprised. Do let us know what happens!
    06-10-2012 11:50 PM
  15. jcp007's Avatar
    As mentioned previously, having the device in advance will only create buzz. The international version has been out long enough to create interest in the US. AT&T would love to scoop all the other carriers and be in the market space first. The launch is more for those who don't pay such close attention to tech developments.
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    06-10-2012 11:57 PM
  16. biff6789's Avatar
    I think the carriers (except Verizon) will time it to get you the phone on or just before 6/21. AT&T has said that all orders placed before 6/18 will ship on 6/18 with 2-day delivery service, unless they run out of stock.

    Verizon is still saying 7/9. I believe they will beat that date, but don't count on getting it on 6/21.
    I'm with this guy. I think anyone on Verizon expecting a phone to show up on their front porch on 6/21 will be sadly disappointed. Yes, a few online chat reps have mentioned various dates, but online chat reps have historically proven to be nothing more than wild speculators in these regards (the HTC Thunderbolt release date saga comes to mind). I think the 24th or 28th makes more sense.

    Also, just because Samsung is holding a release party on the 20th doesn't mean that everyone "HAS" to release it immediately after. Besides, hasn't it already been out in Europe for a wee while now?
    06-11-2012 12:46 AM
  17. bdmridgback's Avatar
    I am saying that there will be no place to walk into and buy or see a phone until the 21st. BUT...those that have pre ordered should start recieving phones late this week and into the first of next week. Pretty much every provider (Sprint) has said pre orders will be to customers before everyone else sees the phone in stores on the 21st.

    From My SGS2ET4G Using Tapatalk
    06-11-2012 08:45 AM
  18. gottria's Avatar
    You know what sucks, when you preorder and don't receive it on the 21st. But walk into a store and they have a few hundred in stock.
    06-11-2012 09:56 AM
  19. 20blks's Avatar
    You know what sucks, when you preorder and don't receive it on the 21st. But walk into a store and they have a few hundred in stock.
    That's why I'm pretty sure we'll get them a little early

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Android Central Forums
    06-11-2012 10:00 AM
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    06-11-2012 10:15 AM
  21. 20blks's Avatar
    Good find. I heard about that a few weeks ago but I thought it went away. Good find

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Android Central Forums
    06-11-2012 10:50 AM
  22. rlb's Avatar
    You know what sucks, when you preorder and don't receive it on the 21st. But walk into a store and they have a few hundred in stock.
    I think if that happens a lot of people will buy in store and cancel/return their pre order. Most people who pre order "need" to have the phone before the general public, even if it is 1 day. I think that would be a good way to punish the carrier for not getting the phone to us before the in store release date.
    06-11-2012 11:39 AM
  23. gottria's Avatar
    What about this deal here?

    Sprint holds an exclusive Samsung Galaxy S3 event on June 12

    Was that fake?
    Well here's to hoping they release tomorrow and start shipping pre orders, then release to retail stores on the 21st. I'm sure I'm way down on the list of pre orders as I just did it on Saturday for the 32gb blue.
    06-11-2012 01:05 PM
  24. bdmridgback's Avatar
    I would have to say that Sprint will start shipping pre orders out any time after there Samsung S3 launch event. Orders should be going out between the 13th-18th.
    Cross your fingers!



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    06-11-2012 03:49 PM
  25. jdauria's Avatar
    I preordered mine on ATT last night, says it will ship on June 21st, and they usually ship 1 day. excited to be back to android and samsung.
    06-12-2012 08:12 AM
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