06-26-2012 05:37 AM
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  1. kath00's Avatar
    I would care about a delay if there was another phone out there that I would want between now and when it ships. But there isn't, so honestly I could care less....
    06-20-2012 12:57 AM
  2. JHBThree's Avatar
    it blows my mind that people are calling it a delay? really? Come to your senses and realize that sprint and t-mobile already said the phone will be available on the 21st. So how the hell is it a delay? Yes they are telling you to be patient but there is no such thing as delay, the phone will be available on the 21st from sprint and t-mobile. This phone is launching on all carriers and that is a challenge in itself.

    Sprint and T-mobile have confirmed launch on the 21st and it is still a delay I guess.
    T-Mobile is launching in very small numbers (29 out of several hundred markets) and delaying the rest until an unknown date. Sprint is going to attempt to have phones for the launch, but is saying it probably won't happen and will be delayed until they can get orders fulfilled.

    Its confirmed delays at both carriers.

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    06-20-2012 03:41 AM
  3. DallasFlier's Avatar
    T-Mobile is launching in very small numbers (29 out of several hundred markets) and delaying the rest until an unknown date.
    In very small numbers, huh? Its not just "29 out of several hundred markets" its the LARGEST 29, and those 29 in aggregate dwarf the remaining "several hundred."
    06-20-2012 07:51 AM
  4. bdmridgback's Avatar
    Just wait until Apple starts sueing car companies like Cadillac for using Android in their cars and not Apple os !!!!

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    06-20-2012 11:45 AM
  5. JHBThree's Avatar
    In very small numbers, huh? Its not just "29 out of several hundred markets" its the LARGEST 29, and those 29 in aggregate dwarf the remaining "several hundred."
    Its still a delay.

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    06-20-2012 07:08 PM
  6. JHBThree's Avatar
    Just wait until Apple starts sueing car companies like Cadillac for using Android in their cars and not Apple os !!!!

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    Car companies don't use Android. (At least not any reputable ones) Their car OSes are either homegrown Linux systems (Cadillac cue) or based on a pre-existing os. (Ford sync, or QNX systems)

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    06-20-2012 07:11 PM
  7. nkd's Avatar
    T-Mobile is launching in very small numbers (29 out of several hundred markets) and delaying the rest until an unknown date. Sprint is going to attempt to have phones for the launch, but is saying it probably won't happen and will be delayed until they can get orders fulfilled.

    Its confirmed delays at both carriers.

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    29 markets include large areas. When verizon hit LTE in our area it was called the sacramento market but my brother has LTE 50 miles away.

    A market doesn't mean a specific city it could include 15-20 cities close to each other.

    Sprint is already launching the phone and already shipped the first pre-orders. Still I don't call that a delay, they only talked about the 32gb model.

    If sprint already shipped the first pre-orders out, how is it delay. They are just warning people of great demand and have patience.

    At&t is shipping there pre-orders as I type this, so much for delay.
    06-20-2012 09:06 PM
  8. shatter71's Avatar
    I am thankful for the early pre-order because without it, I'd be using a Galaxy Nexus right now in order to keep my unlimited data on Verizon. Better to have a Galaxy S3 in the bush than a Galaxy Nexus in the hand I say!
    06-20-2012 09:24 PM
  9. JHBThree's Avatar
    29 markets include large areas. When verizon hit LTE in our area it was called the sacramento market but my brother has LTE 50 miles away.

    A market doesn't mean a specific city it could include 15-20 cities close to each other.

    Sprint is already launching the phone and already shipped the first pre-orders. Still I don't call that a delay, they only talked about the 32gb model.

    If sprint already shipped the first pre-orders out, how is it delay. They are just warning people of great demand and have patience.

    At&t is shipping there pre-orders as I type this, so much for delay.
    Sprint will not have the phone available in stores tomorrow, and has delayed a great number of preorders.

    BOTH T-Mobile and Sprint have delayed this phone. Both companies have acknowledged as much. What's so hard to understand about that?

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    06-20-2012 09:57 PM
  10. hoovhartid's Avatar

    With that being said I have come to a mild theory. I feel as if Samsung knew all along they werent shipping all the GS3s.

    . Ridiculous theory? I know. Do I believe it? Somewhat. Any thoughts?
    You may actually be onto something....

    why?

    because at some point....Sprint cut off sales of the 32gb version. When that happened, I assumed Sprint knew how many they were allotted for pre-order on-time delivery.
    I remember wondering "why on earth would they cut off pre-orders?" why not just update your website at some-point after your allotted amount to say "you can still place your order, however, at this point your order cannot be guaranteed to be delivered before the 21st"
    but whatever...in any case, they stopped for whatever reason. They had to have SOME clue as to a number they could (or couldn't) deliver.

    Also, even if there WERE 10 times the amount of demand they originally planned on...they should have still planned on having SOME of them. Where are the ones the HAD planned on? Why not ship the ones you have to the people who ordered first? Something is fishy there as well.

    Makes me think this was Samsung over Sprint...but they BOTH get the blame IMO. They work together, that's how it works. I couldn't get the Samsung S3 on Sprint without Samsung or Sprint...they BOTH need to be responsible for this transaction...or lack there of in this case.

    In the end, unfortunately, they have left us with only one of two choices.

    1) Either they KNEW this was going to happen, which makes them corrupt.

    or

    2) They had NO IDEA this would happen, which makes them incompetent .



    i know it sounds harsh, but I have tried and failed to come up with a 3rd option
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    06-20-2012 10:40 PM
  11. nkd's Avatar
    Tell urself that. When people are playing with their phones tomorrow I am sure it won't be a delay to them. When there is such a high demand for this phone Nd companies trying to manage their launch is not a delay in my book. If they said no orders ship until next week than that is delay to me.
    If it makes you happy so be it. I won't waste my time in this thread.
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    06-20-2012 10:45 PM
  12. hoovhartid's Avatar
    you make a good point here...

    When people are playing with their phones tomorrow I am sure it won't be a delay to them. ....not a delay in my book. If they said no orders ship until next week than that is delay to me.
    then you say something kinda stupid

    I won't waste my time in this thread.

    you kind-of just did

    i appreciate your response tho
    06-20-2012 10:57 PM
  13. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Mine will be here tomorrow.

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    Just Flash It !!!
    06-20-2012 11:20 PM
  14. hoovhartid's Avatar
    Mine will be here tomorrow.

    _______________
    Just Flash It !!!
    pics or it didn't happen!





    i'm happy for those who are getting them. hopefully you guys will have the root procedure and kinks all worked out by the time I get my blue 32
    06-20-2012 11:37 PM
  15. gamercholo's Avatar
    It will be here tomorrow

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    06-21-2012 12:03 AM
  16. JHBThree's Avatar
    Tell urself that. When people are playing with their phones tomorrow I am sure it won't be a delay to them. When there is such a high demand for this phone Nd companies trying to manage their launch is not a delay in my book. If they said no orders ship until next week than that is delay to me.
    If it makes you happy so be it. I won't waste my time in this thread.
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    It is delayed. Both sprint and T-Mobile have delayed their launches.

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    06-21-2012 12:34 AM
  17. DallasFlier's Avatar
    T-Mobile is launching in very small numbers (29 out of several hundred markets)
    In very small numbers, huh? Its not just "29 out of several hundred markets" its the LARGEST 29, and those 29 in aggregate dwarf the remaining "several hundred."
    Its still a delay.
    Uhh, yeah. But you said its launching "in very small numbers" in 29 out of several hundred markets. THAT statement is totally bogus, because those 29 markets represent well over half of the total market.

    Umm, if TMO is shipping phones to their 29 LARGEST markets on schedule, that's not a delayed LAUNCH, now is it?
    06-21-2012 08:23 AM
  18. hoovhartid's Avatar
    When I ordered my 32gb from Sprint on the 5th at 3:02A.M Eastern ....I got a confirmation that I would receive my phone "before others get a glimpse on Thursday, June 21".

    Now Sprint says the phone won't be in until next week at the earliest....

    I don't understand how you can think that is not a delay.

    by your logic, if you won $10,000,000 in the lottery and they gave you $300 of it you would think "they paid me my money"....Um sure...some of it....what about the other $9,999,700?

    My pre ordered phone is no more or less reliant then the rest of them.

    There should have been at least SOME stock of 32gb phones that they could send out, irregardless of how many were ordered. Yet, they haven't sent one and have had only the excuse of overwhelming demand. Well that's great for the numbers they didn't expect, but where are the phones they DID expect?

    My problem isn't even the delay as much as the lack of communication from them.
    I have said before, when I ordered my blue 32, they sent me a confirmation for a white 32. I understand mistakes happen, but I have not gotten an email from them since my initial order. They never sent anything to tell me they fixed the problem, it was up to me to keep going onto their site to check my status. Also, they have not sent an e-mail to tell me that there are delays. It was up to me to go onto forums like this one to find out about their shipment delay. If they want to avoid conspiracy, then be upfront about what is going on. tell the whole story, and communicate by every means possible...they are a PHONE company...why not give me a call to tell me about the delay?...or at least send me an email or a text...how hard is that in 2012?

    I'd get a text if my bill was late
    06-21-2012 11:12 AM
  19. DallasFlier's Avatar
    No doubt there is a delay, apparently at all carriers, of SHIPMENTS of some of the pre-orders. But I've seen confirmations of shipments, even pictures of phones already received today, from AT&T, TMO and Sprint. So the LAUNCH happened, but SHIPMENTS of some are delayed. Including mine, it appears, hoping for tomorrow or maybe Monday from AT&T. In the meantime, going to call them and leverage this SHIPMENT delay for a refund of the $36 activation fee and maybe the $50 difference between their price and Amazon's - as others have reported doing. I figure its a good tradeoff if I have to wait till Monday but get $86 in exchange.
    06-21-2012 11:19 AM
  20. DianeR's Avatar
    launch to me means when it is officially on sale and available in the stores.
    06-21-2012 11:34 AM
  21. JHBThree's Avatar
    Uhh, yeah. But you said its launching "in very small numbers" in 29 out of several hundred markets. THAT statement is totally bogus, because those 29 markets represent well over half of the total market.

    Umm, if TMO is shipping phones to their 29 LARGEST markets on schedule, that's not a delayed LAUNCH, now is it?
    Can you walk into a store and buy it in every market where T-Mobile is active? No? Then its a delayed launch.

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    06-21-2012 02:19 PM
  22. DAS's Avatar
    I don't blame Samsung, the carrier or the retailers for this delay. Delays happen.

    In March of 2011 I wanted the iPad 2. Apple announced the device was shipping in 7 days. But by the time I went to preorder, just a few days later, the initial supply was scooped up, and the estimated shipping date for new orders was revised to 4-5 weeks (as was the in store availability). Unfortunately, at the time, I had already sold my original iPad because I thought I would have been able to pick up the new one right away, but was hit with the reality that demand sometimes exceeds supply.

    As time went on the estimated shipping dates were revised downward, and within a month or so I could order a new iPad 2 with an estimated shipping date of 2-3 days. So blaming Samsung is no more fair than it would have been for me to blame Apple, At&t or Verizon.

    Where I do agree with another poster is that the carriers should have communicated the situation much better. They should have either stopped taking preorders once their available supply had been exhausted and they could no longer honor the initial estimated shipping/delivery date, or as new orders came in over and above their available stock, give those customers a revised shipping/delivery date that was more in line with the reality of when the customer could expect to have their phone in hand.

    The problem is that it appears the carriers kept taking preorders beyond their initial available stock, and never adjusted the estimated shipping/delivery date for people they had to know would fall outside the June 21 date.
    06-21-2012 04:53 PM
  23. hoovhartid's Avatar
    I don't blame Samsung, the carrier or the retailers for this delay. Delays happen.

    But by the time I went to preorder, just a few days later, the initial supply was scooped up, .
    I see your point...and there isnt any point in getting all bent up about it...it is what it is...

    however...this is a bit different.

    I ordered within hours of the presale starting at 3:00AM...not a few days later....in this case...the initial supply wasn't delivered on time. It not that they sold out of it and we need to wait for more....they sold and have yet to deliver any of the 32gb supply.


    Just to update tho as of 12:47PM today...I got this e-mail from Sprint;
    Thanks again for pre-ordering the new Samsung Galaxy S III from Sprint.

    Due to overwhelming demand for Galaxy S III worldwide, Samsung has informed us they will not be able to deliver enough inventory for Sprint to fulfill pre-orders on June 21. We are working closely with Samsung on a delivery schedule and hope to begin shipping pre-orders for the 32GB version next week as we receive inventory. We apologize for any inconvenience. To check the status of your pre-order, please visit sprint.com/myorder.

    Sprint will maintain the promise for the pre-order customers that they will be among the first to receive their Samsung Galaxy S III phones. To access the latest news and device information, visit our Sprint Community where we will provide updates as soon as they are available.
    06-21-2012 05:28 PM
  24. DAS's Avatar
    I see your point...and there isnt any point in getting all bent up about it...it is what it is...

    however...this is a bit different.

    I ordered within hours of the presale starting at 3:00AM...not a few days later....in this case...the initial supply wasn't delivered on time. It not that they sold out of it and we need to wait for more....they sold and have yet to deliver any of the 32gb supply.


    Just to update tho as of 12:47PM today...I got this e-mail from Sprint;
    In your case it appears, based on the email you shared, they never actually had any 32gb models in their available stock, and were taking pre-orders with the hope they would get some by June21? Because in one of your other post I believe I read that Sprint has not shipped ANY 32gb models?

    IMO, that should never happen! I have always gone under the assumption that carriers buy phones from the OEM, have what they believe they'll need in stock, and then take preorders based on that available stock.

    In this case it seems that did not happen? On the surface it seems Sprint and possibly At&t had no available stock; but opened up preorders from the customers; and then later placed their order (based on those preorders) to Samsung. Unfortunately, Samsung could not meet what the carrier needed, and only sent what they had available, and therefore, that's all that was shipped out. Now the carriers are waiting for the rest of phones they need from Samsung. Which is why those that preordered will get them before they make them available to the retail outlets.

    This is not the way I ever imagined this process worked. I always believed that the carrier ordered ahead of time, and only sold what they actually had in their warehouse. I now believe this assumption is grossly incorrect.
    06-21-2012 06:18 PM
  25. DallasFlier's Avatar
    Can you walk into a store and buy it in every market where T-Mobile is active? No? Then its a delayed launch.
    Someone clearly is having trouble with the English language. There are T-Mobile customers talking on the T-Mobile network as I type this, with their S3's. They couldn't do that if the phone hadn't been launched.

    On the other hand, SOME T-Mobile customers (like AT&T & Sprint) are experiencing delayed deliveries of their phones. There's a difference.

    launch to me means when it is officially on sale and available in the stores.
    Redefine the word if you wish, guess that's your personal prerogative. But the LAUNCH party was last night, and some T-Mobile customers are using their S3's right this very moment. Can't happen before its LAUNCHED!
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    06-21-2012 07:00 PM
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