04-15-2013 10:15 AM
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  1. Calidoc's Avatar
    So, I've always upgraded my iPhones on the Apple web site. What's the best method to preorder the S4? Do I need to try to order as soon preorders go live or need to line up at a store? What's the anticipated demand for this beast?
    04-06-2013 07:31 PM
  2. smooth3006's Avatar
    Id go to your local at&t store.
    04-06-2013 07:34 PM
  3. Suda's Avatar
    If it's anything like the HTC One pre-order, I'd probably go in store and pre-order. If you're planning on ordering online though, but sure you know what time pre-orders begin just to be safe. Some pre-orders start at midnight of the day.

    Demand will probably be high and I'm sure Samsung expects it to be, I don't expect it'll sell out.
    04-06-2013 08:21 PM
  4. Calidoc's Avatar
    Id go to your local at&t store.
    If it's anything like the HTC One pre-order, I'd probably go in store and pre-order. If you're planning on ordering online though, but sure you know what time pre-orders begin just to be safe. Some pre-orders start at midnight of the day.

    Demand will probably be high and I'm sure Samsung expects it to be, I don't expect it'll sell out.
    What's the advantage of going into the store? It seems like online would be easier. And is buying on the AT&T implied?

    Also, another stupid question, whenever I've bought iPhones, whether in person or online, I've been able to unbox and activate it myself. Will I be able to do this with my S4? My friends who have bought Androids were told the sales associate "had to" open and activate the phone in store. True? I just want to do it myself.
    04-06-2013 08:49 PM
  5. Raptor007's Avatar
    When I hit up the local store today, they said to stop in and pre-order. They will set me up with a temporary phone # for the pre-order and when my phone arrives I will go in, they will port my number over and voila I am a happy GS4 lovin fool.
    04-06-2013 08:57 PM
  6. 20blks's Avatar
    They want you to go in and pre-order for their commission. Ordering online usually gets you the phone a lil earlier

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    04-06-2013 09:31 PM
  7. Suda's Avatar
    What's the advantage of going into the store? It seems like online would be easier. And is buying on the AT&T implied?

    Also, another stupid question, whenever I've bought iPhones, whether in person or online, I've been able to unbox and activate it myself. Will I be able to do this with my S4? My friends who have bought Androids were told the sales associate "had to" open and activate the phone in store. True? I just want to do it myself.
    About two days ago when the One launched it seemed like every AT&T customer on the HTC board had problems pre-ordering. Premiere customers couldn't pre-order and error codes were being handed out left and right. Just seems going in-store and pre-ordering is a lot more hassle free and you're guaranteed to get your pre order through.

    And no, you should be able to set up the phone on your own if you want. I don't know why someone would tell them that.
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    04-06-2013 09:44 PM
  8. Raptor007's Avatar
    There is nothing wrong with a sales person making their commission, if they are helping you out and doing their job then I am cool with it. Besides I like to make sure I can get what I need when it arrives in case there is a problem with online stuff.
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    04-07-2013 09:06 AM
  9. Calidoc's Avatar
    I just want them to let me open and activate it myself. Keep their grubby paws off my new toy. :P

    If I order it in the store, can I still have it mailed to my home or would I have to pick it up in store?
    04-07-2013 10:45 AM
  10. smooth3006's Avatar
    I just want them to let me open and activate it myself. Keep their grubby paws off my new toy. :P

    If I order it in the store, can I still have it mailed to my home or would I have to pick it up in store?

    then your best bet is to order it online. they will always open and activate it for you if you go through a store, even best buy.
    04-07-2013 10:47 AM
  11. Suda's Avatar
    There is nothing wrong with a sales person making their commission, if they are helping you out and doing their job then I am cool with it. Besides I like to make sure I can get what I need when it arrives in case there is a problem with online stuff.
    Making their commission at the expense of giving false information I'd probably have a word or two to say about. But making their commission off of genuinely helping people that may need it, no there isn't. But no sales associate "has to" activate a phone, that option is only there for people that can't or don't want to. OP obviously wants to.

    And yeah OP, I'd probably pre-order online if you want it shipped to your house. Just make sure you know when pre-orders start that way you'll have plenty of time to secure a unit in the event you get error messages and it comes close to selling out.
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    04-07-2013 10:58 AM
  12. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I just want them to let me open and activate it myself. Keep their grubby paws off my new toy. :P

    AMEN

    If I order it in the store, can I still have it mailed to my home or would I have to pick it up in store?
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    04-07-2013 12:26 PM
  13. Raptor007's Avatar
    Making their commission at the expense of giving false information I'd probably have a word or two to say about. But making their commission off of genuinely helping people that may need it, no there isn't. But no sales associate "has to" activate a phone, that option is only there for people that can't or don't want to. OP obviously wants to.

    And yeah OP, I'd probably pre-order online if you want it shipped to your house. Just make sure you know when pre-orders start that way you'll have plenty of time to secure a unit in the event you get error messages and it comes close to selling out.
    Oh I agree way too many smarmy ***** sales people out there and they love to misinform to get the sale today instead of losing it to someone else if they aren't working and they wait for a different phone. But fortunately I am far smarter than the average consumer and I know far more than the reps in store. Besides I like to help educate those who need it around me on what to get phone wise so they don't fall prey to the honeypot.
    04-07-2013 05:23 PM
  14. planoman's Avatar
    On line all the way! All going to the store does is give you heart burn and you will be on here ranting...Have faith in the FedEx. They have not let me down yet on a launch day! I thought they would miss the June 21st promise for the S3 but they shipped it overnight and I got it on the 21st! It doesn't hurt that thy ship from Ft. Worth just across the metroplex.
    04-07-2013 09:27 PM
  15. 20blks's Avatar
    Same here. I'm in Dallas. Got my S3 on the morning of the 21st. I had my phone a few days before the stores got their orders.
    On line all the way! All going to the store does is give you heart burn and you will be on here ranting...Have faith in the FedEx. They have not let me down yet on a launch day! I thought they would miss the June 21st promise for the S3 but they shipped it overnight and I got it on the 21st! It doesn't hurt that thy ship from Ft. Worth just across the metroplex.
    04-07-2013 09:36 PM
  16. Rhonda Gray's Avatar
    have they announced yet when it will be released?
    04-08-2013 09:08 AM
  17. BarackOdrama's Avatar
    have they announced yet when it will be released?
    No. Everything's speculation as of now.
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    04-08-2013 09:11 AM
  18. AlphaVictor87's Avatar
    So i won't be pre-ordering as my upgrade isn't until early June, but when i do, i'm with others on here, i want my hands the first one on the phone and not some nasty oily salesman hands. Never ordered online from AT&T before as i've always gone in store or did my upgrade at an Apple Store.

    For AT&T upgrades do you just have to go to that upgrade eligibility check page and then go through there to order it online and then everything as far as new contract goes will be taken care of?

    Sucks i have to wait so much longer that people who will be doing the pre-orders but i hope that just means in June when i make my order they will have plenty in stock.
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    04-08-2013 02:46 PM
  19. Rhonda Gray's Avatar
    No. Everything's speculation as of now.
    ok thanks...im hoping the price isnt the $249 that some is saying..i love my s2 skyrocket so im sure i will get this after ive seen a few reviews from ppl on here
    04-08-2013 03:17 PM
  20. AlphaVictor87's Avatar
    ok thanks...im hoping the price isnt the $249 that some is saying..i love my s2 skyrocket so im sure i will get this after ive seen a few reviews from ppl on here
    Its $199 for 16GB and $249 for 32GB
    Rhonda Gray likes this.
    04-08-2013 03:36 PM
  21. jusmebabe's Avatar
    then your best bet is to order it online. they will always open and activate it for you if you go through a store, even best buy.
    Its an individual thing. I told the sales rep at BB not to set it up and he left it in the box and I went he and did it.
    Just tell the person not to and they wont its not a big deal


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    04-08-2013 03:40 PM
  22. Calidoc's Avatar
    So i won't be pre-ordering as my upgrade isn't until early June, but when i do, i'm with others on here, i want my hands the first one on the phone and not some nasty oily salesman hands. Never ordered online from AT&T before as i've always gone in store or did my upgrade at an Apple Store.

    For AT&T upgrades do you just have to go to that upgrade eligibility check page and then go through there to order it online and then everything as far as new contract goes will be taken care of?

    Sucks i have to wait so much longer that people who will be doing the pre-orders but i hope that just means in June when i make my order they will have plenty in stock.
    The problem I'm having, is when I go on the AT&T web site to upgrade my iPhone, I get stuck in this endless loop where is continually takes me back to the page to select my new phone, even though I keep selecting one (just choosing the S3 to test the system). UG. I guess I need to get that sorted out before the S4 preorder date.
    04-08-2013 04:30 PM
  23. smooth3006's Avatar
    My local best buy now has a samsung store in it. I talked to the guys and they will have the preorder next tuesday as well. Ill probably go there and do the order. They say they should have one on display shortly. Its awesome to see a dedicated store.
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    04-08-2013 07:46 PM
  24. smooth3006's Avatar
    is there any word yet when at&t will actually ship the s4?
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    04-10-2013 11:37 AM
  25. majorpayne's Avatar
    My local best buy now has a samsung store in it. I talked to the guys and they will have the preorder next tuesday as well. Ill probably go there and do the order. They say they should have one on display shortly. Its awesome to see a dedicated store.
    Oh nice on the samsung store in it. wish they would know when verizon is launching
    04-10-2013 12:10 PM
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