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Verizon Starts Shipping Galaxy S3 Early For Pre-Orders – Arriving On Doorsteps As Early As Thursday

For those that pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S3 on day one, it appears as if Verizon has already begun shipping out Samsung’s latest flagship, sending out shipping confirmation emails to a few lucky orderers’ inboxes. The dates seem to be varied with most of those notified set to find the device on their doorsteps this Thursday, July 5th, while others are being notified of the 6th. Either way, as it so often goes with phone releases, sometimes it pays to pre-order. More than often you’ll get your coveted device in your hands before its official release.

Thanks, Cory, Dave and everyone else who sent this in!

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  • Peter Wilcox

    I ordered 18 min right after you could order and I haven’t received a e-mail yet.

    • Peter Wilcox

      It seems that Verizon system deleted my order… I am having to re-order it though support and trying to get it escalated to ship sooner that 2 weeks from today.

  • Nicholas Sparks

    It appears that Verizon cancelled my SIII order. I have a confirmation email, and now when I look it up, no order can be found. Also looking back on my bank statement, no charge is visible. Lets see the crap I will have to go through with Verizon now to keep my unlimited.

    • Peter Wilcox

      You didn’t get a confirmation e-mail?

      • Nicholas Sparks

        I did. Just now when I look up the order, it doesn’t show.

        • Matt

          Make sure you are using the confirmation number, not the order number. Mine said the same thing until I checked using the confirmation number.

    • http://twitter.com/RickJungerberg Rick Jungerberg

      To check status use preorder conformation number not the order number.

      • Nicholas Sparks

        Agh, thanks. That worked.

  • Dan Marschall

    Live in Wisconsin. Shipped today. Arrives on Thursday… Luckily I had it sent to my workplace so I’ll get mine as soon as FedEx gets to their deliveries. Best of luck to the rest of you who are (not so) patiently waiting. :)

    • Peter Wilcox

      When did you order yours?

      • Peter Wilcox

        I live in TX btw..

      • Dan Marschall

        June 6th. 6:05 am CST.

  • Leonard

    Place my order on the 29 of June. But haven’t been charged for it yet. Do I get charged once it’s shipped or?

  • Justin

    Placed my order on day 1. Still no email stating that it has shipped.

    • 91firebirder

      Pre-ordered day 1 as well (around 1130am edt) still no shipping confirmation nor charge. 8-(

      • Justin Fortenberry

        I ordered mine around 12 noon CST. I always have the worst luck. How come people that ordered after me are already receiving shipment confirmations? Bummer…

        • http://twitter.com/pookiesauntie Dale

          same here for me…I have the worst luck…no shipment email and I’ve checked my bank account and the funds haven’t been pulled yet….I’m taking a cellular leave (like maternity leave but shorter) day off when it’s delivered so I can play with it all day….

  • http://www.facebook.com/niravshah82 Nirav A. Shah

    July 6th!!! oh yeeeaahh!

  • wickets

    I ordered mine 7am est day 1, but i called verizon yesterday to cancel……the person that gets my order owes me a beer

  • Lance Griggs

    Appears that the Big Red’s servers are down. Can’t look my order up. Must be heavy traffic from people checking.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lee-McLaurin/100000631016745 Lee McLaurin

    From what I asked at the Verizon corporate store here in Chicago, even though you get the phone early, you won’t beable to activate it until the Monday on launch day. Unless the guy is full of crap, he says it’s in the system that they can’t activate them until that day.

    • NIGHTSCOUT

      That’s BS, Gnex was able to be activated before official launch.

    • Dan Marschall

      You can activate as soon as you get the phone.

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Lucky.

  • Phillip Bee

    Ordered the 16gb s3 6/7 .. order confirmed, $$ was withdrawn, no tracking number yet however says will ship by 7/9.

    • Phillip Bee

      Recvd shipment email today, eta 7/9 !!

  • secretsexyninja

    SON OF A…. Haha thanks for posting this. I just realized that my preorder wasn’t processed until yesterday and I had to get my CC# changed mid month due to fraudulent charges. Thus, the card is now a different number. Damn you internet hackers, my order has been stopped! Hopefully they’ll just let me update the pre order. -finger crossed-

    edit: Sweet, super nice lady let me just update my info. Took 5 minutes :)

  • http://twitter.com/vblok0910 Mr.Blok

    just recieved my shipping confirmation which shows it has been picked up and will be here FRIDAY!!!!

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    I got my tracking numbers this morning!!!! 16GB White that was pre-ordered on the 8th of last month.

  • Justin Fortenberry

    I should say, I ordered on June 6th

  • Schaweet

    Oh yeah….. Just got my shipping email. Shipped yesterday.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.clancy.77 Chris Clancy

    i am not seeing anywhere on my VZW shipping confirmation which date I can expect it, I can only see from the Fedex tracking when to expect it. Am I looking at the wrong place?

  • http://Idourwife.com G-Money

    Ordered white 32g 5mins after pre orders started mine is scheduled for 9:30am 7/5/12 delivery.

  • http://www.2tint.com Dennis W.

    Getting mine today!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-M-Van-Roy/1647865896 Gary M Van Roy

    Got mine this morning, but having issues with activation…