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[Official] Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III Info/Pre-Order/Chat Thread

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5th June 2012, 03:25 AM   |  #1  
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This thread is for all of us Verizon guys who are looking to buy the SGS3. So far the info that is out is that the Pre-order is starting on the 6th of June at 7am EDT, source can be found HERE. It will be $199 for the 16gb and $249 for the 32gb version. There should be the white verzion and the pebble blue version of it as well. So far these are the specs look to be the same as the international version of the SGS3 except that it has the S4 processor and 2gb of ram instead of 1gb. Here is a LINK to some leaked pic's of the Verizon SGS3.

This thread is for just us Verizon guys to chat about who's buying one, comparing them to other Verizon or competitors phones, new's updates on the phone and much more. Also, this thread should help cut down on the random Verizon wireless threads in hopes that all info can be in this thread and not into many posts in the SGS3 section. That will help out other users when they are trying to find out info about this phone. They will not have to go to many different threads to find info about the phone. Hopefully soon we will have a dedicated section just for our version of this phone! Please keep this thread on topic


OK, so if you have a unlimited data plan you MUST pre-order prior to the 28th of June to keep it. Any pre-order or phone purchased after the 28th will be put on a shared family plan if you have multiple lines. There is about 500+ posts within this thread about it. So please read this and let's move on from this topic please. It's been beaten to death already. Also, enough with the "I talked to a rep here" or "I chatted with a rep" about the same issue. Customer reps in general are clueless to many things

- It will ship between the 9th-11th probably depending on when you preordered.

- If you preorder it prior to the 28th you will keep your unlimited data plan. Anything after that, you will have to pay full price for your phone if you want to retain your unlimited plan.

- If you are an existing customer, you can choose to keep your current plan or upgrade to the family shared plans. Depending on your needs.

- July 10th, the SGS3 will be available in store. 16gb only: Droid-life.com
- New customers and anyone adding a line only plan option will be the Shared plan if you have a family account.

- Here is a copy of VZW Shared plans that were leaked: Box.com
- If it ship's early, that would be great.

- Here is an great article explaining the benefits of why having the S4 and 2gb of ram is better in some ways than a quad-core and 1gb of ram: Tmonews.com

- Pre-Order your SGS3 from VZW's website now!!!: VZW Pre-Order Page

- Best Buy is already taking Pre-orders. Just walk in and preorder it and you should be set. They have a 14 day return, 30 day exchange policy on the phone: Phandroid.com

- Rumor has it that it will ship on the 6th or the 9th of July. Here is an article about it: Smartkeitai.com

- Supposed to come out with a software update to allow global roaming support: PhoneArena.com

- If you are wondering about the camera quality, check out this thread: Camera Pics from the International S3 taken by users

- For those who are worried about losing your unlimited data plan when upgrading to the SGS3 check this article out: Starkinsider.com

- Apple is trying to block the SGS3 just like they did the HTC One Series: Wirelessandmobilenews.com

- Samsung claims that Apple's request to stop the phone will not hinder the launch of it in North America: Huffingtonpost.com

- Apparently VZW SGS3 will not have the 50gb Dropbox account like everyone else will: Droid-life.com and Dropbox.com

- Court has ruled that the SGS3 will not be blocked by Apple and will resume it sales: Droid-Life.com

- Costco Is Pre-Ordering it as well. See this post for links: XDA Post

- Here is a video review of the SGS3 LTE Version:

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5th June 2012, 03:40 AM   |  #2  
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All signs are pointing to a June 21 release. Has anyone pre-ordered a phone from verizon? this is the first phone that Ive pre-ordered. How does it work? Do they ship the phone the day of release or can you pick it up in store? thanks
5th June 2012, 03:45 AM   |  #3  
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I'm hoping Best Buy gets this right out of the gate. I've got a 50 dollar credit with them. The guy at the store told me today that they hadn't heard anything yet. So stoked for this. Now lets just hope I can keep unlimited data!
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So glad its coming out soon, and not in October.
5th June 2012, 04:15 AM   |  #5  
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Gonna pre order as soon as I can. Praying I can keep my unlimited data because 4G coverage is faster than my wifi. My Inc2 has been a good phone but it's time for a change!

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All signs are pointing to a June 21 release. Has anyone pre-ordered a phone from verizon? this is the first phone that Ive pre-ordered. How does it work? Do they ship the phone the day of release or can you pick it up in store? thanks

i called today because I just came eligible for an upgrade, he said you simply call and request one but they don't actually process and bill your account until they ship them out. I didn't ask about picking up in store, he said they ship them out as if that's the only way it works.

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Gonna pre order as soon as I can. Praying I can keep my unlimited data because 4G coverage is faster than my wifi. My Inc2 has been a good phone but it's time for a change!

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and yes, anyone with 3G or 4G unlimited grandfathered data can keep it still

however with one caveat...he said if you preorder it 6-6-12 and by some rare chance they update their upgrade/data policy as has been rumored to be happening this summer, and it happens before the phones ship on 6-21 (my words not his, he didn't confirm ship date), then you are subject to the new terms.....at the time they bill and ship it.....not at the time you pre-ordered it

talk about the most diabolical thing they could do, get all the left over unlimited 4G data users in the queue and then flip the switch on the shared data a few days before the 21st......oh boy would that not go well....
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Called target today to ask if they get phones same day as retail stores . Guy said it depends, so I asked about gs3, waiting for him to skate around it but he said let me check the sheet and said they will have it ...took my name and # and said he'd have the manager call me Wednesday to pre order.

This is T-Mobile BTW....Anyone seen anything about T-Mobile price? I hope its 199...I have a $100 gift card there at target.

Different target stores do different providers..but looks like they'll have stock and usually have better prices.
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i called today because I just came eligible for an upgrade, he said you simply call and request one but they don't actually process and bill your account until they ship them out. I didn't ask about picking up in store, he said they ship them out as if that's the only way it works.



and yes, anyone with 3G or 4G unlimited grandfathered data can keep it still

however with one caveat...he said if you preorder it 6-6-12 and by some rare chance they update their upgrade/data policy as has been rumored to be happening this summer, and it happens before the phones ship on 6-21 (my words not his, he didn't confirm ship date), then you are subject to the new terms.....at the time they bill and ship it.....not at the time you pre-ordered it

talk about the most diabolical thing they could do, get all the left over unlimited 4G data users in the queue and then flip the switch on the shared data a few days before the 21st......oh boy would that not go well....

Everyone cross your fingers they don't pull a fast one and change their data plan before it comes out and screw those who pre order!

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Droid-Life.com has an article up saying they confirmed with Vzw PR that if you preorder the device you will get to keep your unlimited plan regardless of release date.
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Droid-Life.com has an article up saying they confirmed with Vzw PR that if you preorder the device you will get to keep your unlimited plan regardless of release date.

please link because that is exactly the opposite of what I was told. and from my experience, you agree to the terms on the day you make the transaction, which is essentially your acceptance of the new contract terms.....you aren't bound by any terms on a simple request for a pre-order. I'm not claiming to know, but I can tell you from experience, they are very very adamant about that. The moment you sign a receipt or accept a device, etc...is the very mechanism they use to document your new contract terms. I know from experience. It doesn't matter what they said, all that matters is what it was the moment you hit the button to accept.

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