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Looks like some bank accounts are a few hundred bucks lighter tonight, as preorders of the Verizon Galaxy S III have begun shipping. We're seeing arrival dates as early as Thursday, which should be a perfect way to cap off the holiday here in the States. 

If you haven't preordered, the Galaxy S III will be in Verizon stores starting July 10, with the 16GB version running $199 on contract, and the 32GB version hitting $249.

More: Verizon Galaxy S III forums; thanks to everyone who sent this in!


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Verizon Galaxy S III preorders shipping already


Yes please let us know if you hear anything about Best Buy!! Hopefully we won't be left out to dry...Keeping my fingers crossed it's the same date!

Ditto on wanting some BestBuy preorder news! Wife and i have two 32gb blues on preorder with them! :-)

This is true, I got charge, and got the shipping and the tracking number. I should have my phone tomorrow :).

Just checked mine. Says 7/10 for "EXPECTED SHIP DATE". Damn put it in the box and ship it. I can't take reading about it anymore. I've been checking this phone out for what seems like a year. I want to hold this thing without the big security handle on it at the store with a salesmen hanging out trying to sell me something that I already own but verizon is holding on to it for me for now.

How are they shipping the phones? UPS? Fedex? Not saying I'm going to break into their central distribution hub or anything.

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Nope. Not saying that at all.

I just got an email confirming shipment just now, it says 2 day shipment and its already been picked up which means I should have mine by FRIDAY!!!

As aforementioned, where are you seeing ship date?
Vz hit my bank account yesterday yet no email/confirmation etc. Thanks in advance as well.

You should have received an e-mail from VZWMail regarding our order. That e-mail contains a link and the information required to inquire. If you ordered at a store, you will have the location number as well.

If you're not the only one on your account make sure your email is the one they're sending things to. Or that there is an email on the account! Sometimes they don't have the info, though that should've been checked when you ordered.

I spoke to a CSR yesterday, and he mentioned that customers that ordered in the first week (6/6 - 6/13) will be getting their orders this week, and those that ordered on or after 6/14 can expect shipping dates of 7/9.

We all know that CSR aren't the most knowledgeable, so take this with a grain of salt!

Mine still shows a ship date of 7/10, which is only a day later than the original ship date.

While I would *love* to have this phone in my grubby little hands right now, I really can't complain when Verizon ships my phone on the day they told me they'd ship it...

Ship date Jul 3, 2012
Estimated delivery Jul 5, 2012 by 3:00 PM

Jul 4, 2012 5:34 AM In transit MEMPHIS, TN
Jul 3, 2012 10:19 PM Arrived at FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN
Jul 3, 2012 10:02 PM Left FedEx origin facility MEMPHIS, TN
Jul 3, 2012 5:30 PM Picked up MEMPHIS, TN
Jul 3, 2012 5:22 PM Shipment information sent to FedEx


Verizon rep at the Best Buy I work at told me an email she got from her boss said July 15th for BBY pre-orders...(sad face) I hope she's wrong.

That's BS!! Why would I preorder something only to have it ship to me after I can pick it up in the store?? The phone will be available in Verizon stores July 10th. I really hope that's not right, or I'm gonna go cancel my order.

Do you really think you would be able to walk into a store and get one? Have fun sleeping in your car for a phone because that's the only way you'll get one.

Woke up to a very pleasant email "Your Order Has Shipped" :-). Shipped out 7/3/ (and my account was hit last night). Still too early to find info in FedEd tracking system but should expect to get it tomorrow! Sad part is that I just pulled the trigger on buying 4 cases and screen protectors that won't arrive until 7/10 :-(. I guess I have to grab a case from T-mob since they seem to be the ONLY carrier with cases!

Just called my local Best Buy where I have my phone preordered (South Loop Chicago) and they told me that the Verizon phones will be hitting the stores on Friday. Hoping this is true....

Do you think they'll have enough in stores? I've heard BB preorders are shipping on the 15th, which is ridiculous when the phone come out before that... I have my preorder through them. Wish I'd done it through Verizon!

Mine shipped and says it will arrive Friday. It was shipped 2nd day so my question is if they started shipping on the 3rd and are shippind 2 day how do people seem to think they will arrive tomorrow? Especially since today is a holiday and doesn't count as a buisness day.

The one thing I hate about Verizon is every agent tells you something different! I got confirmation mine was shipped on wed (with the holiday it was not picked up until today ) and would arrive Monday. I called to find out why I wasn't getting next day shipping and was told because they shipped "early " everyone was downgraded to 2 day shipping but I could pay for next day, IF fed ex got the. request in time. When she tried to put it through she for an error message. Called back to try a different agent and THAT agent told me I couldn't change my shipping unless i canceled my order. I tried telling her I requested next day to begin with but got so frustrated I Just hung up on her . Guess I'm waiting till Monday.

Best Buy preorders are shipped to the store, and then you pick it up, so we won't get any shipping notifications until they tell us it's at the store. So far there's no word of when they're shipping/arriving that I've seen. I wish I'd ordered mine through Verizon now!