First time poster. AT&T Business Premier Customer. New to android phones, but I've been getting screwed by AT&T for years.
I was originally upgrading from the Iphone 4 to the Iphone 5 but was totally underwhelmed and fell in love with the Note 2. I ordered it at about 11PM on 10/24 and received my order number from AT&T Premier with a shipping date of 11/6 and arrival date by 11/9.
I just got off the phone with AT&T Premier support and the customer service girl read me the bulletin AT&T has prepared after I said I wanted to know why my phone hadn't shipped as expected and my account preauthorization had fallen off. The customer service bulletin says that phones will be shipping today and will arrive to customers the week of the 12th. They are unable to confirm when the week of the 12th. She also confirmed that they will not be shipping all pre-orders on the same day and are shipping batches. Batches beginning shipping today although she cannot confirm what day my phone will ship even though I was told initially I was in the first batch by a supervisor. She confirmed that the phones are shipping from Texas but couldn't explain why if they are shipping today they will not arrive until some unknown date during the week of the 12th when they are shipping fedex two day. I was hoping that these customer service bulletins apply to new pre-orders not ones made early but it sounds like AT&T is just screwing everyone since I'm not aware of anyone who's been charged yet until the post above and I see they purchased the phone three days after I did. I'm still hoping for the best as I'm leaving the country on Saturday and won't see my phone for a couple months if this is the case.
EDITED: Mine shipped FedEx 2day on 11/7 at 2:45PM with 11/9 delivery scheduled.