Verizon S4 Pre-orders begin 4/25 - Release 5/30 [ UPDATED:release date changed to 5/23 ]General

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  1. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member


    Per Verizon's twitter account pre-orders will begin tomorrow April 25th.

    Pre-order the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4

    Release date will be May 30th.

    EDIT : see post #17 of this thread for release date change. It is now May 23rd.

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  2. chris2k5

    chris2k5 Well-Known Member

    No way I am preordering without a release date available.
  3. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

  4. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    And even with Samsung's biggest customer in NA (VZW), still no mention of storage sizes. S3 had both color and size noted, out of the gate.
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  5. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    Not going to pre-order this device as I'm still up in the air on deciding. Guess we can just go thru the pre-order process online to see if it gives an option. Good to see ya amigo.:thumb:
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  6. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    I used Best Buy, since worked out great when trading the Razr for the S3. The buy back plan worked out well and allows keeping the unlimited data.

    Me thinks getting a 32GB is probably going to be every bit of that 5/30 date. Oh well, the S3 is fine, so okay here :)
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  7. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    I wonder if the late Verizon date is also due to supply issues that other companies are complaining about as well on top of their usual corporate "policy". Hopefully his device won't suffer huge supply issues like the Nexus 4 did...
  8. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

  9. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    No 32GB option though, so no sale for me. I will get a refund for the $50 Best Buy preorder if it turns out only a device with less than 10gb available storage is offered. BTW, that will really be 9.5gb, since Android needs 500mb free storage to operate correctly. Cartman level lame.


    If less than 9.7gb is free out of box, this means about 9.2gb for the user.
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  10. RichSz

    RichSz Not Entitled VIP Member

    Exactly. I'm not going to mess around with 16GB. I'm planning on going full retail so it's got to be exactly what I want. They can keep the little ones.
  11. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    Not going to hold my breath on getting a 32GB, as a Note 2 owner it never came true :(
  12. finn5975

    finn5975 Well-Known Member

    I pre-ordered via Verizon this morning. I'm not a gamer so while I am a huge advocate of 'the more storage the better', I figure if the 32GB comes available in the meantime I will simply switch out. If it doesn't, I will still have the 16GB to play with and see within 14 days if it is even the phone for me. Only way I will know for sure. Time has proven to me that one cannot rely on the opinions and experiences of another.
  13. BzB

    BzB Well-Known Member


    all my serious gaming happens on my 32gb nexus 7 with ps3 controller.

    my 32gb galaxy nexus only has 2gb worth of apps and related data. 23gb worth of media, which will go right on to the 32gb sd card i held onto when retired my htc thunderbolt. the 16gb s4 (+32gb sd card) won't be an issue for me. can't wait! :)
  14. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    Cool for you! Considering my 32gb has less than 2gb free, not cool for me though.

    Counting on the early launch is why only one size for now.......
  15. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    Just an FYI.

    There are some trolls out there saying that if you make your pre-order via phone ( *611 ) they will give you the option of the 32GB. I found this to be NOT true as I called myself.

    If someone out there can prove me wrong, please do :)
  16. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    To keep my total cost like my Razr to S3 change, I need to stick with Best Buy.

    None the less, this launch seems to be amateur level compared to the S3.
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  17. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member


    FYI : per Verizon's twitter account the release date is now May 23 for the Galaxy S4.
  18. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    Oh gee, about one month later than At&t, but unlike that carrier, just the storage challenged 16gb model. Oh yeah, no worries there, since those brilliant CSRs of Verizon told me I can install apps to the sd card! Winning!!

    Thank you Verizon, may I have another?! Not.

    It gets even better, since they are charging the same price as the 32gb S3 last year. Them wittle' wascals' at Vewizon' sure know how to give the customews' what they think we want! Not.

    Hey, joking is all I've got :) They know they have me due to unlimited data and best coverage where I live. Extrapolating just me as an example, that is how they get away with a line up of meh for 2013. They are milking it real good.

    Added: Treb, you know none of my comedic tragedy is directed your way.
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  19. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    Of course not amigo, I know you way better than that ;)

    *leaves a plate of The Commissary ribs* :p
  20. Coolhands

    Coolhands Active Member

    Hahaha :D By the way, the release date being sooner is the best news I've received all day. So, Thank you! I actually have a countdown app on my iPhone to tell me when my new S4 ships :) Time to change the date!!!
  21. Mabashi

    Mabashi Well-Known Member

    How did you keep your unlimited data?
  22. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    You have to pay full retail price.
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  23. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    That reminds me, I need to find a business excuse to go to Memphis and get some of that! I guess I will not be testing S4 reception on the way there like I did with the S3. I can still hope I guess.

    Added: I admire you non compulsive obsessives unlike me that can get by with 9gb. I salute you!
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  24. Mysterio2525

    Mysterio2525 Member

    Does this mean if you pre-ordered already you will receive/ship it 5/23 or will you locked in to 5/30?
  25. BzB

    BzB Well-Known Member

    i hope this means those who pre-ordered will also have them ship out on the 23rd instead of the 30th. love to have my shiny new s4 a week earlier. :)

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