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AT&T Pre-Order and Release date discussion thread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bucsfan, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. nkd

    nkd Android Enthusiast

    No one is talking about straight talk, and I wasn't talking about you either, so no offense to you. Like I said who the hell has to waste time with contract, I do the same, sell my phone and pay out my ETF. So yea whatever floats your boat. You like straight talk, all power to you. Everyone man has the right to do what they want. Heck one day I might try out straight talk.
     

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  2. shark974

    shark974 Well-Known Member

    called the store again, this time they told me it's coming tomorrow now. after so many delays i pressed a little and they didnt seem 100% sure, but he said "that's all I can say".

    Probably one of the last guys in this forum without one lol...
     
  3. bucsfan

    bucsfan Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    still waiting i reserved it at bb in south philly and the bb in the northeast got there's so it sucks for me :(
     
  4. todd03blown

    todd03blown Lurker

    Mine has shipped and will arrive before 1pm tomorrow. So easy to order off the site at 4:30pm then get it the next morning. Can't beat that at all. Thanks AT&T!
     
  5. Tware

    Tware Well-Known Member

    Our local Best Buy has them. Stacks of them. And they even price matched too ATT's no commitment pricing. I had it in my HAND, was about to be rung up! and then a second manager came along as said 'we cant do that because we haven't made sure all the preorders are filled" UGH! so close.

    I heard ATT allocated 200k for launch, pre-sold 800k. So, ATT is being tight lipped because I think they are have trouble filling preorders. They dont even have demos for the stores yet. All the stores have all the accessories and a display ready, not one phone. A manager told me in their morning conference call that when the topic of S3 inventory came up, they skipped right over it and said we'll let you know. Which was very uncharacteristic.

    I think a convo I had with another manager summed it up best, after 45 mins of frustration of not being able to preorder at no commitment pricing, he finally just asked me what the big deal was. it wasnt an iPhone. Nobody will be lining up for this... I'll have a stock room full of them, just like the HTC. Just come in on Sunday and we'll have a ton of them. Maybe 2-3 geeks like you will be here when we open up, but I'd be surprised if it was 3.

    Yeah, so, if its not an iPhone.... :/ I really dont think they expected this demand at all.. even when it was so obvious several months out.
     
  6. BryanMR2

    BryanMR2 Newbie

    A friend of mine ordered his from the AT&T web site on Tuesday, and received it today (Thursday). That seems pretty good considering some of the stories I've read here.

    Personally, I can't decide on a color based on the photos I've seen so I will be waiting until demo models show up at my local ATT store or Best Buy. Which, from the sound of things, could be a while. If only they had black, I'd have ordered a while ago! I like black because the screen and the face of the phone blend in when the screen is off. It's a silly little thing, I know. :)
     
  7. eelton

    eelton Newbie

    My Amazon S3 order--placed on June 15--was initially listed as shipping June 21, then June 28, and it's now changed to July 9.

    Very annoying.
     
  8. psybab

    psybab Member

    I'm not sure if this is true - I ordered mine last thursday at the store, and got it on Tuesday. And I live in NYC, where I imagine there would be more people buying the phone. My store didn't have any in stock, or even a floor display, though. It looked like the box mine came in had about 5 other phones in there.
     
  9. 5001craig

    5001craig Newbie

    I just called two AT&T stores in my area and neither had one in-stock. Both of the sales people I talked to said they were supposed to have them by now but couldn't say when they would have them. They both also sounded like they wanted one too.

    And shark974--you're not the only one on here without one...
     
  10. nayan504

    nayan504 Newbie

    my amazon order from june 11 arrived yesterday FYI
     
  11. greggebhardt

    greggebhardt Android Enthusiast

    I walked by the AT&T store at Town Center in Jacksonville and there was a handwritten sign on the door that said they do NOT have the Galaxy S3 and do NOT know when they are getting it. LOL!
     
  12. shark974

    shark974 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, since I preordered they're supposed to call me when it's in, and no call today. Even though yesterday they said today, and on the 21st they said "next week".

    I'm sure I'll call them in a minute, and I'm sure they'll give me more run around.

    Edit: and they said "probably Tuesday or Wednesday next week". So, July 3rd or 4th.

    Wouldn't be surprised if they tell me the 9th once those dates roll around.
     
  13. slopokdave

    slopokdave Newbie

    Nice. ;)

    -Dave in Jax
     
  14. cwyse

    cwyse Lurker

    Pre-ordered at&t galaxy iii from radio shack on june15th, got a call from them on June 28th it was in. picked it up yesterday. For those of you waiting as we all did it will be worth its wait. this thing is awesome.
     
  15. shark974

    shark974 Well-Known Member

    Today they called and left a message saying it has now been delayed until July 6. This is almost comical. At least they gave an actual date this time so maybe it's real.
     
  16. eelton

    eelton Newbie

    Well, Amazon redeemed themselves, a bit. Despite my latest estimated ship date of July 9, they shipped my S3 today. And, unprompted, they upgraded it to one-day shipping.
     
  17. shortstop08

    shortstop08 Newbie

    preordered through amazon (great deal at $150 btw) on Tuesday and it shipped today, also upgraded to one day shipping because of the delay.
     
  18. BryanMR2

    BryanMR2 Newbie

    ^ That's good to hear from both of you. I couldn't resist that deal either, and went against my earlier desire to see both colors in person first. I ordered a Pebble Blue from Amazon on Friday and their estimated delivery date showed July 12. With luck, they will be able to fulfill my order early as well.

    I also didn't know they shipped on Saturdays.
     
  19. ardyer

    ardyer Android Enthusiast

    For anyone thinking about ordering one from at&t directly, I ordered one on this past Friday morning and it shipped that evening.

    I'd probably be pissed if I were a retail store, since it appears that at&t doesn't have enough to send to them but is still sending them out directly.
     
  20. Krunk83

    Krunk83 Android Enthusiast

    I ordered mine through radio shack preorder and got mine on Friday, June 29th.
     
  21. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Android Enthusiast

    This launch has been nothing short of a joke. I think my interest has shifted towards the new Nexus tablet.
     
  22. bucsfan

    bucsfan Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    You and me both I'm ready to just go down to bestbuy and get my money back I can't believe I am still waiting and it's not the waiting it's the communication from bestbuy or Samsung there is none smh
     
  23. glg

    glg Newbie

    I was waiting to see one in a store (wanted to see it, touch it, etc). Went into a Best Buy yesterday (Chicago/North Ave). They had one out. They had a couple but reserved for pre-orders, so I put in a pre-order, figuring sometime early next week. Got a call before I even got home (< 20 minutes later) saying someone else had cancelled and they had one for me. Unfortunately I couldn't make it back last night, but picked it up today.
     
  24. shark974

    shark974 Well-Known Member


    I might have gone that route but I have plans I need to be grandfathered in (such as the $5/200 texts plan ATT no longer offers) and there isn't any way to choose old plans when doing an upgrade online (you are only offered a choice of current plans). The store OTOH told me it would be no problem I could keep all my current plans. So I was pretty locked into the store. I'm really not even sure if I could buy from a Best Buy or anything, how that'd work as far as keeping old plans.
     
  25. greggebhardt

    greggebhardt Android Enthusiast


    I think the S3's demand exceeded what Samsung even expected. As far as AT&T, I think their entire stock was sucked up by preorders. AT&T was not thinking when it placed it's order or Samsung has not delivered what was promised.
     

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