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    I would've preferred a 32 gb model, but the 16 gb plus my 64 gb micro SD should suffice. Plus I don't want to wait another month or two to see if they'll carry it.

    "We don't have a cow. We have a bull." ;)
     

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    Costco has it for pre-order for $189.00 (I do not want to go through mail-in rebates or cards), but I realized that they have a projected process date of 4/14. I called them to get some clarification, and they said that it's their estimate of when they will start processing the orders, but it could be later than that. Best Buy has them for $199, but again unknown date.

    Have any of you who have pre-ordered through Verizon get any firm date when you are going to receive the phone?
     
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    i was a guide during that time. I was in favor of creating separate sub forums for diff carrier versions of phones like this. Specifically the Gnex at the time. It was a nightmare to keep up with the posts.
     
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    It should be delivered by the 11th.
     
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    I have not pre-ordered but really want to but am holding out because at my local Costco there are a few individuals that can upgrade my line without losing my unlimited data plan and still pay the reduced cost of the phone. About two months ago this particular employee, as well as others in the kiosk can too, upgraded my wife from a Droid 4 to a S4 and was able to keep her unlimited data plan. I spoke to her yesterday to make sure they are going to have the S5 on release day and she said yes. She said to be at the store at opening on the 11th just to make sure I get one since she doesn't know how many she is going to get. Also, according to Costco's website there is a $100 bill credit on the phone as well. Is that available at Verizon's pre-order?

    Pre-Order: Samsung Galaxy S
     
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    Anyone else have trouble pre-ordering? I called Verizon yesterday (due to having troubles placing the order online myself) and they weren't able to place the order. The rep is going to call me back tomorrow. They mentioned that due to the high demand, they were having troubles placing orders yesterday.
     
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    It says that it will ship by the 11th..I am holding out to go into the store...so I can get it ON the 11th.

    BUT I prefer the larger version - the 32gb...anyone know when that will be available?
     
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    I keep my music on my device to save data.....I dunno if I can keep that on the SD card. On my Nexus that is what is taking up the most space, not the pics.
     
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    Look closer. It says it will ship within two days of the ship by date. If the ship by date is 4/11, then the earliest it could ship by is 4/9, which should put it in your hands by the 11th.
     
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    Too bad it's only for new lines.
     
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    See when I go to preorder it says "will ship by 4/11" - I am going to wait to go into the store....so I can have it in my hands.

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    32gb or bust!
     
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    Yes, but if you did the preorder, you would have gotten a confirmation email that says it will ship within 2 days of the ship by date, which is 4/11. According to Verizon, mine has already shipped, but I still don't have a tracking number from FedEx yet.
     
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    Hmm....see no tracking number. I'm paranoid! I will wait to go into the store. I got my Nexus in Soho in NYC on opening day and it was a hot item when it first came out. I will be in the country on Friday though and just go there in the morning when it first opens. :)
     
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    I pre-ordered today at my Verizon Wireless store. We got the 2 for 1 deal but it was a little different. It was actually more expensive up front. Instead of $250 for the phone with $50 mail in rebate and then $50 for the 2nd with a $50 mail in rebate...it was $350 with a $150 rebate and $150 with a $150 rebate. I am not a new customer...I am an existing customer with Verizon. I don't know if that made the difference. In the end...it's still the same price.

    Another awesome thing...the manager rocked...he didn't make me upgrade my plan. I am grandfathered into the Unlimited Data plan and he was able to put in an override that allowed us to stay on our current plan. Yes we have to agree to a 2 year extension...but the plan stays the same.
     
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    My S4 32GB is doing great, so will hold on to it fro now. Like the S800, the S801 is no faster with my coveted game emulators (MAME, PSP) than the S600 is. GPU is faster, but cpu is not much better at all.

    Of course the better battery life and some other things are main points for the S5. Only a few of us bother with game emulators to notice the CPU parity. GPU based stuff is faster on the S5 (Android 3D games). Emulators are all cpu except Dolphin on the PC.

    Perhaps the S5 32GB does not even exist for supply yet.
     
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    I got an email from Verizon this morning telling me that my preorder was cancelled, with no explanation as to why and it told me to call their fraud prevention department. Since they weren't open, I called the customer service line to inquire about the cancellation. The guy said the order showed as cancelled and he looked at the notes and the fraud department flagged it as fraud for some reason. He had to transfer me to the fraud department, but they weren't open for another 4 minutes, so I had to wait until someone got in and then he transferred me over. The guy in the fraud department wanted to verify my account information. He said the account got flagged because there was a duplicate application ID. He didn't explain it very well, but I guess when you order a phone, it creates an application ID and for some reason, there were two created for my order. He said not to worry about it and that the order wasn't actually cancelled and he said the order actually went through and it should be shipping today or tomorrow. I'm going to call Verizon back later today to verify this with a customer service representative because the one I spoke with originally said the order showed as cancelled, but the fraud dept guy said it was never cancelled, so I'm getting conflicting information.
     
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    I'd like to take advantage of the 2-for-1 deal for myself and a friend, but we have two separate accounts at Verizon. Any chance it would work for us? Two lines on one account is obviously the intended scenario.
     
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    wow, what a nightmare, I hope you receive it OK

    I cancelled my pre-order the first day, but I did it with Costco because their dates were not really clear, and I will go to a store on Friday
     
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    I think you made the right move. I just called Verizon again to verify that my preorder was in fact not cancelled (see my earlier post) and the woman verified that it wasn't. I then asked her if there was any indication of when they would start shipping and she said they won't even have them in stock until the 11th, so they can't ship out before then, which means I won't get it until the 14th or 15th. This sucks. I don't think I'll ever preorder again.
     
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    I am waiting for the 32 gig version also.
     
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    Yikes! Your earlier post sounds like a nightmare. I hope they have them in the store on the 11th.....this is the highlight of my week!
     
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    I'm not buying that. If the stores have it for sale on the 11th, they have it in house before the 11th, and if the stores have it, the Verizon warehouses have it. I'm banking on it being in my hands Friday. (But not-so-secretly hoping for a little earlier.) I've pre-ordered before and never received shipping info and got surprised with a package a day early. My optimism remains in tact. For now. :)
     
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    I'm with you. When I checked my order status, between yesterday and today, it went from "Ships on April 11th" yesterday to "Not available at this time" today... I'm thinking that means it's out of stock, or more likely, it is in the process of being shipped.
     

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