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General Verizon Pre-order, Release date, and speculation thread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jerofld, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Lightnspirit

    Lightnspirit Member

    Mine has arrived!

    I activated the phone, with the 1-800 # on the booklet poped in the sim card and the sd card, turned on the phone and it took like 2 or 3 mins, worked great and it was easy. Went on my verizon and checked, still have unlimited data. Shows new contract end date and the new phone.

    VERY nice, love the style, the menu everything about it.

    Reception seems fine all around the house.

    The phone is not purple, srsly ppl. It's more of a Blue/Gray, only purple hue I could see is the home button under certin light.

    Just waiting for my OtterBox to ship now and the phone will be complete.

    I'm going to check out other threads but still lurk this one.

    Thanks to all the put up with my crap :)
     

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  2. question729

    question729 Android Enthusiast

    Jeez, I guess the majority of the people here have all left the party. I can see all the red Solo cups, paper plates, utensils and napkins strewn all over the floor. Meanwhile, my phone just left Newark a couple of hours ago...
     
  3. xpavar

    xpavar Member

    Be sure to turn the light off when you leave.:D
     
  4. hal1

    hal1 Android Expert

    This may make othera feel a little better. I pre-ordered 6/12 and am just getting it tomorrow (7/11). Seems I was way down on the list compared to when I ordered.
     
  5. VegaLA

    VegaLA Newbie

    That'll be the Best Buy guys!

    So...had it for a few hours, installed many of the Apps I was familar with on my Droid X but have killed the battery already so i'm giving it a full charge before I get back on it tonight.
    Like many of you I checked my pan online and thankfully unlimited still intact.

    Really looking forwards to customizing it so will spend the next hour checking out the screenshot thread.
     
  6. gnexowner

    gnexowner Member

    I thought i left the night light on hahah.
     
  7. rehpyc

    rehpyc Android Enthusiast

    So you guys will love this.. left the phone on the charger today after receiving it to let it have a full charge. When I turned it on I noticed the screen has two lengthy scratches on it. YAY TO ME!

    I went to the local VZW store, and the guy tells me they won't have any until Thursday and that I'm basically at the grace of them having it in stock. I call VZW support, and when she tries to order me a new one, it won't let her until the 12th and that I wouldn't receive it until next Tuesday... a week from now. Since I haven't activated it, she doesn't want me to. No offer of waiving the upgrade fee or anything, just a "Sorry for this. You can try to exchange it in the store or call back on Thursday."

    I'll try my luck with a store, cause I'm betting her placing a new order would lead to the 'accidental' loss of my unlimited data, even though she assured it wouldn't. Sigh..
     
  8. nateap87

    nateap87 Android Enthusiast

    Got mine today and preordered it after the deadline to keep my unlimited data. Called customer care and was buddy buddy with the guy who was in a bad mood at first and then got him in a good mood and he just threw on my unlimited data plan :)
     
  9. Freyja

    Freyja Lurker


    I'm in the same boat -- same order date, same delivery date. At least it's left Newark.....
     
  10. SecretSexyNinja

    SecretSexyNinja Well-Known Member


    Wait, who's account is this? Yours? You gave her account rights?? I have a plan w 3 other ppl and I am the ONLY one authorized to make changes to the account, for reasons like this! Damn, so sorry to hear :(
     
  11. Paznos

    Paznos Android Enthusiast

    Got my phone today at 3:00pm which was nice since I thought I'd get it closer to 7, charged it up and didn't play with it til a bit later but now everything is setup and have been playing with it for over 3 hours it's pretty awesome, I get about 2bars of LTE at home with a signal between -108 to -111dbm which is good I guess for my first LTE phone but my Fios connection is still faster than it though.

    I activated my sim card online and everything went smoothly and my unlimited data is still intact. The phone gets pretty warm but I was using it quite a bit downloading all my apps and screen on most of the time but the phone is super smooth and fast I love it.
     
  12. cmybliss

    cmybliss Android Enthusiast

    Woohoo! Mine arrived @ 1:49 today! It's so.....tarnation! I'm stuck in the woods, 5 hours from home, w/o a car of my own until Thursday.:( At least I still have a signal. (and this my friends, is why I stick with VZW, in spire of all their bull poopy.)
     
  13. SirKronan

    SirKronan Android Expert

    LTE and FIOS??

    Lucky son of a biscuit....

    ;)
     
  14. TiikiToast

    TiikiToast Newbie

    Woot! Got my phone today!! It arrived 6 minutes AFTER I left for work!! :'( I didnt leave a note for them to leave the phone, I just couldnt risk it with my luck.. But I called 1800FedEx and they told me to just pick it up at the fedex location after 4 (my lunch time!!) and I did, I dont even remember the rest of the work day :D :D :D

    So far - Im in love!!

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE, See you on the flip side!!
     
  15. SamMax

    SamMax Android Expert

    Thursday can't come soon enough! :musicus:
     
  16. SecretSexyNinja

    SecretSexyNinja Well-Known Member

    Got 2 monday but shipped to my home address in TX (I'm spending the year in CA). So, I can wait a few days to avoid paying the extra $100 id have to pay in taxes here (CA weather = amazing, everything else, sucks). So I hope to get em by Friday :D
     
  17. BeefJerky

    BeefJerky Newbie

    I think this is the key here. If it turns out that she was not authorized to make changes to the account, then VZW is clearly at fault. In which case, you might even have a valid legal case against VZW. In that case, you need to talk to higher ups and make it very clear that she was not authorized to make those changes to the account, and that VZW themselves were clearly at fault here. You could even try doing the tweet thing since they seem very responsive. Or, if going up the normal chain of customer service and tweeting fail, then it sounds like an email carpet bomb is in order. Provided that VZW really was in error here, and you attempted to correct it via the normal chain of command, they are very effective.
     
  18. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User


    As of last night, the local BBs still did not have them in, so unless a drop ship, it will be Friday- at the earliest for me. Though still mainly concerned with the reception, must admit the tint effect of the display kind of put a few holes in my sail. Ingnorance is bliss, since had I not compared to my Razr, I might not have noticed the dimmer display.
     
  19. SamMax

    SamMax Android Expert

    A guy over at the Best Buy forums got his email this morning that his S3 would be ready for him to pick up tomorrow.
     
  20. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    That is progress.....

    Notice how everybody else left now?? Talk about love em' and leave em'. Jeesh! ;)

    Looks like BB folks really are turning the lights out. I am NOT cleaning this place up though!
     
  21. SamMax

    SamMax Android Expert

    I just got my email! :D
     
  22. dillon24

    dillon24 Lurker

    For anyone who hasn't recieved a tracking number or email yet.. call *611 I just did and the first thing it says is you have recently placed an order.. press 1 for shipping info.. from there it gave me the tracking number and I found out its due at my house today.. Now I didn't receive any info from verizon at all
     
  23. yanks4life

    yanks4life Lurker

    SamMax, damn you got an email already? Where are you located and what time is it near you? I preordered my S3 at Best buy as well on June 5th, one of the first to do so and have not got anything yet. My store doesn't open till 10am est though so don't know if that matters. What did your email say?

    Man this is exciting I can't wait for tomorrow!!!!!
     
  24. SamMax

    SamMax Android Expert

    It's 9:00 am my time (central) I'm in Indiana. Basically my order will be ready to pick up on July 12th. Bring copy of the email & photo ID. :D I ordered mine on June 8th.
     
  25. nooaah

    nooaah Member

    Still no email :(
     
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