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

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

  1. artman540

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    I went to the T-Mobile store to see if I would like the blue. It is no comparison, the white looks way better than the blue. I thought the blue looked cheep and tacky. I'm so glad I ordered the white now.
     

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    I just prefer blue to white. I was a little disappointed at the early images of the blue, but the recent real world shots of it in the reviews look a lot better. Not sure if they changed the color or if it was just the lighting used for the professional shots.
     
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    Mine is going to be black :)
     
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    I find them opposite, so wild how perspective can be different from one to another :)

    If there was a black color though, I would get that- in spite of the purple blue.
     
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    Sharpee??? haha
     
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    Nope. I found a loophole for all of you guys who want a black sg3.

    Pick whichever color you want (white/blue). Mostly everybody will be buying a protective case for the phone. Pick a black one (or whichever color you want) and put it on. Now your phone is black (or whichever color you want).

    So this debate about what color to pick is hilarious and pointless since that wont be the color you will see for the next 2+ years. The color of your phone will be the color of your case.
     
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    I use ghost Armour. I can still see mine.
     
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    Anyone ever play with this stuff? Camo Dip Kit Orders

    You can hydro-dip the rear cover and have a very thin cover of your choice. It will not change the front but you can do as you wish with the removable parts :)

    I have never tried this but have seen it on a number of custom auto and custom bike shows on TV.

    The red carbon fiber on that site looks awesome :)

    http://www.hydro-dip.com/img30.jpg
     
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    Exactly. My last three phones were black. I like that color of white, so I can't wait to get it.


    Oh, I got a phone call from my local verizon store. I was in a meeting so I didn't answer. Kind of weird they would call since they have never called me in my 6 years of having them as my cell phone service provider.

    Maybe I get an early, smuggled S3 :D :D
     
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    I haven't tried it yet, but was planning to use it on a gun some time in the future.
     
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    So how many of you guys will be at the store on the 12 looking to change colors? ( I am guessing its the 12th.)
     
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    VZW has their bloatware identified and pre-tested on test units from Samsung LONG before they actually get the pre-order shipments from Samsung. There is no way VZW is 1) Getting 10's of thousands of these units, unboxing each of them, dropping their bloat on them, repackaging them and then shipping to customers. Samsung absolutely baked the bloat into the software on the phones before VZW ever got their hands on them.
     
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    Thank you for understanding how this works. I had a post on this few pages back stating that Verizon currently only had few test units. ( according the Samsung rep for a different carrier) This is how it works with other carriers anyway. They install the software based upon the specs of the carrier as agreed between the 2 parties. I have been out of the wireless game for a while but this is how it used to work.
     
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    I would of went with blue if it was more like a navy blue, but pebble blue just doesnt sound right to me
     
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    You don't like fruity pebbles?
     
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    I would bet VZW already has their units. They came out quoted as saying there have "been a lot of pre orders" but nothing like the "holy crap, we underestimated the demand" like Spint / TMobile are saying, so that would suggest to me that their later shipping dates aren't lack of inventory related. We know they aren't side-loading any of their bloat, because it is already on the phones when they receive them.

    The only reasoning that leaves is that it circles around the 28th, and more specifically the rolling out of tiered data plans at that time. The only thing I can't get my head around is why it would hurt them at all to release the phones to those who pre-ordered, as they are already grandfathering their unlimited data plans. Maybe they just want to give everyone who is paying attention, the opportunity to extend through the 28th (when they kill the SGS 3 pre-ordering)... its all wild speculation by me at this point....it isnt going to make my phone get here any quicker /sigh
     
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    I do think Verizon has SOME in the warehouse, but remember they are a HUGE carrier, compared to Sprint and T-Mo (not sure about how AT&T compares anymore). So they need more phones to launch than does the other, smaller carriers. If they are all getting them at the same rate, Verizon will need to stockpile longer before its ready. The limited quantities available so far bears this out in my mind. They want to have a decent amount for anyone interested whenever it launches. It is definitely possible in this scenario that pre-orders start going out earlier than the 9th, even quite a few days earlier...

    I do think the 28th played a little in the decision, but they could have easily launched it on the 28th and gotten 95% of the same effect if they are already stocked up as you believe.
     
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    You are probably right about stockpiling of inventory. Imagine if they launched the 28th, with that being the last day to extend the unlimited data... and ran out of inventory that date in stores/online.... leaving tons of people out of luck that wanted to pick it up the 28th and basically forcing them onto the tiered plans when they re-upped their inventories on the 29th and later.
     
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    I think the phone is in and ready to ship to be honest. I think many of us will start getting them next week by the end of the month. I think the dates they keep adding are for more current orders only and even the 9th to me is a "just in case" date. I would really expect to have this before July 4th
     
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    No carrier on the planet is going to activate thousands of lines on the same day as new plans go into effect. If those plans arnt billing correctly or working right that is huge disaster. The phone will most likely release on the 12th. Verizon may have a few of the 16gb from the pre order in but none of the 32's. Like I said before if I was another carrier that already had to delay pre orders and push back my launch date because samsung cant supply the phones and I later find out verizon is has them stored in warehouse just sitting on them I would be absolutely livid. Samsung worked too hard to make sure all carriers carried this phone to pull a stunt like that.
     
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    Agreed about releasing same day as plan changes, that would be pretty awful... especially if they didn't have needed inventory.

    I dont know how mad the other carriers could really be though, the variable here is the demand which Sprint / Tmobile / ATT underestimated. Considering all 4 carriers have software specific to them on the phones... i dont know they could blame Samsung if they fulfilled their supply to Verizon and Verizon chose to warehouse them pursuant to their pre-conceived release plans.
     
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    So do most of you think we'll see the pre-order ship out late next week or do you think it will be July 5th or 6th before they ship?

    The wait is KILLING me!
     
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    The one key thing your missing is here is something I posed in another post. Sprint has been told by Samsung that the supply was an issue effecting only the north American model. This backs up the rumor that its because of the processor. Keep in mind qualcomm ( spelling) is not that big and they are making the same processor for 4 different phones. not to mention the S3 on 5 different carriers. They have a lot on their plate. If this is truly reason for the delay and Verizon is sitting on phones in warehouse when there is a supposed shortage of devices.
     
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    If you ordered on the 6th it will ship on the 9th. I just asked if I could change my color and I was told If I did that my phone would ship on the 11th.
     
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    a weird thing happened to me last week, i got an email from VZW that my pre ordered gs3 had been canceled per my request (which i didnt do ) ... after many phone calls i was able to get it straighten up , and they assure me that email was in error and that i will still get the phone. I swear if they end up not shipping the phone and i end up loosing unlimited i will c/x. so right now i don't want to get my hopes up because i am half sure I am getting the phone.
     

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