With pre-orders continuing, Galaxy S3 coming next Tuesday.
In what has seemed like an eternity, the Galaxy S3 is now set to arrive at Verizon Wireless next Tuesday, July 10th. And with that, the big 4 wireless carriers will be selling the Galaxy S3. We expect other carriers in the US to be selling the Galaxy S3 in the coming weeks. With Verizon having the largest 4G LTE network, you are going to have the greatly increased speed if you live in one of the 304 markets in the US. Verizon should have a total of 400 markets covered by the end of the year, so if you do not have 4G LTE now, odds are you should have it by the end of the year. Unfortunately, full coverage is not going to happen until some time in 2013.
Previous rumors had the release date as July 12th so this is very good news. For those of you who have pre-ordered the Galaxy S3 from Verizon, pre-orders are now being shipped out. These are being done in the order which they were received, so you will have to wait based on that. I placed mine a few days after pre-orders started with a ship by date of July 9th. And with my order number greater than 39,000, I have that many in front of me. I am hoping to receive an email Thursday or Friday with delivery on Monday. Some will not get their pre-ordered Galaxy if they pre-ordered later until either Tuesday or later depending on how backed up they are.
We are not hearing anything about inventory issues at this time, so we can assume that Samsung has filled things in and you will be able to walk into a Verizon Wireless store and pick one up. Here is the official Verizon Press Release