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Verizon Note 4 Release Date: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know



With a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release in the United States creeping closer, the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date remains a bit of a mystery. Here, we take a look at what we know about the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release ahead of October 17th.

Samsung’s all new Galaxy Note 4 is an impressive smartphone and one that comes loaded with high-powered specs including a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a brand new 16MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization, a new S Pen stylus, Android 4.4.4 KitKat software that’s backed by TouchWiz, and a brand new design that comes with both plastic and metal materials.

The Galaxy Note 4 is set to replace the Galaxy Note 3 in several regions starting this month including the United States where it will land on the nation’s five largest carriers including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless. All five of those carriers are currently taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 4 ahead of their respective releases. And while things have been going relatively smoothly for buyers this far, the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date is still unsettled ahead of Friday’s big day.

There seems to be a ton of confusion regarding the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release that’s expected to emerge later this month. The concern is that Verizon might actually be a week behind the rest of the pack when it comes to the Galaxy Note 4 release date. While that’s not a huge deal, it’s eating at some buyers ahead of the U.S. Galaxy Note 4 release.

Here, we offer what we know about that situation and present some other key details ahead of the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date.

U.S. Galaxy Note 4 Release Kicks Off Friday

First off, Verizon buyers need to know that the Galaxy Note 4 release in the United States is extremely close. October 17th will serve as a release date for a majority of U.S. carriers and we’ve even seen some Galaxy Note 4 orders arrive well ahead of the Galaxy Note 4 release date. Not all pre-orders are shipping early though.

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This is also the first day that retailers will officially start selling the Galaxy Note 4 in the United States. You’re able to pre-order and you’re able to buy expensive unlocked Galaxy Note 4 models through sites like Expansys but you’re still not going to be able to officially be able to walk out of a store with a Galaxy Note 4 until October.

Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Pre-Orders

Second, buyers need to know that Verizon and Best Buy are still taking Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders ahead of its murky release date. Amazon recently ended its Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders and it’s pretty apparent that they will not be coming back. The retailer does say that it plans to stock the Galaxy Note 4 once its release date rolls around.

Verizon’s pre-orders have, all along, listed it as shipping out by October 23rd, or, a week after the October 17th release date in the U.S. This has been a point of contention amongst Verizon customers though we should note that the ship by date has always read October 23rd. Key words there are  “ship by” so it’s possible that we could see them ship before October 23rd rolls around but don’t get your hopes up.

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The company continues to hold to that October 23rd ship by date and so there’s a good chance that Verizon Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders won’t be arriving before October 17th. Keep an eye on those shipping dates.

Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Release Date

Many people have assumed that the Galaxy Note 4’s release date also applies to the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date. It’s an easy assumption to make given that the four other carriers appear to be gearing up for a release that day. However, this is Verizon we’re talking about here and what would a Verizon smartphone release be without a little drama.

While we still don’t have a clear cut answer regarding Verizon’s plans, here’s what we know about the release date itself. We know that pre-orders have always mentioned October 23rd. We know that Best Buy’s pre-orders don’t offer any details about the release date. We know that Amazon’s Verizon Note 4 pre-orders pointed to an arrival a week after AT&T and Sprint. We know that Clove UK recently had to delay its orders to October 24th. We know that Samsung UK had to push its release date from October 10th to October 17th due to demand. We also know what Verizon’s customer service is telling its customers.

Verizon’s customer service have pointed to a potential arrival on October 23rd. At the very least, no customer service committed to an in-store release on October 17th. One customer service agent told us that “it will not be in stores this Friday.” Customer service is generally hit or miss when it comes to release dates but Verizon’s Twitter account is generally reliable and it’s interesting that they’re both saying the same thing.

There’s a ton of back and forth going on at XDA-Developers about the release date. Same people are saying October 17th, some are saying October 23rd. We’re not sure what’s what just yet but if we were planning to buy the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 on its release date, we’d simply prepare for October 17th and October 23rd.

Point is, don’t count on October 17th just yet because there’s a chance that the Galaxy Note 4 will arrive on Verizon next week. We’ve reached out to Verizon corporate and will update this when we hear back.

Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Deals

Do not buy the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 for full price. We repeat, there’s no reason to buy the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 for full price. If you act fast you can get in on a new Galaxy Note 4 deal that cuts $200 off the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Best of all, this Note 4 deal is available even if you already bought the Galaxy Note 4 from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon or US Cellular.

Head to Best Buy for the first real Galaxy Note 4 deal.

Head to Best Buy for the first real Galaxy Note 4 deal.

This Galaxy Note 4 deal on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint is only valid until October 16th, but it is available on Verizon until October 22nd. You need to pre-order the Galaxy Note 4, but you can do this at any participating retailer that also takes trade-in devices. Those of you that are interested can find out more in our extensive run down of the deal.

Do not pay $299.99 for this phone.

Go Hands-on Early

The Galaxy Note 4 may not land in stores until October 17th or October 23rd in Verizon’s case but that doesn’t mean that you can’t go hands on right now. You can. Select Best Buy stores with Samsung Experience shops have Galaxy Note 4 demo models out for you to use ahead of the device’s release. We highly suggest going hands on before buying this phone and we highly suggest calling ahead to see if the Galaxy Note 4 is available at your local Best Buy.



  1. Frustrated Customer

    10/15/2014 at 4:45 pm

    I called 2 Verizon wireless stores in my area today. Verizon Wireless Bowie, Maryland and Verizon Wireless Annapolis, Maryland. I got 2 different answers. The Bowie store said they don’t have a clue…and their inventory person had no idea…call back Friday…LOL The Annapolis store said that they WILL have the Note 4 on Friday, October 17. I have been with Verizon for years and it is really sad to see how their customer service has declined. What is the big deal to tell their customers what’s going on. Also, what is the purpose in doing a pre-order if you can buy the phone at a Verizon Wireless store before the pre-orders are shipped. I was hoping that Verizon was just being careful and was going to surprise their customers with an early ship date. But I guess that was wishful thinking. Personally I believe it is to make you come in store and hopefully you will spend more money. I don’t know about anyone else, but I will not spend 1 penny on any accessories…I will buy my phone and spend my money elsewhere. I know it’s only a phone, but in my case, my current phone is barely working…it is dying and I cannot hold on too much longer…it has an impact on my business and so I have it transferred to another phone. This whole process and hoopla is ridiculous, from the announcement with no dates or prices, to the availability at Verizon. Oh well, who cares? Guess we will find out Friday.

  2. joe

    10/16/2014 at 7:20 am

    I agree with frustrated customer. I feel penalized by pre-ordering. I should have some sort of exclusive bonus for doing so? Samsung has been kind enough to offer trade-in deals for pre-order customers. However, Verizon? Nope. The worst part is, is that they know they have the lion’s share in terms of coverage and service and so they inflate price and sacrifice service. They know people will stand for it. It is terrible.. I don’t necessarily blame the reps, the boots on the ground they just do what they are told for the most part. It is just awful to treat customers this way. Case in point.. I’m willing to bet they try to charge me 30 bucks to “activate” my phone when they DO in fact ship the Note 4. Wow *228.. SO HARD.

  3. Jen

    10/16/2014 at 11:03 am

    I just stopped in a Verizon store today and they confirmed that the release date for the Note 4 is 10/23.

  4. Marvina

    10/17/2014 at 12:12 am

    Verizon needs to get there shit together. On a release date. I was told October 14th, 17th, 20th, 23th. I feel like I’m being penalized for pre-ordering my Note 4. Disappointing Verizon

  5. marko

    10/17/2014 at 7:37 am

    I for one am p issed and feel,cheated.
    I ore ordered at best buy, and did so for the ability to,have my phone on release date.

    With Apple, release date is release date is release date. ALL carriers have the product launch .
    MY SAMSUNG rep at best buy stated that it is because they are still testing their towers. If this is true, SHAME ON VERIZON AS THEY HAVE HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO DO THIS LIKE ALL THE OTHERS.

    IM READY TO GO,BACK TO APPLE!, at least I got,ALL my preordered phones ON RELEASE DATE.

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