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Verizon Galaxy S4 Arriving Ahead of Release Date



As expected, the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 has begun arriving on the doorsteps of those who placed pre-orders, a few days ahead of its official release date which is set to take place this Thursday, May 23rd.

Yesterday, we told you that Verizon Galaxy S4 pre-orders, placed through Verizon, had started shipping to customers across the United States with some deliveries estimated to arrive as soon as Wednesday. According to several people we spoke to, while the device was indeed coming with two-day shipping, Verizon evidently put a hold on some of those devices so they wouldn’t arrive until Wednesday at the earliest.

Read: $2200 Samsung Galaxy S4 Available to Those With Deep Pockets.

The Verizon Galaxy S4 has arrived. For some.

The Verizon Galaxy S4 has arrived. For some.

Turns out, some devices slipped through the cracks and some people are now finding the Verizon Galaxy S4 sitting on a doorstep, ready to be turned on and used. Like most pre-orders, there is no method to the madness. Orders are going to pop up in random locations with no one region getting first dibs on the device.

While some of those who pre-ordered will be seeing their device arrive today, we also know that plenty of others will likely be seeing their device arrive tomorrow as they are still sitting at warehouses, many miles away. That said, the device will still likely arrive a day ahead of its release date for most or all of those who pre-ordered in the early days of Verizon’s offer.

Those who pre-ordered elsewhere may not get treated to the same speed. Thus far, we aren’t hearing of any pre-orders from Best Buy, RadioShack, Staples or Walmart getting through and this early arrival, for now, appears limited to those who placed orders directly through Verizon itself.

Best Buy and Staples confirmed to Gotta Be Mobile that they will have stock on May 23rd. RadioShack and Walmart have yet to confirm though we imagine that they may have stock on release date as well.

Verizon’s Galaxy S4 becomes the final big carrier Galaxy S4 launch, following in the footsteps of the arrivals on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular.



  1. PeterT

    05/21/2013 at 10:36 am

    Mine just showed up at the door. Charging it up before I activate it.

  2. alfred vachris

    05/21/2013 at 11:39 am

    how is it? how is the battery life?

  3. Chris

    05/21/2013 at 12:13 pm

    My “pre-order” came but it only was the screen protectors, otterbox and charger… yippee…

  4. Chris S

    05/21/2013 at 12:50 pm

    Have to grab mine from the FedEx facility tonight. Can’t wait!

  5. James

    05/21/2013 at 12:53 pm

    What was your estimated delivery date?

  6. Andrea Robinson

    05/21/2013 at 1:03 pm

    I ordered mine through the actual store, and I got an email saying it had been delivered, but they said they won’t give it to me until the 28th. I am so angry. It is in the store, in a box, collecting dust.

    • Thomas Lopez

      05/21/2013 at 3:39 pm

      The reason why people are getting their S4’s today, is because Verizon gave customers who preordered the choice between free 2 day shipping, and $11.99 overnight shipping. I paid $14.99 for Priority Overnight, and received my S4 this morning.

      • Tyler

        05/21/2013 at 10:43 pm

        Damn I didn’t know that was an option. Would have taken advantage had I known…

  7. garet

    05/21/2013 at 4:43 pm

    I have mine pre-ordered at bestbuy mobile. I talked to the guy in there today and he said they are getting the galaxy s4s on wednesday but i cant get it until thursday morning.

  8. Bill Dotson

    05/21/2013 at 5:48 pm

    I got all our phones overnight because I have a business account. Got it this morning at about 10a.

  9. Branden Jew

    05/21/2013 at 6:44 pm

    we need reviews and pics from you guys.

  10. [email protected]

    05/21/2013 at 7:24 pm

    I get mind tommrow I’m so happy like a kids going to a big fair this me Bruce Bruce.

  11. [email protected]

    05/21/2013 at 7:27 pm

    I’m always first because second sucks

  12. Jim W

    05/22/2013 at 10:57 am

    Mine arrived yesterday and after some difficult getting the SIM activated (ultimately had to go to the store) it’s up and running! Works great! There is a pretty big learing curve as there are so many options but (this is my first Samsung device) the layout is pretty easy to figure out and I’ve got it all set up. Loving it!

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