AT&T is latest US carrier to delay the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S3

by: Bams SadewoJune 21, 2012

Let’s blame it on the scorching heat of the summer sun that is causing people to reach for their wallets and spend on the coolest gadget around.

It looks like the major carriers in the US are overwhelmed with the demand for the Samsung Galaxy S3. Sprint and T-Mobile were the first two to announce that they’re delaying the in-stores availability of the super phone, now AT&T has come forth with a similar problem.

Although AT&T hasn’t made an official statement, reports are trickling in from customers who have just placed their order that the expected shipping date of the phone has now been pushed back by a week, to June 28. We don’t think the delay will affect customers who pre-ordered the phone early, and they’re still expected to receive their phone as scheduled.

It’ll be interesting to see whether AT&T will have a full stock of the Galaxy S3 in their stores today or if the device will only be available in select cities, like what T-Mobile is doing. We’ll be on the lookout for more news on that.

In the meantime, have you heard back from AT&T regarding the latest expected shipment date of your pre-ordered Galaxy S3? For those who haven’t pre-ordered the phone yet, are you planning to go to an AT&T stores and try your luck?

  • Tom

    Mine is scheduled to arrive today, according to FedEx. I ordered on the first day of pre-orders.

  • Animals Steev

    I called my store here in Pennsylvania yesterday and the rep confirmed the delay for in-store availability. I didn’t preorder. But I’m calling again today to make sure.

  • Mike

    Ordered my White one at 12:05 AM on the 6th, still not shipped, seems the Blue one is the only one shipping…not happy

  • Renzo916

    Ordered a White one on June 6th when pre-orders started and it still shows pending shipment today. :(

    • Renzo916

      Update: I was sent a text and a email by ATT and it stated due to manufacturer supply constraints of the 4G LTE Samsung GalaxyS III, your new smartphone will now arrive no later than Monday, June 25th. I guess we will see. Not a happy camper :-(

      • Renzo916

        Update: Just got another email stating phone was shipped and will be at store tomorrow after 3 for pick up. Checked Fedex tracking # and it shows picked up and intransit to be delivered on the 22nd. YEAH!!!!!

  • lazybastard

    Ordered mine in store on June 8th – White preorder, status still reflects backordered and not shipped.

    Also, not happy.

  • Mark

    Preordered on the 13th (blue model). Still shows back ordered. CS said in chat that preorders started shipping on the 18th, but would not say anything more. Only that I would receive an email when my device was shipped.

  • Asjmijmi

    Ordered a blue one and its comming today according to FedEx. Can’t wait!!

  • kgm1187

    Called Multiple stores in Pennsylvania, none of the at&t reps know when they will have the phones in stock.

  • Kyle

    I ordered a white one on 6-13. Still said back order as of today. Decided to purchase an HTC One X instead and canceled my order for the Galaxy S3. I love the HTC One X.

  • Charlottegator

    I was the first to preordered at a particular store here in Charlotte. I ordered a blue one. FedEx tracking said it shipped yesterday overnight from Texas. I’m pretty impressed by them shipping it overnight. Before I got the tracking info I would have bet a lot of money that it would not have made it but FedEx says its on the truck for delivery now!

  • The Devil

    Went to store today, said they won’t receive the phone til the 23rd of this month. It’s okay, upgrade not til June 25th.

  • I just called 2 stores…..the 1st one said that it won’t be available until the 28th….sux

  • attsucks

    i ordered one on 03 june . called in to check today they cancelled order last night…
    freak·ing ATT

  • Kraken

    Preordered a blue one 7:30 AM on June 6th with AT&T…I’ve been on backorder ever since…

  • Kraxor

    I preordered my phone on The night of June 5th through AT&T and they are saying I won’t get my phone until June 27… After originally telling me on or before the 21st. Figures… I give them 300+$ a month for what again??? Le sigh.

  • kh45

    Preordered mine on the 6th white phone, initial email said delivered on or before 21st. Today email and text that due to manufacturer supply demands, will deliver on before 25th. Will update if it actually comes Monday. Fingers crossed!

  • Daddy

    I ordered two on June 10th. They came FedEx Saturday delivery today. What’s better, AT&T accidentally placed a hold on my card twice for the order, so as an apology, they gave me the phones for free!