Galaxy S3 to ship “on or around” June 21 to AT&T customers

by: AdrianJune 12, 2012

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has been officially confirmed as hitting Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and now C Spire in the United States, but things remain a bit unclear on the phone’s release dates.

Sprint has been the only carrier to officially announce the S3 as shipping on June 21, while all the others seem reluctant to clear the air once and for all. T-Mo is rumored to launch the new Galaxy phone on the same day as Sprint, while Verizon and US Cellular will most likely be (unfashionably) late to the release party, being expected to start shipments in July.

Finally, AT&T has kept completely quiet on the subject, leaving us to speculate and hope for the best. And while we don’t have anything official to report from the carrier, we’re now in a position to just about confirm the S3’s release date.

AT&T’s Galaxy S3 will start shipping on June 21 to Premier customers and “on or around” the same date for non-Premier users. The news comes from DroidMatters and is in no way confirmed, but seems trustworthy enough to make you impatient AT&T users start the countdown.

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As a quick refresher, AT&T will be offering the LTE version of the S3 with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 2 GB of RAM. The free 50 GB Dropbox storage promo will not be supported by “Ma Bell”, according to a recent report, but you will be able to get an exclusive snazzy red version of the S3 from AT&T.

Then again, the red S3 is not yet up for pre-order and will most likely not be released on June 21, along the “Marble White” and “Pebble Blue” versions of the phone.

AT&T is only offering the 16 GB version of the S3 for pre-order, while the 32 GB model will either be made available starting next month.

There you have it, folks, AT&T’s S3 should start shipping in just nine short days, if today’s rumors prove to be accurate. Are you excited? Have you already pre-ordered the phone? Will you be waiting for that red model or for the 32 GB version? Let us know below!

  • BK

    Preordered on the 6th, goodbye iPhone

  • Cole Raney

    A sales representative at AT&T told me I should receive it before June 20. He told me this when pre-orders started, so either he was lying or this information is false.

    • sorry.

      I work for Att and we were told the 21st and just told yesterday its pushed back to 28th.

  • Why offer a color of the phone if you are not gonna announce when you will release it? Att is bragging that it will have the exclusive red color but not have it available. Pointless

  • Brett Davis

    It says it will arrive on or before the 21st for me

  • justcurious4282

    Customer service confirmed with me that it will ship on the 18th, meaning it will be to us by the 21st. BK, I’m with you, bye bye iPhone.


    I want to see that 32 GB version….

  • justpassingthru

    I was under the impression that I would see mine on or before the 21st, but I am a premier customer via my work.

  • Hkyplyr38

    Goodbye iphone..I have been an iphone user since the original came out and im dropping it for the galaxy s3. I hope that since i pre-ordered it i will recieve it before the 21st or this month.

  • I’m with you guys, later iPhone. I grabbed the white marble 16GB. Rumor has it the 32GB on AT&T will only come in the exclusive red later this summer which I’m personally not too fond of.

  • s3killmyiphone

    bye bye iphone 4s preorder on the 8th

  • I just got off a chat with a representative and she said that they started shipping yesterday on a fcfs basis. I ordered mine at 12 Am on the 6th (first day available) and mine is back ordered. Is there like an exclusive AT&T preorder club?

    • Hutch

      Same with me it’s rediculious

      • Yeah and now it’s pushed back till the 28th :(

  • Bruce Bradford

    Just received email stating my Samsung Galaxy S3 will be shipped for arrival June 28. Horrible communications (and client relations as a result) from AT&T as I had been led to understand June 21 when I ordered on June 6.

  • thig84

    I’m going to “release” my iphone 4 to another soul…lol So I can get this S3…hello Android!!

  • thig84

    Who needs the 32gig model when you can get the 16gig then upgrade it with 32gigs of additional space?

  • So has anyone received their S3 yet? Lets get some reviews please

  • ATTScrewedmeagain

    screw a red version of the Samsung Galaxy 3. AT&T is always screwing their Customers. No loyalty and no win win situations. I want a 32GB Samsung Galaxy 3 and cannot get it..