AT&T customers who have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the popular Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone at their local store won't have to wait much longer. The wireless carrier announced plans to offer the smartphone in stores on July 6. Customers who preordered the phone should have already received their device; AT&T says "thousands" of its customers placed preorders. In addition to announcing store availability on July 6, AT&T plans to offer the Galaxy S III online with overnight shipping starting on the same day. AT&T isn't the first carrier to face shipping delays with the Galaxy S III. Sprint stores began offering the phone earlier this week. T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have also faced shipping delays due to Samsung's production delays and high demand.
Samsung Galaxy S III Arrives at AT&T stores July 6
July 02, 2012 – Great news, the wait is finally over! I’m excited to share with you that the Samsung Galaxy S III will arrive in AT&T stores on July 6th.
Thousands of customers, who just couldn’t wait, have already preordered it and have the device in hand. The reviews are fantastic and now it will be available for same day purchase in AT&T company-owned retail stores and online with overnight shipping starting July 6.
With the availability of the Galaxy S III alongside the HTC One X, AT&T offers our customers two of the most cutting-edge Android smartphones on the market.
As a product manager, I’ve been fortunate to be able to work on the Galaxy S III since the early concepts and am very pleased with the results. It’s amazing to see how the Galaxy S series has evolved. Not only is this a gorgeous device that feels good in the hand, but the features Samsung has introduced really make it simple to use.
I love being able to quickly launch applications like email, AT&T Messages and even the camera right from the lock screen. And it is really cool to be able to make a call by simply lifting the phone to your ear! There are so many simple gestures and hidden tricks that even I’m still discovering some of them.
We know our customers already love the Galaxy S III and we’re thrilled that you will now be able to walk out of the store with the device in hand, ready to experience all the fabulous features and start sharing it with their friends. For more information, check out www.att.com/galaxysiii.