Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 Waiting Room

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S4' started by CuriousRaven, May 5, 2013.

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    Not yet. Mandy has a company loaner I believe. Those who pre-ordered should be getting theirs around 5/30.
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    Okay I have a question...I am eligible for an upgrade today and went through the preorder process and when it came to the payment part I always select the one that lets me add it to my next Verizon bill...it did not have that option is that because the phone is a preorder or does Verizon no longer have the add to bill option when purchasing a new phone? Hope this is clear...thank you in advance.
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    I don't believe you can pay through your bill with pre-orders. Only credit card.
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    Sometimes customer service able to offer an early upgrade over the phone. There is no hard-set time frame for an early upgrade. It depends on payment history, length of time as a customer, etc. I have seen early upgrades as much as 2-3 months early. Now then, when you do an early upgrade you are NOT restarting your contract. Additionally, early upgrades are not eligible for pre-order devices. Only currently fully stocked phones (non back order) are eligible. Also iPhones cannot be offered for early upgrade. Hope this answers your question.

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    100% correct, credit card only.

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    Hey Mandy, Thanks for the great info. Couple of quick questions if you don't mind while I wait eagerly (impatiently) for my new phone. Does VZW put any less pre-installed software on this phone than others, given the fact apps can't be moved to the SD card? I think I read that's a JB thing, though. How much branding has Verizon done to the phone and do you consider it unattractive or unobrusive? Got a lot of questions on how useful the new "tricks" are in your opinion, but I don't want to overask my welcome. :)

    THANKS
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    To be clear here, there are two different types of "early upgrades" mentioned in this thread. I'm sure you're correct about the one you're speaking of - where you call in and customer service obliges. However, a lot of customers still have an "early upgrade" at the 20 month mark of their contract. Those types do work on pre-orders and iPhones. Of course, once the remaining crop of people with contracts expiring before January 2014 disappear, those will all be a thing of the past. Perhaps "early upgrade" isn't the term for that anymore, but I know it used to be.
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    Thank you all for the replies. I am up for my upgrade today...unfortunately I cannot preorder since I cannot afford to put it on a credit card and now I am stuck waiting to order until the day of the release :( I cannot wait get this phone...it looks awesome!
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    You are correct, the ability to freeze apps are part of Jelly Bean now. I would say it has about the usual amount of VZW bloat, but has a decent amount of Samsung bloat as well. Its nothing that cant be removed with root.

    I think my favorite feature is the hover. Basically, I can eat cheetos and read text messages without getting my screen cheesy! Do love that.
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    mmm Cheetos. I like puffs and crunchy. Thanks!
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    I wish they didn't push their release back a full month behind everyone else, this wait is brutal. My phone's been suffering hard for the past few months and I can barely use it for anything good anymore. I'm not looking forward to waiting another three weeks to finally get my hands on the GS4... I can only hope the pre-orders will be sent out a few days ahead of the 30th release.
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    I unfortunately just have a sick Android smartphone addiction and I need my fix...:blink:
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    Looks like it'll be 23rd hopefully preorders will ship earlier even :)
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    They better! Or at least be delivered to our doors by that day.
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    Yes it's confirmed for the 23rd. I can't wait for everyone on Verizon to get it so i can ask a million questions
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    23rd for pre orders poor in store too? Still debating the pros/cons of pre ordering , thoughts?
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    Supposedly 23rd in-store. Pre-orders will be fulfilled first, so hopefully they ship the 19th or 20th and arrive a day or two early. It would be nice to get mine 6 or 7 days from today. I'm sick of waiting.
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    Pre orders will be shipped to arrive no later than the 23rd. Some may get them on the 22nd.

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