Galaxy S5 pre-orders arriving early, as expected

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When T-Mobile announced its Galaxy S5 pre-orders we heard that it would begin shipping them out to customers by April 8th, 3 days before they’re due to be released officially. Turns out, our information was correct. A TmoNews reader got in touch to inform us that he’s already got his.

If you pre-ordered yours before March 31st, there’s a good chance you’ll get yours within the next day or two. Be sure to let us know if you do.

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  • Gilligan

    Awesome news!

  • Mustang25

    Will we receive a email before hand with a tracking number? Or is it going to show up random? Because I haven’t received anything and I pre-ordered the first day it was available for pre-order.

    • Jorge

      I received a text and a email confirmation saying it was sent out today. I preordered it the first day out went up for pre order

      • Mustang25

        Oh really crap I haven’t got anything. Except T-Mobile finally charged my card today

  • http://blog.joshsouzaphotos.com/ joshsouzaphotos

    Ordered before 31st, no alert it has been sent, no package at my house.

    Also I was reading today about the major amount of bloat that this thing is getting. Box, Wall Street Journal, Runkeeper…etc..etc on top of the Samsung and Tmobile bloat.

    Frustrated with this, I don’t wanna look at that crap in my app list, don’t wanna root.. wish my house had good service so I didn’t have to rely on wifi-calling and could just skip the BS and get a Nexus.

    • $15454173

      Go to Apps through Home screen.
      Tap the Menu key then select Hide applications.
      You’ll see the checkbox appears in each app.
      Tick the checkbox in the desired apps you wish to hide from the apps menu.
      Tap Done button.
      The selected apps will not be displayed in the apps menu.
      Contact T-Mobile and tell them you can’t get service. Personally I would find another carrier who could provide signal at my home and had retail stores nearby. I have five T-Mobile full retail stores within 10 to 15 minutes and great signal. I am on JUMP original and am not due to upgrade till June 1st. Having retail access let’s me play with all the new phones before I buy and returns are easier.

      • JB

        I think the issue is bloat being there more or less than seeing it. Sure, you can hide them, out of sight out of mind and all that, but I think he’d rather them not be in the phone without the need for root in the first place. Don’t blame him, especially when all this extra crud takes up valuable memory.

        I wish they’d give you an option to install what you want/need on initial setup rather than shoving it down your throat, but hey cest la vie… Lol

      • http://blog.joshsouzaphotos.com/ joshsouzaphotos

        The only company that has service on my block ( and its mediocre as all hell) is Verizon, and it is just an absolutely over priced service.

        T-Mobile is fantastic in my area, even two blocks (less then a mile away) down the street… just in a dead spot, I’ve told them.. they didn’t do anything about it because the dead zone is pretty small.

        It isn’t just about hiding it, I don’t like to root anymore because I have too many other things going on to deal with it these days. I mean hell, I forget what phone it was but it came with a game demo and I bought the game and the demo remained there.. silly.

    • EJ DAVIS

      Mine coming tomorrow. .. tracking info says. … ordered in store on the first day

  • Jack Nymus

    Ordered on March 25th. T-Mo status page shows a UPS tracking number generated today (4/8) for “3-Day Select” service, but there are no details listed yet.

  • JB

    Well fiddle-sticks! I’m quite jealous. T-Mobile *JUST* charged my card today. Which means I probably won’t get it until the 11th despite me ordering it the day pre-orders went live. Oh well, first world problems and all that…

    My estimated delivery date still says April 17. Lol

    • Singleweird

      if estimated delivery dates were accurate, 50% of mail customers would be disappointed. this way, 95% of mail customers are unexpectedly delighted.

      • JB

        Haha. I suppose that’s one way to look at it. :-)

    • Michael Aybinder

      Does yours still say backordered?

      • JB

        Yes, it does. They took my money, so I assume I’m getting a tracking number dispatched before the end of the evening.

        • Michael Aybinder

          Thanks, seems like others that were recently charged have already been changed to order placed status. They charged me 8 hours ago, yet still backordered….Have you recently checked to see if yours is still backordered? Thanks

  • Anne

    My card was charged yesterday. Still waiting for that email though…

    • Michael Aybinder

      Does your order status still say backordered?

      • Anne

        No, as of a few days ago, it changed from “Backordered” to “Order Placed”.

        • Michael Aybinder

          Mine still says back ordered even though they charged my card. It did change to order placed today for about an hour and then back to back ordered. very confusing.

        • Anne

          Maybe we’ll be surprised and they’ll show up tomorrow.

  • Jonathan

    I upgraded with JUMP! Should I still receive mine early because I haven’t received any information of it shipping, etc.

    • Jonathan

      I want to update this as I checked my account and I actually have a shipping number even though I haven’t received any email. If you are experiencing the same thing as me check your order status on the t-mobile website.

      • Anne

        Did you order your phone on the 24th or later?

      • http://blog.joshsouzaphotos.com/ joshsouzaphotos

        Mine says shipped but has no tracking #

        • http://blog.joshsouzaphotos.com/ joshsouzaphotos

          So they sent mine 3 day shipping instead of one day like I paid for. They’re going to refund me when I receive the device on Friday ><

  • Max

    I ordered mine on the 24th through Jump with $0 down, my card was charged today. I have a tracking number when i went to mytmobile.com. It is coming on Thursday. I did not get an email or a text that it was shipped.

  • JB

    UPDATE: I did finally get a tracking number. I get mine on Thursday! YAY! lol. For those wondering, it might not show up on myTmobile yet, and you may not even get an email or text until later, if at all. The only reason I found my tracking number because I have a UPS account, so anytime a tracking number is generated for my address, I get a notification in my UPS app.

    • elmodern

      mine is coming Thursday too, even though my shipping said the 16th.

      • Ac3of2pade2

        Mine is saying it’s coming friday :(

        • elmodern

          still the first day, if i didn’t get charged yet or get shipping info today i was going to cancel and just get it from a store.

      • Randall Lind

        I getting mine today also. However knowing UPS it will be 7pm they hate my new apartment. Last night 7pm my case came.

  • billmayor

    Everytime a hot mobile is released, all the pre-order peeps are anxious and pouting about having to wait for their mobile. I look forward to seeing this baby in the store. I hope everyone who purchased it will do a quick review and post it here. Don’t forget to plug in your S5 while playing with it the first 2 days.

    • Bud

      I don’t think it’s a hot mobile, considering vzw is giving buy one get one free.

      • Bryan N

        The reason vzw is giving it b1g1 is so people can sign up with them. It has nothing to do with the phone. Also once they have you signed up they will make a lot more money off of you.

        • Bud

          so why isn’t the htc 1(m8) b1g1?

        • Bryan N

          If you check the vzw site they have the same offer for the b1g1. Even some of the commercials that were running this week were offering buy a gs5 and get the m8 free or another gs5.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Worthy of trading my note 3 for?

    • Steve R.

      Probably not, wait for the Note 4

    • elmodern

      im not a big “big phone” person, but it seems as if the note series gets all of the best tech from the galaxy line and the next new tech coming out.

  • baslanides

    Mine was delivered yesterday BUT ups needed a signature so now it’s at the UPS center waiting for me. Preordered on the first day. Got the email aboiyt credit charge AFTER delivery yesterday.

  • dd23

    I nvr order anything online living in the ghetto side of east LA you cant lol, I heard it plenty times from neighbors they order something they steal it or they sign when the ups guy tells them they got a package even tho its not there’s. They sign like if it was and the thing that pisses me off is that the ups guys that come to my area never ask the person thats signing for an id I know cuz I seen it they dnt care.So I guess ill have to go get this phone at the store when they have it there.

    • elmodern

      damn thats fugged up

  • Byron Garcia

    I ordered on the 26th in store, it said backordered online till yesterday. My card was charged and now online was updated to the 7th but its still backordered. am I gonna get my phone like it was guaranteed on their website.

  • Anne

    I just got the notification that mine shipped and should arrive tomorrow.

  • vinnyjr

    Don’t want any phone with only a pathetic 16gb of internal storage. SD-card does not help the phone after it is loaded up with large apps. The phone will slow down, get laggy as hell and that is not what I want in a new phone. My last year’s Note 3 has 32gb of int storage and sd-card, that is the minimum any top of the line device should be made with. Totally lame for Samsung to even make a 16gb phone, pissed off T-Mobile doesn’t have the 32gb model available. I have the SGS3 from T-Mobile HSPA+ only model that has 32gb of int storage. That is a great device but no LTE. Since that device T-Mobile hasn’t sold any SGS phone with anything more than 16gb of int storage, The Note 3 is the only Samsung device that is worth buying IMO. I will keep my Note 3 until Samsung and T-Mobile sell a 32gb Samsung high end device. The SGS5 would be a killer device if it had 32gb of int storage. Just My Opinion.

    • JJCommonSense

      Mmmmkay?

  • Scott

    My son’s just arrived. It will probably be a day or two before I can get my hands on it. Called T-mobile to enroll it in Jump and the rep was surprised we had it already. He was asking all kinds of questions about how we like it and how it compares to the S4.

    • Randall Lind

      can you use your voice on the camera?

  • Randall Lind

    I had major issues ordering they call me Monday and did it over the phone. T-Mobile gave me a $200 discount and $60 off my bill over the next 6 month for site crashing and messing up my order. I am also getting over night shipping.They just shipped it according to my t-mo

    • Randall Lind

      Bodyglove s5 case sucks Just got my case the shocksuit looks and feel cheap. I may have to buy the Otterbox only case I see with an hard plastic inside case. Not just a slip on screen protector place in rubber back. What a shame because my toughtsuit has a inner plasic body from bodyglove for my s4 and is awesome. I will know after my s5 gets here. Also no belt clip.

  • Billy

    If you own the Note 3 please don’t think about this phone at all! Below is what I posted on my FB wall: Man, this is going back tomorrow! I’m sorry but you can not go from a 3ghz ram with 32gb of storage (the Note 3) to a 2.5ghz ram with 16gb of storage new phone! Do not fall for the hype it’s just a newer phone that’s it! I was getting so pissed at the phone I almost threw it! I promise you! Wait for either the Lg G3 due out in June or the Samsung Note 4 due out in Sep!

    • elmodern

      this phone isn’t an upgrade to the note series just an upgrade to the galaxy series. Pretty sure the note 4 will be spectacular in comparison.

    • Randall Lind

      Note is a tablet like phone so why would you downgrade to a phone?

    • $15454173

      “Many people will buy the phones over the fablets no matter the dire warnings posted on FB or elsewhere. Enjoy what you have.”

      Confuseus

  • Ryan

    I pre ordered mine on 4/7 and it is being delivered today, way to go tmo!

  • T-MO Sales Expert

    i’d say the coolest thing about the T-mobile S5 is that its the only S5 that will have the download boaster. Sprint,ATT, and verizon will NOT have that feature.

    • david

      Wait what do you mean by boaster?

      • T-MO Sales Expert

        It will have a feature that combines the 4glte and wifi to handle tasks. It’s a pretty neat feature

  • Charles Ray

    Just received mine right before heading to class and I love it. Also, starting to see areas of Oxford, MS getting 4G LTE, finally. …..YAY!

  • Randall Lind

    How do you turn on voice commands?

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    Rose Golden Samsung Galaxy S5 Flip Cover Folio Case
    source from gadget2us, who has black green color ,looks bright and glitter.

  • Randall Lind

    I love it just can someone tell me how to disable it from telling me I have an incoming call? Driving mode is not on. I figured this out if any needs help go to Settings| Accessibility | Answering and ending calls then un-check voice control. The onther post about turning iit on was for the camera and that is a setting in the camera app.

  • JJCommonSense

    has anyone tried the download booster feature on the S5 with T-Mobile? TMO is the only carrier that’s allowing it in the US…

    • elmodern

      i tried it, it didnt do anything, i need to try it again.

      • JJCommonSense

        I got my phone on Friday and got the DLBooster to work once on friday.. the file being downloaded has to be over 30 mb and I dont think it can come from the google play store.. so it didnt really do anything when I was downloading 12 years a Slave.. lol

  • Giro

    Hi I want to buy the S5 but something is holding me down. I was looking at the band it support. NO SUPPORT FOR BAND 12 which is the band which will be use for the LTE Frequency T-mobile got from verizon..Anyone knows if that can fix with an software update? Thanks,

  • JJCommonSense

    So I traded in my Note 3 for the GS5… im a junkie and I own that fact…. nevertheless its a great phone.. my favorite feature is the fingerprint sensor to unlock my phone.. I dont know what the gripes are about it because it works for me all the time. The phone seems just a bit responsive than the note 3.. I dont like having only 16gb but thats what SD cards are for. The camera is great.. I love shooting HDR instantly without any “processing” time.. I kinda miss my SPen but since ive got TMO Jump, the old program, I can jump to the Note 4 when it comes out!.. by the way, if /when u get your S5 or any other samsung phone, make sure u create a samsung account and register the device.. u get 3 addtl months of warranty and the send u a 50% off coupon code for accessories under $50 on their site.. SView cover for $25.. YEP