T-Mobile tells Galaxy S8 pre-order customers that phones will begin shipping on April 19

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 will officially hit stores on April 21, but many T-Mobile pre-order customers have likely been wondering if T-Mo will ship the new flagship out early like it’s done with previous high-profile releases. Today we got a bit more info on that matter.

T-Mobile today began sending text messages to Galaxy S8 pre-order customers, including TmoNews reader Javar and some folks on Reddit, to let them know that they’ve begun packing orders and that buyers may start to see their credit cards being charged. T-Mo plans to begin shipping devices on April 19.

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T-Mobile has a history of delivering new flagship smartphones days, even sometimes weeks, before their official release date. For example, the LG G6 began hitting doorsteps two weeks before its launch date, and orders of the Galaxy S7 were delivered more than a week before launch. It looks like Galaxy S8 pre-order customers may not be quite as lucky, but perhaps some people that opted for overnight shipping will get their phones a day before launch.

Did you receive a text from T-Mobile about your Galaxy S8 pre-order today?

Thanks, Javar!

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  • MattPortland

    No text, but I have been told the 19th several times.

  • Brian Richards

    I’m a little worried not to have texts on my 2 s8+ oders. They were placed on the first night in the first few hours. People that ordered 3 days ago Have texts. What gives.

    • MattPortland

      It’s so random with TMo.

    • Corey Jalette

      I’m sure they are staggering the texts out so it doesn’t overload their system. There’s still 1 week left so I’m sure in the next few days you’ll see the text. The text doesn’t really mean anything. But it is something I suppose. Lpl

    • DKBNYC

      As I’ve learned with my last 3 pre-ordered phones from T-Mobile, order about a week before the phone is launched. Just ordered a S8+ and an S8 today [4/12/17] and already have the text message.

  • Dave Molina

    I pre-ordered on the 2nd of April, haven’t gotten a text about my order yet either.

    • Jay Holm

      Your pre-order was 3 days late!!!

      • steadymobb

        That doesn’t mean anything. I know someone that preorder on the 5th and they got the text yesterday

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  • Tina White

    I’ve not received mine, either. But it doesn’t even ship for about a week. Chill.

  • Tina White

    Btw check the T-Mobile app for your order status.

  • Corey Jalette

    PSA: make sure you are signed up with MyUPS, it’s free and sends you email notifications on any package going to your address. So once a label gets printed you’ll see it on there before the tmobile app or website as those only refresh once a day I believe.

    • RJ Scott

      EDIT: My T-Mobile app shows delivery will be by UPS. Will the phone come via USPS? I actually signed up for the MyUPS service last week because I was intrigued by the offering. It’s interesting.

      • Corey Jalette

        the phone will come UPS as you said. Mytmobile has said ups since I ordered, and tmobile always uses ups for their phones. It works really well, I always get an email within an hour or two after a label is created.

      • Jeremy Turnley

        USPS does not ship phones, or any devices known to hold Lithium batteries, so no.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      As an unrelated side note, USPS and FedEx have similar free services, and it’s definitely worth signing up for them.

      USPS’ version will track ALL packages coming to your address, not just the ones coming to you personally, and in the near future they will be adding the ability to get pictures of your letter mail emailed to you as well, so you can tell if something disappeared from your mailbox.

  • Polish Announce Table

    This is #FakeTexts.

    • Corey Jalette

      Definitely isn’t fake, but you’re entitled to what you think.

      • Polish Announce Table

        I was being facetious. It was a joke referencing #FakeNews. Thanks for putting me on blast on an image site.

        • Jay Holm

          “image site”?

        • Polish Announce Table

          He kindly removed the link.

  • Jose Campos

    I did not preorder the phone, but I am going to a TMO store early morning on Friday and just pick up two of them. This whole preorder is great but makes anxiety a killer. I am sure enough the stores will have plenty in stock.

    • Corey Jalette

      I always say I’ll never preorder again because if this lol. But then the phone addict in me comes out, and tells me to do it for a chance to possibly get it early. Lol

      • Jose Campos

        I am with you, I preordered the S6 and I got it Monday to oppose Friday, boiled my. When the S7 came out I went to the store first thing Friday Morning and got them. When The Note 7 Came out I preordered. When the fiasco happened I turned to the Apple 7+, I preordered and the phone got shipped one month after. Now I’m like screw this, I rather just go to the store early like a crackhead and wait in line and I am sure enough to get a pair.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      That involves going to a store. If I can avoid walking into a TMO store and spending the required 2 hours waiting around while they fumble around like monkeys trying to get my JOD processed (usually only to have to call 611 three weeks later because the bill is totally wrong anyway), I will.

      Maybe (hopefully) the people in your area are better, but all three locations I have tried in my city all are pretty much the same as far as competence goes. The only real difference is how much they lie to you to try and get you to buy overpriced accessories. One store actually keeps a broken screen iPhone behind the counter to scare people into buying cases (not kidding).

  • RJ Scott

    Which color will you get? I’ve always gone with black because the bezels usually match the color and black is best for my viewing experience. However with the S8 it looks like the bezel will be black regardless of color. I did the early order (my wife insists there is no such thing as a “pre” order because an order is an order) and picked black. Now I’m not so sure.

    • Jose Campos

      I am with your wife, the preorder crapola is all BS. your only guaranteeing a possibility that you get a phone on release date. But if you do get it before the 21st, enojy it. one hell of a phone. I am currently on a 4″ display.

    • Peter Smith

      Yeah I had “pre” ordered the Black but when I saw it in person at a Best Buy, I was like i’m not a fan of the glossy look it had so I went with Grey. Grey is stylish and adds a little flare to my new phone. However, If it had a grey front like in the past I would go with that black without any questions. I hate any color other than black on the front of my phone. Messy display experience.

  • Stephen C

    I got the same text message last night.

  • jodo

    Now that S8 is close to shipping, does that decrease the odds of another S7 sale anytime soon?

    • Acdc1a

      Probably but keep in mind the S7 is already down to $339 at Mywit. It will probably be sub-$300 very soon.

      • jodo

        Wow, I just check here and very occassionally the TM site. If I buy at Mywit, will it work fully with TM?

        • Acdc1a

          Yes, it’s the insurance company for T-Mobile so you are getting insurance replacement quality stuff for a fraction of new.

        • jodo

          How does updates work? Will I get updates from TM? From Mywit? Samsung? Sorry, for all the questions…I have always bought/used phones from the carriers.

        • Acdc1a

          They are T-Mobile devices just the same that you’d purchase from T-Mobile so T-Mobile dictates the update schedule.

        • jodo

          Thanks! I will keep an eye on Mywit. The question I need to address is whether or not I want to stick with TM so that’s going to impact the phone purchase.

  • Patrick N Lee

    Finally see my credit card has been charge. That mean the shipping date is 1 step closer

  • Javar Alexander

    Credit card has been charged… Anyone else get charged ?

    • MattPortland

      Nope, no charge yet.

    • mreveryphone

      Yes… I got charged this morning…

  • Corey Jalette

    My card was charged as well. No info on mytmobile or ups yet though.

  • Ash Powell

    Same here. . . my card was charged earlier today.

    • RJ Scott

      Mine hasn’t been billed yet and I’m glad because I just changed color from black to silver.

    • Jay Holm

      Some people don’t realize that there is a difference between placing a hold on a debit card for an amount, and that amount actually posting to your acct.

  • mike hernandez

    i was just charged right now

    • Troan Gibbs

      What model did you order and what day did you pre order? There is no notification for me yet. I pre order mine on March 31st.

      • mike hernandez

        midnight of pre order galaxy s8 plus black

  • mike hernandez

    im just wondering if it ships the 19th why charge a week before? i thought you are only charged right when it ships out.

    • Javar Alexander

      My exact thoughts…

      • mike hernandez

        i just called and they agreed they said that if they charged you then it means its waiting for ups to scan the package so fingers crossed it ships soon

        • Javar Alexander

          Thanks for the info, Mike… Keeping my fingers crossed haha.

        • steadymobb

          The text DOES say that you may be charged soon. Same text that says delivery is the 19th/20th…I wouldn’t get overly excited. Hoping it does somehow come early but not going to set myself up for disappointment

        • mike hernandez

          perhaps

    • Jay Holm

      Amazon doesn’t charge until your order ships. T-Mobile should do it the same way!

      • mike hernandez

        in my past experiences its been that way with t mobile though they will not charge until it ships out

        • Jay Holm

          Well I completed my order at 11:07pm on March 30th, Texas time…about as early as I could, and I haven’t been charged as of yet.

  • Jess

    Nada here, yet.

  • mreveryphone

    My card got charged this morning…

  • Prox

    I was charged.

    • Jay Holm

      Already?!?!? I completed my order at 11:07pm Texas time on the 30th, about as early as I could, I haven’t been charged yet.

      • Prox

        Could be your bank, I am using Chase.

      • steadymobb

        The bank pulled the money from my account but it’s not officially ‘gone’ yet. Pre-authorization. I ordered right at 9PM when orders went live.

        • Jay Holm

          It went live at 11pm Texas time…I completed my order at 11:07…

        • steadymobb

          Mine was 9PM on the west coast. I don’t think there’s any method to the madness. Just sit tight.

  • Jay Holm

    Does anyone know if T-Mobile is doing the free year of Netflix promotion this year with the Galaxy S as they did with the two previous Galaxy S’s?

    • mreveryphone

      Doesn’t look like it, but that could change once the actual release date arrives…

      • Jay Holm

        I certainly hope so!

      • Jay Holm

        I just got a txt msg from T-Mobile saying they are processing orders and that I should expect to be charged soon. . .OMG…OMG…OMG!!!!

        • MattPortland

          Yep, me too about the same time as you did.

        • Jay Holm

          Have you already ordered a case? I have, also ordered extra USB C cables. . .both have already been received.

        • MattPortland

          I did. Spigen Ultra Clear. It should be here tomorrow. I have enough USB C cables already.

        • Jay Holm

          I have a Spigen case also, sort of glacier blue, has a kickstand…this will he my 1st smartphone using the new USB C standard, so that is why I had to stock up…..for car charger and work charger also….

    • steadymobb

      No, they’re not as of now

  • Jeremy Turnley

    Just got the text as I was typing “no text yet here”. :P

    I ordered a grey S8 on the 31st via JOD.

  • Bo Kimble

    I love coming to this web site when a new device is released and watch grown adults blubber over a phone and whine and cry if they dont get it BEFORE the launch day yet alone the day the phone is supposed to come out.

    • MattPortland

      It doesn’t affect you so don’t worry about what other adults do.

  • RJ Scott

    Pre-Order: How It Works

    You can pre-order your device now. Here are important things to know about pre-ordering:

    When will my pre-order ship?
    Once your device becomes available, we will ship according to your pre-order date. All pre-orders are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

    When will my credit card be charged?
    We will charge your credit card when your device is actually shipped. You will receive an email update when your device ships.

    What about Returns and Cancellations?
    If you change your mind, no worries. All pre-orders are supported by our standard return and cancellation policy.

    How do I transfer my number to T-Mobile?
    For the smoothest transition, we recommend you transfer your number after you have received your pre-ordered device.

    • Jay Holm

      How you transfer your number? Huh? Simply take the sim card out of previous device and insert it into the new device, simple as that.

      • RJ Scott

        From another carrier… :-)

      • Jess

        He is referring to transferring a number to T-mobile, as in from another carrier….

  • Joe

    Kelso: BURN!!!

  • OmeerRahman

    Got that text about two hours ago no charge yet though. Ordered the black version. I wish they would have kept the colors uniform and make the front and back the same color.

    • MattPortland

      Yuck. Ugly sensors on the front.

      • Jay Holm

        With the top bezels being so small, I agree, sensors would be too noticeable and stand out too much on any color other than black.

    • OmeerRahman

      I think the two tone color bothers me more. I really wanted the silver version.

  • Dom214

    Anyone from Hawaii getting charged or even the text yet? Preordered around 10 minutes past midnight EST on 3/30 still no text/charge. S8 64gb Orchid gray

  • Brian Richards

    Got my texts. Here’s what I did. It might be a coincidence, but it doesn’t seem like it.

    I went to http://my.t-mobile.com/documents and downloaded each of the EIP PDF’s.
    Now keep in mind I signed the EIP when I ordered, so these are just static pdfs that don’t need signatures or anything like that. I never opened them previously. I just wanted to look through the order emails to make sure I hadn’t missed a link to sign something. I hadn’t.

    Within about 10 seconds of downloading and opening the EIP pdf for my order I got the text message on my phone. Same thing on my son’s phone.

    So if you haven’t got your text, I would do open those pdf’s from the site. I think it triggers something in the system. I think some people DO need to sign their EIP’s post-ordering, and the system may not be distinguishing.

  • mel

    Delete

  • Corey Smith

    My card was charged. I bank with Chase.

  • Nikitao1

    Anyone successfully complete their be promotion? I can’t seem to find any clear way for anyone to do it unless you buy the phone from the site.

    • steadymobb

      You need the imei number among other things

  • Mike

    Has anyone switched from the 2 truly unlimited lines for $100 old promo to the new tmobile one 2 unlimited lines for $100 ? If so did you notice any major data differences? I’m thinking about switching my plan.

    • MattPortland

      I don’t think you’d notice a difference at all. If both plans are $100 why switch?

      • Mike

        taxes and fees. Plus I have two free lines if I can keep them I’ll probably switch to the all in 2 lines for $100.

        • MattPortland

          Oh yeah, I forget the taxes and fees portion of that plan.

        • Corey Jalette

          You cant keep your free lines when switching to the one plan. But otherwise it would be the same thing. I dont notoce a difference at all. I was always on wifi before so now i get 10$ off per line for using less than 2gb. And I added the one line free so im paying only 3/$80 for 2 phones and 1 tablet.

  • Redrose

    I got charged yesterday morning (4/12) for my tmobile pre-order for S8+. I pre-ordered it at midnight first day. T-mobile site has a policy, they charge your card before shipping…. Does this mean I’m getting it any day now?

    • Corey Jalette

      Technically the cards aren’t charged yet, it’s on hold until it actually ships. So yes and no. Lol, it’s a guessing game and I’m not getting my hopes up anymore.

      • MattPortland

        My bank (Key bank) differentiates between a hold and a charge when you check your account, which I think is pretty cool. Sadly, I don’t have a hold or a charge from T-Mobile.

      • Eric Harlow

        I got the text message on 4/11 saying my S8 is getting ready for packing and will ship 4/19, but my card hasn’t been charged. I called Tmobile Customer care and she told me I am getting overnight shipping for free. Is this because of how long I have been a Tmobile customer dating back to voicestream days?

        • steadymobb

          I believe everyone got the free overnight

        • Eric Harlow

          So people in this forum, are they talking about getting a charge on their card for the downpayment of the S8+?

        • steadymobb

          Yes

    • steadymobb

      No. Tmobile sent a text saying you could get charged soon. I wouldn’t get your hopes up but anything is possible.

  • samsung freud

    I’m curious, is anyone being charged an extra 20.00 or 25.00 for a sim card kit that you don’t need?

    • Corey Jalette

      If it’s 20$ it’s the upgrade assistance fee they started not too long ago. If it’s 25$ it’s a Sim kit. If you don’t really need assistance or a new Sim then call/msg tmobile and they should offer you a credit of you complain. It usually only charges you if you aren’t on an upgrade plan, jump/jump on demand. But I’ve seen people get charged. I luckily didn’t get that charge though.

      • samsung freud

        Yup, I had both those charges for my note 7 and lg stylo pro.
        I’m waiting on the note 8, but I might even wait longer for the unlocked version.

    • steadymobb

      “upgrade assistance” charge is what they call it. If you order over the phone or in a store, they charge you this. Which sucks because their horrible site never allows me to order online for some reason.

    • Polish Announce Table

      Why is it called a kit? It is a piece of plastic with a sim card and plastic sim card remover.

  • Christopher Ivy

    I actually cancelled my order through Samsung direct yesterday because I didn’t feel confident they would truly ship my phone to me in time. I instead placed my order at my T-mobile store yesterday and just got my text that it will ship on the 20th.

  • Vlad

    My card was authorized today, for 141.54
    Ordered black s8+, first day in the evening.
    So all looks good so far on order processing…

    • Sean Xu

      I don’t think you ordered s8+, down payment starts at 130 plus tax, so you might have ordered the s8.

      • Corey Jalette

        It just looks like his tax rate is just a bit higher. I paid 139.10 with 0.07% tax rate.

        • MattPortland

          Hehe no sales tax in Oregon.

        • Sean Xu

          Lucky.

        • MattPortland

          Oh they make it up with a boatload of other taxes.

        • Corey Jalette

          Lucky you lol

      • Vlad

        Of course I’ve ordered S8+ , Otherwise S8 down payment is $30
        You’re way off on math, tax rate 8.875
        It’s what it is in your state

        • Sean Xu

          I did the math, 130 + 75 dollars (tax).

  • Sergio Bobillo

    My credit card was charged this morning by T-Mobile for the S8 +

  • MattPortland

    I was just charged and it not listed as a hold. Going to Tweet them.

  • MattPortland

    It’s a Twitter rep so, you know, grain of salt.

    “@TMobileHelp: HEY, Good morning! When I pre-order, a charge on my account for the device is always exciting news. That usually means we have successfully recieved your order and we’re in the process of packing it up and handing it over to our UPS gurus. It’s impossible to charge every single customer that orders the device on the 19th, so we start a few days early so you don’t lose your spot in line :)”

  • AB Lopez

    I just got a text with my tracking #
    Ordered a S8 orchid gray on

    • MattPortland

      Really? This is your first post.

      • AB Lopez

        Free T-Mobile Msg: Your T-Mobile order has processed. Please allow up to 48 hours to track your shipment. Tracking #
        Yes, Is my 1st post lol

        • MattPortland

          Well, I’m skeptical of new people on here. A lot of BS on the net.

        • Corey Jalette

          There’s another person on xda saying they were charged 2 days ago, they have a pic too I’ll post link here but takes them a little to accept links on here.

        • Corey Jalette
        • MattPortland

          I’m more interested in the tracking number.

        • mike hernandez

          well i was charged two days ago and still no tracking number so im confused

        • Corey Jalette

          Not everyone gets the notification at once. And I was charged yesterday morning. Nothing her yet either. We ask people for proof then when they provide it everyone’s like “it’s fake” lol it very well could be but that’s 2 so far, one person was charged yeaterday the other 2 days ago and they both got the notification not that long ago.

        • mike hernandez

          im no child to be lying over something i paid for so i could careless who thinks something is fake or not. i know i been charged just waiting on tracking. i find it odd they said it ships the 19th but they charged me a week before . from my understanding you dont get charged unless it shipped . glad im not the only person tho

        • MattPortland

          I found it.

    • Troan Gibbs

      What day did you pre order?

      • AB Lopez

        I preordered half hour after preorder started, central time here

    • Vlad

      When were you charged ?

      • AB Lopez

        Yesterday morning

  • William

    My cc was charged but my T-Mobile​ account doesn’t show it so I think it’s only a hold!

  • Corey Jalette

    More people over on reddit are also getting the shipping text.

    • Vlad

      Usually after label gets created, UPS is doing pickup in a day or two, it would be strange case if t-mobile will hold on to packages till 19th

      • steadymobb

        No — it really wouldn’t be. This is Note 7 deja vu all over again. I got my Note 7 tracking number but had no movement for 6 days…don’t get too hyped everyone. Until someone gets that LEFT FACILITY/OUT FOR DELIVERY notification, sit tight.

        • Danielle Jones

          Don’t remind me! I was caught up in that Note 7 preorder fiasco as well. It was a real mess. UPS tracking info with NO movement for days. It was very frustrating!

    • mike hernandez

      when they charge you that means its gonna happen soon right? even if its a hold its still something .

      • Corey Jalette

        Being charged even on hold you’re ahead of some people. Some people haven’t had texts or anything at all yet.

      • Danielle Jones

        Yeah I was charged yesterday, but it’s showing as a Pending charge still. I am hoping to get a shipping text later this evening since I got my last text from Tmobile about my card being charged soon in the evening. We will see.

  • OmeerRahman

    Got charged a little while ago. Order status says processing. So people got shipping confirmations already? :O

  • Theresa

    Just got my tracking number

  • steadymobb

    This reeks of Note 7 deja vu all over again. I got my Note 7 tracking number
    but had no movement for 6 days, as many other did as well…don’t get too hyped everyone. Until
    someone gets that LEFT FACILITY/OUT FOR DELIVERY notification, sit
    tight.

    • Danielle Jones

      I’m with you! Sounds eerily similar!

    • Corey Jalette

      It’s not that far away regardless. 6 days the most. But we will know more once ups updates their site to show a delivery date.

      • steadymobb

        I know it’s not that far, that’s why I’m being patient. It would line up with the shipment date of April 19th too. We’ll see!

  • WhippetNYC

    what are the chances of UPS issuing a tracking number but it is merely a “label created” and not a situation where the package has been released to UPS as of yet?

    in the past, for other online merchants, i’ve had that situation happen. the label is created a day or more before the package is handed off to UPS.

    i certainly hope that this time, this is not the case for TMobile and its S8/S8+ shipments! what a disappointment that would be.

    there are quite a few tracking numbers now, some via emails and some via texts, so i doubt that all that is fake.

  • Bud

    tmob wins 45%
    The FCC today marked the official end of the incentive auction for 600 MHz airwaves. The agency said 50 wireless companies bid a cumulative $19.8 billion on some 70 MHz of spectrum that was put on offer by 175 television stations. In total, the FCC sold some 2,776 licensed spectrum blocks. An additional 14 MHz has been reserved for unlicensed use. The low-band spectrum is seen as ideal for wireless broadband due to its strong propagation properties. T-Mobile, Dish, Comcast, and U.S. Cellular are among the biggest winners, according to the FCC. T-Mobile said it won 45% of all low-band spectrum sold, covering 100% of the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The company claims it scored 31 MHz of nationwide spectrum, a fourfold increase in its low-band holdings. The FCC will now embark on a 39-month odyssey that will see the owners of the spectrum give it up so it can be repurposed for wireless broadband. Some of the TV station owners have agreed to move to lower channels, while others will give up their licenses and remain on the air through spectrum sharing. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said, “The conclusion of the world’s first incentive auction is a major milestone in the FCC’s long history as steward of the nation’s airwaves. Consumers are the real beneficiaries, as broadcasters invest new resources in programming and service, and additional wireless spectrum opens the way to greater competition and innovation in the mobile broadband marketplace.” The auction was put in motion back in 2012, though bidding didn’t begin until March 2016. The FCC says the auction will lay the groundwork for 5G services.

    • Polish Announce Table

      How do these low frequencies help customers with speed and performance? They don’t. They only help with people who live farther away from towers.

  • Caleb Graves

    Just got a text from T-Mobile saying the are packaging my S8 and will begin shipping on the 18th. Crossing my fingers it gets here the 19th.

    • DKBNYC

      Just got the same message… I preordered yesterday.

  • Willhart Monschauer

    Just received my ‘Get Ready’ text from T-Mobile. My card hasn’t been charged yet. However, the text that I got states that shipping will begin on April 18th, instead of the 19th. I guess this is going to be a very fluid situation. I can’t wait till my new Galaxy is in my hands!

  • RJ Scott

    So yeah, I ordered my Silver 8+ yesterday (after canceling my Black order made on the 10) and just received the Get Ready text from Tmo. Shipping begins on the 18th.

    • renzo

      Same here. Let’s go!!

  • I ordered directly from Samsung, and caught that price of $650. I was told they will ship soon when I called the other day..should have it by the 19th.

  • Javar Alexander

    I got a text from t-mobile saying the order shipped w/ tracking information!

    • Troan Gibbs

      When did you pre order and when are you getting your phone?

      • Javar Alexander

        I pre ordered on 3/30 – 10 mins after pre orders went live.
        Checking the tracking info on UPS, it doesn’t have a date yet… but I did get overnight shipping.

    • WhippetNYC

      @Javar Alexander:disqus : thanks for your update.

      May we please see a screenshot or partial screenshot with your personal information covered up please? Thank you very much in advance.

      • Javar Alexander

        I posted the link… waiting to be approved

    • Troan Gibbs

      I pre order money on the 31st. So I’m not too far behind.

    • mike hernandez

      nice hope im next. when did you get charged?

      • Javar Alexander

        I got charged yesterday morning. Hang in there Mike!

  • Chino

    i got my tracking from ups and t-mobile yess here is a screenshot https://ibb.co/cY2cO5

    • mike hernandez

      when did they charge you?

      • Chino

        In the AM then got home around 4 my tracking was ready

  • steadymobb

    Also as any FYI. Next Day Air Saver only delivers on business days… So unless you get a notification saying your package has left facility/out for delivery today, then you will not be getting it over the weekend. My guess is we’ll prob get them Tuesday.

  • Krystal Guest

    I also got a text with my S8’s shipping info!

    • SourKraut

      How long did it take to get shipping info text from the time you got the get ready text?

      • Krystal Guest

        I got the get ready text on 4/11. I just got the shipping info maybe 15mins ago.

        • SourKraut

          I think following tracking info on stuff is an addiction! Also super excited about this phone

  • Corey Jalette

    Check your UPS accounts! I didn’t get a text but received tracking info from myUPS. No delivery date yet, but hopefully tonight there is some movement there.

    • Corey Jalette

      Ordered the s8+ on 3/30 7am, ET
      Got the preparing to ship text and charged yesterday. Tracking came today.

      • mike hernandez

        nice so i was charged yesterday you think it would be the same? since they charged me ?

        • Corey Jalette

          I would think so yeah.

    • Danielle Jones

      Same here!!!!

    • mreveryphone

      I just got the text but there is nothing in Myups… Wierd…

      • Corey Jalette

        Download the app instead of using the browser. Not sure if that’ll work or not, but I guess some people saw it there and not on the website. (they were probably new to the myUPS site)

      • Corey Jalette

        Some people have got the text and didn’t have it on the ups site. Should be there by tonight if you got a text. Just hadn’t got into the ups computer system yet.

        • mreveryphone

          Tmo sent me a email as well with my order status so I just c&p into the ups tracking field and everything popped up…

  • Wendy Z McBreeze

    Got the text yesterday and my card charged this morning. Impatiently waiting for that shipping confirmation. I need my S8+

    • mike hernandez

      me 2!

      • MattPortland

        Me 3.

  • Danielle Jones

    Hey guys! I checked my UPS account and sure enough my Tmobile tracking info is there for my s8!!! Yippeee!! It only says package ready for UPS so not shipped yet. This is just like the Note 7, so I don’t expect it to ship until the 18th , but certainly will be thrilled if it ships before then!!

    • mike hernandez

      does you’re bank still say processing? or did the charge go through ?

      • Danielle Jones

        Well, when I preordered, my credit card was only charges a $1. You know when they check to ensure you have funds, and then yesterday, my credit card was charged for the full amount, but says processing.

        • mike hernandez

          yea same here

      • mreveryphone

        My charge had cleared…

  • mreveryphone

    Just received my tracking number S8+ Orchid Gray…

  • Buddy Bell

    Very possible these ship tonight. Very possible

  • steadymobb

    If your tracking still says ‘Ready for UPS’ after midnight, youre not getting it until at least Monday

  • Sergio Bobillo

    Just checked my UPS and it says ready for UPS pick up since 5:39 PM 4/13 so yeah we wont be getting the S8 till Monday

    • steadymobb

      … At least

  • Mike

    I’ve decided to wait Verizon is offering trade in deals for a S8 for $15 a month. I’m just waiting on T-Mobile to offer a trade in deal so I can get rid of my Note 5 or iPhone 7.

  • Chris

    Finally just got an email right now being shipped. I order my galaxy s8+ orchid grey on march 29. Also got ups tracking number.

  • Corey Jalette

    It depends when ups gets it, and if they were told to hold them till a certain date or not. It obviously wasn’t last night. So I’m guessing Monday now.

  • Stephen C

    Says device shipped, ready for UPS pick up.

    • DKBNYC

      AS was the case with the Note 7 pre order. Waiting for UPS pickup took almost 2 weeks.

  • mreveryphone

    So I got a pdf of my jod agreement in my email, this is my first jod purchase since I usually buy all my devices outright but I figured I’d jump to the note 8 and keep that phone instead of the s series this year… Anyway, my imei number is on there so I’m going to try to order the free gift today… Has anyone else tried to order that yet?

    • Polish Announce Table

      There is no document with an IMEI for the S8 with JOD right now. The IMEI is specifically related to the phone hardware. T-Mobile doesn’t know which phone Samung is shipping to you from their stock. It will register itself once you insert your SIM. Maybe you are looking at the IMEI for the old phone you are going to send T-Mobile. This is directly from Samsung,
      “IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a unique 15-digit serial number given to every mobile phone which can then be used to check information such as the phone’s Country of Origin, the Manufacturer and it’s Model Number.”

      • Corey Jalette

        Tmobile actually does send out imei info once it ships. There’s barcodes on the boxes and once they scan them to ship out, it enters the imei info. Meaning if you get the imei info then your phone is already packed and ready for when they actually send them out.

        • Polish Announce Table

          He didn’t state that his has been shipped, just that he signed up for JOD, and pre-ordered. So yes, once they have yours boxed or in a bubble wrap bag ready to ship, that makes sense.

        • Corey Jalette

          Sounded like it to me, but saying there isn’t a document for that, is false. Because there is. Lol

        • mreveryphone

          My fault… Yes I’ve gotten all the texts, and ups notifications of a tracking number and that my order is waiting to be shipped…

      • Stephen C

        There is. The IMEI is clearly stated in the document.

        • Polish Announce Table

          For a pre-order, weeks in advance, on the day you order it?

      • mreveryphone

        Trust me… It’s there, they know which device we’re getting at this point. T-Mobile already has the devices from Samsung. Stores already have them in the back, don’t ask me how I know that lol… They’re further into the shipment process than you think… Do you really think they just have labels created with ups just sitting around? These devices more than likely boxed up and ready to go.

        • Polish Announce Table

          My document on March 31 has no IMEI.

        • mreveryphone

          I just received an updated document yesterday. The document I got on March didn’t have the info either. Look for an updated document… I do not know if this is standard practice for everyone on jod since this is my first jod…

    • Corey Jalette

      I checked about half hour ago and the Samsung site hasn’t updated. Still just says check back here when you get your phone. Also, you need you wifi Mac address and imei if they do it like the past.

      • mreveryphone

        Cool… So they probably won’t make that live until the 21st…

    • MattPortland

      They ask for more information than just your IMEI. They need your WiFi MAC address, too.

      • mreveryphone

        Right! Thanks! Forgot about that… I couldn’t remember all the criteria needed…

  • Soumya Sarkhel

    I ordered a Samsung Galaxy S8 on launch day. Just got a message from T-Mobile that the order has been processed. On UPS site, it says that the shipping label is created

    • MattPortland

      Standard practice. You’re at about the same point as everyone else. TMo will decide when UPS gets the device.

      • Soumya Sarkhel

        I am a little more excited as this is my first time ‘pre-ordering’ something :)

        • MattPortland

          It may be your last time. Sometimes they’re a pain in the butt. Especially at launch.

    • Troan Gibbs

      How do you find out about the shipping label on UPS website?

      • Corey Jalette

        Sign up on the ups site for free. Tells you when packaged are coming to your address.

      • Soumya Sarkhel

        I got the tracking number from My T-Mobile portal

  • Danielle Jones

    Hey everyone, I think they T-Mobile is handling this just as they did the Note 7 Preorders. They charged our cards, have packed the phones, creates the UPS shipping labels, but will not actually ship until the 19th overnight so we have them on the 20th which is a day before the official launch. I would not expect to receive it any earlier folks! All that is going on is prep work in order to ship on the 19th.

    • mike hernandez

      i got mine this morning the tracking info i see what you saying now. hopefully by Monday thoo

    • MattPortland

      Seems like all T-Mobile pre-orders are just a crap shoot. It was just like this with the iPhone 7 Plus last fall.

  • RJ Scott

    Now being reported on Phandroid.com. Shipments have begun: http://phandroid . com/2017/04/14/t-mobile-galaxy-s8-plus-shipping/
    I broke up the link so maybe my post will not need moderating…

    • thepanttherlady

      Still needed moderating :)

    • steadymobb

      Most people got that yesterday. I got that email yesterday morning. Just ‘Ready for UPS’ — same as what happened with the Note 7. Could be days before the packages actually go out. Doesn’t help that they don’t deliver with Next Day Air Saver over the weekends!

  • Erik Papesh

    Nothing on MyUPS, nothing from Tmo, but they charged my card yesterday morning. Getting excited now, only a couple more days hopefully!

    • mike hernandez

      hang in there i was charged on the 12th woke up this morning to the tracking info

  • OmeerRahman

    Finally got tracking but it hasn’t updated in the last 4 hours SMH!

    • Danielle Jones

      It probably won’t today. There probably won’t be any movement or update until next week Wed or Thurs. I think.

  • Lawrence C

    WOW…Just WOW. So you received a text message saying you will be charge soon because phones will be shipping out on the 18th, 19th for some. Then you get another which says shipping with tracking #. Now you are mad because doesn’t say shipped, you are still waiting and think T-mobile is horrible. Smh.. Now lets rewind. Your first text said shipping from “18/19”. Today is the 14th. 4 or 5 days from the date from the text..hmm…lets go on. Phone is suppose to come out on the 21st which is what you saw when preordering. “ships 20th or 21st. I will leave it here. Why do we all feel so entitled and always want things to work the way we want and not the way it should work. LEAPING LIZARDS what the F***

    • MattPortland

      Wow just Wow. Are we hurting anyone? Nope. Run along, Larry. And don’t bother answering the question. This is all you’ll get from me.

      • Lawrence C

        HAHAHAHAHAHA..Smh

  • Lawrence C

    You took your time to type a statement that makes no sense at all. Maybe I don’t have a life. Let’s just say I accept that. What was your point…I’m totally lost. Smh. Lol

    • Danielle Jones

      Aww I’m not surprised that it makes no sense to you. You’re clearly seeking attention. Sad. To have to come to a forum discussing cellphones to get attention….I feel so bad for you…

      • Lawrence C

        So let’s just say you are right again…I’m seeking attention! Why didn’t you ignore my comment. Why bother to give me one since you seem to find a problem with my seeking attention. Now who doesn’t have a life and seeking attention. Oh wait…mama didn’t give you enough hugs when you were lil. Go find mama for a hug poor lil thing. Ha!

        • Danielle Jones

          I always try to help the needy, and I had a few moments to spare so I felt like chiming in to help you. That’s it for the day though…bye troll!!

        • Lawrence C

          Obviously, you don’t know the real meaning of troll. Bye Felicia!

        • Jamal Rahsaan Knox

          Alright!! Both of you, knock it off!! I’ve had enough of this public spat!

  • Chris

    my card was charged today but still no shipping confirmation

    • MattPortland

      What’s your ship date say?

  • greatbigred

    I spoke to T Mobile today, shipping the 19th, yet charged my card on the 13th.None to happy. Customer service pretty much told me tough. When they say they will charge you when it ships, then charge you a week before it ships, it is wrong.

    • Michael Ramos

      Lol

    • MattPortland

      They get by with that because they print a shipping label.

    • Lawrence C

      Relax..your charge is still pending. It will clear when ship si technically, they don’t have your money.

      • greatbigred

        Wrong Larry, the money has cleared my account, not pending.

        • Lawrence C

          That’s the first I’ve ever heard but it’s your account so u wouldn’t say otherwise. Weird though. By the way, I’m not Larry. I go by Lawrence. I know Larry can be the short version but mine is not.

    • Todd N.

      The act of preparing for shipment is technically part of the the shipment process, so when they charged you, that was within the legal terms of your purchase… which you agreed to and electronically signed for. If you don’t like it, cancel your pre-order and re-order after the release date. Don’t complain here when you didn’t read the terms and conditions

  • greatbigred

    Larry, you are wrong, my charge is not pending, T-Mobile has the money already.

    • Danielle Jones

      Mine also. It was showing as pending the past few days, but cleared today so T-Mobile has the money. However my UpS tracking still hasn’t changed. We’ll see tomorrow, but I doubt it. I don’t think they’ll ship until the 19th.

  • FLACCID 9

    I’ve had the S2, currently S5, and half erect waiting for my S8.. why ya gotta do me like this Tmobile? I’m not sure how much longer I can maintain. Better look at a few nude S8 pics again to keep this party going.. OH GAWDD!

    (Disclaimer: No, I am not going to have sexual relations with my phone.. I save that for the tablet. She’s a little freak like that.)

  • Nicholas Blackstock

    I’m definitely one of the ones who received a text saying phone would ship on the 18th, so it’s admittedly a little disappointing that nothing has changed regarding my tracking info. Granted, the day isn’t over… but I’m not getting my hopes up, tho I wish I could.

  • Teresa Galer

    im getting my phone today confirmed it is on the truck out for delivery

  • Matt Knowles

    I received mine today. Just got all the data moved over, just need to get it activated.

  • Devin de la Parte

    Looks like mine was delayed. Just had them extend my JUMP return window to the end of next month too. Doesn’t look good. I’m guessing I’m on the tail end of the first wave of pre-orders and probably won’t get it for at least another week. Just my effing luck.