T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 deliveries begin for pre-order customers

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 doesn’t officially launch until September 15th, but some T-Mobile customers are receiving their units today.

TmoNews readers irish munky, JP, and Motty all received their Galaxy Note 8s today. irish munky says that they pre-ordered their phone on August 31st and got overnight shipping. Several folks on Reddit have gotten their Note 8s today, too, including user CT_Rider, whose Note 8 you can ogle below.

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While not every Note 8 pre-order customer is receiving their phone today, several T-Mo subscribers are checking their tracking info and finding that their device will be delivered by the end of this week.

T-Mobile has a history of shipping pre-order units of high-profile devices early, so it’s no surprise to see the Galaxy Note 8 hitting buyers’ doorsteps more than a week before the official launch. That doesn’t mean it’s not exciting, though, because these lucky folks get to play with one of 2017’s most highly anticipated phones before most of the general public.

If you pre-ordered a Galaxy Note 8, has it been delivered already? And if so, what are your first impressions of the new Samsung flagship?

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Thanks, irish munky, David, Angel, John, Mr P, JP, and Motty!

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  • J.J.

    Ordered TMobile version from Samsung. Tracking shows it on the move with delivery 9/7!!!!!!!!

  • T.

    I just received it in my mailbox. wow that was quick. (Chicago, IL)

    • T.

      The box says it’s a SM-N950U. Does this mean this one is a unlocked version? I thought it would be N950T..

      • BringTheFate

        Yeah, that should mean unlocked. And you purchased directly from T-Mobile? Or was it from Samsung?

        • T.

          was from tmobile directly. well, the box says T-Mobile and boots with the regular T-Mobile screen and sound

      • Coqui

        Got mine today too, also live in Chicago. Mine too is N950U, ordered from Tmo

      • Mike

        Have u tried popping in another carrier sim?

  • Ryo

    Ordered as Note 7 owner, and my order status is still pre-ordered, no update at all. I really don’t know what should I say to Samsung.

    • Nicolas Lalaurette

      Same here, I placed my order on the 26th and so far I’ve only received the order confirmation email that same day with no other updates whatsoever. I also placed my order as a former Note7 owner for a T-Mobile version in black.

      • g2a5b0e

        I pre-ordered from Samsung on the 24th as a Note 7 owner. Mine is being delivered today.

        • mreveryphone

          Same here, my Samsung order is out for delivery as we type…

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          I’m calling samsung.

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          Called Samsung, they said I should receive the phone no later than the 13th because I was a previous note7 owner. They had no answer regarding why I still don’t have a tracking number, just its been done in waves of orders. Didn’t feel like getting into an argument with the rep. I have no choice but to wait.

      • Ryo

        still no update of shipping, really sucks, than last time Note 7 is recalled. Others ordered with carriers 2 days ago already got the phones. Alright, Samsung could just hold it for several days more and I will cancel my order to get a LG V30 or new iPhone.

  • BringTheFate

    My two Note 7 offer devices from Samsung just left Lexington a few hours ago and say I should have them by tomorrow! So excited!

  • Colin

    Received the orchid grey today, the black one arrives tomorrow (ordered 2). Of course the wife got hers and I am still waiting, trying not to ask to play with hers…

  • Rick_Diesel

    got mine this morning; cant wait to fire it up!

  • John Kim

    Ordered one from T-Mob and one from Samsung. UPS website says T-Mob will be delivered by end of day today (even though I ordered 3 day ground shipping) and Sammy will be delivered by end of day tomorrow!!!

  • steadymobb

    Ordered last night with free overnight. Should be here tomorrow!

  • Rosa Rodriguez

    I preordered two at the same time. One came today. The other one says it’ll be here Friday. Wtf!

    • Billy_Boy2019

      The same exact thing here!

  • Rosa Rodriguez

    Same here but my wife got hers today! They were ordered in the same transaction. Sad day.

  • bkat11

    Got it! Love it so far

  • Bemi

    Pre-ordered on 8/24 Got here today and the BOGO I just ordered on Sunday will arrive at the end of day Friday.

  • el_perezo

    Can you do jump on demand online?

    • Mike

      No

      • Erik Papesh

        Kind of, I used to app to talk to a rep through chat and got it done.

    • Croq

      I believe the T-Force guys on twitter (@TMobileHelp) can help you out. I have ordered through them before.

  • BERNARD SLEDGE

    Got my NOTE 8 today. The day before my birthday. What a hell of a birthday present to myself. LOL..

    Thanks T-MOBILE & SAMSUNG

    • MattPortland

      Happy Birthday!

    • mreveryphone

      Happy birthday fellow virgo! Mine was on the 4th.

    • Rell Step

      Got mine yesterday which just happened to be Two days before my birthday. Having sun with live message so far

      • Shanita

        Happy Birthday!

  • mreveryphone

    My tmo pre-order is supposed to arrive on Friday 9/8 and my note 7 appreciation order from Samsung is supposed to arrive Thurs 9/7. Checked ups and both have arrived at my local ups hub. Hopefully I get them both at the same time!

  • THXULTRA

    Coming tomorrow!!! Going to be busy moving all my stuff over :)

    • Shanita

      Awesome! I can’t wait either:)

      • THXULTRA

        Looking forward to the huge screen and having the spen again!!!

        • Shanita

          Me too:)

    • superg05

      use smart switch

      • THXULTRA

        Ya smart switch works great will be using that and Google to restore my apps.

  • el_perezo

    You guys think if I use jump on demand over the phone, I’ll get it before release date in Mail or just wait and get it when it sold in stores?

    • Brian

      I ordered my note8 over the phone and I’ll have it tomorrow.. over the phone is fine..

      • el_perezo

        When did you order? Just thinking of I order now that it won’t get here till after it’s store release.

        • Brian

          Ordered 9/3. I will have it tomorrow but it’s already in my state about an hour away from where I live but I’m supposed to get it tomorrow but it might show up today.

  • Kilroy672

    I placed my order on Monday around 1pm through a rep on Facebook messenger now it’s out for delivery today. Never thought I’d get it this fast. Can’t wait to play with it later today.

  • elmodern

    did jump on demand preorder on monday and it says it will be to me tomorrow.

    • Jack

      T-Mobile site hasn’t even been updated it just says “processing” since the 28th I called a representative and he said check your bank account because they will not charge you until the phone ships so he said that’s how I’ll know my phone will get here once I get charged it means my phone has been shipped.

      • superg05

        was it orchid gray?

  • noh1bvisas

    i ordered the TMO version from samsung 8/30. still in preorder :( call placed to samsung support.

    • Shawn G.

      I also ordered the TMO version from Samsung on 8/30 and it’s also in pre-order. If you find anything out, I’d appreciate you sharing the details!

      • noh1bvisas

        finally got a call-back. they don’t know anything. my confirmation says i’ll receive it by 9/14. that’s fine. no time to set it up during the week, anyway.

        picked up a g4 on swappa to trade-in for $95. trade-in from samsung is $300, so i’m not complaining.

        • samsung freud

          I ordered the unlocked version from Samung.
          I just had my call-back person tell me that it would ship sometime before the Sept. 25th.

        • Croq

          Samsung gave me $425 trade-in value for the S5 I picked up on eBay (paid $90). I went through the Note 7 promotion and everything showed up as full $425 trade-in value (though I expected differing values like shows on the non-Note 7 promo page). They charged me $504.99 plus tax. Certainly not complaining…

        • noh1bvisas

          you got the $425 because you were a note 7 owner/victim. normally an s5 would’ve gotten you $200.

        • Croq

          Right, that matches up with what I saw too between the two versions of the order page. Was very happy to get $425 for sure.

        • noh1bvisas

          that was nice of them. some were, of course, complaining it should have been more.

  • Brandon

    ordered 8/24, got it 9/6

  • el_perezo

    When is the official release date anyways?

    • THXULTRA

      9-15

  • el_perezo

    Ok peeps. I just finished ordering. Just need to sign electronic signature an hopefully it comes overnight. Anyone thinks I should receive tomorrow given I ordered before 230pm?

    • JJCommonSense

      Did you request overnight shipping? i ordered mine through the store ans had to pay $8 for shipping. It says its been shipped but is currently at Origin Scan when I check the tracking. its scheduled to arrive on 9/11 but Im hoping to get it tomorrow. Most UPS stuff coming from Kentucky to Chicago arrives the next day. Im on pins and needles.

      • el_perezo

        Did you have to sign some electronic signatures? Cause I keep waiting for them in my email but nothing has showed up. I did a jump on demand first on phone then in a store and I paid 25$ for overnight. But there is still no sign that anything has been ordered.

        • JJCommonSense

          Yea I did. My friend works at a TMO store and he took my order over the phone. I received the lease agreement to sigh via Docusign. Check your spam mail. If u did it in the store u should have signed some actual papers.

  • pbolton70

    ordered mine on 09/02 and picked ground shipping. They shipped it yesterday and will receive tomorrow

  • JJCommonSense

    Ok soooooo…. For all the folks that have received it already.. We’re happy for you we truly are…. but err um… GIVE US THE DIRT! LOL Whats your first impressions? What didn’t work right out of the box? Are the headphones nice? Does it feel like a bar of gold fell from the heavens?! I wanna live variously through u until I get my own.. Im coming from an S7E and have smaller hands.. do i need finger extensions? Should I start thumb yoga?!

    • superg05

      fits well in hand the extra screen real-estate is very nice

    • Rick_Diesel

      so far its great. I cant comment on size as i am coming from an iPhone 7 Plus and this is virtually the same size with more screen. Only issue is midnight black is a fingerprint magnet

      • Da

        Do u like it better than the iphone 7 plus? How’s the camera comparison?

        • Rick_Diesel

          i actually like it a lot better than the 7 plus. Camera wise i haven’t taken too many shots since i’ve had the phone for roughly 12 hours, but so far its quick, performs well, and overall the shots are above average. The portrait style pics from the telephoto lens are superb and aren’t as bad (to me anyway) as the reviewers say and i would even say are as good if not better than the iPhone

        • Da

          Thank you! I used to be a samsung fan until the note 7 issue. I switched to iphone 7 plus because of the camera as well. Im excited to get my note 8!

      • noh1bvisas

        i have the case for my note 8 (but not the note 8, yet) – it’s almost the exact same size as my v20.

        • JJCommonSense

          I received 3 cases over the weekend for the N8 and the phone itself should be delivered today. I compared them to my s7e case and they’re only a hair wider. Im trying to be patient cause I know UPS usually arrives at my office betw 10 and 11… Im trying not to go and sit at the front door like a crackhead… lol

        • noh1bvisas

          ” Im trying not to go and sit at the front door like a crackhead”

          LOL!!!!

          i ordered 3 cases from a company called Carved today. they make beautiful wood and shell backed cases. my Note 8 arrives tomorrow.

        • JJCommonSense

          lol u dont understand! Ive basically had a S7Edge for over a year due to the whole Note 7 debacle. With JOD I was switching every couple of months. But there wasnt anything else I wanted as my main device. I kept walking past the office front door peeking out lol… Im going to have to check out this carved case u speak of. If I do pay full price for a case wood would be an interesting option. Check out the comment I posted earlier today about getting cases from amazon deeply discounted.

        • noh1bvisas

          oh, i understand. mine is “out for delivery”. i went to the gym early and i’m working from home today so i don’t miss the fedex person.

          the carved cases aren’t cheap ($24 – $60) but they are unique. made in the USA, too.

      • JJCommonSense

        thanx 4 the feedback.. Ive ordered a few cases for it and one of them has that ring on the back to help with holding

    • Robert Prescott

      love it! So stoked after having to return my 7. Totally worth the wait! Hope yours ships soon.

      • JJCommonSense

        Thanx man! Im hoping for a Friday Surprise but UPS tracking still shows it in the same spot since yesterday. I used to be JOD so I switches up multiple times a year then i switched to reg Jump in coming from the Note 7 back to the S7E in Jan when they were $350… But I got a S7E last year when they came out. so ive basically been using the same type of device for over a year now! Im starting to get that twitch to “GRIP IT & RIP IT” As the packageing usually says from TMO

    • SBacklin

      I got mine a couple of days ago. I haven’t used the headphones. What I noticed first is how much more heavy the device is compared to the S8. The curved edges/corners are less pronounced. I feel it looks better and even more professional to those people that consider it important.

    • Kissa

      The headphones are actually really amazing. They’ve got better bass and sound quality than my Solo 3 wireless Beats. They are super fragile though. I broke the jack on my pair today. Thankfully my wife prefers her wireless beats and gave me hers because they’re $100 to replace. The phone speaker isn’t as loud as my iPhone 7+. It’s one tiny speaker at the bottom on one side. Overall, the phone is a 9.5/10 for me.

    • steadymobb

      I like it way better than the s8 already just after 3 days. People have been really impressed with the camera so far too

  • JJCommonSense

    LoL OR SOMETHIN!! I wanna hear from real customers not reviewers or bloggers lol

    • noh1bvisas

      for what this thing costs, you could buy a small brick of gold.

      • JJCommonSense

        TRUE STORY!

    • mreveryphone

      It fits good in the hands. The curves make it feel premium. It feels worth the $930 price tag… I actually like it better than my S8+ and I didn’t think I would. Comparing it to my 7+ they both feel premium but the Note fits better in the hand than the iPhone.

  • JayBEE

    Mine arrives tomorrow (Friday, 9/8).. ho hum…

  • JayMo86

    Any news of preorder directly from Samsung? I took advantage of the Note7 Trade-in promo…wondering if Sammy would bless us the way T-Mobile has…

    • mreveryphone

      I got mine today from the note 7 trade in promo.

    • Nicolas Lalaurette

      I spoke to samsung e-commerce and the only thing they could tell me is that I should receive it before the 13th because I’m a former note7 owner and we’re supposed to receive it 2 days before release day. I asked the rep why so many customer who bought directly from carriers are receiving the phones already and she had no answerd to that. My only email from Samsung dated the August 26th says that the order will be shipped on the September 11th

    • noh1bvisas

      i pre-ordered a TMO version from sammy 8/30. that status just changed from “preorder” to “comfirmed” for the phone and charger. apparently they are backordered on the SD card.

      • Nicolas Lalaurette

        Yeah, I just realized that it went from preorder to confirmed (whatever that means). Still waiting on a tracking number.

        • noh1bvisas

          my tracking email was sent at 2:10am saturday morning. arriving tuesday.

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          Did you get a FedEx tracking number? I received an email from FedEx that a package is coming my way on Tuesday. My Samsung order number is on the tracking page.

        • noh1bvisas

          yes, it was in the email from samsung.

    • mreveryphone

      What gifts did you select? I selected the fast wireless charger and 128gb card and they sent me the 256gb card instead…

      • JayMo86

        Ya I got the gift SD card gift. I just got notification that the charger from the gift and the phone itself is on its way. I guess the SD card really is backordered cause that one still says “confirmed”

      • superg05

        LUCKY

  • el_perezo

    So I made the order on the phone and kept waiting for email for lease agreement. It never came so I called back and for some reason they could not get the email to send. they sent a test email and I got that one it was just the electronic agreement that wasn’t sending. I went to a store and they cancelled original order and did it again through store. I’m still waiting for email so I called again and still they cant seem to be able to send me the agreement to get the ball rolling on my note 8. Store rep mentioned that it could be cause its on back order and I cant sign the email till there is product available. tmobile says they are not on back order. Anyone experienced this?

    • Mian Saeed

      I placed an order last night around 10pm est over the phone. Called back around 11. N they said there’s a known issue with the emails going out, and around 2 hour delay. Called back this morning, and they tried to send it again, and still nothing. Told me to go to a local store with the order number and sign it manually by hand, and the store rep will adjust it in the system

      • el_perezo

        Wonder why the store rep didn’t have me do that while I was there. Was really hoping to receive today since I paid 25$ for overnight. Now probably won’t receive till tuesday

        • Mian Saeed

          If uve pre-ordered phones before, call them back and ask y overnight shipping wasn’t free this time when u got it for free everytime before this. This time, overnight wasn’t even an option and the rep I spoke to, didn’t even know y. But he gave me a credit for the $25 shipping fee.

    • smiley1979

      This happened to me too. I called them 3 times since placing the order. I was able to get the email today to sign the agreement. That was about 3 hrs ago that it worked. 9am MT.

    • steadymobb

      This happened to me. I had to cancel and redo the order. It finally worked and got 20$ fee waived and free overnight delivery because of it. Ordered Tuesday got it Thursday

  • Mike

    I recieved my tracking number for the free 360 camera. Hopefully it goes in transit today if so I’ll have it tomorrow since fedex delivers on Saturday.

    • steadymobb

      I got my tracking number as well yesterday too BUT estimated delivery is Thursday the 15th

  • Nicolas Lalaurette

    I just received an email from fedex delivery manager saying that my package will be delivered today instead of tomorrow. I’m receiving the phone plus the wireless charger, I’m guessing the micro SD card is backordered. Can wait to play with the phone today.

  • 16309

    I ordered mine on 9/2 and got it on 9/6. I figured I would be waiting till at least the 14th. I love the phone! I missed having a Note.

  • JJCommonSense

    Hey Note heads.. U CAN BUY CASES AND OTHER ACCESSORIES FROM AMAZON FOR SUPER CHEAP… U FIRST HAVE TO GO AND GET A COUPON CODE FROM VIPON(DOT)COM. This is not a scam. You are not even required to leave a product review. Ive received 3 (NICE) cases for less than $2 each. Vipon helps amazon sellers boost their rankings by offering their products at a discount. So theres a TON of other stuff u can get discounted as well. I’ve been using the site for stuff for like 2 years back when it used 2 be for reviews. You do have to become a vipon member but membership is free.. I know it sounds too good to be true but its totally legit. I dont work for them either but since im so excited about my phone i figured id kill some time typing out this post while I wait for Ups. Besides.. we Note fans are like family.. If u have any ?s about the site Im happy to answer to the best of my ability. Just note Vipon is where u get the coupon code… Amazon is where u place the order for the item. U can get cables, chargers, cameras, plates, knives, that Copper Pot they sell on the infomercials (or an alt-named version) at a real good discount. u have nothing to lose…. FUGGGG WHY IS THIS PHONE NOT HERE YET! LOL

  • superg05

    WHAT GIFT DID YOU PICK?

    • JJCommonSense

      I went for the Gear 360 cause the value is higher. SD cards go on sale at Best Buy and Amazon all the time. But since I ordered my N8 thru TMO JOD I had to register for the freebie after I actually received it. 6-8 weeks for my camera but Im in no rush.

      • NCCMKing

        Gear 360 also

    • noh1bvisas

      i picked the charger + card. i don’t think i would use the camera thing.

  • Nicolas Lalaurette

    OMG I’m so in love with this thing and I have barely started playing with it. I have one question, I didn’t receive any shipping info to send in my trade in to Samsung, how am I supposed to send in the phone?

    • JJCommonSense

      Take it to a store

      • Nicolas Lalaurette

        To a Samsung Store?

        • Gregory King

          Look at the paperwork sent to you (email) when you pre-ordered the N-8. There’s a link at the end of the email to click on and print out your return shipping label for the trade-in phone.

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          i only reveived 2 emails from samsung, onr to confirm the order and another one when the order was shipped, neithet email has a link for return shipping info.

        • NCCMKing

          Look at the bottom of those emails, one should have something saying, “print return shipping label here’.

          I read right over it twice before I actually caught it.

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          I couldn’t find it in the email. I went to my Samsung account and I was able to print it from there. Thank you all for your help.

    • noh1bvisas

      i got an email from sammy orders with a label to print. check your junk mail.

  • JJCommonSense

    For all those concerned.. You can call Betty Ford and cancel my reservation. My N8 arrived today. Luving it so far!

  • Omar Lozada

    I will get my note 8 tomorrow via FedEx, unlocked variant, I am happy but a little worried because i got an iPhone 5 from eBay for $70 to take advantage of the note 7 promotion, I was able to order the device plus the 360 with taxes and all for $536 since I got a $425 credit for the trade in but if they decide the phone is not perfect (it is a 5 year old iPhone 5, it works but it’s not perfect, no cracks or nothing out of normal wear and tear) what if they want to charge me for $400 extra?
    Is it possible to return it in that case without any restocking fees?
    I mean, $536 for an unlocked N8 + 360 camera was a GREAT deal but if they trick me with the trade in $936+$70 for the iPhone 5 it’s definitely not a good deal at all.
    Any comments about that?
    Thanks guys!

    • Joe E

      Did Your unlocked version come with dual SIM card slots?

      • Omar Lozada

        I don’t know yet, but I don’t think so.

      • noh1bvisas

        it’s the US variant, so it will not have dual sims.

  • carlos quintanilla

    Hows the battery life? Anyone here use it for work. Email, doc viewing photos, calls from 6A.M to 5P.M and still have battery left?

    • mreveryphone

      I’ve been using it for work since last week. I use the hotspot, I have it connected to my laptop while taking confrence calls and I get through 80% of the day before I need to charge it. I know this is not the most ideal situation but you can see that the battery will get you through a day just fine in normal conditions.

    • noh1bvisas

      google it. there’s plenty of video reviews about the battery. it’s comparable to the S8+

    • Robert Prescott

      Outstanding battery life. All day and plugged in with 45 % left at 10 pm

  • IamTwone

    Spoke to tmobile this morning because i wanted to know if i was eligible for the bogo note 8 deal. But since I am still on select choice I am not eligible, but the rep told me to holdout until the 9/21 that there is going to be another promotion 30%-60% off. She confirmed to me it will be better then the $425 deal has anyone else heard about this. Or was it just something to wait to get me to buy direct from tmobile. Also if i get the unlocked note 8 from samsung can i still use my tmobile insurance if i have issues?