I spoke with a Verizon rep last night and he said absolutely no information
has been giving to them on when they will be getting the gear s3. He would
refer me to the Verizon customer service line if that would help though. I
asked why Verizon hasn't made any sort of statement about the reason for no
gear s3 yet. Just continued to say we have no information. I told him
about some other reps with Verizon telling me a Bluetooth version will be
out for Verizon in January. He said he has not heard anything on when the
gear s3 will be out. I also asked since they didn't have the gear s3 are
there any deals for the s2. I was told there are no deals with the s2.
That's what the Verizon reps told me too when I called several times for information. I think the reps are not privy to what's really going on or sworn to secrecy because Verizon either screwed up in some type of way e.g. their paperwork or programming problems to include or exclude functionality or they decided not to offer this watch based on possible relaxed sales of previous smartwatch inventories.
Whatever the problem(s) may be, they not sharing it with us, their customers. The top brass who knows what's going on is telling the reps to keep us engaged, and in limbo. This is why I got my Frontier Lte from T-Mobile, I refused to wait for them any longer without any pre-release date or concrete information such as will they offer the S3 smartwatch at all. Even if they were late in the game and still have a large inventory of the S2 watches and passing on offering the S3, they should at least be loyal enough to their customers to tell us that. Even if they have problems with the S3 smartwatch on their network and is waiting for the S4 release, they could tell us as well and let us make that decision to wait or not to wait. Could they have capacity issues and don't want their customers to know?
Unless I am missing something, why would a Verizon customer wait just to get the S3 Bluetooth version and not the Frontier Lte version. If anyone wants the Bluetooth version only, they don't have to go to a carrier, they can purchase the watch from Samsung, Amazon, BestBuy or Macy's. They would also purchase the Bluetooth only version from T-Mobile or AT&T without a separate line or contract. Am I missing something?.
I spoke with a Samsung rep today. Not sure if they knew at all what was
going on. They said I could order the watch through them and then get
Verizon's tech team to get the watch to work on their network. That made
no sense at all. Gave me the number for the Samsung tech and Verizon tech
to get it done.
So Yeah, I think I'm just going to wait until the 4 comes out now. I
should have just gone with the Bluetooth version when Samsung had it for
$299. I had hopes and dreams of maybe Verizon was going to come out with
it. They didn't, tried to switch to AT&T service was terrible at my
house, as it was previously, reason why I switched back to Verizon.
T-Mobile doesn't offer an employee discount so I don't plan on going
through them. I was told $20 a month for service through them. Not doing
Actually, I was told by a Verizon rep last week what the Samsung rep told you. I could purchase the S3 Frontier Lte from one of the other carriers and bring it to Verizon to use on their network. I was skeptical too, however the only reason I have not tried it is because I got my Tmobile S3 Lite on a interest free monthly payment plan. Also, it would probably cost me more in data charges on Verizon being Tmobile has unlimited data. The T-Mobile line cost is only $15( if you agree to automatic payment from your credit card). If I bump up my Verizon data plan to the next level, that would also cost me an additional $15, so its a wash plus I don't have to worry about additional data overages with T-Mobile.
If I experience problems with T-Mobile service then I have the option to pay off the watch, end the contract, and try to connect it to Verizon. But so far, everything is working fine. I'm going to give T-Mobile a try, I also like that they give out freebies every Tuesday to their customers.
The S3 watch from AT&T or T-Mobile is incompatible with the Verizon Wireless network frequencies. It won't work.
I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.
Excuses, excuses, excuses. Typical of Verizon. Just be truthful with your customers, Verizon. You are getting too big for your pants. Arrogance is the eventual downfall of any company, and you are very close.
I've been watching this thread for weeks now and it occurs to me that I must not understand how the marketing of wearable tech works. Samsung (along with several other tech manufacturers) makes a smartwatch. In order to be useful to cellular carriers (ATT, T-Mobile, Verizon) the manufacturer has to tweak the design to match the network requirements of the carriers. So does the carrier have to order a huge quantity of the devices in order that they be manufactured? If so, how is it that the devices are not exclusively available for sale from the carrier? You can buy these things at the carrier's retail outlets, tech big box stores (like BestBuy) or via Amazon.com, so the devices that work with a cellular network must have to be "licensed" to operate by the cellular entity, I'm guessing.
Does it follow that if you licensed a greater quantity of devices (and there must have been a huge payout to Samsung for the Gear S2) and they haven't moved briskly enough through retail outlets that you'd be reluctant to double down on the new (Gear S3) device? Does this mean that Verizon has a warehouse full of Samsung Gear S2s and if they fielded a Gear S3, they'd never move them?
I've read that the market for wearables is soft; with the possible exception of Fitbits. I'll be very surprised if there's a Verizon version of the Gear S3, especially with Samsung trying to do everything to take the sting out of the Note 7 disaster. If there is a Gear S4 in the future, it's going to have to really be special to make any carrier want to further muddy the mix with yet another new offering.
In the meantime, if I can find a bluetooth version of the Gear S3 Frontier, I'm going to grab it!
I watched the Samsung presentation at the 2017 CES convention yesterday. When it came to wearables, particularly smartwatches, Samsung only mentioned/presented it current Gear S3 model, there was no mention of an upcoming Gear S4 for this year.
Gonna leave verizon once galaxy s8 comes out. They are just going to
always be behind when it comes to anything samsung and they are deceptive
and not forthcoming to their customers and possibly even their employees.
Just not a company I want to be a part of anymore.