Delivery delays: We have become aware of a UK-wide international shipping issue which may impact some pre-orders of the S21 Ultra 5G - 512GB (Black) model. If your particular order is impacted, you'll receive this by 5 Feb at the latest. More info.
The epic new Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, S21+ 5G and S21 Ultra 5G are now available to pre-order online on O2 custom plans, ahead of their launch on 29 January.
Available in six standout colours – Phantom Grey, Phantom Pink, Phantom Violet, Phantom White, Phantom Black and Phantom Silver – the latest Samsung Galaxy S21 Series come with a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display and adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, meaning scrolling through social feeds or high-speed gaming will feel ultra-smooth.
All three devices come with Samsung’s next generation cameras to help customers take their best shots yet, with the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G both featuring a 12MP wide, 64MP telephoto and 12MP ultra-wide lenses. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G’s quad camera boasts a 108MP wide lens to capture extraordinary detail, even at night.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G also has a 10MP front camera and increased facial recognition technology which automatically captures 14 creative versions of the images and videos being taken, helping users take the perfect shot first time. Whilst the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G comes with a mighty 40MP front camera. All three handsets are able to capture video in incredibly crisp 8K, ensuring your content will be more stunning than ever, no matter the subject.
Customers can get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S21 series with an impressive free six months of data and calls on tariffs 30GB and above, including:
O2’s custom plans allows customers to get any device they have their heart set on at a more affordable rate, with the ability to choose how much they want to pay upfront, the length of their Device Plan, selecting anywhere between three and 36 months (in one-month increments), as well as having the option to flex their data allowance up or down every month to suit their needs from a family of tariffs.
Customers will also be eligible for a variety of O2 exclusives including 6 months of Disney+ for new and upgrading customers. Existing O2 customers can add Disney+ to their plan for £5.99 a month and receive £2 off their monthly airtime bill.
What’s more, customers that recycle their old phone can get up to £350 when they upgrade before the 31 March. With stores currently closed, customers can recycle online and receive an extra £150 on top of the value of their handset at www.o2.co.uk/recycle.
But it doesn’t stop there. Any customer who pre-orders the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G or S21+ 5G can claim a pair of Galaxy Buds Live and a SmartTag worth a combined £188.99. Whilst customers who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Ultra 5G can claim a pair of Galaxy Buds Pro and a SmartTag, worth a total value of £248.99.
Full press release with footnotes here.
So who thinks they'll be looking to buy or upgrade to one of these brand new Samsung Galaxy S21 devices? They look stunning and have some seriously impressive tech inside them. I know I'm tempted!
Yes and I may have presumed from the wording International world wide shipping issue that it included all networks not just O2 @Antonysj
I'lll tag @Chris_K again and hope he will come back to clarify later this morning.
As for 'other retailers showing they have stock? It would be interesting to know if they actually HAVE, or like O2, don't run a LIVE stock system.
If it is delivered by the 5th, then, yes, it is an inconvenience. If it is indefinitely delayed (my latest email from 02 gives no indication of shipping date), then that is a very different situation. It cause me two serious issues (i) whether it impacts on claiming the Buds Pro and Smart Tag and (ii) as an upgrader, whether it takes me outside the 21 day window for recycling my existing device (with the preferential terms of an extra £150 as part of the preorder offer).
As you say, clarity and reassurance would be good. I appreciate that both the e-mail (and the 02 order status on the website) may not include the same level of detail as my text message. It would be good to know that what my personal text message and the posts on this very forum thread said about delivery by the 5th Feb is, in fact, still correct.
Agreed - some communications would be good.
I have been an 02 customer since the second generation of the IPhone (bought on release day) and have always had good service from them. However, there are many alternative networks and I have to say that I am a bit disappointed in the lack of both clarity and communication around the issue with preorders of a new device. I know that we are in the middle of a pandemic and a transition in shipping rules to the UK from the EU, but those are reasons to provide more clarity, not to stay silent on issues, particularly when it is clear that (a) other providers shipped pre-orders for delivery today and (b) other providers did and still do have stock of the S21 Ultra 5G 512G.
On a related note, does anyone know how to cancel a pre-order as nothing in the comms I have received suggests that as an option? If things continue to be unclear, I might consider skipping the S21 Ultra altogther (knowing that I've now lost the chance to take advantage of pre-order deals elsewhere), cancelling my (pre-)order and moving my business to an alternative network. Yes, I know this is only a phone, so hardly a matter of life and death, but that does not stop it being dissapointing and frustrating, both as to the delay of an anticiapted item and a lack of clear and convincing communication of the issues and the resolution of them.
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