AT&T Selling the Samsung Captivate NOW!

Just a few minutes ago we got a tip from one of our readers, Greg Stengel that he was able to buy his Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S phone) from AT&T TODAY!  I called my local AT&T corporate store and they confirmed that they had quite a few in stock and that indeed you could buy them right now.  This is two days early according to release date plans, so perhaps they moved it up to compete with the T-Mobile Vibrant.  if you have been waiting for this handset to drop, your wait is over!

  • This is great news, now this makes me consider a this over the windows phone 7 series.. However it means, i need to learn a new language.. being a beginner .net coder.. and no i will not buy a iphone.. unless i wanna overly popular and crummy programming language.. sorry.. obj c looks like crap. plus the fact. i would either mess with hackintosh, or worse have to buy retarded Mac… plus the 100 bucks.. or jailbreak.. oh well. I need to learn more on this phone.

    • I would wait until midnight tonight and look online. Wirefly still has $50 Bing Cashback, you might be able to get it with next day shipping for $100 or so.

  • Jon

    Bought mine today as well. Associate confirmed that it was related to the release of the Vibrant. This is a great phone!

    • Willa

      Where do you live? I'm in Albuquerque and they aren't selling until Sunday.

  • steve

    I just picked one up today myself. I was so happy to take back my iphone 4.

  • robert

    I got mine! I'm not sure how many were at the store I went to; I was just happy I was able to get one!

    When's the dock coming out that's what I want to know!!!!

  • Tony

    I am in the Virgin Islands (US). I called AT&T; they told me that they do not have any information about the Samsung Captivate being available today. Is there a specific corporate AT&T telephone number that I need to call to place an order today?

  • I also called an AT&T store today; they said coming out July 18th. They aren't available today (Indiana).

  • Tried on Long Island, NY..not being sold today, available Sunday….LAME

  • Reid

    Same in Central Ohio – all are sticking to the Sunday the 18th.

  • Tsuyoshi

    Tried various places in Manhattan NY. Not being sold until Sunday. Shucks…

  • akguy

    I called a few local retailers and they won’t sell it today !! Gah! Is there some official memo they missed 🙂

  • ApolloGenX

    Called around here in Texas- Not until Sunday.

  • Nada

    Just a rumor.

  • Guillo

    I went to one store in Long Beach, CA and called two more and they all stick to Sunday.

  • AppleOh

    All the stores have this product in stock in Raleigh,NC but for some reason will not release till 18th. Spoke to an authorized retailer, they said check Saturday Nite sometimes they will release the night before but at an authorized retailer.

  • Cash

    LIES!!!!!!! I called 4 stores in portland and got that they received a memo that NO phones can leak out until doors open on sunday.

  • magicdanw

    Phones are being sold early, but mostly just in Texas and a few other central US states. A memo was sent out to SOME corporate stores (the ones that are AT&T stores, not just AT&T authorized) to sell early if they had any. However, unless you're lucky enough to be in or around Texas, you probably won't get anything till Sunday.

  • sree

    This is crap! it is not available in stores.

  • bjabah

    My Store in Mt. Sterling, KY said they can't sell them until Monday….

  • Ray

    Not available in Seattle either. This is stupid.

  • techpilot64

    Lies, Dirty Dirty Lies.

    Called 12 AT&T corporate stores around L.A. – All but 1 say the 18th. The outlier said the 25th (?)

  • Mugzee18

    At least your stores knew about the phone. I called my Corporate AT&T store once today and once a few days ago and the two DIFFERENT people I talked to had no idea what the Samsung Captivate was… I was like WTF?!?! I asked if they would have it in stock and when it was available and they had to put me on hold to ask what it was and when they were releasing it. Idk how these people got hired at AT&T if they don't do their f*ckin homework!

  • oo

    Lier, a big lier. I just came back from local stores. No phone until Samday.

    • If you are going to call people LIARS, please spell it right.

    • brewski

      C’mon, idiot! It’s LIAR not lier! Hahhahaa..what a douche! AND it’s Sunday not Samday! Why don’t more people proofread?

  • Nada, Mission Viejo Ca, Laguna Niguel wait till Sunday.

  • Also Lake Forest, only Sunday

  • bone

    I got one from the Katy TX store (mason rd). i hear other houston stores are selling them too.

  • cbinsa

    I got mine today in San Antonio on Loop 1604…not many left according to the sales rep.

  • Stephen

    I called stores in TN and they say sometime at the end of the month and one guy at another store acted like he didn't know what it was. Ridiculous that they have no clue what they have or what they are getting. About all they have a clue about is the iPhone.

  • RoJ

    Called around in Lawrenceville, GA. Everyone said the 18.

  • TexasAgent

    My local store in Waco, TX had 20 in stock. Got mine! Love it!

  • Apollogenx

    Well no one in Austin is selling them…. nor are any of the places my dad (who works for AT&T) called…. so I am calling BS, someone is just starting rumors.

    • TexasAgent

      Call Waco location @ 254-772-3242 and get yours. Ask for Joe (sales).

  • bone

    i was going to call stores but from what i read it seemed more people had better luck going to the store in person. when i went to the store the rep had to go talk to his manager first if they can sell it to me. when he came back he had the captivate in his hand.

  • jag

    Called all around the greater Seattle area and they are all sticking to sunday.

  • Jo

    Got mine ft worth tx

  • Elle

    Marietta GA – not til Sunday

  • chorobe

    Called a store in LA, CA on Wilshire and another in West Covina, none of which will sell it to you early.

  • captivated

    Stores in Milpitas, Sunnyvale, and San Ramon are all holding off until Sunday. No sneak peeks. Just went to T mobile and looked at the Vibrant to get an idea.

  • strongfist

    Meh I try to believe that AT&T isn’t that bad but they do have a questionable track record. If your not sure about how AT&T restricts Android handsets you should check out the article on it at

  • Morning all, sorry for the slow response:

    I confirmed this tip by calling all of the local Kansas City CORPORATE stores, authorized resellers knew nothing about the early release and many knew nothing about the PHONE.

    ALL of the corporate owned stores said they were selling them as of right that minute, and had plenty in stock. If your corporate store says no, I certainly apologize, I went with the confirmation that I got from 3 corporate stores here in Kansas City,

  • ericinva

    The store here in Fredericksburg, VA says they won't have them until Sunday. 🙁

  • jay pee

    No rumor…called AT&T in sioux city, they said I could come in and purchase one today.

  • steve

    im in spring field mo got mine this morning from a corperate store

  • Mike

    I got mine thursday night..
    .and loving it!

  • Kalli

    Got mine Friday evening in Kansas.

  • Holy crap I am pissed. Wife bought it because the iphone4 was out of stock. Come to find out Nursing Central will not work on the captivate because it is not from the Android Market!! So thats $160 dollars down the drain. Nothing I can do about it.. Called At&t and they were WORTHLESS! Passed the buck to Samsung. Oh yeah and crashed the operating system trying to root the piece of shit. Taking it back tomorrow 😉

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  • Fionnh

    im gettin one in 1 to 2 days