Samsung Galaxy SIII “fastest selling pre-order of 2012”

May 22nd, 2012

LONDON May 21, 2012 — With one week to go before the handset arrives, Carphone Warehouse today revealed customers have pre-ordered thousands of the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy SIII. More than 800 stores will stock the SIII upon launch, making Carphone Warehouse the largest distributor in the UK and the only retailer to offer deals with all major UK mobile networks.

Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse, says, “Pre-order demand for the new Galaxy SIII has surpassed expectations since the handset was first unveiled two weeks ago. The first 24 hours alone saw thousands placing their pre-order at Carphone Warehouse.”

Graham adds, “The Galaxy SIII is without a doubt the fastest selling pre-order of 2012 so far. We’re gearing up for an exceptionally busy launch day at the end of the month as the handset lands on shelves at our stores across the UK.”

On 29th May, the Samsung Galaxy SIII will be available from 7pm for pre-order customers at selected stores, with general sales starting on the 30th across all Carphone Warehouse stores. The handset will be free with monthly tariffs from £28 per month.
Available from Carphone Warehouse or 0800 925 925.


For further information please contact:
The Carphone Warehouse Press Office
Matt Crowhurst
T: 020 3047 4042

Notes to Editors
• Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the UK, with over 800 stores nationwide
• Discover how to get more from your gadgets with eye openers from Carphone Warehouse. Eye openers is a YouTube channel which features videos of Carphone Warehouse team members sharing useful hints and tips on everything from laptops to Sat Navs to the latest mobile phones. With new videos being added each month, users can search through hundreds of videos at

About Carphone Warehouse and Geek Squad
In 2006 Best Buy established a partnership with Carphone Warehouse to bring its business model and mobile phone expertise to the US market under the banner ‘Best Buy Mobile’. Two years later, Best Buy acquired 50% of The Carphone Warehouse’s European and US retail interests for £1.1billion, creating Best Buy Europe.  The joint venture now encompasses the following retail and technical support brands: The Carphone Warehouse, The Phone House and Geek Squad.