HTC EVO 4G LTE arriving early for some

May 24, 2012
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Anyone that is excited for the new HTC EVO 4G LTE should know plenty about the "situation" by now for the smartphone. After initially set to launch last week the phones were delayed at customs thanks to a petty lawsuit from Apple. Multiple reports have since claimed the phones start shipping today, May 24th, but now it looks like many pre-order customers have already received their new phones.

According to Android Police multiple customers have already received their new HTC EVO's today and are enjoying those 3G speeds until 4G LTE arrives from the Now Network. Early reports suggested Best buy would start shipping to pre-order customers yesterday, so these could just be a lucky few that opted for overnight shipping.

It looks like a bunch of threads appearing on XDA have confirmed the phone arriving early for users in multiple locations from Ohio to New York. If you ordered the HTC EVO 4G LTE with overnight delivery you might have a little treat waiting on the doorstep this afternoon. If you're still debating the purchase you'll want to check out our full EVO 4G LTE Review for additional details of the new smartphone.

Did your EVO arrive today? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Tommy Thompson

    Today was the day they were suppose to start arriving….

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Supposed to ship today from what I understood.

      and we can’t call it “early” since technically it was last week. haha

  • B S

    Best Buy Brighton Michigan called me at about noon. I picked mine up at about 1pm. Very impressive phone in the 4 minutes that we have been together. I think we will have a great relationship.

  • Leo

    received a call from best buy in Duluth Ga letting me know my phone(s) are ready for pickup.

  • Cputthoff

    I received and email from BB in Topeka, KS letting me know that mine is ready for pick up then received a phone call from BB letting me know that they didn’t get enough in their shipment for all pre orders….. but they also don’t know when the next shipment will be in…. :(

  • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

    Thanks for the comments guys. Keep em coming and enjoy that stellar camera!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Francisco-Molina/508556493 Francisco Molina

    I’m off to go get mine at Best Buy. Call your store that you pre-order to check if they have it in stock.

    • kiano

      they had it in daly city ca, but said they dont have permission to sell it

      • kiano

        pre order email said to pick it up before Saturday or the order will be canceled They said tomorrow/friday…. BS…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Francisco-Molina/508556493 Francisco Molina

        Wow. I got my yesterday :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Francisco-Molina/508556493 Francisco Molina

        If you have a pre-order ticket from BB, they should be able to give it to you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1406420927 Cliff Giddens

    Got mine from sprint today

  • http://www.facebook.com/krankin1 Kenneth Rankin

    Mine was delivered to my house a few hours ago. I will activate it once I get home later.

  • JP

    Just got mine from best buy mobile in mooresville nc! GOT THE PHONE FOR FREE with upgrade! they give me 100 dollars for my old evo! 50 dollars for preordering it and 50 dollars cause i registered my number with the phone freedom deal! = FREE PHONE!

    • zill

      so just that pesky $36 activation fee to deal with

    • YRaj

      lucky dog!..but thanks for the tip..

  • BenW

    Anyone in Oregon (Eugene/Springfield/Portland) get one? No calls from Sprint or BB for me. I had them ordered at both.

    • Frankie

      Waiting on sprint to call me up as well here in Oregon. Hopefully it’ll be today

  • justin MacPhee

    got mine in the mail today, very happy with it so far.

  • Denise

    Just picked up my new Evo at Best Buy after receiving a call from them earlier today. Maryland

  • Tammy

    Got mine today

  • tate1234321

    got mine boise, idaho

  • Cindy

    I’m a best buy employee as soon as word spread this morning that the preorders were coming in I couldn’t believe guess preordering has its perks after all but anywho the phone is AMAZING I absolutely love it & the camera is the best part :)

  • StewyStyles

    Got mine…Sprint. I just need an otter box now!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1398009821 Scott Wilson

    Just got my call from Best Buy, come and get it! $50 gift card too and $50 gift card for old evo to new evo upgrade, plus evo 3d trade in , good deals at best buy! California

  • Andy

    Got mine delivered from sprint today and bestbuy had the otterbox defender so I’m set now =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurt.stecker.3 Kurt Stecker

    I was the first person to get my pre-ordered Evo 4g LTE at the Best Buy in town. It took awhile since I was the first one and the process was a little confusing. I am thrilled with the phone so far and excited to take some pictures tomorrow.

  • Karl

    Mine arrived via UPS today, I haven’t turned it on yet, hate to loose my wimpy 4G of the evo but charged it up. It feels great if that is any indication.

  • lpratt3

    Who cares. Dumped Sprint for Verizon. I have the Motorola Razr Max with 4G unlike the Evo 4G I bought a year ago only to be told last month that my area although was supposed to get WiMax 4G, I was now told I wouldn’t bee getting LTE anytime soon. Sprint’s 3G went to S*** the second the iPhone was released. Good luck finding anywhere that has 4G anytime in the near future. HTC has great hardware, but not if you’re stuck with Sprint’s crappy 3G. This is coming from a 12 year NEXTEL/Sprint vetetan.

    • BigRoss87

      I live in Modesto, California and they have 4g throughout the city. I have the First Generation Evo and as soon as i kick on 4g the phone comes alive…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Francisco-Molina/508556493 Francisco Molina

        3G is not that bad in Miami. Testing from the Evo 4G LTE, I get an average speed around 1.4Mbs to 1.8Mbs

  • Sprint Stinks

    Pretty irritated with Sprint. Our company uses Sprint as our carrier and we are pretty decent as far the size of the company. We pre-ordered several of these new EVO’s through our rep and have yet to see one. We can’t even get a tracking number or a solid answer as to when they will arrive. We were also supposed to get 4g in the area last year. Now it will be years before we get lte. Yet, my wife who is also with Sprint because of the company discount has to pay the “4G” fee, an extra 10 dollars a month for the service that we will never have now.

    • DStone79

      Before you get too irrate with Sprint, you should realize that you have two different issues going on here. One, I think, you must have missed the news that ALL EVO 4G LTE were delayed in Customs. NOT SPRINT’S FAULT. Blame Apple and thier pension for being bullies. Many handsets are arriving today. Some will be arriving in the next few days.

      Also, not all 4G is created equal. The 4G on this phone is a different technology than the current 4G in place in Sprint’s network for your old EVO. Lookup things like 4G wi-Max and 4G LTE… they are VERY different. Once the new LTE gets rolled out life will be SUPER sweet, patience is a virtue posessed by too few.

  • Al

    Received mines yesterday 5/24. Sprint pre-order, Dallas, TX.
    Old HTC EVO 4G died 2 hours before delivery.
    New HTC EVO 4G LTE up and running great… no issues

  • ek145

    Received mine last night at Best Buy! It was a great experience. Plus I got my 50.00 gift card which I turned around today and bought a great case and shield .Received an addition 20% off those products because I purchased my phone from BB. Dan even came out to my car and made sure I had no problems with my bluetooth connection.