The official release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is August 19, 2016. This means that more than likely you will not get the phone on the 17th, it will more than likely arrive on the 19th. It will actually get someone into legal trouble if they sell the phone or have it arrive at your house before the 19th.
I ordered on 8/3/16. I received text this morning ( 8/14/16) that it's on its way with tracking number. Fedex says picked up from West Chester, PA and scheduled delivery 8/18/16. Not sure why it's taking from Sunday to Thursday but glad I'm getting it before 8/19/16.
I ordered my phone the morning of Aug 3rd. Just got a text message from Verizon saying my they received my order #xxxxx (a number I did not recognize, it did not match the original order number) on Aug 14th and I will be notified of tracking info when it ships. I also check my credit card and it billed today (it had not billed three hours ago).
Actualización del 8/15/16
My FedEx delivery has moved to Friday 8/19/16. Response from FedEX " We were told by shipper to hold until Wed. 8/17/16 to ship
I'm in IL also and my phone is also sitting in PA. I just got off the phone with FedEx because I wondered how it would be possible to receive my phone tomorrow when it's sitting at a standstill on the east coast. The guy at FedEx assured me that according to his tracking info, my phone was on a plane headed towards me and that he doesn't know why the tracking info isn't updating. He then told me that there is a delay on my package, but that it's only a 22 minute delay and that I will receive it tomorrow evening by 8:00. However, if I don't receive it, please call back and let them know. GRRRRR!!! So, basically, it's a 50/50 chance on whether I'll get my phone on time or not. This preorder has been the most frustrating thing to deal with! I don't know that I'll ever preorder from Verizon again.