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    Default Do I need a Samsung account?

    Do you need a Samsung account for anything on the SGS3? Is it required for OTA updates or anything? The remote control stuff looks pretty cool, but I was wondering what else the account was used for.
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    I never new there was a Samsung account ... Now I have to look into it .
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    Thanks a lot bullfrog ... May your lakes be cool and your logs long ... ( ha ha long log )
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    That may be a requirement for an unlocked unbranded phone because Samsung owns the update process but for branded US phones software goes through carrier debugging after the OEM is done and the carrier ultimately approves the push. I've never heard a carrier locked phone requiring any OEM registration. There are cases like moto who does pre- release user testing or soak tests which are provided directly by moto to users so you need to register with Motorola to participate, but that's pre-release software and not approved as carrier OTA.
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    That may be a requirement for an unlocked unbranded phone because Samsung owns the update process but for branded US phones software goes through carrier debugging after the OEM is done and the carrier ultimately approves the push. I've never heard a carrier locked phone requiring any OEM registration. There are cases like moto who does pre- release user testing or soak tests which are provided directly by moto to users so you need to register with Motorola to participate, but that's pre-release software and not approved as carrier OTA.
    I hope that's the case (not required) because I need another account like I need another hole in my head. I'm not looking to immerse myself into the Samsung culture, I just picked it because it looked like the best overall hardware package available to me. My last phone was a Motorola, who knows what my next phone will be. Well, I know it won't be Apple... see the aforementioned "forcing company culture" thing.
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    Samsung is a great culture to immerse yourself into..
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    find my mobile is enough for me to sign up, i've had a couple friends who have lately had their pads stolen and are now dealing with the aftermath

    ....KSmithInNY, it's just one more, i'm sure like all of us you already have a bizillion accounts for different sites/services!
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    I just got my SGS3 and in the pull down menu it asks me to 'sign up' for a Samsung acct.....so I'm reading the terms and conditions....and all and any legal issues are under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Korea. 'Nuff said.
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    signing upto samsung account was just part of the phone activating process along side putting my gmail details

    Quote Originally Posted by bobzrag View Post
    find my mobile is enough for me to sign up, i've had a couple friends who have lately had their pads stolen and are now dealing with the aftermath

    ....KSmithInNY, it's just one more, i'm sure like all of us you already have a bizillion accounts for different sites/services!
    do you have a link for that samsung site to control your s3 from mate? i thought i had it b/marked on fiances laptop but no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NIKSTORM View Post
    Thanks a lot bullfrog ... May your lakes be cool and your logs long ... ( ha ha long log )
    lmfao mine touch the water and get half way round the U-bend before they break off :thumbup:

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    Short answer: No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaj6503 View Post
    Short answer: No.

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    "no" you dont need it to get updates mate? what about on simfree/unlocked s3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidXclone View Post
    I hope that's the case (not required) because I need another account like I need another hole in my head. I'm not looking to immerse myself into the Samsung culture, I just picked it because it looked like the best overall hardware package available to me. My last phone was a Motorola, who knows what my next phone will be. Well, I know it won't be Apple... see the aforementioned "forcing company culture" thing.
    im also NOT a samsung fanboy and if its not needed for ota and u dont wana use the "more services" app then why bother. gota say though, samsung havent pestered me other than the "samsung account" update and i use same password for nearly everything so its no biggy for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    im also NOT a samsung fanboy and if its not needed for ota and u dont wana use the "more services" app then why bother. gota say though, samsung havent pestered me other than the "samsung account" update and i use same password for nearly everything so its no biggy for me

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    I would think an alternative route is available. I find it hard to believe that OP couldn't easily find the update.zip from a reliable third party. I'd rather flash a stock update than take an OTA + have my inbox cluttered with Samsung's must-read newsletters, but I like to be left alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaj6503 View Post
    I would think an alternative route is available. I find it hard to believe that OP couldn't easily find the update.zip from a reliable third party. I'd rather flash a stock update than take an OTA + have my inbox cluttered with Samsung's must-read newsletters, but I like to be left alone.

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    lol your Gmail inbox? i havent had any. il check my spambox later

    ps. OP you can download AndroidLost app to remote control your phone

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    I haven't agreed to anything and I used their "system" to "find" my phone. So I don't think that is part of an account. Although, now that I'm thinking about it, I might have agreed to crap on their site, while I was trying to register my phone.

    In another post, I mentioned that if you buy a phone outside the US and live in the US good luck. There is no place to register it. I bought mine out of PR and apparently Latin America doesn't register the products.

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