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    Default Re: U.S. Cellular is exchanging S3s starting 10/1!

    10-15 Got #4 today it was the worst yet. No satisfaction from customer service! They wanted to send another one. No thanks. Im going to ATT and Motoral. Good luck.
  2. Thread Author  Thread Author    #27  

    Default Re: U.S. Cellular is exchanging S3s starting 10/1!

    That sucks. Good luck with the evil empire!

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 on U.S. Cellular
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    Called USCC today. They're sending me another one.
    I did ask if it was a new device and not refurb. They said for this program, they are all new.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 on U.S. Cellular
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    You may not need to replace it. I found if you have ANY metal / aluminum in your case, your signal quality and data performance is heavily impacted. In my case, my aluminum case completely wiped out my data service and was creating the dropped call problem. I think US Cellular is going to find this was the majority of the problem since they have no way of knowing which phones are having issues. Most of the cases now days have aluminum plating or a brushed look to them for eye candy, well this destroys the call / data quality. Easiest way to determine if this is your problem is to download the APP: Speedtest Run the test with the case on, run it without the case and check the speed results of each. It will quickly tell you if that is the problem. Also, make sure you wait a minute or two when adding or removing the case to get accurate results.
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #30  

    Default Re: U.S. Cellular is exchanging S3s starting 10/1!

    I have a case with no metal at all.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3 on U.S. Cellular
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    My case was all plastic and rubber,a ballistic sg maxx.I tryed all four phones with and without the case,with and without 4g.One of the phones was a used one Im sure. I talked to usc 10-16 to cancel and see what they were welling to refund my out pocket. Not much other than to send #5 or a differnt model phone. I havent decided what I will do yet. They do not have another with the specs of gs3. thanks
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    I talked to usc today to cancel my acount and see what I could get for my out of pocket. They would not do anything but replace my gs3 or relpace it with another model. Does any one any thing about the Gaxaly note2? thanks for any help.
  8. Thread Author  Thread Author    #33  

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    I'm about in the same place as you. On my 3rd, and it's not off to a great start. If this continues, I'll try the Note II

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
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    The dropped calls seem to be a Samsung trait. Look the forums over for Samsung on other carriers

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
  10. Thread Author  Thread Author    #35  

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    Never had a problem with my Mesmerize (Galaxy), or my S II

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
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    I thnk all the carriers have had problems with the gs3 dropping calls and some software issues. Atts coverage in my area is very spoty, so I guess I well try the note2 The only real deff. in it and the gs3 is no google voice and the guad core processer That is all I could find other than size. thanks
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    I read that this phone has No internal antenna because of the 3g n 4g. Idk tho. I havent had any problems with mine.

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
  13. Thread Author  Thread Author    #38  

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    That doesn't even make sense

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
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    It has an internal antenna,which is part of the problem.
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    All phones now have internal antennas but satellite phones.

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
    Jerry
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    my dad got a lemon s3 actually 3 of them replaced 4 times. its the radio in the phone and keep trying i got a homer the first s3 myself and who cares if it is refurbished have u ever owned anything in your life that has had problems. a tv the left speaker went out on a fridge that didnt freeze refurbished devices actually pass an inspection on a per device basis where in a production env they get check every thousand/hundred etc
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    the two best android manufacturers have been htc and samsung. they made an opps with this one but overall they are second to htc which was the flagship android device.
    Quote Originally Posted by trucksmoveamerica View Post
    The dropped calls seem to be a Samsung trait. Look the forums over for Samsung on other carriers

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
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    If you buy the best on the market from a provider ,that is what you expect. If you buy a refurb unit you get it a reduced price, for a samsung gs3 around $50.00 not $200.00. Thanks
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    I got my samsung note2 10/30, a lot better than the gaxaly s3. It has everything the gs3 has plus some. The singal is not alot better but it does not drop calls, and I have not got to use it alot but after four days and few hours of play time some calls and stand by for 3days 4hrs it still at 33% charge. Not bad in my book Thanks
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    The s3 is absolutely horrible. I left USCC a few months back because of constant problems. We went back and I am starting to regret it. We have only had a month and on second phones and they are refurbished. When I pay the price of a new phone I expect to get a new phone in return. We were told if these ones have problems they were not going to mess with exchanging for same phone again. We will be getting the note II instead. I grew up in the area im in and always had USCC and never a problem. This phone over all SUCKS.. Worst phone ever made by Samsung and sold by USCC..
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    There is nothing wrong with a refurbished item from a trust worthy company. Mass production is not good for the environment so more companies should be recycling their returned products. Not just putting back in the box and selling it. I'm sure all of you guys know what refurbrishing does. I just bought a $200 HP LaserPrinter for $94 but it was refurbished. I got it yesterday and it looked and worked brand spanking new. Now physical or internal problems. That's because when they actually refurbish the item they check for any problems. If there are any they replace those parts with brand new parts.

    So unless you see a difference between new and refurbished you will be fine. It's just sad that the quality of refurbished phone is the lowest out of all electronics.
  22. Thread Author  Thread Author    #47  

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    I'm done with uscc. I'm on my 4th s3 and still having signal issues. Their final offer for me was to pay 50% off retail to get into a note after never having a properly working s3 for 6 months. That's another $400 out of my pocket. I told them I'm taking my business elsewhere. Going to big red.

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
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    My Samsung Galaxy S3 is 2 months old it is not working as it should. Drops calls like crazy I am so disatisfied
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    I have a gripe. I have the S3 32 GB phone and the *only* replacement is the S4 16 GB?!? Was anyone else told this also or has anyone gotten a S4 32 GB in exchange? I think this is so wrong!
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    I'm on my second S3 - same performance. My wife and a couple of friends swapped twice with no improvement and then went to an LG (I forget which model - probably the F7). They seem happy with them. I'm undecided what to do.

    My first choice would be to jump ship to another carrier ("Belief" seems to be a step backward from earlier/simpler plans that attracted me to USCC in the first place). We have a large family plan, so my wishes aren't the only ones to consider...

    Does anyone know how the S4 is on USCC's network?
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