09-24-2016 09:31 AM
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  1. david2hearts's Avatar
    Ordered one sim free from carphonewarehouse. Comes with the free vr headset and delivery on the 31st August.
    08-21-2016 09:51 AM
  2. hnrykw's Avatar
    I guess everybody having the same experience.
    I preordered 6:13am (i was a little late since my card had an error so i just switched to paypal), I got the case, the gearvr and the pending paypal status. Really hoping it comes on the 30th or the 31st.

    Even though we get it a couple weeks later, I'm happy we get a free gearvr.
    Not sure if I regret preordering with samsung official website tho since carphone warehouse seem to being doing the same thing (giving a free gearvr) but for £50 less at £699 instead of £749 :s
    08-21-2016 10:26 AM
  3. furby23's Avatar
    Just hope the UK shipments don't suffer like those in the US! I've had every new iPhone on launch day having bought through the Apple Store online preorder. Never failed. You would expect the same from Samsung but looks not to be the case in America. Really bad form to promise launch day delivery (or sooner) and then not deliver. The people (like us) that preorder are generally keen and loyal fans so should be treated with respect that way.
    Hopefully the two more weeks we have to wait after all the rest of the world deliveries gives them time to manufacture stock for the preorders!
    By the way furby23 - are you sure about battery comment?
    Yep. not sure if you are new to android/ samsung but exynos have been shown time and time again (latest with the s7edge) to have better battery life. americans have snapdragon whilst we, and a few other countries have exynos. exynos is actually made by samsung themselves thus providing a more efficient battery experience. the snapdragon is said to have some benefits too under intensive processing however that is only when pushed via benchmark tests. in reality it is generally accepted that exynos is prevalent over snapdragon, to the extent where some americans actually order exynos versions in. we certainly do not order snapdragons in lmao.

    The reason it exists is something to do with LTE bands not working correctly with exynos. thus they had to create snapdragon.

    there are much better examples of what im trying to say online as well as tests. but that is the premise.
    08-21-2016 10:44 AM
  4. furby23's Avatar
    How do you know it will have a better battery?

    Yep. not sure if you are new to android/ samsung but exynos have been shown time and time again (latest with the s7edge) to have better battery life. americans have snapdragon whilst we, and a few other countries have exynos. exynos is actually made by samsung themselves thus providing a more efficient battery experience. the snapdragon is said to have some benefits too under intensive processing however that is only when pushed via benchmark tests. in reality it is generally accepted that exynos is prevalent over snapdragon, to the extent where some americans actually order exynos versions in. we certainly do not order snapdragons in lmao.

    The reason it exists is something to do with LTE bands not working correctly with exynos. thus they had to create snapdragon.

    there are much better examples of what im trying to say online as well as tests. but that is the premise.
    08-21-2016 10:44 AM
  5. furby23's Avatar
    I guess everybody having the same experience.
    I preordered 6:13am (i was a little late since my card had an error so i just switched to paypal), I got the case, the gearvr and the pending paypal status. Really hoping it comes on the 30th or the 31st.

    Even though we get it a couple weeks later, I'm happy we get a free gearvr.
    Not sure if I regret preordering with samsung official website tho since carphone warehouse seem to being doing the same thing (giving a free gearvr) but for £50 less at £699 instead of £749 :s
    I was online at 5:59 ready to go. my card wouldnt work twice (had more than enoughmoney in there)... then i decided to use paypal too (which is being funded by the same card anyway, go figure haha)...

    Got a call from my bank the same day and they had blocked both attempts because they thought it was fraud and that my card had been stolen! after speaking to them they explained that it got automatically blocked because it didnt fit in with my spending habits (£739 at 6am on a wednesday morning lol) and they were trying to protect me! thank god for paypal eh
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    08-21-2016 10:49 AM
  6. fitcherama's Avatar
    Yep. not sure if you are new to android/ samsung but exynos have been shown time and time again (latest with the s7edge) to have better battery life. americans have snapdragon whilst we, and a few other countries have exynos. exynos is actually made by samsung themselves thus providing a more efficient battery experience. the snapdragon is said to have some benefits too under intensive processing however that is only when pushed via benchmark tests. in reality it is generally accepted that exynos is prevalent over snapdragon, to the extent where some americans actually order exynos versions in. we certainly do not order snapdragons in lmao.

    The reason it exists is something to do with LTE bands not working correctly with exynos. thus they had to create snapdragon.

    there are much better examples of what im trying to say online as well as tests. but that is the premise.
    I see. I thought you meant it had a bigger battery! Understand now.
    08-21-2016 10:58 AM
  7. hnrykw's Avatar
    I was online at 5:59 ready to go. my card wouldnt work twice (had more than enoughmoney in there)... then i decided to use paypal too (which is being funded by the same card anyway, go figure haha)...

    Got a call from my bank the same day and they had blocked both attempts because they thought it was fraud and that my card had been stolen! after speaking to them they explained that it got automatically blocked because it didnt fit in with my spending habits (£739 at 6am on a wednesday morning lol) and they were trying to protect me! thank god for paypal eh
    I'm so damn glad somebody had the same experience lmao. Stayed up late, slept for an hour and woke up ten minutes before 6am (I wish they did midnight release instead) and I started freaking out when I got payment errors as I had already sorted all the money out. Like you my PayPal is connected to card but it makes me wonder how many people were affected by that

    A day or two after I also got the fraud message, I hate phoning up the bank but yeah it's totally understandable why they thought it was fraud lmao. I bet the bank had a fun time giving out tons of fraud messages.
    08-21-2016 11:46 AM
  8. SinWithAGrin86's Avatar
    I was online at 5:59 ready to go. my card wouldnt work twice (had more than enoughmoney in there)... then i decided to use paypal too (which is being funded by the same card anyway, go figure haha)...

    Got a call from my bank the same day and they had blocked both attempts because they thought it was fraud and that my card had been stolen! after speaking to them they explained that it got automatically blocked because it didnt fit in with my spending habits (£739 at 6am on a wednesday morning lol) and they were trying to protect me! thank god for paypal eh
    The same thing happened to me, my card got blocked and had to ring them to unblock it... I was worried the pre-orders would be gone by the time to re-order but I was lucky
    08-21-2016 02:21 PM
  9. thegame161's Avatar
    I guess everybody having the same experience.
    I preordered 6:13am (i was a little late since my card had an error so i just switched to paypal), I got the case, the gearvr and the pending paypal status. Really hoping it comes on the 30th or the 31st.

    Even though we get it a couple weeks later, I'm happy we get a free gearvr.
    Not sure if I regret preordering with samsung official website tho since carphone warehouse seem to being doing the same thing (giving a free gearvr) but for £50 less at £699 instead of £749 :s
    I heard the VR was only free via contract on CPW
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    08-21-2016 03:04 PM
  10. furby23's Avatar
    I'm so damn glad somebody had the same experience lmao. Stayed up late, slept for an hour and woke up ten minutes before 6am (I wish they did midnight release instead) and I started freaking out when I got payment errors as I had already sorted all the money out. Like you my PayPal is connected to card but it makes me wonder how many people were affected by that

    A day or two after I also got the fraud message, I hate phoning up the bank but yeah it's totally understandable why they thought it was fraud lmao. I bet the bank had a fun time giving out tons of fraud messages.
    DAMN! exactly the same as me, good to hear im not the only one! my only concern is when samsung try to take the money from my paypal via my card... hope it doesnt happen again! fingers crossed it goes smoothly!
    08-21-2016 03:17 PM
  11. Dealz417's Avatar
    Ordered one sim free from carphonewarehouse. Comes with the free vr headset and delivery on the 31st August.
    31st August? It should be 30th as it's 3 days early delivery with pre-orders.

    I pre-ordered from carphone warehouse as well, mine also comes with the Free Gear VR 2016 edition for delivery on or before the 30th.

    Mine is contract.
    08-21-2016 09:17 PM
  12. furby23's Avatar
    Any updates on samsung ?
    08-22-2016 06:29 AM
  13. SinWithAGrin86's Avatar
    Any updates on samsung ?
    No updates from me. I will e-mail Samsung on Friday and see if it is still due on 30th.
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    08-23-2016 10:19 AM
  14. Dealz417's Avatar
    I just spoke to Carphone Warehouse and the person confirmed that all pre-orders placed before the 26th (Friday) will be delivered on the 30th (Tuesday).

    DPD will get the phones on the 26th and will send out emails/SMS on the morning of the 30th with a 1 hour delivery window.
    shanghaichica likes this.
    08-24-2016 07:41 AM
  15. SinWithAGrin86's Avatar
    I just spoke to Carphone Warehouse and the person confirmed that all pre-orders placed before the 26th (Friday) will be delivered on the 30th (Tuesday).

    DPD will get the phones on the 26th and will send out emails/SMS on the morning of the 30th with a 1 hour delivery window.
    Hmm... lets see if that is what will happen
    08-24-2016 08:03 AM
  16. Dealz417's Avatar
    Hmm... lets see if that is what will happen
    I've never pre-ordered from Carphone Warehouse before so I have no experience with them getting pre-orders delivered on time but the schedule seems to makes sense, handing the phones to DPD on the Friday as Monday is a bank holiday so that's a no go.

    But yeah we will see what happens, hopefully it all goes smoothly.
    SinWithAGrin86 likes this.
    08-24-2016 08:23 AM
  17. Dealz417's Avatar
    Just a little heads up for anyone still planning to pre-order for early delivery and was looking at Carphone Warehouse as a possible option, on their website they have changed there delivery date to the 2nd September.
    08-24-2016 07:35 PM
  18. furby23's Avatar
    samsung website preorders should be charged and processed for shipping on friday right? its bank holiday monday and i cant imagine they operate saturday.... so if we dont get charged by friday night then we can safely assume samsung is delayed?
    08-25-2016 07:54 AM
  19. SinWithAGrin86's Avatar
    samsung website preorders should be charged and processed for shipping on friday right? its bank holiday monday and i cant imagine they operate saturday.... so if we dont get charged by friday night then we can safely assume samsung is delayed?
    Yeah, if it isn't processed by end of day tomorrow I doubt we will get them on time :/
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    08-25-2016 10:49 AM
  20. fitcherama's Avatar
    08-25-2016 12:54 PM
  21. furby23's Avatar
    gona live chat them at 10am gmt to check all is good
    08-26-2016 03:50 AM
  22. fitcherama's Avatar
    Note 7 showing in stock now!
    08-26-2016 04:49 AM
  23. fitcherama's Avatar
    Well it did for a while. Gone back to preorder status! Weird.
    08-26-2016 04:51 AM
  24. fitcherama's Avatar
    Just rang Samsung. Straight through, no problems. Very helpful lady. She said orders being processed this weekend for delivery Tuesday. No hold ups. Sounded very positive. I'm allowing myself to get a little excited now
    08-26-2016 05:00 AM
  25. fitcherama's Avatar
    Showing in stock again. At least it's keeping me entertained!
    08-26-2016 05:26 AM
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