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  1. justin1578's Avatar
    Does the s7 actuve have wifi calling? I asked an at&t rep yesterday and they seemed confused. It is on the list to have wifi calling but I don't want to switch to that Phone if it doesn't have it. I need it for my job because I get no signal.
    Yes, all of the s7 line has Wi-Fi calling.
    09-04-2016 05:12 PM
  2. grover5's Avatar
    My replacement shood be coming tomorrow
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...467c8fb7f4.jpg
    I loved my BlackBerry pearl 8120. An email powerhouse.
    09-04-2016 05:22 PM
  3. frope01's Avatar
    DISCLAIMER: I am not a LG fangirl or a Samsung hater, just made an interesting point so please don't attack me. Thanks

    So, most of you are gonna stick with Samsung and Note 7. Good for you. I just find it interesting that when LG has the unfortunate bootloop issue with the G4, majority of the G4 owners have said "I'm done with LG, never again will I buy their phones!!!!"

    Samsung has chance of exploding batteries and Note 7 owners are like " that's okey. I'll get a new Note 7."

    Reality is that hardware faults happen to every manufacturer. But it seems that some manufacturers are forgiven and some are not. Why is that? is it brand loyalty etc? Or how the manufacturer handles the situation etc? This intrigues me....
    I give second chances. I'm coming from the LGG4 which I gave 4 chances. After being bitten 4 times LG lost me. Two had touch issues and two just died. I had to hard reset every month to get rid of lag and stutter. So I can give the Note another chance. My Note is in fact performing great.
    09-04-2016 05:28 PM
  4. ajb1965's Avatar
    You really think there is a remote possibility they do that? That would be devastating to the Note lineup and Samsung's image. Can you imagine all the case makers also if that happened and all the cases they have made so far? They would be p*SSED and lose a lot of money too. If that happened, I probably would look into a V20 and take a chance and roll the dice and hope it's not a flop or has issues like the G5 did. Maybe Iphone 7plus, but being away from Iphone for 7 years would be hard to relearn it.

    I'm 90 percent sure I will simply wait a few weeks and get another Note. knowing my luck though it would have a different issue and I'd have to go through hoops to get a replacement. There is a slight chance I'd go for V20 if Samsung or the carriers jack around though with the replacement times and such.
    No I think there's zero possibility of that happening, I was just making a point.
    09-04-2016 05:40 PM
  5. chyeo1979's Avatar
    DISCLAIMER: I am not a LG fangirl or a Samsung hater, just made an interesting point so please don't attack me. Thanks

    So, most of you are gonna stick with Samsung and Note 7. Good for you. I just find it interesting that when LG has the unfortunate bootloop issue with the G4, majority of the G4 owners have said "I'm done with LG, never again will I buy their phones!!!!"

    Samsung has chance of exploding batteries and Note 7 owners are like " that's okey. I'll get a new Note 7."

    Reality is that hardware faults happen to every manufacturer. But it seems that some manufacturers are forgiven and some are not. Why is that? is it brand loyalty etc? Or how the manufacturer handles the situation etc? This intrigues me....
    I was from G4, i did not leave LG because of the bootloop issue, but the G5 is not what I wanted. Moreover, G4 itself isn't that great in terms of performance.

    Note 7 however is a great phone once the issues are solved.
    09-04-2016 05:57 PM
  6. stmax's Avatar
    DISCLAIMER: I am not a LG fangirl or a Samsung hater, just made an interesting point so please don't attack me. Thanks

    So, most of you are gonna stick with Samsung and Note 7. Good for you. I just find it interesting that when LG has the unfortunate bootloop issue with the G4, majority of the G4 owners have said "I'm done with LG, never again will I buy their phones!!!!"

    Samsung has chance of exploding batteries and Note 7 owners are like " that's okey. I'll get a new Note 7."

    Reality is that hardware faults happen to every manufacturer. But it seems that some manufacturers are forgiven and some are not. Why is that? is it brand loyalty etc? Or how the manufacturer handles the situation etc? This intrigues me....
    I had the boot loop issue on G4. The difference is that I was left to my own to figure out it was a product defect. I had to call my carrier and then LG. I had to then call the authorized repair centre and mange the whole process. The difference? LG never officially said anything about a KNOWN defect.

    Samsung, however is saying there is a problem. Send it back we'll do our best to rectify the issue. Done. I think the situation is much different.
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    09-04-2016 06:06 PM
  7. stmax's Avatar
    Will they notice if I happen to trade in my device with a "lost" spen? 😇
    09-04-2016 06:08 PM
  8. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    I returned my note today very sad. Went back to my droid Maxx 2. Hate it lol. I'm wondering if the s7 active would be a good choice.
    09-04-2016 06:46 PM
  9. crystinonfire's Avatar
    Left for a S7 Edge. I was trying to hold out for when the Note 7s come in, but the thought of using my Note 2 for two to four weeks (T-Mobile's timeframe for replacements) was just too much. I thought I'd just use this S7E until the N7s come in, but it turns out that I think I actually like this phone more.

    I've never had a non-Note android, so I'm shocked that I like this phone. I loved my Note 2 and Note 5. Didn't think I could deal without a huge screen and an s-pen. But I discovered that you can download S-Note from the Galaxy app store and get a stylus (or use your fingertip) to write notes. The S7E actually fits better in my hand for one-handed use, and the screen is big enough that I can still watch videos without being annoyed. I'm sure this next comment will cause some debate, but it seems to run a lot smoother as well, IMO.

    The only thing I really miss is the 64GB internal storage, but I'm getting the 256GB free gift, so it doesn't really matter.

    Maybe I'll switch back when the Note 8 comes out.
    09-04-2016 06:57 PM
  10. crystinonfire's Avatar
    I'm on the fence, I'm gonna sleep on it for a week. I wanted the Note 7....this may be my opportunity to try out all three colors though. Started out with coral blue, on the black.. Silver here I come!
    The silver is really pretty in certain lighting and rainbow trout like
    09-04-2016 06:58 PM
  11. crystinonfire's Avatar
    I'm just wondering is anyone considering trading down to the S7 Edge due to the issues with the Note 7 and now that there is an stigma attached to it?

    Is the S7 Edge a big downgrade? I thought about it briefly but would it be better to wait a couple weeks and get a brand new Note 7 than downgrading to the Edge? I know edge doesn't have the Spen and has the smaller screen though and the always on doesn't have the notifications.

    However next March or April the S8 will be out and I will be stuck with a dated phone sooner.
    It has all the same specs and a better battery life, so I don't really think it's a downgrade except for:
    -no pen
    -less internal storage
    -slightly smaller screen
    09-04-2016 07:02 PM
  12. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Left for a S7 Edge. I was trying to hold out for when the Note 7s come in, but the thought of using my Note 2 for two to four weeks (T-Mobile's timeframe for replacements) was just too much. I thought I'd just use this S7E until the N7s come in, but it turns out that I think I actually like this phone more.

    I've never had a non-Note android, so I'm shocked that I like this phone. I loved my Note 2 and Note 5. Didn't think I could deal without a huge screen and an s-pen. But I discovered that you can download S-Note from the Galaxy app store and get a stylus (or use your fingertip) to write notes. The S7E actually fits better in my hand for one-handed use, and the screen is big enough that I can still watch videos without being annoyed. I'm sure this next comment will cause some debate, but it seems to run a lot smoother as well, IMO.

    The only thing I really miss is the 64GB internal storage, but I'm getting the 256GB free gift, so it doesn't really matter.

    Maybe I'll switch back when the Note 8 comes out.
    But isn't the Edge a bit dated now?

    I mean if you're exchanging for an Edge wouldn't you just be better to hold out a couple weeks and get a new Note??
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    09-04-2016 07:02 PM
  13. spasell's Avatar
    I still have my Note 3 - my first Note phone - and I loved it so much that I'll never go back to another phone unless forced. I use it still, wifi only, in my bedroom at night in case I want to do things there. It's still fast and solid and looks brand new. Great line of phones.
    Let me ask something.

    I have my Note 3 and haven't used it in over 2 years. If I do decide to use it but don't have service on it, just wifi, can I update it to Marshmallow?
    09-04-2016 07:06 PM
  14. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I returned my note today very sad. Went back to my droid Maxx 2. Hate it lol. I'm wondering if the s7 active would be a good choice.
    After 4 Actives (unfortunately using my 4th to type this) I would not recommend the Active. Too many issues thus far for most of us that bought one.
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    09-04-2016 07:06 PM
  15. MizWylie's Avatar
    The silver is really pretty in certain lighting and rainbow trout like
    I had the silver S7E, I loved it.
    09-04-2016 07:07 PM
  16. crystinonfire's Avatar
    What phone is there to go to?

    I am staying with the Note 7. Samsung is doing the honorable thing with the recall & T mobile will leet me wait till they get the new stock in... then I will swap.

    My work stuff is in KNOX and is easily backed up & personal stuff is pretty easy too.

    Seriously, what other device is out there that is comparable?

    Stylus
    Water resistance
    Wireless charging
    Memory expansion
    Speed
    Screen vibrancy
    Camera performance

    Nothing else is even close.
    S7E has all of that except the stylus
    09-04-2016 07:11 PM
  17. crystinonfire's Avatar
    But isn't the Edge a bit dated now?

    I mean if you're exchanging for an Edge wouldn't you just be better to hold out a couple weeks and get a new Note??
    Yes, the S7E is closer to the end of it's life-cycle/relevancy, but I honestly like it better than the N7 that I had, minus the lack of a stylus. I was coming from lollipop, so it doesn't feel dated to me. And I actually like the more pronounced curve...makes it easier to use the edge panel, and the screen protector doesn't peel up as much.

    Even as I type this, I can't believe that I'm choosing something other than a Note.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    09-04-2016 07:17 PM
  18. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Yes, the S7E is closer to the end of it's life-cycle/relevancy, but I honestly like it better than the N7 that I had, minus the lack of a stylus. I was coming from lollipop, so it doesn't feel dated to me. And I actually like the more pronounced curve...makes it easier to use the edge panel, and the screen protector doesn't peel up as much.

    Even as I type this, I can't believe that I'm choosing something other than a Note.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Overall I'm happy with my Note 7 so wouldn't I be better waiting a couple more weeks?
    09-04-2016 07:24 PM
  19. 1213 1213's Avatar
    Will they notice if I happen to trade in my device with a "lost" spen? 😇
    Just find a small pen and put it in, they'd be none the wiser.
    stmax likes this.
    09-04-2016 07:24 PM
  20. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    Let me ask something.

    I have my Note 3 and haven't used it in over 2 years. If I do decide to use it but don't have service on it, just wifi, can I update it to Marshmallow?
    Unfortunately, you can only update it to Lolipop, unless you root your phone.
    09-04-2016 07:27 PM
  21. Gray Area's Avatar
    Nope even swap to a new note 7 same color.
    09-04-2016 07:27 PM
  22. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Let me ask something.

    I have my Note 3 and haven't used it in over 2 years. If I do decide to use it but don't have service on it, just wifi, can I update it to Marshmallow?
    Fairly certain - new situation for me - that you'll need to have service to download it at least. Mine is rooted and updates turned off so I can't guarantee that and I don't want to test it because I'll lose root or have to jump through hoops to test it. You might ask that question on xda forums. I hang there too, but rooting is not a strength for me so I usually just root and leave it alone. If I'm over there and remember to, I'll ask the quetion too. So if you see a thread started by me with the title something about upgrading the N3 without carrier service don't make a new one. OTOH I won't if I see one by you.
    09-04-2016 07:35 PM
  23. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Unfortunately, you can only update it to Lolipop, unless you root your phone.
    I hate LP so I never upgraded. Same with my N4
    09-04-2016 07:36 PM
  24. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    DISCLAIMER: I am not a LG fangirl or a Samsung hater, just made an interesting point so please don't attack me. Thanks

    So, most of you are gonna stick with Samsung and Note 7. Good for you. I just find it interesting that when LG has the unfortunate bootloop issue with the G4, majority of the G4 owners have said "I'm done with LG, never again will I buy their phones!!!!"

    Samsung has chance of exploding batteries and Note 7 owners are like " that's okey. I'll get a new Note 7."

    Reality is that hardware faults happen to every manufacturer. But it seems that some manufacturers are forgiven and some are not. Why is that? is it brand loyalty etc? Or how the manufacturer handles the situation etc? This intrigues me....
    Solid points, so I thought I'd share my experience.

    My daily driver was the LG G4 (I actually now have one lying around). I originally acquired it in June 2015. I liked it at the time despite its flaws, as I liked the camera and how it performs in the real world, even if battery life was lacking (for me).

    Then, the bootloop issue struck me. It was on January 2016. I sent it back to the store where I got it from (it's an import), and I got a replacement of the same model. Worked fine for a bit. Then, a whole bunch of issues came up, from the touchscreen absolutely failing to respond and it overheating quite a few times during my typical usage. It exhibited similar symptoms to my original before it died.

    I went back to the store to have it diagnosed only for them to tell me that they ran out of units. I saw a stack of phones that were going to be repaired and a lot of them were LG G4s.

    At that point, I just lost all confidence I had in the phone. I switched back to the HTC One M7 for a bit and waited for the Note7.

    So far, I like my Note, but the battery issues are concerning to me. However, Samsung does look to own up to their mistakes, so I'm hoping that these are sorted in the newer batches.

    That said, I haven't completely given up on LG. I'm eager to know if the V20 is going to be their chance of redemption. I hope it is, as I think LG does make some intriguing (if sometimes controversial) hardware.
    09-04-2016 07:37 PM
  25. crystinonfire's Avatar
    Overall I'm happy with my Note 7 so wouldn't I be better waiting a couple more weeks?
    I would probably say so. It's funny, though, because if not for this recall I would have never tried a different phone.

    The fact that I have JOD probably plays into my decisions as well. If I ended up missing the N7, I can always JOD back to it. But for now, I'm happy with the S7E. I realize it's a holiday weekend, though, so things might change once the workweek starts.
    09-04-2016 07:59 PM
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