08-12-2017 02:41 PM
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  1. Jewels81's Avatar
    I've always done ordering and pre-ordering with verizon. So never went thru Samsung directly. So I'm just curious why people would go to Samsung instead of their carrier to pre-order. Any thoughts? Should I just stick with Verizon or try out Samsung?
    08-10-2017 01:03 AM
  2. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I personally get my phones from Verizon, just seems easier, everything is optimized to work for their network, and they handle the warranty needs in store.

    Buying unlocked avoids having the carrier software on the phone. I think it also means needing to manually update the phone yourself when updates roll out instead of them being pushed over the air.

    Someone else could probably answer this better, so let's see what else gets said. Maybe I'm wrong.
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    08-10-2017 01:54 AM
  3. Jewels81's Avatar
    I personally get my phones from Verizon, just seems easier, everything is optimized to work for their network, and they handle the warranty needs in store.

    Buying unlocked avoids having the carrier software on the phone. I think it also means needing to manually update the phone yourself when updates roll out instead of them being pushed over the air.

    Someone else could probably answer this better, so let's see what else gets said. Maybe I'm wrong.
    Thanks. Yeah I'll most likely preorder thru verizon. I'm just curious.
    08-10-2017 02:08 AM
  4. rsmin's Avatar
    Those of us who ordered through Samsung wish we hadn't. Almost all of my tech is Samsung. Last year was the first and last time I pre-order from Samsung.com. I love Samsung products but they really need to take lessons from Apple on customer service. I pre-ordered almost immediately and people were walking into the carrier stores who didn't even pre-order a phone at all and picking up their phone before those of us who had pre-ordered through Samsung. Several dropped their pre- order with Samsung and then just went and picked it up at the store. The only reason I didn't was they had sent me my SD card and I would have had to send it back and then worry about them goofing that up and charging me for it. Go look up the note 7 forum and search the Samsung.com thread and you will see. I will go the carrier route this time.
    08-10-2017 02:52 AM
  5. Jewels81's Avatar
    Those of us who ordered through Samsung wish we hadn't. Almost all of my tech is Samsung. Last year was the first and last time I pre-order from Samsung.com. I love Samsung products but they really need to take lessons from Apple on customer service. I pre-ordered almost immediately and people were walking into the carrier stores who didn't even pre-order a phone at all and picking up their phone before those of us who had pre-ordered through Samsung. Several dropped their pre- order with Samsung and then just went and picked it up at the store. The only reason I didn't was they had sent me my SD card and I would have had to send it back and then worry about them goofing that up and charging me for it. Go look up the note 7 forum and search the Samsung.com thread and you will see. I will go the carrier route this time.
    Damn. Thanks for your input. Yeah I didn't go thru the whole thread of course but I think I saw enough lol. Yeah, I preordered the note7 thru verizon and I'll do the same when the note 8 is available for pre-order. Crazy. I just wish they would charge my card for the taxes etc when I place the preorder instead of waiting til it ships. But oh well. At least I know when it is about to ship.
    08-10-2017 03:12 AM
  6. 21538940075's Avatar
    Carriers are better for reasons mentioned above.. my question is.. carrier vs best buy? Best buy usually throws in their own extra perk or two..

    Anyone have experience there?
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    08-10-2017 04:10 AM
  7. Jewels81's Avatar
    Carriers are better for reasons mentioned above.. my question is.. carrier vs best buy? Best buy usually throws in their own extra perk or two..

    Anyone have experience there?
    Hmm.....good question. Lol.
    08-10-2017 04:15 AM
  8. 21538940075's Avatar
    Hmm.....good question. Lol.
    Sorry, im hijacking your thread.. πŸ˜‡
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    08-10-2017 04:19 AM
  9. Jewels81's Avatar
    Sorry, im hijacking your thread.. πŸ˜‡
    Lol it's all good my friend. Feel free😁
    08-10-2017 04:24 AM
  10. amyf27's Avatar
    I'm likely preordering through my carrier T-Mobile. Not through Samsung
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    08-10-2017 09:16 AM
  11. jamezr's Avatar
    I personally get my phones from Verizon, just seems easier, everything is optimized to work for their network, and they handle the warranty needs in store.

    Buying unlocked avoids having the carrier software on the phone. I think it also means needing to manually update the phone yourself when updates roll out instead of them being pushed over the air.

    Someone else could probably answer this better, so let's see what else gets said. Maybe I'm wrong.
    Samsung will push updates through to their unlocked phones...most times faster than the carriers do. So the updates come directly from Samsung. They don't have to go through all the carrier testing and release times.
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    08-10-2017 09:47 AM
  12. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    I was just wondering the same thing- but I really need to make sure I get WiFi calling (I have AT&T but I assume each carrier likes wifi calling on their own branded phones)

    After reading this, I think I'll just play it safe and deal with the bloatware and pre-order through AT&T
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    08-10-2017 10:32 AM
  13. ibcop's Avatar
    I usually pre-order through carriers but this time I'm gonna wait this one out. Don't get me wrong, I'm going to get the N8 but if it's as high as whats being said, I may wait and see what deals come down the pipe.
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    08-10-2017 10:57 AM
  14. Jewels81's Avatar
    I was just wondering the same thing- but I really need to make sure I get WiFi calling (I have AT&T but I assume each carrier likes wifi calling on their own branded phones)

    After reading this, I think I'll just play it safe and deal with the bloatware and pre-order through AT&T
    Lol yeah. Same here. Loved how smoothly preorder thru verizon went for me with the note7. This will be my 2nd time preordering so I'm going to stick with ordering thru Verizon.
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    08-10-2017 12:43 PM
  15. Jewels81's Avatar
    I usually pre-order through carriers but this time I'm gonna wait this one out. Don't get me wrong, I'm going to get the N8 but if it's as high as whats being said, I may wait and see what deals come down the pipe.
    I totally understand that. Sadly I'm not that patient lmao. If the note7 wasn't recalled I probably wouldn't even get note 8
    08-10-2017 12:46 PM
  16. sandra_17's Avatar
    Carriers are better for reasons mentioned above.. my question is.. carrier vs best buy? Best buy usually throws in their own extra perk or two..

    Anyone have experience there?
    This might be the 1st year I consider BestBuy. I've always pre-ordered from VZW (except for the year I stood outside at 7am to wait for the Blackberry Tour, lol!). I do remember the N7 Samsung.com thread - so I don't think I'd go that route.

    This is also the first year I'm not jacking another family member's upgrade, so I will finally have my own upgrade to use and can get it from BB without confusing everything!
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    08-10-2017 01:53 PM
  17. 21538940075's Avatar
    I could have sworn there were issues with best buy too.. hmmm
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    08-10-2017 02:24 PM
  18. sandra_17's Avatar
    I could have sworn there were issues with best buy too.. hmmm
    Uh-oh. Gonna have to wander into the N7 forums again, lol.
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    08-10-2017 06:17 PM
  19. 21538940075's Avatar
    Uh-oh. Gonna have to wander into the N7 forums again, lol.
    I was soo hoping to stay away from those.. lol
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    08-10-2017 06:52 PM
  20. 21538940075's Avatar
    *wanders back in* I ventured into the S8 land instead.. figured they'd be the best group to help me.. we shall see...
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    08-10-2017 06:55 PM
  21. 21538940075's Avatar
    Uhh... I think I remember why I don't order from best buy...

    Copied and pasted from an *chokes*iphone*gags* preorder.. but this is the same across the board for any preorder from best buy

    "*Just an FYI for everyone else who pre-ordered, Best Buy does not know exactly how many they will recieve on launch day. A pre-order does not guarantee a phone on the 19th, it just gives you first pick on the iPhones as the stores recieve shipments. What this means is that the the store can recieve, lets say, only 10 units on the first day and those will go to the first 10 preorders. Then, whenever they recieve their next shipment (which can be a week later or a month later) the queue will continue. So don't hold your breath guys!"

    Of course, the store tries to get their hands on as many as they have pre orders, but it doesn't always work that way. I know my local sprint store got 5 note 7s to sell day one...
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    08-10-2017 07:39 PM
  22. Jewels81's Avatar
    Uhh... I think I remember why I don't order from best buy...

    Copied and pasted from an *chokes*iphone*gags* preorder.. but this is the same across the board for any preorder from best buy

    "*Just an FYI for everyone else who pre-ordered, Best Buy does not know exactly how many they will recieve on launch day. A pre-order does not guarantee a phone on the 19th, it just gives you first pick on the iPhones as the stores recieve shipments. What this means is that the the store can recieve, lets say, only 10 units on the first day and those will go to the first 10 preorders. Then, whenever they recieve their next shipment (which can be a week later or a month later) the queue will continue. So don't hold your breath guys!"

    Of course, the store tries to get their hands on as many as they have pre orders, but it doesn't always work that way. I know my local sprint store got 5 note 7s to sell day one...
    😨 yelp verizon it is lol
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    08-10-2017 07:54 PM
  23. Diehlirious's Avatar
    It seems like Samsung & Best Buy aren't good options so what is someone to do if they aren't w/ Verizon & want an unlocked version?
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    08-11-2017 09:01 AM
  24. jb4kats's Avatar
    Thanks. Yeah I'll most likely preorder thru verizon. I'm just curious.
    I personally think you get them faster through the store plus I think each individual store has had extra promotions too. I got one from Samsung and one from TMobile on the S8+. I have yet to use the Gear VR so I suppose I could still sell it.
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    08-11-2017 09:52 AM
  25. Jewels81's Avatar
    I personally think you get them faster through the store plus I think each individual store has had extra promotions too. I got one from Samsung and one from TMobile on the S8+. I have yet to use the Gear VR so I suppose I could still sell it.
    Yeah. Lol I haven't used my vr that I got with the note7. I'll use my 256gb sd card from note7 tho lol.
    08-11-2017 11:15 AM
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