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  1. oks10's Avatar
    Honestly I don't know how Verizon or Samsung could ever do business with PL again... If I EVER participate in one of these promotions again I'm definitely asking first who is handling the promo... If it's PL, then no thanks!
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    04-29-2016 09:27 AM
  2. Sector4208's Avatar
    Honestly I don't know how Verizon or Samsung could ever do business with PL again... If I EVER participate in one of these promotions again I'm definitely asking first who is handling the promo... If it's PL, then no thanks!
    Do a quick search and you will find PL and Samsung have been working together and having similar issues since at least 2014.
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    04-29-2016 09:30 AM
  3. oks10's Avatar
    Do a quick search and you will find PL and Samsung have been working together and having similar issues since at least 2014.
    Well, I definitely will not be a part of any future promotions involving them. That's for sure...
    04-29-2016 09:31 AM
  4. LanceAllan's Avatar
    Well, I definitely will not be a part of any future promotions involving them. That's for sure...
    i kinda doubt we will have to worry about it, after all the crap samsung took for giving away free stuff i'm sure they won't do it again
    04-29-2016 09:33 AM
  5. wheresmys2's Avatar
    Spoke to my 2nd VZW supervisor yesterday (1st one did not call me back). He call PL and was told by them that I would defiently be receiving the 2 S2's I submitted for on 3/11 (my status is still shipment pending), but it is a good chance it will take another 4 weeks. They did not expect this type of turnout for the promo (well then when they ran out why relist it?). The VZW rep thought I would be happy with this news. I said I will be happy if I eventually get it, but it was not fair that people who submitted after me already received the watches and that some people who submitted before me are still waiting also.

    So here I go waiting another 4 weeks, hope most of us get them eventually.
    I'm exactly the same as you and both times I've called, I've been told 4 weeks. 4 weeks from April 7, or is it 4 weeks after we called??
    04-29-2016 09:35 AM
  6. oks10's Avatar
    i kinda doubt we will have to worry about it, after all the crap samsung took for giving away free stuff i'm sure they won't do it again
    And to think, this could have been an awesome promotion had they just followed their T&C like the rest of us did!
    04-29-2016 09:35 AM
  7. cpsheba's Avatar
    Whaaaat!?!!??!?! Now that is info I never got! I waited untill I recived my phone because I knew that the submission process need the info off the phone the MAC adress ect.

    Here I am thinking that I surely was part of the first 35K surely cause I was submitted 3/9. But now I learn I could have submitted the day of the pre-order open? That info would have been nice.
    I don't know what to think about that either...but, it still would not explain why people who submitted weeks later already have theirs. I would find it hard to believe that they went and "pre-registered" in anticipation of buying a phone weeks later. The only thing I have actually seen after the fact, was that you could have entered your email for a "reminder" to enter your claim, not "pre-register". There is a reason Samsung keeps using PL, every promo they run together, seems to be rife with problems...I think this must benefit Samsung in some way or another or they would stop using them..Just my .02
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    04-29-2016 09:39 AM
  8. eddiechi's Avatar
    Whaaaat!?!!??!?! Now that is info I never got! I waited untill I recived my phone because I knew that the submission process need the info off the phone the MAC adress ect.

    Here I am thinking that I surely was part of the first 35K surely cause I was submitted 3/9. But now I learn I could have submitted the day of the pre-order open? That info would have been nice.
    I remember I did have a call with VZW back around 3/5 or 3/6 (after I learned my silver S7 was on backorder until 3/31) I called about being eligible for the promo if my phone wasn't shipped until 3/31 because this was the end of the registration date....

    At that time the VZW rep(and I had the call escalated because I was getting ready to cancel my order for the silver S7) told me she was going to contact samsung and put me on hold, it wasn't a 3way call but she kept going back and forth and putting me on hold and was probably speaking w/ PL... I didn't knw about PL at this time..... and then the VZW rep proceeded to walk me through the process of registering step by step (I had already started the registration on March 3 but did not know I needed the imei to submit and complete it) and when she realized I was already registered told me once I was already registered my info would be in their queue even if I didn't have my IMEI yet..... she stated as long as I was registered I had nothing to worry about.... but I didn't believe her and thought she was just telling me what I wanted to hear to pacify me and completely forgot about that interaction back in early March.....
    04-29-2016 09:46 AM
  9. MizWylie's Avatar
    I'm about 6 hours out from 24 hours for a supervisor call. Not a big deal if I don't get it. I'm thinking I'll sell the VR and move on.

    Definitely not interested in putting in for another Samsung promotion.

    Posted from the S7E Chrome™ on Big Red
    04-29-2016 09:49 AM
  10. eddiechi's Avatar
    I don't know what to think about that either...but, it still would not explain why people who submitted weeks later already have theirs. I would find it hard to believe that they went and "pre-registered" in anticipation of buying a phone weeks later. The only thing I have actually seen after the fact, was that you could have entered your email for a "reminder" to enter your claim, not "pre-register". There is a reason Samsung keeps using PL, every promo they run together, seems to be rife with problems...I think this must benefit Samsung in some way or another or they would stop using them..Just my .02
    "would not explain why people who submitted weeks later already have theirs. I would find it hard to believe that they went and "pre-registered" in anticipation"

    Yeah, that doesn't make sense..... and they had that webpage up to enter your email for a "reminder to register on March 4th" but while I was researching the promo terms on March 3rd I realized the registration page was already open and registered all my personal info except the imei and mac, never did receive the reminder email either.....

    with all that said, nothing explains why people who submitted after 3/15 when the S2 was listed as SOLD OUT are getting their S2's while people that pre-ordered and submitted the first week, well before it was listed as sold out have not received theirs or are getting random VRs... it doesn't take a very sophisticated computer program to differentiate
    04-29-2016 09:50 AM
  11. Matt Nacarato's Avatar
    Well, my watch arrived yesterday and was waiting for me when I got home. I would have posted sooner but I was busy making a customized face for it and figuring out how to install it:Attachment 225978

    Good luck to everyone else, hopefully you all work it out.
    what program did you use to make the watch face?
    04-29-2016 09:57 AM
  12. oks10's Avatar
    I remember I did have a call with VZW back around 3/5 or 3/6 (after I learned my silver S7 was on backorder until 3/31) I called about being eligible for the promo if my phone wasn't shipped until 3/31 because this was the end of the registration date....

    At that time the VZW rep(and I had the call escalated because I was getting ready to cancel my order for the silver S7) told me she was going to contact samsung and put me on hold, it wasn't a 3way call but she kept going back and forth and putting me on hold and was probably speaking w/ PL... I didn't knw about PL at this time..... and then the VZW rep proceeded to walk me through the process of registering step by step (I had already started the registration on March 3 but did not know I needed the imei to submit and complete it) and when she realized I was already registered told me once I was already registered my info would be in their queue even if I didn't have my IMEI yet..... she stated as long as I was registered I had nothing to worry about.... but I didn't believe her and thought she was just telling me what I wanted to hear to pacify me and completely forgot about that interaction back in early March.....
    And Verizon told ME that if ordered the silver that I would NOT be eligible for the promo because it would arrive after the cutoff date... Hence why I have a black S7E instead of the Silver I really wanted. So, I potentially will come out of this having settled for a color I didn't want so I could get a VR that I didn't want...
    04-29-2016 09:59 AM
  13. briandor's Avatar
    I don't know what to think about that either...but, it still would not explain why people who submitted weeks later already have theirs. I would find it hard to believe that they went and "pre-registered" in anticipation of buying a phone weeks later. The only thing I have actually seen after the fact, was that you could have entered your email for a "reminder" to enter your claim, not "pre-register". There is a reason Samsung keeps using PL, every promo they run together, seems to be rife with problems...I think this must benefit Samsung in some way or another or they would stop using them..Just my .02
    You are correct that those getting it that registered later probably didn't do the pre-register because I'm one of them. I didn't even order my phone from vzw.com until 3/12 and it arrived on 3/15. I registered on 3/16 and the website showed approved on 3/18. My label showed up on 4/22 and was actually picked up from Brightpoint on 4/26. I received the watch yesterday, 4/28.
    04-29-2016 10:00 AM
  14. Murderland's Avatar
    That is the S2, when did you submit or register?
    I ordered from bestbuy then I put my information in on 3/7 or 3/8. Cancelled it. Placed an order in at verizon on 3/9 for the silver titanium. Got the phone 3/18. Then submitted the MEID and receipt on 3/19. Approved 3/20. And shipping information was entered on 4/28, but didn't pop up on fedex delivery manager til today.
    04-29-2016 10:03 AM
  15. Myshell926's Avatar
    Interesting, there is another promo for vr's going on now thru Walmart purchases
    04-29-2016 10:25 AM
  16. dmeloche1's Avatar
    You are correct that those getting it that registered later probably didn't do the pre-register because I'm one of them. I didn't even order my phone from vzw.com until 3/12 and it arrived on 3/15. I registered on 3/16 and the website showed approved on 3/18. My label showed up on 4/22 and was actually picked up from Brightpoint on 4/26. I received the watch yesterday, 4/28.
    Dammit. That infuriates me. I'm glad it worked out for you but I ordered the stupid phone two weeks before you did and received a VR the day before you got your watch.
    04-29-2016 10:26 AM
  17. eddiechi's Avatar
    Dammit. That infuriates me. I'm glad it worked out for you but I ordered the stupid watch two weeks before you did and received a VR the day before you got your watch.
    were you the recipient of the bus acct/location code email? That would tick me off juts as much since those errors in processing were in no way the fault of the consumer and they just nonchalantly put the consequences on the customer for their clerical misinformation and basically tell you you're SOL....

    especially when the promo initially started there was no mention at all of anything related to "location code" needed, they didn't even specify what type of proof of purchase was required(sales order email confirmation or invoice that came with device)
    04-29-2016 10:37 AM
  18. TammyH66's Avatar
    I'm exactly the same as you and both times I've called, I've been told 4 weeks. 4 weeks from April 7, or is it 4 weeks after we called??
    I was told 4 weeks from when I called...but people who submitted after me are getting them now. This process stinks. I think I need to stay away from these boards, because as people who submitted after me receive them I get pissed off... happy for them but pissed off for me!!!!
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    04-29-2016 10:41 AM
  19. oks10's Avatar
    "Samsung reserves the right to substitute a Gift item for another item of equal or greater value in the event of item unavailability."

    Two things are wrong with what is happening with just this sentence alone from the CURRENT T&C. First off, per their own values listed in the T&C, the VR is valued $200 less than the S2 which contradicts the "equal or greater" portion. Secondly, "in the event of item unavailability" is hard to claim when you're still sending some people out S2s... The S2 is still available by many accounts so they should not be substituting anything to begin with!
    04-29-2016 10:48 AM
  20. tomatosouplabs's Avatar
    I'm about 20 hours into the 24-hour callback "promise". If by some miracle I get a $200 ecert and that it works, I am thinking of getting the S2 classic. I looked at them at BB last night and the leather strap feels nice and the ridges around the ring is cool. At least it is thinner and lighter than the 3G S2. But it's $150 + tax I wouldn't have had to spend at all if I just got what I was entitled to and would have been happy enough with the verizon model, for free. Stupid random Samsung audit. I wonder how many people would have been rejected if they did a full audit of all submissions.
    04-29-2016 11:03 AM
  21. cpsheba's Avatar
    IMO, their first mistake was offering two items with such a large difference in value. Let's face it, yes, some people may have truly wanted the VR, but the vast majority would have selected the S2. So for a company, who's business it is to run the promotion, to tell you they had no idea that there would be such a huge response to the promo is ludicrous. Right, a $300.00 device is offered for FREE WITH PURCHASE of a S7 to the customers of one of, if not, the largest mobile phone companies in the US, and you don't think there is going to be a huge response....get real...

    LOL, the whole thing is starting to remind me of the car dealers that send out the you have won one of the following: $10,000.00, a 60" HDTV or a Transistor Radio...you know which one you're gonna get...
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    04-29-2016 11:08 AM
  22. cpsheba's Avatar
    I'm about 20 hours into the 24-hour callback "promise". If by some miracle I get a $200 ecert and that it works, I am thinking of getting the S2 classic. I looked at them at BB last night and the leather strap feels nice and the ridges around the ring is cool. At least it is thinner and lighter than the 3G S2. But it's $150 + tax I wouldn't have had to spend at all if I just got what I was entitled to and would have been happy enough with the verizon model, for free. Stupid random Samsung audit. I wonder how many people would have been rejected if they did a full audit of all submissions.
    That is what I did...I got 1 classic and 2 of the others. But, I don't for one minute believe the Samsung audit thing. IMO, this is a completely made up event that they think will cover their a$$es...
    04-29-2016 11:11 AM
  23. tomatosouplabs's Avatar
    What verizon could have done is limit the gear s2 to pre-orders only but purchased (ordered) from anywhere. No location code crap. Would have made it simpler for everyone. Pre-orders only would have limited the quantity to some degree and likely most would have ordered it online anyway as a pre-order (I would think?).
    Edit: well thinking about it more, not sure how they'd deal with best buy, target, walmart etc doing their own VR deals also - I suppose the rules would be can only get S2 if didn't get a VR from them, somehow.
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    04-29-2016 11:16 AM
  24. oks10's Avatar
    What verizon could have done is limit the gear s2 to pre-orders only but purchased (ordered) from anywhere. No location code crap. Would have made it simpler for everyone. Pre-orders only would have limited the quantity to some degree and likely most would have ordered it online anyway as a pre-order (I would think?).
    What they could have done was keep track of the number of S2 claims and stop approving them once they met the number of S2's available for the promotion. That's probably the simplest line of code humanly possible to implement into their system... That would have kept it from even getting this far. I don't know how PL even wipes their own **** or even remembers to go the bathroom on their own after this mess of a promo...
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    04-29-2016 11:20 AM
  25. tomatosouplabs's Avatar
    What they could have done was keep track of the number of S2 claims and stop approving them once they met the number of S2's available for the promotion. That's probably the simplest line of code humanly possible to implement into their system... That would have kept it from even getting this far. I don't know how PL even wipes their own **** or even remembers to go the bathroom on their own after this mess of a promo...
    I agree with that as #1. I am just trying to figure out how they could have avoided the location code mess unless that is really PL's fiction. If it's true maybe someone is working off a stale code list. Or maybe for this batch of the audit (assuming there was one) they had a software glitch that only checked the first code in the list! HA!
    04-29-2016 11:24 AM
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