10-16-2016 12:04 PM
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  1. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Is this a Samsung or a Best Buy promo?
    Samsung one
    10-14-2016 06:26 PM
  2. Android Optimizer's Avatar
    As much as I loved my Note 7 I just couldn't see keeping a phone I was not comfortable with. So I'm a new S7 Edge owner as of tonight. I'll do some nosing around here for tips.

    The upside of this whole fiasco is I got a free 32" Samsung Smart TV for buying the S7 Edge tonight.
    I looked into the free tv after reading your post, and was able to get it too. The $100 bill credit is also valid for purchase of Samsung phones through BestBuy. My situation was a little different since no stores near me have the s7 edge in stock. According to the website no stores with in XXX miles of me had any in stock. I was able to order an S7 edge on BestBuy's website at my reset Verizon 2-year contract plan and will get both the phone and tv Wednesday (10/19/16). If I'd gone directly through Verizon to get an s7 edge it wouldn't have shipped out until the 20th (which is what Verizon's website says is the current s7 edge ship date). Until I get my s7 edge Wednesday Verizon re-enabled my old HTC One M8 phone.

    I'm disappointed that I can't keep my Note7, but at least with the S7 edge I'll get $100 bill credit, a free 32" tv, and I can still use the 256mb sd-card, wireless charger, and Gear VR devices I have from the Note7.

    For those interested this is the free Samsung TV BestBuy is giving away with the S7 Edge:
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=EkLqlIyP
    10-14-2016 11:36 PM
  3. Android Optimizer's Avatar
    I wonder if there will be a s7 edge shortage now that we all are switching from note 7 to s7 edge ?
    I mean if so in a way that is a bit of a good thing for Samsung so that they can retain customer within their brand.. did anyone get the $100 credit Samsung is offering? Best buy said they don't know about it so I didn't get it
    Its good through BestBuy. Here is their page about it:
    Galaxy Note7 Information - Best Buy

    I think I'm going to get screwed out of the $100... I'm getting the S7E outright, and I wanted to get the Black Onyx. The only color not available for 250 miles from my area. I had to order it through the best buy web site, but they have this weird thing that doesn't allow them to ship inventory to other stores, they have to come out of the regional warehouses. So there basically isn't any Black Onyx S7Edge in my area.

    Since I had to order it and have it shipped to my house, I have to return my Note 7 when my S7E gets here on Tuesday as opposed to exchanging the N7 for the S7E in store. What a pain. I did manage to get my S7E, unlocked and expedited to arrive on Tuesday, for a dollar less than the total retail cost of the device.
    When I spoke with a Verizon rep on the phone before I placed the order on BestBuy's website she said that when the new phone contract plan (associated with my phone number and the Note 7) hits their system it triggers a thing that causes them to send out a box for the Note 7. When that Note 7 is confirmed to be shipping to them or is received by them and the new s7 edge is activated then the refunding of the Note 7 and the $100 bill credit will both activate on the account.

    I now have the S7edge too. First real full day without processing an update and the battery hasn't been as good as my note. By 9pm I would still have 30% left. Maybe a couple of more cycles and it will get better.
    The s7 edge battery is bigger, so that should lead to more battery life if the software was the same. I think the bulkier non-Grace UI of the s7 edge, and to a smaller degree the higher PPI (518 for the Note7 vs 534 for the s7edge) might account for a bit more battery drain on the s7edge.
    Did you disable useless background apps (like DT Ignite)?
    You could also try using a different launcher. From what I recall someone in a Note7 thread mentioned a free Google one (it might have had the word "material", "black", or "simple" in the name from what I recall) that is close to the Grace UI interface.

    Also, they keyboard and predictive text is much much better than on the note 7. The note would let me type garbage words and not correct them.
    I don't understand why they'd be different unless you are using different keyboard apps (Swiftkey vs Samsung's build in keyboard).
    10-14-2016 11:44 PM
  4. Misterb's Avatar
    The Gear Promo has been extended to the 23rd, was able to get it today... I called and was told it was extended so anyone who hasn't done it should take advantage of it!
    I'm not seeing that it has been extended? Went on the Samsung site, and can't find that it has been updated. Can you provide a link?
    10-15-2016 12:53 AM
  5. Roman Akert's Avatar
    I've just exchanged my Note7 for a S7 Edge phone + 128 gb micro SD card, and a fast charge wireless charger. I really miss Note7's touchwiz version. They should update the S7 Edge to the Note7 software version (of course without the S-Pen features).

    By the way, is it normal that 10% of the battery life was consumed during the 7 hours I was sleeping? It also overheated a lot when I tested the Wireless charger.

    Can any S7 Edge owner confirm me how does the battery life should last over night?
    1 to 2%. AOD off.
    10-15-2016 01:01 AM
  6. Serkle K's Avatar

    When I spoke with a Verizon rep on the phone before I placed the order on BestBuy's website she said that when the new phone contract plan (associated with my phone number and the Note 7) hits their system it triggers a thing that causes them to send out a box for the Note 7. When that Note 7 is confirmed to be shipping to them or is received by them and the new s7 edge is activated then the refunding of the Note 7 and the $100 bill credit will both activate on the account.
    I'm not under contract, and I purchased all my devices outright. I'm also on AT&T. When I spoke with AT&T, they did see that my $25 credit was pending on my account and should be available on the next bill. The rep also asked me if I'd like for her to authorize the $25 now (the day I spoke with her) so it will show on my next bill. I', just hoping the same thing happens for my new credit for switching to another Samsung device.
    10-15-2016 01:43 AM
  7. Serkle K's Avatar

    When I spoke with a Verizon rep on the phone before I placed the order on BestBuy's website she said that when the new phone contract plan (associated with my phone number and the Note 7) hits their system it triggers a thing that causes them to send out a box for the Note 7. When that Note 7 is confirmed to be shipping to them or is received by them and the new s7 edge is activated then the refunding of the Note 7 and the $100 bill credit will both activate on the account.
    I'm not under contract, and I purchased all my devices outright. I'm also on AT&T. When I spoke with AT&T, they did see that my $25 credit was pending on my account and should be available on the next bill. The rep also asked me if I'd like for her to authorize the $25 now (the day I spoke with her) so it will show on my next bill. I', just hoping the same thing happens for my new credit for switching to another Samsung device.
    10-15-2016 01:43 AM
  8. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I'm not seeing that it has been extended? Went on the Samsung site, and can't find that it has been updated. Can you provide a link?
    I was told by the Samsung rep that although the link says the 9th,you should choose the 9th for the purchase date and still upload the receipt and it will still go through as long as it's before the 23rd
    10-15-2016 01:46 AM
  9. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I was told by the Samsung rep that although the link says the 9th,you should choose the 9th for the purchase date and still upload the receipt and it will still go through as long as it's before the 23rd
    Does this include the SD card as well?
    10-15-2016 07:14 AM
  10. French's Avatar
    I was told by the Samsung rep that although the link says the 9th,you should choose the 9th for the purchase date and still upload the receipt and it will still go through as long as it's before the 23rd
    I tried this and was rejected.
    10-15-2016 07:33 AM
  11. Misterb's Avatar
    I tried this and was rejected.
    Yup. Me too. Rejected
    10-15-2016 08:04 AM
  12. chazglenn3's Avatar
    I was also rejected.
    10-15-2016 08:43 AM
  13. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Does this include the SD card as well?
    Yup both the SD Card or the VR
    10-15-2016 09:47 AM
  14. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I was also rejected.
    Yup. Me too. Rejected
    I tried this and was rejected.
    Strange, I was told be the rep it would be allowed.
    I am going to call them now and let you all know
    10-15-2016 09:52 AM
  15. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I tried this and was rejected.
    Yup. Me too. Rejected
    I was also rejected.
    I just called the Samsung Rep and he told me that it should not have been rejected, so he said he will forward my information to the promotion team department and explain it to them so I can get the promotion.

    I would call customer support and tell them you were part of the recall so you should be able to get it

    1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864)
    French and toy4x like this.
    10-15-2016 10:07 AM
  16. chazglenn3's Avatar
    Well, it's worth a try...on hold with Samsung now...

    EDIT: Well after being kept on hold for close to an hour, I gave up.
    10-15-2016 10:33 AM
  17. TTQ225's Avatar
    Allow me to join this group. I am another refugee from the Note 7 camp. As much as I loved my Note 7 which was flawless and nevervgot warmer than 31 deg C at a heaviest load, the TSA announcement of complete N7 ban on all flights in and out of USA was a last nail in my N7's coffin. I went to Rodgers store today, hugged my N7 last time and left with S7 Edge in my hand. Just finished restoring the contents of N7 to a new phone. All went well, nothing was lost in transition. Had to manually set up icons the way they were set on N7. So far so good. The S7 Edge is and feels smaller, has not as good settings UI and is missing the pen, otherwise it's basically the same phone. I hope I will get used to it.
    Mark8768 likes this.
    10-15-2016 11:02 PM
  18. magichoward's Avatar
    Same here. Ordered note 7 never recieved it. Going from a note 4 to s7 edge. Hope it's an upgrade.
    10-16-2016 01:05 AM
  19. ctown81's Avatar
    I miss my note 7 but I'm officially one of you now.
    Mark8768 likes this.
    10-16-2016 07:59 AM
  20. French's Avatar
    The Samsung keyboard on the Note 7 did not work the same way as on the S7/Edge. It definitely seemed to have bugs and quite a few of us just gave up on Sammy keyboard on the Note. I switched to Swiftkey. Immediately noticed the improvement upon moving back to the Edge but now I'm used to Swiftkey and decided to stick with that.
    10-16-2016 10:18 AM
  21. Mark8768's Avatar
    Add me to the mix of people moving over from note 7. It was the best phone I ever owned. Hoping the Edge can at least get me through until the 8 series comes out. I had the galaxy S6 and S7 but moved to note for the bigger screen and functionality. Should have the edge in hand Monday.
    10-16-2016 10:49 AM
  22. Tiko7523's Avatar
    got the black onyx s7e on at&t.... pretty happy with it.
    amyf27 and Gray Area like this.
    10-16-2016 11:29 AM
  23. Serkle K's Avatar
    Does anyone know the reliability of updates on carrier branded devices vs. Unlocked?

    I didn't know the unlocked versions had some features missing. I ordered an unlocked Black Onyx but it wont allow me to use Samsung Pay or Wi-Fi calling, but those are the reason I want to stick with a samsung device.

    I dont want the silver or gold, so it looks like my only other option is going to be to either settle for the silver unlocked on sale (which is now harder to find in my area) or grab a carrier locked one in black.
    10-16-2016 11:31 AM
  24. underway99's Avatar
    I've read that the unlocked devices made for the US market have Samsung Pay available. The WiFi calling will be dependent on whatever carrier you use.
    10-16-2016 11:51 AM
  25. amyf27's Avatar
    See, Tmobile at least online has no black ones. I have a black note 5 so may stick with that.

    Also, they keyboard and predictive text is much much better than on the note 7. The note would let me type garbage words and not correct them.
    Also, they keyboard and predictive text is much much better than on the note 7. The note would let me type garbage words and not correct them.
    got the black onyx s7e on at&t.... pretty happy with it.
    10-16-2016 11:54 AM
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