Samsung Galaxy S5 users will receive $600 worth of app subscriptions out of the box
0. phoneArena 10 Mar 2014, 11:01 posted on
Samsung revealed that it will offer more than $600 worth of exclusive mobile content and subscriptions to the future users of the Galaxy S5 flagship. The Korean company said that it is currently collaborating with 16 content providers in order to include promotions in the soon-to-be-launched flagship smartphone...
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1. jphillips63 (Posts: 222; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Samsung has realized they're at the end of there rope and now has to lure buyers in with freebies in order to keep sales up. I wouldn't care if you folks have the phone away I'd never own your plastic junk
10. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
You do realize by doing this, Samsung is partner up with other software/site companies to make money together. What if there is a site/service/app that an user never uses before and like the product after months of free trial? Then they are more willing to subscribe to that service after the trial ends. It's a win-win for both Samsung and the companies that partners with them.
This will help Samsung capture a lot of average consumers which that love free stuff and don't really look into what the device is all about.
60. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
The problem with this is, say someone buys the s5 mainly for the health features that Samsung has shown off, well it is now apparent that all those health features are just apps installed on the phone. After all the subscriptions run out the phone doesn't even boast those features..
13. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Samsung is the largest phone manufacturer in the world with sales approaching 350 million devices sold. This hardly qualifies as being at the "end of its rope."
Judging by your comment, I presume you've never owned a cellphone until metal. This would make you unqualified to judge the fact that phones have been made of plastic for over 28 years without any complaints. In fact, only the rich could afford the the $1500- $2100 plastic cheap crap back then and yet no one complained about it.
18. jphillips63 (Posts: 222; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I've owned one Samsung phone and that went back less than a week of owning it. The radios in the phones suck where I live I'm lucky to get any service where as the HTC and Motorola phones I've owned get 3G and 4G all the time. Continuous dropped calls also on the Samsung I had and that was even in an area with good service and at the time on the phone with tech about the phones issues. So yes they are junk and they sell so well because folks like gimmicks.
42. rangaha (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)
Your Samsung phone received no service yet your HTC and Motorola did. Seems completely legit.
43. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Can I ask which Samsung phone that was?
44. jphillips63 (Posts: 222; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
If my memory serves me correctly it was the first galaxy I could be wrong on model but I went with the Rezound instead so what ever Samsung had at same time the Rezound was out is what I got.
46. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
ah i see. Well whichever phone it was, I can certainly understand your point of view. I never really had a solid experience with Samsung until the Galaxy S III and forward. The S3 actually froze on me before when I really needed it, so later I tried the HTC One. LOVED everything about it except it kept getting hot quickly so I switched to the Note 2. From my experience Samsung has been solid since the Note 2. I'm still eager to try HTC again; I know all of these top manufacturers are capable of amazing devices so I love them all.
56. christophersalse (Posts: 99; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
If I based my opinions on past phones than I would never had bought another HTC after my awful experience with the Rezound.
52. downbeat4 (Posts: 94; Member since: 03 Dec 2010)
That would be like me saying "Bose headphones are sh:t, like I bought a pair once and like, the right headphone was blown, I brought them back a week later. Bose is total garbage!" Get over yourself dude.
15. maherk (Posts: 3882; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Trust me, even if Samsung didn't add these free gifts, the S5 will still be the best seller, and mark my words, it ll sell more than the S4, don't forget the millions who will be able to upgrade from their S3.
20. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 253; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
Your stupid as hell. Ban me for that. this dude is crazy and someone had to say it.
48. christophersalse (Posts: 99; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
At the end of their rope? You must me joking.
51. downbeat4 (Posts: 94; Member since: 03 Dec 2010)
Weeeeeelllll, ain't you just too cool fo' school.
57. skyline88 (Posts: 458; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
great products like S5 dont need to do that in order to gain sales, its not like some hopeless iFruit or some gimmicky Taiwanese Ultrapixel stuff.
5. limporgyuk (Posts: 276; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)
Or a white stick for their blind following
8. tech2 (Posts: 3462; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Blind following or blind hate ?! Even if this phone is awful (which it isn't) a sensible person would still buy this phone use all the freebies and re-sell it and still earn a healthy profit.
Stop living up your arse ! People like you hate because you wanna hate not because you have a reason.
17. limporgyuk (Posts: 276; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)
In response to your first question; blind following similar to Apple's.
In response to your second statement, no I have a reason to hate, I wanted at least $12 of Cut the Rope in app purchases..... the scoundrels
32. Finalflash (Posts: 3129; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Yea, the only thing on that list I would want is the Paypal credit because it almost equates to cash. Otherwise it is all useless to me mostly.
7. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
Haters gonna hate! If you have nothing constructive to offer, why comment at all?
11. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)
A free Note 3 or S4 is more attractive than $600 worth of disposable apps.
12. newbey123 (Posts: 603; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
LOL, still wouldn't waste a dime on this mess!