Samsung devices pushed by carriers far more than Apple or Nokia
0. phoneArena 08 Aug 2014, 16:14 posted on
Samsung is one of the best selling smartphone manufacturers in the world, even with a recent dip in sales, and the reason for that is usually chalked up to a combination of a huge marketing budget, and tons of different phone models at every price point. But, it turns out there might be something else at work, because Kantar Worldpanel has found that carriers tend to push Samsung devices far more than anything else...
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1. sip1995 (Posts: 1586; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Don't fight....you don't owns these companies, so stay calm. okay you chose android, IOS or Windows phone, but everyone gets what he wants.....so relax :)
13. TheMan (Posts: 490; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Why should this be a surprise? Android is the dominant OS on the landscape and Samsung is the leader, at least in the US. But more to why, the Samsung phones are at the top of the ratings (or nearly so) AND are typically cheaper than the competing iPhone. It's an easier sell for a sales rep, even the ones I wished I never hired.
29. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
In the "animalia" kingdom, insects are the dominant species on earth, not humans.
Are insects the superior beings?
As long as the vendors don't make profits, market share is meaningless.
31. neela_akaash (Posts: 1205; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
Here insects have more features and better value for money than the humans. Everybody knows this but only few accepts.
35. Cicero (Posts: 873; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
So in this case you and dark will pay the amount (small, medium and large one) of what you considet right for your choice (phone, operating system, utility and social status). And don't be worried about company profit. Be worried about your pocket.
38. Finalflash (Posts: 3129; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Those two are "special" in that way. They think Apple making money and handing it out to shareholders is a good thing for them for some reason. But what can you do, Apple is the master of indoctrination.
41. tedkord (Posts: 11923; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
You're confusing dominant with predominant.
42. tedkord (Posts: 11923; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Samsung, which this article is about, is making tons of profit.
24. engineer-1701d (unregistered)
i call bs i know people they push apple more bigger money on each unit over android . then there is personal phone of the employee they will push the phone they have
33. elitewolverine (Posts: 5185; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
not bs at all. I went in and had a specific set of features that I wanted. They kept showing me samsungs. Even after mentioning I didn't want one. The sales people got hurt because they had one, and then tried to state bad things about LG or HTC or even Apple. When I had more info than needed to put their phone in place, they simply stated, "i will be back" and helped another customer. This was just recently when I was testing some stores, brought in a old s2 to upgrade. And despite me dropping hints of other companies I was in the mood for they didn't like it. I tested 8 stores and 3 had good people, 5 were horrible shills
36. Cicero (Posts: 873; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
If you know exactly what you want why did you ask for showing you alternatives? Shopping tourism? Make your own alternatives online and after that go inside shops and see them "in flesh and bones".
3. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Carriers are a joke they should promote different platforms in a more neutral manner, its ok in the future they may well come to realise their mistakes. Apple had them on edge a few years ago dictating prices and such. The hardheaded rarely learns. True Competition is healthy.
5. gnotch (Posts: 19; Member since: 31 Dec 2013)
because carriers can put their bloatware on samsung because they're android devices ~ thats the real reason they push samsung more.
8. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Ignorant iboy. LOL
But not only Samsung is Android device. Right?
10. bucky (Posts: 2611; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
To the average consumer it is, unfortunately.
15. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)
That doesn't even make sense, but I kinda do miss it, both my note 2 and G3 have bload galore lol
19. gnotch (Posts: 19; Member since: 31 Dec 2013)
nope but it the most popular android device so...yea my point still stands. whether android fans believe it or not, i know you all hate bloatware as did i. when i had android i was eager to root my device because bloatware was annoying ~
so you telling me carriers can put bloatware on apple and windows to?
27. Damo579 (Posts: 242; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Windows phone has carrier bloat but you can uninstall it.
34. elitewolverine (Posts: 5185; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Not as much as others, tmobile has their apps, and it does come with stuff like slacker. But all can be uninstalled. Took less than 5mins to get rid of them. And about 30 mins to download 90apps to my 925 (did a reset as a instore example).
37. Cicero (Posts: 873; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
They put alot of bloatware only in US and UK. In the rest of Europe they are acting light with good quality stuff and you can remove that if your choice.
6. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
What if the answer is , HOTESTY??
Ppl come and ask for the best phone for the money, and they get honest answer- Samsung phone.
By the way I don't believe it because all the sellers in US(and not only) are fanatic iboys. Fanatics have not honesty.
7. motocraze (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Aug 2014)
I wonder how will the android silver program will work out.
11. A_Steal (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)
Honest answer from someone who used to sell phones for a living. It's about pay. Everyone knows that salesmen are paid commissions. Most retailers pay those based off of the profit margins of a phone. Apple charges carriers a higher price to get the phone, so there is less profit in it. Dealers will sell the phones that make them money. Management is there to make sure the company stays profitable, and if the iphone nets them half what the galaxy does they will push the galaxy. If both phones make an equal amount it will come down to dealer preference.
12. Jommick (Posts: 221; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
I also used to sell phones; I worked directly for AT&T. Samsung devices are pushed in telesales because they're generally on sale, the price has override options unlike Apple, and they're less of a fraud risk, so less chance of order cancellation and having a chargeback taken from you.
23. A_Steal (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)
Exactly. Charge backs are a huge problem. Most people don't realize that reps are punished for phones that are returned or that go on accounts that do not meet certain time requirements. Some companies even go as far as charging monetary losses to the sales rep on phones that are sold fraudulently even if the rep had no idea it was fraud. iPhones are expensive and no one would want that to come back on them.
14. je2345 (Posts: 62; Member since: 05 May 2009)
Samsung phones are pushed more from carriers because Samsung gives incentives to employees and customers. Also Samsung devices are cheaper usually and Samsung's marketing is on par with Apple so now people walk in wanting a "Galaxy" not even knowing that it is an Android device (sorta like people wanting an iPhone but don't even know what it is) and employees go with it because its an easy sale vs asking the customer questions that better fits their lifestyle. Apps & what other people have is all people want nowadays vs what works best for that specific customer. Also...Samsung now pays us less than iPhones and even some basic phones, which is rediculous. Just saying!