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Samsung giving iPhone 4 users a free Galaxy S in UK

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Samsung giving iPhone 4 users a free Galaxy S in UK
How can another handset manufacturer take advantage of the iPhone 4's connectivity issues? How about by giving out free samples of its flagship handset to those who have problems with their new iPhone. A Twitter account titled @samsungukmobile has been sending out return tweets to those who have purchased an iPhone 4 and have been plagued by reception problems. After receiving contact information, the Korean based company then puts its top-of-the-line Android model in the mail.

For example, one Tiffany Nieuwland told Wired that she and her iPhone 4 were constantly together and she had no problems with the device for the first month when all of a sudden, the phone dropped calls and soon she was unable to make or receive a call and could not send a text message. Ms. Nieuwland explains that she, "...did what anyone else would do: I vented my frustration on Twitter. Imagine my surprise, then, when this morning I am tweeted by Samsung offering me a free Galaxy S, their latest phone.  Too good to be true? I decided to investigate. I called a friend at Samsung, and though she was initially sceptical, it has now been confirmed: the campaign is legit. Samsung is so confident about the superiority of the Galaxy S that they’re sending free ones to existing iPhone customers so they can decide for themselves." Tiffany had been mulling over the idea of switching to Android, as she added, "I’ve been waiting for an excuse to try out an Android for months, but it is yet to be seen if I can be persuaded to stray."

The official word from Samsung U.K. is that they have heard complaints from people who have purchased a competitor's phone and have decided to offer a free Galaxy S to a "cross-section" of individuals and
that "...once people have the phone in their hands, they'll see how impressive it is for themselves." As for those disgruntled iPhone 4 buyers in the States, for their sake, let's hope that Samsung's U.S. arm is as generous.

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source: Wired, Gizmodo


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Thats dirty - but nevertheless 100% legit advertising. If, however, the situation with the iPhone 4 wasn't as it is now - such a campaign could be considered as an act of desperation. Heck - I think it IS an act of desperation - in light of how the iPhone 4 still sells.

posted on 25 Jul 2010, 00:11

2. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Black Rob said: "like...WHOA!" BTW, Apple is dirty. Samsung put that in their pipe and smoooooooooooooked it....s s s s S S S S S S S S S S !!!!!!!!!!

posted on 25 Jul 2010, 05:25

3. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


Lol Samsung obviously wants to promote their product, but I, a former user of the Samsung Vibrant, returned the phone due to the freezing, lagging, no syncing software (as it isn't out yet for the US), worse, not even compatible with Macintosh (even in Mass Storage mode), and even worse, a death grip that makes the iPhone 4's problem normal. At least the iPhone 4 (well, the ones shown in the videos) required a squeeze of the phone. My Vibrant didn't even need that. I just sat it in my hand and it would lose at least two bars, sometimes completely losing them all. BTW, I live in Orange County, California, and reception here for T-Mobile is perfect, so I know it's not them. I just went back to my Nexus One. :\ Disappointing.

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 22:48

4. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


LOL. Now Apple has everyone thinkin that a drop in signal bars is a MAJOR issue. My Droid bars fluctuate between 1 and 4 bars regularly and whether i'm in the call on 1 bar or on 4 i get the same call quality. Now freezing, lagging, etc. are a diff. story.

posted on 27 Jul 2010, 19:44

5. joey18 (Posts: 520; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


apple needs to change cell phone network att is the big problem if apple is in sprint or verizon ihope apple next iphone for verizon or other network

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