San Francisco DA happy with anti-theft initiatives from Apple and Samsung
0. phoneArena 22 Jul 2013, 19:49 posted on
San Francisco DA George Gascon, who has been vocally criticizing smartphone manufacturers and the carriers for lack of a plan to thwart the big city smartphone theft epidemic, is actually impressed at the initiatives taken by Apple and Samsung; the two rivals demonstrated systems that the DA called "clear improvements"...
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1. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 169; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
A step in the right direction.
Manufactures may have woken up, if they brick stolen phones, they'll sell more new ones and look like they're doing the right thing.
2. Whateverman (Posts: 3150; Member since: 17 May 2009)
$29?!? Samsung, you can do better than that.
3. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1782; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
If you can't afford $30 a year to protect your smartphone, you probably shouldn't have one in the first place.
5. Whateverman (Posts: 3150; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Dude, don't go there with me. Its not about what I can afford, its about providing a service to the customer. If Apple can provide Find My Phone for free, Samsung can do better than making people pay for the added protection.
Don't make this about my finances and how much I can afford and I won't make it about how little money I think you have either. I already pay an extra $130 a year for insurance to protect my phone. I have the right to say when enough is enough.
6. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1782; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You already got your little panties in a bunch, but you should realize that that was a general you & not a you in particular. No one was trying to make anything personal. I don't even know you. Let me rephrase before you whine further.
"If one can't afford $30 a year to protect his/her smartphone, one probably shouldn't have a smartphone in the first place."
7. Whateverman (Posts: 3150; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Guess I must have hurt your feeling with that one huh? Yet, I'm the one with the panties in a bunch? How I'm I not to think it was personal when you replied to me.
And if I made a mistake, you could have said, "I wasn't directing that at you personally", and being the man I am, I would have apologized. But then you made it personal with your second comment. So I guess you decided the low road was best after all then, huh?
8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1782; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
My feelings are perfectly intact, bud. Sorry, but people on the internet do don't much to affect them either way. In regards to your last statement, if calling it that is what makes you happy, then so be it.
4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 1862; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Yeah, I like the anti theft feature.