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Results: would you buy a discounted phone if the retailer uses it to serve you regular ads in exchange?

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Jul 2017, 09:18

We thought we'd ask you — is “selling out” your lockscreen worth a discounted phone? Would you ever consider the option, or would you feel violated? Here are the poll results!

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posted on 17 Jul 2017, 09:50

1. EC112987 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)

Nope, the ads that popup from Phone Arena are enough :)

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 09:52 1

2. der_damo (Posts: 205; Member since: 16 Sep 2014)

Ads on Phonearena are like John Cena to me - I can't see them.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 10:08

3. gersont1000 (Posts: 468; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

For about the last month it seems to notice my ad blocker and after some images loads the page disappears and I just get a "Something interfered with this website loading" message. There's a little trick which I don't want to mention to keep them from patching that hole, but it's annoying. If the ads on this site weren't so in your face annoying and weren't so many, I would gladly add them to my whitelist like many other sites that deserve it.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 10:22 1

4. TBomb (Posts: 855; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

it can be pretty unbearable at times

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 11:49

6. trojan_horse (Posts: 5355; Member since: 06 May 2016)

^^ Not just at times, but at all times!

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 13:22

7. lyndon420 (Posts: 5037; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

PA is definitely the laggiest website I visit. Also...has anyone noticed that Bit Defender lies underneath PA's website (I see it often when the million ads haven't loaded).

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 11:27 1

5. Lanx1998 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Mar 2017)

I'll purchase the phone than flash the stock rom, for me it's cheap and simple. It's a win if you don't consider time spent on flasing the rom.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 13:22

8. libra89 (Posts: 1012; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)

I'm good on not having ads.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 13:25 1

9. Tipus (Posts: 251; Member since: 30 Sep 2016)

I would pay more if they could guarantee that i wouldn't get any spam calls. That s**t is so annoying

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 18:16

10. Skizzo (Posts: 191; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)

Can you not root the phone and/or flash a custom ROM? Problem solved.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 20:11

11. diggie32 (banned) (Posts: 388; Member since: 03 Apr 2016)

4/10 Android users have no shame or standards

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 21:35

12. joey_sfb (Posts: 6763; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I rather have a low end phone with no Ads than a free high end phone. Ads is super annoying and they consume data and slow down the phone to a stop till you interact with it.

This sort of annoyance could also cause other health related issues. Therefore even a shiny new S8 is a no for me.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 21:36

13. hurrycanger (Posts: 1629; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Amazon ads aren't that bad imo. I can just set a notification to be always on the lock screen ao the ad will become just a small bar.
But then again, previous year flagship phones are better deals to me, lol.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 00:48

14. irbaaz (Posts: 170; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

I will buy -> root -> remove the lockscreen with mine or custom launcher.
As easy as it sounds ;)

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