Samsung sends out approval emails to those Galaxy S7 buyers due free Gear VR or Gear S2

Samsung sends out approval emails to those Galaxy S7 buyers due free Gear VR or Gear S2
If you took advantage of the promotion that promised a free Gear VR headset (or Gear S2 smartwatch for Verizon customers) to those who purchased the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 edge from February 23rd through March 18th, you should be soon receiving an email from the manufacturer. The message basically acknowledges that Samsung has approved the recipient's submission for a free device.

The email that we copied below was one to a Verizon customer who had requested the Gear S2 smartwatch. The message goes on to say that "due to the high level of interest in the Verizon Offer promotion, delivery times for Gear S2 are now extending into May and potentially Summer 2016." We're not sure if the delay is limited to those Verizon customers who picked the Gear S2 to receive instead of the Gear VR headset, or if all consumers who took part in the promotion at Verizon or other carriers will have to wait for the Summer to receive their VR headset.

Samsung will send another email to those involved in the promotion once their Gear VR or Gear S2 actually ships. Six games come with the Gear VR and the value of the package is $149.99. The Gear S2 freebie is valued at $300.


source: AndroidCentral

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7 Comments

2. TerryTerius unregistered

The one I got (T-Mobile) earlier today said that as well. I'm assuming the delays are pretty much across-the-board.

3. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

In the UK I got my Gear VR the day before my S7 arrived.

4. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

With sprint no gifts, dammit ...

7. jsobotka

Posts: 54; Member since: Aug 21, 2009

Well, that depends... I have Sprint, but I bought my S7 through Best Buy instead of Sprint. Got a free Gear VR and 64 GB micro SD card the same day I got my S7, almost a month ago.

5. davidsmith

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

I got mine two weeks ago. Along with the Netflix code, which doesn't work! I've sent them emails about it and no response

6. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Got the e-mail a while back along with the Netflix code (which worked right away). The e-mail stated that due to high demand the Gear VR might not ship until May or Summer 2016 (just like the Verizon one above - I'm with T-Mobile) but with the option to forgo the VR for a $100 credit towards anything on Samsung.com.

8. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Got mine about two weeks ago. The Gear VR is awesome, but I try not to use it for more than half an hour at a time because it makes my eyes hurt.

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