I've noticed some charging issues with my Samsung Galaxy S3. At first I wasn't sure if it was my phone itself, the charger, or the cable.
After trying a different micro USB cable, and having no charging issues with the phone for a month (and still using the charger that came in the box), I'm convinced it's the cable.
I tried using the original cable again today, and I get the same issues again, I notice if I bend the cable ever so slightly the phone will stop charging.
So my question is, should I contact Rogers for a replacement, or contact Samsung directly? The phone is still under the 1 year warranty.
I know some may think I'm being silly about a $1 cable, but it's the principle of the matter, and I'm sure Samsung would appreciate feedback on the quality of their products.
The charging cable would not be covered under warranty. It is only the device that is covererd. I would advise you to look into buying a replacement one or continue to use the USB cable that you have been using in its place.
You can pick up a micro USB cable from your local computer store for around $15. Avoid the big box stores like Future Shop or The Source because they'll try and it sell it to you for $40.
Also, ignore the documentation that came with your phone that actually says the phone and all accessories (charging cable being an accessory) are covered by a manufacturer warranty. Apparently.