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Samsung Galaxy S2

canucklove
I've Been Here Awhile

I spoke with a Rogers rep and he said that they will not be getting the S2 yet. He said probably not until earliest September, but more likely even later in the year.

 

Too bad...its an amazing phone, but I've been saving my upgrade for months and months for the S2 only to be disappointed that I have to wait for everyone else to get it first. Smiley Sad

 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

derickma
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So is it reasonable to think that we will be getting emails soon regarding our phones being shipped I mean if they are going out UPS and the majority will arrive on Monday they would have to ship out today at some point

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Pouleterie
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Random question. I'm under a contract currently, and called customer service since I broke my phone accidently. I'm not yet available for a legit upgrade, so I'll have to pay fees that I'm already aware of to get the S2(and renew my contract with a LTE plan, etc). So I went ahead and reserved it a little while ago... But for some reason, I cannot find the location where I can see my position in queue in My Rogers for the life of me. Would it be usually where the "Upgrade my phone" is? And since I'm not eligible I have to just wait for them to call me and then go to my Rogers+ and explain the situation and pay the fees+renew contract?

 

Thank you.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

derickma
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just below where is says in progress there chould be something that says more details or something click on that and it will show where it's supposed to be shipped to

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

mvasili
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@derickma wrote:

So is it reasonable to think that we will be getting emails soon regarding our phones being shipped I mean if they are going out UPS and the majority will arrive on Monday they would have to ship out today at some point


Nope. Not reasonable. I doubt they are shipping them out via UPS. I would suspect they are just going to come as a batch with reserved and non-reserved phones to stores. My hope then is that the stores will contact us quickly... but my hope on that is fairly low. In reality I would expect some stores to get the phones in today but take the weekend to go through the list and text/email us. 

 

As for Bell getting the GS2LTE... i had little doubt. They are right on the money this year when getting new tech in.. and they don't advertise 3 months ahead of their ability to deliver.  On the bright side though, since AT&T and Bell are getting the same phone (hopefully identical) there is a better chance we will get upgrades quicker as well as the potential for someone like Otterbox to make a case for it. 

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

derickma
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I'm pretty sure when I signed up for the reservation It said I would get a UPS tracking number ..can anyone confirm .?

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

shaggyskunk
I'm a Trusted Contributor

@derickma wrote:
just below where is says in progress there chould be something that says more details or something click on that and it will show where it's supposed to be shipped to


REading the Post by rogers_kate? should give all the information that is needed.  I would suspect that due to the "sudden" &  "miraculous" arrival, that rogers was left scrambling.  Not sure if they will have the time to get the e-mails out today, but I would guess Monday.  In the meantime, contact the location that you had requested that the phone be sent to...maybe wait until after 11am or Noon.... 

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

kid_icarus
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can anyone please please please POST if they find these in stores today!

I will check my rogers at lunch today to see if they got any.

maybe see how the new razr looks/feels too

 

 

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y2whisper
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wonder how fast the battery drains with this on and LTE.

http://www.androidcentral.com/t-mobile-galaxy-s-ii-overclocked-18ghz

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hershL
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Since the 2 models are almost identical, we should be able to try that out. If undervolting is properly configured, we should see a slight increase in battery life theoretically, but can't say for sure with trying and who knows how much LTE drains. might explain why the tmobile model without lte shows 7 hours talktime.


The 2 models with similar configurations (for all development purposes) that i have found so far are the T-mobile Galaxy S II and the Galaxy S II Skyrocket. the comparisons are below:

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=4124&idPhone2=4303 

http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=4124&idPhone2=4129

 

Are there any other similar variants i'm missing? (closer to the lte version, not the regular sgs2)

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

shaggyskunk
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Although the Redboard is not the easiest to navigate, (hint) as it does not flow very well, there is the occasional comment made there that is worth repeating.  This comment was made yesterday , Nov 3rd by a fellow named,Howard.  To my mind, it does a beautiful job of summing up the problems regarding the SGll LTE release.  I REALLY HOPE ROGERS HEEDS his comments!

 

"howard olsen says:November 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Im in the sales training and customer service business as a trainer and consultant. One of our fundamental tenets is that you have toManage Customer Expectation”. All of these negative comments that you (Rogers) are getting are a symptom of horribly managing expectation. I dont need to remind you what you said last week but what you did was create an expectation in eager customers. Your continued silence and the obvious inability to keep the commitment has has created this flood of nasty commentary. People are generally forgiving when they know what to expect. “When you dont properly manage customer expectation thats when you get buyers remorse and disgruntled customers. I hope youll take this as a lesson, all this negative commentary could have been avoided had you just made a proactive statement. Just let people know what they should expect and if its different than the original expectation tell them that and tell them why and theyll leave you alone."

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soondai14
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ok,,, so rogers is very afraid of media.

they deleted all the post saying making FB page against rogers.

they replied to mobilesyrup right away and said samsung just shiped the phones when mobilesyrup sent an email asking the progress with sg2 lte. what a coincidence. they changed waiting list status to "in progress" as soons as mobilesyrup posted an article saying rogers crap. but i believe the devices will be shipped from samsung located in mississauga, ON. so, the rogers stores in toronto area don't get the phones, they are lying.

they made us pay 40bucks to reserve a phone, but didn't give us single clue what's going on.

but when mobilesyrup asked, they answered right away.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE HD

allo
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Again, if Rogers waited this long, why don't they just simply  "wait (again!)" and replace it with the "HD" version of this phone?

 

The LTE HD specifications include a 4.65-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1 GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD recording, 2-megapixel front facing shooter, 16 GB of built-in storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.

 

The HD LTE version was first introduced to South Korea in September, and it is suggested by sources that there has been recent process with FCC for reviewing the device, it might soon be available in the U.S.

 

So, Rogers screwed to those who were waiting on the waiting-list since earliest I can remember from day 1 of the reservation. Rogers should just cancel the regular S2 LTE orders, and request the S2 LTE HD versions!

 

Least they could this to "make us" happier! 🙂

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

shaggyskunk
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Hi Rogers_?

In anticipation of picking up the SGll, I have one question for clarification.
It is my understanding that if you are eligible for a Full Upgrade, all you need to do is, go to the store you selected, show photo I.D., activate the phone and leave? You do not make ANY payment at the Rogers Store, the cost of the upgrade will be added to your monthly Bill and the $40..00 Reservation Fee is credited back to your Account, correct?

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE HD

shaggyskunk
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@allo wrote:

Again, if Rogers waited this long, why don't they just simply  "wait (again!)" and replace it with the "HD" version of this phone?

 

The LTE HD specifications include a 4.65-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1 GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD recording, 2-megapixel front facing shooter, 16 GB of built-in storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.

 

The HD LTE version was first introduced to South Korea in September, and it is suggested by sources that there has been recent process with FCC for reviewing the device, it might soon be available in the U.S.

 

So, Rogers screwed to those who were waiting on the waiting-list since earliest I can remember from day 1 of the reservation. Rogers should just cancel the regular S2 LTE orders, and request the S2 LTE HD versions!

 

Least they could this to "make us" happier! 🙂



One thing about technology....as soon as you buy the latest...something else will appear just around the corner.  If someone will always decide to wait for the "latest & greatest", they will wait forever, and never buy anything.

 

Or look at it this way, if you would have bought the iphone4 as soon as it came out, you would be dealing with antenae problems, if you bough the 1st iphone 4S, you would be wiating for a solution to battery issues....It's almost never greener.....

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE HD

jacobharasimo
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It always shocks me some of the information posted here.

 

yes the 40 dollars is refundable, Rogers told us this and its in writing in your (or at least my) original reservation.

 

For any upgrade you never have to pay, you can always bill it to your phone bill. I have done this many times with hardware upgrades and early upgrades. 

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE HD

shaggyskunk
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@jacobharasimo wrote:

it supprised me some of the information posted here.

 

yes teh 40 dollars is refundable, rogers told us this and its in writing in your (or atleast my) origional reservation.

 

For any upgrade you never have to pay, you can always bill it to your phone bill. I have done this many times with hardware upgrades and early upgrades. 



Thanks Jacob,

 

Surprised about my question, or the loads of other "information"?

 

Yes I knew about the $40.00 reservation fee, but I have always bought phones outright in the past, so I was not quite certain how the transaction was handled at the store.

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y2whisper
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@shaggyskunk wrote:

Hi Rogers_?

In anticipation of picking up the SGll, I have one question for clarification.
It is my understanding that if you are eligible for a Full Upgrade, all you need to do is, go to the store you selected, show photo I.D., activate the phone and leave? You do not make ANY payment at the Rogers Store, the cost of the upgrade will be added to your monthly Bill and the $40..00 Reservation Fee is credited back to your Account, correct?


correct, actually as long as its an upgrade and you are not buying the device outright it just goes to your account. the $40 either goes back to your account upon shipping or upon pick-up that part I am unsure about. 

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

derickma
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@shaggy

 

Thats my understanding any time I've upgraded my phone it's been the case that it all goes on the bill.

and from what rogers has said the $40res fee will apply to the phone ,

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE HD

allo
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I guess that is the normal trend, I was more on a suggestive side, for Rogers to give me something "little" bit better. Oh well.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

cabanis
I'm Here A Lot

So what are people's thoughts on the actual LTE data plan now that the LTE phone is available? Will people be opting in for the $50 10GB LTE data plan currently being offered to the early adopters?

 

I am currently on the $30 6GB data plan and was hoping that this plan would automatically be upgraded to the LTE network, however it looks like we have to pay a premium to access LTE. This is not the case with Bell's network. Customers there will automatically have their plans upgraded to LTE at no additional cost. I was looking for Rogers to do the same. I have also had a Bell instore rep say they will match my current Rogers plan and upgrade it to LTE for free.

 

 

microSD XC - 64GB works! :)

allo
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Hi All!

 

I came across this: http://www.androidnz.net/2011/09/sandisk-64gb-micro-sdxc-cards-confirmed.html

 

It is confirmed that 64GB microSD XC cards does work with the original Samsung Galaxy S2 phones (I doubt there is any reason why it wouldn't work with LTE versions)...anyhoo, key pointers:

 

a. the individual utilized a rooted GII phone with a custom firmware (however, there is no difference in OEM firmware as external support for eXFAT system is not coded as per SDK of Google Android)

 

b. the phone does give a original warning - when inserting for 1st time, - to format thru the phone

 

c. the individual loaded approx. 47 GB of data, and tested everything, and everything works - only known issue is: the camera / video recorder is unable to set an estimate of how long the video or how many photo-shots can be taken ...(I think that's nothing) -- hopefully, it does continue to record and record until the phone dies...

 

I am so excited because according to https://www.sdcard.org/consumers/sdxc_capabilities/ ; maximum capacity of a microSD XC is 2TB!!!! Imagine 2000GB!!! is a like having a hard drive on the smart phone ...