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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 ANOTHER PRICE DROP

kid_icarus
I Plan to Stick Around

OKAY so i don't know about you guys, but this is INSANE

 

http://mobilesyrup.com/2011/11/09/future-shop-to-discount-rogers-galaxy-sii-lte-razr-and-raider-by-5...

 

Futureshop will be offering the S2 LTE at 149.99 for a 3 year plan starting this Friday.

 

What the **bleep** is going on man.

 

That's another $30 off the 179.99 price.

 

The raider is going for $99.99 which is pretty wicked too.

 

So what's our steps now?

I already got rogers to credit back $20 for yesterdays adjustment.

Will they offer another $30 for this now? Or they would rather me return the phone and do my HUP with Futureshop?

 

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 ANOTHER PRICE DROP

Major
I Plan to Stick Around

FINALLY !!!    Just got a call that the reserved phone is at the Rogers Plus store.

 

Now, do I wait until Friday to pay $149.99 @ Future Shop ?   Maybe I'll try customer service, mention the impending price drop by Future Shop, and see if they will "pre-match".

 

Kinda wish I hadn't seen this Future Shop price drop.  Can't wait to get to the store though !!!

 

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 ANOTHER PRICE DROP

lillady
I Plan to Stick Around
But does the fine print say these are for NEW three year terms, or are HUP's eligible?

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 ANOTHER PRICE DROP

bluecoupe
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I was just about to post this too!  guess I'll drop by the store tomorrow and see if they can do anything about it.  If not my talk time on the phone is only like 30sec since yesterday lol

 

And as for battery life it seems to be lasting longer than my captivate... this morning unplugged the phone at 6:45... but no seat on the go train so I was gmail chatting for a good 20min and browsing the web got into union at around 8:20.  did some texting during the morning and then at around 2pm batt life was still at 67%. 

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 ANOTHER PRICE DROP

shaggyskunk
I'm a Trusted Contributor

@lillady wrote:
But does the fine print say these are for NEW three year terms, or are HUP's eligible?

You may find that the new vs. HUP is not a hard and fast rule...rogers and others will more often then not bend or break this "rule"

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 ANOTHER PRICE DROP

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
those prices are ONLY if you go into future shop.. You cant get it for that price at rogers since future shop has there OWN prices.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 ANOTHER PRICE DROP

lillady
I Plan to Stick Around
Glad to hear, shaggy! It has been so long since I used a HUP that I have no idea how stores like Future Shop and Best Buy handle this anymore..... but I am in desperate need of a new phone (using a blackberry pearl FLIP, yuck!!!) and am not willing to pay full price.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 ANOTHER PRICE DROP

kid_icarus
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I realize the pricing in independant FS will get commission vs Rogers getting commission for the phone sale/HUP.

 

So my question is then is it worth it?

Will FS even do it for HUP? or will they only offer that price to new customers?

I find that FS could care less.

 

I renewed my wife's plan at best buy mobile for the 3 year term pricing a month ago.

 

Therefore I ask... would Rogers rather keep your business or take back the phone withint he 15 days buyer remorse rule and let you walk away to FS to buy this at $30 less?

 

It's not a big hassle for me. $30 is significant savings.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 ANOTHER PRICE DROP

shaggyskunk
I'm a Trusted Contributor

@lillady wrote:
Glad to hear, shaggy! It has been so long since I used a HUP that I have no idea how stores like Future Shop and Best Buy handle this anymore..... but I am in desperate need of a new phone (using a blackberry pearl FLIP, yuck!!!) and am not willing to pay full price.

I know from experience, that depending on the CSR that you speak to, their "flexibility" varies.  rogers is not in the business of losing business, so, with the right CSR and some finagling...you might be surprised at just how much you can get.  🙂

 

I, personaly have chosen to wait a few days before calling rogers regarding their pricing and my plan, simply because there will be more ammunition on my sdie when I do call.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

halo240sx
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Guys,  have any of you picked up a phone today at a Rogers store?  It would seem the S2 sells at 129.99$ and the Razr at 99.99$ according to the comments of 2 guys on this article.

 

http://mobilesyrup.com/2011/11/09/future-shop-to-discount-rogers-galaxy-sii-lte-razr-and-raider-by-5...

 

I was wondering if other experienced that same surprise when showing up at a store and picking up their phone.

 

Let me know.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 ANOTHER PRICE DROP

shaggyskunk
I'm a Trusted Contributor

MAN!!!  I can't believe just how many pages are missing from the "rogerized" Owners Manual!!  A quick comparison between the AT&T version and the "rogerized" manuals...makes me feel like I am at the mercy of some Corp.. I.T Admin. Dept.!1

 

ROGERS!, it's OUR phone!! not yours!!  I really hope that when ICS rolls out that we can download directly from Samsung via Kies, and not some Sanitized, "rogersized" NEUTERED version!!

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

shaggyskunk
I'm a Trusted Contributor

@halo240sx wrote:

Guys,  have any of you picked up a phone today at a Rogers store?  It would seem the S2 sells at 129.99$ and the Razr at 99.99$ according to the comments of 2 guys on this article.

 

http://mobilesyrup.com/2011/11/09/future-shop-to-discount-rogers-galaxy-sii-lte-razr-and-raider-by-5...

 

I was wondering if other experienced that same surprise when showing up at a store and picking up their phone.

 

Let me know.



Let's see if Mobilesyrup does another "interview" with rogers, asking them about the seemingly wild price fluctuations..?

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

Pogal_2000
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OK folks here are my observations after having this phone for four days. Battery life is about 24hrs with Very Light usage. Do not get a case with a magnet closure as it seems to knock out reception completly. I was in a meeting all day today and had put my phone in a new "e-bay" case with a magnetic closure. Result was no reception at all whilst in the case. I had to take it out and switch it to HSPA to regain the signal. Downtown Ottawa getting just 4G no LTE.

The pricing issue is burning my A**. I will be either returning the phone or getting Rogers to price match.

Ohhhhh and the phone I reserved showed up today at my Rogers store. I picked up my phone on Saturday afternoon from a batch that was shipped for general release.

 

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

soondai14
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does anyknow know how to take screenshot with this device?

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

barbas
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Ok 4 day in possesion of the phone...... battery: regular use or + regular use 10 h. , .almost no use 20h, this is ok I gess, now about the price drop, any one know how rogers work about returning devices? I cakk rogers and thwy tell me that can't mach the price drop.... so i stak with $ 199.00 , but the paper said I have 15 day to return the device..... can I go back to my old plan and ask for a full refound? walk into the store and buy back the phone for a cheaper price? any one, any one????

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

Pogal_2000
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yup yes you can. within 15 days as long as voice is under 30 min.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

wall-e
I've Been Here Awhile

Hold the home button then press lock.

If you hold the home button too long, a window pops up.

 

Screen captures will show up in your Gallery

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

shortydm11
I Plan to Stick Around

ive noticed quite a few things different 😞 theres no media hub or ebook hub like there is on the regular samsung galaxy s2 from bell. anyone know how to get these??? also theres no where to check for updates for the phone??? how do we update when the new update comes??

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

ReillyWood
I'm Here A Lot

I've had the phone 4 days (since Saturday).  First android phone.

 

My comments & observations:

 

  1. the phone is the SGH-I727R.  You can find the manual on the samsung.ca site
  2. battery life is pretty short compared to my last phone (E71) but from the few posts I've seen on this, I guess this is OK
  3. it's fast (I mean in response handling)
  4. the indicator icons seem a little wonky.  one of them (a down arrow above a line) can show up multiple times
  5. voice commands don't work for me, e.g. doesn't pick up names from my address book (e.g. text <name> I'm coming). 
  6. speaker phone is tinny
  7. I press the volume button when I'm trying to lock the phone with one hand
  8. I called CS and got the $20 credit taking the price down to $179.  Will see next week if anything happens because of the FutureShop sale
  9. The navigate voice is hard to hear in the car but I don't think that's the phone.  The E71 was much better
  10. I love the pulldown to turn on/off wifi/bt/etc.
  11. the coolest app I've found so far is Google Sky.  I LOVE THIS APP!
  12. I set up the very bottom keys to always stay lit (until the screen is locked), I find that much better.

Having said all that, I'm still happy with the phone so far.  I don't have the LTE data plan, so can't say what that's like.  And I'm looking for a good protective case if anyone's found one yet.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
For everyone that is thinking about calling Rogers to get another credit off for the phone. YOU CANT. Future shop makes their OWN prices in which Rogers will not price match. You can cancel with rogers AND THEN go get it from Future shop for that price.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2

halo240sx
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It's true.  I also spoke with Rogers and though some Rogers stores may offer price matching, it's at their discretion.   There will be no price matching over the phone, even at Retentions.  Was just off the phone with Retentions and in my case, they waived 120$ of early upgrade fees but did not match the price of the phone with Futureshop's add.