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  # 1001709 9-Mar-2014 14:32
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I wish Telecom would stop modifying the firmare so much. Especially the boot animation and the one that annoys me the most was renaming the browser to TWorld. Why cant they just leave it vanilla like Vodafone and 2degrees does. They shouldnt be allowed to change it, A Samsung Galaxy S device should be the same no matter where you purchase it from. This is where iPhone wins as every iPhone has the same software.

I want to buy a Samsung phone. If I wanted a Telecom phone id buy something like a Y300

Maybe it is just one app. but they dont really need to put it in. its just more bloatware. If someone wants spotify they can download it from the play store.   Why can't we have one NZ CSC and let all the networks test it before pushing it out and then everyone gets the update at the same time and everyones happy

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  # 1001750 9-Mar-2014 15:44
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Some cellphone companies just want to watch the world burn Yabanize.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1001836 9-Mar-2014 19:23
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Yabanize: I wish Telecom would stop modifying the firmare so much. Especially the boot animation and the one that annoys me the most was renaming the browser to TWorld. Why cant they just leave it vanilla like Vodafone and 2degrees does. They shouldnt be allowed to change it, A Samsung Galaxy S device should be the same no matter where you purchase it from. This is where iPhone wins as every iPhone has the same software.

I want to buy a Samsung phone. If I wanted a Telecom phone id buy something like a Y300

Maybe it is just one app. but they dont really need to put it in. its just more bloatware. If someone wants spotify they can download it from the play store.   Why can't we have one NZ CSC and let all the networks test it before pushing it out and then everyone gets the update at the same time and everyones happy


You would absolutely hate the Y300 after a few weeks..




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  # 1001837 9-Mar-2014 19:24
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I'm considering getting my s2 fixed because the y300 is so bad as a spare phone.




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  # 1001924 9-Mar-2014 22:49
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old3eyes: You would absolutely hate the Y300 after a few weeks..


richms: I'm considering getting my s2 fixed because the y300 is so bad as a spare phone.

 


Really? I didnt think it was that bad

 

 

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  # 1013091 26-Mar-2014 12:17
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Below are what I've seen on offer for S5 pre-order:

Noel Leeming $1049 with free 32GB card
Telecom Stores $1049 with Spotify preloaded
Warehouse Stationery with bonus Samsung Activity Tracker worth $139.90




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  # 1016519 1-Apr-2014 12:38
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Wasn't over impressed initially, but the more I read the more interested I become, anybody want to buy a 3-month old S4 i9506 :)
http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_S5_ShootOut_1.htm




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  # 1017033 2-Apr-2014 10:44
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Und3f: Below are what I've seen on offer for S5 pre-order:

Noel Leeming $1049 with free 32GB card
Telecom Stores $1049 with Spotify preloaded
Warehouse Stationery with bonus Samsung Activity Tracker worth $139.90





No point in spotify preloaded as you can just download the app....

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  # 1017089 2-Apr-2014 11:42
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Yabanize:
Und3f: Below are what I've seen on offer for S5 pre-order:

Noel Leeming $1049 with free 32GB card
Telecom Stores $1049 with Spotify preloaded
Warehouse Stationery with bonus Samsung Activity Tracker worth $139.90





No point in spotify preloaded as you can just download the app....


Yep, I read 'preloaded' as 'installed into the system app folder' and so probably cannot be unistalled without root.

NL deal wins (unless it is not a class 10 card).




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  # 1017332 2-Apr-2014 16:26
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http://bgr.com/2014/04/01/samsung-galaxy-s5-teardown/

C
oncerning about the comments related to getting enough stock. The Z2 and M8 are delayed today, I will not be impressed if the S5 is as well, though this time last year retailers already had their stock.


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  # 1018524 4-Apr-2014 14:11
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DSE have it for $999. 10% promo code "DSTGIF" drops it to $899

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  # 1018526 4-Apr-2014 14:16
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Povotron: DSE have it for $999. 10% promo code "DSTGIF" drops it to $899


Wow that's crazy for a Flagship. Awesome thanks 


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  # 1018527 4-Apr-2014 14:18
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The promo code seems to end at 3pm today though so get in quick.

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  # 1018530 4-Apr-2014 14:22
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Read the T&Cs: Excludes Apple and Amazon Kindle branded products, Prepaid Mobile Phones, Gift Cards [...]


Your orders will get cancelled, and even if they do go through you'll be waiting weeks

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  # 1018542 4-Apr-2014 14:32
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Good point, I ordered it but as you say it'll probably be cancelled. Can you elaborate on the waiting weeks part?

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