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  # 1058390 3-Jun-2014 10:03
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networkn:
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jeffnz: I had a play yesterday with the S5, great phone and the display is very good. I put it beside the M8 and Z2 and can't get over the difference in workable sceen the S5 had compared to those other 2 with the on screen capacitive buttons the others have I think Samsung has the design right and hope they don't change it in a hurry.

I was tempted to get the card out but still holding out to see if the rumored prime is going to happen and what it is exactly.

 


Even though if you want root or cusotm roms you'll have to trip your knox? Shouldnt be an issue though, CGA Covers it :P


Evidence to support this?

 

Section 7(4 Meaning of Acceptible Quality) of the CGA says:

 

Goods will not fail to comply with the guarantee of acceptable quality if—

 

     

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    (a)the goods have been used in a manner, or to an extent which is inconsistent with the manner or extent of use that a reasonable consumer would expect to obtain from the goods; and

     

     

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    (b)the goods would have complied with the guarantee of acceptable quality if they had not been used in that manner or to that extent.

     


I asked Consumer about this, They replied

 

Hi Blake If you have rooted your phone (such a delightful term) and there is a non-software fault (i.e. screen fails or the headphone jack stops working) then you most certainly get it fixed under the CGA. Though you’ll have to do a lot of yelling.

 

Anything even slightly software related will not be covered. And I have a feeling that outside of accidents, a good 90% (an estimation) of phone issues are software related. Hadyn Green

 

 

 

So looks like it should be covered :)

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  # 1058467 3-Jun-2014 12:31
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Dropbox Bonus Storage....  when I bought my Galaxy S3 I received the extra 48Gb of bonus dropbox space for 2 years.   That bonus space is about to run out within the next week or so. 

However, I bought an S5 a couple of months ago and it too came with the extra 48Gb bonus Dropbox space although when I connected my account it didn't increase the existing space. I suspect that when my original Dropbox bonus expires I won't have access to the new 48Gb for 24 months bonus with my S5.  Anyone able to confirm this?   Is there any way to reapply the new bonus space from a new Samsung device? 

Thanks!

 
 
 
 


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  # 1058471 3-Jun-2014 12:41
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getresults: Dropbox Bonus Storage....  when I bought my Galaxy S3 I received the extra 48Gb of bonus dropbox space for 2 years.   That bonus space is about to run out within the next week or so. 

However, I bought an S5 a couple of months ago and it too came with the extra 48Gb bonus Dropbox space although when I connected my account it didn't increase the existing space. I suspect that when my original Dropbox bonus expires I won't have access to the new 48Gb for 24 months bonus with my S5.  Anyone able to confirm this?   Is there any way to reapply the new bonus space from a new Samsung device? 

Thanks!


Same here. I had the S1, S2, S3, S4 and S5, pretty sure 3, 4, and 5 had the 50GB bonus, but mine is due to expire in 5 days or something. I am wondering what I need to do to get my bonus applied?



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  # 1058474 3-Jun-2014 12:48
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Yes, I'm in the same boat. Got the extra storage with my S3 but is about to expire. I think you'll probably find though you only get this offer once per dropbox account. 

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  # 1058475 3-Jun-2014 12:49
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No, it should add onto it.




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  # 1058527 3-Jun-2014 13:32
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richms: No, it should add onto it.


Is that a guess or your experience? 

If the latter are you saying that the moment your original bonus expired the new 24 month bonus was applied? Or did you have to reapply the bonus some how after the original expired to get it back?

Thanks!

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  # 1058528 3-Jun-2014 13:34
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I have had stacked bonuses before. HTC one x one just expired not long ago.




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  # 1058536 3-Jun-2014 13:40
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richms: I have had stacked bonuses before. HTC one x one just expired not long ago.


Interesting.  Not working for me so far and this thread suggests that others are facing the same problem: 

http://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/a-huge-con-free-50gb-dropbox-bonus-space-on-samsung-galaxy-s5-no-chance/

Note in the comments one user (paddy) suggests uninstalling dropbox from the Galaxy S5 and reinstalling worked for him.  Not so much for others trying the same but it's worth a shot. 

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  # 1058543 3-Jun-2014 13:46
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Also see this http://samsunggalaxys3apps.com/2012/06/download-dropbox-apk-with-48gb-of-space-leaked-from-samsung-galaxy-s3-apk-app/#   which suggests:

"If you already have Dropbox installed on your Android device, you must Clear data, Force close and finally uninstall it from Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Dropbox."

Not sure if we can uninstall on the S5 but should be able to remove updates and reset it back to the initial version? Clearing the data might trigger the new 48Gb bonus process? 

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  # 1058546 3-Jun-2014 13:52
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Is my Samsung phone or tablet eligible for the Dropbox space promotion?

 

« Back to Help Center

 

 

If you have a brand new Samsung phone or tablet with Dropbox already installed, you may be eligible to earn 48 GB of free space for up to two years. To qualify:

 

 

Make sure Dropbox is pre-loaded

 

Dropbox must be "pre-loaded" on your brand new phone or tablet, which means that the Dropbox app already came installed without the need to download it from the Google Play store.

 

If the Dropbox app is pre-loaded on your device, you may qualify for 48 GB of bonus space for up to one year.

 

Additionally, some devices that have the Dropbox app pre-loaded may also have the Dropbox "out-of-box experience," which means that the first time you turn on the device, you'll be asked to sign in to Dropbox or create a new account. If your device has the out-of-box experience, you may qualify for 48 GB of bonus space for up to two years.

 

The first Dropbox account that signs in to the app on the device will get 48 GB of free space (assuming the other conditions are met). Each account is only able to claim this promotion once.

 

 

Complete the Get Started guide

 

To claim your extra space, you need to complete at least five steps from our Get Started guide. Please note that some steps require your desktop computer.

 

 

Make sure your carrier is participating

 

 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/help/297/en 

 

 


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  # 1058552 3-Jun-2014 13:56
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Also:

 

Terms of the free space for two-years promotion

 

For Samsung Android smartphones and tablets that have the Dropbox application pre-loaded with the “out-of-box experience,” the promotion is available to the first user who (a) registers for Dropbox through the “out-of-box experience” and (b) completes Dropbox's "Get Started" guide. The promotion is for a single Dropbox personal plan account to receive, for 2 years, an additional 48 GB of storage space in addition to the storage space Dropbox offers to users with a Basic account (currently up to 18 GB). Each user is only eligible for one promotion of this type for a single account. When the 2-year promotion period ends, the 48 GB of promotional space added to the user's Dropbox service will be automatically removed. An additional 3 GB of storage space will be added to the account. Use of Dropbox is subject to the Dropbox Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and other terms available at http://www.dropbox.com/terms. Promotion not available in China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria.

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  # 1059292 4-Jun-2014 18:59
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So despite being in stock (online) ordered and paid on Queens Birthday weekend, come Tuesday I get a call from the warehouse  saying they have sold out of Vodafone S5's. 

They have offered me a 2 degrees one instead. Can anyone tell me if it will work the same on Vodafone? What about updates, are these pushed out by the carrier? Will it work out of the box on the Vodafone 4G network?

n95: $839 at the Warehouse http://search.thewarehouse.co.nz/search?w=s5&asug= 

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  # 1059340 4-Jun-2014 19:52
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n95: So despite being in stock (online) ordered and paid on Queens Birthday weekend, come Tuesday I get a call from the warehouse  saying they have sold out of Vodafone S5's. 

They have offered me a 2 degrees one instead. Can anyone tell me if it will work the same on Vodafone? What about updates, are these pushed out by the carrier? Will it work out of the box on the Vodafone 4G network?

n95: $839 at the Warehouse http://search.thewarehouse.co.nz/search?w=s5&asug= 


It should be basically the same, Any problems you could just flash the vodafone software

 

As for updates, They are released by samsung to carriers for testing, once the carrier has tested these they get rolled out. So sometimes it takes longer, sometimes it doesnt

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  # 1059378 4-Jun-2014 20:28
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bradstewart: Very disappointed at the lack of an ANE2 update. It's been available everywhere for a month now.


Have you got this update now. I got it tonight, had to prompt the phone to check for updates, but is was available, about 100MB.

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  # 1059649 5-Jun-2014 10:34
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n95: So despite being in stock (online) ordered and paid on Queens Birthday weekend, come Tuesday I get a call from the warehouse  saying they have sold out of Vodafone S5's. 

They have offered me a 2 degrees one instead. Can anyone tell me if it will work the same on Vodafone? What about updates, are these pushed out by the carrier? Will it work out of the box on the Vodafone 4G network?

n95: $839 at the Warehouse http://search.thewarehouse.co.nz/search?w=s5&asug= 


Below is the response from Vodafone technical support:

"As long as the phone in not locked to the 2 degrees network, it will work on our network. ( You will need to confirm this with 2 degrees ).

For the phone to work with 4G, we will have to manually configure the handset to the network. It is not guaranteed that it will work.

The best thing to do will be, to contact one of our Vodafone store and get the handset tested with a Vodafone sim. Through this we will get a confirmation.

In regards to the firmware updates, that's not support my the network as it comes from the manufacture. So you should still receive the updates."

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