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  Reply # 1647199 7-Oct-2016 11:54
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Kopkiwi:

 

 

 

Not a great year for Samsung is it.

 

 

No, not at all. My wifes S6+ also had its main board fail within 2 months of purchase. Some firmware issue and a CRC check error or something from memory.


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  Reply # 1647207 7-Oct-2016 11:57
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Touch wood my S7 Edge is all good.





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  Reply # 1647259 7-Oct-2016 13:14
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Kopkiwi:

 

redwingNZ:

 

 

My S7E has developed a nicely coloured line of pixels vertically across my screen. Lightly pressing the screen at the top of the line can make it sometimes disappear, but mostly just change colour. Anyone else heard of something like this?

 

I'm hoping to have time to take it into the store tomorrow and see what the warranty covers....

 

 

Yip, mines doing the same. Nice pink line, that can break apart a little at times to a few pixels wide.  This will be my second screen as the first one went haywire too.  

 

Currently on top of the pink line I also have bad a proximity sensor (same location?) that is causing many calls to go on hold (thats where the hold button is when you have it to your ear) if you dont press power once answering/calling.

 

Also the flip LED wallet cover is the second to go bad... so thats going back as well.

 

 

 

 

Not a great year for Samsung is it.

 

 

I dunno, their share price, having just hit a new high, seems pretty happy

 


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  Reply # 1647277 7-Oct-2016 13:26
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redwingNZ:

 

Kopkiwi:

 

 

 

Not a great year for Samsung is it.

 

 

No, not at all. My wifes S6+ also had its main board fail within 2 months of purchase. Some firmware issue and a CRC check error or something from memory.

 

Damn, i've never had any of my Samsung hardware fail (all of the Galaxy Sx line)... until now. I took it down to the store at lunch and the damn line wasn't even visible... had to give the screen a solid push to make it appear and the guy seemed pretty unimpressed... Time will tell.


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  Reply # 1648848 11-Oct-2016 00:29
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I joined the S7 owners club today. Got the dual SIM version from expert infotech. So far so good.

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  Reply # 1648868 11-Oct-2016 06:48
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1eStar: I joined the S7 owners club today. Got the dual SIM version from expert infotech. So far so good.

 

 

 

It's a shame you cannot get that version from the carriers here. I've belatedly noticed that they (VF in particular) actually offer a very limited range of handsets.






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  Reply # 1648877 11-Oct-2016 07:55
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Geektastic:

1eStar: I joined the S7 owners club today. Got the dual SIM version from expert infotech. So far so good.


 


It's a shame you cannot get that version from the carriers here. I've belatedly noticed that they (VF in particular) actually offer a very limited range of handsets.



Well yes the New Zealand population is so big with many many millions of people

I am sure VF offers the widest range of handsets in NZ




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  Reply # 1649049 11-Oct-2016 11:28
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1eStar: I joined the S7 owners club today. Got the dual SIM version from expert infotech. So far so good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's a shame you cannot get that version from the carriers here. I've belatedly noticed that they (VF in particular) actually offer a very limited range of handsets.

 



Well yes the New Zealand population is so big with many many millions of people

I am sure VF offers the widest range of handsets in NZ

 

 

 

Really? iPhone, Samsung, Huawai. A couple of Sony's and some other things no one has ever heard of.  Not exactly a cornucopia of choice....






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  Reply # 1649064 11-Oct-2016 11:49
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Geektastic:

 

Really? iPhone, Samsung, Huawai. A couple of Sony's and some other things no one has ever heard of.  Not exactly a cornucopia of choice....

 

 

 

 

Including the largely-unbeatable Vodafone Smart range, yes, Voda has a more robust range of handsets than Spark or 2degrees. The telcos here are fundamentally limited in what they can/will range due to the need to work with local vendors + large minimum order quantities + requirements for support/marketing funds/network testing/et cetera. Everything needs to fill a specific niche. No-one wants to be stuck with obsolete stock that needs to be written down.

 

Dual SIM, for example, isn't touched by any of the telcos for reasonably reasonable reasons: It's not in their best interests to subsidise hardware that undermines their business model.

 

I'd love to see more range in NZ, which is why I now work on bringing the right SKUs in for PB. Multiretail channels have significantly more freedom of choice than telcos do.

 

It's an interesting market. What would you like to see here that the telcos don't currently have - and other than for curiosity's sake, would you expect it to sell?





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  Reply # 1649070 11-Oct-2016 11:59
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

 

 

Really? iPhone, Samsung, Huawai. A couple of Sony's and some other things no one has ever heard of.  Not exactly a cornucopia of choice....

 

 

 

 

Given that Samsung, Apple and Huawei are the top three vendors with nearly 50% of the market it makes sense that they  would feature most. If folks want a fringe product there is a lot of sellers of these available to the NZ

 

market.





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  Reply # 1649123 11-Oct-2016 12:42
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Can we stay on topic please folks?

Cheers and thanks!




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1649591 12-Oct-2016 09:13
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So now that the note 7 is dead the s7 and s7 edge should come back into focus and lets hope it means more resource into updating our phones with the newer note7 AOD and interface and update to android N :)


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  Reply # 1649688 12-Oct-2016 11:52
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tripp:

 

So now that the note 7 is dead the s7 and s7 edge should come back into focus and lets hope it means more resource into updating our phones with the newer note7 AOD and interface and update to android N :)

 

I admire your optimism.


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  Reply # 1650164 13-Oct-2016 10:17
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Odd question.

 

I moved from an iPhone to a Note7 (but thats another story) so now an S7edge.

 

 

 

My question is this: When i am typing, the predictive engine seems to have gone through my gmail account and collected all the email addresses and uses these as suggestions. I guess for most this would not be an issue. However I run a busy online business and we get a lot of emails, over 100,000 customers in out database so I am getting email suggestions and replacements nearly every time I am using the keyboard.

 

 

 

Can I make it 'forget' all email addresses in one magical setting somewhere?  


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  Reply # 1650165 13-Oct-2016 10:24
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Sancho:

Odd question.


I moved from an iPhone to a Note7 (but thats another story) so now an S7edge.


 


My question is this: When i am typing, the predictive engine seems to have gone through my gmail account and collected all the email addresses and uses these as suggestions. I guess for most this would not be an issue. However I run a busy online business and we get a lot of emails, over 100,000 customers in out database so I am getting email suggestions and replacements nearly every time I am using the keyboard.


 


Can I make it 'forget' all email addresses in one magical setting somewhere?  



I presume you are using the Samsung keyboard? If you hit the settings button (gear symbol) there is a link to contacts toggle?

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