[AusNOG] [off-topic] Samsung Galaxy S
vk6ksj at westnet.com.au
Wed Dec 29 20:03:28 EST 2010
Hahaa, I'm on two year contract with the Galaxy S, I can't just throw it
out, even though I'd love to. I read Andrew Fort's email, I found the
only spot in the house with good enough reception for data connection (I
-think- it's the best spot..but the signal meter on this phone isn't
reliable anymore) and downloading ROM Manager, then I'll try step 2 and
fingers crossed that works 'cause it's gunna suck if I'm contracted to
this phone for another year and nine months :S
My VirginMobile plan is good but this phone sux balls!
So why'd I get one? well, my old Nokia was dying, needed a replacement,
thought I'd give smartphones a go since it allows me to check weather
radar and stuff when I'm storm chasing, didn't want an iPhone, figured
I'd try the Samsung... and my old Nokia got stolen about a month after I
got the Samsung.
I've been using Nokia for the last eight years, first time I've used
Samsung hasn't left a good taste in my mouth!
On 29/12/10 17:36, Darren Moss wrote:
> Yep, that looks just like mine.
> Go buy one and junk the other thing.
> Spend less time getting the thing to work and more time actually using it.
> Sounds like an ad.
> Darren Moss
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> Australia and New Zealand
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net [mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Kai
> Sent: Wednesday, 29 December 2010 8:33 PM
> To: ausnog at ausnog.net
> Subject: Re: [AusNOG] [off-topic] Samsung Galaxy S
> Hey Darren,
> Hahahaaa, for some reason I was expecting at least some reassuring
> feedback that there's a fix for all this. In all the browsing I've done
> in the last month I can't find one reliable resolution for this bloody
> I don't wanna jailbreak/root it, that'll void the warranty, I'm tempted
> to ask Virgin for an exchange with Nokia N8 or maybe HTC but the
> likelihood they'll actually exchange it is 0, none or bugger all.
> My Kies CD and Samsung data cable got stolen when my car got broken into
> in Darwin, I've been trying to get the phone to behave itself on
> Bluetooth but either the machine doesn't want to talk to the phone or
> vice versa 'cause they can see each other, but they can't pair and Kies
> tells me there are no Bluetooth devices available. FFS. Anyway, I'm back
> in Broome and managed to find the USB cable that fits the Samsung,
> downloaded and installed Kies, backed up, upgraded firmware....but yep,
> still crashes randomly, email doesn't know if it's coming or going, and
> recently it says it can't send sms until a service is available even
> though I have four signal bars displaying. Keh?
> I think I've got a snowflakes chance in hell to get a replacement,
> Virgin customer service staff are 99% outsourced, and with no offence to
> outsourced staff, if it's not in their script they don't know what to do
> so I end up on hold for ages, like I did last weekend.
> I used my cousins Nokia N8 on the weekend, it looked ok but then again
> anything would look ok compared to the Galaxy S. That said, I asked on
> another mailing list and one user replied she's got hers last month and
> she loves it, hehe, lucky her, mine sux!
> You like the BB Torch9800?
> It has a REAL keypad, I like it already :P what are the screen dimensions?
> On 29/12/10 17:13, Darren Moss wrote:
>> Hey Kai,
>> If I had a dollar for every complaint we've received regarding the Samsung Galaxy phone......
>> We've had a few of these connected up on our Hosted Exchange platform and the customers have the same complaints:
>> 1. Poor battery life (number 1 problem - lucky to get 8 hours)
>> 2. Crashing and hanging
>> 3. Phone restarts at random
>> 4. Slow to pick up mail (even when in push mode)
>> We fixed some with Voda via firmware upgrade, but the bottom line was they were just too painful.
>> There were too many "issues" and we couldn't get any real information from the telco or the vendor - similar to the old Nokia e75 handsets which were a disaster.
>> I thought that the handset could not possibly be that bad, so I bought one in November. It's sitting in a box at my Melbourne office after 1 week of use. Even the staff didn't want it after hearing my complaining.
>> Now I have a BB Torch - the best handset I have ever owned without a doubt (upgraded from BB Bold). It actually works, is fast and reliable.
>> Darren Moss
>> General Manager
>> Australia and New Zealand
>> em3 People and Technology, Managed Technology Experts.
>> [p] 1300 131 083 extension 105 [f] 03 9017 2287
>> [e] Darren.Moss at em3.com.au [w] www.em3.com.au
>> PO Box 2333, Moorabbin VIC 3189
>> New Zealand Airedale Street, Auckland City
>> [p] 0800 888 285 [f] 09 887 0273
>> PO Box 39573, Howick 2045
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net [mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Kai
>> Sent: Wednesday, 29 December 2010 8:02 PM
>> To: ausnog at ausnog.net
>> Subject: [AusNOG] [off-topic] Samsung Galaxy S
>> Hi guys and girls,
>> I hope you all had a great Christmas, I did! No prezzies, well no
>> conventional prezzies, I had time with my family/friends for Christmas,
>> that's all I wanted! :)
>> Sorry for the off-topic post, I wanted to ask everyone's valued opinions
>> but feel free to reply off list with feedback.
>> Last Monday Broome's Optus repeater had issues and they had to get parts
>> up from Perth (thanks to Chris Brown for the info), coincidentally
>> that's also when my Samsung decided to play silly buggers. I initially
>> thought there may be issues with Optus Broome repeater here because I
>> have fluctuating signal strength meter readings when standing under the
>> Optus repeater here, but, overall, the most annoying thing is random
>> black screens and general slow performance.
>> Similar to the trouble this lady is having:
>> Problems are intermittant enough to be annoying, ie I can't reproduce on
>> cue but my phone is less than three months old, I expect it to work. I
>> backed up my contacts and did a firmware upgrade last week, still
>> doesn't work properley.
>> Anyone got similar issues?
>> In case anyone does have similar issues my details are:
>> Model GT-I9000
>> Firmware 2.2
>> Baseband version: I9000DTJP3
>> Kernel: 184.108.40.206
>> Build: FROYO.DTJP5
>> I am with VirginMobile, they use Optus mobile network.
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