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    Any idea what date the Samsung Galaxy S8's will be physically available in Calgary? I've heard different dates from April 17th to April 28th.

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    When I went into the store to reserve mine, I was told 17th for preorders. If you didnt then it'll be available in stores April 21-22

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    I was told "as early as April 17th" but likely the 20th. THis is the BOW valley rogers

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    Our office supplier told us next week, but they weren't 100% firm on a date. A ton of people put in orders so who knows.

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    Rogers #2 here.
    Crossing my fingers for mid next week

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    Probably going to order mine this week for the S8+, but contemplating whether I should switch to Fido (from Telus) while I'm at it. Fido is $10/cheaper for double the data and similar device price.

    I had no idea my Telus plan from just 1.5 years ago was already out-dated. $85 for unlimited local + 2GB. In order to qualify for the device upgrade price I need to change to a plan that's $105/month for the exact same data/minutes. Seems kind of silly

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    Originally posted by RX_EVOLV
    Fido is $10/cheaper for double the data and similar device price......
    In order to qualify for the device upgrade price I need to change to a plan that's $105/month for the exact same data/minutes. Seems kind of silly
    Sounds like a no-brainier to me - cheaper with double the data. Telus plans were horrid when I was shopping around December. Ended up staying with Fido on a promo plan for $60/mo, unlimited everything else within Canada, unlimited text to USA, 6GB data, and 1000 international minutes. I always bring my own phone so the plans are way better.

    Most companies are playing the same game now though - they simply take the cost of your phone discount divided by contract months and add it on top of your base contract. That's why you see so many outrageous $90-100/mo contracts these days, because people want $1200 phones for $200. That same plan with a cheaper phone would be $60/mo or whatever. Nobody gets a deal anymore, it's simply a matter of if you want to pay upfront or over time.
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    I was also told the 17th-18th for mine- Bell


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    Heard, they will start monthly patching on Samsung devices but I assume if you get it from telco, they will cock block that still?

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    Originally posted by Xtrema
    Heard, they will start monthly patching on Samsung devices but I assume if you get it from telco, they will cock block that still?
    The telco's can block whatever they want, but you can always still patch it yourself if you're so inclined.

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    Originally posted by Xtrema
    Heard, they will start monthly patching on Samsung devices but I assume if you get it from telco, they will cock block that still?
    Probably. On my S6/7 I get quarterly security patches instead of monthly

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    Originally posted by schocker

    Probably. On my S6/7 I get quarterly security patches instead of monthly
    Same. Nougat came out half a year ago. Just got it the other day.


    Is the S8 really that big of a jump from S7? Not thinking I'm upgrading yet.

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    Originally posted by mr2mike


    Same. Nougat came out half a year ago. Just got it the other day.


    Is the S8 really that big of a jump from S7? Not thinking I'm upgrading yet.
    The S8 is more of an upgrade to the S7 than the S6 to S7 was. Pretty solid upgrade this time around. If you have an S7 already though, it's already so good that I wouldn't get the S8 unless you really want/need it.

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    Last one I went S3 to S7 so that's why I felt S7 to S8 is like trading your Civic LX in for a Civic SE.

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    Originally posted by mr2mike
    Last one I went S3 to S7 so that's why I felt S7 to S8 is like trading your Civic LX in for a Civic SE.
    If you managed to hold out from S3 -- S7 I definitely wouldn't upgrade haha.

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    Agree. Probably not worth upgrading from S7 to S8.

    i'm upgrading from a S6Edge+ to the S8+, mostly because stupid me I only got the 32GB version (too impatient), and the S6Edge doesn't have a SD slot.

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    I saw the reservation notice come up on my account for the S8, but I decided to pass. I am putting my foot down on buying any new Samsung phones.

    I picked up an S7 for my wife about a year ago, and like all Saumsungs, the first couple of months are great. Amazing speed, amazing photos, amazing connectivity... etc. Once the honeymoon period is over and the updates start, and it turns into a glitchy piece of shit that won't last more than about 4 hours without killing the battery. My wife is already looking at different phones to replace hers.

    Meanwhile my S4 is nearly unusable at this point, every-time I unlock the screen I get a bunch of error messages that I have to click through. It stopped syncing up properly with my GearS2 watch about 2 months ago.

    I swear that Samsung updates are designed to make your phone slow down, glitch up, stop the camera from focusing properly, and kill the battery faster and faster... all so you will get fed up and buy a new one.

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    Originally posted by Sugarphreak


    I picked up an S7 for my wife about a year ago, and like all Saumsungs, the first couple of months are great. Amazing speed, amazing photos, amazing connectivity... etc. Once the honeymoon period is over and the updates start, and it turns into a glitchy piece of shit that won't last more than about 4 hours without killing the battery. My wife is already looking at different phones to replace hers.

    Meanwhile my S4 is nearly unusable at this point, every-time I unlock the screen I get a bunch of error messages that I have to click through. It stopped syncing up properly with my GearS2 watch about 2 months ago.

    The S4 is getting pretty old, but that is not typical behavior for the S7 at all. We have 2 in the family and a bunch at work, none behave like you describe - something else is going on. My GS6 is 2 years old now and has only gotten faster with better battery life with the updates - zero issues with it. My mom, brother, and GF are also still rocking GS6's and none have any of the above issues after ~2 years of rough use. If you have 4hr battery life without a misbehaving app obviously being the culprit, you should be going after a warranty replacement. Not quite as old as your S4 but a few guys at work just replaced their GS5's, and they worked perfectly up until they decided to order a 7/8.

    If you're actually having those issues, they are definitely not normal and you should get the phone replaced under warranty.
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    Originally posted by Mitsu3000gt


    The S4 is getting pretty old, but that is not typical behavior for the S7 at all. We have 2 in the family and a bunch at work, none behave like you describe - something else is going on. My GS6 is 2 years old now and has only gotten faster with better battery life with the updates - zero issues with it. My mom, brother, and GF are also still rocking GS6's and none have any of the above issues after ~2 years of rough use. If you have 4hr battery life without a misbehaving app obviously being the culprit, you should be going after a warranty replacement. Not quite as old as your S4 but a few guys at work just replaced their GS5's, and they worked perfectly up until they decided to order a 7/8.

    If you're actually having those issues, they are definitely not normal and you should get the phone replaced under warranty.
    The S4 is dated, but for what I need a phone for it works just fine (or it did). I had actually replaced the battery in it at the end of last year. Within a month, it was back to having crappy life again. My Brother actually has the same phone, his is just as glitchy as mine and he also blames the recent updates.

    I've been talking to my coworkers with newer Samsung phones as well about their experiences, basically they are all experiencing all the same issues we are.

    I am just fed up at this point. This is characteristic of Samsung in my opinion. I have an 8000 series 3D Samsung TV, and half the fucking apps don't even work on it anymore. They pulled all of my 3D content, their forced version of Netflix doesn't even work most of the time, and even though it has a camera on the top, there isn't a single app offered that allows you to video conference. So annoying, for a high end TV it is sure a piece of shit.

    By comparison, last year I had somebody swipe my phone and had to use my old BB Bold for a few weeks while I looked for another one. Despite being absurdly outdated with more than 5 years of use on it, it worked perfectly. No glitches at all, it automatically synced up with my e-mails better than my S4, had minimal data usage, and the battery lasted for a couple of days at a time.

    Me and Samsung are breaking up

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    Fair enough, sounds like you've had some unusually bad luck with the brand in general. I've had similar experiences with other brands and I can see how it leaves a bad taste.

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