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Feb. 22, 2017 @ 3:25p
posted: Feb. 22, 2017 @ 8:04a
Seems like a good deal for the S7E. The phone is about a year old now, though, and T-Mobile is really bad with updates. Some initial searching around indicates that it is possible to flash the US unlocked firmware (G935U) onto this version (G935T) but I have no idea if it actually works. That being said I am tempted to pull the trigger on this.
Edit: Turns out that Samsung has seemingly abandoned the US unlocked version (G935U) so that's a no-go.
yowhatup said: Do you have to signup for service with T-Mobile or can you go to a MVNO like Ting? How do you get it unlocked?
You may be able to use a third-party unlock service, but T-Mobile's policy is that the phone needs to be active on a T-Mobile line for 40 days, even if you pay in full (which is ridiculous, but there's nothing that can be done about it).
pizzatriangle said: I have the s7e and for what it's worth I just got the 7.0 update like 3 days ago or so. Yeah, I read that, but honestly it isn't very encouraging. 7.0 was released in August of last year. That is SIX MONTHS ago. I was burned last time when I bought a T-Mobile Note 3 which was updated for less than 18 months; I don't even know why I'm considering this now that I think about it...
I have the S7 Edge, and don't recommend it. I tested it out in the store when it first came out, and thought it looked really nice. But after using it a while, I feel the sides are WAY too sensitive (mis-detects all the time) and I am not aware of any way to change the sensitivity. A case will probably help, but I don't like making the phone thicker. Be sure to test it thoroughly before you pull the trigger.
davidthefwer said: I have the S7 Edge, and don't recommend it. I tested it out in the store when it first came out, and thought it looked really nice. But after using it a while, I feel the sides are WAY too sensitive (mis-detects all the time) and I am not aware of any way to change the sensitivity. A case will probably help, but I don't like making the phone thicker. Be sure to test it thoroughly before you pull the trigger. You can turn the edges off if you dont like them. I dont use the edges either but did not buy the regular because the edge is a 5.4 inch phone while the regular is 5.1 inch phone.
The phone is AMAZING. Outstanding screen, camera and super smooth. I have had not a single issue apart from the screen breaking when the phone fell. Even iphone lovers (relatives) wowed at the phone.
Highly recommend the phone if it does not have carrier crap on it.
For "Speed" reference, I have the S7E on AT&T, and got the 7.0 update yesterday; Verizon reportedly doesn't have it yet. Bottom line, if you want instant updates, get a Pixel. Otherwise, you wait. That said, I've been a LOT happier with turnaround times and security updates on the S7 than any previous non-iDevice I've owned.
jderek22 said: I also recommend the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I have always had an iPhone since they first came out. I will never go back! So much more you can do with the S7 Edge. Can you recommend a good case and screen protector for S7 Edge?
DirtCheap said: jderek22 said: I also recommend the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I have always had an iPhone since they first came out. I will never go back! So much more you can do with the S7 Edge. Can you recommend a good case and screen protector for S7 Edge? I don't have one. My phone had the back cover. I dropped the phone sideway, the edge hit the concrete surface. The glass screen cracked even with the back case cover. Either buy a very well protect to cover the front, or do not drop the phone sideway.
Good price and beautiful device, very tempting! But knowing the new S8 is gonna come with a USB-C port and the a newly designed iPhone 8 is coming in a few months, I just can't commit to this S7. I am guessing we will see the price again later this year when they are trying to clear the inventory.
musafir said: To get 11.2% back, you need to be on TMobile One. To get LG Promotion, you could be on any plan. btw, LG promotion is extended till March 02 now. https://lgrebates.com/LG-t-mobile-valentines-gift for 11.2 % back, as i quoted before that. you have to meet 2 conditions. BOTH on Unlimited One Plan & on an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP).
docjoo said: Anyone know if this deal is available at Costco Mobile kiosk? I looked in the current coupon booklet and found the S7 has a $225 Costco gc with purchase via TMo payment plan. Not sure what the phone price is. I'd rather buy it from Costco kiosk as well. At least at the local Costco, their kiosk people are knowledgeable and helpful. expires today
jeffmd said: You know im beggining to think fatwallets front page is the biggest waste. I see so many deals like these that expire JUST as it hits the front page. It was ALL OVER the internet yesterday. Just bookmark androidpolice.com or something and check regularly. Pretty hard to miss this deal if you had internet access yesterday (I picked up the V20).
microkelvin said: magnafides said: I ended up going with the V20 (purchased in-store), which is also included in this deal. There's a promotion (ends) today where you get a free LG projector if you buy it: https://www.lgrebates.com/LG-t-mobile-Valentines-Gift And, another promotion that refunds you back 11.2% of the retail price if you're on T-Mobile One: https://explore.t-mobile.com/device-deals-and-offers All new and existing customers with an active T-MobileONE plan who purchase a smartphone on an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP) during the promotional period Yep. I was going to pay the full $360 at once yesterday (V20) but there is really no reason to. I'm going to wait until the 11.2% gift card comes back and the projector arrives, then pay the EIP balance. It's the same $360 any way you pay it.
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