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Apprentice

Hello everyone, I have been having a nightmare of a time trying to upgrade through the "Samsung upgrade program"

I decided in Feb.2018 to buy/finance the Note 8 unlocked in the midnight blue color and opted in to the Samsung upgrade program. (Screenshot to prove order) as the dates got closer and closer to Feb 2019 i was checking on the upgrade page my eligibility...I noticed it said 11 days left until upgrade qualifying and then 10 days left until upgrade qualification. Then it disappeared early feb.2019. Its now April.2019 and it says " you do not have a device that qualifys.

1. I financed through Samsung got a approved and I am almost done paying off the phone (I have 400$ left on it as of today)(over 800$ in available credit) on time payments and account good standing

2. I am passed the 365 days. I actually have owned the phone for 430 days.

3. The note 8 is in perfect condition HARDLY any wear and tear extremely minor no cracks or anything.

 

Now I've met all the requirements, have read all the terms and conditions even the fine print no one reads. I have done everything!

 

I have called Samsung about 20 times, I have chatted I have sent emails and all they said is we will get back to you we understand you cannot see a upgrade option. I've been waiting and waiting and waiting since February. I've missed on on upgrading to the S10+ in which I missed promotions. I was going to get the newest phone pay off the balance before the note 10 came out and just upgrade then. Samsung is losing me slowly I mean all I want to do is spend my money with Samsung. What should I do? Does anyone have any leads ? Number or email? At one point and time someone even said we are sorry the supervisor dont want to talk to you because you have no case number. 

 

Thanks for the discussion I'll be happy to answer any questions

 

 

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Apprentice

I am having the same problem.  Did you get a reponse.  I am about to make a Small Claims court n the UK but the cannot find a name of any senior manager in the UK to address the small claim too!  Any help on that is appreciated!

Apprentice
Keep calling and emailing them they will eventually do it. Took a few months but I got it
Apprentice

Thanks ... I am into month 8 of writing.  As much as I think the Samsumg phones are better than iPhones, this is really putting me off Samsung.  Will try one more and then switch to a worse phone that comes with a lot less stress.

Apprentice
WOW I waited about 3 months but I kept emailing back to their emails that said they were looking into and eventually I kept replying saying I'm still waiting and that you guys are driving me away and eventually they got it
Observer

I have a similar problem - trying to upgrade from Note 9 to 10 - but after Samsung themselves told me to cancel the order as they couldn't add Care+ (which wasn't offered at the time as part of the upgrade) - Now I can't upgrade with a "sorry for the inconvenience, please try again" 

 

I've never seen worse customer service in my life - I'm giving them 1 more week and even though I love the phone their customer service is beyond terrible.

Apprentice
The support centre people in the Philippines are nice people but no empowered. I have submitted my legal action and Sumsung have responded by appointing a law firm who have asked for evidence of my claim. I have all emails. The target date for resolution is mid October, 10 months after the upgrade was due. With hindsight, I think I should have stopped paying my premiums as I think Samsumg would have been in touch then! Hey ho
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