Having read reports of poor service from Samsung I was worried sending mine back when the glue holding the back on started to allow it to partially open. It was collected quickly and I handed it to the courier in its original box. Just 6 days later I was delighted to have the phone returned - until that is I opened the parcel. Inside I found not the original box I had returned it in but a cheap cloth bag with the phone inside. They had re-fixed the back (the ONLY problem reported) but had additionally;- 1) Removed the screen protector when they had no reason to do anything to the screen 2) covered the back of the phone in what looks like glue residue which appears difficult to remove 3) Updated the already up to date operating system 4) In the process they had factory reset the phone - which led me to a lot of extra work restoring from back up followed by re-configuring several apps where the settings had not for some reason been saved. I immediately wrote to support complaining about these issues thinking that, at the very least, they would apologise and give some advice about how to remove the glue residue without damaging the back - I also asked if they could return my box or send me a replacment as this affects resale value later. All I have received from them is an email acknowledging that I am unhappy saying that they appreciate feedback. They didnt attempt to explain anything or even advise on what to use to remove the glue residue - they simply advised me that I could escalate the matter by making a formal complaint by post. It seems very defensive to me that they jump straight to the complaint system without any attempt to discuss my concerns. I did reply to their email but have not received anything further from them. With just a little care they would have been receiving praise from a satisfied customer instead this has left a sour taste
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my phone was picked up on Tuesday for return to Samsung for repair under warranty - the rear glass plate is coming unstuck along one edge - also not sure if this has been caused by any parts inside expanding - such as battery. I am hoping for a return or replacement which was estimated as 7 days - is there any chance that I am likely to be without a phone for much longer than that? I dont have a phone I can use (my note edge takes a larger sim) whilst I can manage without for a week by using skype if it is going to take longer I will need to get a new sim to put in my note edge?
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