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Canadian Gets Free Personalized Galaxy S III from Samsung

By - Source: Reddit | B 25 comments

One Samsung fan gets his own specially customized Galaxy S III several months after asking for a free phone on Facebook.

If you're a Redditor, you might remember Shane Bennett's request for a free Galaxy S III from Samsung. Shane posted a polite comment on Samsung Canada's Facebook page asking for a free Galaxy S III. A longtime Samsung customer, Shane listed the Samsung products he already owned (and had purchased in the past) and asked for a free Galaxy S III as a reward for being so loyal to the company's brand. He also posted a picture of a dragon to go along with his request. The person running the Samsung Canada page responded that if they gave a free GSIII to everyone that asked, they'd have none left. However, as a gesture, they also included a picture of a kangaroo riding a unicycle.

The exchange was a hit on Reddit and eventually went viral. As a thank you for all the free publicity, Samsung sent its loyal customer free tickets to the GSIII launch. However, it seems the Samsung company decided to send him the phone he asked for, too. A new Reddit posting shows several photos of the phone Shane received from Samsung, which is actually a one-of-a-kind customized model featuring his dragon drawing from that first Facebook posting. Samsung included the following note with the phone:

"Dear Shane,

As a token of our appreciation for the positive media you helped us attain earlier this spring, we'd like to thank you with this very cool one-of-a-kind Samsung Galaxy S III. This is the only customized Galaxy S III in Canada, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed the watching the story of the Dragon and the Kangaroo go viral.

Many thanks,

Samsung Canada"

Not only does the phone feature a special casing (front and back), it also came in a custom box and features a special dragon wallpaper.

 

We have a feeling Shane is going to be a Samsung customer for life.

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    Ironkidz , August 29, 2012 5:43 PM
    Apple would NEVER do this for their customers.... Samsung FTW!
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    Jim_L9 , August 29, 2012 5:23 PM
    Cool story!
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    myromance123 , August 29, 2012 5:53 PM
    I have a new found respect for Samsung. Especially in their honesty when replying to Shane.
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  • 29 Hide
    Jim_L9 , August 29, 2012 5:23 PM
    Cool story!
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    aoneone , August 29, 2012 5:23 PM
    lol yeah lets see a story like this happening to at&t and or verizon huh? bahhahaha customer ratings SUCK!
  • 32 Hide
    Ironkidz , August 29, 2012 5:43 PM
    Apple would NEVER do this for their customers.... Samsung FTW!
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    eternalkp , August 29, 2012 5:45 PM
    waiting for my contract with verizon to be done in 4 months with my very slow iphone 4
    samsung galaxy s3, you will be mine
  • 23 Hide
    myromance123 , August 29, 2012 5:53 PM
    I have a new found respect for Samsung. Especially in their honesty when replying to Shane.
  • 16 Hide
    sheepsnowadays , August 29, 2012 6:04 PM
    This is one idea you know apple wouldn't patent
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    nuvon , August 29, 2012 6:56 PM
    That's very nice of Samsung! I already know comments like"Apple would never do this....." will come up even before I read the contents of this article :) 
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    zak_mckraken , August 29, 2012 7:15 PM
    That's an awesome story! They're not hiding the fact that it's almost a free publicity stunt for them, but hey, the guy got a cool customized phone! Everybody wins! :) 

    Maybe the war against Samsung and Apple will switch to a new front, one that will actually benefit customers instead of alienating them...
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    Kami3k , August 29, 2012 7:57 PM
    IronkidzApple would NEVER do this for their customers.... Samsung FTW!


    Appple would, for double the price of a retail phone and even then it would just be the case.
  • 18 Hide
    dauntekong , August 29, 2012 7:59 PM
    Eat your heart out Apple, oh wait.... they dont have a heart.
  • 17 Hide
    ddpruitt , August 29, 2012 8:01 PM
    Samsung's right, you don't win customer's in court battles.

    Cool
  • 11 Hide
    math1337 , August 29, 2012 8:40 PM
    Samsung should release these to the general public. I would totally get a special dragon SGS3.
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    hotroderx , August 29, 2012 8:50 PM
    I gotta admit this is a very cool story.


    That RAWR edition phone is awesome gotta say that make me take a 2nd 3rd 4th look at the S3 as my next phone if it was available to the public.
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    daysyang , August 29, 2012 11:28 PM
    awesome
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    c4v3man , August 29, 2012 11:34 PM
    Chinese copy of the rear battery cover on Ebay in 5.4.3.2.1...

    Pretty sweet... that box would be on my desk at work permanently...
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    house70 , August 29, 2012 11:53 PM
    Great move on Samsung's part. That's showing class...
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    vern72 , August 30, 2012 12:03 AM
    That's a great story but don't you have to be at least 13 years old to be on Facebook?
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    belardo , August 30, 2012 12:12 AM
    Very cool of Samasung to do this.
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    belardo , August 30, 2012 1:16 AM
    I'm guessing this guy pissed his pants when he opened the package and the box the phone came in.

    Would loved to have seen that. :) 
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    beayn , August 30, 2012 1:32 AM
    Incoming Apple lawsuit. I'm sure they have the patent for a "customized drawing or photo on the outer casing".
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