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Samsung UK Giving Free Galaxy S Android Phones to Unhappy iPhone 4 Users

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 33 comments

Hmm, stay with Apple and get a free case or make nice with Samsung and get a free Galaxy S? Tough one.

So you bought an iPhone 4 and you're not happy with your purchase. Well, if you're lucky, Samsung UK might give you a free Galaxy S, complete with Android 2.1, a 4-inch (480x800) AMOLED display, a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird CPU, a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus (and the ability to shoot video in 720p at 30fps), up to 32GB of storage via MicroSD and Swype pre-installed.

The company has been responding to miserable iPhone 4 users on Twitter with sunny tweets offering a free, unlocked Galaxy S as a replacement. You don't have to fill in any forms or send in your iPhone 4, you just have to PM them your address and they'll stick your phone in the post.

Samsung says it only has a few left to give away, but judging by the company's Twitter feed, it's given away quite a few already. As if there was any doubt that this is Samsung taking advantage of the bad press about iPhone 4's antenna, the company tweeted at one lucky iPhone user and said the phone had been getting great reception.

An official statement from Samsung (via Wired UK) reads:

"Recently there has been a real increase in online activity from consumers dissatisfied with some of our competitors’ products. We decided to contact a cross section of individuals to offer them a free Samsung Galaxy S as a replacement, as we’re confident that once people have the phone in their hands, they’ll see how impressive it is for themselves."

If that doesn't give you a Friday feeling, nothing will.

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    Abrahm , July 23, 2010 9:03 PM
    ehanger^^ Haters gonna hate ^^

    Tollers gonna troll?
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    dasper , July 23, 2010 8:58 PM
    I hope this marketing strategy works in their favor. Oh wait, this is UK news.... I hope it works in their favour.
  • 26 Hide
    N.Broekhuijsen , July 23, 2010 9:22 PM
    ehangerApple user 4 life!
    That is not something to be proud about kid!
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  • 30 Hide
    dasper , July 23, 2010 8:58 PM
    I hope this marketing strategy works in their favor. Oh wait, this is UK news.... I hope it works in their favour.
  • 33 Hide
    Abrahm , July 23, 2010 9:03 PM
    ehanger^^ Haters gonna hate ^^

    Tollers gonna troll?
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    blurr91 , July 23, 2010 9:07 PM
    A "phone for clunker" program? And you even get to keep your clunker.
  • 26 Hide
    N.Broekhuijsen , July 23, 2010 9:22 PM
    ehangerApple user 4 life!
    That is not something to be proud about kid!
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    Glorian , July 23, 2010 9:26 PM
    That's pretty cool, my bro just got the Galaxy S to replace his iPhone 3g. This phone is awesome, I really like some of the apps he has and the video quality is great of the stuff he shot today. It's an all round snappy little phone. These lucky customers will not be disappointed.
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    nielnield , July 23, 2010 9:26 PM
    "You don't have to fill in any forms or send in your iPhone 4, you just have to PM them your address and they'll stick your phone in the post"

    0o
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    ares1214 , July 23, 2010 9:34 PM
    I dont have an Iphone, nor live in Europe, but can i get a free Galaxy S? :D 
  • 21 Hide
    waylander , July 23, 2010 9:37 PM
    PeerpresureRidiculous. Samsung doesn't now how to sell its Galaxy S so they give it free. Someone who does this exchange will clearly understand why the iPhone is much better.


    Ummm, if you can't use it as a phone due to reception issues then how good is it???
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    back_by_demand , July 23, 2010 9:38 PM
    PeerpresureRidiculous. Samsung doesn't now how to sell its Galaxy S so they give it free. Someone who does this exchange will clearly understand why the iPhone is much better.

    Because crappy reception because you're "holding it wrong" makes it better?
    Riiiiight........
    After what Apple has deliberately done to nearly 2 million iPhone buyers some people would swap their iPhones for a dog-turd because at least it doesn't pretend not to be crap when it is.
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    pojih , July 23, 2010 9:39 PM
    PeerpresureRidiculous. Samsung doesn't now how to sell its Galaxy S so they give it free. Someone who does this exchange will clearly understand why the iPhone is much better.


    Minus the ability to own a fully functional phone with a fully functional antennae?

    And just because other companies don't spend as much on advertising as Apple... well, thats why you pay so much for your Apple products.
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    hakesterman , July 23, 2010 10:31 PM
    I don't feel one bit sorry for these people who dropped everything and ran to get in line for an Iphone4. They got ripped off when they payed for it
    and now they can't even get their phone fixed. Deserves them right for sleeping in Apples bed.
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    rbarone69 , July 23, 2010 10:58 PM
    What's worse.. Vista or the iPhone?
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    grid12 , July 23, 2010 11:04 PM
    That is a awesome promotion, it is rare to see a trade promotion for cellphones.
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    orionantares , July 23, 2010 11:05 PM
    PeerpresureRidiculous. Samsung doesn't now how to sell its Galaxy S so they give it free. Someone who does this exchange will clearly understand why the iPhone is much better.


    The metal/glass exterior makes it break through windows better when you throw it out one from frustration?
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    peterkidd , July 24, 2010 12:00 AM
    The Galaxy S is a fantastic phone! I got one a couple days ago and it is awesome. I loved my Ipod touch I have, and this thing does everything it did and more. Another point for a more free software environment!
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    house70 , July 24, 2010 12:40 AM
    peterkiddThe Galaxy S is a fantastic phone! I got one a couple days ago and it is awesome. I loved my Ipod touch I have, and this thing does everything it did and more. Another point for a more free software environment!

    forgot to mention that their phone is not eFused and has an unlocked bootloader.
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    house70 , July 24, 2010 12:43 AM
    already a custom rom at Modaco and instructions about rooting it.
    Comes in t-mob or ATT flavors.
    only thing... too bad I dont live in UK.
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