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Mobile Phone Not Working
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Rating: 1/51

CINCINNATI, OHIO -- I bought this phone at Target for my wife six months ago. The phone worked for about three weeks & went dead. All attempts at charging failed. Since I have the exact same phone, took battery out & replaced in my wife's phone, same thing. I have sent this phone twice to the repair station in Texas & it comes back with the same problem. This is a lemon phone & they will not replace it. Samsung is stupid, they have spent hundreds of dollars to repair a $15 phone, when they could replace it & have a satisfied customer. I am going to Corp in North America to ask for a replacement phone.

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Samsung Front Loading Dryer Problems
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WARNER ROBINS, GEORGIA -- I purchased a Samsung front loading dryer Jan 2010 from Lowes. Thank goodness I purchased an extended warranty. Six months ago, the dryer quit drying the clothes. A & E repair out of College Park replaced the drying element. Just this week, the dryer would not turn on. I was told by the A & E repair man that the motor had quit this time and he was ordering a new one. This dryer is only 2 1/2 yrs. old. I would never purchase and Samsung or any kind of front loader. This should not be happening with a dryer that is a little over 2 yrs. old.

The other bad news is, A&E who is the repair company orders the part and has it sent to your home and then he said he could not come back before Oct 18, (10 days) to install the motor. So, I'm not pleased with the way you have to wait so long to have it repaired. By the time the new motor is put in, it will have been a little over 3 weeks for a repair to be done.

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Fridge product defect
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Rating: 2/51

REIDSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- I purchased a Samsung fridge (french doors freezer at bottom) 2 1/2 years ago. My seals in the doors both top and bottom are pulling and ripping out. I called Samsung about the problem and they said that since it was so far out of warranty that they would not pay for repairs. They will send someone out but I am responsible for the repair bill. I think this is unfair, I could see it if it was a malfunction but it is not. It is a product defect. Needless to say I will not be purchasing another Samsung product.

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Terrible Phone and Service
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SONORA, CALIFORNIA -- 6 hours after getting this phone I had to take it back to Walmart to get it replaced. The battery would not hold a charge for more than an hour. Then getting each refill became a nightmare. Customer service at Samsung was not friendly and just kept telling me to take the battery out of the phone to “reset” it. This went on for 10 months. I was charged for the time I was not able to use the phone since the reset I was told to do often didn't fix the problem and the phone was unusable.

Too many problems with the individual problems to mention on the phone itself but I will tell you I am a nurse. I go to people's homes. I used my phone three times in the last month to call 911 and the phone did its old trick and turned itself off during these calls. People's lives were in my hands and I had to get other people to call for me. NOT GOOD AT ALL. I just purchased a new cell phone. Unfortunately where I live the choices are few. I got the new ZTE Merit. I pray it does not fail me. I am not happy with the service or the phone. Walmart says they can't help. SOMEONE WILL HELP MAKE ME HAPPY.

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Samsung Customer Service
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Samsung's customer service is the worst ever!!! I will never buy another Samsung product for that reason! I have a problem with my phone and when I called they were very rude! I was explaining my situation and they kept cutting me off. They told me there was nothing they could do for me. I asked them if I could speak to a manager and they told me that they were all busy and that if a manager was ever not busy they would call me back. Really?! That was just a way to get me off the phone, so I didn't get my issue fixed and they were very rude! I have bought a lot of Samsung products in the past and I will NEVER buy another!!!

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I'm being scammed by Samsung
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ABINGDON, MARYLAND -- Hi so I thought I would post this because I am having a hard time with Samsung. I have a Samsung captivate. It is a terrible phone of course, but at least mine worked...until recently. It wouldn't make calls any more. I was told by both AT&T and Samsung that it was mandatory to get the 2.3 update (gingerbread), which totally bricked my phone during the update. Samsung told me to send it in and it would be covered since I was told to get the update by them. A week and a half later I get a bill in my inbox for more than I paid for the phone saying there was a hardware issue that was the cause of not being able to go from 2.2 to 2.3 and that it wasn't covered. I of course called to dispute this and they refuse to tell me what the hardware issue is! I couldn't believe it! The note the 3 people I got bounced around to said there was a hardware issue preventing the update from 2.2 to 2.3. How can a hardware issue prevent the software update? They wouldn't give me any more information. They said either pay or we are sending you back your dead phone. They wouldn't even put it back on 2.2. I asked to speak to a supervisor and that request was denied. They sent me to another department and that person had no other information and he too refused to let me speak to a supervisor! How can they do this? They are scamming me and I want to know what action I can take. If anyone has any advice, I would be glad to hear it. AT&T said they couldn't help me because it was an issue with Samsung.

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Samsung Health Living: Warranty Fail!
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HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY -- I am writing because I just had a bad experience with Samsung Healthy Living on trying to make a claim on a desktop blood pressure machine (BSD-3007).
This machine was purchased at Sam's Club 2 ½ - 3 years ago and came with a wrist cuff machine. I called Samsung Healthy Living to try to get them to honor their Lifetime Warranty and I jumped through their hoops and did their diagnostics.

The first thing they did was try to sell me a cuff. They didn't diagnose the problem and asked if I wanted to take a chance on buying a cuff. I purchased these blood pressure monitors because of the Samsung name and the promise of a Lifetime Warranty.

They told me they could not honor the warranty unless I had proof of purchase (receipt). There was no mention on the packaging that a receipt was necessary to have the warranty honored; however, that information was only disclosed in the manual and you had to open the box to get the manual to read the warranty terms and if you do that in Sam's Club, you have the potential to lose your membership.

I would like the company to honor their contract with me when I purchased their product. If you had to have a receipt to honor the warranty, it should have been disclosed on the packaging so that the consumer could make an informed decision. As I do not have the receipt and Sam's only keeps a record of your transactions for two years, there is no way for me to retrieve it. I have purchased items from Logitech and Microsoft with multiyear warranties and all they require is for individuals to return the product and they ship a current item to replace it. This is what I would like to happen in this instance.

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Bad Consumer Service/Tech Support
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I HAVE A Samsung BD-C5500/XAA BLU-RAY PLAYER THAT WOULD MALFUNCTION WHEN PLAYING A DVD, CALLED SUPPORT, AND WAS TOLD TO SHIP IT IN FOR REPAIRS. I SHIPPED IT,3 WEEKS LATER I RECEIVED IT BACK. A DAY LATER IT IS MALFUNCTIONING AGAIN, CALLED SUPPORT AND ASKED IF IT COULD BE REPLACED AND WAS TOLD I WOULD HAVE TO SHIP IT AGAIN BEFORE SAMSUNG COULD REPLACE IT,"TWO REPAIRERS ARE NEEDED BEFORE REPLACING" AND "IF IT COULD NOT BE REPLACED, WOULD I SETTLE FOR AN UPGRADE". I SAID "I WOULD, BECAUSE WHEN I ORDERED THIS MODEL I THOUGHT IT WAS BUILT-IN WIRELESS AND IT WAS NOT, SO SURE I'D LIKE THE UPGRADE". I SHIPPED THE PLAYER BACK A 2ND TIME AND I WAITED, TRACKED IT ONLINE, SAW THAT IT HAD ARRIVED. AFTER THREE WEEKS I CALLED(04/13/2011) AND WAS TOLD IT HAD BEEN REPAIRED, SHIPPED AND WOULD BE AT MY HOUSE BY THE AFTERNOON OF THE 14Th. WHEN IT WAS NOT AT THE HOUSE THAT AFTERNOON, I CALLED SAMSUNG TO FIND OUT WHY, AFTER TALKING TO FOUR "E.C.R."(EXECUTIVE customer REP.) AND REPEATING THIS WHOLE STORY TO EACH OF THEM I WAS TOLD BY THE LAST "E. C.R." THAT MY PLAYER HAD NOT BEEN SHIPPED BUT HAD BEEN DAMAGED IN TRANSIT TO THE REPAIR FACILITY.

I HAD BEEN WAITING FOR MY PLAYER AND NO ONE BOTHERED TO E-MAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW THIS!! I WAS INFORMED THAT SAMSUNG WILL SEND ME THE SAME MODEL OF PLAYER IF ONE CAN BE FOUND IN STOCK, NOT AN UPGRADE LIKE I HAD BEEN LED TO BELIEVE. I TOLD THE "E.C.R" THAT SAMSUNG COULD JUST KEEP THE PLAYER OF THE SAME MODEL (Samsung BD-C5500/XAA) IF AN UPGRADE WOULD NOT BE OFFERED.

NEEDLESS TO SAY I AM NOT PLEASED WITH THE WAY IT ALL TURNED OUT. I WILL REPEAT THIS STORY TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT I DID.

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Samsung's warranty not worth paper printed on
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Another life lesson: Do NOT purchase a Samsung Plasma TV! 8 months ago we bought a SAMSUNG 58 in. PLASMA for nearly

$2,000. TV looked like fireworks went off inside. Wolf's Service Center sent a guy to take pics, were sent to New

Jersey where they viewed & DENIED our warranty So... we are just screwed..Why can't they just send a tech to look at

it? It hasn't ever been moved or touched! There's not a scratch on it, They say it was "impacted". As I understand

it, this is a common problem of denying warranties for "panels" and they will not replace it as they allegedly say

they do. The TV has never been touched or moved in the less than 8 months we've had it. It's the weirdest spider

pattern INSIDE the screen... Not a scratch on the system itself or the glass...Just the inside.
By examining these pictures you can see why it APPEARS something has "impacted" the screen. If you examine the glass,

however, you see it's on the inside and there's not a scratch, mark or blemish of any sort from the outside. This

happened on the INSIDE when I was viewing a basketball game on ESPN. I do not ever TOUCH the TV except for dusting

with a blue shammy that was provided. It hasn't been moved in any way since being set up by the store where it was

purchased. What could cause such an event?
Lesson learned I guess. Next time have to get a different TV, but will be armed with questions and likelihood that

watching an NCAA basketball game will cause it to go bye-bye. Now I've received an estimate for replacing the panel:

$1350.00. I've also been given the option (how thoughtful) of purchasing a new one for $1399.00. Wow... BTW - I

purchased the TV at Video Only here in Portland, and until this horrifying experience had great experiences. I'm

not sure I can blame them for selling the flawed TV, but what Samsung is doing in my mind constitutes "fraud". Looks

like an attorney will now have to be involved and we'll go after both Samsung AND Video Only.

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Samsung Has Taken Very Good Care Of This Repeat Customer
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KENDALLVILLE, INDIANA -- Purchased TV at HHgregg in Ft. Wayne,Indiana on December of 2006.They offered me an extended warranty (service agreement) for about $450 and I declined because of the high cost. The TV started shutting off on its own right out of the 12 month factory warranty period.

Contacted Samsung and they immediately resolved the issue for me (out of warranty mind you) with no out of pocket expense being incurred by me. They sent a service tech to my home and replaced the part that was causing the issue.

They even offered to provide me with a six month warranty to cover the parts and labor in case I had the same issue again.(I accepted)

A few weeks ago I started having an issue with spots appearing on the screen and can only explain it as looking like stars in the sky but only on my what used to be beautiful 1080p screen. I called Samsung and they informed me that my warranty had long been expired but offered to have someone higher up the food chain look at my complaint and call me within a week to let me know their final verdict. A few days labor Samsung called to let me know that they had decided to offer to pay for any parts needed to repair my three year old television. They set up the service for me (in home) and I paid a labor fee of $250 for the repair. I thought it was a little pricey to get the DLP fixed until the service man told my wife that the parts cost over $800 and it included a new bulb that cost $200 or more itself. I am watching Discovery HD now on my 1080p DLP and it is amazing.

I am very happy with Samsung and just purchased a 46" 1080p Samsung LCD to hang in my front room and I will not buy any brand other than Samsung because they have gone out of their way to make this consumer happy. I am getting ready to buy a couple of their Blu-Ray players to hook up to my two great Samsung TV's !!!!!

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