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Free Bumper...What A Joke!!!

Free Bumper...What A Joke!!!

I get on the free bumper app, order it...just got notification today mine won't ship until October 8...

 

LOL you will have to buy one in the meantime before your free one shows up...

 

What a mess....two month wait for a free item??? LOL I'll just pay for my Speck case.

 

Nice PR stunt...fail.

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Professor

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J_and_R_fo_life wrote:

It IS just like every other phone out there in that even with the technology, it's not going to be perfect. But for the price the customers pay, it should darn well be close to perfect.


You should drop into the Nokia n900 forums and see what people say about that $600 smart phone. It's a lot of things, but close to perfect isn't one of them Smiley Wink

 

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Hi all,

Is there a survey on who does and does not see the deathgrip effect ?

Thanks,

 

 

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Um...yeah. Comparing prices, the IPhone is actually $100-150 more than other smartphones out there. And I paid a little more than $199 for the IPhone...and being a student, that's not exactly cheap. So "out the wazoo" was an appropriate statement I believe.

 

The root of the problem doesn't lie solely with Apple. It's political in that companies are quick to take your money in getting what they need but take their sweet time in getting you what you need.

 

Again, just because something is free doesn't mean it should lack quality. Is that how you feel about Veteran Healthcare? Because from the sound of it, you would tell a WWII vet that because his healthcare is free, his family shouldn't complain that the wait times are long, the patient care is poor, the meds don't work, the surgeries are botched and because it's free, he shouldn't expect to be treated like a human being. 

 

I realize it may seem like I veered off subject, but I can't stand hearing people say that "free is free, so quit complaining."

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J_and_R_fo_life wrote:

Um...yeah. Comparing prices, the IPhone is actually $100-150 more than other smartphones out there. And I paid a little more than $199 for the IPhone...and being a student, that's not exactly cheap. So "out the wazoo" was an appropriate statement I believe.

 


Where are you seeing smartphones comparable to the iPhone for $50?

 

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Yeah, personally, I don't buy things I can't afford, or place unrealistically high standard such as 'perfection' on man made things. If buying something for a certain price is tantamount to "selling one's soul," then I'd say it's probably something he or she shouldn't have bought in the first place. But that's just me. I'm older than the typical student, but I learned long before I stopped being one that there's no such thing as perfection in any case. For those who are having problems, there are a few remedies. Wait for the free bumper or case, buy a case on your own, return it for full refund within the 30 day return period, etc. come to mind. As always, doing neither and continuing to complain is still available. And well used.
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you're absolutely right....there is little perfection anywhere. however i'm getting the impression that some of you just come here to {word filter evasion} at people who came to vent. my intentions were in replying to this:

 


 

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you are really going to complain about getting something free? completely free. don't have to pay shipping, nothing? these were 30$ plus shipping. lol comon man. plus every smartphone has an antenna that goes in and out when you cover it. people are making a huge deal out of nothing just because its apple and an iphone. if it was any other phone no one would have said anything.


 

Consumer reports blasted Apple and to avoid lawsuits, they tried to make a peace offering with the Case Program. However, when you're charging people's credit cards and telling them they have to wait 6-8 weeks for a case, customers realize the lack of integrity. I haven't even gotten my phone yet and may NEVER have any problems with it. I'm simply sharing my understanding of treatment that many consumers experience. Someone here and there is going to have a problem with the way an issue is handled. You can't please everyone. And I don't expect my phone to be perfect by any means. All I'm saying is that a company should do all they can to appease a PAYING CUSTOMER short of paying them out of their pocket. People on here are putting Apple up on a pedestal and freaking out when people start complaining that there are issues. Reading this entire topic just proves my point. Customers who have issues with the phone come here to vent and talk amongst others experiencing the same in hopes that they may get ideas on how to handle the problem or gain knowledge through someone else's mistake. But those of you who think the product is flawless come on here and rip everyone else for bashing a bad experience. So because a customer service agent was rude to me and refused to cancel my order means I should go with a Nokia? It's alright to complain about how a company has handled something and still use their services. Sometimes the benefits outweigh the risks. 

Again...just because it's free doesn't mean people should have to wait 2-3 months for it. The program expires September 30. Funny....they'll probably still have them on backorder long after people are no longer able to apply for them.

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Yep. Either way, good luck in finding that perfect phone. The one that's "flawless," and has zero problems.
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Hey SLK,

Why is it so hard for you to admit that iPhone 4's "fault" is the antannae placement problem.  Like with all things, good in theory, but not practical.  Stop hatin the disappointed iphone4 users.  Gessh,

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Jackal30 wrote:

Hey SLK,

Why is it so hard for you to admit that iPhone 4's "fault" is the antannae placement problem.  Like with all things, good in theory, but not practical.  Stop hatin the disappointed iphone4 users.  Gessh,


really - you are a antenna design engineer and have reviewed the specifications and formula's used for the antenna placement yop br able to verify that this asi actually a design fault - or are you just going by speculation? You do realize that not everyone is complaining about the antenna issue. have numerous friends that have the 4 and have not expierenced the issue. 

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Not an engineer but a scientist never-the-less.  So Comusmer report was a lie ?  my own eyes are lying to me ?  1000s of other users are lying ?  All have said this occurrs when iphone is fully enclosed by the hand and doens't occur to iphones level by other smartphones.  It is what is it.  It's DATA and only ppl's interpretations are askewed !  I'm learning to live with it w/o the free case that this thread is about.

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Jackal30 wrote:

Not an engineer but a scientist never-the-less.  So Comusmer report was a lie ?  my own eyes are lying to me ?  1000s of other users are lying ?  All have said this occurrs when iphone is fully enclosed by the hand and doens't occur to iphones level by other smartphones.  It is what is it.  It's DATA and only ppl's interpretations are askewed !  I'm learning to live with it w/o the free case that this thread is about.


600K sold first day, state count so 3 million sold worldwide and 1000's complaining, as a scientist you should be able to do the math to get the percentage of true complaints. Never said it was a lie - you should not read into statements what you want to see. It is way overblown by the media 

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Here's most ppl's rational thinking. 

1) My iphone attenuates signal when held by hand but I either have a case or live few miles away from a cell tower; therefore, my calls don't drop so it must be an overblown problem.

2) I have attenuation of signal and sometime I get my calls dropped.  Others have demonstrated/explained the reason for this therefore, a problem exists !

 

Which one are you ?

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Jackal30 wrote:

Here's most ppl's rational thinking. 

1) My iphone attenuates signal when held by hand but I either have a case or live few miles away from a cell tower; therefore, my calls don't drop so it must be an overblown problem.

2) I have attenuation of signal and sometime I get my calls dropped.  Others have demonstrated/explained the reason for this therefore, a problem exists !

 

Which one are you ?


That is a classic example of a false dichotomy. You're assuming there are only those two choices when there could be others, such as:

 

3) I have experienced no attentuation of signal problems at all, so others who are experiencing the problem must be doing something wrong, or are unfortunate enough to have a handset that has a problem.

 

 

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Starfall wrote:

That is a classic example of a false dichotomy. You're assuming there are only those two choices when there could be others, such as:

 

3) I have experienced no attentuation of signal problems at all, so others who are experiencing the problem must be doing something wrong, or are unfortunate enough to have a handset that has a problem.

 


 

So what I'm not understanding is the fact that those of you posting on this forum who aren't experiencing said problems are clearly creepers. If you aren't experiencing the discussed issues, then good for you, you got a flawless phone. So go away. And those of us who are must be doing something wrong? Yeah...holding the phone up to your ear to talk into it...the same way millions of people have done in the past ever since Bell invented the telephone is INCORRECT HANDLING of the phone. Give me a freakin break. Funny how you guys are saying that the media has blown it out of proportion. If that was the case, Apple wouldn't have wasted their breath calling a conference to recognize the issue. They would've just laughed it off and made "no comment". But again....like I've been saying...everyone expects a cheap { word filter evasion } phone to mess up, drop calls, etc. And even though, the iphone isn't flawless, dropped calls should be the last thing an apple or at&t customer has to worry about. Of all the things that could go wrong with the tech-advanced phone, it's an antennae issue? That's why people are upset. You don't pay top dollar for something this easily fixable to go wrong. 

 

But for those of you who aren't having issues with your iphone, congratulations. Now why are you creeping on these topics if it has nothing to do with you? Bored? Need drama? Or are the at&t apple forums the only thing you know how to do on your iphones?

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Your #3 is disputing the fact that "all" antanenae attenuates signal when shorted (Apple's word).  You are refuting the fact that when iPhone 4 is enclosed by left hand, reception decreases (yes or no ?).  Comsumer Reports demonstrated this FACT.  You are inducing (not deducing) that since yours do not drop calls that there is no attenuation of signal.  Very FAULTY logic indeed.

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